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Comment reply on Forum Topic "3200 or 3600 speed?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Two sticks

Four sticks is harder on the IMC to drive

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3200 or 3600 speed?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You will not run 4x8 at that speed on Ryzen without some serious effort.

That kit is also CJR (I own it), and so be prepared for that.

The reason 3200 14-14-14 is so expensive is because its b-die, and binned b-die. High demand, and not amazing supply.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "9900K 5ghz Whea Logger 19 appeared after 2 months. Question."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen is also boosting the core doing the work, not changing turbo profiles.

Changing the turbo ratios on Intel does nothing since windows balances the loads across cores and ruins the 1-2 core turbo

Comment reply on Forum Topic "9900K 5ghz Whea Logger 19 appeared after 2 months. Question."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.reddit.com/r/overclocking/wiki/faq

For all for voltage values

More voltage is the tldr of that error

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Nearly perfect! H510 Elite"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Gonna say it

Looks absolutely terrible for airflow

You have a small cutout that is a 90 degree turn from the fans for the entire front intake airlfow

Which doesn't work well

But if you want the tempered glass front then you lose airflow.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RAM voltages"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Ignore it

Intel specification for memory is generally much lower than possible, and many people (including I) daily 1.5v for memory on Coffeelake / Coffeelake-R without any issues.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which RTX 2070 to choose?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Turing failing was an issue only for the Founders Edition 2080ti, and some Founders Edition 2080

The other dying cards from other companies were well into the standard rates, and the dying 2080ti have all but been resolved. It also seemed to be an issue with the reference PCB, but the most accurate guess is that the VRAM solder was failing, and it would seem to be fixed if you reflow the solder (got it hot), it just wouldn’t last.

The Zotac one would be perfectly fine, haven’t heard anything negative about their customer support before.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "QVL “Native”?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

IMC and core quality are entirely separate

Your motherboard also plays a huge role on memory overclocking

Comment reply on Forum Topic "QVL “Native”?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s the JEDEC bin that it’s using (I’m guessing).

Since Skylake (and other architects based on it) only support up to JEDEC 2666, I wouldn’t worry.

Now Zen 2 will support up to the 3200 JEDEC bin, which means if your RAM supports it on that CPU, it will default to it instead of 2133, etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can a Ryzen 5 2600 handle a RTX 2070?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Average FPS is a worthless metric to gameplay

Reviewers who only show average FPS also can be disregarded for all information, a 1200 / 2200G will not be the smoothest experience at any resolution.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for a video card for non-gaming build with 3 ports/Single slot"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

single slot

You do what that means?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for a video card for non-gaming build with 3 ports/Single slot"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like the 1050ti is the most recent single slot GPU

It does have three outputs

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can a Ryzen 5 2600 handle a RTX 2070?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It will be an pretty rough experience

Plenty of games still use CPU particles, etc and will have large FPS drops on lower end CPUs

Just because it’s 4k doesn’t mean you can cheap out on the CPU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Replacing AIO Fans"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Look up reviews that compare fans in a controlled benchmark

You might not see similar numbers, but controlling for volume gives a good metric

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Replacing AIO Fans"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Static pressure is a worthless metric to look at due to it being recorded differently for each fan manufacturer.

>2000rpm will be loud, unless you are willing to drop big bucks on nocuta (A12x25)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2.5" SSD vs NVME M.2"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You have to access steam to validate the game at least once

Then it might require every month or something like that

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2.5" SSD vs NVME M.2"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Don’t do anything to get your account closed down, simple enough.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair Vengeance 3200Mhz Compatibility"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes it’s possible, not the most recommended configuration.

You will want to match the sticks to channels, so the 8GB sticks go in the one channel and the 4GB go into the other. Generally slots are labeled to make it easy, A1, B1, A2, B2 or some variant. It’s why you are recommended to put RAM sticks in a certain configuration with 2 sticks.

If not, you will have issues with dual channel and the mismatch configuration, not sure how AMD handles it buts it’s not recommended.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel Core i7-8700 Cpu Cooler?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

Yes you need a heatsink.

Since it’s locked, almost anything will work.

Something like a Hyper 212 is cheap and better than the stock cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Installing W 10 without junk."

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless you want to download a server / enterprise variant of windows, no.

You have to do it by hand.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hey skill"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Literally any pair of stereo headphones

Situational audio depend more on the games sound engine then your hardware as long as your setup isn’t terrible.

Games like Apex Legend will always be bad with any pair of headphones due to its horrible audio engine

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair Vengeance 3200Mhz Compatibility"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you mean you just want to switch to the 2x8GB white sticks instead of your current 2x4GB?

If so, should be perfectly fine.

Ryzen has little problems with RAM compatibility with an updated motherboard BIOS

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New G502 Lightspeed? Legit?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

It’s a legit product

Hasn’t been announced yet by Logitech but they released it in Asian markets

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it worth delidding a 9600K?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need to lap your 9th gen CPUs.

A delid and direct die is easy enough, there are a few companies selling stuff that dissolves solder to easily remove it.

If you can't do 5.0ghz+ at a reasonable voltage (1.3v or so) you got a dud of a 9600k.

5.1ghz does take some luck if you want a decent voltage, but it should be possible.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I9-9900K RAM compatibility Question"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I wasn't really talking about 3200mhz

But 3200mhz tight on 4 sticks is still a challenge on Intel.

