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Tech, OC'ing, SEO and more

Here I post a very wide range of articles regarding tech that I use and then optimize, overclock and improve. Anything from overclocking the new Ryzen CPU's, Intel CPU's to SEO for Joomla and some Photoshop tutorials. While the above mentioned is to be seen as a sample I will add more tutorials/manuals as I progress. Furthermore, I will be adding some links to people and organizations that I find useful content wise and might help you further on subject matter for each category.

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- Article for SEMRush an SEO tool I also use for my website on an SEO audit on your website and improve your content so it may rank higher.


ROG Ryujin 360

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I am writing this article because I could not find much in terms of troubleshooting the new ASUS ROG AIO, this covers the ROG Ryujin 360 and ROG Ryujin 240 AIO's as well as the ROG Ryuo 240 and ROG Ryuo 120 AIO's. Therefore I decided to write a short FAQ and walk through some of the solutions I figured out. Included are also some files to create gif files with or without a transparent background.

OLED picture is stuck, does not refresh or load a new picture.

There is a small chance when testing out various pictures with the ROG AIO OLED screen it seems to jam and does not allow you to refresh the picture. But you can still add text but that keeps building upon the small OLED screen.

  • Turn off your PC.
  • Locate the USB header that connects to the AIO.
  • Unplug this USB 2.0 header and reconnect it.
  • Reboot your PC.
  • Startup LiveDash and change the picture.

LiveDash does not uninstall properly, therefore, stops functioning.

This problem occurs when installing LiveDash and shows no popup that shows the installation progress however a LiveDash icon does appear on the desktop. Can occur when simply trying to uninstall LiveDash as well. LiveDash will shows as installed under "Apps and Features" and trying to install LiveDash will just give a popup that asks if you want to remove LiveDash and simply will not uninstall. This is due to the fact the registry is not cleared of LiveDash thus Windows will think it is still installed.

LiveDash uninstall part 1

  • Double click on LiveDash and wait for the restore point to be created.
  • Confirm the uninstall by clicking OK.
  • Click Finish.
  • Select Advance and click Scan.
  • This will show the leftover windows Registry items select the items as shown below.

LiveDash uninstall part 2

  • Click next(yellow button) and click yes again on the confirmation pop-up.
  • Select the 2 leftover programs links in the next window.
  • Click finish(yellow button) and click yes on the pop-up window.
  • Now you can install LiveDash again and this should fix this problem, do make sure you have the latest version of LiveDash for more features!

LiveDash blocked by (another) Administrator.

Certificate issue where LiveDash is blocked from running on your PC by Administrator or by an Administrator(the inbuild Admin account). Requires a reinstall of the drivers by doing the following.

  • Open Windows Settings, Win key + x + n.
  • Type in Find a setting: User Account Control Settings.
  • Select the: Change User Account Control Settings.

User Account Control Settings

  • Set to the slider to the bottom, Never Notify.
  • Click Ok and click Yes on the pop-up window.

User Account Control Settings

  • Now install LiveDash or uninstall and reinstall LiveDash.
  • Set to UAC(User Account Control Settings) back to the default setting.
  • Click Ok on the pop-up.

Creating .gif(animated images) or .jpg(static images) for the OLED screen.

First and foremost ensure you stick to the max dimensions of 160 pixels by 128 pixels to ensure you have a nice centered image. And ensure that this is not bigger than 1MB. Any program will work but to make animations you need to use something like GIMP or Adobe Photoshop. A simple jpg can be created with Paint that comes with windows. Even if your image does not exceed the pictures restrictions ensure you use the 160 pixels x 128 pixels or your picture will be off center.

  • Creating a transparent background.
  • Remove the background layer.
  • Or use the paint bucket tool or convert the background and use color code: #FF0000
  • If there is no solid background then you need to select the portion you want with a Lasso Tool or Magic wand.
  • If you can remove the background due to the selection process hit Ctrl + Shift + I in PS or select Inverse.

For those who want even less hassle don't worry I made a small .zip file that contains a transparent gif file, black background gif file and a .PSD work file with the layers you need so you can use them in an editing program like Adobe Photoshop and GIMP. Those files are called ROG_AIO_gif_files can be found here: https://www.hisevilness.com/downloads/download/6-miscellaneous-downloads/26-rog-aio-gif-files.html

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SEO Tools 2019

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Simple and free SEO tools, 2019 Edition.

Below you will find a list of online free SEO tools you can use for various websites to improve your SEO, may it be a custom webpage from a WordPress or Joomla installation. Many free SEO tools lists are filled with paid or semi-paid solutions my list will cover those you can use for free may it be you have to register for a free account. This free SEO tools list covers the whole range of SEO needs, so anything from someone starting out with SEO to more advanced SEO users. SEO tools you may find in this list are for keywords, backlinking, site and image optimization, and Google PageSpeed such as load times and total requests. This is my free SEO tools list for 2019 you may use all or some to increase your site traffic.


