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I need help picking RAM out?
Velin posted a topic in System BuildsNew Member here! I am building a new computer, I have everything picked out except for the RAM modules. With this build understand that it will be used for high end gaming and audio production DAW Software ie (Ableton Live 9) CPU: Core i-7 5820k MB: MSI X99S Gaming 9 ACK LGA 2011-v3 RAM: ??? GPU: EVGA GTX 980 HDD 1: SAMSUNG 850 PRO 1TB PSU: EVGA SUPERNOVA 850W CASE: HAF X CPU Cooler: H80i GT What I would like to know is if I should go with DDR4 RAM Modules or if I should go with the highest frequency DDR3 Modules I can afford for 16 or 32 GB, once again I will be using my computer for high end gaming and DAW software that can be pretty CPU intensive, in the past I have had problems with my DAW software crashing on me, which lead me to buy a Mac for a while. However now I really want to try Windows 10 when it releases and have a gaming computer as well. Let me know what your thoughts would be when it comes to RAM for my needs? Low timing, OC Speed, anything you could think of that would allow me to run my DAW Software as stable as possible without having Stability issues. Anyways Thanks in advance I can't wait to hear your responses!
(Help) My First Upgrades For My First PC...
H37 posted a topic in System BuildsSo... in about a month I will have my first salaried job with a generous weekly paycheck and I would like to make a considerable upgrade to my gaming PC! But first I need some input from you guys... So I'm just gonna share the upgrades that I was considering, and let you guys nudge me in the right direction. As far as budget goes, I have next to no debt and minimal living expenses which means, I should be able to swing $700-900 for this initial upgrade... (Not including a seperate budget for upgrading my monitor) That being said I'd still like the most bang for my buck. Any help you guys can give me would be much appreciated! Also... (as mentioned above) I plan on upgrading my monitor... But I have some pretty in depth questions regarding: - AMD's Project "Free Sync" vs Nvidia's "G-Sync"... - Various desktop resolutions... - Multi-monitor setups... - Connection types... - And anything else I can think of... Which is why I plan on posting all that in a seperate thread and I'll add/edit the link HERE, once it is posted... Thanks! Firstly, I suppose I should go over my current build: -------------------- -Mobo: GA-Z79X LGA 1150 -CPU: i5-4670K @ 3.4GHz -GPU: R9 280x Overclocked Edition -RAM: G.SKILL 16GB DDR3 1600 -SSD: OCZ 240GB -HDD: Seagate 500GB (I simply pulled it out of an old laptop for a temporary storage solution.) -PSU: Corsair CX 750w -CD/DVD: Asus 24X DVD Burner -Wireless: Asus PCE-N15 Adapter -Soundcard: Asus Xonar DX 7.1 Channel -------------------- And that is basically what I'm working with at the moment. So... I suppose I will just post the upgrades I'm currently considering based on there priority. -------------------- 1. SSD: OCZ 240GB and Dual SSD Mounting Kit (To match my existing SSD, so I can run them in a RAID-0 configuration for booting my OS and gaming.) 2. Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (So I can finally OC... Also some new thermal paste and I'll of course need some thermal material remover.) 3. GPU: R9 280x Overclocked Edition (Yes, I plan on getting a second R9 280x to run in Crossfire so I can hit my FPS goals while gaming in 1080p or higher.) 4. HDD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM (This will replace my 500GB laptop HDD for storing various media, some lesser played games, etc...) 5. Fans: 2x COUGAR Vortex Case Fans (A nice match for my COUGAR Volant case... and should provide adequate cooling.) 6. Disc Drive: Pioneer 16x Blu-Ray Disk Burner (My main goal is to shoot for a Blu-Ray burner that is silent/read and quiet-ish/write... Any reccomendations?) -------------------- This list so far puts me at about $700 which is well within my current budget... If you could just let me know what you guys think. 1. Are my priorities in the right place? 2. Are there any upgrades I overlooked that didnt make the list? 3. And/or are there any alternative brands/models/etc.. For any of the products on this list that I should consider? I would like to sincerely thank you guys for any input I recieve on the subject... The forums here have been an invaluable resource for advice so far... As a matter of fact I owe my current build to user dragonsdontfly... Thanks buddy for helping me build my first rig. Anyways thats all I've got at the moment. -H37
Need a moniter resolution fix
