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About cchalogamer

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  1. I'm a bit late to the party, but how's this (and yes I know it's not threadripper but meh) That's not exactly maxed out, but close for this CPU/mobo/ram combo With 4.325 on one CCX and 4.2 on the other three. It's on a X370 board, same one as the Ryzen 7 1700 in the list (it was @ 3.6).
  2. The DDR2 slot is only being used for power, the M.2 connection is the NGFF type (the kind SATA M.2 drives use) If you looks close the data traces on the board go to the SATA connection NOT the DDR side of the adapter. A quote from the product page "confirms" it with a rather poor translation: Not something I see a need for, but I'm sure someone needs it for some strange use case.
  3. WSUS Offline updater is pretty good. It's a bit clunky as a first time user but once you get used to it it works well and can save time if you do updates often enough. All the program does is provide a GUI to download the updates direct from Microsoft then apply them in the order windows update does. It requires several reboots just like downloading the updates via the built in windows update application. http://www.wsusoffline.net/ Basic directions, download, extract, run the update generator in the main folder as admin, pick what you want it to get updates for and download. The under the client folder on the machine you want to update run the update installer and follow directions. You can even make ISOs of the updates if you want. Adding the updates to the ISO is something you can do as mentioned, but that's harder to setup for the first time. As for downloading a pre updated ISO from the darker corners of the web...I would consider it for one of my PCs but wouldn't on a customers for fear of potential questionable software put in by those creating them.
  4. Hey guys guess what! Poloniex Support got back to me today about my 80 day old support ticket: Anything I should ask them? Might get a reply sometime around June.
  5. That A10 is sadly FM2+, so it's already one of the faster CPUs on the platform. The AM3 FX stuff uses the same weak cores but you would have the option of double the cores, but at this point I don't know that a new AM3 board/cpu etc would be worth it. For keeping it cheap a solid option would be searching around places like Craigslist, you've got a GPU so the hard part's there just a matter of finding a CPU/mobo deal.
  6. While nearly the entire enthusiast community can see through the marketing and has called out nvidia on pulling an Intel (remember the days of Dell only selling Intel CPUs) at the end of the day my customers and other similar PC users have no clue. They claim no discounts for the brands that follow their plan yet a "discount" can come in many forms, could be as simple as guaranteed supply of GPUs. With the current market a company like HP or Dell not following nvidia's word could lead to them not having the supply of nvidia GPUs to meet customer demand. That's a luxury you'll notice they've had over small builders through GPU shortages. For smaller yet still big companies like CyberpowerPC/iBUYPOWER they could literally be forced out of the mid to high end market if they don't play nice with nvidia simply by not being a preferred partner. While you COULD argue that nothing in the release says any of this, I will argue that nvidia will go right to the edge of what they can get by with to try and keep other brands out of the GPU market. Don't get me wrong they're in it for money and the highest possible market share should be a goal, I just think the GPU offering should sell itself not the need to strong arm partners into not having their products directly compete with the competition. I will say if you're nvidia and going to pull this shit it's the perfect time, they can easily say they don't NEED to lock AMD out with Pascal beating Vega in nearly everything, but I would bet that's the real reason to push for this now while partners want nvidia cards the most and are more likely to enter into an agreement that seems helpful to them.
  7. The A10-7800 should be where your issues are from what I've seen, as long as the system's only running the game 8GB is fine (though the game can easily use over 6GB) and the 270 should be lacking but like you say on the other PC perfectly playable. The A10 however is a VERY weak CPU, it acts more like a dual core due to the module design and PUBG from my testing likes at a minimum 4 strong cores or 6 weaker cores. It really does better with higher single threaded performance, but is capable of splitting across 6+ threads. Sadly with the anti-cheat some of the tricks to make it run better on a potato level PC will likely get you banned now. Sadly all upgrade paths short of good used deals are pricey with DDR4 and GPU's being through the roof. Craigslist has been my friend recently trying to find deals on parts, 4th gen intel CPUs to keep DDR3 and the occasional GTX 980/970 have been great for budget builds.
