Before each upgrade I'm like "ooh, I should upload my build after this". But then I always have more ideas. Never seems finished y'know
4 years later and I still check for messages! I've done quite a few upgrades since, now sporting a R7 1700 on an MSI B450M Mortar. After selling the 6600k and mobo it cost me like £15 lmao. Got a really good deal on the parts (amazon warehouse 20% off!).
Micro atx case now with 2x240mm rad custoom loop and an alphacool GPU block, looking at modding my case to fit a third 240mm rad in! XD
Oh, and an Nvme drive (so fast!).
Would like some new ram, 2x8Gb B-die tbh.
My AOC is still going strong, £50 well spent XD. Wish I had Freesync but whatev'.
Respect for the aftermarket gpu cooler. +1
Can I ask one favor?
Could you measure the dimensions of the case for me? Height, Width and Depth. I don't trust what the spec sheet says lol.
Thanks, it looks a lot different now. Still got the 6600k and 480 but now they're both in a custom loop :) Never got round to uploading it though I probably will when I upgrade the CPU and mobo!
So sorry, I won't be able to answer your question.
I use driver booster for installing all drivers (except GPU) never had a problem (yet!). I've only ever used the free version but I would say it's a good program.
Have a look in resource monitor on the disk tab. Sort the disk activity window (bottom half) and see if anything has a really high Read, Write, Total or response time.
From there we can figure out what is causing the issue and fix it.
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Yeah bengy's right. That's a half USB port connector. Plug it into a USB header on your motherboard, one row will be left unconnected.
Thank you for the screenshots.
Try using Asrock A-tuning or Ryzen master and see if either of those will let you OC.
The memory thing is normal. A small amount of space is reserved for various reasons and so isn't usable to Windows.
Normally I'd expect to see 7.8 or 7.9Gb available but it may be that your configuration needs more reserved for dual channel.
(legonate makes a good point about the iGPU too)
In regards to overclocking AMDs site says it's unlocked. Screenshots would be needed to help much further (unless someone familiar with the bios is around).
Yes it will work.
However, it will run at 2400MHz not 3000MHz as that board does not support overclocking. (Anything beyond 2400MHz for DDR4 requires a board that allows overclocking eg: Z170/Z270 etc)
I don't think a 4 bit shift register cuts it as a microprocessor.
The 9080 was their first actual microprocessor which is what the OP was asking.
There's nothing wrong with it. There's always a small amount of ram that is hardware reserved meaning it's not usable to Windows.
My PC shows 7.9Gb instead of 8Gb for example, it's completely normal no need to worry.
Yeah, I'd use the outputs from the GPU for sure.
There will be an adapter cable that will sort you out however you decide you want to connect it. (Just avoid using VGA as it's an analogue signal)
US shipping only.
US shipping only.
Update: he got a CX500M cheap from a friend and all is good now.
This thread goes into plenty of detail about everything:
Just read everything in the post before you make an attempt if this is your first time and you don't understand what most things mean.
If the voltage is dropping a lot at idle when the CPU downclocks itself and you don't want it to. You'd need to set fixed voltage and turn off C-states (to fix the CPU at the max frequency.).
If the voltages fluctuates a little depending on load then you need to tinker with LLC.
You know what. You might be onto something...
Despite the system working fine without the GPU installed?
Edit: I know what you mean and there could be some crazy thing going on but we've agreed it's worth getting a better PSU and keeping that one especially considering he's planning on upgrading and you never know what you'll end up with. I had a 780ti for a bit, I wouldn't have been able to power it if I had cheaped out.
Gpu works fine, just tested it in a different PC. Seems to be a good Ocer
He brought it round and it works just fine. OCs very well too.
Good to hear they have something planned.
It works just fine without the GPU and yeah I agree he didn't look anything up. He doesn't have a lot of money and wanted to get something running with the intention of upgrading later. As you can tell that's backfired.
It works just fine without the gpu installed.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
A 350W is a bad idea with an Rx 580 regardless.
It's ok, it's my PC. Not yours, personally I quite like it.
It's actually changed up a bit since my last update, I'm now in a even worse airflow case but I'm planning on watercooling my gpu to fix that. Also, I've got an Rx 580 now thanks to a Vbios change.
It's now in a blue case with a nice blue LED fan in the back. I up sized a bit to micro-atx to potentially accommodate an upgrade to AM4 similar to you. (I had a look at your part lists :P ) Would probably get an Asrock Taichi cause I'd want to see how good an OC I can get.
