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  1. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Did you know......

    .......that today is Friday? That means it's weekly PC cleaning day! :) I apparently have been asleep for about 4 months straight and missed all the interim Fridays: I kinda forgot I had LED fans on the front too. Finding them is almost like Christmas all over again! Not that I got anything...
  2. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Cleaning Day!

    This morning I realised I hadn't cleaned my machine in a long time - maybe 3 months or so. I was more than a little shocked when I opened up the front! :eek: I'm surprised I could see any RGB at all to be honest!! The PSU filter on the 220T was doing it's job also it seems. We have hard...
  3. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST New ATX 10 Pin power plug for PSU's and Motherboards

    This might have been discussed already - but just interested to see everyones take on this? The standard 24 pin ATX power connector was to be replaced with a new ATX12V0 connector which has only 10 pins. The idea seems to be to have just a single power supply from the PSU and to allow the...
  4. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Ryzen 3rd Gen vs Temperature

    Just for what it's worth as it comes up every now and again - a quick demo of the difference CPU temperature makes to boosts with Ryzen CPU's. This is my 5600X (overclocked so the frequencies here won't match stock figures) using fan curves to force a high temperature initially and then a quick...
  5. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Cleaning your PC.....

    Just finsihed my second monthly PC clean and dust - fans and interior gently vacuumed - being careful not to knock anything in there of course - HDD bay too - and glass cleaned inside and out. I do have my system on quite a lot each day but I am still amazed at how much dust accumulates in the...
  6. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST WiFi and HDMI

    Just thought I would mention this one. Since the last time I needed to clear my CMOS after tinkering with my RAM :rolleyes: I have been having the odd issue with my screen flashing to black for a split second. In general it would always happen when I was broswing the web. I would say maybe once...
  7. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Ryzen 5000 Series Overclocking Options

    Many of you will have seen some of my threads and posts recently regarding my escapades with Overclocking my Ryzen 5 5600X. In the past day or two while investigating some undervolting issues I was having, everything I have played with to date suddenly seemed to become clear and simple in my...
  8. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Ryzen 5000 Series Overclocking Options

    Many of you will have seen some of my threads and posts recently regarding my escapades with Overclocking my Ryzen 5 5600X. In the past day or two while investigating some undervolting issues I was having, everything I have played with to date suddenly seemed to become clear and simple in my...
  9. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Today’s banter thread :)

    You have kids too then? I’m paying big money every month just so we can watch badly directed movies exactly like this. 🙄
  10. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Future Marketing - Intel vs AMD

    Just watching one of GN's latest videos here: It's an interesting watch for many reasons - but it got me thinking - where will the marketing of both AMD and Intel go in the future? I still find the locked and unlocked CPU strategy of Intel frustrating and almost patronising in some ways -...
  11. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST A Thank You to the Regulars - from a sort of new member...

    A belated hello.... I'm a bit in shock - and not in a good way - that have such a ridiculous total post count here already - despite only hanging around here for a couple of months. I think that says more about my social life than I care to admit - even with the effect of the pandemic factored...
  12. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Random Crash and Restart

    Hooray! I finally get to use @ubuysa skills first hand! I didn't actually see this one happening - I just saw the Splash Screen so I can't tell if the system froze for a while or not..... Event Log says the system restarted after a bug check - memory dump file is uploading to my OneDrive as I...
  13. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST A question for anyone with a 5600X.....

    Just a quick one here: My 5600X boosts to 4.65 GHz for single threaded loads and sustains just under 4.3 GHz when I am using all cores - referring to effective CPU clock - which is great and exactly what I expected. However, I am noticing that once the CPU temperature increases above about...
  14. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Soldering Practice Kits

    @SpyderTracks - This is for you. And also your fault entirely..... I bought myself a new little soldering iron - cheap as chips - but with temperature control at least which I needed. I then sat down the other day and completely rearranged all my smaller DIY gear including all my soldering kit...
  15. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Fan Configurations - (because I was very bored today....)

    As a newbie to custon builds, I found figuring out what fan config I might need more than a bit confusing. In particular I was convinced that I should add exhuast fans while I had the chance. Guidance here in the forum was great as always - but in the end I basically over-specced my build with...
  16. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Two Sleep or not to Sleep? That is the question....

    What's the consensus? Let your PC go to sleep after a period of time to save energy or leave it on from dawn to dusk to be nice to the components? I had my new PC sleeping, but I just don't like the click of the power turning off and the thought of my fans and HDD in particular getting sudden...
  17. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Changing the location where iTunes stores backups....

    I have a 500GB M.2 Drive for my OS and didn't want the backups of the Mrs and my own phones taking up silly amounts of room there and iTunes still doesn't seem to have any function to allow you do that easily. So, I used this to create a symbolic link from the default location to a new folder...
  18. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST USB 2.0 issues with Ryzen 5000 and 500 chipsets....

    When my new PC arrived I had bought a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse (to keep @AgentCooper happy). I plugged the little receiver thingy into a USB 2.0 port but only the mouse connected. The keyboard wouldn’t respond. I assumed it was the cheapy wireless gizmos, but when I used a USB 3.0...
  19. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Corsair 220T RGB Case - Fan Setup

    Just thought it might be useful to explain my fan setup for this case as I was worried about how much control I would have. Mods - please move/delete as appropriate if necessary!! The following is total overkill for my uses but it might be useful for someone else doing more hot work!! The case...
  20. NoddyPirate

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST How a positive PCS experience plays out.....

    I thought it would be nice to give a quick rundown of my experience with PCS: I ordered Jan 29th and at that point the estimated build time was 21-23 working days - which would March 2nd. Pre-production started on Feb 5th. Every 5 calendar days I received an email with a new estimated build...
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