You're a beast man! Lol took me less than a minute to do it & its working as it should be now! Thanks again
I'll give that a shot now, thanks mate!
Oh my bad, I really only added that because I wasn't sure if it mattered or not (& they both were the same so I figured maybe I'd save somebody the time of asking me about it).
Man I appreciate the time you put into the reply! Super useful & I'll be checking out the 660p right now. You're definitely right on the fact that the Pro would be overkill for me & not needed. I was just looking for a faster SSD for my OS & some games (& small amounts of 4k video editing). I recently put a friends rig together & he opted for the 970 EVO & I couldn't help but notice the huge difference in snappiness his PC has got when opening up games & what not.
I think I'm going to opt. for the 1TB evo, but the Pro right now is the same price. I was just curious to see what other people thought. Thanks G
Yeah I'm in the US, I was comparing the 1TB EVO w/ the 500GB Pro. Last i checked they were both sitting at $169 right now. I think i get what you're saying though.
It's one hell of a card huh? I got the SE Black card & along with it performing like an animal, it's also sexy af.
So my gpu pushing out slightly more performance wouldn't strain the cpu at all? The only other part that my OC will effect (hardly) would be like the psu then right? Because the slightly higher power draw.
You're 100% right. I'm honestly glad you came along to shed some light & teach me something new!
Appreciate all the help my guy!
Word, thanks man! I'll look into that!
You literally just blew my mind man... Surprising to me that nobody else catch this when I originally asked the question! Thank you for clearing that up for me! Sounds like it is actually running at the advertised speeds & I'm just paranoid!
Hey, the way you said that makes me think you're calling it cheap... Lol I need something good! Give me the honest truth bro, I have the money if there is a substantially better choice.
Okay so I first noticed the RAM speed when I was looking through my corsair app on my pc. The section that lets you monitor everything. The RAM was sitting at 2100 (or relatively close to that), so knowing I should be getting something closer to 3200 I rebooted & opened bios. In bios the XMP profile was activated already and the speed was set to 3120 (something very close to that). I set the speed at 3200hz hoping the little bump would fix my issue. When I went back to check the speed, with my dumb luck, somehow it had dropped to the 1600 range... In the bios it read as: 3200hz @ 1.350v. Seeing as whatever I did messed it up more I went back & put it back on the original number it was at. Then I turned the XMP profile off & back on just because. Last I checked, the speed is sitting somewhere around 1600hz.
& that's when I came here... lol to see if maybe anybody thought it could be my PSU like I was thinking. On my PSU description it read "Rated up to GTX 1080" & I recently dropped a 1080ti in there and got fancy RAM. Which led me to believe maybe my PSU is **** & isn't actually able to supply the voltage needed to the RAM. When I looked into the PSU I have I found out it is a $30 POS, so everything led me to believe that was the issue..
That's too funny! Lol I have the same PS in my Newegg cart right now.
Man, I guess I have even less knowlage then I thought on the subject.. Haha you lost me from "The"
Okay so to simply put it: 650w would be good..? Lol I read that twice & got lost both times.
I am running a 650w right now but it's a very very cheap PS. So what I want to do is pick up something 80+ Gold @ 650w & I should be solid eh?
Yeah oddly enough when I first went into the bios to mess with it the XMP profile was already enabled. I can set the speed to 3200 & voltage to 1.35 no problem but when it comes to matching timings to the stock config. I'm not sure what that would be or where I would find that. Is that something I could easily find with a quick google search?
What is flashing the bios? Is that just resetting it, or updating it? Then a manual overclock, would that just be raising the voltage going to the ram & setting the speed to 3200hz myself? Or are you taking about setting the individual times (I think that was what those were called... I hope lol)?
So I don't know a whole lot when it comes to the finer details about my PC yet, but I have a ASUS Prime Z370-P motherboard. All I know is its not the most common board used & its not high end by any means. Do you think there is something about this board that is hindering my RAM speeds? I was actually looking to up my RAM to 32gbs soon so I don't want to do that if my bored is junk..
