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Everything posted by ir_cow

  1. I dont see the point in even putting a cooler on it for retail. Cut down the costs. Really it should be a waterblock release only. If you read kingpins guide, the 3rd bios that comes with the card isnt the XOC BIOS. Its just one with the temperature limit removed. If you want the unlimited power limit and 1.5v vcore, you need to flash the BIOS and void the warranty. Soooo if you're going to void the warranty, save yourself $500 and just flash the KAF2 BIOS with 380 Watt limit. You wont hit that without going sub zero or raising the voltage (than still needing a chiller for the heat). You will hit that 2200mhz barrier like everyone else, but it will be a lot cheaper.
  2. Every time a Kingpin card comes out I see the same forums posts of people who bought the card because it costs a billion dollars thinking it must be the best. Only to find out it overclock worse than their previous card. DO NOT BUY A Kingpin card unless you plan on using LN2. It's pointless otherwise. Kingpin own charts show it won't pass 2250mhz~ with a waterblock @30c. https://forums.evga.com/Anyone-figure-out-the-Kingpin-card-yet-m2949806.aspx
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    Overclocking 2080 ti?

    Your video card is using the A-Chip and all the reference PCB components (VRM Controller, etc). Only 11G-P4-2281-KR (Black Edition) and 11G-P4-2483-KR (FTW3) have Non-A Chips. So Flashing it to the KAF2 / Galax BIOS will not be a problem. I would certainly do it because I want every little bit out of the video card. Because of NVIDIA restrictions, you actually still cannot harm the card. The voltage limit is still 1.098v (Must be below 40c). With the normal operating load voltage of 1.068v for everyone that isn't using a LN2 or Chiller. Raising the Power Target, just allows the voltage to stay stay at its peak. Will you see a difference in gaming? doubtful unless you have a waterblock on it. FYI your card pulls up either the XC Black Edition or XC. Either way the BIOS are the same and PCB is the same for all the reference cards from EVGA. EVGA issued an official BIOS update as some of the cards Limit was 292 Watts. EVGA Reference PCB Target: 260.0 W Limit: 338.0 W Adj. Range: -62%, +30% KFA2 RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB BIOS Target: 300.0 W Limit: 380.0 W Adj. Range: -67%, +27% Edit: Also video cards don't have eFuses so it's impossible to tell if you flash it or not once you flash it back. So if the card starts to act up (like failing memory). Just flash it back and send it off for RMA. Just make sure to backup YOUR original BIOS. Because some BIOS online that are the same model still can have different numbers. IDK what they look for during a RMA besides a physical check. Is EVGA matching the BIOS to the cards model? IDK, so its safer just to flash the BIOS that came with the card back onto it.
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    anybody ever see this happen ?

    Thats some Philip K Dick right there Braegnok. Funny thing was the FBI was actually watching him. His notes about Vans being park down the street was in fact surveillance. I feel like his books would be dull without the paranoid writing. I have bricked flash drives before spike. Same deal, shows up but you can't do anything with them. Solution was to use DOS and do a command-line format and partition.
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    RX Vega 64 Failing to Drive Display

    Just the oppsite for me. CC Cleaner corrupted windows boot more than once so I avoid it. I use DDU for any card swap or sometimes just to start fresh after a bunch of auto updates. NVDIA has one like every week it seems now.
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    RX Vega 64 Failing to Drive Display

    You say its only the desktop that is having issues with the VEGA 64. I would run DDU and wipe the drivers clean and start over. I swear these new 19 drivers are not stable. Took a good hour for my rx 570 to install properly. Had to wipe the drivers more than once.
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    [WTB] DDR3 32GB Memory (4x8GB or 2x16GB)

    I actually bought the memory from this seller. Had 4 sets. I bought one. Works well if you need 16GB of 2133 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Patriot-Viper-3-16GB-2x-8GB-240-Pin-DDR3-2133-PC3-17000-Desktop-Memory/283436672361?hash=item41fe246569:g:-yYAAOSwSjpcoSTK&frcectupt=true
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    Ahh the old days of rivatuner. Easy way to things now is to download MSI Afterburner. Easy to use GUI for overclocking.
  9. It really depends on the power supply and the overclock you are applying. I would say that 99% of PSUs these days are a single 12v rail so it doesnt matter what cable you use, just dont exceed it rated limit per cable. I forget what 23 AWG wire limit is on the 8pin. But it is at least 300 watts. I dont think you can pull that much juice unless the card has a modded bios and you are on LN2. Otherwise it will just melt the card with voltage hehe. So with your particular setup, it doesnt matter. Whatever looks cleaner.
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    got nvme ssd don't know if good performance

    Seems like its not a NVME drive but rather a SATA drive in a M.2 Slot.
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    New Forum ??