Webmaster Tools.

There are 3 search engines that allow to submit sitemaps and analyze your site performance based on their own rule set. These are powerful SEO tools in itself because the data comes straight from the source. Important to note here that with Bing that they provide the data for Yahoo as well. Data mine search results that apply to your website and the number of clicks you get from search results. As well as showing the number of pages from your website that have been indexed or ignored or have errors. And do not forget to submit your site map so the crawl bots will visit your site sooner than later.

  • Google Search Console: Google Search Console
    T
    he biggest search engine and a must if you want to start with SEO if you want to improve your traffic with big data straight from the source.
  • Bing Webmaster: Bing Webmaster
    M
    uch smaller than Google and they still use meta tags however it can still give you a good amount of traffic.
  • Yandex Webmaster: Yandex Webmaster
    T
    he Russian search engine they offer their services in English as well and a great way to reach out to a Russian audience.

Webpage optimization and performance.

Several websites offer several services and result to analyze the various aspects of your websites such as loading time, mimifying various coding aspect such as .css and .html as well as the number of requests. An important ranking factor in SEO is the loading speed and content optimization. As well as some aspect to indicate the end user experience something that has become a more important ranking factor over time, this includes meta and title description and the structure of your website. The most important ranking factor to consider is that for Google since that yields the most traffic for your website but it is wise not to neglect the other search engines and take them into consideration. 

  • GTMetrix Weekly: GTMetrix
    By far the most popular optimization and performance test on the web it will give you a good idea and what you need to improve on as well as providing a waterfall tab that shows in sequence how your site loads how much time it takes. What makes it even better is that you can test for PC and mobile devices from various location to test how your website will perform to a global audience.
  • Gift of Speed: Website Speed Test & Performance Optimization Tools
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    nother optimization and performance test that also allows you to test from different locations but only for PC. They do offer a small selection of tools to use with their test so you can optimize on the fly.
  • Google PageSpeed Insights: PageSpeed Insights
    S
    traight from the source this test is from Google and will give you an indication of how you will do in ranking based on your website speed. Wise to use to compare to other tests if the results are roughly the same.
  • Webpage Test: WebPageTest - Website Performance and Optimization Test
    T
    his test is much more granular than any of the other tests and allows for a wide selection of test locations as well as devices with a waterfall. Great for deep optimization of your website for SEO.

Backlinks and Analyzers.

Everything for backlinks and SEO related data linked to links, the amount of external and internal links, new links and lost links with that sprinkled in some content analysis with your links. Important to know who links to your website and if they do link to what page. Collecting links is vital for your growth as well as being a ranking factor in SEO. Here are some great free tools that allow you to give a better break down of links to your website and links within your website.

  • SEO Web Page Analyzer: Web Page Analyzer Free Tool for SEO
    Offering a short summary of your website regarding links, keywords, and social media offers some features from the previous section. Simple and easy to use tool with all the data contained in one page.
  • Open Link Profiler: Free link analysis tool - Link research
    By far the best free link analyzer out there offers a wide range of statistical analysis of your backlinks. You can see the age, anchor text, domains and pages of backlinks to your website.
  • MOZ: Moz Pro
    The free version offers some analytics for backlinks as well as page and domain authority. Great way to verify some of the backlink data you get from other tools.
  • Browseo: Your New SEO Browser: Browseo
    Look at your website from a search engine perspective without any style sheet and what is important for SEO.

Keyword and Search Trends.

See how your content stacks up in the world and see what the trends are. Very important for SEO even more so if you want to take a deeper dive into SEO. These are the tools to find the trends related to the content of your website and search queries from users.

  • Answer The Public: AnswerThePublic: that free visual keyword research & content ideas tool
    An absolute great tool to visualize a massive amount of data regarding specific queries for keywords you are using or want to use. Breaks down your search and visualizes them in an easy way great for SEO.
  • Google Trends: Google Trends
    Coming straight from the source see the latest search trends by country so you can adjust your website content accordingly. See current and past search trends coming straight from Google.
  • Google Correlate: Google Correlate
    T
    he little brother of Google trends this gives you are a more granular opposite method of searching for keywords. It will look for patterns regarding your input and tries to find correlating data sets.

Images and Optimization.

Images make up the larger portion of your website site there for it will impact your SEO score if you do not optimize them. These tools will ensure you will keep your quality images but reduce their size so your website will load faster. What is also important is a favicon for your website in various sizes and a search engine to see who is using your images on the web. Great free tools to help you optimize your end-user experience.


Misc.

Some other tools that I consider to be vital for use in SEO they fill in a niche you won't find on any other the other categories. Ranging from Content Delivery network to a sitemap XML generator and a little tool that pings various crawl bots that you have updated your website content all in all these tools should give you an extra edge when it comes to SEO.

