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    Maximus VIII Ranger BIOS corrupted after USB BIOS flashback

    Hello everyone. So I have a Maximus VIII Ranger motherboard which I was using with a modded BIOS for Skylake OC because my old 7600K had a faulty memory controller. I got an used 7600K for a steal price (tried and tested working) and hence was flashing the latest BIOS back again using BIOS...
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    i5 6500T (Skylake) overclocking on Maximus VIII Ranger (Z170)

    Hello all and good day! I recently got an i5 6500T for dirt cheap (my old 7600K has a faulty memory controller) and with the modded BIOS (ver. 0018), I was able to overclock it to 4.4 GHz on the Maximus VIII Ranger (Z170). Thing is, as mentioned in many forums, cache performance, especially L1...
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    i5 7400 overclocking possible on Maximus VIII Ranger?

    Hello all. This is for my old system which used to have an i5 7600K and an ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger (Z170) - BIOS updated for Kaby Lake chips. The i5 7600K has a faulty memory controller and none of the slots of channel A work. I have tested the board with my friend's 6600K and all the slots...
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    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 overclocking queries

    Hello everyone, I recently upgraded my system as on specs and have been running a solid overclock of 4.3 GHz at 0.0625V increase from offset (around 1.15V). The max temps of Prime 95 small FFT test is around 83 degree C tested for around 25 mins. Today I added a 256 GB NVMe drive and the temps...
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    ASUS ZenFone 2 eMMC replacement questions

    Hello everyone. This is just for fun and self learning activity. Any help is appreciated. :) I have a ZenFone 2 32 GB with a faulty eMMC chip. Also, I happen to have a donor 64 GB motherboard with a good eMMC but with fault on network and camera flash due to water damage. The 64 GB motherboard...
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    Planning to delid i5 7600K

    Hello everyone, I am planning to delid my i5 7600K. I don't have a tool or liquid metal. But I do have a surgical knife and Cooler Master Mastergel Maker (11 W/m-K). Will it be worth it? Reason: In recent times, it is running very hot even on stock, goes upto 85 degree C. I have a doubt that...
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    System boots slow when left powered off for long

    Hi all, Since the last month, I have been facing a strange problem. Suppose I have the system powered off for > 1 day. The next time I power it on, Windows boots very slowly (the rotating dots will rotate 6 or 7 times) and the lock screen and desktop will come slow as if it is booting from a...
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    Sapphire R9 270X replacement issues

    Hi all, I had a Sapphire R9 270X VaporX Edition GPU which was causing problems and gave it for RMA. As replacement, they gave the Toxic edition. The thing is it was working while the system was in supine position that is horizontal (motherboard parallel to floor). However, it was not working...
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    Spots on motherboard from "substance" leaked from liquid cooler

    A few days ago, I was cleaning my computer when I found the following spots: The liquid cooler had a crack in the top plastic since last year. So something came out of it after which I put on the tape as you can see and am planning to replace it. Thing is how do I get rid of those spots...
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    Phone flash memory failing?

    Hi everyone, This is regarding my ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (1.8 GHz CPU, 4 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM). A few days ago, after 1 year and 11 months of excellent service, suddenly I saw that some of the apps (Play Music, ASUS MiniMovie) were corrupted. But a simple uninstall and reinstall fixed them. Later...
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    Occasional BSOD while shut down (Windows 10)

    Hi everyone, I am having a little but concerning problem. Occasionally while shutting down the system after some time of use, I get a BSOD. The error is REFERENCE_BY_POINTER. The BSOD happens after I press shut down from the start menu and it goes to the "Shutting down" screen with the...
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    Intermittent "single" USB port issue

    Hi everyone, I am having a minor issue in my PC. The specs are as listed on system specs here. The chassis (Corsair Carbide 100R) has 2 USB 3.0 ports on the front panel which is connected to an USB 3.0 header on the motherboard. I find that the 2nd port on the front panel (the one to the...
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    Which graphics card to get? [System specs on profile]

