• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

Search results

  1. rhapdog

    TPU's AMD APU Owners Club

    Hmm... I'm still not seeing the update. Cleared my cache to make sure that wasn't it. Am I missing something?
  2. rhapdog

    Strange memory issue, tests okay but causes issues in Windows.

    @Hood: I got it to 4.8GHz without temperature problems because I'm using a liquid cooling system that was gifted to me. It's a factory sealed all-in-one liquid cooling, and the exact one is listed in my specs. I added a second fan that I had on hand, and it cools great. I happen to know what it...
  3. rhapdog

    Strange memory issue, tests okay but causes issues in Windows.

    It took 1.75V, and I don't want it to look like I endorse that kind of dangerous living. Just not safe long term. Passed tests, Windows 7 didn't have any issues (immediately) the way it did before, but I didn't do a burn-in for 24 hours either. Wasn't going to at that voltage. Just not...
  4. rhapdog

    Strange memory issue, tests okay but causes issues in Windows.

    Yes, there are tweaks available for the memory controller. I was finally able to get a stable OC at 2400, but I've decided not to publish how I did it, because I have bumped it back down to 2133. At 2400, it runs at a voltage that I am not comfortable running with for 24/7 stability and not...
  5. rhapdog

    Strange memory issue, tests okay but causes issues in Windows.

    I realize there are limits. I've already stated that. However, you never know what the limits are unless you test them. It can be different on every stick of memory. Saying "stop" before you even test, in my book, is quitter talk. If I had that attitude, I never would have gotten the memory...
  6. rhapdog

    Strange memory issue, tests okay but causes issues in Windows.

    Yes, that's what it is. That's quitter talk. I will not accept that until I've tried everything else first. If I've tried everything and it still fails, I'll be happy to accept it. I had even worse issues at 1866 before I got the setup right, and worse at 2133. I have seen someone else running...
  7. rhapdog

    Strange memory issue, tests okay but causes issues in Windows.

    I've been running this particular memory at 2133MHz with no issues for quite some time. I decided to bump it up to 2400, and found timings for it. After setting it up, computer booted up just fine into Windows 7 and everything was running okay. Prime95 ran fine. I ran Windows Memory Diagnostic...
  8. rhapdog

    TPU's AMD APU Owners Club

    Yes, table needs an update. Has needed an update for four months. Four months is an eternity in internet time. If it had been one month, I wouldn't be concerned. Perhaps "Dead" is the wrong term. Abandoned by the OP is quite true enough, since it has been August since the OP has posted or...
  9. rhapdog

    AMD A-Series APU Enthusiast Club

    This club is for owners of an A-Series APU, like A8, A10, etc. To join, just post your system specs. If you're OC'ing, you'll need to post a screenshot of CPUz with your username in Notepad before we take your word for it. If you're at stock clock settings, then the screenshot isn't really...
  10. rhapdog

    TPU's AMD APU Owners Club

    I see people from September/October 2013 not on the list yet. I'm gonna declare this club as dead. Since I'd like to actually see a club like this for APUs, I suppose I'll have to open up another one, if that doesn't offend anyone. However, I think I'll make it for A-Series only.
  11. rhapdog

    TPU's AMD APU Owners Club

    Is this club dead? I notice the listing of owners has not been updated since Aug 29, 2013, and it doesn't seem to be getting updated with my info. The OP now has an FX8350 as CPU in system specs. Has the OP abandoned this club?
  12. rhapdog

    Seidon 120V

    That really seems to be more true of low end "brands" than low end "models" in my experience. A decent brand will stand behind their product and replace it. A low end brand doesn't care if it works, as long as they can sell it and make money. That's why I made my wife pay an extra $20...
  13. rhapdog

    Seidon 120V

    I've got the Seidon 120M. It was on sale for $5 less than the 120V, and came with the screws to mount a second fan for a push/pull configuration. I already had 4 spare 120mm fans on hand, so that's what I did. Fan is easily regulated with a fan controller or in BIOS. Easy fix, so quiet I can't...
  14. rhapdog

    TPU's AMD APU Owners Club

    I've got no room for a hyper 212 evo, because it would overlap my memory slots and take up space currently occupied by my Corsair Vengeance memory. However, the CM Seidon 120M arrived, and I added an additional fan to transform it into the 120XL. I bumped up the clock on the iGPU (Radeon HD...
  15. rhapdog

    TPU's AMD APU Owners Club

    I agree. The stock heat sink is horrible. It's fine for the casual user, though, which is what the APU is really targeted at. I just tried playing that same game again, with the exact same settings, only I reset the iGPU to original clock rate with no overclocking. It still overheated to the...
  16. rhapdog

    TPU's AMD APU Owners Club

    I've got an A10-6800K on an ASUS FM2A85-V PRO running 16GB Corsair at 2133MHz. Still using the stock fan and heatsink, though, so not really overclocking right now. I should be receiving an order I placed for a Cooler Master Seidon 120M Water Cooling all in one system for my A10 just any day...
  17. rhapdog

    How much memory for a graphics card is needed?

    MxPhenom 216 and kamransaeed15, thanks.I appreciate the honesty on that. Good to know that 2GB will do it for this level of card. Also good to know about the bezel. I honestly didn't think about that. I do plan on getting a second card once I get a 3rd monitor, so if I crossfire them, I should...
  18. rhapdog

    How much memory for a graphics card is needed?

    The problem with the R9 280 is that it is cost prohibitive right now. R9 270X is all I can afford on a sub $250 budget. The jump from R9 270X to R9 280 right now for me is from $189 to $399, which are the best deals I've found on each. $229 for the 4GB R270X. For the performance gain, the...
  19. rhapdog

    How much memory for a graphics card is needed?

    I'm not a big gamer. I haven't played a game that required more than 256MB video RAM until I upgraded my system last year and got an AMD A10-6800K. I have no dedicated graphics card, but am looking to purchase one very soon. The only game I'm playing that will require a dedicated graphics card...
  20. rhapdog

    Should I rely on AMD APU?

    That's true with the APU's on the market as of today, but Kaveri supports PCIe 3.0, and you will be able to take advantage of it then. I've been considering getting an FM2+ with a Kaveri A10-7850K and pairing it with an R9 290X, but I think I'll save my money for other things right now and just...
  21. rhapdog

    Help me choose b/w a 270x and 7870 plz!

    Everyone keeps saying that the 7870 and 270X are basically the same. While hardware wise, this is mostly true, there are a couple of important differences you should note. #1, better GDDR5 RAM in a 270X. It goes from 1200MHz (4.8GHz effective clock rate) which has a memory bandwidth of...
  22. rhapdog

    Should I rely on AMD APU?

    I have to agree with NeoXF in that you should definitely get the FM2+ Motherboard. That's the one thing I'm regretting, is that I got the FM2 and not the FM2+. Taking advantage of PCIe 3.0 is something I'd like to be able to do as I upgrade to a discrete graphics card later this year. I would...
  23. rhapdog

    Feet for MS Natural MultiMedia Keyboard

    Fabulous idea, Iceni. I had thought of that, but only had a few really small clips like that on hand. I had the fencing stuff from putting up a fence for the dogs recently, so it was on my mind and I used it. I would recommend others using your idea, as it is a lot easier. However, I...
  24. rhapdog

    Feet for MS Natural MultiMedia Keyboard

    I've been inspired to repair my keyboard's feet/legs I was searching the net for replacements for my little pop-out feet for my Microsoft Natural keyboard. I found this thread. I too, do not wish to change my keyboard over this issue. Although my model keyboard is slightly different, from...