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About ir_cow

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  1. Thanks Jim! I might be a bit over my head. But I knew what I was getting into when I applied. TPU is the major leagues . I'm still here though in a support role to help out the next person that takes my position. I'll try and visit my old stomping ground more. I miss OCC 2008-2012 era. But I think a lot of forums are dying and moving to discord. Its the sad truth. Computer tech has slowed way down and playing on a game console is my preferred method. No drivers, hardware updates or windows to deal with. It just works. The benefit of PC is of course you get better graphics, higher frame rate and resolution. Not to mention RTS games just do not work on game consoles.
  2. Yeah its a lot of spam bots these days. I was deleting them everyday before but now I have duties elsewhere. Some of you may know already that I left my review position here recently. Now over at TPU reviewing motherboards and Memory. I was checking these forums daily but not many posters. Good to see people still active! I'm still rocking a Threadripper 1920X for my main computer/workstation. Its getting a bit dated now. I am just waiting to see what Intel new 12th gen is like or what AMD does in 2022. I doubt AMD will have another threadripper after the 50000 series comes out (Which is based on the Zen 3 desktop version) for a long time. Probably looking at 4-5 years before the next Threadripper with DDR5 support. Either way I'm going DDR5 and at least 128GB of ram.
  3. Noctua is still considered one of the beat heatsink and fan companies. NH-D15 and NH-D15S are rocking coolers, but cost a bit more then most.
  4. I don't think I've ever tried afterburner with RDR2. I mean to say with a overlay from rivatuner. I'll give it a go later today and see what happens,
  5. Ahh the good old heat failure. I honestly forget this is still a thing. Should be on top of my troubleshooting list again.
  6. @Fight Game 2 Core CPU with 4GB is almost not worth the investment for a SSD. But 8GB of Ram isn't expensive. Get the cheapest you can find because this computer is for watching videos, browsing the web and writing emails. Can't say it could game at all.
  7. Hmm you are right. I am looking at my Red Devil and it is 260 Stock. Overclocked reaches 330 watts. I always thought it was higher.
  8. Most likely it is that the Vega cards pull 300+ watts lol. My Red Devil is 290 stock. Unless you are water cooling, it gets toasty. So undervolting helps. Here for the 6600XT, it drew 145 watts in all 3 benchmark and was 2.6Ghz~ in all 3. Thats what I was getting for games as well. Sometimes a peak of 2.65Ghz. Overclocking hit the wall of 2.75Ghz due to lack of voltage. I should revisit the 6800 XT and undervolt it.
  9. Alright I did the basics. Not much as changed between Stock 1.15v, Auto Undervolt 1.125v and manually 1.1v. Below this it just BSOD. Time Spy Scores where close. Even the clock frequency was close and this XFX card has good cooler for 145Watts. The temps are similar as well. Maybe if you have the barebones heatsink, this would help.. Auto Undervolt 1.125v TimeSpy stock / Default 1.15v TimeSpy Manually 1.1v TimeSpy
  10. Sure can do. I'll pop it in right now. What exactly are you looking for with undervolting? I'll report temps, clock frequency and 3DMark score timespy score for before and after. If you have another program or something specific, let me know.
  11. Depends on what you are expecting. Windows will boot faster and applications will open quicker as well. That is about it. Product number X5P25PA Product name HP Pavilion 14-al072tx Microprocessor Intel® Core™ i5-6200U (2.3 GHz, up to 2.8 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores) Memory, standard 4 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (1 x 4 GB) Video graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX (4 GB DDR3 dedicated) Hard drive 500 GB 5400 rpm SATA Display 14" diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)
  12. Overpriced when compared to what exactly?
  13. Hello! Are you applying these settings in Ryzen Master or inside the BIOS? For me I have better luck manually setting these things in the BIOS, but the software works fairly well too. Well I can tell you that 1.35v @ 4.5Ghz is a starting point for a overclock. Since you are not overclocking at all, you should start with 1.3v and work your way down until it BSOD on you again. I personally have not played around with undervolting, but I think people disable PBO so to avoid a single core boosting to 4.7Ghz. Sorry I can't be more of a help. The best thing you can do is just raise the voltage until its stable. Work off of that value.
  14. The sites accepts PayPal so you could in theory get that money back. But seeing how all the EVGA 3080 Ti SKUs have a 3-6 months que on EVGA website, it makes me think that not many where sent to retailers...if any.
  15. Oh good point @sticknstone. If you had a recent windows update, roll it back if you can.
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