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  1. III_Slyflyer_III

    Texas Instruments makes it harder to run programs on its calculators

    Fond memories of the 90's and my TI-83... which i found a few years ago, but sadly left the batteries in and they leaked and that was all she wrote. :(
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    Did I Degrade or Destroy my 5950x? Now with a response from Asus on page 2!

    FWIW, here is what I get on my 5950X under Windows 11 (not sure why C23 reads that as 10... lol) with all the security functions enabled (slightly less than what I got on Win10, but within the margin of reboot error). PPT = 250W | TDC = 200A | EDC = 160A | Temp limit = 85C | PBO Curve = -25 on...
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    Time to upgrade- 5820k@4.3GHz, should I even bother with a 6950k, Xeon, or just invest in a totally new mobo/cpu?

    Yeah, it's one of those things that average FPS is not going to find and helps to talk to others or look at benches with 1% lows shown. Not many people (if anyone?) compares x99 on modern games anymore. Some will claim it performs great, but most just look at average frames, not min FPS or max...
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    Time to upgrade- 5820k@4.3GHz, should I even bother with a 6950k, Xeon, or just invest in a totally new mobo/cpu?

    I had a 5960X on x99 that ran at 4.7Ghz solid... upgrading to a new platform (5950X AM4) made a noticeable difference in the min FPS and overall smoothness of everything. It was night and day, and I felt that old 5960X flew... but it was still holding my 3090 back (even at 4K, which I game...
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Impressive ST boost compared to the 5000 series. My MT is about 30.2K, but my ST is 1640.
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    So true, and even more so if you game at quality resolutions like 4K or 1440P.
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    So where are all of your CB23/20 and 3DMark CPU score numbers at?!?!? I want to compare to see if it is a jump worth making over my 5950X! Yeah yeah, I can look at them online, but those are not as fun as seeing what "everyday" enthusiasts are seeing. :)
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    Did I Degrade or Destroy my 5950x? Now with a response from Asus on page 2!

    That comparison video is hilarious though between the 5950X and 7950X that he used that broken mobo/chip combo for the 5950X. I can tell you, I get over 30K in C23 on my setup, so yeah, 25K is messed up for that chip.
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    Did I Degrade or Destroy my 5950x? Now with a response from Asus on page 2!

    I guess one would have to know the board design to understand this behavior, but I thought boosting was handled by the AGESA software running on the mobo and not really any hardware beyond what limitations you could have with power, temps, etc. I guess if the mobo is messed up, it could be...
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    Did I Degrade or Destroy my 5950x? Now with a response from Asus on page 2!

    That's nuts... I'd be pissed for sure. My 5950X boosts to call core 4.8~4.9Ghz gaming all the time; Prime95 will sit it around 4.6Ghz (sometimes 4.5Ghz). Single core typically 5.1~5,2Ghz depending on temps. If all of that stopped one day, I'd be looking for answers quick. In this situation...
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    Is it worth going 4k with a computer monitor yet?

    TBH, at 4K I find DLSS Quality to look BETTER than native with or without AA. Without AA you get jaggies, but with TAA you get blur, DLSS looks crisp and no jaggies. If you have a game with MSAA, maybe you can argue it looks better (like Forza 5 for example), but MSAA also has a performance...
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    PG32UQX - ASUS 32" 4K 144 Hz HDR1400 G-Sync Ultimate

    I see this monitor has dipped to around $2.3k again.... debating having my local MC price match and pick one up... but still not sure it's a worthy upgrade (for the price) over my PG27UQ for gaming... need to see if any monitors are coming out soon that could compete on this front.
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    Is it worth going 4k with a computer monitor yet?

    Once you go 4K you can never go back.... once you go 4K HDR1000 for gaming, you are locked into even more expensive monitors for life... lol.
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    EVGA no longer making GPUs!

