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  1. mikeohara

    anyone here have experience with Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut Paste

    First post in a while ... I used Conductonaut on my wife's PC and my rig (before I swapped the mobo out for a B450 board), and it was quite good. However, I'm only able to buy it maybe once a year because of the cost of a small tube of it (which is good for about 3 repastes). I may look at...
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    Quality of AMD Motherboards

    I upgraded from a AM3+ motherboard to a B350 one in January, and I can definitely tell the difference in the motherboard quality. My second AM3+ board was a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 (after breaking a Sapphire AM3+ Mobo my wife won at the last [H]ard|OCP/AMD event in Dallas), and along with a FX-8150...
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    BIOS updates for AM4 motherboards

    my board got another BIOS update, which is okay but now I can't get past 3.6ghz right now without finetoothing the OC, or grabbing a beefier aftermarket HSF or a AIO (which I've been meaning to do). Last BIOS I was running I had a rocksolid OC @ 3.8ghz with the Wraith Spire.
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    BIOS updates for AM4 motherboards

    what's the AGESA version that enables the second gen Ryzen CPUs? Is it 1.0.0.7??
  5. mikeohara

    Asus X370-F Strix NIC keeps dropping out?

    Before you say bad board; do you have a PCI-E ethernet card to test with? Different ethernet cable maybe?
  6. mikeohara

    BIOS updates for AM4 motherboards

    I originally had way too much voltage through the processor and saw temps of close to 90C via Corsair Link when doing encoding with Handbrake. I adjusted the voltage real quick and knocked it down quite a bit and am getting 60C-65C now maxed under CPU-intensive loads.
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    BIOS updates for AM4 motherboards

    Got my Ryzen parts in yesterday, and I updated to the newest bios for my TUF B350M Gaming. Memory autodetected at 2933 without issue; and I'm really happy. Now I gotta find a decent AIO to pull the temps down a bit since I'm using a stock fan ...
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    BIOS updates for AM4 motherboards

    I'm curious to know if anyone is running a B350 Gaming Pro Carbon with a Ryzen chip. Also about BIOS issues and all that jazz.
  9. mikeohara

    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 & 1400 CPU Review @ [H]

    I'm very tempted to know what the bug is regarding nVidia drivers on AM4. As a 1070 owner, I'm really interested in these details and what they are because it may impair my jump to the platform.
  10. mikeohara

    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 & 1400 CPU Review @ [H]

    Thanks for reviewing the R5 1600 Kyle, I'm now looking at upgrading out of the AMD FX series thanks to how cheap these chips are. Hopefully these don't become scarce where you can't find them for at least a month.
  11. mikeohara

    AMD Ryzen 5 Reviewer's Kit Giveaway

    tagging for interest.
  12. mikeohara

    AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU Review @ [H]

    I was waiting on benchmarks before I committed to upgrading out of AM3+. I play Games on my desktop at 1080p (and do the occasional rip of a CD), so Ryzen will not be up my alley. Looks like my future is one with a Kaby Lake system.
  13. mikeohara

    AMD Ryzen 6 Core and 4 Core Benchmark Leaks Rumor

    I'm really tempted to stay with AMD for another generation, but I dunno ...
  14. mikeohara

    Scythe FUMA SCFM-1000 Twin Tower CPU Air Cooler @ [H]

    I take it this will work on LGA 2011 v3 boards correct? My wife's upgrading and I'm trying to find her a cooler that won't break the bank.
  15. mikeohara

    Who's planning to buy Zen?

    I certainly hope so. With the low end Haswell-E and Broadwell chips, I believe they are limited to somewhere in the 25 PCIe lanes range. The next chips up from those have 40.
  16. mikeohara

    Who's planning to buy Zen?

    I'm gonna wait and see personally. My wife and I are thinking of upgrading our PCs Q1 2017 with our income tax refunds, and X99 is way too pricey for me personally without gimping PCI lanes via either a 5820K or a 6800K. If Zen performs well in what I do (gaming/multimedia tasks), then I'll...
  17. mikeohara

    Problem with Desktop

    Hey all, I've been having problems with my desktop hard locking on Windows 10 Pro. I can load into a game and play for any time I want, but if I need to open say Chrome or Waterfox; it'll hardlock within 15 minutes and I have to force a reset. I was using a GeForce GTX 960 (see signature), but...
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    ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1070 O8G-GAMING Review @ [H]

    You sir, are a blatantly trolling. Brent is correct here, and in the past Kyle and everyone who does reviews (or has reviewed equipment) for [H] has called out companies like AMD when it doesn't smell right. Get your fucking facts straight before you get straight eviscerated, because you...
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    ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1070 O8G-GAMING Review @ [H]

    I'm actually upgrading from my GTX 960 (and in the market right now), and it looks like based upon the review I'll get this card. Thanks Kyle and Brent for the review!
  20. mikeohara

    Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer 120 AIO CPU Cooler Review @ [H]

    I bought mine to finally replace my stock cooler that I have been running on my FX8350 for sometime now. The other day, I saw the chip throttle out after hitting 90 degrees C and I came across the review. I paid $84 with two day shipping (wife needed a charging cord as well for a old Samsung...
  21. mikeohara

