LG 27GL850-B Gaming Monitor Unboxing & Gaming Settings

Hi Guys Matt from123myit here, in this video I will show you how to an unboxing and first look at the LG UltraGear Gaming Monitor.

The Specs -LG 27GL850-B Gaming

The LG 27GL850-B is a 27-inch 1440p QHD Gaming monitor with a 1 ms response time. It has a refresh rate of 144Hz and its also Gsync and Free sync compatible by using Adaptive Sync. The 27GL850-B is a great buy at the moment retails for around $350 usd and $550 Aussie at the time of this video. If you are interested, I will put a link in the description below.

Other features include black stabilizer and HDR10 support. Let’s take a look what you get inside the box.

Inside the box

First up inside the box you have the base of the monitor stand. It has a black plastic cover with red highlights. Inside the LG UltraGear black box, you get a power plug. So, an Australian New Zealand power plug, but if you are in the US, you would get a US power plug. The power supply is not built into the monitor, and it comes as a separate power brick much like you see with laptop designs. I tested the power draw with HDR Effect turned on which is a bright setting, and the monitor uses about 26 watts of power. When I changed it to Reader it used 13 watts.

Power usage

The worst part when the monitor was turned off totally it still was using 1 to 2 watts while not in use.

Next in the box you have a little cable tidy, Display Port, USB 3.0 and HDMI cable. Also, in the box you have a driver CD, quick start guides and warranty information.

Next up is the arm that connects to the monitor to the base. Taking the monitor out of the box it’s an IPS display so blacks should look darker and colours will be brighter than a TN display. On the back you will see two HDMI and USB down ports. Along with one display and USB up ports. And if you have a VESA stand you can also attach your own.

The Stand

While the stand is solid there is some wobble, but it’s not a deal breaker. You can adjust the height and swivel as well as put it in portrait mode. Here it is beside the Aorus KD25F, which is a TN panel. Can you make out the deeper blacks and brighter colours?

Remembering that its a Nano IPS panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and 350 nits of brightness.

FreeSync and G Sync

To start the OSD there is a little joystick under the logo. The thing I really like about this is it tells you the refresh rate straight away. Sweet so its running at 144Hz and you can see Adaptive Sync is on. In Game Mode it has some modes already to go which is nice. For best results in games, I set this to FPS with and went into the Game Adjust menu and turned Adaptive Sync off. The reason for this is when Adaptive Sync is turned on the Frame Rate in PUBG dropped making it terrible to play.

Adaptive Sync

If you can’t get Adaptive Sync to turn off, go into the NVidia control panel and take the tick out of Enable G-Sync. I am assuming it will be the same thing for AMD graphics cards. Once you have that turned off, go down to Response Time and make sure it is set to fast not faster. This is because the Faster setting only works with allot of errors and it looks bloody terrible.

Try it an test a game. Don’t take my word for it try it yourself. Next up to add a cross hair, go down to the Cross Hair menu and select the cross hair you want to use. I always go for the red one works best for me. Alright go in and check your display settings and make sure your 27GL850 is set to 144Hz.

On the Back

On the back the monitor has a USB hub which I really like as it allows you to plug in extra devices for your desktop. I use a desktop mic so when I turn my monitor off it also turns the mic off which is handy.

Testing how well games play

Alright let’s fire up PUBG and do some testing. So, with Adaptive Sync turned on I was getting around 71 to 74 frames per second. And with it turned off the frames improved all the way up to 110 frames per second. So, you can see why some BenQ monitors don’t even include Gsync FreeSync as it might not always be suitable.

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Dont Use Nicehash Optimized Settings

Dont Use Nicehash Optimized Settings

Guys Matt from 123myit here. If you are mining Nicehash on a RTX 20 series or RTX 30 series or any other NVidia card. Then in this video, we are going to show you why it’s important not to use the Nicehash optimize option for your Nicehash mining.