  • Cloudflare: CloudFlare
    My favorite CDN it will greatly help SEO and speed of your website loading times and improve your overall SEO score. Easy to use and free with a lot of options with most of them being a couple of clicks.
  • Small SEO Tools: 100% Free SEO Tools - SmallSEOTools.com
    An SEO swiss army knife this site provides some great free tools that basically covers every category in this article an absolute overdose of tools however you might some not as great a specific tools previously mentioned.
  • SERP Simulator: SERP Simulator - SEO Title & Meta Description Tool 2018 | SERPsim
    See how your the microdata markup of your website translates into a visual representation.
  • Ping-o-Matic: Ping-o-Matic!
    Notify a wide range of search engines and websites that you have updated the content of your website.
  • XML Sitemap Generator: Create your Google Sitemap Online - XML Sitemaps Generator
    Everything you need to generate an XML sitemap that you can then submit to the various search engines.

This concludes my list of great free and useful SEO tools for 2019. Hope this helps everyone out there who just started with SEO or just looking to improve their website a bit and venture into the phenomenon of SEO. By no means, is this list a bible but a selection of tools from my experience trying to optimize my websites. Also, consider that you do not need every tool every day or week you can use most of the SEO tools on a monthly basis or every time you launch a new website.  Be sure to share and of course, a link would help me out a ton.

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Intel i7 OC'íng the 8086K on Z390 a Motherboard.

This guide will work for the i7 8700K as well as the i7 8086K the only difference is that the i7 8086K skew is binned at the expense of the i7 8700K skew, that said the i7 8700K should reach 5.0Ghz in most cases whereas the i7 8086K should be able to get between 5.1Ghz and 5.2Ghz or even 5.3Ghz if you have a golden chip. The settings here are an example to guide you to achieve your own overclock and will be different on a case by case basis, each component is different per build as well as the silicone lottery playing its part. Furthermore, this will be for the Z390 platform but it should also work for the Z370 platform with the main difference is wifi support for Z390 on the chipset as well as some minor BIOS tweaks. I have also added my vcore curve for mine 8086k overclocking experience as well as the LLC, AVX offset, Ringbus, and validation methods.


My Rig:

  • CPU: i7 8086K limited edition.
  • Cooling: Corsair H150i Pro AIO.
  • Motherboard: ASUS Maximus Hero XI Z390.
  • G.Skill TridentZ RGB 32GB 3200Mhz, 4 x 8GB.
  • GPU: ASUS ROG Strix 1080ti.
  • PSU: Corsair RM850x with Cablemod Pro cables.
  • 6 x Corsair LL120 RGB fans, 3 x Corsair ML120 fans.
  • Storage: m.2 960 EVO, 1 x 500GB 860 EVO, 1 x 1TB 860 EVO, 2 X 2GB Seagate Barracuda.
  • Case: Lian Li PC-O11-Dynamic Tempered Glass.

This is first and foremost a gaming PC with high overclock in mind, optimized for gaming and showcase PC. AMD Ryzen is still a great value option and in my opinion and makes a better workstation, NAS Rig and Capture Rig. With more cores for less AMD Ryzen is a great entry into a work station and productivity and does not require a higher clock speed and overall benefits more from more cores. However, this does not go for all application that for instance benefit the Intel integrated graphics however if you stack core per core AMD offers much greater value. For that instance I made my main gaming build with Intel and AMD is the productivity build.

You can find my other guides relates to the above here:
Ryzen 5 OC'ing the 1600X.
Ryzen 5 OC'ing the 1600.
Streaming and/or recording using OBS NDI Tutorial.


Getting started with the 8086k overclocking.

The usual checks, BIOS update, Windows update, driver updates and remove bird shit from the silicone(delid). For delidding and relidding, I used the Aqua-Computer Dr. Delid tool, the Der8auer Delid Die Mate 2 also works. If you do not want to delid you will run into higher temperatures and CPU throttling at lower voltages. The Z390 motherboards offer a more robust VRM over the Z370 motherboards but they also should work fine for the Intel i7 8086K and 8700K. In this case, I am using the Maximus Hero XI that has a nice Prediction display section on the left side it will give you a rough range of voltages and clock speeds for you to work with as well as a rating for your cooling solution, however, this is still guesswork on the ASUS motherboard side and is not featured on other brands like MSI and EVGA etc. Do take this with a grain of salt my initial overclock range was lower and I managed to get to 5.2Ghz stable and even boot into 5.3Ghz on my i7 8086K. Something else to consider is your clock with AVX loads, it will give a ballpark idea on what your voltage is for the overclock with AVX and without AVX loads.

ASUS Maximus Hero XI UEFI BIOS Prediction


BIOS Settings.

