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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Yes. Thank you. Also found the info on the evga forums/site. As well as posts by "enewt" that's tracking the progress of the queues. Thanks! Of course, I should have checked there first. I'm old and dumb.
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    I really hope that evga will still send me a queue notification for the other products I'm signed up for even after purchasing the 3080 FTW3 Ultra. . . cuz I sent that one to my nephew who spent all day on Christmas (via video call) building his first gaming rig without a decent video card...
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    nvidia 3080 and 3090 cooler dumping heat directly onto cpu air cooler

    Just a quick follow-up. A video by Jayz Two Cents, without fully testing, just stated that the amount of air and the temperature of that air coming through is not going to matter. He said it was "warmish" but not hot and is coming out at such a velocity that it will just be absorbed by the...
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    The [H] RTX 3080 owners thread.

    It's Trump and Obama on the Grassy Knoll with the Nigerian Prince that is keeping you from having the video card you want. (I'm setting my auto-notifications and getting on with my life)
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    nvidia 3080 and 3090 cooler dumping heat directly onto cpu air cooler

    I hope you're right. . . but I wasn't aware of a prior video coolers dumping channeled, heated air directly into the intake area of cpu tower coolers prior. But, then again, I'm not as into this stuff as I used to be. :)
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    nvidia 3080 and 3090 cooler dumping heat directly onto cpu air cooler

    Heh, Gamers Nexus already discussing it. . .
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    nvidia 3080 and 3090 cooler dumping heat directly onto cpu air cooler

    Hi All, Just finished watching the (paper) release video for nvidia ampere 3080 and 3090 video cards. One of the fans on the card grabs air from in front of the card, passes it through, and dumps it out the back of the card. . . directly into the CPU's space. For those of us who have gone...
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    nicehash - trust to run on same system as sensitive data?

    I've got my kids' computers and our steam box in the living room using the good stuff. :) But, I appreciate the responses. Brought me back to reality. You know, when you start to lower your guard in moments of excitement or anxiety. ;)
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    nicehash - trust to run on same system as sensitive data?

    Pehaps a silly question. . . but if you had a file server that was already running 24/7 and you thought: "Why not just throw my extra video card(s) in there and mine a bit!?!". . . Would you trust nicehash to run on a file server that potentially stores your backups, and other sensitive data? --H
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    AIO Cooling - Performance Degrades Over Time?

    I used MX-4 from the get-go. Sadly, my H115i seems to just be a dud after about a year.
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    AIO Cooling - Performance Degrades Over Time?

    Only real downside is aesthetics. My system certainly looks less modern and fancy than it did with the Corsair LED blazing white and just a couple of black tubes running to a largely hidden radiator. But. . . I only peer into the side of my case about three times a year. So. . .
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    SOLVED: AIO temps suddenly jumped from 60 to 83 deg (H115i)

    I had the exact same experience with my H115i over the last couple weeks. And I too thought I had essentially resolved it after remounting and reapplying MX-4 TIM. Yet, a few days later, temps were climbing again. Keep an eye on it. You may find the same thing: Temps improve for a while. ...
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    AIO Cooling - Performance Degrades Over Time?

    Conclusion: The H115i is failing. The Noctua NH-D15 performs better than the H115i ever did even when the H115i was new. Noctua NH-D15 - Test #1 6700K @ 4.6GHz adaptive voltage at 1.290v Prime95 v29.4 - 45 minutes - Custom/Minimum FFT set to 512 in 74.5f room 75c / 74c / 72c / 72c vs H115i...
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    Corsair H115i installation and performance (initial observations)

    OP, I've got a 6700K and a H115i. May I ask what you're running to apply "full load" and for how long when you take those load temps?
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    AIO Cooling - Performance Degrades Over Time?

    Seems odd that even after cleaning and reapplication of thermal paste I still wasn't able to get either system back to where they were at initial install. Perhaps the mounting bracket bends over time, lessening contact? May try the washer method eventually. Though I'd think "contact is...
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    AIO Cooling - Performance Degrades Over Time?

    Hi All, Just wanted to see if anyone else has noticed the same thing over the years. I've had two Corsair AIO cooling units. The H100i and the H115i. In both cases, I've noticed that a year or two after initial install temperatures aren't as good as they were initially. Just FYI, ambient...
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    Windows File History Is a Great Backup Tool in Windows 10

    Nobody tell the author that File History was introduced in Windows 8.
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    Facebook Gives Instructions On Endorsing A Political Candidate

    Virtue Signaling, with instructions.
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    6700k insane load temperatures

    It's hard to generate a load in the BIOS though. Run AIDA64's stress test. It should report temps and voltages as it does so. If those are okay, I'd feel better about the vcore in HWMonitor. The fact that this newest HWMonitor is the first that is able to detect the motherboard sensors is...
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    6700k insane load temperatures

    Hmmm, we have different motherboards, but it's probably worth noting that I updated my HWMonitor to 1.3 and am not getting the aberrant vcore reading. Wish I had better news for you.
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    6700k insane load temperatures

    Longshot, but I was running v1.29 when I was still OCing and stress testing. Maybe it's the new version causing trouble? Again, I know, that's really grasping. CPU-Z will report vcore. But I'm pretty sure it uses the same tech as HWMonitor. AIDA64 reports vcore, but I haven't confirmed it's...
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    6700k insane load temperatures

