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Old 07-24-2016, 08:15 PM   #241
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Derp yes it is. Check the bios settings. It should be in there.
Yeah, when i look in bios, voltages seem to be fine.

Still, i feel like this computer shouldnt be lagging out and lack performance.

Its really been noticeable in Lightroom when it's taking a very long time for full size images to render completely. Much longer than i remember. and PS is getting laggy.

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Old 07-24-2016, 09:49 PM   #242
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Cool thread.

I've got a micro-itx build, packing
GTX 980
16GB Corsair Vengeance RAM
i7 4790K
4 256gb Samsung EVO Pro's running 2x2 in raid 0 array.

I'm pretty happy with it, considering I can pick it up and move it around very easily, and with the corsair air 240 case it really stays cool for such a small form factor.

Mostly gaming and video/photo editing.
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:59 PM   #243
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Poverty build:
G3258 overclocked to 4.4GHz
16GB Corsair Vengeance RAM
GTX770ti
bunch of cobbled together hard drives

runs all my ****, I think I put the entire thing together for $400 a few years ago.
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Old 07-30-2016, 03:36 PM   #244
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yeah that is what i was thinking. that is HWMonitor fwiw. getting 12.2v with DMM.

So the computer runs stable at 12.15v when I'm just sitting here on the internet. very solid.

When I play Battlefront, i need to run at LOW settings in order to even hit 60 fps. as soon as the game starts the voltage sits at 12.02v, when the game runs and it gets bogged down I'm seeing it drop to 11.89v and it's wildly fluctuating the entire time im playing between 11.8 and 12.2v

think it has anything to do with how I had to run power to the GPU?



this is two separte leads off the PSU, but I had to use those converter cables to hook it up.

here's my PSU specs:





really frustrating. I tried playing SC2 with Lars the other day and it was so bad and laggy i just had to quit.

the PSU wattage requirements is 650 for the R9 390. But I think 30A at 12v is not enough coupled with my CPU, which needs 125w.

I think the peak of my card is rated at 300w and if I need 125watt for my CPU, then 425w @ 12v = 37.5A

looks like other 750w PSUs supply 62A... think this is my issue?
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Old 07-30-2016, 03:40 PM   #245
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but honestly, even on the internet right now it's running poorly. my text is delayed and taking a second or two to catch up with me... and webpages are noticeable slow.

:( :( help me.
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That PSU has 2 12v rails?
Are you testing both?
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Old 07-30-2016, 03:50 PM   #247
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oh i didnt notice that. probably not.

the PSU came with **** for connectors, i bet it have it all on one rail. I'll gotta dig up to documentation from my basement.
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oh i didnt notice that. probably not.

the PSU came with **** for connectors, i bet it have it all on one rail. I'll gotta dig up to documentation from my basement.
An easy way to test the PSU for faults is just to run down to bestbuy, pick up a suitable PSU, see if it has solves the issues. If it solves them, return it and hit up Newegg. If not, return and keep searching.


Just an off chance, be sure your power saving profile is on high performance. My computer lagged and couldn't play games for **** for a couple weeks before I realized I was on power saver mode.
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i changed that last week. ill try running the same game back at 1080p and see how it reacts.
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My local microcenter has a "factory refurbished" PSU section that I hadn't previously known about - I recently upgraded from a Radeon 6850 to a Geforce 1070 and knew I needed the 8 pin pci-e connector, so I had planned on picking up a new PSU. I had hoped to find a Corsair AX 760 for under about $150. When I got there, their new-boxed PSUs were priced well above what I was expecting, with the 760s going for about $249 and the 860s going for $279. I did a 180 degree turn and low and behold the opposite side of the aisle was lined with brown cardboard "factory refurbished" boxes. Now I'm not one to jump at the concept of "factory refurbished" stuff because - well, you just never know sometimes...

What I do know is that the "factory refurbished" AX 860 that I picked up came with a 1 year MFRs warranty and cost a whopping $99.99 - when I saw that, I about had a bargain poop.

As far as I can tell, everything is brand new, and it runs my nVidia 1070 like a champ - I was planning on 760w because I really didn't expect I needed anything over about 650, but with an 80-plus platinum rating, It's still going to be way less expensive on electricity than the rock-solid silverstone I took out.

http://www.microcenter.com/product/4...ly_Refurbished
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:28 PM   #252
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oh looks like they have one at my local one too for $110.

I swapped leads around so the 6-pin PCI-E connector on the card is coming from a completely unused gang of wires off the PSU and the 8-pin another. Hoping to help balance the loads a bit. Still not entirely sure that's my problem, but i dunno what else it can be.

I was playing SC2 with Lars over the weekend to test and i actually had to quit the game--as it progressed it became so choppy and impossible to run there was no point. He said his ran perfectly, so it's completely on my end. I need to play against AI to rule out bandwidth but im certain that's not the issue.

so there's something on my end that simple cant handle all the information. I was running 2160p at full low settings.
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Your cat seemed to be freaked out by the concept of scrolling.
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she has small brain.
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Brain the size of a walnut, I'm sure. Then again, brain size correlates with cognitive ability in really odd and nonintuative ways. Neuroscience is weird.

That said, I question whether your graphics card is really to blame here. Shading polygons in 3d mode is all about GPU performance, but refreshing 2d video displays is mostly about the RAM / CPU / bus bottlenecks. IOW, what does Task Manager have to say about your memory and CPU resources while you're scrolling the page at 4k vs. 2k?
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well, turns out when in 4K mode it's trying to create like really hi-res thumbnails of the images, so it's reading through very large files and trying to render a bunch on the screen. Once it renders them all scrolling is just as fast.

I went through the efforts of wiping out my AMD drivers and all related apps, and reinstalling, and my first go at video games is successful.

but I do notice times where my fans are running when they really shouldn't, like right here typing. My CPU is going bonkers:



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Well, you're at 70% average utilization on a CPU which, to be frank, is a power **** built on a gargantuan 32nm process which Intel obsoleted in 2012. If the fan weren't whizzing, your 8 cores would be 8 little blobs of slag. That's one of the downsides of AMD processors in the modern era: Yesterday's fabrication technology, tomorrow!

Here's what my comparatively ancient first-gen i5 is doing while "idle" with 41 tabs open in Chrome and Pandora running in the background:



I've got nearly twice as many processes and threads running, and "100%" on your CPU is more than 2x the throughput as on mine, so your 70% would be 140% on mine.

You gotta find out what's ******* your CPU, and the "Process" tab in task manager will tell you this:



Click the top of the CPU column, and those processes which are consuming the most CPU resources will sort to the top.


Your Ethernet utilization is a good clue. Something is sucking down ~ 27 Mb/s of data, and presumably spending some CPU time to process it.
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In for results. Has Brain been compromised?

I've been Nvidia/Intel for ... forever, basically, mainly because of the lower power requirements.
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I think someone is remotely mining bitcoin using your computer. It's the only logical explaination.
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Yeah, something is wrong and it isn't an AMD issue.


When's your royalty check coming in Joe?

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