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    Arctic Liquid Freezer II rev3

    Is this in reference to my post? It'll be tricky to place the rad outside the PC but I'll give it a shot. The chip itself is kind of weird though. I changed the BIOS fan curve from silent to 100%. If I just boot up and launch HW monitor, after a minute the chip settles down to 33c. But as I'm...
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    Arctic Liquid Freezer II rev3

    I'm getting max CPU temps during gaming (Skyrim VR) of 89c with a 5800x + AF240. Cinebench R23 Multicore also gets it to 88-89 (modded SkyrimVR is very CPU single core-intensive). My room temperature is ~19c. This is with all stock settings in the BIOS aside from enabling DOCP, and switching the...
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    Arctic Liquid Freezer II rev3

    Just want to confirm in case anyone finds this thread and the loose bracket in my video - replacing the screws shipped with the LFII rev 3 with 2.5" SATA mounting screws worked like a charm; no more loose brackets. Thanks everyone for the help!
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    Arctic Liquid Freezer II rev3

    Wow. I was doing this late at night, but wow. I literally was watching a YouTube video on how to install while installing and I still did it backwards. Thanks for pointing that out :D. I'm still waiting for my RAM to come in so I disassembled everything after taking my video; will try the...
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    Arctic Liquid Freezer II rev3

    Thanks for the tip, I'll give it a try. What would the setup look like with the long screws? Are you referring to the ones that stick up from the bracket? It doesn't look like there's anywhere on the board to screw them into so that they're in the right position for the thumb screws. Sorry if...
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    Arctic Liquid Freezer II rev3

    Sorry to bump an old thread, but I think I might be having the same issue as some posters above. I did a dry run of mounting my LFII (rev 3) onto my Asus TUF Gaming X570 Pro, and I noticed a few things: The mounting rails still seem pretty loose even after screwing into the standoffs as far as...
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    Having trouble choosing a board (5800x)

    Heh that's funny - in the 2nd video he more or less directly equates the TUF Pro and the Tomahawk, which is where I'm stuck myself. The former has 8 SATA ports and the latter has slightly better VRM. I'm leaning toward the TUF Pro, but I've been reading review comments complaining about how the...
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    Having trouble choosing a board (5800x)

    I have a 5800x hopefully on the way soon and I've spent the last few hours looking for a board, and can't quite make up my mind. I want to OC so I'd like to get a board that won't hold the chip back excessively (I can barely get my current 4790k stable with a 100 MHz OC and I'm not sure if it's...
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    DDR3 for RAMdrive

    Is this because the Windows installation keeps track of what RAM is installed? I thought matching RAM was only important if you're planning to pair new sticks with existing sticks. My existing sticks are using up all the slots on the board so I am planning to replace all of them.
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    DDR3 for RAMdrive

    Hello, I'm toying with the idea of setting up a RAMdrive. The idea is to eliminate stutter in Bethesda games - I use a lot of HD texture packs and it seems like there's a lot of stutter induced by transitioning between in-game "cells" - it takes time for the engine to look for the new resources...
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    Disappearing Hard Drives

    Hello, I just upgraded my rig and there's a kink in my storage that I can't seem to work out. I have an Asrock Z97 Extreme6 with the following SATA layout: 0: Boot SSD 3: Extra storage SSD (hooray for dropping prices!) 1: empty 4: 3 GB storage HDD 2: 2 GB RAID1 HDD 5: 2GB RAID1 HDD In case it...
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    Best Buy : EVGA 600W 80+ Power Supply $39.99 - In Store / Shipping

    Excellent, thanks! I just upgraded my rig and I wanted to package my older components into a cheap case and cheap/reputable PSU and lend them to a friend who can't afford a PC right now. This fits the bill perfectly.
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    Problem setting up RAID in Windows 10

    Thanks! In case anyone digs up this thread with the same issue, the registry tweak in the post I linked to in my OP doesn't work on Windows 10, but it's actually even easier. Just reboot into Safe Boot via Start -> Command Prompt -> msconfig -> "boot" tab, change the BIOS setting to RAID...
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    Problem setting up RAID in Windows 10

    Hello, I just simultaneously upgraded my PC (new board and CPU) and also switched to Windows 10. On my previous rig (in my sig), I had a pair of 2 TB drives in RAID1 via the BIOS (not software). Neither of these drives is the boot drive. My new parts are an ASRock z97 Extreme6 and i7 4790k...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    This may have been the most on-target computer advice I've ever received. Thumbs up! I started by bumping my CPU voltage from Auto (~1.2 V - I had played around with it before, couldn't get it stable, and gave up) to 1.35V as Primetime suggested. I was able to boot into Windows with 1603 MHz...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Giving the vcore 1.35 enabled boot and even wake from sleep, but the PC crashed as soon as I launched Skyrim, so still no go. What's the worst that can happen if I remove my RAM and replace it with a single module that's not listed as officially supported? A friend of mine has this stick that...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I tried loosening the RAM timing and got the PC to boot, but it crashed pretty quickly on a Prime95 RAM test. It's pretty stable with the RAM at 1200 MHz. I have noticed that above 3.6 GHz CPU clock speed my computer restarts when trying to wake from sleep, so that's an issue. My main...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I took a very long break from trying to push my OC (last time I tried a few months ago, Windows somehow got corrupted and I had to do a fresh install). I'm finally trying it out again and I have a question. I set my CPU voltage to 1.2 V and BCLK to 200 for a total of 4 GHz. Previously I had been...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Oops... I forgot, most of my BIOS settings are on auto right now. Here's my story. A few months ago I got my x5650 to replace my old i7 930. I got it rock solid stable by upping BCLK and CPU voltage up to 4.17 GHz. Days under Prime95, no crashes while gaming, etc. The only instability it had was...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Thanks for the response; I didn't want to presume. I once replied to a thread (different message board, different issue) where I posted all of my specs/settings/etc and then the thread just died, no responses at all :D. Didn't want to kill this thread as well. I'll post photos of my BIOS...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Is it normal for an x5650 to have trouble holding down 4 GHz? It ran Prime95 in-place FFTs all night without a hiccup. Same with 3DMark FireStrike on a loop (not at the same time). But I got that wonderful WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE BSOD while playing Dragon Age: Awakeings. Normal?
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    Razer Naga $24.99 @ Walmart.com

