• The "Quick Questions That Don't Deserve A Thread"...Thread. V6
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[QUOTE=MrWhite;51074623]I've got an recent AM3+ board, the 955 has been with me through 2 mobos now. I tend towards the budget end of the hardware market just because I don't have a massive amount of income to spend on this stuff. Usually, upgrades are on an as-needed basis for me, and since my PC is currently just not functioning, I sorta need a processor. I'm not concerned much with running the latest titles (I do Gmod mostly, with some After Effects video editing here and there), and my PC was just about able to keep up in the BF1 beta, so I get the feeling that anything above what I have now is going to suffice until I can drop some money on a serious rig. Right now, though, it's all about the best I can get for my money on the AM3+ socket, and the [URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113415&cm_re=8350-_-19-113-415-_-Product"]8350 with that fancy Wraith cooler[/URL] is just at what I can safely spend on this. I'd love to be able to save up some more and spring for something better down the road, but working on a gimped laptop just isn't going to cut it for me if I have to wait for another month or two. I guess what I'm asking is: Is there a better CPU on the AM3/+ socket than the FX8350 for less than $200? That price is gonna need a new HSF as well. Hope I'm not being annoying :v:[/QUOTE] I mean, if you basically need it now it's a definite upgrade from your 955 (funnily enough, I actually upgraded from my 955 to my FX-8320 almost exactly 3 years ago) Also if you want to save a little money, the 8320 is literally just a downclocked 8350 and OCing it takes all of 30 seconds in the BIOS [editline]19th September 2016[/editline] I'm at 4.3ghz on some $20 aftermarket air cooler I've been using since I had my dual core 550 :v:
[QUOTE=TrafficMan;51074670]I mean, if you basically need it now it's a definite upgrade from your 955 (funnily enough, I actually upgraded from my 955 to my FX-8320 almost exactly 3 years ago) Also if you want to save a little money, the 8320 is literally just a downclocked 8350 and OCing it takes all of 30 seconds in the BIOS [editline]19th September 2016[/editline] I'm at 4.3ghz on some $20 aftermarket air cooler I've been using since I had my dual core 550 :v:[/QUOTE] I'll look at that then. Thanks :)
[QUOTE=Linkuya;51059902] [t]http://i.imgur.com/uiCO6Fj.jpg[/t] [/QUOTE] It's almost borderline creepy how after I fixed the heating issue my specs under heavy load are now: [t]http://i.imgur.com/yozK7Ek.png[/t] My PC is actually physically cold to the touch as I'm playing the Witcher 3 on high/max settings. Just a bit of an update, but it really took me by surprise.
[QUOTE=Linkuya;51074832]It's almost borderline creepy how after I fixed the heating issue my specs under heavy load are now: [t]http://i.imgur.com/yozK7Ek.png[/t] My PC is actually physically cold to the touch as I'm playing the Witcher 3 on high/max settings. Just a bit of an update, but it really took me by surprise.[/QUOTE] So what was the actual issue exactly? [QUOTE=Linkuya;51065117]Ah, your post just jarred my foggy memory and I'm sure I know what the issue is now, I feel rather silly now that I did not think of it earlier. When I'm next able to use the PC again I should be able to remedy the issue; will update in an hour or so if need be. You have my gratitude for your assistance, and FlakTheMighty for his aid as well.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=FlakTheMighty;51074883]So what was the actual issue exactly?[/QUOTE] In the end I'm not entirely sure. It wasn't the issue I thought it was, so I just decided to go through everything and see what could be changed. In doing so I noticed my GPU fans seemed to be essentially set lower than they should have been for the corresponding temperatures, so those fans would be under-working for their load. Don't recall changing it but it was easy enough to adjust. I then took apart the PC and moved one of my case fans, which seemed to improve the air-flow quite a bit too. Now the air flow is like this. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/Vlju2BT.png[/IMG] Straight through the system.
The GPS on my LG Spirit 4G LTE (LG-H440n) is utterly borked now. It's been on a downward spiral for months and now cannot find the satellites at all. Been looking for repair guides, but only ones i've found are for other LG phones. Found [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRVylFFFb8g]one[/url] dis/reassembly video of this particular phone, but the guy doesn't touch upon the GPS antenna location(s). Looking at spare parts, apparently [url=https://www.replacebase.co.uk/lg-spirit-4g-replacement-rear-chassis-with-cameras-alens-buttons-flash-diffuser-antenna-original/]this[/url] is the specific part that houses the GPS antennae. However, I have no idea which of those little knobbly bits are the ones i'm looking for, and indeed what I should do with them when I find the right ones. Anyone else got an idea? I'd like to avoid having to entirely replace the part if possible.
