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    Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut scratching and denting.

    I've remained with NT-H1 myself, the tube that came "free" with my NH-D15S cooler will last for ages, hell, I still have MX2 and MX3 paste somewhere from what must be a decade now, never got to fully using it. The scratching could be caused by zinc oxide fragments. The paste has to be ground...
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    Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut scratching and denting.

    I thought about that too, but he posted it publicly himself here, plus it's a corporate email, so I guess he's fine with it. https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/solved-thermal-grizzly-kryonaut-psa-nasty-scratching.261985/post-4168679
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    Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut scratching and denting.

    Yeah, I noticed. At least that hopefully means the bad batches are quite rare. Or that most people just use it and then leave it untouched for years I would not have noticed the scratches either, but it was my first time delidding and I basically did it like 3 times to see how it works without...
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    Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut scratching and denting.

    They're in that linked post above yours. The TG representative was very amiable and fast, and basically put enough money for a new cooling solution on my Paypal, so I have nothing to complain about that. But Kryonaut I'm definitely not risking again. Conductonaut sure, that thing is amazing...
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    How many reads/writes does your NVMe SSD('s) have

    There's another 970 Evo with 1 media error on the first page. Looks rather peculiar and more like some sort of firmware issue. My Evo+ shows 0. Those errors should appear around the time after the SSD exhausted its reserves, not with just 3.5TB written which is nothing. A quick look on google...
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    Linpack Xtreme Released

    I think I know what the "issue" is. You're likely comparing the results from the benchmark to those from stresstesting, which uses all the threads. I'm getting 232 Gflops from the bench, but 340 Gflops on the stresstest with 8GB RAM used that runs on all threads.
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    Linpack Xtreme Released

    You need to see what is causing your chip to throttle under the stresstest, could be VRMs heating up, CPU thermals, power limits in BIOS. You should have also finished the Windows update process before stresstesting. You can see the throttling reasons in HWinfo64.
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    Higher C States and (mostly GPU) performance

    What exactly shaves 7 fps when you go from Auto/C1 to C8? More importantly, this is NOT about CPU clocks. How I tested to reach that conclusion: - CPU locked at 5GHz (instead of 4.3GHz as it is on Auto) - C8 C-State in BIOS. - performance is still abysmal at 71 fps, 5GHz locked does nothing to...
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    Higher C States and (mostly GPU) performance

    Hello, I wondered if anyone feels like trying to confirm my findings about "deeper" C states and how they affect performance. Let's go step by step so it's easier to read. - it's about the specs in the profile, so a 8700k, Z370 platform - according to Throttlestop, "Auto" in BIOS seems to...
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    NOCTUA in trouble? - Leo tests the NEW Zalman CNPS20X !

    I watched both videos and found them intriguing. I am using a D15S which works great so there's no reason for me to change, and also have a few oldie Zalman CPUs from the past. I have a CNPS10x Optima on my FX8350 system and it always worked well, so I'm not that surprised that Zalman can...
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    Is VRAM overclocking safe?

    My 1070ti with Micron VRAM can only do about +350MHz on it before things get unstable. At first I thought +400 worked OK, but the card would TDR 1-2 times/month. I'll have to assume very few actually care about rock solid stability. Most people that OC do it the fast&dirty way after settings...
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    Nvidia pushing DCH only drivers through geforce website?

    You should be able to download and install the appx for Nvidia's CP from: https://store.rg-adguard.net Select Retail, insert link to Nvidia Cp: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/nvidia-control-panel/9nf8h0h7wmlt Get the appx file you need and install it.
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    Prime95 v26.6. Which are normal temps?

    All of the decent AIOs are Asetek designs, I think? I'm not really knowledgeable enough about AIOs and water cooling to give advice on what to buy. I'm not sure the 280mm vs 240mm jump will be very high, maybe -5C? And lower noise levels, the 140mm fans will be quieter. Other AIOs should offer...
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    Prime95 v26.6. Which are normal temps?

    If it's non-K there's little point to delid it. It will boost relatively to the same clocks. HT can help in some games that need threads, like AC: Odyssey/Origins, especially in cities. It will also be better rendering, encoding etc. But quite a few games are actually doing a bit worse on HT...
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    Prime95 v26.6. Which are normal temps?

    You're fine even at 100C (not for non-stop usage). Even without any cooling whatsoever, these chips will throttle and downclock, but not shut down. These chips are a little marvel. You can turn your subtitles on for English. Obviously, cooler is better, as it results in increased longevity for...
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    MSI Z390 Audio driver

    There are quite a few people that pretend that each driver brings "nuance" in the sound and that they can hear differences. Considering I worked with audio production and still have studio monitors as my speakers, I find these claims quite laughable, but you should try for yourself. Some onboard...
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    Prime95 v26.6. Which are normal temps?

    Well you'll never know for sure until you push the CPU and see how it does under a decent OC. My CPU is not good either, it requires about 1.33V for 5GHz, and that's testing without AVX, because my motherboard is cheap and the VRMs are pretty bad, so I don't trust them with more than 150W of...
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    Prime95 v26.6. Which are normal temps?

    I simply don't know. I wanted to buy a EVGA 280 CLC myself but ended up choosing the Noctua air cooler. I think some youtuber made a video about temp differences with AIO, maybe you can find something of use here.
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    Prime95 v26.6. Which are normal temps?

    It seems OK-ish. I tested without HT and at my 1.096V Vcore, the power draw is 100W, and temps max at 58C or so. For the 12 threads, same voltage, power draw goes to about 100-116W, and temps rise to 62C. The case and the number of fans, their speed etc. matter as well. My case is a Meshify C so...
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    Prime95 v26.6. Which are normal temps?

    What's the power draw for the 70C? I can test with HT disabled later when I get home, the D15S from Noctua should be somewhat similar to the AIO, and my chip is delidded, so temps should be in the same area with same power draw.
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    Prime95 v26.6. Which are normal temps?

    That voltage makes more sense. You should give it at least 2-3hrs to test, even better over night. I've got workers stopping as far as 11hrs in p95, and it was not just unstable in P95, apps also crashed (rarely), and 1-2 times/month I'd get a BSOD. 60C is hardly anything to worry about, you...
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    Prime95 v26.6. Which are normal temps?

    I think this is a tad too hot (compared to what you can achieve), considering that this is a chip without HT and you're running p95 26.6 from the title (i.e. without AVX), which results in reduced power consumption. Plus, this is a soldered chip I believe. At stock speeds (i.e. the 4.3GHz all...
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    PC hangs so hard power button isn't working

    I've had this sort of thing happen to me twice, the first time it was a dying PSU, and the second time a dying GTX970 from Gainward. Each time the PC would blackscreen/lock without me being able to do anything other than hard reboot, until at one point it no longer booted at all. Curious what it...
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    MSI Z390 Audio driver

    @caleb You shouldn't really install any of the MSI bloatware, you don't need any of it. The Realtek drivers are typically good, in 2 years of Z370 I haven't found one that affected my PC negatively. MSI tends to offer somewhat up to date audio drivers, but they're still behind. What you're...
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    PassMark Inline PSU Tester

    I can buy 2 new premium PSUs from 590$, instead of just seeing if one is functional enough. No thank you for sure, unless you make a living out of repairing PCs which often come with blown PSUs. And even then, it's still cheaper to replace with a working PSU see if the PC starts working. Nice...
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