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  1. Yep got it same day prime shipping  monday and after couple headaches with true image not wanting to clone from hdd to ssd because of the size 1tb to 512gb even tho i ony had 170gbs on it  and a couple of windows 10 headaches with  the 1903 build..  I finally got it to take a image from April 8th i had backup.   


    And yep system is back to its snappyness and fast boot ups lol :)


    Swear tho this k7 motherboard must not like hard drives as a boot drive  cause it took 3 too 7minutes to get loaded to the desktop and while doing it after the login screen it stayed on a black screen loading lol..    No issues like that with the ssd.


    gets reads and writes  in the 500s as it should:)

  2. Just bought this for now https://www.amazon.com/Silicon-Power-Performance-Internal-SP512GBSS3A55S25/dp/B07997QV4Z/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3SVUV84OKPTYG&keywords=500gb+ssd&qid=1555106442&s=gateway&sprefix=500gb%2Caps%2C136&sr=8-6



    Figure i just get this instead of the nvme and wait for black Friday or Christmas sales to get a 1tb.


    Should be a improvement even from my old ocz drive when i was using it lol..

  3. Yea i agree ssds should be used always now:)  Which why i always had a ssd in my system from 2011 and up as  my boot drive in every system i used lol.    But sadly the pass couple years been rough so money at the moment is yeaa...


    But this ocz 120gb  pretty much been  in 3 systems  think  i got it in 2012  never had a  problem with it till a month ago.   Think what got too it is it was always 95% full and it has tons of writes on it..   Im still using it as a small game drive which so far seems fine.   I was going to clone back to it and see how it does but the  other problem is the small size of it.. just way too small for  me:/


    Which why i went back to spin drive for now to get it  back up and running but geeze i dont think it suppose to be this slow starting up..


    Mainly the black screen after you put your password in..  It will just sit at the black screen for like 2 minutes than it loads the desktop  than after that takes it good old time loading other stuff..  so i say about 5 too 6 minutes total time for it to smooth out...      


    I just cloned to another drive lastnight a 1tb 7200rpms wd black  and yep still the same slowness...  Ony thing i can think of is maybe this gigabyte k7 just don't like having a spin drive as a os drive?


    But yea probably will have to deal with this till i can afford to get a ssd hopefully in a month or 2:/


    Figured how to do the test:)  http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=26055352&report=Summary     Doesn't show my 1080ti but that's normal cause its not my main gpu.   system has 3 gpus  lol..   960gtx  1080ti and a 3rd one amd 3450 for another monitor.. lol      wait it does show all of them in installed hardware:)

  4. So my ocz 120gb ssd was having troubles a bad sector and it was freezing every once awhile..   So i clone it to a wd 7200rpms 320gb laptop drive and no issues now  and been using that for couple months now.


    Tho it has super super slow  load times when windows starting up like soon as it gets too the log in screen after that the screens would be black for like a minute or 2 than it goes away and i still have too wait till it gets smooth out so i say about 5minutes till everything is loaded which i know is not normal.. 


    I would go back to the ssd but i really don't trust it as a boot drive im just using it for a few games after i format it and its been fine ever sense.  Plus its just way too small for me to use as a boot drive..


    I had a ssd ever sense 2011 in my systems and this windows 10 install is old which was a upgrade from 8.1 back in 2015 and i been using it ever sense its been in 2 systems.


    So im not sure if going back to a hard drive i need to do anything sense it was configured on a ssd?  Even tho everything looks good the drive tests fine and has decent speed..


    System specs is a ryzen 1700 3.8ghz   gigabyte k7   16gb 3200  960gtx-1080ti.  And my other hdds is a raid 0 2x wd 1tb  blacks for a game drive  samsung 2tb as backup and the 120gb ssd for small games.


    Everything runs smooth when its up and running which this system is always on 24.7 till i need to update something which start up times is a pain in the rear lol


    And hello been awhile sense i been here:)

  5. I figure i ask you guys this:)



    I found a old sony trinitron 30xbr910 siting out with a stand looks in good shape, But someone cut the wire off,

    Now maybe because it doesn't work and they wanted the wire for copper or it does work and they just don't want anyone having a working tv, Or its too dam heavy and they didn't want to take it with them because i think they moved lol


    But i figure i take a gamble because this a pretty good crt tv that's 1080i hd.



