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Cespenar

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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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    cannon646

OCC

  • 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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  1. Cespenar

    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.
  3. 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.
  4. Hi, I had a backup drive that died and Win 10 keeps popping up a window asking to re attach my backup drive. I can't turn it off. Seagate Backup Plus Desk Hub 4TB External Hard Drive Black STEL4000300 $165 Australian. Seems cheap when a 2 TB drive is 99 dollars. ADATA HV620 2TB 2.5in USB 3.0 External HDD Black
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    I guess it works.

    Cooler? Yep! Bigger fans! That duct tape, though. I can see one of two things happening down the track. Dry glue on that lovely GPU or some greasy glue on said GPU. I wonder if some spirit cleaner will fix that! Naaah ...... just more duct tape!
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    Water pump fast and slow

    No, you were helpful. I checked the plug and it has 2 wires to the board, and 2 spare holes. I obviously can't move the plug like a three pin plug, so PWM must definitely be working. CChalogamer is probably right. I was just in the BIOS but didn't think of that. What I did was put 2x8 gig ram added to my 2x8 gig ram. Didn't work. Different brand. CPU-Z could not see it either. So it went back in my son's replaced tower. Thank you muchly.
  7. Hi folks, How are you all? Still 'puting? I ran Hardware Monitor and played Elite Dangerous Horizons. My water pump is EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM Pump bought recently to replace my old TT500. The speed of the pump is from 1214rpm to 2513rpm. The power is the old 4 pin peripheral plug. The cpu fan header is 4 pin, but the wires to it are only two. So it can't be PWM. I did wonder if the pump has a built in PWM. Got any ideas people? Another thing, FYI, I stopped one fan of my 360 rad and made no difference to the H/W/monitor temps.
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    Review Question on heat, or cool?

    I salute you both Oh Wise Ones! Thanks.
  9. Quote[Mind you that all our tests are performed at a room temperature of roughly 21 Degrees C. We decided to go with the Core i7 4790K as it literally is the hottest processor your money can get you. You guys all know that once overclocked with added voltage, the temperatures get out of control big-time. We've been battling the question whether or not to actually use a Core i7 4790K on a Z97 motherboard. The Haswell processors all have poor heat transfer from the silicon die to the IHS. Fact remains that this CPU is what the Guru3D audience buys -- and as such you -- would want to know how these coolers perform]quote After reading Guru 3D review of the H150 Corsair cooler, I need to see what members think of my system temps. I have that CPU in Asus Z97-Pro Gamer. Asus GTX 980 Strix @ 4.4G 360 radiator with 2 X approx 900 rpm and 1 X about 1500 rpm. The CPU has a good water block but can't find the details. The 980 Strix is water cooled with EK full cover VGA water block EK-FC980 GTX Strix Acetal/Nickel. Both waterblocks share the one loop. Using Elite Dangerous with idle on the pad the cores ranged from 34 to 44 degrees centregrade. Whilst flying and fighting, the highest was 64 degrees. In the past, on a hot day, 30 degrees ambient, the temp did reach 78 celcius. The ambient for this temp was about 26 degrees. The ambients mentioned are in my computer room. Are there better CPUs for this board that run cooler? Or should I de-lid and risk destruction?
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    Tom's hardware login?

    Thanks, Spike, but no! No spam at all. I checked it last night and this morning.
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    Tom's hardware login?

    I hope somebody can help me sort this out. You guys are usually the best for advice. I wanted to sign into Tom's Hardware. My username or password were flagged as incorrect. I sent email from onsite to say I forgot my password. Answer was "We just sent you an email to update (or change?) your password. No email. Did the same thing as above, this time making sure my email was accurate. No email. Played game. Tried Tom's again, said email was sent. No email. I'm wondering if there is a problem with Tom's Hardware that anybody knows about. You see, if they can't send me an email, it would be pointless (ATMO) to re-register. And If I did try to re-register, I would expect Tom's to say that my email was already in use.
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    Monitor fail

    Maybe. First I would have to unsolder them and get a big magnifying glass to read them. And Australia is a small tech client base, so maybe not. I decided to go new. This new monitor is supposed to be up to 144hz. So far it is 1920 X 1080 at 60hz. Probably needs a driver (on the disc) to go higher than 60hz.
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    Monitor fail

    My LG W2442PA monitor failed this AM. 4 out of 5 capactors bulging. Same as a few youtube videos. Australia, being a small buyer base, I was not going to spend a week and lots of miles to get new capacitors. I ordered an AOCG2460PF Gaming monitor. Reviews are good for gaming. About a hundred dollars more than in the US. First, my water pump and then my monitor. What next?
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    Murphy's Law

    Hello all, Happy new year. So, Murphy's law strikes again. After almost ten years of moving water around my rig, the ThermalTake P500 pump carked it. On Friday before Christmas! Impeller very tight. No worries! Got a spare! After replacing the pump, the new one would not work. It had been used once in the past when the long-lasting one got a bit tight. I put the pump on my car battery. No luck. What is this red wire doing sticking out? Soldering job. Pump ran for four hours. Time for beddy byes. Next morning, boot up and pump wont run. Worked on it in various ways. Pump was fine, but the electrics had carked it. Two dead pumps. PCCasegear is a good place. Got a new pump in two days. For those of you who don't like ThermalTake, you will be pleased to know I have fitted an EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM. The box says "Including Pump. (I thought it WAS the pump. ) After a number of years with no problems ....... I still have the touch.
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    New drivers from Geforce

    Doesn't time fly when you are having fun. I can tell you it is faster as you get older. Really, we just get slower. There has been a problem with Win10 auto-updating video card drivers. My old driver was fine. I now have 388.13 Quite a few Elite Dangerous players commented on this today. It is 388.13 driver. I have not had trouble, but am advised to update to 388.31. NVIDIA report says there are limitations to this driver. Any body got any comments on this please?
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