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  1. Nazo

    Should I limit PBO settings at all if cooler/etc keeps up?

    I'm not. That's part of why I kept the original post so simple and didn't go into all that. I realize what the defaults are and it took a lot of time and effort to find what I consider the perfect balance, even if it is slightly below the stock boost.
  2. Nazo

    Should I limit PBO settings at all if cooler/etc keeps up?

    That's fine. I get where you're coming from. Just, atm I basically am setting them to not be limiting anything until I'm given some sort of reason to do so.
  3. Nazo

    Should I limit PBO settings at all if cooler/etc keeps up?

    I tried to look over it, but it's three pages of discussing a wildly unrelated issue, so I struggled to find anything relevant mixed in there. What I can say is that -- at least at the more limited frequency I'm using and lowered voltage and all -- my CPU is definitely not running into any...
  4. Nazo

    Should I limit PBO settings at all if cooler/etc keeps up?

    Well, I actually have a boost limit set to -250 (I found that the AMD Overclocking section has an option to change it to negative whereas the normal PBO settings do not for some reason.) That keeps it under the point of the voltage curve where the voltage shoots up fast, thus keeping heat...
  5. Nazo

    Trying to pin down a strange performance issue.

    Yeah, I did do that already. It's more like a suspect some bad design or something that just plain doesn't work right in this specific setup somehow though. For example, since turning off swap seemed to make a difference both in performance and actual in-game visuals (namely that texture...
  6. Nazo

    Should I limit PBO settings at all if cooler/etc keeps up?

    So I just wanted to make a quick check. Is there any reason I should limit any of the PBO settings as long as the cooler and everything is keeping up? To explain more specifically, basically I have a pretty good third party cooler and my CPU is underclocked just a little (5600X with max boost...
  7. Nazo

    Trying to pin down a strange performance issue.

    I don't really have enough money even to buy a PSU to return. It's also risky that something could go wrong in regards to the return process and I could get stuck with the cost and no return (rare, I know, but still, the possibility is non-zero.) I guess at some point I really do need to buy a...
  8. Nazo

    Trying to pin down a strange performance issue.

    Well, I don't know for sure about just a brand as a whole so specifically doing such a thing, but FWIW, the RAM I am using right now is indeed Mushkin. I don't think you can look at brand only even in this though -- especially since Mushkin doesn't make the actual chips (off the top of my head...
  9. Nazo

    Trying to pin down a strange performance issue.

    That is just about as unhelpful and inappropriate as a response as it gets. To be perfectly frank, it's borderline actual trolling and I was tempted to outright report it. Besides, to answer you more directly, I don't like the direction Intel is going anyway. AMD has been striking a better...
  10. Nazo

    Trying to pin down a strange performance issue.

    So far with no swap files I've only ever gotten a crash once in the most extreme situation ever (two things that have basically zero optimizations and generally not so great design running at the same time) and things are indeed generally running better. Empyrion had an interesting issue where...
  11. Nazo

    Trying to pin down a strange performance issue.

    Ok, ngl, it didn't occur to me to check the chipset given that on a board like this that shouldn't be an issue. I'll take a look at that. Thanks. EDIT: Seems FClock is running at 1800MHz. None of the temperature sensors available in HWInfo are high enough to be a problem. Chipset is only...
  12. Nazo

    Trying to pin down a strange performance issue.

    I did specify it wasn't just the one game, just that that one was the one I saw it in the most. It's definitely not less than 15 FPS though. They're describing a far more extreme issue than what I'm seeing that is for one game specifically, not something that is in many. As for "more concise"...
  13. Nazo

    Trying to pin down a strange performance issue.

    I just recently did a system upgrade. Basically all major components. CPU, motherboard, RAM, and GPU. Even tossed in a new PCI-E M.2 SSD for good measure. For the most part the hardware should be able to handle pretty much anything with reasonable quality settings, but I'm having issues with...
  14. Nazo

    Is it perhaps possible to write fixed frequencies and voltages to the videocard's firmware?

    I see. When I considered AMD vs nVidia that was one aspect it never occurred to me to consider. I don't like it when anything is too locked down, be it a video card or a smartphone or just whatever. It's always good for people to have the ability to exert more control over their devices (just...
  15. Nazo

    Is it perhaps possible to write fixed frequencies and voltages to the videocard's firmware?

