I used a Toshiba 500Gb 5400RPM drive to test them, I don't remember the exact model but it must be older.
Do you have any recommendation for an enclosure (brand/model/controller)? I need to be able to get it in Europe and i'd like to pay 20€ maximum (under 15€ would be perfect). Even if you...
As I previously said, these enclosures work perfectly with other drives, so its not an issue of Windows trying to assign the drive an already taken letter. Moreover, I work under Linux (sorry, I should have specified it in the original post), which doesn't mount drives that way.
Sorry I misunderstood your first answer. Well, I checked Sabrent's website and I couldn't find anything that could help, or any formatting instructions. And I just couldn't find YouN's website.
Moreover, I tried over hard drives in these enclosures and they work fine. I used mkfs under Linux to...
The enclosures are not from Western Digital, the hard drives are (WD5000LUCT) and I'm trying to install them in third party enclosures. Moreover, I already checked WD's instruction on their support website, but they are of not use in my case.
Thank you for your quick reply.
I recently acquired a few used 500Gb Western Digital white label 2.5'' drives (model WD5000LUCT), and I'd like to convert them into external hard drives.
I hot plugged them in my Asus P8Z77-V PRO/Thunderbolt without any hassle. I ran SMART tests and they all passed. I then...
Thanks for your answer.
From what I've read on other forums and articles, the Corsair VS series power supplies are regarded as really poor quality.
They also apparently use low quality capacitors, according to this HardwareInsights.com review of the VS450, which is also manufactured by CWT.
I have a Corsair VS550 laying around and I'd like to use it in a gaming PC with the following components:
- Intel i5-4440 (TDP 84W);
- 2x 4Gb DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaws @ 1600MHz;
- 1x 2Tb Toshiba hard drive;
- 1x 120Gb SSD;
- Asus GTX 770 DirectCU II OC (Up to 300W of power...
Thank you for taking time to answer my questions.
I currently have two systems I'd like to overclock.
The first one has the follow configuration:
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBORD;
RAM: 2x 4Gb HyperX @ 1600MHz.
But sadly this system is starting to have display glitches...
Thank you a lot for your detailed answer, this helps a lot.
But I have a few more questions:
If I understood correctly, RAM overclocking capacity is on the motherboard side? If the BIOS doesn't offer any RAM overclocking options, are there other tools that can do so? Is the overclocking option...
I just want to learn more about how the different frequencies are set and how they correlate between one another. I'd also like to know how voltages are set.
Right now thats what I understand about how modern systems work:
The CPU sets the BCLK (Base CLocK) that is used by the CPU...
I just got an used Cooler Master RS-400-PSAP-I3, also know as know as the Elite Power 400W.
It is advertised as a 400 Watts PSU, it has NO 80+ certification, and uses PASSIVE PFC.
It has dual +12V rails, each one being 16 Amperes, and provide a combined maximum output of 276 Watts.
Thanks for your answer.
I built the computer with these specifications and the q6600 "overclocked" to 3GHz thanks to the BSEL mod, I stress tested it with Unigine Heaven and it stayed stable. My friend as been doing a lot of gaming on it for the past week and it stayed stable, it never shut...
A friend of mine needed a cheap computer capable of gaming, so I got a few used parts and here is what I've got:
CPU: Intel q6600, 4 cores @ 2.4GHz
Graphics card: GV-65TOC-2GI, Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti, 2Gb GDDR5, Core @ 1032MHz
RAM: 4x 2Gb DIMMs DDR2 @ 800MHz
HDD: 1x SATA 500Gb, 7200RPM
I have a lot of spare graphics cards, I'm not going to buy a new one, I can't afford it right now. Moreover, I already tried a GTX 770 that I own, but I still had the same issues.
I also ran Memtest86 from the Ultimate Boot CD to check if my RAM wasn't the culprit, but it didn't report any...
I've got new graphical glitches under Windows 10 Pro. Sometimes, 1 out of 2 frames when playing a video (Adobe Flash Player) is replaced with a solid random color (mostly green or navy blue), this goes away if I pause the video and then play it again.
I think neither the drivers nor cables are...
Today I've had weird Firefox graphical glitches and a crash under Windows 10 Pro, meaning the issue does NOT come from Linux Mint. I'm also pretty sure that under NO CIRCUMSTANCES a bad cable could cause issues at the operating system level (and I do not use any HDMI cable, I use VGA and DVI)...
Both graphics cards I have are used (GTX 670 and GTX 770). They both seemed to be stable when I stressed them with Uningine Heaven (no overheating, no graphical artifacts and no crashes). And yes, I got the exact same issue with both, black flashes and the bottom half of one of the screens...
I'm constantly monitoring the temperature of the CPU and GPU under Linux Mint, my i5-3750K runs between 30° and 40°, my GTX 670's GPU runs at approximately the same temperature, sometimes it gets around 50° or a few degrees higher, which isn't even close to overheating.
I didn't test my RAM...
Thank you a lot for your help.
I can confirm that both 12V rails have a maximum combined output of 300W (meaning that each one must have a maximum output of 150W) as specified on the power supply itself.
As for the graphics card's TDP, this is irrelevant, as TDP is Thermal Design Power, which...
I have a Gigabyte GV-N75TOC-2GI that I have to use with a proprietary 350W 80+ White power supply (see this thread), the issue is that the graphics card specifications indicates that it requires at least a 400W power supply, it also has a 6 pin PCI-E power connector, and the power supply doesn't...
Hi, my current system is equipped with a Gigabyte GV-N670OC-2GD (with two monitors) and an Intel i5-3750K, running Windows 10 Pro and Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon in dual boot.
I've been sighting graphical glitches for the past few days, sometimes one of my screens flashes black for a few frames...
I acquired an used Acer GD245HQ bid screen. It's full HD and can run up to 120Hz.
When I first powered it on and plugged it to my computer, I noticed what seemed to be stain on the LCD panel, an area where the image was slightly darker around the middle of the screen. but it only seemed like a...
Thanks for the quick answer, but I made a mistake, the GV-N75TOC-2GI requires 1 PCI-E 6 pin connector, and the Antec NSK-1380's power supply doesn't have any, can I use a 4 pin Molex to 6 pin PCI-E safely with this power supply?
Hi, I currently have a few spare parts laying around and I'd like to build a gaming HTPC.
The case I want to use is an Antec NSK-1380, its power supply comes in a non-standard form factor, it's rated for 350 watts, is 80+ certified (white) and doesn't have any PCI-E connectors. As the power...