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  1. niko084

    Need help choosing a Motherboard from ailexpress

    With modern Intel chips you overclock mainly the unclocked multiplier chips. Bclk or 'Base Clock' overclocks everything else as well as he states pci/pci-e bus, memory base clock etc, overclocking this route generally gains very little <5%. The i7-2600 is not unlocked so you can only overclock...
  2. niko084

    Diablo 3 Discussion

    Why do people remember Diablo 2 as this balanced game that wasn't a gear grind? I think you may have knocked your head... :kookoo: There was 1 dominating build... Hammerdin, go collect the gear for that and give me your hour count. :laugh: :toast: Any reason to go back with recent patches? They...
  3. niko084

    Modding Altec Lansing MX5021 speakers

    I'm not familiar with those speakers have you played with adding dampening either CLD or poly fill to the satellites or the woofer? If the woofer is ported you can also play with port lengths. --- You'd want to be careful with shortening (raising tuning frequency) port lengths, making them...
  4. niko084

    AMD Radeon Vega 64 Outperforms NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti in Forza Motorsport 7, DX 12

    But is it? It's a console port from the Xbox One. https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/2086/xbox-one-gpu ---Made by AMD. Personally this makes zero difference to me as I'll be playing on my Xbox.
  5. niko084

    Tesla dumps Nvidia

    Is there a system that good? I recently tried the autopilot in new Tesla S and I was far from impressed and near being concerned. I do not doubt the future ability so much as the current state. I have watched video clips of some pretty good lap times on tracks with what I would assume is custom...
  6. niko084

    Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-Core CPU @ 6.1 GHz on All Cores, Consumes up to 1000 W

    16amps over 18awg will suffer increased temps and vdroop nearing 10%, thankfully these wires are fairly short. This could be dangerous if the cable was copper clad aluminum. Likely not in the power supply used, I wouldn't be surprised to see 16awg wire on it, I'm not certain of the ratings for...
  7. niko084

    And the CPU socket is toasted

    Asus is terrible at communication but I've never been let down on an RMA so there's that... I've done likely over a hundred with them over the last 15 years or so, communication has always been less than desirable sometimes getting a response weeks after the part arrives.
  8. niko084

    team amd or nvidia ?

    Trident I've run lots of both and others, very seldom have I been disappointed.
  9. niko084

    Forza Motorsport 7

    Forza is along the lines of Gran Turismo, very good not quite sim 'games'. My favorite and practically only genre I play on consoles, I'd never play it with a keyboard... I can put hours into hot lapping just trying to tweak my car and lap times.
  10. niko084

    Should I get more memory?

    But your willing to deal with the headaches and expense of a gaming laptop? :confused:
  11. niko084

    Should I get more memory?

    GPU is your big ticket there (which you have, but may want an extra), more ram likely will not be required in the foreseeable future.
  12. niko084

    Advice needed!

    This is why I recommend using the resource monitor to track your CPU usage while playing the game, this is how one can be more certain. Unfortunately the problem going away with a GPU change on the older game means little to the issues with the newer version. It's possible under some...
  13. niko084

    Advice needed!

    This confuses me a little, you could run GPUZ or another monitoring utility while playing the game to see memory usage. It's possible the benchmark isn't fully utilizing your gpu ram. What OS?
  14. niko084

    Advice needed!

    Could be running into a CPU wall, if overclocking is an option that chip should do mid 3s with ease. On another note, complaints of stuttering and frame rate drops seem somewhat common for both games even on modern i7s and 1080s. Some rec trying windowed mode, changing sound settings... YMMV.
  15. niko084

    Microsoft admits it IS talking to Sony about 'CrossPlay'

    If they get it done, I'll give in and buy an Xbox One X. :toast:
  16. niko084

    Advice needed!

    Vsync may cause more problems than it solves as it will hurt performance further. Another aspect I pickup on quickly with racing games is the frame delay that often occurs with vsync (remember old wireless controller latency?). I would suggest capturing your FPS as well as CPU and GPU usage to...
  17. niko084

    Linksys Announces the WRT32X AC3200 Gaming Router

    Don't tell anyone I told you but RGB is next. :laugh:
  18. niko084

    Windows 10 high CPU/DISK spikes are really annoying to be honest

    Review this -- http://www.thewindowsclub.com/use-resource-monitor-windows-10 You can use the Disk selection to view the specific processes responsible for the disk reads and writes. You can sort by Read or Write to help determine the greater offender, once we know what is doing it we can better...
  19. niko084

    Linksys Announces the WRT32X AC3200 Gaming Router

    Most Intel nics especially the ones on your mainboard are just basic software driven nics, in which case the Killer is superior. You'll probably find it hard to measure any differences in transfer speeds or latency and extremely minor cpu usage differences. Correct, unless your networked is...
  20. niko084

    Linksys Announces the WRT32X AC3200 Gaming Router

    Exactly. Killer nics are not bad nics, they are actually pretty good. They are comparable to some higher end server nics with maybe a bit too much hype. They operate on QoS, which means unless your network is saturated they wont do much with that feature. The other feature is they offload your...
  21. niko084

    Small upgrade - Intel i5 3570k to i7 3770k

    Depending on the games you play and other usage I'd go for it. I feel people downplay HT and how good it is in some situations, take a look at this--- https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_4670K_and_i7_4770K_Comparison/8.html In excess of a 15% performance gain in BF3 on a GTX 580...
  22. niko084

    Which VGA overclocks to 160% performance of default? R9550.....<retro>

    https://downloadmoreram.com/ :laugh: I miss the times of flashing video cards... I did a number of GeForce and Radeon cards to Quadro and FireGL for CAD users trying to keep it cheap. Overclocking heavily on stock cooling was awesome but I didn't start clocking GPUs until the x1*** series.
  23. niko084

    New TV for 4K

    IMO the features you loose out on are minimal (HDR, refresh rate, backlight zones), I tend to prefer LG color calibration to Samsung. Quality control and reliability in my experience doesn't seem to grow with cost. A friend of mine has the LG you linked, being you are coming from another LCD...
  24. niko084

    Using gtx 1070 x1 what to upgrade to mine faster?

    For bitcoin now aren't ASIC units what you want over gpu?
  25. niko084

    Using gtx 1070 x1 what to upgrade to mine faster?

    What are you mining specifically? That should help others more experienced with mining than myself.