    I already spice the wires and i have a wire for it but the colors kinda have me confuse there's a black one and a white one,


    I did look on the net and it says white is ground and black is always hot and the bigger end on the wall socket end is ground and the smaller is hot.


    But i wanted to fully make sure that so i figure i ask you guys:)



    Hopefully this is the right selection to post this at.



  6. Been awhile sense i posted on pcpitstop.. But figure i do it today:)


    when i upgraded from 4gb too 8gb couple months ago the whole windows desktop and every program i used and games which is my main task benefit from it.


    Everything just runs even smoother now.


    And some games out there or most they really benefit from more memory because when i look at my task manger memory usage it shows im way over 4gbs of ram when running the games im playing. With 4gb it was spiking too 4gb but went down but problee because it toss it too page file and that was giving me bad performance.


    I usely use like 2.5gbs and can almost be up too 4gbs just being on the windows desktop with Firefox tabs up and my usely daily programs running.


    But ya for me it made a nice difference from 4 too 8gb. But im sure 4 too 6gb will be too, But if the memory was cheep which it was for me i would go all out and get 8gb:)



    Oh and if you have 32bit windows than its not worth it sense it wont see or use that extra memory, I would advise too upgrade too 64bit if you can too get the full benefits of the memory.

  7. that's how i run my loop(except i have no res) theory being coldest water is always straight from the rad after being cooled, but to be honest i don't think you'll notice much/if any difference.


    you'd notice better temps if your rad was outside the case tho in my opinion.(mines inside like yours)


    i'm assuming you have an i7 920.


    your temps look good, they'd be in the high 70's on a great air cooler with screaming fans, av air cooler would be in the high 90's, when at 100% load.


    my fully enclosed loop in the case with side on temps are:- 65c raising to 70c depending on ambient i7 [email protected] 100% load 24/7 there's not an air cooler out there that could come close with my ambient and noise levels.







    Nope not a i7 its a Amd phenom 965 c3 @4.2ghzs Well runing it at 4ghzs with 1.47v right now.



    Ya thats what i figured if i ony see like 1 too 2c if even that over what i have now its not really worth taking the loop apart and problee have too buy new hoses and new coolent...


    When i redo the loop again i try it the other way just too see what it does.



    Oh is the pump suppose too make a buzzing noise like a fish pump? Its not as loud at all sense you cant hear it over my fans but its like a faint buzzing.

  8. Been a long time sense i last posted on this forum.. :)



    This is my first custom water loop Well i did have a h50 so i had water before but not a custom loop. How does it look?


    And so far im happy and not happy..Temps are ok but i thought it would be better.


    Temps are 33 too 34idle and 45 too 46c at load with 4ghzs and 1.47v load which seems decent,

    And what i was aiming for is 4.2ghzs with 1.55v but temps are around 48c too 50c, and up too 52c when the heat kicks on in the house...



    Does that seem right with this kit?



    Also as you can see by the pics im running it like this res/pump too cpu than too rad than back too the res/pump combo,


    Also i seen setups like this res/pump too rad than too cpu than back too the res/pump.


    Will i see lower temps like that or about the same as i have it now? Or how i have it setup is good the way it is?




    XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit


    Rasa Black (Acetal) CPU Waterblock

    X2O 750 12V Pump/Reservoir

    5mm Blue LED with 4Pin Molex

    RS240 Radiator

    Low Noise 1700rpm 120mm Fan x2 plus 2 silverstones 120mm 110cfms in push and pull.

    2 Meters of Clear 7/16"ID Hose

    G1/4" to 1/2" barbs x6



    system specs are in my sig.















