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by EzioAs
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.
Replies: 20
Views: 3501

Re: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.

Already got a quote for how much it would cost to repair (around $30-$50), I suppose MSI will repair that? Or some third party? If the latter, would love to know how they do that. I mean, the trace looks pretty damaged. They will put in a new trace? Or bypass it with something like a trace cable? T...
by EzioAs
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.
Replies: 20
Views: 3501

Re: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.

Got my PC up and running with the Ryzen 5 3600, MSI B450 Tomahawk Max motherboard and a 16GB Crucial kit. Seems like new system is fine so far. After taking the old motherboard out, I found what seems to be a small burnt trace near an IC above the main PCIe (x16) slot, so I'm guessing it's the main ...
by EzioAs
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.
Replies: 20
Views: 3501

Re: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.

Hello TR gerbils, Before I tell the rest of the story, here are my current relevant PC specs. CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K RAM: 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600MHz (4x4GB) Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65 GPU: GTX 1060 6GB PSU: Corsair HX750i SSD: 250GB Crucial MX500 (Boot drive) HDDs: 1TB Samsung F3, 2T...
by EzioAs
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.
Replies: 20
Views: 3501

Re: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.

Yeah, I was thinking that it's a waste to get faster kits other than what the CPU/MOBO could handle at stock (which is 2666 MHz AFAIK), but faster kits is not really that more expensive and it's even getting harder to find 2666 MHz below kits. Maybe I should just consider getting faster ones then. ...
by EzioAs
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.
Replies: 20
Views: 3501

Re: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.

askbir001 wrote:
any updates here??


Not yet. Still don't have enough to replace anything. Hopefully, next month.
by EzioAs
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1445
Views: 56169

Re: Something's different...

Don't see it on the bug list or request list but I'd like to request you guys change the Hardware menu popup in the header from click to popup instead of hover.
by EzioAs
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Using a mobile device as a wifi hotspot
Replies: 1
Views: 1373

Re: Using a mobile device as a wifi hotspot

I'm not an iPhone user and this might be irrelevant because either you can't do it or you've tried it already but is there no way for you to disable auto-connect for the iDrive and/or Apple Car Play?
by EzioAs
Fri May 24, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: I'm looking for a mass-rename tool for files
Replies: 23
Views: 1941

Re: I'm looking for a mass-rename tool for files

I've always used Bulk Rename Utility for renaming multiple files quickly. I'm sure it can be used for folders as well.
by EzioAs
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.
Replies: 20
Views: 3501

Re: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.

Would a Ryzen 2600 and a B450 motherboard be a reasonable choice? The processor is priced similarly and the motherboard would be less expensive than the Intel option. Memory prices have come down so that 2x8 GiB of PC4-28800 (DDR4-3600) is priced attractively (US$105 for G.Skill F4-3600C19D-16GSXKB...
by EzioAs
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.
Replies: 20
Views: 3501

Re: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.

Anyone?
by EzioAs
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.
Replies: 20
Views: 3501

Re: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.

No, I'm actually in Malaysia. If you're looking for sites to browse, look at Lazada and Shopee though I should warn you that their search engine is quite horrid by modern standards. I can get some stuff on Amazon (some products do ship here) but I'll have to check the tax fees at the payment page.
by EzioAs
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.
Replies: 20
Views: 3501

Upgrading CPU, motherboard & RAM.

Hello TR gerbils, Before I tell the rest of the story, here are my current relevant PC specs. CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K RAM: 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600MHz (4x4GB) Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65 GPU: GTX 1060 6GB PSU: Corsair HX750i SSD: 250GB Crucial MX500 (Boot drive) HDDs: 1TB Samsung F3, 2TB...
by EzioAs
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Blizzcon
Replies: 81
Views: 5469

Re: Blizzcon

I didn't quite manage to catch up to what was announced but I'm really just focusing on the WCS Global Finals. Waking up at 4am is totally worth it for Match 1.
by EzioAs
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Interesting app behaviour change in latest W10.
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

Re: Interesting app behaviour change in latest W10.

I didn't think UWP apps go into suspended mode this quick in previous version though or am I wrong here? I've noticed it happening from 1803 onwards, although I don't know if its more due to the fact that Task Manager also shows a green leaf icon to indicate this, or whether the behaviour actually ...
by EzioAs
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Interesting app behaviour change in latest W10.
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

Re: Interesting app behaviour change in latest W10.

I didn't think UWP apps go into suspended mode this quick in previous version though or am I wrong here?

