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  1. Hmm maybe it's a case of not me giving the game enough time. Lots of small details like the type of armor or what to equip only comes from experience. Which takes game-play to understand. Lots of games that I really like arent very easy to get accustom to. Dark Souls is a perfect example. Extremely hard to the novice. Not very enjoyable until you figure out how the game works. Then that first tutorial is a breeze. In fact half that game is just memorizing movements. Still a very deep and fun game if you just get past the first few hours.
  2. To be honest the whole 1 billion loadout options put me off from playing. It takes 15 minutes to setup a loadout and half the stuff I apply, I have no clue what it does. Just that my stats go up. I really just want a mech game where I can blow stuff up without having to worry about how thick my rear armor is and how it will slow me down and use up my energy reserves. Clearly this game is for extremely patient people who want a really deep game. It's just not for me.
  3. I've been eyeballing this Patriot Viper Steel 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 4400 (PC4 35200) memory kit for about 2 months. I want to replace my test system memory. It has slowly gone down in price. For the Ryzen Platform it is overkill but It can easily be tweaked to 3800 CL14. The only retail kit that can do this is the G.SKill NEO 3800 and costs about $100 more. If you don't care about RGB lights, this is a steal. I'm sure other kits can do DDR4 3800 CL14, but they all cost more. Best I can do with my G.SKill Ripjaw V 3200 is 3800 CL16 @ 1.42v or 4266 CL19 and that kit still costs more! I'll find out in a few days how plug and play these are. But considering its high binned Samsung-B die, I cannot see this being a problem. It might even boot to 4400 on the ASUS 570X ROG Crosshair Hero. We will see... Edit: For those gamers, from the tests i've ran, 3000 to 3800 has little impact on FPS. Mostly within margin of error. Above 3800 the FLCK ratio breaks and a latency penalty is introduced. I haven't done much testing on this part. I'm hoping to get a article out by the end of the year. Nothing ground breaking as other people have already done similar tests. ****Seems like a price hike to $179. I wouldn't pay more than $150. I thought it was good deal when I bought them for $124***
  4. hey @Braegnok are these the Micron-E sticks? I found a few Reddit posts that linked this kit. Seems awfully low price for memory that can scale to 5000 Mhz... https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-Desktop-Gaming-BL2K16G32C16U4R/dp/B083TRRT16?th=1
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    First lets start with your system specs. It helps to know what you have so people can help you with overclocking settings.
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    Graphics Card Failure?

    Have you tried to reinstall the drivers after using DDU to clean it up?
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    Graphics Card Failure?

    Yep, sounds like a power supply or video card issue. But since you get lines on the screen, I would say the video card. Strange that the lines went away. Usually when I've comes across a video card with bad memory, the lines don't go away. Does any games or benchmarks run?
  8. Alright after failing to reach FCLK 1933, I settled on 3800/1900 and pushed the timings down. I think I can still tweak it a little, but this is close.
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    Fabio you will need to find a exchange that has FLDC for trade.
  10. I'll be sure to pick them up also. I want 5000 speeds!
  11. Oh let me know. I saw this video too, but I didn't know which sticks had the right Micron ICs
  12. Sorry I misunderstood. So I never had it fully lock up. Usually the within a minute of seeing errors I have already restarted the computer and back into the BIOS.
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    hepa stuff in Task Manager

    Nah, mine has 92 things running in the background.
  14. Well it seems like you are using the older Memtest 4.3 or lower. The new one is a all black, runs in UEFI mode and has small red error messages. I think it is just a matter of having it boot into UEFI version instead. Both work, just the newer ones does the test much faster. But yeah red errors means it found faults in the test. Usually you don't just get one, but hundreds as the memory (or memory controller) isn't stable.
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    M.2 Drives Compare

    No, M.2 is the interface (socket). It can be keyed for B, M or both https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.2#/media/File:M2_Edge_Connector_Keying.svg
  16. Glad you found it useful. I always recommend it for the simple reason it doesn't boot into windows. A lot of the time errors either show up at 1:40 minute mark or around 7~. It is really rare (for me) to get a error further down the line. Usually the errors at the end of the test will show up when the program is running the sleep mode tests. So if you are lazy. if you get to the 7 minute mark, stop the test and make the changes you want. Only when I am really settled in I will run a full test.
  17. Haha yes. That's how I feel everytime windows boots! I didnt do a memtest this time, but I am confident 3200 CL14 was fine since all the sub timmings were fairly lose. On a side note 1201 BIOS let me boot(ish) FCLK 1933 now. Didnt play around with it much. Just surpised it worked at all.
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    Corsair HX1000

    Yeah you can use the same PCIE PEG cable for both connectors on the card. The capacitors on the cable is for lowering the current ripple. I dont know if it jonnyguru or another site did this, but removing the capacitor brought the ripple up 30 mv. So its to make the power supply better.
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    Blender Benchmark

    It works on my other computer. Just to make sure you are downloading the Open Benchmark right? https://opendata.blender.org/
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    Blender Benchmark

    Hmmm. I will try it on my other computer and see what happens. That has a fresh copy of Windows 10.
  21. I have a 64GB 3733 Kit I can try. F4-3733C17Q-64GTZKK Trident Z DDR4-3733MHz CL17-19-19-39 1.35V 64GB (4x16GB) On the MSI MPG Gaming Edge, it wouldn't post with XMP and barely started @ 2666. I think MSI and ASUS have both drastically improved memory comparability. So i'll pop them into the ASUS X570 Crosshair Hero and see what happens. X570 really didn't like any Dual Rank sticks (1, 2 4 configuration) last I tried in October. Edit: It wouldn't boot at all with 1001 BIOS. Flashed to the newest 1201 and I can get 3333 max. I could not get 3400 to boot with just 2 sticks either. I think if I played around with it enough, I probably could get 3600. Leave 16GB Dimms to Threadripper and Intel chips
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    bios flash rx 470 is a problem?

    Well if you decrease the stock frequency this will lower the FPS. If you overclock too far, it will introduce errors and lower the FPS (or crash). Most 470, 480 top out around 1350mhz. 570, 580 1400mhz and 590 1650mhz. When you undervolt, my best guess is the temperature goes down, which gives a overall higher boost clock speed.
  23. Since the price went up because B-Die is discontinued I found two more kits that are probably also Samsung B-Die. $160 is still $200 less than G.Skill or Corsair. Team T-Force XTREEM 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 4500 (PC4 36000) Desktop Memory Model TXKD416G4500HC18EDC01 $190 Thermaltake TOUGHRAM RGB Memory DDR4 4400MHz 16GB (8GB x 2) R009D408GX2-4400C19A $160
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    Need Some Athlon Xp 2800+ Info?.

    Im pretty sure I killed a 2000 XP because it doesn't have thermal throttling. I also know someone who cracked the die putting a heatsink on. Ahh this brings me back to my teenage years. I was 12-13 or something around that when I got a that CPU. Took a whole summer of work to buy it.
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    Need Some Athlon Xp 2800+ Info?.

    I thought you had to have a shim or draw on it with a pencil to unlock those chips.