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This review is from: MASSCOOL G751 Shin-Etsu Thermal Interface Material
Pros: I was playing dragons dogma and my CPU temp was sitting at 71C and it was bothering me. (Keep in mind I used cheap thermal compound i purchased online for like 2 dollars and i used the credit card spread method which leaves many air valleys between the contact of the heatsink and cpu)
So i cleaned off my cpu/heatsink and applied a pea sized drop to the center (pea method is only good method according to numerous sources)
Now when i play dragons dogma and let the game sit for a half hour i come back and its at 59C maximum down from 71C..Thats freakin awesome!! I will sleep a lot better at night now
Other Thoughts: -Thanks to this thermal compound i opened up my computer which lead to me accidentally unplugging my SSD and replugging it back in. This lead me to realize it was not in the correct SATA3 port like it should be. So i fixed that. After that i went into my bios and discovered my DDR4-2666mhz memory was only running at 2133mhz because i did not enable the XMP profile. So thanks to MASSCOOL G751 Thermal compound i 1. Increased my SSD speed, 2. Increased my ram speed, and 3. Dropped my avg cpu temp by 10C. Best day ever
-I ordered one tube and i was telling myself i only had one shot at this because of how small the tube was. But after using one pea sized drop i the amount left in the syringe looks exactly the same as before. I could prob get 3 applications out of this (or maybe it has to do with the cpu im using being very small? Its a 6600k which uses new 14nm tech so only a tiny pea drop of paste is needed)
Pros: I upgraded from a 3770k i7 to this skylake i5 6600k. So everything is new except I kept my R9 290X video card.
I was not expecting much of a difference but i have to admit i am seeing real-world differences right off the bat.
I am currently in the middle of playing dragon age origins and there is this one area where my fps would drop to a steady 45 fps and it kind of bothered me. I would have perfectly stable 60fps but when i would pan my camera across all the buildings i could feel the stutters and my cpu struggling to maintain the 60fps. The moment i put in the skylake i just have a ROCK solid 60fps in that game no matter what. I cant even get it to drop to 59fps even if i tried. Even if i quickly pan my camera across the buildings in lag-city (as i call it) i do not even feel my pc stutter anymore. It just does it effortlessly. I had no idea this was caused by the CPU. My minimum framerate (minimum framerate is the most crucial) in all games have increased by at least 20. I had no idea how much the 3770k was bottlenecking my video card. Even in witcher3 my fps can now hit the 100s-110s and ive never seen that before.
-The price was right. I got it for 199.99 at the micro center store. I certainly was not going to spend $400 for hyperthreading.
Cons: I am docking a star because intel has gotten a little bit petty with their business model
1. It did not come with heatsink/fan so i had to take my stock intel 3770k fan off my old motherboard and put it on this chip. I do not overclock but the reason i purchase the K model chips is because i simply believe that all chips should be unlocked to begin with. I think it is wrong for any company to "Lock" customers access to their chips. I also like to have the peace of mind knowing that i can overclock it in the future if i so choose. Forcing people to spend another $40-$50 on a third party heatsink/fan is wrong imo.
2. This is the first time in intel history where an i5 is physically inferior to an i7 because Intel chipped away at some of the cache. 6MB is quite a reduction. (usually i5s and i7s are physically identical minus the hyperthread feature so this is kind of lame)
Other Thoughts: I have been using the 3770k for years and ive never noticed a difference between having hypertheading on or off. People claim its good for video editing and stuff but those are exactly the types of programs i am referring to. I notice no difference whatsoever.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Microsoft Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows
Pros: It works. Any game that i used to play using my wireless X360 controller on pc, i can now play using my wireless xbox one controller! Finally! I've so far played dark souls 2, two worlds 2, darksiders2, everything works perfectly!
Cons: Ok to get this thing installed it might help to read through my struggles first.
In order to get it to work
1. Plug into PC
2. Run windows updater and it will install the new driver automatically. If you do not do this the LED on the adapter will not light up and the adapter will not work)
3. Hold pair button on xbox360 controller until it starts blinking fast, than hold the button on the side of the adapter for 1 second and then they will be paired.
4. To check if its connected click Start- and just typing "joy.cpl" until you see the tool pop up. And you will see the controller listed. Click "properties" to see if all the buttons work correctly.
Oh and im not sure if you need to do this step but i highly recommend it. Update your xbox one controllers firmware version using your xbox one console.
(Before starting make sure your xbox one is updated to the latest version.)
1. Plug controller into xbox one via micro-usb cable into the usb port on the left side of the xbox one console. (if you have the headset adapter thing plug that into the controller as well so that gets updated as well according to microsoft)
2. Go to settings- Acessories and controllers- Controller- Update. And it will then start downloading an update for your controller.