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  1. Midiamp

    Acer Nitro 5 i7-8750H overheating and throttling

    I'm in the market to buy a semi gaming laptop and the Nitro 5 is under my consideration along with Asus Tuf FX505. Looking at Notebookcheck, it seems the Nitro 5 have inherent issue with heat dissipation. From the FLIR image, the processor area is quite hot. From my limited time as laptop...
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    Testing undervolting with my 5700XT

    I tried this on my Sapphire Nitro+ 5700XT, still plenty of crashes. I abandoned the idea of underclocking because the instability is too much for me. However I have to note I run two differing monitor with different refresh rate and pixel density.
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    Need help finding GTX 1650 Mobile / Max Q BIOS

    I wouldn't try it. There's just too many unknowns for flashing a laptop GPU BIOS just like Regeneration warn and for a minimal gain. A laptop performance bottleneck isn't it's compute element, but rather its thermal dissipating element. You bump that 35 watt limit to 55 watt with GF63 single...
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    1700x to 3900x? worth the upgrade?

    Buy used or discounted at 3/4 the price, then save for 2 years on the second gen AM5 socket or whatever AMD named their next gen socket. My simple rule of thumb for AMD is buy X series board, and buy 1-2 processor in that socket, 3 max if you're splurging. My friends who are running X370 are...
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    Time to fight COVID-19 coronavirus using our computers

    How to properly join this? I've done 2 WU, but I'm not sure if the connections are good or not. I don't see any activities on the network side. Also for my GPU I use 5700XT, seems like I have no WU for this configuration warning all the time, so I'm only running on CPU side.
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    AMD Releases the Radeon Adrenalin Edition 20.2.2 Drivers

    Well, I just narrowed my 5700XT instability to the use of riser card on my new case (RVZ03) and outside of one time the Radeon software crashed because of accidental power reset, all is good. However I do wonder why they recommend to disable enhanced sync. Oh well...
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    How many of you Radeon 5700 owners have ditched your cards over the drivers?

    I'm downloading 19.12.3 (last WHQL 2019 Adrenalin) as I'm typing this. Let's see how it goes. I'm very patient about this, however I'm between semester (am a lecturer) so I have free time to tinker, but comes new semester next week, my PC needs to be steadfast as I am. I hope AMD can update its...
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    How many of you Radeon 5700 owners have ditched your cards over the drivers?

    I concur, I don't need all these fancy recording/streaming features, or even performance uptick, just a solid driver for every update and if possible a fix for maxed out VRAM clock for differing multi monitor refresh rate. UPDATE... Well... Just got dxgmm2.sys BSOD... For crying out loud.
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    How many of you Radeon 5700 owners have ditched your cards over the drivers?

    My dear 5700XT... AMAZING when it works, annoying when the driver crashed, and it crashed a lot. I'm actually window shopping for 2070S and got my eye on Zotac or Inno3D solution, but leaning towards Zotac. FYI, I just migrate my system from MSI B450 Tomahawk Max to Gigabyte B450-I with all...
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    Ghetto Mods

    In hindsight, the foil does nothing as the ambient temp inside the case increases, but nobody can read the content of my drive!
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    Ghetto Mods

    Here's a ghetto mod I made. Just changed back to SFF using Silverstone RVZ03. The thing is, my Sapphire Nitro+ 5700XT has a few centimeters of exposed heatsink on the back of the card and it blows hot air directly to one of the drive bay of the case... Which so happened, housed my samsung SSD...
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    AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.1.4 Beta Drivers

    This is the funny thing... I too have the same issue on 20.1.1 driver not saving my custom power curve. It's fixed on 20.1.2, broke again on 20.1.3, now it's fixed again on 20.1.4. Maybe I have to use DDU to take off everything and reinstall again.
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    AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.1.2 Drivers

    On my setup, the Adrenalin 2020 edition has been a pain in the ass before the last 2 updates. One thing is about the humongous interface, but the other thing is how the GPU driver crashes intermittently and after waking my PC up from sleep. With the January9 update, it's been fixed though, no...
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    RX 5950 XT, RX 5950, and RX 5800 XT: New AMD Radeon SKUs Reach Regulators

    Hey, I'm an AMD fan, and your statement is wrong, I bought my 570 at $110, and yes it offers good perf/$.
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    RX 5950 XT, RX 5950, and RX 5800 XT: New AMD Radeon SKUs Reach Regulators

    Well, seeing how Navi scales up... The power draw from the supposed 5950XT will be interesting to say the least. Thank goodness I don't have superfluous monitors that needs a high end GPU. I really wonder how AMD going in with Ray Tracing. The wording on Xbox Series X launch has a weird...
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    Is this (still) true about windows 10

    Nope. Loud minorities are loud, while the silent majorities, who had successful updates tends, to keep for themselves because they don't have interest to promote whatever companies their products came from. It's a very common train of thought.
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    Core i9-10900K up to 30% Faster than i9-9900K: Intel

    Intel i3-9100F and i5-9400F have been keeping their ship afloat in my country. Aggressively priced and got performance to match, not so much on the i7 and the i9 end. Not so sure about that 30% performance increase will come for free, especially with that 250 watt max TDP. I'm not into...
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    Can we do something about Radeon multi monitor power draw?

    Wattman is dead on the 2020 Andrenalin edition driver. Haven't tried afterburner but I frowned upon installing third party apps. I might try it later on the day.
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    Can we do something about Radeon multi monitor power draw?

    How tho? Radeon Performance VRAM tuning only allows for overclock. It's pegged at 1750 MHz as the lowest point.
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    Can we do something about Radeon multi monitor power draw?

    I've never noticed this until recently... Well I did read the reviews, but to see it in real life is disconcerting. I consider myself a power miser, although my rig doesn't reflect that well, but still, I undervolt my 2700X and underclock+undervolt my 5700XT. I'm fairly happy running in Power...
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    AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 / 19.12.2 drivers

    Please do so, when I main Nvidia cards, DDU has been my number one method to upgrade driver. I thought using AMD would make things easier, well until the 2020 edition it was.
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    AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 / 19.12.2 drivers

    Total crash on World Of Tanks using direct upgrade method. Had to clean everything up with DDU. Now everything works well. I dislike a lot of things, but thankfully it's minor things. Like, not liking all the big words and icons and not liking Radeon sharpening thing, but I guess since they...
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    Your PC ATM

    Not fancy, but totally love my current all AMD setup.
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    Is coil whine common for high end AMD graphics card?

    Oh guys, a wee bit update on this issue. I reduced the coil whine sound A LOT by underclocking/undervolting my 5700XT. I used the numbers on here https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/testing-undervolting-with-my-5700xt.258313/ Again... By A LOT means on my scale with my hyperacusis...
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    Is coil whine common for high end AMD graphics card?

    Thanks for the reply folks, so it is a common thing, probably I'll be sticking with my Define C for a while. The sound absorbing material works as intended. I will just take the front panel off during hot sessions. I did replaced the 5700XT, and this is my second one, from another distributor...
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