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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Confused About My Motherboard"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

if you click "reply" right under the comment they will be notified of your comment and pcpp will format it in line with the comment you're replying to.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What does this message mean?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

If the motherboard you get has an old bios version you'll have to put in a supported cpu and update the bios before you can use the cpu. if you order from a good seller like amazon you can just return it if you can't use it. It isn' usually a problem unless it is very old stock

Comment reply on Forum Topic "looking to oc my Athlon x4 860k"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I've found that most people keep their build saved on pcpp, even if they never submitted a completed build

Comment reply on Forum Topic "looking to oc my Athlon x4 860k"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

darn, I didn't edit it fast enough, revision 2 of my post ;)

nobody can really give you an answer to your question, every chip is different. Many people can get to 4.2ghz without raising the voltage, so I would try for that first.

Your motherboard is not made for overclocking(4+1 vrm with no heat sync) so raising the voltage for higher clock rates may cause the vrm to throttle under intince loads giving you worse perfofmance than at stock, you can check for vrm throttling by watching the clockrate with an ideal load running (like prime95)

What game specifically are you having trouble running? Does changing the resolution help any?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "looking to oc my Athlon x4 860k"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

i edited my post to reflect this and other variables :) i took too long and now I cant edit, but I put up a revision

Comment reply on Forum Topic "looking to oc my Athlon x4 860k"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaf2a68hmh okay, i looked back over it. 4.2 is about where you can go without a voltage bump. with that motherboard (4+1 phaze vrm and no heat sync) upping the voltage may not end very well (vrm throttling giving performance even lower than stock while under load). I'll edit my original post to reflect this I took too long and now I can't edit, but I posted a revision

Comment reply on Forum Topic "looking to oc my Athlon x4 860k"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

true, but bursts of 4ghz is different than being constantly at 4ghz. I think 4.2 is also common.

Side note: he probrably won't get that far without running into vrm throttling anyway

Comment reply on Forum Topic "looking to oc my Athlon x4 860k"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

nobody can really give you an answer to your question, every chip is different. I think 4ghz is fairly common for that chip but you'll have to figure out voltage yourself because any value I give you could be either too low or too high and leave you with either an unstable system or more heat and stress than is nessisary

What game specifically are you having trouble running? Does changing the resolution help any?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap, power efficient Minecraft server"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

4gb will be plenty then

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap, power efficient Minecraft server"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

you could, but I probrably wouldn't recomend it if you are using windows, it would probrably be fine though

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So, I have a little over $40 (usd)"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm, that is something.

I made a cheap-o fan controller with a 2p3t rotary switch and a 2p1t switchy switch and it is always on low (5v) even when I'm encoding video, it never gets to 50c

Comment reply on BigAll's Completed Build: the aesthetic upgrade

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

An i5 wasn't really in the budget when I first built this (an i3 would have been streaching it), but the 6300 is serving me well. I do a bit of multitasking (more recently video encoding because dvd rips) so the extra cores are usefull.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Linux Mint Hacked, be careful what you're downloading"

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're in stable, yes. If you are in testing or unstable you're kinda on your own, but that's kinda expected.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So, I have a little over $40 (usd)"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It could have been noise from the usb ports, or luck of the draw. That sounds like a good deal on the headphones.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So, I have a little over $40 (usd)"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I was looking at the 120gb ssds and they are a bad deal :( I do know where to get $20 though. the keyboard/mouse is also tempting.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So, I have a little over $40 (usd)"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I hadn't thought about that, though the dss is doing pretty well in that field (it sounds better than my phone or laptop at least lol) I'm not sure I could get a dac/amp combo that would be a big enough upgrade to warrant it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Confused About My Motherboard"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

If you find the model of the motherboard and look it up the manufacturer probably has a page on it listing at least basic features. Ram should be fine, just get whatever kind is already in the pc. "Better ram" doesn't make much difference with most workloads.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Time Machine"

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol, I remember the way back machine, and pcpp used to be ugly

Comment reply on Jewbacca9848's Completed Build: Black Stallion

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, with that motherboard and cooler it would be a shame not to overclock, but that's probably going to wait until your cables are sleved and in order

Comment reply on Forum Topic "DIY newegg combo opinions wanted"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $126.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $76.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $27.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.99 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 380 2GB ITX Compact Video Card $178.98 @ Newegg
Case Raidmax ATX-402WB ATX Mid Tower Case $19.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX XT 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $38.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $676.45
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $616.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-02 19:30 EST-0500

Similar parts but cheaper and everything is the same or better quality

Comment reply on Jake762by39's Completed Build: It's Magically Delicious!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I've been inspired (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ:・゚✧ ✧゚・: ヽ(◕ヮ◕ヽ)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Noise from PSU's??"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