First of all guys sorry for the blurry screen. I cant screen capture as it will affect the performance of the mining. The card that I will be using is the Gigabyte RTX 3060. If you want a link to that I will put the links in the description below. So what we will do first is run the card without any optimisation. Then I will run the card with Nicehash Optimisation. Then run the card with Manual Optimisation with afterburner and we will see which offers the best return on investment.

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Ok so here is the reading with no optimisation. And the reading from the wall socket is 178 to about 180 watts. So running the card without any optimisation gives a hash rate of 37 and overall power usage is around 180 watts.

Alright let’s set the Nicehash optimisation to high and see what it gives us. The overclock has set the card core clock to 1560 and memory to 1200. I will just minimised the browser and give it a second to pull up the top score.

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Nicehash Optimisation

Cool so the Nicehash High setting has done a good job at optimising the card with a higher hash rate of 47.9 and over all power usage of 144. Let’s see what medium settings does. The medium setting sets the core clock to 1500 and the Memory clock to 1000. The Nicehash medium optimisation finished with a hash rate of 46.8 and an overall power score of 138 watts. So again dropping the power consumption, but also dropping some of the hash rate.

Ok the last setting it the Lite optimisation and this sets the cards core clock to 1440 and memory to 700. After the card settled, it was punching out 45 mh with a power outlet score of 133 watts. So again, a decrease in both power and Hash rate as expected.  Alright let’s try a manual over clock using the afterburner software. I am going to do a quick restart and make sure that you turn the optimisation off in Nicehash as well before you do manual optimisation.

Using the AfterBurner Software – Dont use Nicehash

Ok starting up the afterburner software. You can see the power limit starts at 100. This is what you will mostly change to reduce the power that the card will use. I already have a clock set so I will apply those settings and you can see power limit and other settings change.

If you are not, sure what afterburner settings to use for your graphics card then look up this Nicehash page called NVidia AMD OC settings for mining. Moreover, it gives you a good starting point. So if you look here. It tells you all the types of graphics cards and I just used the numbers from here for my card the RTX 3060. No you can try any settings for your card you want. But this is a good starting point.

Ok so the card hash rate has settled on 47.55 with overall power consumption of 137 watts. Therefore, the manual overclock is pulling a similar hash rate to the Nicehash high setting but using 7 watts less. In addition, well you might say it’s such a small amount who cares right? But if you times this small amount by 24 hours a day 7 days a week and you have more than one card. This little amount will be allot. Guys don’t forget to check out my other videos such as create & download Windows 11 for Mac. And do me a favour if you know anyone who might need this video please share it will them, hit the subscribe button and smash the bell icon.

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Create Windows 11 USB & Download Windows 11 for Mac

Hi Guys Matt from 123myit. In this video, I will show you how to download Windows 11 and setup a USB installer drive. Let get started.

Download Microsoft Windows 11

Head over to the Microsoft downloads website I will put a link here. This is where were will download the Windows 11 file for Mac and setup a USB installer drive.

If you are on a Mac, scroll down to where it says Download Windows 11 Disk Image ISO. Click select download, click Windows 11, and then click download. Go down to language and choose your language. In my case, English International is the right one for me. Click confirm and then click on 64-Bit Download. Then you are good to go. You can use that to install Windows 11 on a Mac and if you want to see my video on how to do this, I will put a link in the top of the video now.

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Create Windows 11 Install Media

To create and Installer drive, go back up to Create Windows 11 Install media and click download now. You will only be able to do this on a Windows PC. Click open to Run the Media creation tool. And then Accept the Terms and agreements. You will see a checkbox to use the recommended options. If you want to change the language from English then remove the tick and select your language.  Click next and we want to select USB flash drive.

Add your USB to the USB slot on your computer and make sure you back up the files as the next step will format the USB drive and wipe any data on the USB. Be careful here to select the right drive and you might accidently wipe the wrong drive. Always do a backup first. I check that my USB drive is the E drive and I then I go back and select the E USB drive and click next.

Downloaded!