  8. While I fully support the spirit of the solution it really could use better attachment execution.
  9. To maybe clear up what you're seeing, the 4pin direct to your PSU gives the pump power, and the internal circuit in the pump varies the speed based on the PWN signal from the motherboard header. As it's not drawing any power from the board it doesn't need the other wires. You should be able to adjust the pump speed in BIOS or software that came with your motherboard by controlling that CPU fan header in PWM mode (some boards may default to the old 3 pin style so you may need to manually a PWM setting for that header.
  10. Depends on how picky you are but https://www.ebay.com/itm/PCI-Express-PCIE-6-Pin-to-8-Pin-Graphics-Card-Power-Adapter-Cable-for-Nvidia-ATI/122001651096?hash=item1c67dd7598:g:5FIAAOSwY0lXTOit that is the least crazy one I found quickly looking, I know powercolor shipped a really short sleeved one with my 290x (gave it to a friend) but that's the only one like it I've seen. Depending on your PSU you may be able to get a new modular cable something like this https://www.ebay.com/itm/Seasonic-Modular-PSU-8-Pin-to-6-2-PCIe-Sleeved-Cable/263503044430?hash=item3d5a015f4e:g:KLgAAOSwZA1aiF5sas an alternate but that's going to really vary by brand and model.
  11. You just stated the reason I've been running with Nicehash this year. Watching coins was old from the start and I'm FAR too lazy for that. I spent enough time second guessing my decisions around getting FLDC to BTC and it's the same with every trade/decision to mine a coin. I'll always know I could be making more, but I also know I could be making less.
  12. I know I'm a bit late to the party, but power saving mode on the PCI-e slot? Your GPU-Z screenshot doesn't show the ? beside the box (issue with the skinned version maybe?) but here's a screenshot of the explanation when you click it. Short version the slot might not run full speed unless the GPU is under a graphical load (and a full screen one if SLI/Crossfire get involved)
  13. The Thread-ripper thing is funny to me. I've been CPU mining from the start, and when my mining rig got wet a few weeks back I ordered a Ryzen R7 1700 and board to replace the Z170 board that died (the i7-7700 went in another board that was housing an i5-6400 for now) and even with the nosedive in profits the 1700 at a modest 3.8Ghz (any more and it wanted more than stock voltage) is bringing in ~$1.10 a day AFTER factoring in power (It was $1.95 when I first got it together) making the investment not so bad. I figure if mining profits go bad I have far more use for a Ryzen 8 core than a garbage celeron. This time of year it helps heat the house too I'm not saying people trying to make a living off 10 mining rigs should send the celerons packing, but for a casual user wanting some return on upgrades it works out nicely. A friend just upgraded both his Plex server and his main gaming rig and is mining in their down time. Sure he paid MSRP for two 1080 Ti FEs and he wont see ROI for a long time the way things are going, BUT he needed to update his first gen i7/GTX 770 combo anyway so this lets him do that AND make some of the cash back (Though his gaming rig actually has an i5-8600k in it so only ~$0.75 a day before power usage on that one based on mine right now).
  14. Yeah I just stumbled across the last page and checked after pretty much giving up, my 9700 FLDC isn't worth nearly as much today, but I'm going to take the hit and get what I can while I can.
  15. Almost two years later, TWC is now Spectrum except when it's convenient for them not to be . Price is now $55 a month but due for the "yearly increase" in a few months and not a single person in the area hasn't gotten crazy rate increases with this buyout so I'm expecting the worst. Otherwise not much has changed for me. Still can't get anything better deal wise from the other local ISP. Yet...a 7 min drive away the farm HAS gotten even better. The 1000/30 is now "1000/1000" though uploads REALLY seem to cap out around 650 usually sitting in the 350 range when I check it. Still running the same under-performing router over there and could really use an upgrade. Just did a test and upload is actually the worst I've seen in the last year there Edit: None of the share links are working for that one for some reason, but it's 15ms/521Mbps/179Mbps /Edit Might be the router doing something stupid again (or because it hasn't been reset other than when the power goes out)
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