    I resized the pics too 1920x1440 from 3600res figure that would be too much for some peaple:)

  9. i use my flash drives for bios updates and gpu bios updates no need for floppys:)


    ony time i use floppys is when i want too load my old games in my really old computers which doesn't have any usbs:)



    heck even with my dvdrw i hardly even used that just too install my games or software and that's it lol but it still is needed. i even install my windows 7 threw one of my flash drives:)


    but soon flash drives might even replace those like maybe software company's would start selling there games or software on a flash drive sense they pretty much cheep too get but they problee would lock them so the game can ony be on there and nothing else.. but still might be pretty cool!

  10. oh i also chatted with newegg again and try my luck again and still a no go but i told them i still haven't herd back from HIS for a simple question sense i told newegg i really don't have any problems with the card just the 2d down clocking problem and they seemed too know about it when i told them and told them anyway they could try too contact them and they said try again and if you don't hear back from them again contact newegg and they see what they can do about it.



    i be happy if HIS would at least get back too me so i know i wont have any problems in the future with the for rma's if i have any problems..



    edit update HIS Finally got back too me so at least they still over there... lol

  11. update i found the problem that was causing the voltage too go too 1.65


    i was looking at overclock.net ati forums and saw some other person was having the same issue and at the end it was everest causeing both of us the problem..


    for some reason when that's running it will make the card run at 1.65v so i kept that off and just used cpuid hardware monitor and gpuz and its been fine for the pass week:)



    and update on the overclocking the card is now overclocked at 970 core and 1300 memory!!:)


    i always thought it was just a bad overclocker but for some reason the memory just doesn't like too be software overclocked in windows..


    but really no problem i just flash the memory clocks too 1300 and its fine it im also running it always full speed instead in 2d with msi after burner and the card haven't gave me any problems for about week and half.


    so it seems too not like the downlclocking much but card stays cold anyways even at full 3d clocks so i don't really care about the low 2d power saving stuff.



    one problem tho is HIS support pretty much sucks really bad....



    i did a ticket just too ask if they have a bios update or a fix for the 2d clocking and this was last friday the 26th of march and they still haven't got back too me and i even emailed them a few more times still nothing..


    so i contacted newegg about switching cards for another maker sense if this card dies just for some reason i cant even do a rma with his..


    i even was gonna get the 2gb version which is 500$ but newegg at first said there will be a restocking fee of 57$ so i told them im not going for that so the first lady in chat just terminate the chat and put someone else on so it pretty much happen again after i told them i would like too get another company card she said about the restocking fee and all i said is i have too talk too the other people in the house about that and can i get back too you and bang another terminate and a guy now comes on...


    and said he reviewed my case and manger and him agreed too let the restocking fee go if i buy the card i wanted first which was 500$ and than send the other card back and when they get it they will give store credit so i said ok i was happy with that but i didn't think right sense i thought store credit was towards the card im gonna replace it with...


    so i emailed the guy after that after he aready set up a rma and told him why cant i just buy the new card for 500$ and send the old card back and they refund the money too the card i payed with. and i told him if teh store credit is just for newegg and doesn't go back in my bank that i cant do that because my bank was getting low already and i cant afford too be spending that much. and said if so im just gonna keep the card if its that way.


    so he got back and told me if you want too keep the card than just leave the rma expire because they cant do it any other way and the store credit is just for newegg 380$ what i paid for the card....



    so i guess that's it im stuck with the card even if it breaks even tho its working really nice now but you never know...



    but it seems like they do make good products sense my his 4890 is still going with no problems so hopefully this one will do the same at least for a year or less till the ati 6000s comes out lol...

  12. i think i stay with my cold running 5870:) that's the last thing i need is a 90+ device in my system lol


    tho im sure it will be a beast under water:)


    still would love to water my 5870:)



    oh and ati eyefinity with 1 single card is what closed the deal for me on ati:)



    with the 480 from what that says on the net it needs 2 cards.... so that's 1000$ right there plus you need too buy 3 monitors if you don't have them lol that's if you like that idea which im planing on doing 3 monitors with my 5870 later on :)


    just gonna need too buy 2 more of my hanns 28ins.... lol

  13. tho quad does help a bit even the ones that don't use all 4 cores sense when i use too use my opteron 165 duel core oc at 3ghzs with my 4890 as my main gaming rig i got good fps but when i went too my sig system when i also had my older quad 940 in it and when i had my 4890 in it there was a big boost even in the ones that didn't use all 4 cores.