Adjusted some partition related stuff to my harddrive and now I'm getting 100% disk usage constantly from svchost. Had problem in past and disabled windows tips or some bs like that, but now it is happening again. Edit: It's fixed. Disabled some stuff and it went away when I last checked after a few hours of doing other stuff.
[QUOTE=Linkuya;51075085]In the end I'm not entirely sure. It wasn't the issue I thought it was, so I just decided to go through everything and see what could be changed. In doing so I noticed my GPU fans seemed to be essentially set lower than they should have been for the corresponding temperatures, so those fans would be under-working for their load. Don't recall changing it but it was easy enough to adjust. I then took apart the PC and moved one of my case fans, which seemed to improve the air-flow quite a bit too. Now the air flow is like this. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/Vlju2BT.png[/IMG] Straight through the system.[/QUOTE] I hope your exhaust(s) are towards the top and not the opposite like your image shows. Heat rises.
[QUOTE=FlakTheMighty;51075885]I hope your exhaust(s) are towards the top and not the opposite like your image shows. Heat rises.[/QUOTE] "Heat rises" is completely negligible in the confines and quick movement of a PC case. [editline]19th September 2016[/editline] Per the testing of some of the biggest names in enthusiast air cooling.
[QUOTE=Levelog;51076041]"Heat rises" is completely negligible in the confines and quick movement of a PC case. [editline]19th September 2016[/editline] Per the testing of some of the biggest names in enthusiast air cooling.[/QUOTE] I was under the impression it still mattered, good to know.
Yeah fan placement basically just boils down to if your case is designed for negative or positive pressure.
My friend has a laptop with 1 stick of 2GB RAM and 1 stick of 4GB RAM, both run at 1600MHz. I have a spare 4GB stick that I'm installing for him, but it has a 1333MHz clock. Will installing it force the first 4GB stick to also run at 1333MHz? Will he see a difference of having more RAM, but having it slower? He does video editing on it, so I figured more RAM would be helpful.
It should downclock the other stick to 1333 but honestly I'd rather have 8gb of 1333mhz in actual dual channel than 6gb (or even 8) in 1600mhz single channel for a laptop.
How long do you guys think the GTX 1060 6GB would last in terms of medium settings for games? I have ordered pretty much every component of a computer recently because I am desperately needing of an upgrade.
medium? 4+ years. Still on a 670 and can run the majority of games on high/ultra, newer games are starting to get bad though, I'll be getting a 1060 soon too, probably.
Didn't found an appropriate thread to post this. Is there any point to upload footage on Youtube in 32-bit instead of 8-bit ? 32-bit makes the render outrageously long and i want to make sure it doesn't make any difference in the end so i can avoid it completely. Thanks.
Looking for an SSD to use as my C drive. Been looking at the Samsung stuff since it also has the lead and software for migration, but are there any better SSDs out there? And if I should go for Samsung, is it worth spending the extra to get the Pro instead of the Evo?
[QUOTE=Drk;51082829]Didn't found an appropriate thread to post this. Is there any point to upload footage on Youtube in 32-bit instead of 8-bit ? 32-bit makes the render outrageously long and i want to make sure it doesn't make any difference in the end so i can avoid it completely. Thanks.[/QUOTE] How much longer? 8-bit color depth can be pretty restrictive, depending on the content. Like a lot of kinds of 2d animation and such are probably more than fine with it, but if it's like video game footage you'll probably want 32-bit. You could also just bite the bullet and render both and then look and see "hmmm. Is it worth it if I keep doing 32-bit?"
[QUOTE=madnath619;51083322]Looking for an SSD to use as my C drive. Been looking at the Samsung stuff since it also has the lead and software for migration, but are there any better SSDs out there? And if I should go for Samsung, is it worth spending the extra to get the Pro instead of the Evo?[/QUOTE] Evo is plenty. I have a bunch of the 850 Evo that I bought for a few computers, and I run a 1TB in my personal computer. Great disks.
[QUOTE=thelurker1234;51083432]How much longer? 8-bit color depth can be pretty restrictive, depending on the content. Like a lot of kinds of 2d animation and such are probably more than fine with it, but if it's like video game footage you'll probably want 32-bit. You could also just bite the bullet and render both and then look and see "hmmm. Is it worth it if I keep doing 32-bit?"[/QUOTE] Double the render time basically.