H37 posted a topic in Video Cards and MonitorsAt this point I NEED to upgrade my PC's monitor and that will happen in the next 2 months but... For the time being the monitor I'm currently using is quiet laughable. Let's just say that at the time I built my first PC about 3 months ago, I had not fully considered the impact that a half decent monitor or even a lower end monitor would have on my gaming... So I decided to save some cash and just stick with an old 18" Acer moniter very similiar to THIS one, that was leftover from a long ago discarded emachines desktop. Now I'm no idiot, I was'nt planning on settling for gaming in 1366x768 resolution! See... At the time I had an old HP Notebook with a Nvidia 8200m GPU, which when connected the the monitor through the VGA port allowed for resolution up to 1920x1080 on both the acer monitor and notebook display! I basically figured that if a 128bit notebook GPU could handle 1080p (quit well actually) on the acer monitor. Than my R9 280x OC Edition should do the same and/or better w/ absolutely no problem... Well... For whatever reason I was wrong. Dead wrong! Whenever I try to set the resolution to anything past 1366x768 with my R9 280x and the Acer monitor, the screen immediatly goes black and a prompt states that the current resolution is not supported by my monitor... I have tried adjusting the resolution thru windows and thru AMD's Catalyst Control Center. Even with various setting enabled/disabled... (GPU scaling for instance) But nothing seems to work. I should note that I have to use a DVI to VGA adapter with the Acer and my R9 280x, which I believe may be a large part of the problem. All the drivers are up to date on both the GPU and monitor but that doesnt seem to make a difference. So if you have any ideas on how to remedy the situation that would be most helpful... I would even gladly settle for 1600x900 for the time being.
Cannot install Windows 7 via USB
HungryHippo81 posted a topic in OS: MicrosoftHi everyone, so i am trying to do a clean install onto a Samsung EVO 250GB SSD via usb (no dvd drive lol), yet each time i try to press next at the 'which drive do you want to install on' it says that "setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See thwesetup log files for more information". I've tried just about everything, the drive is SATAIII changed it from IDE to ACHI in the UEFI/bios. USB boot is enabled. It is the only drive connected, no DVD drive either (so even if i had the disk itd be for nothing). what else... the board is an AsRock 970 Extreme4 with an AMD fx-8320 cpu (stock everything, no overclocking) the drive is plugged into the first sata port on the MOBO. i mean it seeeees the drive so i am lost... AND beyond really frustrated because i thought this was going to be an almost sort of simple process seeing as how microsoft provides the tool to turn a usb into a bootable Win7 drive. now im stuck using my phone and an old craptop :'( helpp pleasee!!! thank you all :\ (also tried to see if this was posted previously but i did not see anything so my apologies if it's there)
Artifacts and Screen tearing
RyanMclaughlin posted a topic in Video Cards and MonitorsHello everyone, I'm new here and today i come to you with a problem that has been annoying me for over a month now. Artifacts and screen tearing.... What i mean by this is in games i have tearing all over my screen and there are worse when i start up my computer in the morning but the artifacts are like multiple pixels going black and white all over my screen, again these are worse in the morning and in game loading screens/Videos. Its starting to become more of a mild inconvenience. Any tips or advice, i'm just about to start deseating my graphics card. Now this doesn't seem to be a problem with my monitor or cables as i have replaced both and still having the same issue. Also people can see these tears and artifacts when im on teamviewer also. Please help me OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600 Other OS Description Not Available OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Name ADMIN-PC System Manufacturer BIOSTAR Group System Model A55MD2 System Type x64-based PC Processor AMD A10-5800K APU with Radeon HD Graphics, 3800 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 4.6.5, 18/04/2013 SMBIOS Version 2.7 Windows Directory C:\Windows System Directory C:\Windows\system32 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1 Locale United Kingdom Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385" User Name admin-PC\admin Time Zone GMT Standard Time Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB Total Physical Memory 7.96 GB Available Physical Memory 5.90 GB Total Virtual Memory 15.9 GB Available Virtual Memory 13.3 GB Page File Space 7.96 GB Page File C:\pagefile.sys Display driver: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series These are my stats.