    but than again for some reason the ati 4800 series 4850 4870 and 4890 was bottlenecked by the opteron [email protected] sense i had a 4850 first than went too the 4870 didn't see much difference in fps went too the 4890 helped a liitle sense it did have 1gb of video ram but wasn't doing as it supposed too.


    but i think the cache has alot too do with gaming sense my asus g50vt x5 laptop with a core 2 duo @ stock 2.1ghzs with a 9800gs overclocked too gts speeds beated the opteron in most games even with the 4890 in it lol


    cause the opteron has 2mb cache and the p7450 core 2 duo has 3mb now i have it overclocked in my laptop too 2.6 and sometimes 2.8:) the operon 165 is stil a good cpu never had problems with it and still going strong even too this day.



    even going from my quad 940 overclocked at 3.8ghzs too the [email protected] it gave a nice increase which i didn't think it would and when the 965 was at stock it was faster than my overclocked 3.8ghzs..



    but ya having more cores and also cache does give stuff more headroom even if the game doesn't used all the cores sense it gives stuff like windows and programs in the background too breath more and alot of newer games pretty much benefits from quad sense it uses all the cores when i play them and tons of them uses duel cores pretty much why my cousin had too upgrade from his single core with the 9600gt lol



    he went too the amd 945 quad and kept his 9600gt and boosted his fps in all games he plays by 20fps and in some case 30+.


    but six cores right now would be little overkill too me but at 300$ that's pretty cheep but i would like too see one with more cache.



    but ya you right about its not fully using the cpus sense they don't even get maxed out sense the max i see my quad % go up ony by 45 too 65 but battlefield company 2 really puts a good load on all 4 cores than any game i seen even more than gta iv or about the same and another one that does is just cause 2.

  14. all i could think of sense it still ony have 6mb cache is hard core muti tasking even tho i do that with my 965 lol


    but in gaming don't think it would better sense ony has 6mb cache and no games uses 6cores... but if it was like 8 or 12 cache than it would've been really nice for gaming sense you still have 2 more cores un touched

  15. how will it do in gaming? like will it be better than my amd 965? which i also have it clocked too 4ghzs and sometimes 4.1.


    or will it pretty much be good just for multitasking and gaming but i like too see a improvement over my 965 if im gonna spend 300$ lol



    thing i don't get why do they still ony have 6mb cache...

  16. i had the stock bios on it when it happen couple days ago this one is the stock ati updated one but ony things i change is the main 3d clock which i put 900core and 1230 memory didn't touch the volts at all.



    also i was looking around and found out alot of people fix there overclocking problems when they flashed too the asus 5870 bios?


    but im not sure if it will work with the HIS sense they had sapphires and xfxs and Msi,s



    wish i had another pc that would work with this card... ony other pcie system i have is my 939 socket but it ony stays on a black screen at boot up like its not getting enough power or something even tho i been running a 4890 in that system i even had crossfire running on it 4890 and the 4850 but maybe the board is not compatible with the 5800s would be nice if it worked sense that would narrow stuff down..


    unless i try the psu that is in the 939 in my main one but really not sure if the psu is up too it but its a pretty decent one hiper 580watts 680watt peak and with duel rails which i don't like i prefer single ones but psu was solid last time i check with the test volter.

  17. yep i almost freaked when i saw that.. sense i herd 1.30 is the safe range...


    not sure if it was false but the temps was really hot 90+ so it problee was right...




    and again it was showing 1.65 just a few min ago just siting idle and temps was climbing was all 50s and 60s even with 50% fan usely its in the 30s.


    so i restarted and its so far is fine again and temps is 30s.



    tho would the card run stable if temps was 90+ and volts was that high? cause it seemed when playing dirt 2 it wasint even glitching or any slowdowns.



    but ya gonna test the psu after i charge up the battery's for the volt tester.. and if the rail isint solid i guess its the psu fault? last time i tested it with the 4890 heck even in crossfire with the 4890 and 4850 it was solid think it was 12.10 and stayed there the whole time.