    What version of HWMonitor? I'd say try other monitoring programs. . . but even that can be misleading. For example, the ASUS software I tried was actually reporting VID as VCore, which would have given you a false sense of security in this case. Even if the reading you're currently getting...
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    6700k insane load temperatures

    I think the thickness and getting it perfect is overstated (some will claim that a single human skin cell will cause issues, etc.). But how the paste appears when you pull the cooler off can give you some sense of how good the contact is between your cooler and the CPU. The paste is just there...
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    6700k insane load temperatures

    If I'm reading that correctly, your vcore is at an astonishing (and terrifying) 2.336v. safe voltage for a skylake is in the 1.4v to 1.5v range. I had a 6700k die on me when I came back to find the screen frozen and showing a vcore of "only" 1.984v. I don't want to freak you out. Maybe that...
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    6700k insane load temperatures

    Make sure BIOS is newest on motherboard. Because just trying for 4.2GHz (even across all cores simultaneously) shouldn't cause that sorta heat in a game. Keep in mind that the VID listed in your screenshot is essentially what the CPU is asking for. . . but the actual vcore being provided by...
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    Dead Skylake 6700K - Was Motherboard Accomplice?

    Well, even though you're obviously just here to stir shit, I'll bite: How exactly did I "goof?" By buying a motherboard that would inexplicably send 1.984v of vcore to the CPU? Or buying a dud CPU? I'm curious, how exactly do you assume/assert that I "goofed" and somehow directed that much...
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    Dead Skylake 6700K - Was Motherboard Accomplice?

    That's good info i7Baby. Thanks! Just to wrap this thread up (or at least my part in it as the OP). . . I'm now running my new 6700K at 4.6GHz on a new Asus Z170-Deluxe (swapped for the Z170-WS that may have been the culprit), adaptive vcore set to 1.290. Offset on auto. LLC at 6. XMP sets...
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    Dead Skylake 6700K - Was Motherboard Accomplice?

    Just looked at my notes from the chip that died. . . the crappy behavior didn't start with turning off HT. Rather, turning off HT seems to have been an attempt to mitigate the crappy behavior. In comparison, this chip is much nicer. So, maybe this has all been a blessing. I'm dialing it back...
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    Dead Skylake 6700K - Was Motherboard Accomplice?

    Yep, Snowbeast, that's pretty much what I think I was about to settle on. . . before I decided to make a run at 4.7GHz. vcore set to 1.35v manual, LLC 6, cache at 43x. Ambient temperature is 80f. HWMonitor reports vcore max of 1.376v and a VID of 1.377v while running P95 small for three...
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    Dead Skylake 6700K - Was Motherboard Accomplice?

    Just a couple of clarifications. . . I was very careful to read vcore and not VID. I primarily used HWMonitor (experimented with some which I dropped because they were obviously reporting VID as vcore). CPUZ and HWMonitor both report the same numbers for vcore (and VID, which is reported as...
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    Dead Skylake 6700K - Was Motherboard Accomplice?

    Well, after a three week wait, my CPU is here and I'm back in the saddle. This time with an Asus Z170 Deluxe. Having fried a CPU for the first time in two decades of doing this stuff, I'm incredibly apprehensive to OC this new one. It is currently at 4200 (set manually) and auto vcore...
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    i7-6700K Skylake CPU $288 at Monoprice.com

    Word is that newegg is now matching this price via promo code.
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    Intel Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake $288.99 @ The Egg w/Promo code

    Interesting. When I posted the monoprice $288 one, the promo code at newegg was only giving $10 off.
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    i7-6700K Skylake CPU $288 at Monoprice.com

    Haven't seen this price at retail before. Figured I'd share. . . $288 Intel Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I76700K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530 - Monoprice.com newegg and amazon seem to be steady at $333 or so.
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    Dead Skylake 6700K - Was Motherboard Accomplice?

    Well, couldn't quite bring myself to leave Asus behind entirely. So I have a Z170-Deluxe on the way. Those considering the Z170-WS. . . it was a fantastic motherboard. But be cautious and carefully monitor vcore when using offset mode in case you see any jumps above safe voltage. Maybe mine...
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    Dead Skylake 6700K - Was Motherboard Accomplice?

    Cool. Sorry for the misunderstanding. Obviously, I'm a bit touchy. I've never killed a CPU before over a quarter century of doing this stuff. The shame! :unsure: I will indeed document what happened with Asus when this is all sorted. Though, to really do it right, I would have had to be...
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    What do you guys do with older technology?

    Trickle down from me --> daughter --> son --> living room seambox --> server in our furnace closet --> e-waste.
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    Dead Skylake 6700K - Was Motherboard Accomplice?

    I think I see where this is going. . . Let me answer your question with some questions. . . --Given the bizarre pull of almost 2v to the vcore despite there being no such request set in the BIOS, do you know with absolute certainty that this chip wasn't defective (rare as that is)? --Given...
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    Dead Skylake 6700K - Was Motherboard Accomplice?

    Yes, LLC behavior seems to change dramatically when you go from manual vcore to offset vcore. I may underclock and undervolt my next CPU and test the relationships more thoroughly (which will hopefully be safe while undervolted). I have returned the motherboard though. I think I'm going to...
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