I do currently but here's a little story.
Bought a 128Gb SSD near christmas for another PC but only got round to installing it and transferring everything the other weekend. The first time I cloned the disk it didn't work but it did the second time. I wiped the original HDD after I checked everything seemed OK and moved the documents etc off. I powered the system off for the night and came back the next day to finish up.
Logged on etc fine and left it for a few mins as I was doing work on my own PC at the time. I went to open chrome and windows was frozen, the mouse worked but not the keyboard. After a minute it BSODed with CRITIcAL PROCESS DIED. Upon restarting I was informed there was no bootable drive.
After about 2 total disk writes and a day of usage the SSD had died. I hadn't even finished moving stuff off it before it died. The replacement is on its way right now.
So yes, backup your files and keep all important files on a HDD. You never know when your SSD may spontaneously die like that one did.
Either of those are good picks.
Ok, can you open resource monitor, click on the disk tab and look at the second section in the middle (disk activity).
Sort by Total (B/sec) and Response time and tell me which process is staying at or near the top. This way we can see what is using up all the disk time.
Open command prompt and type:
I had a weird thing where WPR (windows performance reporting) was using 100% of disk time for no reason. As soon as I used that command it stopped. After a few days the problem went away.
Though last night I had a dream that I won something so funny of you to post this.
It'll be fine. As long as you can't see any gold and it's well secured there's no problem
The PC still works fine but I need to fix this ASAP.
The PC still works fine but I need to fix this ASAP.
No real problem then. If the sticking out tab over the display ports is flush with the case where you screw it in then you're fine.
I never said that,
"the 480 is the faster card nowadays and with the extra 2gb VRAM"
VRAM and memory capcacity doesn't matter until you don't have enough at which point it's a really big problem.
Whilst I don't know much VRAM various games use I agree with your general idea as 6gb seems to do for now. But, as you said maybe not in the future.
I have the 480 but both cards are very good 1080p/ light 1440p cards.
Neither is more suited for gaming, however, the 480 is the faster card nowadays and with the extra 2gb VRAM.
Just be warned the Rx 580 and 570 are coming out real soon offering better clocks and about the same price.
I use to have really bad interference too. I changed cases and it went away. Since then (and still do) I plug everything into the rear audio jacks.
You may be able to reduce it by routing the cable differently. Avoid your PSU mainly.
I think you misunderstood so I made a picture to better describe my idea.
I found the extra cable by searching "USB internal adapter"
Would something like that work? Plug one end into a USB port on the back and run the cable into the case then connect your AIO.
You know what would be better?
There's enough of it about now and I think it looks pretty cool. DDR4 really doesn't need active airflow, it's so low power.
Not as good as mine! :D
Been running mine at 4.5 with a 150mV offset since I got it. On my really bad Asrock board. Reported voltage whilst loaded is 1.2 to 1.25V. Have run it briefly at 4.8GHz set at 1.4V but my board isn't good enough as I get some much lower voltage under load.
If anyone has a Micro-atx or Itx Z170 board I will gladly accept it and push past 4.8GHz
? I don't have a 1060...
Gonna go out on a limb and say it's not worth buying the 'best' 1060.
However here are the top 3 highest clocked 1060s Link
Just selected "Gtx 1060 6Gb" from the left and sorted by clock speed.
The Be Quiet! Dark base (pro) 900 can do everything you said. 3x140mm fans in the front and reversible mobo tray.
Also got options for a tempered glass window.
Just make sure to get the SMART status of it first. That should indicate it's health
Honestly a 240/280 aio and deliding the CPU replacing the paste with liquid metal is the best bet.
The stock paste is pretty horrendous this time round. Deliding isn't hard or very risky with the special deliding tool.
They're standardised so there shouldn't be any problems.
The clip on the psu connector goes over the bump on the motherboards connector.
Look at the pattern of squares and rounded squares on both ends and line them up
I feel 120gb ssd's are the minimum size you should buy which can have windows and a few games and programs.
240+Gb drives are normally quite a bit better gb/$ and can store quite a few games and stuff.
I agree with the prices you have proposed there.
Also bear in mind the Mobos will most likely be cheap compared to Intels due to PGA socket etc.
Less than 10% if there's a drop at all.
Specifically on the X99 platform.
Mainstream. Nothing. 95%sure on that one