  18. another update so far its been running fine even having the core overclock too 990mhzs the memory is a different story more than 5mhzs on the memory overclocking in software will stripe the screen or grey the screen.


    but today i manage too get the memory higher threw overclocking threw the card bios and have it at 1230 right now and its fine also got the core at 900 for now.


    but heres the problem i was playing dirt 2 than i was hearing the fans going up than i looked over on my 2nd screen with Everest and gpuz monitoring it and saw that the temps shot up they was getting in the 90s all the temps.. than i saw the vddc and it was showing 1.625 i was like wth????? but the game was running fine so i max out the fan too 100% and ran it again and it still was showing 1.625volts and the temps was up there but was lower 70s and 80s.


    and than i looked at the vddc amps and they was showing 80+ amps... even Everest was showing which reads the gpu vrm at the same 80+ amps. when its normal its around 60s which even that seems a bit high


    than i restarted it and tried it again and the temps was nice and cold again 50s and mid 60s with the fan ony on 50% and the volts was at the stock 1.175 volts.



    so now im wondering if it is my psu on its way out?? would a psu cause it too push more volts into hardware than it suppose too??



    its pretty much hard too believe a power and cooling 750watts 60amp single rail would have a problem but i guess anything can happen now adays...



    this also happen couple days ago playing ever quest i was wondering why i hear buzzy noises and i looked at the temps and they was 90+ and i had the fan at 30 or 40% which always stayed cold i just ignored it and restarted the game and just thought the game caused a bug or something



    also will a volt meter narrow it down whatever the psu is on its way or not?


    i tried it and it was at 12.25 but was moving alot but the battery's on my meter is showing low batt so that could be why gonna put a new battery in it tonight.


    and see if it moves because when i last tested the psu with my 4890 about 3months ago it was solid as a rock didn't move at all.

  19. thanks intratech i updated directx and i think i gained a few fps:)



    also another update on the card



    so far its running stable i also updated too the 10.3 betas with no problems and than i overclocked the core speed too 990mhzs and its been stable gonna try 1000 tonight and see what it does.


    the memory is another story it just doesn't like too be overclock over stock 1200 im not sure why but other than that the card been running normal and running nice and cold too.



    but i guess the card is a keeper sense it haven't had any problems sense i did couple tweaks in the bios which i just flash the memory speeds too all 1200 stock and haven't has any flickering or gray screens or stripe lines and seems too be a good overclocker for the core sense there alot of 5870s i see that cant get 1000 core.




    ony thing im having trouble with is sometimes i always leave it on 24/7 and when i wake up and go too the computer nothing works the computer is on but it doesn't respond with the keyboard or mouse or the monitor wont come on i have too push the reset button...


    i don't think its the card at all sense it will game for hours with no problems.


    i might have too change some settings in the motherboard bios sense i did change couple settings for the ram.

  20. also how do i know if my HIS 5870 is a referance PCB ? i herd the non ones from other makers doesn't overclock well but also doesn't let you change the voltage in afterburner.


    i could change my voltage in afterburner and when i change it it shows its running what i put it at and also looked in gpuz and it also showed there so i guess i have a referance card?


    and so far i got my core over 920 and problee can go higher i just didn't try higher yet i just cant touch the memory too overclock or the extra 10 or 15mhzs will stripe the screen or blue screen.



    but so far its doing well haven't had a single gray screen or flicker or any problems as long as i don't overclock the memory.

  21. hmm ya i figured the 06 score looks too be right but vantage kinda seem a bit low too me tho i kinda comparing scores with i7s.. so maybe thats why i think they low sense the i7s score much better on bench s than amds...



    i found this bench mark test which is another i7.. lol





    but it seems like my 5870 is doing good



    that i7 with the 5870 is getting around 17k in vantage



    and the gpu score for them is 15581 which im sure its higher for them now sense updated drivers but i just tested my gpu score ony im getting almost 18k think it was around 17800 which my core is at 920.



    the cpu score is another story.. lol they got around 24k my amd is around 13500... so that's problee why they getting higher.



    so i guess my pc is scoring the way it should.

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