How quiet do you want to go? here is a site dedicated to really quiet pcs and pc parts

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Noise from PSU's??"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, anything with a lot of current going through it will have some degree of coil whine

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do you want for your B-day?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

MONEY, to fund parts to facilitate my need to tinker ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Noise from PSU's??"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

There is something called "coil whine" that sometimes effects psus, but the better quality your psu is the less it should be a problem. And then of course fan noise :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What's the performance hit ?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I would estimate a bit less than a 33% performance hit (because it's about 33% more pixels) (that is actually a somewhat accurate way to do things)

the pixel density is actually about the same as your current monitor (a little higher) so there won't be a particularly big effect on eye candy, but instead the higher resolution let's you have a larger monitor without sacrificing pixel density

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Headache with new Mini PC setup"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't do it in windows without looking it up :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Headache with new Mini PC setup"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the disk drive pluged into a usb 3.0 port or 2.0? (Came from here)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Q170 board listed as compatible with Skylake Xeons"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Oah, I see. Carry on :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Q170 board listed as compatible with Skylake Xeons"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Shouldn't it? Q170 is the business/enterprise version of z/h 170 reference

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Headache with new Mini PC setup"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

windows usually doesn't require drivers during setup unless it is for the hdd, are you sure the drivers are needed then and not after installation is complete? What driver does it need?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Does anyone on PCPP like cooking?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I like to cook, especially for other people (I don't really know why). I usually make pastries/deserts and mexican food

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RPM vs cache"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say that rpm is more important, 7xxx rpm is pretty standard. A larger cache does make some difference but most drives of the same capacity will have the same or similar cache sizes

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What feature of a monitor helps prevent liquid from seeping in?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

my laptop has corner to corner gorilla glass which would be fine with deturgent (not that I would use it anyway). I just use a dry cloth anyway

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SIlverstone FTZ01 - Reset Button as Disc Eject?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

if there is a plug for an eject bitton on the drive there is nothing stopping you from plugging the eject switch into it exept maby some splicing and a new connector. it is just a switch after all

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Does anyone know how to make an Arduino/Raspberry Pi/Other tiny computer light strip controller?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want something cheap but effective you can get something like this it comes with an led controller, power supply (i' asuming it's 12v), and a remote so you just need to worry about cutting lengths (there's a cut mark after every 3 leds) and soldering if you are using multiple lengths. Not AS configurable as using an arduino but it would take much more work to get the arduino to the functionality of this.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ServerPartPicker"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, good thing rack mounted cases don't have side windows :P

Comment reply on wahfue's Completed Build: Silver Minion

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

That case looks great, but where is the power button? And is that a dvd drive in the back?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Color of lights fans or led strip or both???"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say stay to stay white. another white fan in pretty much the same place won't help that much. put some leds in a dimmer eria like at the bottom

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ServerPartPicker"

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

There are server grade parts on pcpp if you know what you're looking for such as supermicro motherboards and eec memory, id like to see more like u4 cases and sata/raid controllers and such

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Trying to upgrade old office PCs into cheap home servers. Can't find motherboards"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

large companies like dell dont normally use the same motherboerds as are sold to consumers. the easiest way to find out what a motherboard supports is by the ports. eg if your motherboard has a pci express x1 slot you should be able to plug something into it and it work, if it has ddr2 ram you probrably can't put ddr3 in it, if the cpu is lga775 you cant put an am3+ cpu in it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Administrator everything?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

That generally isnt a good idea, mostly because some things just shouldn't have administrative access.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Linux Mint Hacked, be careful what you're downloading"

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I know the debian and redhat security people are very on top of things, cant really comment on slackware.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pentinum G3258 vs i5-4760k"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

If the game feels shuttery it's usually a cpu bottleneck. Or if you can't get high framerates at any settings

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overclocked FX-6300 V i3 6100"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you even know what those are for? It's basically a supercomputing node on a board.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overclocked FX-6300 V i3 6100"

  • 49 months ago
  • 4 points

The answer is basically the same as it has been for the last good while. If it's optimized for multiple cores the 6300 will whip it. With optimal load on 4 threads the 6300 will beat it even, if you don't have optimal load on 4 threads or less is where the i3 starts beating it.

upgradability is something to be considered, but if you aren't going to be upgrading for a couple of years you can almost ignore it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Transfering parts to a different pc"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that apple only puts very specific drivers in macOS (or whatever it is now) which makes it hard to find things that are supported. They only ship with drivers for hardware that apple puts in macs, anything else and you are probably sol.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "hi"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Shhh, don't give it away ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Nvidia vs AMD"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

nope, it should be fine

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Want to convert from Windows 10 to Play Linux?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I did :P

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