Cool you have started downloading Windows 11. This will take some time depending on how fast your internet is. So grab yourself a coffer or guys if you can do me a favour and hit the link button so it bumps this video up as a legit video. Thanks very much!

Awesome so it has downloaded Windows 11 and now it is creating the USB installer drive. How easy is that? Click finish and they go down and check that the USB drive now has the Windows 11 install files on it.

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Clean Install Windows 11

Hi Guys Matt from 123myit. In this video, I will show you how to do a Clean Install of Windows 11. Guys on an earlier video I showed you how to create a Windows 11 Bootable USB drive and in this video we will use that USB to do a clean install of Windows 11. I will put a link in to top of the video now.

Using the USB to do a clean install Windows 11

Grab your Bootable Windows 11 USB and plug it into your computer that you want to install Windows 11 on. Go ahead and restart your computer and when your computer is restarting tap the key that will put you into the boot menu. On my HP computer, the key is F9. However, it might be different depending on what brand of computer you have. If you are not sure, try Googling boot key and the brand of computer.

Install Windows 11

Cool, so the boot menu will come up now and I will go ahead and select the USB I made which was the SanDisk Ultra. Great you made it this far select the country you are in. I am in Australia so I will select Australia. Nevertheless, if you are in the US just hit next. In addition, hit install now.

Upgrade or Clean Install?

Just accept the terms and click next. All right, you can do an upgrade, which will keep all the files and applications on your computer.  However, this video is a clean install of Windows 11 so we will select Custom. This next step will wipe data on your computer so make sure you do a backup first.

Go ahead, delete all the partitions, and click next. Cool, your USB is now doing a clean install of Windows 11 on your computer. This make take some time depending on your computer speed. So take a break make a cup of coffee or hit subscribe on my channel and leave a thumbs up so that people know this is a legit video.

Awesome if you made it this far you have done a clean install of Windows 11 from the USB installer drive. Now all you need to do is go through the setup prompts and you are done.

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How to Create a Windows 11 Bootable USB

Hi Guys Matt from 123myit. In this video, I will show you how to create a Windows 11 bootable USB. Creating a Bootable Windows 11 USB will allow you to install Windows 11 on multiple computers. You will need a USB flash drive that is at least 8GB in size and you will need a copy of Windows 11. To download a copy of Windows 11 you can check out the how to download Windows 11 video I did earlier and I will put a link in the top of the video now.

Download Windows 11 – Windows 11 bootable usb

Once you have followed my other video and downloaded the Windows 11 iso file. Plug in your USB drive to your computer and double click the Windows 11 iso file. We will be formatting the USB so make sure you backup any files on the USB as this process will wipe any files on the USB.

Windows 11 bootable usb

Open up Disk Management by right clicking the Start button or in the search field type “partitions” and click the top result. The Disk Management screen should pop up. Find you USB drive in this case I know my USB drive was around 60 GB in size so this 57 GB drive is the correct one. Just make sure you have the correct drive because this next step will delete data on the USB.

Deleting Partitions – Windows 11 bootable usb

Delete all partitions on your removable USB drive by right clicking on each and selecting “Delete Volume.

Cool, once you have done that right click again and create New Simple Volume. Click next and type 1000 in the Simple volume field. Click next and next again. Then set your file System to FAT32 and rename your Volume label as BootPart. Then click next and finish. IF done right the drive will pop up in Windows. Do the same steps again, but in the Volume label type DATAPART. Click next and then finish.

DATAPART

The DATAPART window will also popup just close it.

Double click on the Windows 11 ISO file and Copy all the files and folders, except the “sources” folder, from the Windows 11 ISO to the FAT32 BootPart partition on the USB drive.

To do this select all your files then hold down CTRL and click on the sources folder. This will exclude the folder from the copy. Once you have done that just drag the files across to the BOOTPART partition on the USB.

Once they are, all copied go ahead and create a new empty sources folder. Make sure it is the same name as the source folder you did not copy across.

