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    When you turn the computer on, is it from a...

    When you turn the computer on, is it from a complete no-power state (Power supply switched off, or power strip turned off) ?

    If so, this will happen on many modern PC's -- even plain-vanilla Dell...
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    I've had a bit of unexplained audio pops/crackles...

    I've had a bit of unexplained audio pops/crackles as well on my system recently. Just occasional ticks/pops like dust on an LP record surface, usually just after a sharp audio "transient" pulse, like...
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    ESO - Kickin' back PvE style, and questing with...

    ESO - Kickin' back PvE style, and questing with my wife who runs a near-identical rig
    Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator - Road Trip! (When I can't get away IRL ;) )
    Arma III...
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    Without more details on your system, it's hard to...

    Without more details on your system, it's hard to get specific help on your situation. In general, a modern CPU will throttle and then shut itself down before thermal damage can occur. As long as...
  5. I follow this basic outline when building a...

    I follow this basic outline when building a system, and everything is done at stock clock speed. I don't do any overclocking until the system is first stable in a basic, stock configuration.

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    Your results really do vary depending on the work...

    Your results really do vary depending on the work you put your computer to. Since the bulk of FPS games aren't highly multithreaded and depend more on high performance both from your GPU and storage,...
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    Yes, if Luxmark freezes, but everything else in...

    Yes, if Luxmark freezes, but everything else in RealBench works, you're still on the edge of instability somewhere.

    Luxmark especially pushes I/O transfers from the GPU though CPU and RAM. It will...
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    If the H105 uses a constant speed pump (I believe...

    If the H105 uses a constant speed pump (I believe it does) then you can use either DC or PWM mode and check the Monitor screen in the BIOS to confirm the pump RPMs. If you don't see an RPM...
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    Interestingly, lowering the DRAM speed on those...

    Interestingly, lowering the DRAM speed on those two slots didn't help at all. That's what started me down testing each stick individually, to see if it was a troublesome DIMM. And varying the DRAM...
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    I hadn't been aware that this was a known issue...

    I hadn't been aware that this was a known issue -- if it's something that has a reputation as a quirky behavior and not a fault, I'm happy to keep the board in service rather than go through return...
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    Memory slot problem - Maximus VIII Hero

    Odd problem -- I'm building a second PC, nearly identical except for the graphics card to the one in my sig. It's running the latest 2001 BIOS. It's mostly stable, but will crash if left running for...
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    Z170 platform is probably your best value for...

    Z170 platform is probably your best value for gaming and typical use. Most AAA game titles can reliably max out two cores; newer ones may be able to use all CPU cores -- looks good on paper but we...
  13. I used my then-current computer to download all...

    I used my then-current computer to download all the latest drivers onto a USB thumb drive while my new board was ordered, waiting for delivery -- so I had them even before the new board showed up at...
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    I've seen various comments in threads that...

    I've seen various comments in threads that Corsair RAM might be more picky about voltage and timing. Not sure if it's that much of an issue or not. Maybe it will need some extra attention with...
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    I use a stepped OC; at 100% on one or two cores...

    I use a stepped OC; at 100% on one or two cores it runs at 4.9, then at 100% on 3 cores it drops to 4.8 and at 100% on all 4 cores it steps down to 4.7 -- kind of like an extreme version of Intel's...
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    CPU OPT fan is essentially slaved to the main CPU...

    CPU OPT fan is essentially slaved to the main CPU FAN header -- it follows whatever speed the CPU FAN connector is running. One way to do the H100i is to connect the pump to the water pump header,...
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    Facebook is a mess. I never trusted it and have...

    Facebook is a mess. I never trusted it and have always only used a pseudonym instead of my real identity -- in spite of their TOS. I've used their service as a means to keep up with commercial...
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    My son bought an Asus PCE-AC68 card. It has a...

    My son bought an Asus PCE-AC68 card. It has a separate antenna array on a cable that can be positioned to get a good signal. He's had good results in a part the house that doesn't get good WiFi...
  19. I have the Aura software installed to set the...

    I have the Aura software installed to set the color behavior on the PCH LED on my M8H, also the Asus OEM driver for the sound chipset which includes Sonic Studio. I also have the included ROG...
  20. Spend some "quality time" getting to know the...

    Spend some "quality time" getting to know the M8H, and you won't be disappointed. Fantastic all-around board. Windows/software issues can happen to anything, usually because Microsoft goes and does...
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    Hmmm... I paired a Strix card on my M8H and the...

    Hmmm... I paired a Strix card on my M8H and the logo is just below the heatsink shroud on the card, fully visible. Most likely ASUS figured on accommodating their own cards, which they can control....
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    Looks like a very nice overclock. Try it for...

    Looks like a very nice overclock. Try it for several days to make sure it's behaving well in real-world use, but it ought to be just fine.

    If you want to double-check your thermal performance, try...
  23. Turn off Wake-on-LAN in the network interface...

    Turn off Wake-on-LAN in the network interface driver -- That's been known to cause problems.

    Unless you're running RAID, there's no need to use the Intel Rapid Storage driver/software and you're...
  24. Uninstall AI Suite 3. Basically, the ACPI.SYS...

    Uninstall AI Suite 3.

    Basically, the ACPI.SYS thread locks up (Thread ID acpi.sys+0x1f9c0) and causes havoc with ACPI functions, including sleep/shutdown/restart and just about everything else...
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    You can use BIOS Flashback for both upgrades and...

    You can use BIOS Flashback for both upgrades and for recovery. Your choice. EZ flash utility in the BIOS GUI interface is easy and fast to work with, and gives you some visual feedback as you set up...
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