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Recent content by nemophoto

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    Windows 8.1 semi-frequent freezes/hard lock ups

    Roy, My BIOS is the most current one for the board, and I updated it Thursday. Friday was the worst day I've had -- no less than 8 freezes in the day, often no less than a 5 or 10 min apart. I was ready to through the bloody machine out the window. Seems to generally be related to graphics work...
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    Windows 8.1 semi-frequent freezes/hard lock ups

    I hadn't really heard that about the 9590. Maybe I should consider a "lower end" FX chip. Or... ugh .... go Intel. Haven't had an Intel desktop in 20-yrs.
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    Windows 8.1 semi-frequent freezes/hard lock ups

    Hate to say it, I'm with you on this. I Googled the symptoms and yours matched mine almost identically. And it's been getting worse. I don't play games. For me it's graphics intensive work, though -- Photoshop and Lightroom mainly. I thought maybe it was RAM or something. I ran MemTest86 for...
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    Solved New AMD FX9590 slower than my old Phenom 1100T

    After calling Asus Tech Support and discussing the issue at length, we finally narrowed the issue to either the RAM or the CPU. I also realized, I still had a switch and pin set on the MB to Slow Mode, which can help with cold bugs and other issues. That forces the CPU to throttle back to about...
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    Solved New AMD FX9590 slower than my old Phenom 1100T

    Thanks for the suggestions. My MB is an Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z, top of the line for them for the AM3+ boards, and the BIOS is the most recent. Though I've built computers for many, many year, I'm not sure on this one (whether in Win 8 or the BIOS), where to disable the power reduction...
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    Solved New AMD FX9590 slower than my old Phenom 1100T

    I just built a new system around the AMD FX 9590 on an Asus MB with 32GB of RAM. I excitedly decided to run a benchmark (in this case, Novabench) on the new system once I got all my other programs loaded. Imagine my shock and dismay when my "super system" posted HALF the total score of my 4-year...