Sources Folder

Next, go into the sources folder and find a file called boot.wim and copy to the new sources folder on the USB drive. Cool, now go to the Disk Part partition on the USB and copy the all the files from the Windows 11 ISO to the DISKPART partition.

Awesome, once the files have copied across you have finished creating a Windows 11 bootable USB. You can now use this USB to install Windows 11 on any computer. In my next video, I will show you how to use this USB to do a clean install of Windows 11.

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Fix The PC must Support TPM 2.0 Error HP

Hi Guys Matt from 123myit. In this video, we will show you how to enable TPM PTT on your HP computer. Guys if you are trying to install Windows 11 and you are getting the error The PC must support TPM 2.0 then this video will help. TPM stands for Trusted Platform Module and it can prevent malicious attacks on your hardware. And is required to be turned on to run Windows 11. TPM 2.0 Error HP can be annoying. Lets fix it.

TPM 2.0 Error HP

Find the TPM setting – TPM 2.0 Error HP

Go ahead and restart your computer and you need to log into your computer bios. To do this when your computer starts up you need tap the delete button on your keyboard. For my Asus motherboard the button is Delete, however if can be different on different motherboard. If its HP it could be F10. Other models it could be Esc, F1 or F2 keys.

Bios Settings

Once you are logged into, your Bios go to the Security and down to TPM embedded security. On the TPM device in the drop down change it from Hidden to Available.  Press  F10 to save. The computer will restart and then it might ask you to press F1 to accept the change. Press F1 and that is that all you need to do. To fix the TPM 2.0 Error HP.

Awesome, this time when you go to install Windows 11, you should get past that error and get the ready to install screen.

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Fix The PC must Support TPM 2.0 Error ASUS

Hi Guys Matt from 123myit. In this video, we will show you how to fix the TPM 2.0 Error ASUS on your Asus motherboard. Guys if you are trying to install Windows 11 and you are getting the error The PC must support TPM 2.0 then this video will help. TPM stands for Trusted Platform Module and it can prevent malicious attacks on your hardware. And is required to be turned on to run Windows 11.

Heres where you can find the setting on Asus motherboard – tpm 2.0 error gigabyte

TPM 2.0 Error ASUS

Go ahead and restart your computer and you need to log into your computer bios. To do this when your computer starts up you need tap the delete button on your keyboard. For my Asus motherboard the button is Delete, however if can be different on different motherboard. If its HP it could be F10. Other models it could be Esc, F1 or F2 keys.

Once you are logged into your Bios go to the advanced mode down the bottom, you can also press F7. Then click on the Advances Tab up the top and click to highlight the TPM Device Selection menu. Change the discreet TPM to Firmware TPM, click ok. Then go to the Exit Tab and click Save Changed & Reset. That is that all you need to do.

Awesome, this time when you go to install Windows 11, you should get past that error and get the ready to install screen.

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Fix The PC must Support TPM 2.0 Error Gigabyte

Hi Guys Matt from 123myit. In this video, we will show you how to enable TPM PTT on your Gigabyte motherboard. Guys if you are trying to install Windows 11 and you are getting the error The PC must support TPM 2.0 then this video will help. TPM stands for Trusted Platform Module and it can prevent malicious attacks on your hardware. And is required to be turned on to run Windows 11.

Heres the error to look out for – tpm 2.0 error gigabyte

tpm 2.0 error gigabyte

Go ahead and restart your computer and you need to log into your computer bios. To do this when your computer starts up you need tap the delete button on your keyboard. For my Gigabyte motherboard the button is Delete, however if can be different on different motherboard. If its HP it could be F10. Other models it could be Esc, F1 or F2 keys.

Once you are logged into your Bios go to the Peripherals tab up the top. Then to Intel Platform Trust Technology PTT. And then set it to Enabled. That is that all you need to just make sure you save it by going to Save & Exit. tpm 2.0 error gigabyte.

Awesome, this time when you go to install Windows 11, you should get past that error and get the ready to install screen.

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