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  1. I get 90-100 FPS avg in WoTEncore without any stutter. Reported VRAM use isn't always indicative of what is really "needed".
  2. If you only play WoT on a regular basis the GTX970 won't be a disadvantage. That game doesn't use much VRAM ~2GB at 1920x1080. With WoTenCore I get 17500 points with my 970 @FullHD (max settings). Ingame it's ~100FPS. How HD maps will influence performance, I'm not really sure.
  3. Off topic: Take a look at the GTX970 market (used), they are usually much cheaper than 480/580, while offering similar performance when it comes to WoT. The possible difference in VRAM doesn't matter in this game at FullHD.
  4. Nurki take a look at these reviews: They include soundsamples for the microphon similar to what I did in my mini-review of that USB thingy I did on techpowerup and the GSP300 sounds really good.
  5. Good solution for "fixing" jack thingy on pc to widen your options/selection so you can also buy headsets with regular plugs. That aside
  6. In hindsight I'm happy that I waited with Coffeellake (first wanted to see Z390) and instead switched from 3570K to 3770K. I 'll lean back and wait for new CPUs to be released. The question is when these fixes will be implemented in hardware. Zen+ (spring '18) won't have them I'm pretty sure.
  7. The last week I started to grind freeXP for the Missouri via Ops Divisions t7. Beside very "random" team mates, the biggest problem is the horrible division interface/UI when it comes to ops especially forming one (why don't they just use the old WoT company battle UI???). Finding like-minded people is a pain in the arse. Assuming I'm not the only one with this problem, why not just join the "wotlabs" ingame channel to meet up? I'm sailing under the nick "dodge_the_bullet" my old 2nd account from WoT.
  8. nonsense
  9. Yep - hit's 5GHz stable with 1.35V. ---------------------------------------------
  10. I started with the following situation when it came to overclocking my CPU And that is using a 240mm AIO cooler running full tilt (with 2 fans - have to mod my case first a little, before I can mount the other 2 fans the way I want) . As you can see I m nearing the 80°C mark, making any further tinkering a wasted effort. The reason for this is Intel's infamous cost saving measure on all mainstream platforms since Z77 (Ivybridge, Haswell, Broadwell and Skylake) replacing the solder between the CPU Die and the heatspreader (IHS) with some kind of thermal paste (TIM). My personal believe is they 're using the cheapest toothpaste they can get their hands on. On the enthusiast platforms X79 and X99 CPUs are still soldered, which means the following procedure is pointless with these CPUs and will even damage it (IHS removal) in most cases. The solution to this problem is removing the IHS from your CPU and replacing the original Intel gunk (it's probably brick hard by now) with Liquid Metal (LM). There are several methods to do this including: razer, vice and the lastest and best imo a delid tool like the one below which I choose. You can also 3d-print your own btw After CPU and IHS are seperated they both are cleaned and the LM (Thermal Grizzly - Conductonaut in my case, any other LM will do) is applied to the CPU Die and the inside of the IHS. Afterward everything is glued back together. LM application in the video below. In my case I also lapped the IHS of my CPU during that process resulting in a flat surface area between CPU and CPU cooler. How to: After everything is put back together I now get the following results: Nearly 20°C lower temperatures leave much more room for overclocking. If you want to read an in depth article about this topic recently published this one. Google translate works pretty well for german -> english. Was it worth it? Hell yes! Despite my CPU not being a golden OC sample judging from the voltage needed to run 4.5GHz, I now can at least find out what the limits are for my CPU and at the same time lower the rpms on my fans. Beside overclocking is there an other use case for this whole operation? A hot running noisy living room / media PC comes to mind, otherwise it doesn't make much sense and even there other avenues should be explored first. Linustechtips also made a video on this topic, worked sloppy and choose the wrong use case. You can admire the fail here. A good example why you should consider that channel more as entertainment and less as a serious source for pc tech information. The only thing left to do, is to thank "Stullen Andi" from for deliding my CPU as I didn't want to spend 90€ on a delite mate and don't have a 3d-printer to print one myself.
  11. As I understand it, the issue is VM related (one VM having access to an other "independent" VM).
  12. Hi, I'm selling my old i5 3570K which is delidded and lapped (1000 grain). 4.4 GHz @ 1.27V are doable even with a medicore CPU cooler, 4.5 GHz wasn't possible to get really stable with any reasonable voltage (<1.37V - Intel max VCore) which is why I didn't try to push harder. The IMC allows for 2000+ MHz RAM speeds with 4 sticks, though I couldn't find the limit with my RAM/mobo combination which is limited somewhere around 2050 MHz. Undervolting at stock speeds is also possible up to around -0.15V. As you can see from the linked topic above the CPU is running nice and cool even under max speed+load after delidding and lapping, which makes it a good fit for SFF builds, HTPCs or something similar. The LM used was Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut. All speeds and voltages mentioned here worked in connection with my system (Asrock Z77 Professional, 4x 4GB G.Skill 1866MHz DDR3 and Cogar GS 650W). What I can't guarantee is how the CPU behaves in a different system. Price: 80€ (Paypal) + shipping
  13. I just completed the operation yesterday and didn't have the time to test out the chip. Before I delidded it, I was running it @1.26V and 4.7GHz and it seemed stable, though hot as you can see from the first screenshot. That 's why I didn't run extensive stability tests, but the system made a stable impression. Yesterday after delidding and producing the "after" screenshot, I tested 5GHz for around 45min with Prime small FFTs and 1.35V. Just punshed in the numbers and it didn't crash, bluescreen or produced stalled workers in Prime95. But I can't say if it's stable or what voltage it really needs for certain speeds yet. Edit: 5GHz @1.35V resulted in 70°C.
  14. Delidded my 3770K


    1. TheMarine0341


      Dear god whatever site you're using to upload to has some of the WORST pop-up adds in the freaking world

    2. Folterknecht


      I see no pop-ups ... µBlock Origin

  15. before: thermal "paste" under the IHS : after: ... -30°C
  16. User "LSSAH" ... really???

    1. Private_Miros


      There's a report function ;)

      Anyway, thanks for the heads up; I cleansed him.. err... ok, maybe not the best word choice.

    2. Folterknecht


      Just now, Private_Miros said:

       I cleansed him.. err... ok, maybe not the best word choice.

      I think it's exactly the right choice of words


    I still remember watching Calgary '88 in TV as a boy. This guy was the highlight.

    1. Medjed


      Is that the guy that absolutely sucked at ski jumping, yet was everyone's favourite?

    2. Folterknecht


      Yep that's him - Eddie the Eagle

  18. I strongly suggest buying 16GB RAM from the start. With Ryzen and it's memory issues adding aditional RAM down the line may become more than a bit tricky. This
  19. I heard EPIC won't get updated (Zen+)... if that is the case, Threadripper might also not get it. Zen2 is a different story and still far away at this point. ----- And don't put to much hope into Volta-gaming release anytime soon. Nvidia can milk Maxwell for a long time with AMD flopping Vega.
  20. That's fine as long as it doesn't break "your bank". Tighter timings from the manufacturer guaranties better bining and should result in greater OC headroom. In the pinned how-to-post topic here there is a link to things worth checking with a new monitor. Make a backup of your installation and extract the windows-key. It might be that you need that thing (MS telephon support/activation or similar things). BUt I'm not sure if it will work regardless.