    I've been eVGA every generation since my 8800GTX... sad news indeed. Quality products, great pricing and service and I always liked the designs. GG EVGA, you will be missed.
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    My AMD Ryzen 5950x is a beast of a CPU! I cruise with averages around 4700mhz. Extremely happy with going with AMD instead of INTEL for gaming / prod

    Congrats and welcome to the club. It works perfect for me for gaming and even more so for work and multiple VMs.
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    Who is still using a Sandy Bridge era chip

    I don't disagree, hence I said even at 4K, BFV did have some stuttering. But overall, it was still a decent chip, considering its age and what I use it for now as it has been retired from primary gaming PC duties.
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    Who is still using a Sandy Bridge era chip

    You would be surprised with a heavy OC on it. I still have it at 4.625Ghz as i did when it was my primary setup. Before I built my new system, I had my 3090 in it. It did pretty good at 4K resolution as the GPU was the limiting factor. Never had a problem with it, but yeah, things are much...
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    Who is still using a Sandy Bridge era chip

    Does it count I still have a Q9450 on a P965 still running as a web browsing / music / photoshop PC for my wife? lol. Also still have my old 5960X x99 setup as a second gaming PC with a 2080Ti in it on my entertainment setup. Will use it from time-to-time past video streaming for racing or...
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    Leaving Asus for MSI after 22 years.

    My current AMD build is an MSI board... it has been rock solid, I would not hesitate to buy an MSI board again. Was my first MSI board too since the Athlon XP days (was ASUS and AsRock in-between with Intel).
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    PG32UQX - ASUS 32" 4K 144 Hz HDR1400 G-Sync Ultimate

    That first video test looks great on my monitor.... that second video looks like someone has horrible blooming though.
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    PG32UQX - ASUS 32" 4K 144 Hz HDR1400 G-Sync Ultimate

    I've been watching that, was as low as $2300 earlier in the year on Amazon as well. My local MC will price match if shipped and sold by amazon. Still, having a PG27UQ, I can't justify it over $2k as a worthwhile upgrade. Yes, it is certainly better overall, but the PG27UQ is still a monitor...
  22. III_Slyflyer_III

    3yrs later I still had plastic on my EVGA 2080Ti Black

    Dude... no joke, blew the PC radiator out with a compressor and took the PC all apart for a good cleaning 2 weeks ago. While doing that, after 1.5 years, just noticed and took that plastic off the e's on the fans as well!!! Hardly the first cleaning either... LOL
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    3dfx Quantum3D Obsidian2 PCI voodoo2 Gauntlet Legends Video Card

    Everytime I see a thread with 3DFX in it, I have to look.... then I see a picture and fond memories of my childhood / teen years gaming on a PC all flood back.
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    Differences between Creative Sound Blaster AE-9PE and Creative Sound Blaster AE-9???

    NERCO THREAD!!! But hey, sound cards don't get a lot of press these days. I'll chime in to say I have had my AE-7 for over a year now and it has been a great card and worthy upgrade over my SBz (which was moved to another PC and uses Optical for DTS 5.1 for streaming when TrueHD does not...
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    3090 Ti Owner's Club

    Probably someone brought it home and got yelled at before even getting it in the PC.... LOL. Looks nice...
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    3090 Ti Owner's Club

    It was tempting, but for real gaming at 4K with RT on, not worth the upgrade IMO. Already running a 500W vBios on this card and pushing it pretty hard. I am hoping that the 4090 will be the jump that rumors claim it to be though. Thats my worthy target as a replacement for this 3090 FTW3U I have.
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    AMD Chipset Drivers Download v2.13.27.501

    AMD Wireless Button Driver 1.0.0.2 1.0.0.2 New driver added AMD PMF Driver 22.0.1.4 22.0.1.4 New driver added AMD PPM Provisioning File Driver 1.0.0.11 1.0.0.11 New driver added AMD USB4 CM Driver 1.0.0.19 Not Applicable New driver added AMD AMS Mailbox Driver 1.0.0.394 1.0.0.394 New...
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    I've only messed with Windows 11 in a VM, can't say I'm impressed. When the day comes that 11 will be required for the newest graphics / games, this link is going to be very helpful. When i setup a VM with Windows 11, at the time, a local account was just fine for install. Mandatory online...
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    Researching AMD processors for x570 chipset for gaming PC ( Ryzen 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 5950x )

