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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: 289

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: 289

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: 289

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: 458

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: 432

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: 458

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: 491

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: 602

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: 390

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: 1999

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: 923

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: 1267

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: 1041

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: 946

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.
by xeromist
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: Help with new computer (2 problems)
Replies: 10
Views: 1625

Re: Help with new computer (2 problems)

I would advise you to rethink that position. You are building a PC for someone else and trying to do so with unsupported software. You are potentially saddling someone else with a host of issues because even if you can get it installed it could break again. It's also going to be less compatible wit...
by xeromist
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: Help with new computer (2 problems)
Replies: 10
Views: 1625

Re: Help with new computer (2 problems)

Problem 1: You are trying to use a 10 year old OS with new hardware, and don't have any USB drivers. https://www.anandtech.com/show/11182/how-to-get-ryzen-working-on-windows-7-x64 I'd suggest a newer OS instead, but to fix you need to get the USB drivers loaded on the Win7 installer drive, there ar...
by xeromist
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: Discrepancy in Wifi Speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 1281

Re: Discrepancy in Wifi Speeds

I wonder if the phone isn't even connecting to the repeater. Maybe the repeater has an issue? What are the phone's speeds like when the repeater is off? Also, it could be that one or more of the devices is falling back to Wireless N. That would explain the discrepancy. I know at one point I had manu...
by xeromist
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: New eVGA Z390 Motherboard
Replies: 4
Views: 1860

Re: New eVGA Z390 Motherboard

In that respect I suppose the adapters are the best of both worlds. You can plug your PSU into the adapter and then press the adapter into the board straight on. But I'd say you should be supporting the board with a 2nd hand whenever you are connecting or disconnecting anyway. Letting the board flex...
by xeromist
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: New eVGA Z390 Motherboard
Replies: 4
Views: 1860

Re: New eVGA Z390 Motherboard

For those boards that are vertical there are right angle adapters. Bill Owen sells them and I've seen them on Amazon too.
by xeromist
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Hardware & Software Discussion
Topic: Audio at 100% but still quiet.
Replies: 12
Views: 2738

Re: Audio at 100% but still quiet.

Does it happen everywhere? Like Youtube too? Sometimes there are issues with how surround sound levels work in games. If it happens with stereo as well then it could be an issue with the headset itself. Have you tried it with anything else? Laptop, cellphone, etc.