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by xeromist
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: New build
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: New build

Bad stick? Video defaulting to onboard? Fault in the physical display connections/wiring?
by xeromist
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: Help Finding Gaming Chair
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Re: Help Finding Gaming Chair

I bought a breathable mesh ergo chair from Staples which has worked fine but I'm around 200. Just make sure if you buy online that there is a good return policy in case you dislike it.
by xeromist
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: NVME - Heatsink Yes or No?
Replies: 4
Views: 1829

Re: NVME - Heatsink Yes or No?

If your drive has a controller that is known to be hot then you may want to have a heat sink. The memory chips like to be hot and don't actually need cooling most of the time.
by xeromist
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: NVME - Heatsink Yes or No?
Replies: 4
Views: 1829

Re: NVME - Heatsink Yes or No?

My guess is that it's unlikely to make a big difference. The top slot will get some air circulation from the CPU cooler. In terms of accessibility, that's up to you. Having an extra heatsink to remove would add an extra step but depending on the size of your cpu cooler that top slot might feel crowd...
by xeromist
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: PDXLAN Summer 2020
Topic: Selling One Ticket L-40
Replies: 5
Views: 5054

Re: Selling One Ticket L-40

Topic locked. Seller may PM a moderator to reopen and post a price. Thank you.
by xeromist
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not everyone visits Facebook, so I'm upping the signal.
Replies: 5
Views: 6405

Re: Not everyone visits Facebook, so I'm upping the signal.

I didn't figure Matt would even be able to offer one anyway. The money has already been spent on the venue so unless they are feeling charitable there won't be any money to give.

And yeah, even if one is offered I'd rather have future events than money now.
by xeromist
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: GPU Dropping to 0% Load causing game freezing
Replies: 10
Views: 8197

Re: GPU Dropping to 0% Load causing game freezing

Sometimes running multiple monitoring tools can throw off readings. If you're at 20% load then 60c sounds reasonable.
by xeromist
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: GPU Dropping to 0% Load causing game freezing
Replies: 10
Views: 8197

Re: GPU Dropping to 0% Load causing game freezing

So now I'd try to see if either GPU or CPU stress causes it. You could start with Prime95 since that will be exclusively CPU and see if you generate a crash.
by xeromist
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: GPU Dropping to 0% Load causing game freezing
Replies: 10
Views: 8197

Re: GPU Dropping to 0% Load causing game freezing

I don't know if I would pay much attention to the 0 load. If the system is freezing you'd have a zero load regardless if the GPU was at fault. Make sure you have the latest drivers from MSI and you may want to check for a BIOS update as well. I'd probably switch to testing with benchmarks for now. T...
by xeromist
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Computer Modding
Topic: Painting SGCC Steel, and Custom Tempered Glass Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 10633

Re: Painting SGCC Steel, and Custom Tempered Glass Questions

If you just want to do plain red then you can get sheets of vinyl on Amazon. You can wrap the piece and trim it with a sharp blade. If you want a custom design then I don't have a specific source but there are plenty of print shops that could handle it.
by xeromist
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Computer Modding
Topic: M360PLUS Tips and Case Question
Replies: 2
Views: 5445

Re: M360PLUS Tips and Case Question

Mixing metals can lead to galvanic corrosion. So a copper water block with an aluminum radiator can be problematic. Most off the shelf coolers are filled with corrosion inhibitor so it's not really an issue most of the time. You just have to be aware if you are building a custom loop with a fluid of...
by xeromist
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Computer Modding
Topic: Painting SGCC Steel, and Custom Tempered Glass Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 10633

Re: Painting SGCC Steel, and Custom Tempered Glass Questions

Anything can be painted. I'm not sure why being next to the motherboard would matter? Anyway if you wanted to customize it without paint you could also use vinyl. The front panel is a flat rectangle I believe so it should be super easy to fab something up. I'd consider a large piece of black steel m...
by xeromist
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Been awhile
Replies: 1
Views: 9181

Re: Been awhile

See you then
by xeromist
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: memory XMP profile causing instability?
Replies: 5
Views: 7352

Re: memory XMP profile causing instability?

A number of things: Is that memory on the QVL? If not then I wouldn't count on it reaching 3200. It might get there, but it's an unknown. You might be able to compromise and reach 2800 which is above default but below your module rating. Do you have the latest BIOS for your board? Download HCI's mem...
by xeromist
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: UPS/Battery Backup
Replies: 1
Views: 4815

Re: UPS/Battery Backup

Sounds like the apartment may have had some bad wiring or too many things on the circuit. Many microwaves are 1000W peak so a 1000W UPS should be similar. It might cause the lights to flicker due to the temporary disturbance but it shouldn't exceed the capacity of a standard 15A circuit.
by xeromist
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: High Voltage
Replies: 12
Views: 14425

Re: High Voltage

This is super cool! Great work!
by xeromist
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: PDXLAN | Spring 2019
Topic: New route open.
Replies: 1
Views: 5377

Re: New route open.

TBH, I never even considered that turning right out of the lot might be an option. Thanks for the heads up!
by xeromist
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: Let's Talk Peripherals!
Replies: 7
Views: 7922

Re: Let's Talk Peripherals!

+1 for the BoomPro if you have a 3.5mm input. Only issue I've had is the textured cable can rub on zippers and certain materials which I hear. As long as it's clipped up properly everything is great.
by xeromist
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: Storage Reccomendations (what drive to buy)
Replies: 4
Views: 6910

Re: Storage Reccomendations (what drive to buy)

BackBlaze uses consumer drives and reports failure rates. So if you want a large data set to look at check out their latest report.
by xeromist
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Furnace Repair Technician, West Suburbs
Replies: 2
Views: 5819

Re: Furnace Repair Technician, West Suburbs

Nice, glad you figured it out. I had an issue with fuses blowing randomly several years back. Several calls and unrelated parts later it was still happening. Finally a new technician found a loose wire occasionally touching the housing. Fixed with a zip tie.