Also, as I said earlier, the Photos app was notorious in hogging memory even if it was suspended in prior to 1809.
by EzioAs
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Interesting app behaviour change in latest W10.
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

Interesting app behaviour change in latest W10.

This is more of a discussion than a question thread but I've noticed that the bundled UWP apps now go into suspended mode if they are minimized in W10 1809. If you check in Task Manager, apps like Groove, Films & TV, Photos , Maps & Mail all go into suspended mode and use very few memory in ...
by EzioAs
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 6209

Re: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?

The only thing I would be wary about is that the free drive cloning software provided by Crucial (a version of Acronis True Image) doesn't do a true clone, it changes the disk identifier and the volume serial numbers. RealVNC did not like this. Actually, it even changed the size of the MSR partitio...
by EzioAs
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 6209

Re: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?

Honestly a little hard to believe you held out until 2018. I understand not everyone has access to these components, or (necessarily) the funds to acquire them, but SSDs have been the norm for a long while now. Believe it. SSDs aren't really norm yet here, considering we don't get deals as good as ...
by EzioAs
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 6209

Re: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?

Here's a real thing to worry about: While you should always make sure that critical data are backed up no matter what kind of storage device you use, the failure mode of SSDs is often different than hard drives. In many situations, hard drives will give you all kinds of warnings that they are dying...
by EzioAs
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 6209

Re: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?

Be careful of whiplash from the speed. Congrats! Congrats on getting ~11 years out of your old HDD as well. That's pretty good! :lol: It's an old WD Blue 320 GB. Back then, I think manufacturers really make things to last, at least compared to these days. I suspect it won't last much longer though ...
by EzioAs
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 6209

Re: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?

If you're running Windows 10, it won't let you defrag it, so no worries there. And you'd have to write MASSIVE amounts of data to the drive before worrying about it wearing out, so again, no worries. So, it's not any time soon(ish) that I should be worried about? Good to know. Be careful of whiplas...
by EzioAs
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?
Replies: 62
Views: 6209

Just installed an SSD. Anything I should be wary of?

So I just got my first SSD installed. This is to replace my aging primary HDD (about 11 years now IIRC). I got the Crucial MX 500 250GB from Amazon, which is crazy because even plus shipping and everything, it's still cheaper compared to getting one in my country. I got this drive because I've seen ...
by EzioAs
Tue May 01, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: PSA: Windows April Update adds app specific audio playback device
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: PSA: Windows April Update adds app specific audio playback device

How do you assign specific device for specific app?

EDIT: Nevermind. I found it. For those wondering, Settings>System>Sound>App Volume and device preferences
by EzioAs
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update
Replies: 22
Views: 9147

Re: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update

I only seem to have issues with Bethesda software. Both Skyrim SE and Fallout 4 work fine with solid 60fps and then after an hour slowly start getting more and more laggy till I save, close and restart the game then it is fine again. I like the new windows 10 since it shows how much video ram is in...
by EzioAs
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update
Replies: 22
Views: 9147

Re: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update

I think there were problems with the overlay specifically, not Afterburner, when W10 was first released (in 2015) but it doesn't linger more than a couple months (probably).
by EzioAs
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update
Replies: 22
Views: 9147

Re: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update

MSI Afterburner is pretty much anti-crapware IMO. It serves its purpose with aplomb and bundles no junk. Am I missing something? It's one of the first things I install if I'm doing any GPU tweaking... I agree with this... Honestly, I don't think it's (mostly) Windows FCU or CU causing the issues. T...
by EzioAs
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update
Replies: 22
Views: 9147

Re: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update

I don't think I'm in the minority but I've never had any problems gaming with the Creators Update (or Fall Creators Update). And yes, I know me sharing this might not be helpful, but I don't think the issue is the Creators Update itself, there could be thousands of other possible culprit.
by EzioAs
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 143
Views: 25728

Re: Xbox One X

Xbox One family (original, S & X) now officially supports FreeSync.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevang ... a5b60948f8
by EzioAs
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Buying a console
Replies: 30
Views: 5678

Re: Buying a console

If those 2 are what you've considered, then just go with whatever you want and have the games you want. Honestly, i don't think you can go wrong with either because more games are multi-platforms these days. Yes, there are exclusive titles on both but if you're looking to play those exclusives, then...
by EzioAs
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Can we talk about Doki Doki Literature Club?
Replies: 31
Views: 2797

Re: Can we talk about Doki Doki Literature Club?

I played the game last month or so, because I've seen a lot of discussions about it. After playing the game myself and replaying (almost necessary to do so) a couple times, I can see the hype around it. It's kinda funny in it's own way.
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