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Old 08-02-2016, 08:40 AM   #261
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Yeah, something is wrong and it isn't an AMD issue.

When's your royalty check coming in Joe?
Although I hesitate to jump right to the bitcoin answer, the possibility that Brain's computer has been hijacked and is part of a botnet of some kind can't be discounted. And yes, while individual CPUs / GPUs are worthless as modern mining platforms, botnets consisting of thousands of them running high quality distributed-processing code is, in fact, a very viable solution. (To be fair, Bitcoin mining is CPU intensive but does not customarily involve massive amounts of network throughput.)

But it's equally likely that some local process has just gone totally rogue and needs to be killed and uninstalled.



As for the royalties, they pay me in locally-produced wine. It's an agreeable arrangement, as, IMO, Napa Valley continues to be highly underrated in the public perception.
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I had **** open in background (my Lightroom application), and was downloading. I had just noticed the fans hadn't calmed down after playing a game, and when i looked the cpu was going bonkers just as you asked.

typically the cpu is at 1-3% when im just sitting there dicking around. but ill keep an eye on it. My win10 install is still pretty fresh and I havent downloaded and installed anything new in quite a while -- only games from steam.

walmarebytes and spybot and windows defender all say computer is clean.


fun fact: im going back to Napa Valley next summer.
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:35 AM   #263
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Runs Solidworks, Ansys, Matlab etc like ******* charm. I have no space or desire for my desktop in our apartment here and it has served me well for the past 3 years. Battery life is pretty good, even though it's plugged in 99% of the time.


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lol yes i know sir, it was a joke.
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:42 PM   #267
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Really need an ssd by now. Can clearly see its bottlenecking at the task manager.

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I want to say after wiping the video drivers, and reinstalling the catalysts, thing is running well again. Battlefront running Ultra settings again with decent frame-rate -- enough it seems perfectly smooth to me.
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nice. i wonder what sort of price tag.


I have noticed a few times my cpu core clock speed drops from 3.6Mhz to 1.7Mhz while gaming hard, i think it's overheating protection. that made me sad.
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nice. i wonder what sort of price tag.
All the money.



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I have noticed a few times my cpu core clock speed drops from 3.6Mhz to 1.7Mhz while gaming hard, i think it's overheating protection. that made me sad.
And to think that Erat mocked me for calling your AMD processor an obsolete power-****.

In all seriousness, however, what sort of cooling solution do you have on there, and how old is it?

The former I ask because I've become a heat-pipe convert. My CPU is running a gigantic six-pipe cooler with a 120mm fan on it. That processor has never even thought about getting warm.

The latter because I have heard anecdotally about the thermal paste between the CPU housing and the heatsink degrading as it ages.
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Do a 3m novac coolant experiment.
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Hey, even i know that these damn AMD's need liquid to keep cool. The 8 core units are even worse.

Now, onto the next questions. Is it the stock heatsink & fan? Was it applied at the factory? Has it ever been removed and had the thermalpaste reapplied? Ambient temperature of the case?
I mean, if it is, just datalog it. Make sure there isn't some dumb fan curve that set.
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nice. i wonder what sort of price tag.


I have noticed a few times my cpu core clock speed drops from 3.6Mhz to 1.7Mhz while gaming hard, i think it's overheating protection. that made me sad.
Do a cpu stress test and report back.
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Does it 'turbo' up to 3.6Mhz and do 1.7Mhz at idle?
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Spec sheet says that base is 3.5, with turbo to 4.0.

Besides, if he's "gaming hard," the cores shouldn't be idling down. The bulldozer processors are known to have thermal problems, and that's the most likely scenario here.
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Cooler master hyper 212 evo with artic silver 5.

I'll stress that bitch tonight. I was running turbo boost only over clocking to 3.6, it would normally run about 3750hz. I think the voltage got turned up though but I just went back to defaults and turned off boost.

It's still running much better once I fixed the gpu drivers.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:36 AM   #278
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thermal compounds do degrade over time. my gaming laptop ran like **** after 5 years, no amount of ram, hard drive clean up, windows reinstall, compressed air, etc could fix it, so i disassembled it and replaced all of the thermal conductive paste. it immediately resumed running in tip top shape again.
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if anything when i game, i hear the PSU fan going insane, I always thought it was the CPU or GPU.

All i care is this:

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So i setup my twitch account last night. Tomorrow i'll be streaming No Man's Sky (PC)

https://www.twitch.tv/triple88a
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