• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

Search results

  1. lordjohn

    Building my first computer. Need some tips and advice for grounding.

    wear pure cotton, touch a water tap before install any thing like ram, cpu, mainboard, gpu, etc, the if case is painted, touch the cutted part of the case will help too. if you still worried, wire your self to any water tap with help.
  2. lordjohn

    i5 3470+r9 280 for AC unity, vrm so hot

    thanks, just tested using amd powertune, i lowered the tdp 10%, set the clock at 825 not the factory OC 960 and set fan runs at 80%, now vrm at at 62 when 1080 with AC unity, will msi afterburner works with powercolor? seems to me, factory OC does not affect FPS at all, I got 50-60 in ac unity...
  3. lordjohn

    How to re-use a ssd cache?

    many thanks, the only problem is that I dont have the key for win8.1 on this notebook, so I can only clone the HDD to intel 520 with the intel migration tool, should I remove the cache before that or should I just leave it there and it will become a drive later?
  4. lordjohn

    i5 3470+r9 280 for AC unity, vrm so hot

    thanks, how do i lower the voltage of gpu and increase fan speed, there is no software from powercolor, can i use amd powertune to do so?
  5. lordjohn

    How to re-use a ssd cache?

    Thanks It is a msata, i will remove the 2.5 HDD and install ssd,
  6. lordjohn

    How to re-use a ssd cache?

    i have a asus vivo book, s500c, it comes with a 24gb ssd as cache and 500gb hdd, i am planning to swap out the 500gb hdd with intel ssd, using intel migration tool, Have done such migration with my 13inch vivo book and it was very good. now I wonder how can i reuse that 24gb ssd cache, it is a...
  7. lordjohn

    i5 3470+r9 280 for AC unity, vrm so hot

    I recently upgrade my gpu to power color r9 280 due to the fact my 6850CF no longer able to run AC unity(even CF, only 12 FPS at 720p), why ubisoft games always need so much power!!! by set everything to max and runs at 1080p, my r9 280 got to 72 c and vrm of gpu goes to 88 c. the room temp is...
  8. lordjohn

    can CPU fail, never OC, normal cooler, cooler never failed

    it is in a metal case, so static discharge are shelled by the case, when put away, i did not take anything out from the case or open the case
  9. lordjohn

    For gaming: A10 5750 + 2gb Radeon 8570 vs i5 3210M + GT635M?

    i5 + a better gpu, at least r7 240 or 250x wait, u mean notebook, 635m is better http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1495&gid2=654&compare=radeon-hd-8570m-vs-geforce-gt-635m
  10. lordjohn

    can CPU fail, never OC, normal cooler, cooler never failed

    maybe, and it somehow short the cpu and mainboard? then i should see burns?
  11. lordjohn

    can CPU fail, never OC, normal cooler, cooler never failed

    Thanks, for the old mainboard, cleared CMOS, removed battery. still no boot, so I was very much believed mainboard fail, and removed the CPU to another working system to test, but it seems CPU fail. they are both am2+ boards, one is 780 and one is nvidia 630, can not remember, but they were...
  12. lordjohn

    can CPU fail, never OC, normal cooler, cooler never failed

    already tested with anther board, this board is working
  13. lordjohn

    209mm wide case able to fit a 159mm coolering heat pipe?

    is a ThermalTake H21 430x480x209mm case able to fit a aftermaket cooler max hight 159mm? thanks
  14. lordjohn

    can CPU fail, never OC, normal cooler, cooler never failed

    I had a system that was bought 5 years ago, worked fine for a long time, some day I put it away for few month, and try to use it again later, it stopped working, black screen, no mainboard check sound. tested ram, gpu, finally think it is either mainboard or cpu, since I never had a damaged cpu...
  15. lordjohn

    Peoples thoughts on new build

    support ur idea I agree with u. just one thing, the only thing that can go up and down in price of a PC parts are rams and ram related(SSDs). Other parts is less often regain price but just drop slowly. See what is the ram price now compare to Sep 2012.
  16. lordjohn

    8120+6850CF assassin creed 3= min 12fps

    thanks ok, just find out i can check max mem usage in gpu-z, it is 8xx mb, for assassin creed 3 in new york, low fps is 28. average 38. i got a screen shot of cpu usage, gpu usage, ram usage, temps, how I post the picture here? some updates, just got my dead space 3, max everything, avg fps...
  17. lordjohn

    how to enable apu CF

    thanks changed the google query, How to set up AMD Dual Graphics - YouTube seems i have to put my monitor to the onboard output? anyway, the 6530 on board gives 900 for 3dmark, this 6670 gives 1470 for 3dmarks, i wonder will it be better in this toy CF sorry didn't see ur link, just checked...
  18. lordjohn

    how to enable apu CF

    I just got a new 6670 2gb on sale, to put in my existing 3670k, asus a75-v, ram 12gb at 1333. it was on the 6530 in the cpu, after install the card, I download the 13.1 and the cap 12.11, however there is no CF under performance in catalyist??? the 6530 is not showing in the device manager...
  19. lordjohn

    8120+6850CF assassin creed 3= min 12fps

    thanks Thanks, I will see how is the vram usage, but the gpu is not very much loaded, I tried to exist game where the fps drops by ctrol+alt+del, and gpu z show ram at 1.5, gpu temp at 62c, where in maxpain 3, in the middel of game, exist and see gpu-z, ram at 1.7, gpu temp at 69c, but...
  20. lordjohn

    Peoples thoughts on new build

    100 for 2x8gb I think he mean 100usd for 2x8gb, a 8gb paired box(16gb a box).
  21. lordjohn

    Severe issues with newly installed GTX 670

    agreed yes, mostly, if it is notebook, no timing to change, very little setting in bios
  22. lordjohn

    Severe issues with newly installed GTX 670

    Cool I never thought of that, he should mention ram change earlier, I ran mem86+ every time for ram upgrades or change, just to make sure it is good ram and under correct timing. if he was doing some other task with this computer such as photo shop, or VM it may crush too, and we may think...
  23. lordjohn

    8120+6850CF assassin creed 3= min 12fps

    Thanks I use gpuz and write it to text, the highest ram use is 1.7gb, but notice this, only gpu one have ram usage, while gup two has no such thing. The ram usage is similar like batman 2, or bf3, or crysis2, however those games never had low fps below 30. I run those game at max all. and...
  24. lordjohn

    8120+6850CF assassin creed 3= min 12fps

    thanks but as I said, my msi 990fx gd65 not good at OC, cpu is ok when OC, it is water cooled, but the vrms on the mainboard gets so hot, according to HD monitor, 70C and rising. I can not use auto, so I set the cpu vcore at 1.275, much lower than auto, which is 1.46 I will rise it to 1.295...
  25. lordjohn

    8120+6850CF assassin creed 3= min 12fps

    Thanks Thanks, I never thought that, what program can see vram usage during gaming? however, if it is Vram, should vram at it's peak when in cities, not in countryside with snow, or maybe countryside with snow and snowing uses most vram? one more thing, I just tested last night...