Time for some preparations and do some of the basic settings these are the Digi+ Power Control and Internal CPU Power Management settings. As usual, the settings naming convention might be different for other motherboard vendors like MSI but here an ASUS Maximus Hero XI was used. The most important part here will be the CPU Load-line Calibration you want to predict your Vdroop and ensuring you do not over or undershoot. In my case, I picked LLC 6 so I have a slight undershoot vs picking LLC 7 that would overshoot and generate a lot more heat. Again this will come down to the silicone lottery in each case and how much voltage you need for your overclock vs the Vdroop you have and the LLC you need to compensate for it.
For a more detailed rundown on LLC, VDroop and voltages for overclocking reference this article: https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/load-line_calibration.

Extreme Tweaker --> External Digi+ Power Control Settings.

  • CPU Load-line Calibration: to level 6 or 7, once achieving a stable overclock you could try to set Load Line Calibration 5 even.
  • CPU Current Capability: to 170% or the highest possible % on other motherboards.
  • CPU VRM Switching Frequency: set to Manual and set it to 500.
  • CPU Power Duty Control: set to Extreme.
  • CPU Power Phase Control: set to Extreme.
  • DRAM Current Capability and DRAM Switching Frequency settings are only needed when you want to overclock your RAM, for now, you leave that as is.

Boot Voltages is really only needed when you want to extreme overclock on LN2 etc. These settings do not apply for overclocking on Air or a Closed or Open Liquid Loop.

ASUS Maximus Hero XI External Digi+ Power Control

 Extreme Tweaker --> Internal CPU Power Management.

  • Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) Disabled.
  • Long Duration Package Power: Limit set to the maximum for the Maximus Hero XI that is 4095.
  • Package Power Time Window: set to the maximum for the Maximus Hero XI that is 127.
  • Short Duration Package Power Limit: set to the maximum for the Maximus Hero XI that is 4095.

ASUS Maximus Hero XI Internal CPU Power Management

Advanced --> CPU Configurations --> CPU - Power Management Control.

  • Boot performance mod: I've set this to Turbo Performance however this can be left as the default setting.
  • Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm): Should be Disabled due to previous settings changes but double check.
  • CPU C-states: Set to Disabled.

ASUS Maximus Hero XI CPU Power Management Control


Overclock Settings: CPU Core Ratio, voltages, Ringbus, and misc voltages.

First, an important to note about the core voltages also known as Vcore, there are different save voltages for different cooling solutions and whether you delidded your CPU. As mentioned above having a delidded CPU with liquid metal and a closed or open loop will have greater overclocking potential. While the actual voltages will not kill the CPU the current could kill your CPU thermal protection and other safeguards are in place but it is better to play it save so adhere to the Vcore guidelines listed below. Ignoring these could lead to faster chip degradation and instabilities as well as thermal throttling.

  • Save Voltages for light overclocking, 1.2 Vcore @ 4.8Ghz for the 8700K, 1.2 Vcore @ 4.9Ghz for the 8086K.
    This is good and save starting point even if you have a good chip lower voltages will help to keep temperatures lower, start here if you are air cooling.
  • Save Voltages for medium overclocking, 1.3 Vcore @ 4.9Ghz, 1.3Vcore @ 5.1Ghz for the 8086K.
    Most data for the 8700K and 8086K stipulates that these are good starting voltages when using open or closed loop cooling
  • Above 1.4Vcore @ any frequency you will run into thermal throttling, any overclock on the 8700K or 8086K should be below 1.4Vcore to prevent thermal throttling and maintain save operating thermals.

Again it will vary what your CPU will run on voltages wise however the general rule is that lower voltages are better and you will overclock higher if your chip reaches higher frequency on lower voltages. Now let's dive into applying those overclock settings, there are some settings that vary between motherboard types and vendors you should be able to double check on the internet for your motherboard. However, the ASUS series should have the same naming conventions and lower end motherboard might have fewer settings you can change.

Extreme Tweaker.

Starting from the top, set your memory XMP under Ai Overclock Tuner to XMP you can tinker with your RAM settings once you have confirmed your CPU overclock is stable.BCLK Frequency will affect your entire overclock, so any changes here will change the CPU core frequency, Ringbus frequency, and RAM frequency leave this alone for now. ASUS MultiCore Enhancement is for stock settings it does not affect manual overclocks so it should be Disabled.SVID Behaviour I left at a Typical Scenario however it does not affect your 8086k overclock or 8700 overclock since you will manually override these settings.CPU SVID Support should be Disabled since you are manually entering settings.

