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  1. On 11/28/2021 at 1:45 PM, Justiko said:

    I have never heard of monitor overclocking ...

    I remember back in time I've read about people overclocking monitors to achieve higher refresh rate. Some monitors (like Asus ROG Swift PG348Q that I use) have built-in overclock function (this one allows to up the refresh rate to 100 Hz at a push of a button), I personally havent noticed THAT much of a difference between lowest 60 Hz setting and highest 100 Hz setting, but that is possibly due to the monitor being a native GSync monitor, everything looks so smooth with it on :D The only reason to keep your screen in the lowest rate is that it extends the lifetime but then again I can't remember the source of where I've read it so I won't swear by it

  2. I am just waiting on RTX series to drop to MSRP, then definitely showing off a new build :D But yeah as one of the other threads mentioned, overclocking has become a matter of "auto-tuning" and most of the components are factory-OCed or already at their limit where overclocking wont give any sensible gains, so not too many people are even interested in overclocking them.

    It surely is nice to hang out here, I always have OCC open in one of the tabs and following Jim's news posts on gaming etc. 
    @Guest_Jim: I miss the posts "sorta-related" to PCs like quantum computing or meta-materials with a potential to be used in the future computers, those were very informative and fun to read!


  3. I do, but I use my speakers to listen to the music a lot when I am searching for new material for DJ sets. Having them pointed outwards, as AkakmanH said, muffles the highs a bit plus I am not a big fan of overhyped bass which is the reason I went with Yamaha DXR15s for a nice, flat, balanced sound. If used them for causal gaming etc I probably wouldn't worry about positioning as much but I am no sound expert and those are just my personal preferences when using PC connected speakers

  4. If you compare a line of motherboards from the same manufacturer you'll notice that with higher pricepoint some features are added, like extra USB/PCI ports, higher RAM speeds, better quality components to allow for higher overclocks etc. Basically when picking a motherboard think about headroom on all the components you want to run in  the system and make sure the motherboard supports everything you plan on using. Once those requirements are met, you have your perfect motherboard. There is no point in paying extra for, lets say, a model that allows for higher RAM speeds if you don't plan on using sticks that run at that speed. Hope this helps

  5. Just to chime in, I've just went through a similar ordeal although with different hardware config. I've got me a 2x16Gb G.Skill 3200 DIMMs and tried to install them on an Asus Z370E in dual channel mode. Well basically after it refused to boot with anything but me having 1 stick of RAM in DIMMA2 or two in DIMMA 1/2 (single channel) I've started looking for the problem, because the general consensus is that this configuration works fine for many. So, I've cleaned the RAM contacts. I've cleaned RAM slots. I've tried XMP, updated BIOS, tried every slot variation possible, tried over/downclocking, Memtests of both sticks came up fine, then I've read that bent/dirty CPU/MB pins could be the culprit so I took everything out and cleaned everything under an electronic microscope. Then I've moved M2 drive that was ajacent to RAM into another slot. Then I've tightened/loosened screws on the CPU cooler because, according to some, overtightening one screw may tilt the CPU in the socket and some of the pins won't have a contact. Then I've checked the power connector to the mobo to make sure everything is tight and then basically every connector on the mobo. Guess what, nothing helped because of course it didn't. So finally I've pulled the rear panel off and started looking through the wires hidden there, and I've realized that the USB connector that goes from the mobo to the front pannel was touching the mobo in the area where the ram slots are soldered to it and possibly shorting them... So, I've moved it and strapped it with a ziptie. Tried again - PC booted with DIMMs in DIMM A2/B2 and works with no problems since!

    So yeah sometimes the bug is hard to squish, I hope you resolve your MB/Ram woes though

  6. Any of your antivirus products ever pop up a warning if you use any at all? I don't use Firefox at this moment so cant confirm if the pop-up looks legit or even happens at all

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