    Hello everyone, I am planning to buy a new graphics card in May or June. Right now, I am using the Sapphire R9 270X VaporX OC edition. I have recently upgraded my system (motherboard, RAMs and SSDs I got as prizes), bought the CPU and chassis. Rest everything was taken from my old build. I...
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    KabyLake settings for memory

    Hi all, I have the system as on system specs. The DDR4 memory kit is rated at XMP 2666 MHz CL 15. When I apply the XMP profile, I have seen that the motherboard automatically sets the system agent voltage to 1.232V. Is it safe to use it like that 24/7? Max CPU temp at present settings is 64...
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    Smartphone SoC cooling (ASUS ZenFone 2 - ZE551ML)

    So I recently took apart my ASUS ZenFone 2 (4 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3560) to take a look inside. The internal build quality is very good. But the cooling system is like: There is copper tape covering a thin aluminum plate which is placed on top of the SoC area for shielding. The...
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    Corsair GS 700 PSU failure

    A few days back, I switched on my computer (perfectly fine even 8 hrs back) and found that it is shutting off after 1.5 seconds. Just the fans spinning for 1.5 seconds and then shuts down. After that, it was not starting at all until I unplugged the PSU, wait for the Standby LED to turn off and...
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    Kingston SSD firmware update issues

    Hello everyone, I am posting after a very long time related to a issue I am having with my SSD. I have a Kingston HyperX 3K 240 GB SSD (SH103S3240G) with firmware version 580ABBF0. I have seen that my drive performs slower than other same model drives in reviews etc with different firmware...
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    Recovering photos: Help appreciated.

    Due to a camera malfunction, some photos from the memory card were deleted. My friend and me were able to recover them with help of recovery software but some photos are grayed out(50%). The memory card was left intact and no new data was written in our knowledge. It is in the FAT file format...
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    Having problems overclocking Sapphire R9 270X

    Hi everyone, I recently purchased a Sapphire R9 270X Vapor-X 2 GB DDR5 OC WITH BOOST graphics card. The default clocks for the card are 1100 MHz for the core and 1450 MHz for the memory. The core overclocks good and I could easily achieve a stable 1175 MHz which is pretty good considering this...
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    Speakers or sound card problem or both? - Help appreciated

    Hi everyone, this thread is for a friend of mine. So he called me and told me that he was compiling his own mission and testing it in ArmA III like he does always when suddenly the sound was distorted and after sometime, would not come at all. He added that moving the 3.5 mm jack on the back...
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    Getting new graphics card, suggestions welcome

    Hi everyone, so I am finally getting a new graphics card. Budget is around Rupees 15000(250 USD approx). I am shortlisting the Sapphire R9 270X. I might have to stick to Sapphire as I have my 6770 in the service center and might talk with them and ask them whether I can pay the remaining and get...
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    Sapphire HD 6770 dead, RMA help appreciated.

    Hi everyone, A few days back, my 2.5 years old Sapphire HD 6770 died. I played BF4 for 1.5 hrs and sometime later got vertical lines on the screen while browsing the internet. Rebooted and no display. Rebooting again and again returned no display or blank display. After tons of reboots, I got to...
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    VRM cooling required or not on Asus M5A97 R2.0

    So I got a Cooler Master Seidon 120V today and successfully overclocked my Phenom II X4 980BE to 4.1 GHz apparently stable so far and the CPU temperatures are under control. I have an Asus M5A97 R2.0 motherboard. When I touch the VRM heatsink, it feels like 75 degree C while running prime 95 in...
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    RAMs need more voltage than before for stable overclock

    Hi everyone, I am having a problem with my system again. Since I purchased the RAMs on November 2013, I overclocked it to 1866 MHz 9-10-9-24 @ 1.6625V and it was stable. However, recently I have been having some instability issues which I was sure related to the memory. I cleaned the system...
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    Asus R9 270X Direct CUII TOP edition review

    1. Introduction: Hi everyone! This is a review of the Asus R9 270X DC2T 2GD5 graphics card. AMD has recently launched their Radeon R7 and R9 series of graphics cards. The R7 series is targeted for entry level to mainstream gamers whereas the R9 series focuses on the high end gamers. Here is a...
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