ASUS Maximus Hero XI Extreme Tweaker Part I 

ASUS Maximus Hero XI Extreme Tweaker Part II

The above settings are important so your actual overclock will not be affected in any way shape or form now it is time to dial in the final settings and test the overclock. First, the important setting is the AVX Instruction Core Ration Negative Offset, AVX is in simple terms an instruction set for your CPU that gives it a heavy workload that requires more voltage thus generates more heat and is usually found in productivity and not in gaming or day to day tasks. Therefor motherboard vendors added the option to offset your CPU frequency for AVX loads so that you may achieve greater overclocks for none AVX loads like gaming. Some synthetic benchmarks like Prime95 will use AVX loads so be aware of that. Below are some suggestions for you to test out but I simply start with AVX frequency for the 8086k of 5.0Ghz and 4.8Ghz for the 8700K.

  • AVX offset for normal to bad chips should be 2 or 3.
  • AVX offset for golden chips can be 1 or 0.

ASUS Maximus Hero XI Extreme Tweaker AVX

Next up is setting the CPU Core Ratio this setting will determine your CPU frequency in Ghz, so a setting of 50 will result in a 5.0Ghz frequency. For the Maximus Hero X and XI you have the option to either set the frequency per core or Sync All Cores . To achieve the best performance it is best to use Sync All Cores so select that and fill in desired starting frequency under 1-Core Ratio Limit, for the 8086K we will start at 50 to get a 5.0Ghz frequency overclock. The 8700K it is best to start at 49 to achieve a 4.9Ghz frequency overclock. The BIOS will set the same frequency for all the other cores later on you can revisit this and see if you, for instance, can apply a higher overclock on cores 1 through 3 and lower the overclock on cores 4 to 6.

ASUS Maximus Hero XI Extreme Tweaker CPU Core Ratio

Next up is the Ringbus of your CPU, basically is the internal CPU communication speed, cache, IGP, memory controller etc. Performance gains here are very small none the less any gain of performance is wanted. But it is wise to start with the stock Ring Bus speed of 43 as in 4.3Ghz and revisit this setting once you confirmed a stable core overclock. A 1:1 overclock is considered the best but I run mine at 4.8Ghz unofficial the best overlock are within 0.5Ghz or less over the CPU frequency. Another important setting here is CPU Core/Cache Current Limit Max set this to the maximum, for the Maximus Hero XI that is a 255.75 setting. And leave the Ring Down Bin setting to Auto. Also, ensure the Min. CPU Cache Ratio and Max. CPU Cache Ratio remains the same.

ASUS Maximus Hero XI Extreme Tweaker RingBus

The final step is setting the Vcore or CPU Core/Cache Voltage, this setting will apply to the CPU and the Ringbus in order to maintain a stable overclock. And you will revisit this section multiple times when your overclock passes or fails. For now, you can set the CPU Core/Cache Voltage to Manual Mode other modes are more finicky and manual mode while being less power efficient does offer greater overclock stability. Under - CPU Core Voltage Override fill in 1.3 this will apply a 1.3 voltage to your CPU for the 8086K this should be more than enough to reach 5.0Ghz and the 8700K should be able to reach 4.9Ghz. The CPU VCCIO Voltage and CPU System Agent Voltage should be initially left to Auto but should be changed later on to lower voltages and decrease thermal output but only once you established a stable overlock. You can opt to save your settings under Tool or proceed with hitting F10 to save your settings and reboot your PC. The first boot might power up and down this is your PC testing out your overclock settings but should boot into windows. If your PC fails to boot the overlock failed and you should either lower the voltage of the CPU Vore/Cache Voltage or lower the CPU frequency CPU Core Ratio.

ASUS Maximus Hero XI Extreme Tweaker Vcore


Stability Testing.

Now that you have booted into windows you should do some stability testing to ensure your overclock is stable I usually start out with Cinebench and do 3 runs to give me a good indication as well as ensuring the overlock does not generate more than 90C of heat preferable lower than that. If your initial Cinebench runs pass you can head back into the BIOS by holding Shift then click restart from the windows menu, then select Advanced Troubleshooting Tools, Advanced Options and select UEFI Firmware Settings or simply restart and keep pressing Del or F2 when booting up. Depending on a pass or fail you either lower or increase the CPU Core Ratio and boot back into windows and run Cinebench again to see if you fail or pass. Failing again you will need to lower the CPU Core Ratio until you are stable at the same CPU Core/Chache Voltage.

If you pass you should increase the CPU Core Ratio until the Cinebench runs fail and then increase the Vcore but not above 1.4 volt. Once you have established the max possible overlock you should do a final stability test using Prime95 using the Small FFT's setting and run that for at least 30 minutes without crashing or the program reporting errors. Very important as well is ensure with the final test to check your temperatures with a program like HWiNFO64 and make sure you do not go beyond 90C or thermal throttle altogether. When doing so make sure you either have a fan curve that will run at 100% with temperatures above 75C or set your fans manually to run at max RPM.

