2018 Hardware Thread


  1. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1521

    Geosammy said:
    Hi all,

    I'm interested in adding a second M.2 drive to my PC.
    However,
    there's only one M.2 port on my motherboard.

    I do have an x1, x2 and x4 PCIE slot(s) available and was wondering.
    If anyone can recommend a PCIE M.2 adapter/card.

    Thanks

    George
    This should do the trick.
    Amazon.com: StarTech.com PEX4M2E1 M.2 Adapter Accessories
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  2. Posts : 800
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 19044.1706
       #1522
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  3. Posts : 671
    Win 10 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1151)
       #1523

    pparks1 said:
    @pparks1

    Thanks for your reply.
    I'll definitely be checking this StarTech M.2 device out.
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  4. Posts : 26,338
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    Thread Starter
       #1524

    ASUS Z390 Motherboards Automatically Push Software into Your Windows Installation

    If you are buying an ASUS Z390 board read this before exiting BIOS the first time!!!

    Those boards now have a rootkit to install their drivers and bloatware(with said bloatwares services) automatically if you don't opt-out in
    After digging around in the UEFI BIOS, we managed to find a fairly nondescript option "Download and Install ARMOURY CRATE app", which of course defaults to "on"; and it's not easy to find, being located in the "Tool" section of the BIOS setup.
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  5. Posts : 4,556
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1525

    It`s getting ridiculous
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2018 Hardware Thread-minnesota-hennepin-county-great-pumpkin-linus-next-year-speech.jpg  
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  6. Posts : 123,223
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675
       #1526

    Cliff S said:
    ASUS Z390 Motherboards Automatically Push Software into Your Windows Installation

    If you are buying an ASUS Z390 board read this before exiting BIOS the first time!!!

    Those boards now have a rootkit to install their drivers and bloatware(with said bloatwares services) automatically if you don't opt-out in
    Thanks Cliff for this heads up ....unbelievable !!!
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  7. Posts : 26,338
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    Thread Starter
       #1527

    They advertise it, but say nothing about it being a BIOS selection:
    Armoury Crate
    The brand-new Armoury Crate portal keeps you updated with the latest drivers and BIOS releases. Its easy-to-use UI can be configured to show a variety of information, including security updates, bug patches, the latest ROG news, gaming events and special offers.
    Example: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-MAXIMUS-XI-EXTREME/ 2018 Hardware Thread-image.png
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  8. Posts : 26,338
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    Thread Starter
       #1528

    It's also mentioned in the BIOS portion of the manual,
    https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/m...684.1533314032
    2018 Hardware Thread-image.png
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  9. Posts : 26,338
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    Thread Starter
       #1529

    JJ from ASUS walks you through a full overclocking guide covering how to overclock the latest Intel 9th gen K series of CPU’s. If you are wondering about which options to use in the UEFI BIOS, confused about ratios, voltages and bus clocks, load line calibration & more; worry no more as all this and more is covered in depth in this full guide. Additionally, users looking for easy ways to enable their XMP memory on Z390 motherboards or looking to automatically overclock their 9th gen K series CPUs are also covered with specific information on how to accomplish both ensuring a easy, effective and stable overclock. Take your 9th Gen CPU to 5GHz+


    0:00 - Intro
    1:05 - Important to consider when overclocking
    2:00 - What type of overclock are we looking for?
    2:10 -Starting things off and figuring out stock performance and verifying stock stability
    4:20 - Programs you want to have installed when overclocking
    5:41 - Understanding all core overclocking vs per core overclocking
    8:30 - Taking notes when overclocking
    9:45 - Start of overclocking, entering the UEFI BIOS
    12:00 - Understanding new UEFI AI prediction table and how it can help you overclock and understand your CPU and cooler and what your overclocking range / recommend values should be.
    12:35 - Understanding key aspects of overclocking frequencies, AVX, voltages, cache ratios and more
    18:00 - Parameters in the UEFI you adjust to overclock including how to enable XMP
    18:30 - Defining a 5GHz overclock step by step covering modification to multiplier (cpu ratios, voltages, llc and much more )
    31:00 - Explanation of voltage types , manual / static , offset, adaptive
    33:00 - Saving an OC ( Overclock ) settings screenshot inside the UEFI bios
    35:00 - Getting into the OS and checking our OC , seeing how manual voltage works
    37:00 - Adjusting you overclock to work with an adaptive voltage and seeing how it works
    50:00 - Saving your overclock, creating a overclock profile
    51:45 - Easy overclocking via ASUS Ai Auto Overclocking
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  10. Posts : 123,223
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675
       #1530

    Nice video Cliff....1st thing I noticed was ....his case is a Phanteks Excellent Choice ....
    Thanks for showing us this video too.
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