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Forum: OC3D News 21-09-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Nine Iron
I got my 3600 for £159 off eBay. New ;).

I got my 3600 for £159 off eBay.
New ;).
Forum: Asus UK Customer Care Forums 12-07-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By Nine Iron
B450-F Strix Gaming - new BIOS but old AGESA?!

Just got a B450-F Strix in preparation for a 3600 next month. Updated the BIOS to the latest version (after ASUS's advised chipset driver update) with no problems, but CPUID is reporting the AGESA...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 12-07-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By Nine Iron
ASUS B450 - latest BIOS but older AGESA?

Just got a B450-F Strix in preparation for a 3600 next month. Updated the BIOS to the latest version (after ASUS's advised chipset driver update) with no problems, but CPUID is reporting the AGESA...
Forum: OS & Apps 07-06-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Nine Iron
I set it that way via the registry when I first...

I set it that way via the registry when I first installed it to stop it doing automatic updates without my consent. It has never interfered with updates until now.
Forum: OC3D News 06-06-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Nine Iron
Three (ish) words: "Not in-game...

Three (ish) words:

"Not in-game footage"
Forum: OS & Apps 06-06-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Nine Iron
Win 10 updates pending but can't force install - screen grab included

My Win 10 is finding updates just fine, but it won't auto-install and I can't force it to install them. Below is what I see in the update section of Settings.

I click on the "download" button and...
Forum: OC3D News 05-05-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Nine Iron
Looks like a Poundland film.

Looks like a Poundland film.
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 02-03-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Nine Iron
Update - ended up going with a B450 with two nvme...

Update - ended up going with a B450 with two nvme slots.

The arrangement is 8/4/4 at PCI-e 3.0. Graphics card at 8x suffers absolutely no performance penalty and both my M.2 drives get full speed....
Forum: Overclocking 24-02-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By Nine Iron
Per-core overclocking Ryzen 2600 via BIOS

Already put this in the CPU/Mainboard forum - mods, please delete that thread

(Searched for this but didn't find much; people seem to be relying on Ryzen Master, and I'm old-skool.)

1. About to...
Forum: OC3D News 24-02-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,083
Posted By Nine Iron
There have been cheapo versions of these on eBay...

There have been cheapo versions of these on eBay for a while now. And they don't stick out from the mobo connector as far, either...

I needed one to turn my ATX connector underneath an NH-D15 fan...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 23-02-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 263
Posted By Nine Iron
Per-core overclocking Ryzen 2600

(Searched for this but didn't find much; people seem to be relying on Ryzen Master, and I'm old-skool.)

1. About to go from Intel to AMD and I'm reading that gaming suffers slightly in low-res,...
Forum: OC3D News 18-02-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Nine Iron
Just got a used 1070 for 200 quid. Looking like...

Just got a used 1070 for 200 quid. Looking like the right move ;).
Forum: OC3D News 07-02-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Nine Iron
If not, I'm going for a used 1070. Or 1070 Ti,...

If not, I'm going for a used 1070.
Or 1070 Ti, if I can find one locally...
Forum: Graphics Cards 29-01-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By Nine Iron
weird fan PWM fan behaviour

I've got a 1060 Mini whose cooler I am about to replace with an aftermarket one. The stock fan is PWM with a small connector and I've got an adapter to plug a normal PWM fan/s into it.

However,...
Forum: Cooling - Other 28-01-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Nine Iron
Naked die cooling - worth it? Here's the - well, AN - answer...

Adventures with Naked Die Cooling

This is my go at some naked die cooling - that is, removing the CPU’s heat spreader and mounting the heat sink directly to the silicon. I couldn’t find any...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 28-01-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Nine Iron
So with the AMD it's some going to the CPU...

So with the AMD it's some going to the CPU directly and some going to/via the chipset? As long as I get the same performance from all three components when I move from the Z370, that's all I'm after.
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 28-01-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Nine Iron
does X470 support two nvme and one GPU?

Considering a move to AMD Ryzen but I don't know if it will support the following:

1 x graphics card (8x is fine)
2 x nvme SSD

My current Z370 will do 1x8 + 2x4, but I can't work out whether...
Forum: OC3D News 17-12-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Nine Iron
Can't wait for the 3060. Especially if it kicks...

Can't wait for the 3060. Especially if it kicks the arse of the 2050 Ti...
Forum: Air Cooling 13-12-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,236
Posted By Nine Iron
Noctua 115x mounting bushing size?

Has anybody got a SecuFirm 2 set lying around who can let me know the sizes of the black standoffs/bushings that go between the motherboard and the "boomerangs"? Need inside diameter and height.
...
Forum: OC3D News 10-12-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Nine Iron
I'm fairly certain the leaks are bollocks as far...

I'm fairly certain the leaks are bollocks as far as pricing goes, but even if they come in £50 over the guesses I'm still getting a 3600.
Forum: OC3D News 10-12-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Nine Iron
The entry-level card was released first on Pascal...

The entry-level card was released first on Pascal but on Turing it's coming out last? ing me off - I want the 2050 Ti already!

(And they can blow ray tracing [read: the accompanying price hike]...
Forum: Graphics Cards 09-11-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By Nine Iron
two GPU rattlesnakes? Motherboard prob?

Just bought a used card off ebay and tried it in my system - it sounds like a rattlesnake when gaming, loads of electrical noise. The thing is, this is the second such card I've bought that's been...
Forum: OC3D Reviews & Videos 30-06-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,522
Posted By Nine Iron
Got one of these and love it. The only niggle is...

Got one of these and love it. The only niggle is the cables - they're very stiff and difficult to route.

Corsair have now updated the SFs to platinum... and supplied braided cables. *fp. Should...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 27-02-18, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By Nine Iron
Two m.2 slots... is one faster?

Using both my M.2 slots, but I note that one is NVME/SATA while the other is just NVME - is there any chance the NVME-only one is faster because it doesn't use the SATA bus?

My computer seems to...
Forum: OC3D Reviews & Videos 27-02-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,789
Posted By Nine Iron
One of only two ITX boards with two M.2 slots; I...

One of only two ITX boards with two M.2 slots; I own the other one.

But it's a bit flaky, so I might be getting this one.
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