    Yup. mine too :D. Glad I didn't miss out on the deal!
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    Razer Naga $24.99 @ Walmart.com

    I ordered one on Thursday night but haven't had time to pick it up yet... I just looked on my email receipt and the item is listed as "I/O Magic Optical Mouse with Scroll Wheel I012M01GBK". Did that happen to anyone else? If not, I hope they don't give me any trouble for trying to return an item...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Just got my x5650 and am trying to overclock. Currently I'm at 4.2 GHz which is Skyrim-stable but not Prime95-stable (4 GHz Prime95'd all night with in-place FFTs). I'm going to try to lower the memory mulitplier and see if it stabilizes. In the mean time, I have a question. I seem to have two...
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    r9 290x with an i7 930

    Thanks for the input, everyone. I went ahead and grabbed a used Gigabyte R9 290x on Amazon Marketplace (presumably with warranty tied to the S/N). If I get the Xeon, will I need to reinstall Windows?
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    r9 290x with an i7 930

    I just got an unexpected return on my security deposit and I'm thinking of turning the money toward upgrading my PC. I'd really like to try Skyrim in its full HD glory, as well as some newer games like Crysis 3 and the Metro Reduxes. I believe I'm currently being limited by the 2 GB VRAM on my...
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    Game of Thrones Complete 3rd Season Blu-Ray, DVD, Dig - 29.99

    Nice :). Got this one as well. I've been kicking myself for not getting the first season for this price when I saw it 9 months ago... maybe tomorrow? :D
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    Surface Pro 128gb (First Gen) $500 at Bestbuy

    If that's the case I'll be really pissed off. I've had an SP1 since release and I love it, but I bought it in anticipation of the power cover (which they've strongly hinted at since before the SP1 release). If it's not SP1 compatible, I'm sure MS will lose some betrayed customers. That said...
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    Building a Server - Requesting Advice

    That gets to the crux of my question. In terms of benchmarks I don't see much of a difference between Xeons and consumer grade hardware. What's the advantage of going sever grade? Not really, the server will be tucked away in a corner away from any chemicals.
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    Building a Server - Requesting Advice

    Hello, I'm building a file server for the laboratory that I work in. I've built multiple PCs including the one in my sig so I know how it's done in general, but I've never built a server before. I'm wondering what major differences there are between building a server and a gaming PC. I'm...
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    Where is Skyrim screenshot thread?

    So you're the ENB settings author, and you developed that on a 6870? What kind of performance do you get? Would you mind uploading your mod list? Sorry for all of my questions; I'm very curious because I've had to completely abandon ENB for my rig due to stuttering and I have a 2GB 6950. I'm...
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    Skyrim Mods - A Comprehensive List & User Support Thread

    That's nuts! How does he actually test his code? Surely not on that... How can he do case testing when his machine can't handle most of the cases?
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    Good, high performance ENB for Skyrim?

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a high performance ENB for Skyrim? I tried Sharpshooter's (with the latest binary) and it halves my outdoors framerate from 40 to 20, even with DOF off. I don't want to just randomly look through ENBs on the nexus because there are a ton of them, and the...
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    Where is Skyrim screenshot thread?

    Gionight, would you mind sharing your ENB config? Your images look incredible!
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    Please help me diagnose my BSOD

    It's been a while since my last post and since then the problem has almost, but not completely, gone away. I analyzed my latest minidump and got the following: Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.16384 AMD64 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Loading...
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    Did I get hacked?

    :D FTR it was a sports video stream; I don't use my gaming computer for porn. In retrospect it was kind of stupid to do a hard reset during an update, but seemed no harm was caused. It was very strange though; one second I was watching a stream, then next my computer was applying a security...
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    Did I get hacked?

    Edit: Oops, I posted in OS instead of Networking and Security. Could a mod please move this thread accordingly? I was on a web page that I probably shouldn't have been on, and was streaming a video. All of a sudden the feed froze, all of my programs quit, and Chrome gave me the "crash face"...
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    Please help me diagnose my BSOD

    Thanks a lot! It turned out to be an Acronis driver. I recently reverted from Acronis to a simple Windows 7 backup without actually uninstalling Acronis and it didn't cross my mind that it could have caused a problem. Now I got that stuff uninstalled. Hopefully my BSODs will clear up. Thanks...
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    Please help me diagnose my BSOD

    I feel like trying. When I first ran WinDbg, I got an error saying "Symbol search path is: *** Invalid ***". I went to the Microsoft Symbol Download page and downloaded the "Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 retail symbols, all languages(File size: 287 MB)" package. I installed it to...
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