But, no companies are binning RAM to its limit for XMP profiles, so as long as he is reasonable it won't have any issues.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rip My Build"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I meant did you overclock, etc

And what post code is it stopping on?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rip My Build"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What exactly happened to break it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Patriot DDR4 16GB 3400MHz Kit RAM (2x8) for $92 + Free Shipping"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

3733mhz 17-21-21-41 will be CJR not B-Die

Just warning people who want binned B-Die for cheap.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I9-9900K RAM compatibility Question"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

2x16GB would be dual rank sticks in dual channel

4x8GB would be single rank (normally) sticks in dual channel that due to having 4 sticks would be dual rank in dual channel (effectively).

Dual rank does have a nice gain over single rank in read / writes but since both will be in dual rank, you will see similar performance.

2x16GB might be easier on the IMC, and the chance of one stick holding back the other 1 or 3 is less. But due to the 9900k having one of the strongest IMCs, you will be held back by your motherboard generally in memory overclocking. Since he is only running a non hardcore XMP, he shouldn’t have any issues.

Realistically the 9900k will have zero issues doing 3200mhz XMP profiles on 2x16 or 4x8.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WD BLACK SN750 NVME SSD SALE! First post had to share!"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

It performs equally as drives that get double the capacity for the same price.

And SSD performance is meaningless past a point, since it becomes literal tenths of a second at best.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WD BLACK SN750 NVME SSD SALE! First post had to share!"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Bad deal

I can buy a 1TB NVMe drive and a heatsink for not much more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My Son Needs Help.. Possible Power Supply Issue.."

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If you didn't swap out the cables you probably killed the motherboard

Sending 12v down the wrong pin will easily fry whatever is on the other end.

If you got lucky, it would only have risked the CPU and not both the CPU and motherboard.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PSU can't provide enough power when playing intensive games"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Most 1080s will do 225-250w at max

Unless you download the XOC bios it will never do above 250w

Most PSUs will not shut off the second you hit max capacity, but it will if you sustain it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I5 3570K vs I7 3770K"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Not in this day and age unless you find one for super cheap.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PSU can't provide enough power when playing intensive games"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Its pretty budget compared to other more recent PSUs

I can't find his review, so he must have deleted it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for 27" to 29" TN or IPS Panel with Pivot & Height Adjustable."

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Buy the monitor you want and a basic VESA mount for the stand.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My wallet cries but my blender and maya animations render in less than 12 years (hopefully)"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

There is a few issues

The 2990WX has a lot of issues in a lot of workloads due to NUMA, and for anyone building an overall workstation machine I would recommend a 2950X or a 9980XE.

Now you most like likely won’t need 128GB of RAM for a blender machine.

Oh, and get a cooler built for TR4 if you go for it. The coldplate needs to cover the entire IHS

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My ultra small secret"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

All GPUs use the 75w from PCIe

You will need some kind of external dock to use thunderbolt 3.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to balance DPI and Mouse Sensitivity?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Use the DPI native to your mouse sensor

The difference for gaming between 200 dpi and 12000 dpi for accuracy is incredibly small since making small movements like that is damn near impossible.

You want a slower sensitivity anyways

You can move your arm more for large distances, trying to make fine movements at a high sensitivity is harder since you are moving your mouse millimeters.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "5 time beeps"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Check your manual to find out what 5 beeps means?

It’s probably no output detected

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PSU can't provide enough power when playing intensive games"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a pretty bad PSU

I’m guessing it’s tripping OCP of some sorts

You really shouldn’t cheap out on a PSU

Comment reply on gosBusta's Completed Build: All Black Performance Rig

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The actual GPU is really thin

That is the PCB + backplate

Rest of a GPU is literally just heatsink

Comment reply on Forum Topic "When is the new Intel Processor Launching and is it worth waiting? (Subjective)"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel can’t do much more on Skylake

The die already has four cores that were never intended shoved onto it and you can see that to keep the same clocks it results in massive power draws and insane thermals.

Cooling 200w on Bulldozer wasn’t hard, cooling 200w on Coffeelake R takes a beefy cooler.

If Intel tries to shove two more cores into the same die area, I would expect a frequency drop. Keeping 10c 20t above 4.5ghz across all cores is going to be an insane power draw with even worse thermal problems

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen and RAM speed scaling benchmarks"

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

DDR5 / DDR5 are entirely different to GDDR5

More memory bandwidth and lower latencies (faster frequency / lower timings) will help with any CPU task that involves RAM

Generally it is the most noticeable with 1% and 0.1% FPS in gaming benchmarks instead of average FPS.

Overclocking your GPU’s memory is different to system RAM overclocking

Comment reply on Forum Topic "False price on PSU"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1045610-new-psu-tier-list/

This is pretty good, I would aim for the A or higher tier

Something like the SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold is generally pretty cheap and its a good PSU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "False price on PSU"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a pretty mediocre PSU anyways

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$63 2700x"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

It was a scam

To know

Seller has stock imagines or generic used imagines, and somehow has multiple products

They then go and buy keys the second the transaction completes and PayPal or Ebay eats the cost while you get no product

Has a tendency to happen on really old Ebay accounts that got compromised

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i9-9900k not listed"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

or could have been sold out in the vendors he is using

Comment reply on Forum Topic "32G memory recommendation"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It runs slower because running dual rank (Generally 16GB+ sticks or 4 sticks in a dual channel board) is much harder on the IMC.

You do see some gains in read / writes / copies but its nothing amazing when around JEDEC speeds.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "need to vent... corsair mis-binned my memory"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Fun fact

XMP is not a required to work on any motherboard

Its a "This stick will run this"

Not a "this stick will run this on your motherboard"

Now looking at your build, you should be able to do XMP fine. But its again not required.

You can quote garbage about QVL, but honestly its Intel so QVL is meaningless.

Also getting a bad product is not "mis-binning", Corsair makes millions of sticks, accidents happen

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