Hi, This is my first posting as i just literally just registered on this forums a min ago, so Hello to everyone, as the title says i need help with overclocking my AMD cpu as i have absolutely no knowledge when it comes to overclocking and i have never had any of my old pc's overclocked, I was aiming at overclocking my cpu to 4.0Ghz or higher if possible and would greatly appreciate for anyone who can help / guide me to achieve the overclock. Below is some info about my system, if theres other information you guys require from me to post please let me know and ill make it happened a.s.a.p, thanks in advance R3VOLVAH. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Motherboard: GA-990FXA-UD3 Motherboard Bios Version: F9 Power Supply: Coolermaster 650w Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.2GHz Memory: Corsair Vegeance 12.0GB (3 x 4gb)1600mhz Hard Drive: 2TB Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6870 Sound Card: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio) OS: Windows 8.1 Professional with Media Centre [x64] Computer Case: Coolermaster Storm Enforcer CPU Liquid Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H55 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gaming PC Upgrade!
rozdvd posted a topic in System BuildsRecently I've got a job... and I believe its time to upgrade my pc now.... Things I wont change(yet) is my Sapphire 7870XT and my ram 8GB 1333..... I've seen some hardware...but I need your help to choose good stuff... (my budget is max 650 euro) Case : http://www.aerocool.us/pgs/pgs-b/mechatron_b.htm Motherboard: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z87 Pro3/ OR http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z87M Pro4/ OR http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z87-G45-GAMING.html#overview or ASROCK Z87M EXTREME4 (which is better?) SSD: http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/memory-storage/MZ-7PD128BW (does this support Trim? ) CPU: INTEL CORE I5-4670K 3.40GHZ LGA1150 OR INTEL CORE I7-4770K 3.50GHZ LGA1150 (since I use my pc mostly for games...I believe i5 is enough...) CPU cooler: coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo what do u think? Pls suggest me more hardware if its better and at same price range...
Please Help! (Petition)
TCcomputers29 posted a topic in OS: MicrosoftPlease help sign this petition and help windows phone 8 receive SnapChat!!! Please guys I really want snapchat and so does the whole WP8 community!! Please just take the time and sign it! Thank you so much! Petition link: http://www.change.org/petitions/snapchat-create-a-snapchat-app-for-windows-phone-8#share
New Graphics Card Recommendation
Sinikel posted a topic in Video Cards and MonitorsSo i am currently running a Radeon 4890HD (Old, I know!) and I do a heavy amount of gaming. I wanted to see if I could get any solid recommendations for around $200 US that would be a noticeable difference that what I am currently running. (PCI-E Cards only) The card can not be incredibly beefy either due to limited space in the casing and using a smaller motherboard. Any Advice? Games I play: MMOs - Final Fantasy A realm unborn (Beta stages atm) First person shooters - Counter Strike but will eventually play BF4 once released. Appreciate any help!
Reccomended CPU cooler
manickkoul posted a topic in Overclocking and Coolinghey there , i wanted some suggestions on what cooler to buy for my chip..,,, i want to overclock it to 4.0 ghz min specs are Processor-Amd FX4100 Motherboard-Asus M5a-78m LX Ram- G Skill Ripjaws x 1600mhz GPU-Asus HD7850 direct cu 2 CPU cooling-Stock PSU-Corsair VS 650 watt thanks in advance
help selecting cooler
manickkoul posted a topic in Overclocking and Coolinghello oc community i want to overclock my fx-4100 to 4 ghz can i use this cooler for that purpose .. http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-hyper-t4/p/itmdgy5zfrdu3bbc?pid=COLDGY5N7FZ8AK5E&ref=31287f6f-0fff-46e0-a897-5bfc9809ae13 if yes then till what range can i take my proccesor with it? please reply fast
Help OC FX4100
manickkoul posted a topic in Overclocking and Coolinghello OC community, i am new here and asking for help overclocking my fx4100 3.6 ghz stock chip.. the specs are as follows- Processor-Amd FX4100 Motherboard-Asus M5a-78m LX Ram- G Skill Ripjaws x 1600mhz GPU-Asus HD7850 direct cu 2 CPU cooling-Stock PSU-Corsair VS 650 watt i would like to overclock my chip to atleast 4 ghz if possible but i dont know where to start ..i have overclocked intel chips before but not amd whenever i try to get it to 3.9ghz after some usage a reboot shows overclocking failed please help and i would be needing step by step instructions. thank you in advance. manick