    I do want to seriously thank the people who actually tried to help. I guess the final conclusion is nVidia has too well protected the card firmwares to actually be able to do such a thing. That seriously sucks, but with the whole mining crap going on and forcing them to take extreme measures I...
  16. Nazo

    Is it perhaps possible to write fixed frequencies and voltages to the videocard's firmware?

    Several reasons. But, more importantly: Every time I ask for help with something unusual this happens. But if it were a normal thing I wouldn't need help with it. I realize not everyone agrees. I realize that from most people's points of view this is wrong. Can we skip this part for now...
  17. Nazo

    Is it perhaps possible to write fixed frequencies and voltages to the videocard's firmware?

    I didn't say what specific card. Not sure it's applicable since I'm more specifically wondering about a more generic way of doing it, but it is their 3060 Ti LHR model. (So I guess applicable in terms of if there is a miner specific firmware it presumably wouldn't be compatible.) I can't...
  18. Nazo

    Is it perhaps possible to write fixed frequencies and voltages to the videocard's firmware?

    So let me preface this for the thread skimmers with the fact that I already know this has a lot of potential major disadvantages including the fact that a card could be effectively rendered bricked if one really really screwed up. I'd like to not spend a week arguing with someone explaining why...
  19. Nazo

    Since new install, system sometimes freezes up when moving mouse to *bottom* corners. W8.1 w/ Roccat Kone Pure

    *Bump* Turns out the top right corner actually does do it too. The fact it does it on the bottom left makes me think it definitely isn't the Windows widget thing though. EDIT: To the response below, I'm waiting until the problem duplicates since I have no idea when it last happened. I'll...
  20. Nazo

    Since new install, system sometimes freezes up when moving mouse to *bottom* corners. W8.1 w/ Roccat Kone Pure

    So recently I reinstalled Windows 8.1 on this system (no I'm not going to use 10 on it, let's skip that discussion thanks.) Since the reinstall I've been fighting with a really irritating bug that crops up kind of randomly. About every three boots or so something or other happens where if I...
  21. Nazo

    Windows 7 x64 keeps forgetting my USB DAC's abilities

    Well, I'm not using the latest MS USB audio drivers unless the USB drivers from one of those chipset manufacturers replaces those too. I think the problem might be the fact that this motherboard actually appears to have both. There's an AMD bus and a VIA bus. I think the two driver sets are...
  22. Nazo

    Windows 7 x64 keeps forgetting my USB DAC's abilities

    OK! I think this is the final update. In case anyone is interested or searches and runs across this later, I think I've FINALLY figured this out. And whew it was a pain. So it seems my motherboard manufacturer elected to go with a VIA chipset for the USB 2 and 3 ports. However, the main...
  23. Nazo

    Windows 7 x64 keeps forgetting my USB DAC's abilities

    Alright, I may have figured this out. I'm adding an update for the curious in this thread and, more importantly, in case anyone searches this later. So my motherboard is an older one, a socket FM2+ board which has been replaced by at least FM3 (but I think that too has been superseded by AM4...
  24. Nazo

    Windows 7 x64 keeps forgetting my USB DAC's abilities

    You don't get more just driver than this. Here is the entire file layout of the full driver package I'm using right now: (There's also a X86 folder with the 32-bit versions of the same files -- obviously not used on this system.) I suspect it's not even really using CMCplExt and CMEffectAPO...
  25. Nazo

    Windows 7 x64 keeps forgetting my USB DAC's abilities

    I don't think that would make a difference for one simple reason: Windows reinitializes all USB ports during startup and intentionally shuts everything off. Frankly it sucks and annoys me a lot because it switches my keyboard back to its default setting every time. Anyway, I think my MB can...
  26. Nazo

    Windows 7 x64 keeps forgetting my USB DAC's abilities

    I have digital signature enforcement disabled for another thing (I forget which thing it was now, but not sound related.) Well, no other sound device is taking over for sure. I have the HDMI audio options disabled entirely (I wish they'd stop adding them automatically without even asking the...
  27. Nazo

