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    2nd Screen Only (Windows Constantly Connects and Disconnects the 1st Screen With Audible Notification)

    My floors are suspended timber floors so there is a large void below. When I moved in, I lifted up a row of floor boards, I fed a brand new from the packet fibre optic HDMI cable from one room to the other (I had to drill a hole in the floor board at the entry and exit point to feed the cable up...
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    2nd Screen Only (Windows Constantly Connects and Disconnects the 1st Screen With Audible Notification)

    Are you 100% sure that is correct regarding the TV running automatically on a lower resolution? My TV info button confirms that the resolution is 3840 x 2160 and different video game settings also allow me to use that 4k resolution. My fibre optic HDMI cable is installed under the floorboards...
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    2nd Screen Only (Windows Constantly Connects and Disconnects the 1st Screen With Audible Notification)

    Thanks for replying. No, I don't think so. I am able to game at 4k resolution for hours in HDR on games like Horizon Zero Dawn, Mafia Trilogy, Tomb Raider, GTA V, all demanding games in 4k. No problems at all. My issue is really not to do with the hoops I jump through for HDR, it's running on...
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    2nd Screen Only (Windows Constantly Connects and Disconnects the 1st Screen With Audible Notification)

    I have a MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD Monitor (1st screen) and Samsung KS8000 4K TV (2nd screen). Often I will game on the TV in the next room with a controller as I find it more comfortable than sitting at my desk. I usually select 'Duplicate Display' and turn off my monitor while I game on the TV. I...
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    Poor GTA V Performance (5950x/6700 XT)

    As I said directly above your post, I have already reported this to AMD lol
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    Sorry, I only just seen this comment! I don't remember that issue so cannot help, sorry!

    Sorry, I only just seen this comment! I don't remember that issue so cannot help, sorry!
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    Poor GTA V Performance (5950x/6700 XT)

    Well anyway thanks all for the help. I have reported my experience to AMD in case it is a bug. I totally agree with you T4rd when you sometimes feel like gaming on a console, it's just hassle free isn't it? Plug in and play but when your PC is running well, then I think it's worth it :)
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    Have I Calibrated Correctly? + Questions (MSI MAG274QRF-QD)

    My MSI MAG274QRF-QD 27" IPS monitor has just arrived and I have an X‑Rite i1Display Pro calibration device which I bought a few years back. Usually I use the X-Rite software but I keep reading about people using DisplayCAL so I've installed this instead. I'm not exactly sure if I have calibrated...
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    Poor GTA V Performance (5950x/6700 XT)

    Fresh install, formatted the drive. Actually the drive is brand new, NVe M.2
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    Poor GTA V Performance (5950x/6700 XT)

    SAM shouldn't have that much of an impact I know myself but with this particular game it doubled my franerate and made my gpu clock speed up into the constant 2500s mhz. Perhaps its a driver bug yes...
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    Poor GTA V Performance (5950x/6700 XT)

    ok I found the cause! When going into the BIOS to disable SMT, I saw "Smart Access Memory (Resizable Bar)" which was currently set to OFF. I have enabled this and have gained about 90FPS!!! SMT on/off doesn't have any affect but this Resizable Bar does. The GPU clock speed has gone to over...
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    Poor GTA V Performance (5950x/6700 XT)

    Redownloading GTA V didn't make any difference. I even started a new save game. In the tutorial mission I was getting about 40fps outside. The hardware accleation GPU scheduling isn't an options in Windows for me, it doesn't appear where it should. Game Bar and Game Mode I have disabled but it...
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    Poor GTA V Performance (5950x/6700 XT)

    Yes, I have uninstalled GTA V and deleted all folders including the ones in the Documents folder. I am redownloading the game but at 95.4GB it's going to take some time. I do have very fast Internet so it should be finished in about 20 minutes. Regarding the cores, are you saying I should tick...
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    Poor GTA V Performance (5950x/6700 XT)

    I ran DDU in safe mode, reinstalled the AMD drivers, no change. I can actually get the GPU usage mhz higher if I start to move the Frame Scaling Mode slider. The Mhz increases sometimes to over 2000mhz. It does go up and down but unfortunately it doesn't help my FPS as when I get over 1.5, the...
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    Poor GTA V Performance (5950x/6700 XT)

    In the Tomb Raider benchmark, the GPU is around 2550mhz. In the GTA benchmark it changes all the time but it's usually around 800mhz-1000mhz (sometimes it goes to 1200mhz but not often). Sometimes it's drops to under 800mhz. Why is this? Yeah I will use DDU and reinstall the driver first.
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    Poor GTA V Performance (5950x/6700 XT)

    OK I've configured the OSD in Rivatuner and attached a screenshot. Can you see anything odd? The CPU usuage is so low.... why? why is the memory showing as 1992mhz? and the gpu 914mhz? I just ran Shadow of the Tomb Raider benchmark @1440p ultra settings (minus Ray Tracing and AMD FidelityFX)...
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    Poor GTA V Performance (5950x/6700 XT)

    I have turned my fans and AIO to maximum speed and the CPU is running very cool. According to Windows Resource Monitor, the CPU is only at about 20% ... why? but I have to keep minimising the game to see the CPU usage (but there is a graph I can see, it's low). What's the best way to monitor CPU...
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    Poor GTA V Performance (5950x/6700 XT)

    I disabled control flow guard and it made no difference. I went into my documents folder and deleted settings.xml, cfg.dat, cloudsavedata.dat, pc_settings.bin. I then loaded the game (it asked do I want cloud saving and I said no) and set everything to the lowest settings but kept the resolution...
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    Poor GTA V Performance (5950x/6700 XT)

    So I use to play GTA V with my old pc (which is now sold) 2600k / 980 TI / 16GB RAM and got around 50-60 fps with pretty much max settings (lowered AA to 2x, reduced distance slider in the advanced tab but everything else was pretty much maxed including grass on ultra). Now I have a new PC which...
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    Premium 1440p Gaming & Photo Editing Monitor Recommendations

    I decided on the MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD 27". Not perfect and I'll need to calibrate it but it's good overall excellent reviews. I had to drop the HDR preference.
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    5950x best MOBO for non gaming workstation?

