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Any PC Builders Out There?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by neilbe4me, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. Jan 10, 2019 at 7:47 AM
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    I have seen some instances where m.2 slots will only accept SATA m.2, and the PCI-E m.2 drives are not supported. My oldests current system is an acer that has one of these slots.
     
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  2. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:03 AM
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    figured it out had to enable it in bios. figured it would of been auto enabled but I guess not
     
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  3. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    From what I've been told anything that is X390 or newer from Intel will auto enable NVMe. Otherwise it defaults to SATA. What's really tough is that on X99 NVMe was never actually supported, so some folks get it to work and others don't.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    no clue what the specs are on his laptop but it works now so were all good
     
  5. Jan 15, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    417.71 Nvidia driver that enables A-Sync on freesync monitors is live, its 545 MB
     
  6. Jan 15, 2019 at 3:51 PM
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    I have the Acer XF240H and its working flawlessly. No tearing, no flickering and smooth as butter.
     
  7. Jan 15, 2019 at 5:07 PM
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    I havent read up on this new nvidia cross playing thing. So they will play nice with a g sync or a freesync monitor now? The freesync monitors are quite a bit less than g sync, correct? I'm not a pc gamer, sorry for my ignorance on the subject.
     
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  8. Jan 15, 2019 at 5:12 PM
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    Yes you can now enjoy tear free gaming with Freesync and Nvidia GPUs. Freesync monitors are usually $100-$200 cheaper than their G Sync equivalent. Other Freesync monitors may have issues running G Sync, I was lucky.
     
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  9. Jan 15, 2019 at 5:46 PM
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    This is not entirely accurate. There are 14 monitors that will guaranteed support “tear free gaming” with no issues now. The 400 or so other Freesync monitors are hit or miss with some working completely fine, some showing slight lag, and some others completely shitting the bed when used with a GeForce card. G-sync is still the better product, look into how the two work and you’ll see why, but nVidia is taking the locks off of using Freesync with their cards. I’ve had both Freesync with AMD cards and g-sync with nVidia cards. I was much happier with the nVidia solution but it was definitely more complicated in terms of hardware and it was overpriced like most nVidia products are.
     
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  11. Jan 16, 2019 at 7:48 AM
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    Do you always install the latest driver right away? I always wait a few days.
     
  12. Jan 16, 2019 at 8:34 AM
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    I only install drivers if it benefits me so I'll sometimes go 2-3 months without updating.
     
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  13. Jan 16, 2019 at 10:03 AM
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    If you go RTX trying the latest driver and then wiping and going back becomes the norm. So many updates in the new drivers are to milk locked potential from the RTX design.

    I've seen my framerates on BF V go up 20 fps on my 2080 since the initial game optimized drivers when not using ray tracing (RT) with newer drivers. From what I've read 10 series cards have not seen the same jump. Also DLSS is supposed to bring RT frame rates up to non RT frame rate levels. DLSS support in BF V is supposed to come out in the next release.
     
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  14. Jan 16, 2019 at 10:09 AM
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    Used to build PCs, don't have time now that I have to manage 5 different data centers with a total of 244 servers and everything that goes along with it. I miss over clocking the hardware and burning shit up. Take care my fellow geeks.
     
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  15. Jan 16, 2019 at 1:35 PM
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    Does this transfer speed seem correct for a USB 3.0 external drive?
    HDD activity.jpg
     
  16. Jan 16, 2019 at 3:44 PM
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    It depends. Is the drive a SSD or HDD? If it's not solid state and the controller is garbage than, yeah, that seems about right. Also if you MB doesn't support native USB 3.0 that can cause speed issues. It might have a USB 3.0 header but not natively support USB 3.0 on the chipset. If their is a separate controller chip that can incur a penalty when transferring files since there are several hand offs between the two drives during the transfer and no cache support in those handoffs.

    Edit: I looked up that WD device. It should support 100 mbps transfer speeds IRL. http://usb3speed.nirsoft.net/pdesc=...+Digital+Technologies,+Inc.&vid=4184&pid=9635 . Odds are either of the cases above are true or the data you are transferring is from the OS drive which limits speeds sometimes if the OS is trying to pull and write data at the same time as the transfer.
     
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  17. Jan 16, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    HDD as you looked up, it’s the OEM dell MoBo with USB marked SS (I assume it’s an early version of 3.0) plugged into the back.
    I am probably limited from the OS drive as it’s pretty old.
     

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