    Windows 7 x64 keeps forgetting my USB DAC's abilities

    Ok, today I booted up and the sound was gone entirely. The device manager said the drivers were unable to load. When I tried to reinstall using the INF modified to use the earlier startup it said it was "unable to start the driver." (No details. So useful!) net start cmuac in a command...
  28. Nazo

    Windows 7 x64 keeps forgetting my USB DAC's abilities

    I hate to derail my own thread, but I use this sort because I can clip it onto any pair of headphones (this Modi 2U powers a Sennheiser HD650, which is a lot better in every sort of quality than quite possibly any "headset" out there): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074BLM973/ (The one I have is...
  29. Nazo

    Windows 7 x64 keeps forgetting my USB DAC's abilities

    So here's my theory: when set to manual it doesn't recognize it properly to manually start it. Under some circumstances, perhaps Windows uses ControlSet001 or 002 instead (though I've never told it to -- I've never even used the multi-configuration in Windows and I don't know anyone who really...
  30. Nazo

    Windows 7 x64 keeps forgetting my USB DAC's abilities

    Hmm. I went ahead and tried editing the INF file, though that won't apply at this time obviously. I searched through the registry until I found the CMUAC service and CurrentControlSet has it set to 1 (system.) ControlSet001 and ControlSet002 have it set to 3 (manual.) This might be...
  31. Nazo

    Windows 7 x64 keeps forgetting my USB DAC's abilities

    Unfortunately, yeah. Unless you can find some way to modify the default setting itself. But anyway, at least it's not too hard to understand the nature of the problem. Best I can tell you is make sure the drivers are set to ask upon detecting a device plugged in or leave it plugged in all the...
  32. Nazo

    Windows 7 x64 keeps forgetting my USB DAC's abilities

    Hmm. There is a warning in the event viewer that says Kernel-PnP, the driver \Driver\CMUAC failed to load for the device which matches the device hardwareid. It provides exactly zero details however. My system is Prime95 stable though (and with my hardware setup it would be difficult for it...
  33. Nazo

    Windows 7 x64 keeps forgetting my USB DAC's abilities

    How would drivers load before the device is detected? As far as I know Windows does it the other way around. Regardless, I don't think Windows has any mechanism to slow that part down. Changing the defaults seems like the only realistic possibility there anyway, but I have no idea how I'm...
  34. Nazo

    Windows 7 x64 keeps forgetting my USB DAC's abilities

    So this is kind of a strange one. I recently reinstalled Windows 7 x64 because I wanted to switch over to UEFI (I was using CSM before and converting without using commercial software is quite a lot harder than you might think so I eventually just gave up) and it was getting a bit bogged down...
  35. Nazo

    Are there any alternatives to ThinApp (preferably free)?

    So I really like the idea of VMWare ThinApp and I recently had occasion to use it for a couple of things and see how it works. It actually encapsulates programs each in their own individual sandbox. This not only has the advantages of sandboxing but also it means each ThinApped program has...
  36. Nazo

    Is there any way to change the nVidia shader cache location? What about size?

    Sorry if this should have gone on the software side, but it's very nVidia specific. I've noticed that their shader cache is dumping in my temp folder. The problem is, I've had too much trouble with too many things dumping all sorts of crap in my temp folder and just leaving it there. It...
  37. Nazo

    Trying to put Windows 8.1 on a GPD Win. Need drivers for WiFi and battery...

    Bump. I don't really want to install a ton of bloatware things that claim to find drivers for everything. I made an exception for that one program because it's basically a portable setup that doesn't really do anything and stays minimal without trying to force you to give them money and etc (I...
  38. Nazo

    Decent free file search tool for Windows

    Here's the thing. It isn't all or nothing. As I already mentioned, the built in Windows one will do either or. It will use the indexing service if it is enabled and if it is not it will simply search on its own. And why should a search tool refuse even to function without an index at all...
  39. Nazo

    Decent free file search tool for Windows

    Did you bother to read a single word I said? I don't think "find | grep searchterm" is "the ultimate and most simply sophisticated search tool that's [sic] ever been created." I'm not asking for anything complicated. Actually, indexing is a significant extra layer of complication... You have...
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