Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Extremely grateful for 16gb ram and upgrade to i7 3770

It feels like a real blessing, my computer is a powerhouse now due to this two major upgrades. I had 8GB since late 2015 and i used to dream about having 16gb since mid-2016 and my wish finally came true when my brother bought me two hyperx fury 8gb sticks.

Those are some really nice looking ram, blue variant is my favorite and that's what i got and aesthetics are just mind blowing.

I am running them at 1600mhz instead of because 1866mhz because there's no way to manually set voltage on my Asus H61M-K motherboard and due to that it's not stable at 1866mhz and shows failed ram overclock error but it's not the end of the world because as it's rated at CL10, mine runs at CL9 pretty much making up for that lost frequency gain and extremely negligible performance difference at worst.

I got the ram on the last day of the last year. Yes, you heard it right. 31st December. My brother also got an 8GB stick as well for his pc from Nehru Place.

It was a really good price, my ram costed 2700 INR (36$) per stick but i was little upset and argues with my brother that he got ripped off because according to the price list pdf i had (the most recent one ofcourse) price after adding 18% GST would have been 2500 so i feel we paid 400 extra for both sticks combined.

It took me atleast a few weeks to get over it, i know it wasn't a huge amount to fret about but there certainly was some dishonesty shown by Cost To Cost.

I got an i7 3770 less than a month ago, about two and a half week to be precise. It was also another interesting event that took place that shifted fortunes by my side. It was also bought from NP in Delhi.

My brother asked one of the shop to buy it and he was offering the cpu for 6k INR but without any warranty so it was a huge bummer for him then i looked up another shop which was offering 1 year warranty but at considerably more price of 8k then my told him that it's 2k cheaper on other shop then he reduced the price to 6500 and we scored a genuinely good deal.

But then another hurdle when we slapped it in my pc was, it was running really hot at load. Temps were easily reaching 90C+ then i got worried, i had a really cheap basic cooler from deepcool for which costs around 100 on amazon then my brother suggested me to buy some beefy cooler like the ones with huge tower and i got myself an Cooler Master H410R RGB for only 1800rs. on amazon and now my temps at full load never get above 72C.

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