    I didn't mean it in a negative way.
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    New Forum ??

    I like how the oldies are coming out of the woods to comment lol. I think this is a posstive move on OCC part.
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    New Forum ??

    It looks way better on a phone now :)
  14. Should get the job done. Your just using it for games afterall.
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    Asus vega 56 bios flash

    I think I deleted the double post for ya It happens to me sometimes.
  16. Update: The drive finally showed up in the mail. About 2 weeks. Drive is actually faster than I thought. I'm going to buy another one for my PS3 All sold out.... I found it interesting that the memory buffer is ECC. Might be the only thing that makes it a "Enterprise" drive honestly. Power On Count: 17 Power On Hours: 3527 Total Written: 5.98TB Life Left: 100% (Drive has 1,850TB of write endurance). ----------------------------------------------------------------------- CrystalDiskMark 5.2.1 x64 © 2007-2017 hiyohiyo Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- * MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [sATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s] * KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 441.768 MB/s Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 408.441 MB/s Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 283.898 MB/s [ 69311.0 IOPS] Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 261.890 MB/s [ 63938.0 IOPS] Sequential Read (T= 1) : 412.577 MB/s Sequential Write (T= 1) : 406.207 MB/s Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 27.604 MB/s [ 6739.3 IOPS] Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 104.598 MB/s [ 25536.6 IOPS] Test : 1024 MiB [N: 0.0% (0.1/447.1 GiB)] (x1) [interval=5 sec]
  17. Amazon never lists things right i've noticed. I just double check the manufacture page before buying any electronics from Amazon.
  18. On the 1660Ti since the cards are so closely prices, it comes down to preference honestly. You enjoying the Gigabyte card Fragsman?
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    New build _ PLAN

    Woot! Glad you got the computer you wanted and it preforms better than expected.
  20. I found a review. Its within the realm of any 2015 SSD. Samsung Evo 840 is the best comparison. The drive has horrible 4k read depth but that is expected for the time. Good drive for games if its $40. Im tempted to pick up a few myself. 1,850 TB Write endurance. You will never kill this drive from use. Only age and power on time. Edit: I bought one as a temp drive, now i can put my spare intel 730 to better use. It was full of junk and became a storage drive instead. Not a good use for such a nice drive. This micron will fill those shoes.
  21. I dont know about any "profiles" in the BIOS besides XMP. So if you bought 2400 sticks you would need to manually adjust it. With such a small increase in speed (on the low end), jumping to 2666 shouldnt require any more voltage. If your unluckly it would be 1.35v from the stock 1.2v many low speed memory uses. There is always a chance the 2400 ram cant go higher which is why it was binned so low in the first place.
  22. Its probably no better than other drives made around the same time. So unless its like $50 I would pass. A cheap 480GB new can be found for $55.
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    Vega NOOB

    off topic, but is the 3 fans in front not enough airflow?!? What more do you need for air lol. On a side note the Vega cards are known to run hot. but it looks like you got a deal with the 3 games and for the price it beats a RTX 2060. Ray-Tracing is useless on the lower end cards anyways. Last AMD card I owned for gaming was a Radeon 4870. Its been a few years. Actually I bought a 290X at one point for mining. Never used it for any games though.
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    New build _ PLAN

    Why is the i5 9600K Skynet Informatica the cheapest? (Edit: its missing the CPU price) I would say out of those options it is the best. Also on a side note, 128GB is not enough for anything these days. Once you install the OS and basic apps you will have 30-50GB left over. That isn't even one game. Hopefully you have a second drive for games and applications. Sorry we can't help much on the price of things. I know you are trying to build on a budget, is a pre-built not cheaper and comparable?
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    Need some help with stock crashing

    I get no one wants to spend money to solve a problem, but when my Seasonic started to fail, I just bought a $35 EVGA 600 Watt Bronze and it was able to handle 1080 Ti overclocked and my CPU returned back to stable. But I kinda narrowed it down by just knowing it was stable before and nothing changed in the BIOS. I also did memtest86 just to make sure it wasn't a memory issue. I would say from experience, if its not a temperature problem, memory or BIOS settings, than its the PSU having stable voltage issues 9/10 times. But that one time can get you when its stupid fix like a BIOS setting you missed.