Once you completed those test you can consider your overclock stable you can now opt to adjust the Ringbus speed and lower the CPU VCCIO Voltage and the CPU System Agent Voltage and repeat the stability testing with starting with Cinebench runs then confirming stability with Prime95 while keeping an eye on temperatures in HWiNFO64. And remember to give the Load Line Calibration a shot at setting 5.


8086k Vcore Curve.

For the purpose of helping out some other overclockers, I went back into the Bios and did some testing with various clock speeds to show the vcore curve for my 8086k. Here are my results yours may vary due to the silicone lottery.

8086k @ 5.0Ghz

  • 50 Core Ration.
  • Vcore @ 1.230
  • AVX -1
  • LLC 6
  • Ringbus @ 47
  • Validation with P95 Small FFT's and Custom 8K FFT's.

8086K @ 5.1Ghz.

  • 51 Core Ration.
  • Vcore @ 1.295
  • AVX -1
  • LLC 6
  • Ringbus @ 47
  • Validation with P95 Small FFT's and Custom 8K FFT's.

8086K @ 5.2Ghz.

  • 52 Core Ration.
  • Vcore @ 1.380
  • AVX -1
  • LLC 6
  • Ringbus @ 47
  • Validation with P95 Small FFT's and Custom 8K FFT's.

8086K @ 5.3Ghz.

  • 53 Core Ration.
  • Vcore @ 1.425
  • AVX -2
  • LLC 7
  • Ringbus @ 47
  • Validation with P95 Custom 8K FFT's Only.

Now you should have a firm grasp on how to overclock an 8086k or 8700K on a Z390 motherboard. The numbers used in the pictures are for my end use case and might vary with you. Cinebench runs scores should be around the 1700 mark. Slight instabilities can also be spotted when Cinebench hangs for a second or more. Increasing the CPU Core/Cache Ration by 0.005 can even fix that. Remember to share my guide if you find it useful.

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SEO in 2019, updated tip & tricks.

Google has updated it's SEO rules and scoring mechanics and sites will also be subjected to manual review by actual people. This means that the "old" SEO game of tricking the system will be harder or even useless. That said if you practiced good SEO before not much will change for you since you never tried to trick the system, to begin with. A 200-page manual was released/leaked with instructions from Google to the reviewers on how to proceed/rate websites from now on. With the vast amount of websites out there, it will take some time before you will be reviewed but manual reviews are here to stay and will most certainly weed out the bad SEO practices of the past. This will be a short and sweet article going over the basics and some end-user examples from me the author.


What is SEO?

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization it basically is about how a human will try to make a site in terms of the actual coding so that a machine/algorithms/AI can understand so it may be ranked and listed in a search engine. Various factors will set your ranking XYZ, trying to cheat the system will be penalized as well as being harmful to web users, helpful content, as well as content from reputable people, will be ranked higher.


Content is King.

Google and any other search engine for that matter provide one service and one service only that is to provide a list of results from a web user query. so it is in a search engine best interest to answer any query the best possible way. To do so search engines as Google will use programs/algorithms to visit a site and see how it may be listed on their site. For the 2019 update, Google now tries to determine the user reputation as a writer on the content he/she provides. You do not per se have to hold for instance a Ph.D. in a field but it would help if you do and Google can find that on the web. What also counts is experience Google tries to determine that by finding out more articles of a subject matter you have written about or that you collaborated on with others. It is not just written content it can also be images and videos or even podcasts. Another factor will be back-links to your site or a specific article as well as the authority of those links, the big change this time around is the authority of the link(s) so it is wise to ensure if you want to work on backlinks that those come from good sites in an organic way, so no paid linking as well as advertisement. In short, go for quality over quantity when you try to generate/create backlinks. The next change is the user experience, how easy is to access the information and how do you provide useful content to the web. A fast responsive website that is not cluttered with advertisement and has a proper markup in terms of coding as well as the markup of the text so the end user can read without distractions and does not leave your site and goes elsewhere. A higher bounce rate is a good indication that a user found what he/she is looking for. And finally in somewhat ties into backlinks what do other random web users think of your site and the content it provides. Reviews or links as a source are a great way to determine that factor.


Content Delivery Network.

A CDN or content delivery network is a great way to gain access to more people all over the world by having your website caches in a cloud-like network. This means that the main server you work on and hosts your site is located near you, your content will be served to web users by a local server decreasing load times and increasing responsiveness. Google as others also considers load times and optimization a factor when ranking your site so even though you have basic hosting a CDN will help with those factors by speeding up that process since they always use high-end servers and internet connections.

SSL and HTTPS.

Another important change is the enforcement of the https protocol for all websites, not just websites that have online transactions. So your entire website has to be using the https://your content, to increase its ranking. This will prevent the spreading of malware and make the web a safer place. This also ties into the end user experience. You can either get an SSL certificate to start using the https:// protocol from your hosting provider or from your CDN network.


What does it mean in practice?

