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Everything posted by sticknstone

  1. The BIOS temps reported are accurate. The software temps reported will always be off by the same number of degrees. The component reports a resistance when the software asks for temps. The component has a thermistor, but the software does not know if the thermistor range is 10k or 15k, thus the difference in reported value of temps. The software converts the resistance to a temp.
  2. More than one game crashing points to windows updating causing the issue. A game update or install is needed. I've had software working and after an update was removed. I install it again, but it does not work 100% because it is old and I can not install the update that fixed the features as the support is no longer offered. I still use the software, but the feature doesn't work. Would you want to check the windows update date and rollback? There was a move to a new place, but I doubt the component cards shifted in the slots.
  3. FYI The only other way to fill the cooler loop would be to remove the screws holding the copper heatsink plate on the bottom of the pump. Under the plate is a black o-ring seal where everything inside of it has the coolant contained. There are two openings and using one to fill the loop with coolant and the other to let the air escape would be the method to fill the loop. The pump would need to be lifted higher than the rad when filling. The coolant will exit the opening the air is escaping from when full.
  4. There is info in the web about modding an AIO cooler, so adding a fill port on the 100i should be possible.
  5. After six years there would be little to no coolant left. On my custom loop the reservoir would be empty. I think there fooling themselves these AIO manufacturers by not putting a fill fitting in the loop. When the coolant is low the system will gurgle, and temps will increase. It's not a pump fan, but a radiator fan and a pump.
  6. I thought the same thing, but the BSOD came back. Until the dump file gets analyzed no one will know the source of the problem.
  7. Post back here with the info on the dump if I can help I will. Nothing you mentioned makes me think the graphics card is faulty because when I searched the BSOD message others had a driver issue or hard drive issue. The message is more general until the dump file is analyzed. The CPU does have integrated graphics.
  8. The speed of the computer is determined by the CPU and GPU. The RAM and storage will affect the time the processors use to work on the load. The greater the data loaded into RAM, the greater the time will be saved. The faster the storage device, the greater the time will be saved. Comparisons between similar storage device technology are pointless, but different and especially newer technology is worth the comparison.
  9. Been reading about this after a web search. The windows minidump file will tell you what the problem is. I searched the error code the BSOD left. Whatever it tells you can be researched further.
  10. Has the CMOS battery been changed? Is it old and possibly discharged?
  11. Any increase in speed will result in an increase in performance. Run benchmarks before and after overclocking to see the increased performance, or run applications before and after to see any benefit gained. There is a high failure rate when running a CPU at maximum temperature. Lowering the temperature will decrease the failure rate. Maybe you will be curious one day too and search Electrical Engineering and Cooling Component, or something along those lines. Overclocking a CPU will increase the watts the CPU uses. A heatsink is designed to cool a specific amount of watts. Technically let the temperatures be the indicator for how much to overclock, but generally an upgraded heatsink is needed. I checked out some overclocked 1600 on the stock cooler and can see it hasn't changed in 17 years when it cooled 145w CPU's. There is plenty of headroom when cooling a 65w CPU.
  12. This solution is based on the assumption that the stock case fan is 92mm. I found the service manual and formed a case cooling solution. I would leave the stock case fan and add a PCI slot fan. This will relieve the stock fan of the full cooling load, and result in the fan being quiet. This reduction in fan speed should happen based on case temperature as set in the cooling profile. The chosen PCI slot fan is the Fox - 1. It is designed to maximize performance. The best slot is the top slot. It is molex powered and needs SATA adapters. Changing the PSU fan is going to present a challenge as the connector pin spacing is different from standard case connectors. It must be loud to consider changing it. When the PC has been off for several hours, power it on and listen to the PSU fan. That is the loudness at all times when the PSU fan has only two wires. In the event the stock case fan is still loud, the best option is to also upgrade it to a larger size Noctua fan NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM.
  13. The difference with this Adaptive Boost Technology is the maximum frequency is increased and the thermal limit is brought back up to 100C at those high frequencies from the lower thermal limit of 70C that Thermal Velocity Boost had. Which makes Thermal Velocity Boost irrelevant except for one or two core operations where ABT is not enabled. ABT is used in three or more core operations. I wonder if any TVB processing occurs and then ABT processing next. This an example of too much technology.
  14. "Like past Intel turbo technologies, Intel Adaptive Boost Technology will be within spec operation and is not considered overclocking". Citation: Intel Adaptive Boost Technology slide. Ouch. I am shattered to pieces.
  15. The corsair power supply has an issue. Some how it doesn't deliver enough power, like an old battery in a car during a winter storm. I agree with the need for only the 2x4 12v connector for the 10700k. The 12v connector NEEDS to be attached or the CPU will not work. It is reasonably sound to conclude that these newer systems use power more efficiently.
  16. The mobo manual on page 16 explains what I have been trying to figure out, that the mobo will not let the CPU boot the system without the 12v cables connected. It is definitely a fire safety feature. The new system has an advanced power plan.
  17. NH-U9S is the cpu cooler solution I chose. It can handle the turbo boost power limit 224W, with 16W to spare. It will provide the lowest temps compared to NH-D9L and NH-L9-65 respectively. It will be the quietest because of it's ability to handle the heat load. U9S and D9L are very close. Turbo boost is short bursts, but over significant time it will heat up the cooler.
  18. I have no experience with the Dell 8940 XPS, but I have general PC experience. Basically the cooler upgrade is going to be having a greater fin surface area, and then equal or greater number of heat pipes. The aftermarket CPU cooler shouldn't have the 3000-3500 rpm turbo fan on the cooler. What is the CPU, it's socket, and the available width in the case? The whole width reads 6.65" 169mm.
  19. In the event I wasn't happy with my new PC I just purchased I would see if the store policy allowed a return. Going up to the CPU temperature limit and staying there is not how a CPU should run, but going up to the temperature limit for a few seconds is OK.
  20. A least expensive solution could be to configure the case as an open air case by keeping the side panel off. All that is required is a change of the stock CPU cooler because the case fans are no longer needed to cool the case ie exhaust warm air the CPU and GPU use. The existing case fan would be better utilized rotated 180 degree to blow air over the motherboard, as long as it does not blow against the upgraded CPU cooler fan.
  21. On second thought, after another view of the PC, How about a new case for that system?
  22. Cool temperatures are directly affected by CFM or CMH ie the airflow. The computer stock design is silent. More performance from the PC will be achieved with lower temperatures, ie throttle at a higher frequency. Compare the specs of the fans to be replaced and make a decision leaning towards high or higher airflow so that the upgrade is for performance. To change the case and PSU fan is a good move toward ensuring the maximum airflow.
  23. The system fan is a 4500rpm fan, that will give great cooling. It is a turbo fan. Try looking for the PC cooling profile and increase it. Better yet put it on maximum and see how cool the PC runs and the performance improvement.
  24. Everyone compares settings, but leaves out temps. There were some fails at increasing the OC. The 240 rad handles the cpu stock like a champ, but an OC at 5 GHz takes temps to the limit range. I would beef the PC cooling, as an overclocker the minimum cooler to go with is a 360 rad.
  25. The GPU is hot and throttles down to cool off. Increase the PC cooling. Open a window in the room. What, two hours not enough? Ok dial back the increase by 10 MHz and retry. Find what OC will work for how long the game session lasts. Always play with a stable OC though, tested with a graphics benchmark.
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