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  1. Thimblewad

    Reviving an old HP laptop for my mom!

    When she mentioned she found an old PC and wants to use it, I was actually quite happy to work on one of these, and I already knew what had to be done before I got it. Lovely little machine, let's just hope the capacitors last :D
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    Reviving an old HP laptop for my mom!

    I did go with an SSD right away, I was planing it from the get-go anyways. :) And another 2 GB stick of RAM is coming so it will be fine :D
  3. Thimblewad

    Reviving an old HP laptop for my mom!

    The platform doesn't support more than 4 :D Ma' is used to Windows, she gets Windows. Also Microsoft Office etc. I think she won't be doing anything more than browse the web or read some PDFs anyway. :)
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    Reviving an old HP laptop for my mom!

    If I get a replacement chip, I'm changing it, too! If anyone has a compatible one available let me know!
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    Reviving an old HP laptop for my mom!

    I'll just upgrade the RAM to 4 GB and I think the PC is more than enough for light office work I'll be sure to check that! Thanks for pointing it out! :toast: The old HPs were fantastic, especially these bulky models. I hope this one lasts!
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    Reviving an old HP laptop for my mom!

    Hey guys! i wanted to tell you about breathing some new life in an old laptop. The story: The company where my mom works was clearing out some stuff and she came across an old, almost unused laptop. An HP 6910P, a gem from the good old days with basically no signs of use. It was sitting in a...
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    iiyama Releases the GB3461WQSU Red Eagle Gaming Monitor

    It's kind of HDR, but not the full range. I believe HDR Ready is HDR600 and Full HDR is HDR1000 or HDR10+?
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    FX-6300 OCed to 5 GHz

    I was able to push 4.9 GHz from mine back in the day. Actually it was getting better and better each year, because games started supporting more than 2 cores :D
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    iiyama Releases the GB3461WQSU Red Eagle Gaming Monitor

    Afaik, iiyama uses some of the best panels out there. ;)
  10. Thimblewad

    AREZ STRIX VEGA 64 OC BIOS

    Yes, I used the newest one and it "just worked" with a force flash. The vendor is different, that's why the System ID is different I presume. EDIT: The BIOS file was given in the thread already, go up ;)
  11. Thimblewad

    New GPU, should I replace thermal paste immediately?

    Just as @lexluthermiester said. It not something you have to do, it's just peace of mind I guess. And as far as my experience goes, there's always at least a two or three °C difference. If you ever popped a cooler of a GPU you may have seen all the shit that can be found under there :banghead...
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    New GPU, should I replace thermal paste immediately?

    I always do that, force of habit I guess. The TIM manufacturers used before was usually crappy and applied horribly.
  13. Thimblewad

    Overclocking my memory

    Performance difference is only apparent in heavy all core usage such as rendering, because I got to increase the CCX speed and I'm really happy with it. Single core performance got up a bit by getting CAS to 15 and I think that's all I'm getting here. Stuck on 2933 MHz CL15 and that's more than...
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    Overclocking my memory

    But SOC reading with default settings on my BIOS page shows 0,95 V, is this correct? :eek: I don't want to fry anything :D I think I've reached the limits of my CPU/RAM combo and I'm pretty happy with the results. Lowering the timings further yields a black screen and so does trying 3000 MHz...
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    Overclocking my memory

    My sticks are Micron B-dies and when I input my frequencies, the latencies I get from the calculator are horribly high so I decided to do stuff on my own. Here's what DRAM Calculator gives me, and as you can see in the right columns, my latencies are way tighter: SOC voltage being VCORE...
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    Overclocking my memory

    I've tried to lower the CAS timing to 15 from 16 but that doesn't work too well, haha. My desktop icons dissapear and things stop opening after a few minutes of usage. Well, since the sticks were cheap and are rated 2400 MHz I'm pretty happy with the results so far. I'll try to bump up the...
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    Overclocking my memory

    Hi guys! I'm currently in the process of overclocking my RAM. It's a Crucial Sport 2400 MHz kit and I was able to push it to 2933 MHz using a higher DIMM voltage (1,20 → 1,45 V), still using XMP. The only voltage I've played with was the DIMM voltage. I can also change the DDRVPP voltage (2,5 V)...
  18. Thimblewad

    Random blue lights with RX 580

    Usually such flashing happens when the memory clocks are too high. You have underclocked the card and didn't achieve anything with it, so I guess that can't be it. It looks like a lens flare effect in Bioshock is broken, but why, I don't know. Does this happen in any other game?
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    AMD adds Radeon Image Sharpening on Polaris Graphics Cards!

    As an alternative, I was using Reshade and one of the sharpening filters included in it. It's virtually the same, give it a try m8!
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    AMD adds Radeon Image Sharpening on Polaris Graphics Cards!

    Gimme this for my Vega... :( Edit: As of September 30th and the Radeon 19.9.3 beta driver, Vega owners also have RIS, YEEEAH!!!
  21. Thimblewad

    AREZ STRIX VEGA 64 OC BIOS

    Yes, yes, that's it! Good job m8, glad it worked out for you, enjoy your 10%-ish free performance boost :D
  22. Thimblewad

    AREZ STRIX VEGA 64 OC BIOS

    Did you try it with the new ATIFlash, the one I provided? I tried with the old version and I got the same error, later, I was able to flash with the updated version. Here is my BIOS ↓ EDIT: Oh, I almost forgot. If all else fails, try to do the BIOS flash via command prompt window! 1. Hold...
  23. Thimblewad

    AREZ STRIX VEGA 64 OC BIOS

    I used the newer version of ATIflash and ASUS VEGA 64 BIOS. I attached it for you here. Do you have an AREZ Vega 56? Make sure you have the same memory, if not, you'll brick your card. The card must have Samsung memory. If you have Hynix this won't work. Backup original BIOS and do EVERYTHING AT...
  24. Thimblewad

    aorus rx 580 8gb overheating

    Wattman reset due to overheating. Your room temperature is quite high, but the aftermarket cooler should still be able to cool the card properly. Try using Display Driver Uninstaller and do a fresh install for the drivers. Links here. DDU latest drivers as of 3/8/2019 Edit: also check if the...
  25. Thimblewad

    aorus rx 580 8gb overheating

    Maybe see if the contact between cooler/die is good. What thermal paste did you use? Maybe something is wrong with the fans or fan profile?
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