Let's take my website hisevilness.com and this article as an example, it is a personal webpage of a person who writes about technology as a hobby and the YMYL would be my work in the Defense industry. And the website content is a whole spectrum of subject matter and not a single subject. I do not buy links nor do a advertise on the web all my work is organic and spreads by word to mouth.

Reputation.

My reason to write this article is simply that I also do overclocking of pc hardware which can also be found on the website and SEO is like overclocking your website and I like to share this on my website. In order to establish this, an algorithm or reviewer will look at my social media platforms, steam profile and other content regarding the subject matter on this website. So if you want to establish a reputation link to your social media profiles, profiles like steam etc. This will reflect who you are a person, in the case of a business you will have separate profiles so you should link and backlink from those to your website. Try to find older examples of any of your activities or business activities mention and link to those. Share your links on social media like tweet out if you finish an article so people can find it that way. Put your work on Pinterest but ensure you do not have a small sample size of backlinks but a wide variety of relevant backlinks to your site. By relevant is that I get backlinks from overclocking sites to my articles and not from a car sale shop. A secondary source is my online gaming adventures there a logo's, screenshots of scores etc showing that I also spend a considerable amount of time working with hardware and using that hardware. The YMYL would be my work while most of this would not even be on the internet and is even classified it does have mentions in video's like a Peshmarga T-55 tank bouncing of an ATGM(Anti-Tank-Guided-Missile)of the front armor by angling its armor just before impact resulting in a non-lethal impact and the survival of the T-55 tank crew. Google algorithms and reviewers can find these all on YouTube another Google platform. So ensure if you have YMYL content Google can find this by having an online profile that reflects that. While most people will have a much easier time getting their YMYL by getting reviews I, unfortunately, can not due to the nature of my work.

Content Markup.

The end user experience is important and is made easier by providing content that has a good markup in terms of the coding and in terms of the markup of the actual text. The way your code is presented to Google is important do not clutter your website with crap. Here is a snapshot of my website by GTmetrix.com: https://gtmetrix.com/reports/www.hisevilness.com/NwgNb4Cs My PageSpeed score(Google) is 96% and 83% for Yslow(Yahoo). Run the GTmetrix tool on your own website and see where you can make improvements these will cover both the coding and the content. Just to highlight on major scoring aspect is the image size in size as well as dimension make sure you serve images that fit your page and that they are not resource intensive in terms of size(kb/mb). An easy way to optimize your images is by using https://tinypng.com/ and re-upload images that were too big in size to a smaller size also speeding up the user experience in the process.  Text markup it is important to remember not to spam caps or use H1 headers, use H1 header once to lead in the article then use H2 headers to lead in paragraphs and subparagraphs with H3 headers.

Content Delivery Network.

Make sure you can deliver your content around the globe from local servers without too much hassle and a CDN can be free or paid. I am used www.Cloudflare.com as my go to CDN. A CDN will also make is faster for Google to load and search your content. As mentioned above the scoring of GTmetrix thus Google shows minifying CSS/JavaScript/HTML a CDN service provider can do that for you with the click of a button. My SSL certificate is also from my CDN so my entire website is using the https:// protocol. As well as using basic GoDaddy hosting that is a shared solution the CDN has greatly increased loading speeds on PC and mobile devices.


Final thoughts. 

These are just some of the changes but by far the biggest and will have the most impact on how the web user will be able to find your content for the most part on Google. It is still wise to submit your website to Bing and Yandex so may be found by a wider audience. For a more in-depth analysis in the form of a webinar, I would refer to this YT video below as well as Google PDF distributed to the reviewers linked below. And for an in-depth SEO article, I previously have written surrounding the Joomla CMS found here: https://www.hisevilness.com/articles/technology/seo-tips-tricks-for-joomla-cms.html 

Google Manual User Review Guide PDF: https://www.hisevilness.com/images/PDF_Files/searchqualityevaluatorguidelines.pdf

- Paul "HisEvilness" Ripmeester.

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Samsung A3/A5/A7 2017 Root & Oreo OS upgrade Tutorial.

Found a great way of turning my Samsung A5 2017 into an A8 2018 in terms of the OS through a ported OS, as well as having root access. I found current guides somewhat confusing so I decided to write my own guide to root and install the OS. But before we start this can brick your device so make sure you make back up of all your files, contact list and data on a micro SD card and then back up those to your PC for redundancy. Again do this at your own peril however in a worst-case scenario you have to install a stock ROM and start over, something I will cover in the last part of this guide. Also, an important note bank apps tend to NOT like rooted phones, for this reason, I would advise against rooting and installing a custom OS or simply get a 2nd phone just for banking apps I am using a Samsung A3 2017 for banking apps that I left untouched and unrooted. This tutorial also works for the Samsung A3 2017 and the Samsung A7 2017 version but in this case, I am using a Samsung A5 2017 to write this tutorial.


