Yes the account was made to register the product. I tried to go to it the moment I found out this problem only to forget my password. Then I became busy with other things and put this issue on hold. I will try to get back to my account and see will this solve the problem.
The main message behind why I am asking here is to make sure this isn't something concerning (ie viruses, corrupt Kaspersky. etc). So I wanted to double check to make sure whether anyone else have had issues like this before I go ahead and fix it.
Yeah I was going to ask them. But I wanted to ask here first whether anybody had this problem happen to them before.
Update: I got the NH-D15 two days ago and installed it that same day. So I will post some of the answers here that I asked.
The cooler does not block the first PCI-E slot of my motherboard. Not only that, it does not touch my GPU even though it has a back plate. :) Although it comes quite close though.
It clears my RAM well because the D15 allows you to mount your fans higher which I heard prior to buying the cooler. Although your case must be able to take into account the increased height of the cooler. In my case, it fits just right. When I place the side panel back on, I can see the edge of the fans come really close to the window of the case. It is so close that it is probably a hair of a distance and it will touch my side panel window. :)
The performance looks good, but how does the noise compare with the D15? I hear they are about the same but want to double check.
That looks close, I am worried now. Those things mounting the fans to the heat sink also seem to bring the distance even closer.
But builds like this https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/zvzMnQ shows a graphics card with a back plate and a D15 using the Asus X99A-II. I guess it should be fine.
Really? I checked the site and they did not highlight any incompatabilities.
My GTX 1070 (Asus GTX1070 OC) also has a back plate and this is what got me worried. Since you have the D14, do you think a D15 will scrape the back plate of my graphics card?
As for TIM, I have a two year old Arctic MX4 but I understand that the D15 also includes tube of TIM from Noctua. Do you recommend using the included thermal paste? I see you have an Arctic MX-2 in your build list so I wanted to know is there a meaning behind that (unless the D14 does not include TIM).
So I went to the Corsair forum and found out that I need to tweak my BIOS Q-Fan section and set the pump power feeder to 100% at all times. So I did that and found out an interesting thing.
Now my pump speed shows up much faster than before in the Corsair Link software. Back then, the pumps was about the low 1000 RPM in quiet and around 2000 RPM in performance. Now it is around 2000 RPM in quiet and 3000 RPM in performance which matches what Corsair expects of the speed.
At first, the temps look good, but still in quiet mode the temps of the CPU goes pass 50 degrees celsius even on minor workload (below 10% CPU load). And performance mode is the only way to go. Lastly, when I play GTA V, the liquid temperature still goes to 40 degrees Celsius at certain points which spools up the fans.
Should I try removing the pump block and re-pasting? I still have an Arctic paste from around two years ago. Does that still work?
Alright, thanks for letting me know and thanks for reading and helping.
Ah makes sense in your case. I did not purchase any replacement plan in store.
What happened with your Corsair? Was it a pump issue? What were the symptoms like?
The only reason why I chose Corsair was because I heard good things about services (including the fact that they replace all your damaged parts if a leak occurs).
I haven't quite heard the same from other vendors.
When you replaced your Corsair, did you return it? Did you RMA it?
Exactly the reason why I do not use smart TVs at all. haha
Well I do have one, but it was because it was given to me for free. I do NOT use it for anything serious except for gaming and watching videos. And my reason was I don't want to be snooped (out "smarted") by a Smart TV. :p
Yes I do not believe data can be read once powered down until I researched today and got freaked out. People reasoned that even broken hard drive can have their data "retrieved" by some smart guys. So what's stopping them from reading any non-volatile images stored by reading left-over electronic signals lingering in the monitor. O__O
Before I RMA, a question...
I heard from somewhere online that some people can extract what your monitor once displayed. Is there something I should do to my monitor before I RMA? lol
Optane is an Intel exclusive. So if you don't choose Optane, as suggested by Cmdr__Tim, then you won't be stuck with Intel if you choose to move your SSD/HDD to a new platform.
I did more research and might decide to go on the cheaper end of the price range just to at least have a monitor to replace my current one.
I believe when he bought the parts for this system, Ryzen wasn't out yet (built in April 2015). So at that time, productivity related tasks was still dominated by Intel CPUs. Windows 8.1 is probably because of either a spare license or more likely because of software compatability.
Saw it a few days ago and today. Its a cute build. ;)
Now its featured too! Well deserved and congratulations.
Nice build and nice images. Its always nice to see people building PCs as gifts for their parents. Adds a nice and warm feel overall. :)
Yes, in fact, getting the AMD cards seems to be the best option for people trying to maximize profit from mining.
My guess would be the currency mining thing going on that have also reached Nvidia cards like the GTX1060. Heard Nvidia is balancing this out now by having a specialized card that does mining for people to get instead.
Hey, no problem man. Its his fault not yours. :)
Nice build by the way. The colours and lights look really nice.
The original artist of this picture is artgerm (Stanley Lau).
Wonder did this person get proper permission.