    I've now gone with the Hero VIII (non dark-hero) since that's all PCSpecialist had.
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    Premium 1440p Gaming & Photo Editing Monitor Recommendations

    Looking to buy a premium 27" 1440p monitor for both high-end gaming and Photo editing. 144hz minimum with freesync/g-sync, good colours, black levels and HDR (600 nits or above). If its not possible to get all these features in one monitor then I'm prepared to drop the HDR providing the SDR is...
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    Best X570 motherboard for 5900X?

    I didn't ask or mention what form factor at all lol why did you mention that? Do you think there are suitable B550s with good VRM's for a 5950?
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    Best X570 motherboard for 5900X?

    How do I know if I need and want more bandwidth for my cpu?
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    Best X570 motherboard for 5900X?

    Would you recommend a B550 for an 5950x if you're doing more than just gaming?
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    5950x best MOBO for non gaming workstation?

    Well the thread Well the thread I posted is here https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/forums/threads/motherboard-and-front-usb-c-port.79450/#post-581105 my name there is gohan2091. I'm not sure it the people there are making sense. They seem to be against B550 boards with 5950x cpus. I've always...
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    5950x best MOBO for non gaming workstation?

    Is it ever appropriate to use a B550 motherboard such as the ASUS STRIX B550-F With a 5950x? I'm being told on another forum that it's not a good choice to cheap out on the motherboard and that I should get a decent X570. I don't care for the 2nd m.2 gen4 slot.
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    Finally Going To Replace My Aging Gaming PC (Need Advice) UK

    My main specs currently are: Intel Core i7 2600k 16GB DDR3 GeForce GTX 980Ti 6GB EVGA G2 750W (PSU) Windows 10 I game on my monitor @ 1440p. I sometimes game on my 55" TV @1440p or sometimes 4K. I want to buy a decent gaming PC without breaking the bank. I don't want the absolute best hardware...
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    Xbox Apps (and Some Other Windows Store Apps) Won't Open!

    Yes, I did run Powershell (and CMD) with administrator privileges. I've tried everything you said and it still says the error I gave above about AppxManifest.xml not being found. My windows is corrupt and nothing I am trying is helping. I now have no Windows Store at all. I think I am going to...
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    Xbox Apps (and Some Other Windows Store Apps) Won't Open!

    It says in Powershell now this: Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF0, Package could not be opened. error 0x80070002: Opening file from location: AppxManifest.xml failed with error: The system cannot find the file specified. . NOTE: For additional information, look for...
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    Xbox Apps (and Some Other Windows Store Apps) Won't Open!

    I get red text saying: PowerShell : = : The term '=' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the At line:1 char:1 + PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Ge ... +...
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    Xbox Apps (and Some Other Windows Store Apps) Won't Open!

    Hi, When I open the Xbox (beta) app from Windows Store or the xbox companion app from Windows Store it flashes up then closes itself. I just bought Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate and when I try to run it, it says I must be signed in. The thing is, because the xbox app isn't loading, I can't actually...
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    Soundbar Cuts Out Randomly (Everytime With Cooker Turned On)

    I will try another cable and yes, the HDMI cable is still plugged in when I try it on wi-fi mode. Not bluetooth, but wi-fi.
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    Soundbar Cuts Out Randomly (Everytime With Cooker Turned On)

    I had a 2nd RCD installed in the house. I am not sure if the cooker and soundbar are still on the same circuit or not. I am not knowledgeable in electricity or wiring. I will try and plug it into another socket in the house if I can get a long enough extension cable. infinity9 if the soundbar...
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    Soundbar Cuts Out Randomly (Everytime With Cooker Turned On)

    I have a Samsung KS8000 4K TV with Samsung K650 Soundbar connected together with an HDMI cable in ARC mode. Everytime I press the gas ignite button on my cooker, my TV's sound would cut out. Here is a video to show you. It will do this also randomly, a few times an hour. It doesn't do this with...
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    Using Samsung 4k TV as Gaming Monitor @60hz...

    Well I got a shorter cable (same brand, just 5 Meters instead of 10) and now I can enable UHD Colour on my Samsung 4k TV without it flashing on and off. I can also now use 2560x1440 resolution at 60hz instead of 30hz. All this appears to be because of a shorter cable. I've purchased an HDMI...
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    Using Samsung 4k TV as Gaming Monitor @60hz...

    Thanks but can you do 1440p @60hz?
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    Using Samsung 4k TV as Gaming Monitor @60hz...

    @Armenlus doesn't the review from AdamEngland mention it does HDR? Could you find me a nice one from the UK? I will look after I have cooked. The Amazon USA one you linked to has some negative reviews. They do post to the UK though so if it's affordable postage, I could order it from their...
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    Using Samsung 4k TV as Gaming Monitor @60hz...

    Since I am in the UK, I can't get the one you mentioned Armenius but I found this, looks good to me, what do you think?
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    Using Samsung 4k TV as Gaming Monitor @60hz...

    Moving my PC would be a pain because I have trunked in all my cables to the wall. I will see what I can do to test it. The cable I got from Amazon UK was reviewed by lots of customers as being great and high speed. Maybe it's just the length? Can someone show me what a "much better cable" is? or...
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