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Comment reply on JohnathanM's Completed Build: Apocalype Now!!! Built in 2012

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Here's hoping this CPU doesn't degrade. What's your Vcore?

Comment reply on Libbz's Completed Build: Silent 3900X gaming workstation solution

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

It should be in A1 and B1. You're running single channel right now.

Comment reply on A_fox's Completed Build: Architecture PC - 2019

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

I would not run above stock settings on that mobo. VRM gets toasty for a 12 core. Would highly recommend strong airflow.

Comment reply on ingmariochen's Completed Build: R5 3600 GTX 1080Ti Build.

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

What's that STRIX GPU at the end for testing? It's Pascal since it's missing the NVLink connection.

Comment reply on EMMK's Completed Build: Minimalistic XEON PC Build !

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

This is a pretty good Tech YES City special! Unironically too.

If you're able to get a Rev 1.1 Gigabyte board, you can try for Xeon V2 CPUs. The E5-1680 V2 is gaining popularity.

Comment reply on derekfraley21's Completed Build: Overkill? You tell me.

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

LOL, Threadripper 3970X costs almost as much as a TITAN RTX.

Comment reply on FRGresidentDK's Completed Build: Redneck Engineering

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Actually, yes on Unreal Engine without multithreaded rendering. (which is pretty common)

Comment reply on Dero7258's Completed Build: First Time for everything lol

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Except for Unreal Engine without multithreaded rendering... Trust me, UE4 without multithreaded rendering + heavy PostFX is single core murder.

Comment reply on lowpsi4life's Completed Build: First build in a decade

  • 9 days ago
  • 2 points

Yikes, push-push on the rad wouldn't create any airflow at all.

Comment reply on dburgoyne's Completed Build: Behemoth Mk.III

  • 9 days ago
  • 2 points

How many cats per second?

Comment reply on lowpsi4life's Completed Build: First build in a decade

  • 9 days ago
  • 4 points

It seems all the fans are exhausting with no intake. Maybe flip the radiator fans to be intake?

Comment reply on RobbieAstral's Completed Build: i7 950 Current Gen Monster

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

As Bryan from Tech YES City says, with these older X58 systems, be sure to turn off all the Spectre and Meltdown mitigations to get good performance. He recommends the tool from Steve Gibson of GRC.

https://www.grc.com/inspectre.htm

Comment reply on ungoleth's Completed Build: Budget build for deep learning (+some gaming)

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Well, that's where we differ. I need a mild OC that lasts because I've blown up way too many E5-1660s that I don't have the money to experiment anymore.

You do you.

Comment reply on mlazich's Completed Build: Deep Learning

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Interesting setup. In Windows you can install Precision X and set both cards to K-Boost.

Comment reply on ungoleth's Completed Build: Budget build for deep learning (+some gaming)

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, load should be no more than 1.35v.

Idle being higher than load allows FAR better low load stability because that is an Ivy Bridge-E/EP trait. At lower amperage, higher voltage does not damage the chip if kept cool. If the idle voltage is too close to the load voltage, over time with electromigration, you will crash and BSOD while completely idle on the desktop. With idle higher than load, you can avoid this situation.

My previous 4960X crashed and BSODed on idle if the voltage between load and idle was not different on an aggressive LLC. There could be medium load situations that also present stability issues (Gaming with a game that uses all threads) and that can happen as well with the effects of electromigration.

Comment reply on mjwise's Completed Build: Mini ITX - Ryzen 5 3600 build

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, E-die is a really good kit for 4x8GB or 4x16GB high density setups, due to less IMC strain.

Comment reply on ungoleth's Completed Build: Budget build for deep learning (+some gaming)

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Too much LLC (dropping a ton of voltage on load) does introduce instability, but the load voltage is where you want to be stable. 1.39 is where you want your highest idle to ideally be, because with C-states disabled, 1.4+ idle could still be slightly dangerous. Ideally you want to droop 0.3-0.4v, as more droop will introduce instability.

Because of this, you might want to back down to 4.7 or 4.6Ghz.

Comment reply on Kobonilla's Completed Build: Dark Eco

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Jak and Daxter reference?

Comment reply on ungoleth's Completed Build: Budget build for deep learning (+some gaming)

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Idle should be higher than load, because high voltage and low current with proper cooling doesn't damage the chip. Your load voltage should droop about the same amount as it rises right now, so invert the voltages with 1.334V load and 1.368v idle, and increase as needed.

Comment reply on ungoleth's Completed Build: Budget build for deep learning (+some gaming)

  • 19 days ago
  • 2 points

An LLC setting which boosts voltage on load is NOT good for 24/7 stability. You ideally want some droop so that you can avoid electromigration. I burned up 4 E5-1660 Xeons with electromigration because of aggressive LLC.

I own a Gigabyte X79S-UP5 and speak from experience.

Comment reply on aldwaik's Completed Build: Streacom DA2 / i9-9980XE / Titan RTX / 64GB RAM / Corsair SF750

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

Really curious how this performs in Star Citizen.

Comment reply on ST_Gai's Completed Build: Current Battle Rig

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

Lucky. But I know not all X99 boards have had consistent BIOS updates for microcode.

Comment reply on ST_Gai's Completed Build: Current Battle Rig

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

Do you have issues with the updated Intel microcode screwing with the multiplier for overclocks?

Comment reply on juicygranpa's Completed Build: 2019 PC upgrade - ryzen 3900x, 64GB ram

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

Yup, that's true.

A used Titan V might be worth the investment if HBM on Nvidia is important to your ML algorithms.