I have a centos vps for my C programming class with no sudo privileges. I want to install lua in my home folder, but it requires gnu readline. So I compiled that. ok, but then the makefile couldn't find readfile.h, so I added -I/path/to/readfile.h to the make options, but now it's saying that ld can't find -lreadfile I added -L/path/to/readfile.a to the makefile options, but that didn't work.
So, after the Win10 update that happened this morning, my computer no longer detects my PS3 controller. I have it plugged in and it shows up in the device manager, but none of the lights on my controller are on and it shows up under "Unspecified" and has a generic icon instead of a controller icon. I use SCP Server to use it, I made sure the drivers where installed and the service was running but still no dice. Any one got any ideas for how I could fix this? EDIT: I fixed it, woo.
Another question, should I even bother upgrading my monitor from 1080p 60hz on a 1060? It seems to run games at max settings at 65-90fps. Should I even bother?
[QUOTE=Zadrave;51088914]Another question, should I even bother upgrading my monitor from 1080p 60hz on a 1060? It seems to run games at max settings at 65-90fps. Should I even bother?[/QUOTE] Yes, because it's a magical experience in any case to go up from 60hz. It's like the solid state drive of monitors.
[QUOTE=Revenge282;51088924]Yes, because it's a magical experience in any case to go up from 60hz. It's like the solid state drive of monitors.[/QUOTE] That will probably be my next upgrade then. Any suggestions? I kind of want to stick to 1080p until 4k gets cheaper at a higher hz. 1440p just sounds like a bad idea to invest into.
[QUOTE=Zadrave;51088960]That will probably be my next upgrade then. Any suggestions? I kind of want to stick to 1080p until 4k gets cheaper at a higher hz. 1440p just sounds like a bad idea to invest into.[/QUOTE] The one and only ASUS VG248QE. At your 1060, 1440p is a bit of a stretch, but anyone on 144hz will tell you that refresh rate > resolution.
Does someone know why Windows 10 keeps blocking me from playin any game and leaves me with a "Game has been blocked from graphic device"? I have been trying anything and before my PC almost died due to my PSU I thought I fixed if but I can't wrap my head anywhere. Can someone tell me if is a firewall blocking or something in the system?
[QUOTE=Revenge282;51088983]The one and only ASUS VG248QE. At your 1060, 1440p is a bit of a stretch, but anyone on 144hz will tell you that refresh rate > resolution.[/QUOTE] Depends on the game, the 1060 is pretty bloody capable. Most Nvidia cards haven't been doing as hot with games like Ashes of the Singularity, but the 1060 should be capable of 1440p at all but the highest settings while still getting right about 60fps. If you go down to 1080, you'll have zero issues with 60fps ofc [url]http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-pascal,4679-3.html[/url] [QUOTE=thelurker1234;51083432]How much longer? 8-bit color depth can be pretty restrictive, depending on the content. Like a lot of kinds of 2d animation and such are probably more than fine with it, but if it's like video game footage you'll probably want 32-bit. You could also just bite the bullet and render both and then look and see "hmmm. Is it worth it if I keep doing 32-bit?"[/QUOTE] for the love of all that is holy though, keep the audio mostly uncompressed or use AAC. One of the advantages of youtube and other video hosting sites is that the audio quality is noticeably better than most audio hosting sites (yay aac!)
[QUOTE=paindoc;51090042] for the love of all that is holy though, keep the audio mostly uncompressed or use AAC. One of the advantages of youtube and other video hosting sites is that the audio quality is noticeably better than most audio hosting sites (yay aac!)[/QUOTE] I always find it weird that now we have formats like vorbis aac and opus which are all vastly better than mp3 at compression yet consumers buying digital audio are still given shitty mp3s. Even streaming services all use opus generally.
[QUOTE=thelurker1234;51090764]I always find it weird that now we have formats like vorbis aac and opus which are all vastly better than mp3 at compression yet consumers buying digital audio are still given shitty mp3s. Even streaming services all use opus generally.[/QUOTE] One of my favorite things about Ozone, the mastering suite I generally use, is that it lets you hear the noise added to your output track by the encoding process. AAC cuts a bit off the highs, and seems to dampen stereo width fairly hard, but MP3 says "fuck your definition, fuck everything up in the high range, and have ALL THE CLIPPING, because fuck you!". The worst is that once I trained my ears to hear all of this shit, I can't unhear it. I can't listen to soundcloud sometimes because it really just boatmurders certain songs, but Spotify's higher quality streaming and YouTube usually do good enough. What nearly killed me was what the film director I scored for did to my audio track when he uploaded the final film. Pretty sure it was 128kbps ;c
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