    It's interesting reading their webpage as they claim to even be great for water cooling, but yes, now I clearly see there is no top RAD mounting. So, I am curious how they are claiming they are good for water cooling without that ability. The cases they have look neat, but they do not look...
  30. III_Slyflyer_III

    Researching AMD processors for x570 chipset for gaming PC ( Ryzen 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 5950x )

    What do you mean you can't top mount an AIO? My AIO (Corsair H150I RGB Pro) is mounted on the top of my case... Or are you talking about your specific case situation?
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    Researching AMD processors for x570 chipset for gaming PC ( Ryzen 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 5950x )

    I can't tell you how it will behave under air cooling; I have mine under a 360mm AIO. Gaming under my AIO, temps sit in the mid 60's, and maybe spike at 70C. If I run Prime 95 or Cinebench in loops; my CPU will go as high as the thermal limit I have set (which I set mine for 85C, which is...
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    Ryzen Master - PBO Curve Optimizer Control - Configure in Windows Now!

    Has anyone tried the newer AGESA 1.2.0.7 yet with PBO? I've read mixed reports that performance seems to have been knocked down a little bit with an EDC/Voltage lock when using PBO and/or Curve Optimizer. I'm still on 1.2.0.5 and I get past the voltage lock by setting EDC to 140A in the bios...
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    Researching AMD processors for x570 chipset for gaming PC ( Ryzen 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 5950x )

    As someone who has a 5950X and uses their computer for gaming and work (mostly in VMs); I'd recommend the 5950X all the way. Also, the 5950X has some nice single core boosting too. I easily hit 5.1~5.2Ghz Single Core boost and all core while gaming hovers anywhere from 4.8~4.9Ghz solid the...
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    I've got the spare cash: 5950? Opinions?

    As someone who does not use their PC for half the stuff you listed but has a 5950X, go for it! It's a great chip. The most I have pushed mine is running VMs, web browsing, music and gaming at the same time... it didn't even miss a beat. Plus, if you luck out with silicon, the 5950X can gain a...
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    Did I Degrade or Destroy my 5950x? Now with a response from Asus on page 2!

    Seems low considering your temp of only 60C... CB20 nets me 11530 on my 5950x (or thereabouts roughly) but my CPU temp will easily hit 75C+ during the run. In CB23 I score around 30200. Also, not familiar with the ASUS bios, but anything AGESA 1.2.0.5 or above has a PBO bug with EDC above 140...
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    Did I Degrade or Destroy my 5950x? Now with a response from Asus on page 2!

    Your power settings for a 5950X on PBO are REALLY LOW. For comparison, I have posted mine below; I also manually set my temperature limit to 85C (vs. 90C). I sit at about 80C solid all the time when running simulations in my VMs, been doing it for close to a year with no issues or degradation...
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    First world problems...(to keep or sell?)

    I'd quit the job and keep the PC... lol. Work life balance FTW.
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    Ryzen Master - PBO Curve Optimizer Control - Configure in Windows Now!

    Your power settings seem insane for a 5600X. My 5950X runs at much lower settings. You might want to look at your TDC, EDC and PPT settings and lower them manually. I found I got much better MT and ST scores and performance (plus MUCH lower temps) setting them myself and tweaking accordingly...
  39. III_Slyflyer_III

    Evga 3090 ftw3 next to evga 3090ti ftw

    So, I have a 3090 FTW3U now... how much "better" is it in terms of 4K gaming performance? Yeah, I've seen benchmarks and all, but curious from first hand experience. I don't have trouble running anything at 4K with RT right now, but I also have a 500W vBIOS on my 3090, so I am curious how a...
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    Do you remember your history of smartphones?

    Just smart phones eh? EZ PZ.... I keep them until they die or apps I use no longer work reliably. Motorolla Droid X (I replaced the screen and battery once each, this phone lasted me a long time) LG G4 (loved the camera on this one; but the motherboard died twice after replacement) Samsung...
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