You also said it could be the CPU. I'm running the i7-8700 (no "k" just to be clear), what exactly would the CPU have to do with it? I honestly have the slightest clue lol like I said, I'm still learning. && thanks in advanced for all the help!
Thank you very much sir! I thought I was doing something wrong when I was using those PSU calculators & getting 650w, glad to see I wasn't lol
Do you think a 650w would be enough with the fact I upgraded my GPU & RAM recently?
I thought maybe I would step up towards 800-850w, but if I don't need to I wouldn't mind. Wouldn't hurt the pocket as much.
Word! I'm not able to even run them at the advertised speed as of right now...lol even after tweaking it in the bios. I believe I have to upgrade my PSU first. I found out my PS is pretty cheap recently & since I got the PC I've added stronger parts. I'm guessing the voltage for the RAM isn't enough right now, but could be wrong. Thanks for the help!
Sweet thank you & yessir. Got two more slots lookin" to be filled.
So what you're saying is.....if I stuck with my 1060 I could run 1440p @ 60FPS? If that would be less demanding than 1080p @ 144FPS & I currently run that no problem.
Pushing 1440p @ 144FPS would most definitely be a job for a more powerful GPU. Even on very low settings the 1060 would struggle, but that's not my style. If i got a 1440p monitor I would be wanting to play games with its full beauty.
Did you check out the pictures I added to my last reply? I really want to know if I'm trippin' on calling that a mini GPU. I don't know for sure if it is or what, it just looked smaller than usual I thought.
Shiiiit, you're telling me! I haven't been able to find a monitor with G-Sync for under like $600-$700 (I guess it would be cheaper if i went smaller, but who wants to do that). I currently play most games at 144hz easy, well at least the select few that I play & usually with performance settings. With everything off or low/medium except viewing distance. Seems to not have any issues at all playing this way.
Do you own a G-Sync monitor? Because i don't know a single person who has purchased one. Nobody I've ever talked to has ever told me it's a necessity; are you saying to get one because that is the best possible way to go or because without it my tearing would be terrible? If G-Sync is only a luxury item than I'd rather not pay $250+ extra for it, but if 1440p/144hz would cause a crazy amount of tearing then I will have to reconsider.
Do you know if big brand names have good deals on Black Friday/Cyber Monday? Maybe I could make a G-Sync work if I got it on a good sale. I don't have any companies with high end products around me really, but maybe Best Buy online would have good deals, or amazon..?
Thank you for your reply! Sorry I am only now getting back to you, you answered all my questions (the part about memory was my mistake, I was confusing the GPUs memory with ram/was thinking about DDR5 lol). I'm glad to hear SLI really doesn't mean anything to me, I just saw many cards I was looking at with that advertised so wanted to make sure it was or was not going to affect me.
Also yeah, if I could drop a picture if here for you I would, but my GPU currently is a MSI GTX 1060 (at least I hope it is)... See I don't know a lot about PC's as of right now so for my first one I ordered it custom made (I know now, i should have just built it and saved myself loads of money) from Digital Storm. They seemed like a really good brand from what I saw & also seemed like they might have been smaller or slower than some of the big names. Which I liked because then maybe my build would have gotten more care & time put into it instead of slapped together quickly. With that being said, the spec list I got with the PC just had my card listed as a Geforce GTX 1060 & they never specified which brand card they would use. When picking the GPU all they have to choose from is listed as Geforce GTX 1050, 1060,1070, etc. Then in details they state that they only use GPUs from the best retailers and list Gigabyte, EVGA, MSI, etc. I really hope they didn't just maybe add an MSI cover or something to make me believe it is MSI. I could be mistaken about calling it a mini though, I know MSI typically does 2 fan GPUs right? Maybe I just think its shorter/smaller, I only really compare it to what I see online while looking at new cards and watching videos.
If you happen to reply to this comment too, I had one more question: do you think my current setup I listed in the original post is strong enough to handle 1440p @ 144hz? I'm guessing a 1080ti would be able to no problem, but my 1060 I'm unsure about. 1440p @ 144hz on like mid-high settings, not ultra. Thanks for all the help!