The first desktop computer I had not counting the earlier ones I shared mostly with my family had an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 in it. That computer lasted from early 2008 all the way to late 2016 until the motherboard stopped working. The CPU should still be fine I believe. That CPU was great and was able to accomplish a lot of tasks. Now I run the i7-6800K and its an awesome CPU for heavily multi-threaded applications.
This is exactly what I thought.
So using the cloths made to clean eye glasses, should that work? Do I need to wet that cloth?
Cool thanks for the notification, I will see to it if this problem still ocur. I had this problem before when trying to update windows 8.1 for the first time and it froze searching for updates. Now the froze while searching USB drivers.
By the way, what about some of the questions I am worried about listed above and in the PS? It would be great to also hear some input on those too.
Thanks again for all the input everyone, really appreciate the help I am getting.
Thanks for the reply.
My Windows is newly installed. Also, I heard this issue is a windows problem in that the algorithm they use to search drivers/windows updates can accidentally loop endlessly.
So do you think a driver was half installed?
Hi thanks for the follow up.
I forgot to mention, I did update my bios to the latest release right after I booted the pc for the first time. Then I installed Windows.
Its only the Motherboard drivers that I did not install. So now I am wondering should I install them? Would not installing drivers cause the motherboard to be used in such ways that it wasn't designed to be used? (eg what if (I am making this up) Asus included a driver for the motherboard such that it can use a function without overheating itself). Imagining these kinds of possibilities are the issues that always make me wonder should I really install the motherboard drivers before the motherboard actually gets damaged (if ever).
But on the contrary, stability is important. I am worried that installing motherboard drivers now after installing programs and using the PC for a few months will mess things up.
Thanks for the continued follow up. Highly appreciate it. :)
Hi thanks for the notification.
I might choose to install it when I find time. But will doing this cause instability? I would like to add in that I did install the aura lighting software for the motherboard already but just not the motherboard drivers.
Prepare to enjoy your new pc then. :D Congratulations on winning.
Congratulations on winning and enjoy your new pc. :D
Nice. Congratulations to you and enjoy your new build. :)
Yes, I figured that out but not on the moment when I finished building and installed Windows.
So about my question, will installing the mobo drivers now affect system stability as I already installed programs and have already used the PC?
If no, then an additional question. Should I install via the included disc or via website?
Thanks in advance.
I know this might sound like a funny question: Will I be required to pay anything if I just create a Twitch.tv account to do the optional part for this contest?
Hi again, I noticed something about the submission...
I normally use FireFox as my browser, but for this submission I used Chrome because one time Firefox got a problem handling these kinds of tasks. I submitted just fine in Chrome. I re-opened the MSI page, it says "You're Entered
You have 1 entry" confirming that I am entered which I expected.
Problem is, now I am back on FireFox, and somehow when I click the MSI page, it does not say "You're Entered
You have 1 entry" to confirm that I entered. In fact, it gives me the exact form to enter the contest again??? I double checked to see am I logged into facebook and I am. This is confusing....And no, I did not enter again. I don't like cheating especially in generous contests like this.
Ok thank you for the clarification.
I've entered. Good luck everyone. And thank you to PCPartPicker and MSI for a great contest. Currently total up to $2995.80 but with rebate it is at $2975.80.
The build might not contain all the fancy fans and stuff like fancy cooler. I don't plan to overclock the CPU as of now. I'd say I sacrificed parts for more power because of the work and games that I plan to use it for. Maybe better to say I used the cash limit up to get my dream parts. :)
-8 core Intel = dream
-Trident class RAM = dream
-M.2 SSD = recent dream
-RGB keyboard = recent dream
-1920 x 1200 monitor...yeah I know for a GTX1080 I should've went higher...but paired with my old 1920 x 1200 = dual monitor = long time dream
-Last but not least, MSI branded high end motherboard and high end MSI GPU = big dream. :)
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Joining in on the fun soon as I am building a CPU centered build. It says it must not exceed USD3000. I live in Canada and use the ca.pcpartpicker. I noticed that if I switch the site to the US version, my build total price goes down giving me more room for more parts.
So for this contest, do I use the US site to gauge my build when making sure it doesn't exceed $3000? Do I submit the link containing the US prices for my build?
Thanks for the confirmation.
Thanks for the reply and thank you for the recommendation. I took a look at that UPS but its a little expensive for now. Maybe my next UPS after this one I can consider that, but for now I want to save up where possible. Can this UPS not do the trick?
Cyberpower LE1000DG 1000VA
I currently found a good deal on it.
Yeah, I believe it is the motherboard too. Problem now is how to find a replacement motherboard for such an old system. And whether its even a wise investment on the long run. (I do have a new i7 build that I built less than a month ago, but for some reason, I just want to get my old Core 2 Quad up and running as my trusty backup as it has been too good for me to want to just leave it like that if possible :))
Yeah I saw that too. :) But too bad Asus did not mention which DDR4.
Hi, thanks for the quick reply and suggestion. It seems that even Asus's higher end has problems. Which led me to think it might be their lineup.
Thanks for the information. I'm going to research this a little bit more. :)