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    Quote Originally Posted by Silenka View Post
    Rolled some sexy Samsung memory. Not sure if I will OC it yet (I probably don't even need to tbh) but I'll think about it. Thanks again for the help!
    If you figure out how to do it please post here. My MSI Vega 56 Air Boost has Samsung memory but I couldn't figure out which BIOS to use or how to do the flash correctly or everything. Thank God for dual BIOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalmado View Post
    If you figure out how to do it please post here. My MSI Vega 56 Air Boost has Samsung memory but I couldn't figure out which BIOS to use or how to do the flash correctly or everything. Thank God for dual BIOS.
    I've heard some people haven't succeeded with the BIOS flash even with Samsung memory, but I think there are still significant gains to be had just from undervolting.

    There's a YT guide for it but I never watched it because I didn't pull the trigger.

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    Undervolting is the great secret so many people don't know about.

    Especially in laptops it's fucking beautiful if you end up with a CPU that can rock -150 to 200mv. But even on a desktop you can get so much mileage out of it with the amount of extra temp overhead it can afford you for over clocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gredival View Post
    I've heard some people haven't succeeded with the BIOS flash even with Samsung memory, but I think there are still significant gains to be had just from undervolting.

    There's a YT guide for it but I never watched it because I didn't pull the trigger.
    I watched a few videos and attempted their instructions without success. However, they never specified which BIOS. I'll keep looking or if you know which to check out, post it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Krandor View Post
    Undervolting is the great secret so many people don't know about.

    Especially in laptops it's fucking beautiful if you end up with a CPU that can rock -150 to 200mv. But even on a desktop you can get so much mileage out of it with the amount of extra temp overhead it can afford you for over clocking.
    When attempting to undervolt using WattMan I was seeing 5% or more performance decreases. When trying to OC it never seemed to take it into effect. But if I OC in Afterburner it worked. I'll have to keep at it.

    I do plan to modify a NZXT Kraken G10 I have laying around and I'm going to slap a Corsair H50 on it. Currently with a fan curve it isn't too loud, but that blower cooler sometimes makes what I refer to as some clicky sounds. Almost like baseball card in bicycle spoke noise, but very seldom. It's just annoying to hear.

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    I think the MSI Airboost 64 is the bios most use, just something I saw mentioned on BuildaPcSales

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    Here is kinda a silly question. First of all last weekend I reapplied the thermal compound on my cpu and reseated the cooler reeeeally carefully and it shaved a couple of degrees off my average temps. (yay) Then I had a thought.. What else could I do to drop temps down? And had an idea. First of all this is my case:

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    My cpu cooler is mounted horizontally and I've always felt there was kind of a dead spot in front of it cause the two front intake fans are lower down. As you can see there are two places for fans on the top of the case. The one in the direction of the front of the case is right in front/above my cooler. My question is do you think if I put a case fan there facing down that it would help any? I thought a fan there blowing air down would give the cpu fan more cooler air to draw from. I was thinking of just switching the bottom front intake fan to there because it doesn't do much good. The HDD cage blocks most of the air coming in.

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    I believe the rule is that you have the top fan be exhaust since heat rises and if you have them set to blow downward you are redirecting the rising heat from the heatsink back into the case.

    That being said, I see that there is a covered side fan panel. Put another intake fan there. Creating a channel will be more effective than just putting a third fan that isn't paired. SOme cases also have room for fans on the bottom.

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    Sounds like you dont have any positive air flow. Things I would try include:

    * Moving the front case fan from the top place holder to the bottom
    *Making sure PSU exhaust, if it has one, isn't pointed up towards the CPU and other components (no shade, I did this so learn from my mistakes)
    *Make a less aggressive GPU threshold even if it's a blower (overclocked or aggressive fan curve)
    *Buy and add a new fan to the top or front if you have an additional available fan header

    Your CPU cooler doesnt have a fan on it otherwise you'd have said so and the fan in the back is still set to exhaust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gredival View Post
    I believe the rule is that you have the top fan be exhaust since heat rises and if you have them set to blow downward you are redirecting the rising heat from the heatsink back into the case.

    That being said, I see that there is a covered side fan panel. Put another intake fan there. Creating a channel will be more effective than just putting a third fan that isn't paired. SOme cases also have room for fans on the bottom.
    I do have a intake fan on the side.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrClout View Post
    Sounds like you dont have any positive air flow. Things I would try include:

    * Moving the front case fan from the top place holder to the bottom
    *Making sure PSU exhaust, if it has one, isn't pointed up towards the CPU and other components (no shade, I did this so learn from my mistakes)
    *Make a less aggressive GPU threshold even if it's a blower (overclocked or aggressive fan curve)
    *Buy and add a new fan to the top or front if you have an additional available fan header

    Your CPU cooler doesnt have a fan on it otherwise you'd have said so and the fan in the back is still set to exhaust.

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    -I don't want to put a fan in the bottom front because the hard drive cage blocks most of the airflow. You can take the top hd cage out, which I did when I first got this, for unrestricted airflow from the top fan but you can't do that with the bottom. (They have a new case design now with bigger holes in the hd cages dang it)
    -It isn't.
    -I have. EVGA GTX 1070 SC2 w/ iCX heatsink baby!
    -I could I guess.
    -It does. I just didn't say cause I thought it was a foregone conclusion. It's a CM Hyper 212 Evo with the fan on the right side (push) and the exhaust fan on the case is only a few inches behind.

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    Speaking of undervolting/over clocking, playing around with my new toy, and managed to undervolt the CPU enough to keep it from thermal throttling at room temperature and got the GPU to hold at around 1500MHz (which puts it in line with the base clock on the desktop model).

    I nabbed some high end silicon in this laptop.

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    I plan to look into it this weekend for sure. I just bought Madden 19 last night since it was on sale for $15 and the last foozball game I played was 2016. Game looks great and runs smooth.

    This weekend I plan to put together a HTPC with some leftover parts to play Madden from the couch. EA Origin doesn't have anything like file sharing or whatever.


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