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Refining my overclocked i5-2500k

02 December 2017 - 05:37 PM

I have overclocked my CPU using the following bios settings:

CPU Multiplier x45
BCLK: 100mhz
Short and Long duration: 230/200.
core current limit 200
Vcore: OFFSET mode +0.020Volts
Load line calibration: LEVEL 4
Spread spectrum disabled
SpeedStep: on

Everything else left alone, mostly on auto.


I ran a torture test with Prime95 and found that I have to stop it due to temperature issues. What can I do to reduce my top end temperatures? Is there anything that seems off, or too much voltage?

New Keyboard to replace my 20yr old dinosaur

01 December 2017 - 12:12 PM

My keyboard is not letting me hit W + A + Shift.... uncool... So I'm getting rid of this 1996 keyboard and getting a new one. I will use it mostly for gaming, and would like to be able to create macros for it. Looking for some recommendations, since I haven't bought one in 20 years. Also, I prefer one that is less noise for the key clicks, I've heard some can be loud. 


What do you guys/gals recommend??

Small upgrade possible, or need to go complete?

19 November 2017 - 12:27 PM

I'm looking to boost my performance, nothing too crazy. I've been playing PUBG and really don't like how choppy it's running, so it has motivated me to upgrade. Some of this stuff is pretty old so I know I have to change a bunch. What is a cheap (less than $350) option to get more out of this system... But more to the point, can I get away with a cheap upgrade? Or is it not really worth it and I should prepare to invest in a full upgrade?
Current system:
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge @ 3.3GHz
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5
G.SKILL Sniper Series (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS 320GB
Samsung 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s (SSD)
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD
Samsung SH-S183L
Antec Nine Hundred
Silverstone SST-ST75ZF 750W
Update: Purchased GTX 1060 6GB :: Will be OC'ing CPU to ~4.5 GHz

Setting up network using WAP

14 January 2016 - 09:58 AM

I'm running Verizon Fios at home and need to get better wireless coverage around the house. Preferably I would like to use 1 SSID, so tablets and such could seamlessly transition as someone moves about. I have attempted this by running a Ethernet cable to the top floor (Fios modem/router is in basement) and hooking it to a router which sits next to my home server (TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND).


I spoke with the customer service at TP-Link before buying to confirm it would work, they said it would be fine, just turn off DHCP on router2 and set a static IP outside the range of the Fios modem (ex: I did this... it consistently fails after a day or couple days, but does seem to work before failing.


So I tried customer service again to work the issue out and the next guy had me use (keeping DHCP on)... This didn't work either, and nothing down stairs could connect to the server or anything upstairs.


I've been going at this a while and am at my wits end... so time to reach out for some proper help. OCC never lets me down =)


Side note: Should I just get another router that is more suited for functioning as an access point? I know some have the "run as access point" feature that might make solution more simple. If this is the suggestion, is there a particular model anyone suggests?

Getting wireless-LAN signal at far end of house using wireless access point

10 August 2015 - 12:01 PM

My house is a split level with the modem in the basement... this results in a pretty awful signal on the top floor. This is a problem since there are multiple devices trying to use the wireless-LAN from there. I tried using an extender, but that didn't work so well, the house is just badly shaped for it to work (plug locations are crap to top it off).


So my current idea is to run an ethernet cable from my modem to the office on the top level which has an Ubuntu server I setup for us to store files on. I would be connecting the ethernet cable to a wireless access point. That should enable devices and the server to get a strong wireless signal.. at least as I understand it.


Does this all make sense or will I run into a problem somewhere along the way? Just wanna make sure before I go spending the cash for the wireless access point.. Which brings me to the next question, does anyone have an inexpensive model they recommend?