Comment reply on Robeywankenobi's Completed Build: McLaren Senna Themed PC

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm surprised Jayztwocents hasn't seen this, considering he's a roadie...

Comment reply on alanlfp's Completed Build: My first encounter - AEXia

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

How did this get overlooked? The neon vibes this build is giving are worth a feature!

Comment reply on srchangoor's Completed Build: Phanteks Evolv ATX - Watercooled

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 points

LOL, then the next step would be cable combs for the sleeved PSU cables. :P

Comment reply on arieladhidevara's Completed Build: Xaviergershom

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

You excited about Threadripper 3000? Judging by your workload I think those kinds of workloads would require that many cores for complex designs.

Comment reply on juicygranpa's Completed Build: 2019 PC upgrade - ryzen 3900x, 64GB ram

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Would the Radeon VII have done any better for ML and Deep Learning with it's HBM memory?

Also, I just noticed that PS/2 Keyboard.

Comment reply on TIK_GT's Completed Build: Ultimate Liquid Cooled Gaming PC

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 points

So clean. This kind of build is where the Asrock X570 Aqua board would fit in perfectly.

Comment reply on Vairfoley's Completed Build: Remachine XII

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 points

Make sure you use the GRC Spectre and Meltdown tool to turn off Spectre and Meltdown mitigations to get your performance back. Those mitigations took a HUGE hit on these older CPUs.

Comment reply on singfx's Completed Build: Cinema4D Octane Build

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Very good choice on the Dark Rock Pro 4, as it is better suited to the higher thermal density of these 7nm chips.

Comment reply on MartyMcFlyer's Completed Build: SSF Mac Pro (Hackintosh)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yup, Nvidia decided to never do any drivers for Mojave and up, despite the modular Mac Pro coming soon.

The last Nvidia driver for High Sierra also has severe bugs on Pascal from my recollection.

Comment reply on UnlikelyOutcome's Completed Build: Boundless Workstation 1.0

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Do watch out for that Enermax cooler failing over time. In the case that happens, you may be better served by a Dark Rock Pro TR4.

Comment reply on Jinair's Completed Build: Black and Gold Hardline Build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I think there are distro plate front panels for the O11 Dynamic, but was this choice of distro plate because of the frosted look of it?

I can also understand if you wanted to keep all the glass panels and not replace the front glass panel with a distro plate.

Comment reply on zarbotting's Completed Build: 4kPotato

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

In the very least the bottom should be all intakes, with lower RPM on the top exhausts.

Or put the 360 rad on the top of the case and make the side intake.

Comment reply on danelite's Completed Build: over kill AMD gaming pc

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Wouldn't mind putting in a Hydro Copper plate for that 1080 Ti SC2, but a great loop nonetheless.

Comment reply on TwoManyCats's Completed Build: Powerful Little Tower - Mini ITX Ryzen Gaming Build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That is really good cable management for the ENTIRE setup! Well done!

Comment reply on uale's Completed Build: The Ryzen 3700x ITX Workstation

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes, but that's pretty much the limit for 80 Plus Bronze. You can load 80 Plus Platinum a lot more. Even a SF600 with a ATX adapter plate is better than 80 Plus Bronze.

Comment reply on Wesley88's Completed Build: Murderbox MKII

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Nice touch with the Gamers Nexus crystal.

Comment reply on uale's Completed Build: The Ryzen 3700x ITX Workstation

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yikes. Go for a EVGA 650 P2 if that's the case. Don't want you damaging your hardware by overworking the PSU.

Comment reply on uale's Completed Build: The Ryzen 3700x ITX Workstation

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

More pics of the inside? Since the PSU is non-modular, I'm wondering about the cable management in that ITX form factor.

Comment reply on Dustineering's Completed Build: Mini ITX Monster

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Did you remember to turn off Armoury Crate? That crap auto-installs even if you have a clean installation USB of Windows 10.

Comment reply on sheeply_gaming's Completed Build: H9-1150t

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The UEFI on the card might be too new for the system. It's happened before. Radeon VIIs don't boot on P55 systems from my recollection.

Comment reply on arabianhorse's Completed Build: KDE i9

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Just be careful upgrading GPUs as the Define C doesn't have much room with a AIO in the front like that. Shortest card I know of right now is the PowerColor 5700/5700 XT Red Dragon, but upgrade to Navi at your own risk as Mesa support for Navi is still a little flaky.

Radeon VII definitely won't fit with the AIO.

Comment reply on Pinrut's Completed Build: Tall Power Tower

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How did this not get a feature? This is an excellent single threaded clock speed to GPU combo! I don't imagine any game would choke on this machine not unless the actual game is unoptimized...

Comment reply on arcana's Completed Build: Velox

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How loud does the Radeon VII get in gaming? If it does get loud, I've heard of people modding their VIIs with the Morpheus II cooler and 2 120mm Noctuas, then it becomes whisper silent.

Comment reply on oblivion__'s Completed Build: ITX is awesome

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

A new bug popped up where soft reboots turn into failed coldboots. You can fix that by making the MemCadBusClkDrvStren at 20ohms and ProcODT at 60ohms or 53.3ohms. Was able to properly reboot with these settings applied.

Comment reply on PhoenixQc77's Completed Build: 2019 Lian Li X570 Gaming PC

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you planning an upgrade on the CPU? 1000W for the PSU hints at upgrade plans.

Comment reply on Blaccsanta's Completed Build: Better than y'alls $1300 PC fight me

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, and it's gonna get even better with the ABBA AGESA fix.

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