Preparations:

The hardware side and enabling developer mode.

  • A Samsung A3/A5/A7 2017 Phone.
  • Micro SD Card of a capacity of 3GB or more.
  • Developer Mode Enabled(How to below).
  • Samsung USB Cable & any PC or Laptop.

The enable developer mode procedure:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Scroll down to "About Phone".
  • Software Information.
  • Look for the infobox "Build number".
  • Tap this 7 times, after 3 times you will get a notification "you are x tabs away etc"
  • Head back to "Settings".
  • Scroll Down.
  • Select "Developer options".
  • Enable: "OEM unlock".
  • Enable: "USB debugging".

And you are done preparing to root and install a new OS to your Samsung A3/A5/A7 2017 phone. The next steps will be downloading the right software versions and utilities to root and install the Android Orea 8.0 OS. Below I will list and link all the files you need including a link to a zip file stored on my site to download all the files but for those security nuts out there I will provide a link per download so you can verify the content of each individual zip file.

Download the following files:


Now extract the Odin3 zip file on your desktop or desired folder and place the TWRP zip file in there as well, place the RMM-State Bypass Mesa v2, Magisk v18.x and HadesRom Oreo Stock v6.0 on your micro-SD card.

  • Power off your phone.
  • Hold the following buttons: Home button + Power button + Volume DOWN button, this will load you into a green screen with "downloading".
  • Start Odin3.
  • untick the Auto Reboot.
  • Under AP select the TWRP zip file you placed in your Odin3 folder.
  • Click Start.
  • Wait for the Odin3 program to say Pass, big green box that says Pass right below the Odin3 program header.
  • Hold the following buttons: Power button + Volume DOWN button to power down your device.
  • Hold the following buttons: Power button + Volume UP + Home button and release on the Samsung screen to enter TWRP.
  • Swipe to unlock or simply select Wipe.
  • Tap: "Advanced Wipe" and select: Dalvik Cache, Cache, Data, System.
  • Select wipe again and tap the: Format Data(this step is only needed when coming from the stock ROM"
  • Tap the "Select Storage" button and select your micro-SD card.
  • Select the RMM-State_Bypass_Mesa_v2.zip.
  • Now swipe the "Swipe to confirm Flash"
  • Select and tap Reboot and select "Recovery".

Next step in TWRP is to root your device using Magisk v18.x or newer. And allows for root access on your phone.

  • Since you rebooted into TWRP in the last portion of this guide select Install.
  • Select the Magisk zip file.
  • Swipe the "Swipe to confirm Flash"
  • Select Reboot and select Recover.

So now your device is rooted it is time to install the custom Hades ROM you can also opt to just keep your device as is and not continue with the next step of installing a custom ROM.

  • Last step you booted back into TWRP.
  • Select Install.
  • Tap "Select Storage" and select your micro-SD card.
  • Select the "hadesRom_Oreo_Stock_v6.0"
  • And now swipe the"Swipe to confirm Flash"
  • This will install the custom ROM.
  • Now select Reboot and tap "System"

This should now boot into your new Oreo 8.0 OS and will prompt you to do the setup as usual. If you followed this guide to the letter anyway below I will go over the steps when you hard or soft brick your device. When you do or corrupt any files by unplugging or stopping any flashing in the above-mentioned steps you will need to install the stock ROM and start all over. The main reason why everyone says make backups, while I never had any problems this is just a cover all the basics guide.

First of all, you will need to find a stock ROM of your phone, may it be the Samsung A3/A5/A7 2017 from the correct country and provider. Sites might require you to register and the download speeds might be somewhat slow of premium membership.

After obtaining the correct or generic stock ROM you will need to unzip the files in a folder on your hard drive can van easily find them. Next step is to open Odin3 and connect your phone via the USB cable. If your phone does not even shut down or does not respond simply let the battery drain.

  • Power off your phone.
  • Hold the following buttons: Home button + Power button + Volume DOWN button, this will load you into a green screen with "downloading".
  • Select the BL file, files you unzipped starting with BL_ in Odin3.
  • Select the AP file, files you unzipped starting with AP_ in Odin3.
  • Select the C P file, files you unzipped starting with CP_ Odin3.
  • Select the CDC file, files you unzipped starting with CSC_ Odin3.
  • Ensure that only F.Reset Time and Auto Reboot are ticked.
  • Select Start.
  • Wait for the big green box with Pass it will then reboot into your stock OS.

This will recover any damage, unroot/unbrick and unfck your Samsung Phone. And you can opt to redo the steps above or call it a day. In any case, I hope you enjoy this tutorial and the endless possibilities an unrooted phone gives you.

 - Paul "HisEvilness" Ripmeester

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I am writing this article because I could not find much in terms of troubleshooting the new ASUS ROG AIO, this covers the ROG Ryujin
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