    ASUS ROG Announced the Latest and Greatest in Gaming Tech

    I'm gonna be in the market for a 1080 soon, and the Asus Strix is admittedly at the top of my list.
  22. mikeohara

    AMD, Roy Taylor, the Nano, and the Press @ [H]

    What I currently have right now is the last AMD product that I will more than likely ever buy. I'm currently in the market for either a major upgrade or another full PC build in 2016, and based upon this shit that they're trying to pull I won't be buying another AMD video card, or even their...
  23. mikeohara

    ASUS - IN WIN Transforming PC

    The page for the case is live as well: It's a E-ATX case called the H-Tower, and the US page for it is http://www.inwin-style.com/en/goods.php?act=view&id=H-Tower
  24. mikeohara

    ASUS - IN WIN Transforming PC

    that sounds about right ... I also agree with what someone said above about kids pressing the button. My grandson (who turns 2 in October) would have the motor worn out in a couple of days.
  25. mikeohara

    MSI GeForce GTX 960 GAMING Video Card Review

    I bought one of these from Newegg, mainly because of the review here. It does what I need it to do (play LoL and WoW) quite well, so I'm happy with the purchase. One thing I'm not happy about is that I can't redeem the code for the 6 months of XSplit that came with the card, but I'm not...
  26. mikeohara

    ASUS GTX 970 STRIX DirectCU II Video Card Review @ [H]

    This card is at the top of my list to replace a Asus 680 that bit it a few weeks ago. That card, I bought based off the review here (680 DCII TOP for those curious), but I don't quite have the cash to pony up for a Strix 980, and right now I game @ 1080p. I'm planning on doing some additional...
  27. mikeohara

    Seiki 39" 4K resolution HDTV $299 Free Shipping

    I'm actually looking for something for my next gen consoles personally that doesn't take the space of my 50" plasma and I could possibly set on a desk or wall mount (provided there's VESA mounts). This may do the trick!
  28. mikeohara

    3dfx discussion/appreciation thread

    I bought a V3 3000 AGP card from the Hastings at the time along with the game Kingpin. I remember spending the whole night tearing my mother's Sony VAIO PC at the time apart to put it in!
  29. mikeohara

    Intel Haswell-E Core i7-5960X CPU & X99 Chipset @ [H]

    I'm personally hoping for some really great mATX boards that showcase this chipset with the two spots to each side of the CPU socket to throw memory in. First manufacturer that pulls this off will have me rushing to Microcenter and buying into this chipset not only for myself, but for the missus...
  30. mikeohara

    NZXT Kraken X61 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review @ [H]

    I like the premise of the AIO cooler, and from what it sounds like; NZXT is doing well in this regard. But it's as Activate mentioned ... if you're looking at dropping $150 on one of the higher-end offerings in the CLC group, you are doing yourself a absolute disservice by not looking at the...
  31. mikeohara

    DD: The Official "Post What You've Found" Thread (pics!!)

    I went through my deceased brother-in-law's trailer about 6 months ago and found a vintage Sunn O))) solid state amp. Of course, it's on my to-do list to get refurbished when I have the money to get it done.
  32. mikeohara

    Corsair Carbide Series AIR 540 Computer Case Review @ [H]

    I'm actually looking at replacing my trustworthy White 600T with one of these come income tax time.
  33. mikeohara

    MPAA Wants Advanced Anti-Piracy Measures At Theaters

    My wife and I already don't go to the movies as is, keep on pushing your bullshit agenda MPAA and you won't see us in a theater again after the other Hobbit movies are released on Bluray/DVD.
  34. mikeohara

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Video Card Review @ [H]

    I'm actually contemplating rotating out my DCII TOP 680 and hooking that into the wife's PC, and getting one of these for myself. I'm waiting until I do my processor upgrade to the FX-8350 before I buy this though, and I might start a savings fund to go towards the price. Oh yeah, I also need to...
  35. mikeohara

    House Panel to Reintroduce Controversial Cyber Bill

    the following comes to mind: godfuckingdammit
  36. mikeohara

    Unlocking Of Smartphones Illegal As Of Tomorrow

    That is a bit shit though. But I use a cdma phone, so I'm screwed either way.
  37. mikeohara

    Far Cry 3 Video Card Performance and IQ Review @ [H]

    I'm looking at upgrading to a 4gb GTX 680 from either MSI, Asus, or EVGA next month in order to enjoy this game in all it's glory. How does performance differ on one of these cards versus a SLI setup with two 680s, if at all? I play primarily at 1080p, and have been considering moving to more...
  38. mikeohara

    TigerDirect Consumer PC Race For Charity Heads To Dallas

    they're basically racing to build rigs, first and second place finishers get a trip to Vegas on Tigerdirect's dime to compete in the final.
  39. mikeohara

    AMD Radeon HD 7970 CrossFire Bundle Lucky Draw

    would love to give this to my wife as a christmas present :D
  40. mikeohara

    Far Cry 3 Video Card Performance Preview @ [H]

    nice to see an evaluation on this game. I'm considering asking for it for Christmas (and then getting the 2nd 680 for SLI in mid-January). Also, I didn't see this answered either reg: the 2gb 680 cards vs. 4gb 680 cards. As someone who is seriously considering the 4gb 680s from eVGA in January...
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