Looked at the catalog didn't see a speccy thread. As the title says, everyone gets rated edition!
>Mobo failing and has dead RAM slots including the main channel
>GPU shutting itself out
>HDDs running for 5 years already
Will be upgrading soon and retiring the drives as storage
It's not that uncommon of a 16:10 res. Its less common now since we have moved on to higher resolutions. but it was fairly common for a while.
Macs used that resolutions in a few models.
That's actually useful information. Thanks!
it sure is shit, will be upgrading to this soon:
probably will get a seasonic psu if they go down in price or i find someone on craigslist, also might just get a z87 pro and not an rog
It's ok I spose. I want rid of the gpu I just don't have the money to upgrade.
MAYBE YOU GUYS CAN HELP
My processor keeps getting hot. Now I ain't talking Jenna Haze in lacy lingerie hot, I mean breaking 80c and my computer turning itself off hot. Right now it's idling at ~50c, but as soon as I try and do anything shit goes wild. I'm using a stock cooler on a Phenom II 810, and I'm fairly sure there's a simple solution to this overheating problem. My GPU is only a GTS250 and it never seems to overheat or anything, it's just my CPU.
Any cheap and cheerful ideas? My case's inflow ain't blocked by objects or dust in the filter, rear ain't blocked either. Room isn't stupidly warm or anything.
Should I just get a better heatsink?
I think I might switch back to Windows 7 since I can't get it to boot from my SSD under Windows 8.1
>dem summer temps
mine is similar to OP just a bit shittier pls r8
Could be fan problem. Does your fan speed up when the cpu usage goes up? it should.
If it's not that then it can be that your thermal coumpound is old, recompound your cpu.
If none of the above help just get a better cpu fan/heatsink, those aren't that expensive.
Stock cooler. It's weird, today it rapidly changes between 33 and 34, but usually it is 31 and 32. The snow did melt, though. My PC has been emitting a very annoying whining sound. I think it's the haswell HSF. Any one else have noise issues with it? It gets especially loud when loading a game, but can be noisy at idle too. Speccy doesn't show an RPM change when it makes the noise either. Could it be the PSU? It's impossible to figure out where the sound is coming from.
5/10, yeah probably time to upgrade, part list looks alright, might wanna spring for a larger ssd though.
8/10, nothing much to argue about, i would go for a 2560x1440 monitor though.
6/10, kind of generic.
5/10, 10gb ram, unusual to say the least.
8/10, man crop the pic please!
7/10, running a bit hot there eh!
5/10, mid level as they come, 720p tv as screen!
7/10, alright i suppose, lacks SSD.
How do u apply thermal paste, b4 i used to slab that shit on thinking ot wasn't enough but I was really using too much, just use a drop and even it out before you put on the fan, also stock coolers even a lot of aftermarket fans suck, so u might need a new one And make sure your case fans are strategically placed and not backwards (pulling air in instead of pushing it out, except for the back one of course), get more fans if you're case supports more
The way I do it is like that:
I put a drop of the paste in the middle of the cpu, as big as a grain of rice. Once that is done, seat the heatsink on it.
Once the heatsink is over it, start to screw the bolts, going for the opposite side. EG If you screw the upper right first, then go for the lower left afterwards, that way the pressure will spread the paste evenly over the CPU.
really all I want for it is moar drives, maybe another GPU if I get a 4K display later (I've found a 7950 can handle 4K at a respectable framerate with some overclocking), and if I'm bothered, a 120GB SSD, unless 256GB ones go down in price enough
those samsung EVO's are looking nice
I will eventually get one. I got this monitor from a mate for free.
120/144hz are really expensive in New Zealand, also not sure what is good in monitors atm.
Would be appreciated if you had any pointers on good (cheapish) monitors.
Yeah the EVO:s are really nice for the price!
Hold off on the 4K displays until a more worthwhile generation of panels comes along though, current and soon to come panels all have some kind of flaw making them a bad choice, also prices will drop.
7/10, nice enough!
Prices vary so much between different regions so it´s hard to suggest anything really. Just wait and see what becomes of the upcoming QHD 120hz panels that are coming!
Sounds like you got the right amount, even though pea sized is the consensus, but I usually flatten it out after applying with a baseball card or something after I seen a dude do that on YouTube, might wanna try that.
>I did post my speccy earlier in the thread if you want to check my temps.
You don't need to and probably shouldn't flatten it out before putting the heatsink on.
Putting the heatsink on and applying the pressure by screwing it will do enough.
Anything else is overkill and possibly worse than just doing that.