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About Cespenar

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  • Birthday 06/05/1946

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    Dubbo Australia
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    Grandchildren, gaming and more gaming. And lollies!


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  • Computer Specs
    ASUS Z97 Pro Gamer
    i7-4790K watercooled
    Asus GTX980 Strix watercooled
    Geil 16GB DDR3 @ 1600
    Crucial 256 SSD + WD1000 + ST500
    DVD burner
    T/T Kandalf LCS Case
    Win10 64bit SP1

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    New Stability tester found.

    Bit late, I know, but would this ramp up work with a CPU water cooler pump?
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    anybody ever see this happen ?

    ir_cow, sorry to resurrect this, but maybe relevant. I had a Thermaltake 750 mhz PSU. It would not work with ASUS boards. But something else. Couple years later, son lost his PSU. Put the Thermaltake in and fried his C drive. 2 other drives used to find problem Fried both of them as well. Ditched the PSU and bought 2 drives and a PSU for him. Lesson Learned.
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    M.2 Drives Compare

    ir_cow Hello there, are all M2 drives have the same plug-ins across all makes?
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    hepa stuff in Task Manager

    Hi People, I have 3 Runtime Broker, 3 NVIDIA Share and 5 NVIDIA Container. All under the Start sub-heading. I have Logitech Gaming software. Any chance this is too much? I do games and email and banking. I'm no way a heavy user. Probably a very light user.
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    Event ID questions

    Just happened again, watching Disney. Definitely not caused by the game. And after I did the change you suggested. Maybe a hardware problem or a win10 system error.
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    Event ID questions

    The three HID keyboards, the top had the option to turn this off. (done) The other two had NO option. Mice (or mouses) The Logitech Optical Gaming mouse had the option so I un-ticked that. Is that what you wanted me to do? And many thanks.
  7. Level Critical / date and time 14 Jan 2;28 / Source Kernel-Power / ID 41 Task Category (63) While playing Elite Dangerous Horizons, I occasionally get this hard freeze. Google doesn't tell much, or I don't understand the lingo. (tech jargon. You know? The words look English) Just wondering if any of you people can shed light on this please. Game or Hardware? Not overheating.
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    Video power question

    I better do another info delivery. Ever since 8800 sli's I have watercooled my vids. At the occasional 40 degree c and 33 in my room, I probably need to. I like the performance of the gaming 2070, but nearly twice the price of a 2060. ( and from your review seems to be an orphan.) Also, what is your take on the newer monitor connectors? Does an adaptor delete some performance?
  9. Hello people, hope you are all keeping well. I have an ASUS Z97-PRO Gamer and an ASUS 980 Strix Vid card Fairly standard. The CPU is i7 4790K @ 4399.47 MHz I play Elite Dangerous Horizons, and recently, I noticed the FPS dropped to a varying rate from 28 to 58 for a while. Happened a few times. I have it set for 60 FPS. I wonder if this is a fluctuation caused by Vid waiting for CPU as mentioned by Braegnerock. (Sorry about the spelling) The original reason I want to pick your brains is the newer cards. I have not looked at your reviews yet (my bad) If the above is because one of them is too weak for this game as they keep adding things, I wonder how far I can go in Australia. Our top card I think is $2000 Australian. If the CPU is too weak, I'm going to need a new board as well as a better cpu. Please rattle the nuts and bolts and let me know your thoughts please. Regards from Mike. I have to add some edit: MSI GAMING GeForce RTX 2060 Seems a reasonable card over the 980 strix. Trouble is, If I use a connector that is NOT dvi the speakers in the 144 monitor wont turn off. So atmo I have a monitor that used DVI as well, and the game does not support SLI properly. Many users report problems. Also, while I think of it, how does the 980 stix stack up against the MSI card? On Amazon shipped to Aus it is slightly over $400 but no DVI connection.
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    Why all these similar items?

    Thanks a heap. Glad to know you guys are still up there with the elite.
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    Thermal monitoring

    HWinfo for me as well. Typical. Always late to the party!
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    Why all these similar items?

    Hello People, Hope you are all keeping well. In Programs and Features there are a number of similar items. (To me, anyway) The first list was Java 8 Update, numbering 121, 131, 151, 201. Do these need to be left as is, or do I delete the older ones? The next head-scratcher is the attached document. Seems to be a lot of similar stuff here also. Should older stuff be removed? Regards from Mike Cannon. AKA cespenar.
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    Removing EVGA precisionX

    Hi folks, I want to remove Evga PrecisionX-16 I could not find an uninstall, so I checked Regedit. There are quite a few entries in Regedit. Should I delete the folder and contents manually, then delete the registry entries?
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    Clean the water loop

    Thanks. better check my units for plating.
  15. Hey people, Hope you had a good Christmas and have a Happy New Year. Now to the important stuff. I have not changed my water for a while. It has a bit of moving things when I shine a torch through the container. *No it is not fish* Last time I changed the water, I did not use a cleaner. In Australia we have something called CLR. None at mo so can't tell you the ingredients. It is for getting rid of rust, copper stuff, cleaning many different things. Even could be used in the coffee machine. (Don't tell my wife) If you guys have this in USA have you used it to clean a water loop? If not, do you use some sort of cleaner. Actually you might be able to look up CLR on the internet to learn something about it. Appreciate some input. Regards from Mike.