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G33k 4 L1F3

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About G33k 4 L1F3

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    Officially identify as a human being
  • Birthday 1998-08-27

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  • Location
    The Commonwealth killing mutants.
  • Interests
    Being a dad.
  • Biography
    I am an IT technician for a small MSP. Working with all 7 layers of the OSI model on a daily basis, while still picking up the phone if someone can't login. Experience with Unifi Systems, Windows server 2008, 2012, and 2016; Windows 7,8(ew), 9, and 10; Jive phone systems, Office 365, Cisco Meraki, and other misc skills that come with being a single Technician for over a dozen clients. Currently struggling work:life balance, which leaves my interests something to be desired.
  • Occupation
    IT (I wear alot of hats.)


  • CPU
    Intel i7-4790K Quad-Core Processor w/ HyperThreading @ 4.9Ghz
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97-G45 Gaming Motherboard
  • RAM
    G.SKILL Sniper 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
  • GPU
    MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card
  • Case
  • Storage
    Seagate Barracuda 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
  • PSU
    Corsair CX600
  • Display(s)
    Vizio 21' ultra slim 60hz tv, proview 1440p 60hz monitor
  • Cooling
    H100i GTX
  • Mouse
    MadCatz MMO7 Black
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1

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  1. @Justasking This smells like a power issue. Could be as simple as a loose connection. First thing you can do is pitch the CD drive lol. jk, but follow what @Levent said with removing all but what is absolutely necassary to start. this wayt we can eliminate variables to what may be preventing the system from starting.
  2. Just because it shows power, doesn't means something cannot be broken. If you remove the gpu again, does it post?
  3. Its...a computer. Dudes got some serious addictions for flipping out over something that can easily be replaced. lol
  4. @Xaniene Unless there is the ability to try other hardware, it sounds to me like something went bad. It happens. Try to stay calm when you explain it to the client. They don't know computers like you do, and when I handle a berating client, I inform them about alternatives and understanding that I am there to help them to the end. I would definitely ask them when the PC was purchased and let them know you would contact ibuypowerpc to make things right. I'm sure you will get to the bottom of this, but without testing with spare hardware, seems the only explanation is that it is a hardware malfunction. I wish I could be more helpful.
  5. @Fuzzleworth1 100% Agreed. I know from working with PC hardware for 8 years that I constantly assume the worst, when in reality it is always the simple things that cause the most stress haha.
  6. Do yourself a solid, and be aware of what ramps up when you enter a game. some investigative work will go a long way. The three most common fans to be super loud is the PSU, GPU and CPU fans. My money goes on either the PSU or the CPU. and considering you use a Hyper 212 Evo on a K series CPU, Id make the assumption you are doing a minor OC. OCing will cause heat which in turn causes noise. If not ,Im still willing to bet if the pc isn't on carpet, then the CPU is to blame. That is you haven't been altering fan speeds within BIOS, which is also a possibility. As far as investigating, take a moment to look at your PC when you enter a game, if you feel comfortable, while the side panel is off. you will be able to tell straight away what fan is causing the problem. you can even reduce the variables by unpluging all case fans temporarily to eliminate confusion. it won't harm the PC by any means. @balanceballs
  7. I admit I quickly read and reread trying to piece everything together on this issue. I would try and keep it simple. and try not to sweat so much about this. Hell, use me as a reference and I would be happy to calm your clients down. If it all started when you took it apart. I would begin with the basics. Remove all but one stick of RAM, remove graphics card, replug into onboard, and remove the CMOS battery. One extra step you need to do with clearing the BIOS is there is a jumper known as the CLRTC. here is a pic on where it is on that motherboard below. after following the below image steps, you should see something. If not, your looking at a bad motherboard or similar hardware failure. That is to say we cross our T's and dot our i's and make sure the input is selected correctly on the monitor. If you do see something, begin slowly re introducing hardware onto the motherboard. each time you insert a ram stick, reboot. when you get the the graphics card, ensure that all power cables are inserted for the GPU. Also ensure you specify the BIOS option for dedicated graphics. Hope this helps somewhat.
  8. Ah, I regretably brain farted... with no display, why would you my bad @Xaniene Have you tried removing the graphics card, and rerunning off the onboard? p.s. Don't loan anyone a personal PC. I am a technician by trade, and have an entire stack of PC's that I loan to clients before a replacement is purchased. If it's new enough, maybe thiers is under warranty. Just remind them that the original issue had to do with graphics to begin with. Just like cars, as soon as you start tearing things apart to fix one probblem, many more can start to surface until soon enough it feels like youve just replaced the whole damn car
  9. Go into bios and check that the option is set to either automatically detect the output of video, or to select only dedicated graphics. *edit* whats stopping you from getting into bios? Also, inform the client that technology has a wierd way of throwing a cog into anyones wonderful stress free life.
  10. The 1080 should not have any issues like this. GPU health is based on the loss of performance and/or artifacting. The Fx 8150 was released way back in October 2011. All signs point to bottlenecking. Plus your on AM3. its about time you considered upgrading to AM4. I would personally just skip am3+ altogether considering you have a 1080.
  11. Not really, but I recocommend following a how to as it will require some additional understanding of whats going on. Here is a guide on overclok3d: https://www.overclock3d.net/news/memory/how_to_manually_set_up_your_ram_speed_timings_and_voltage/1 and another good read right here on linustechtips forums:
  12. Is it only league of legends? Have you made the correct port forwarding rules for QOS of LOL? @Wufflez I agree.
  13. Have you ensured the latest BIOS version is flashed on the Motherboard? https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z370P-D3-rev-10#support-dl-bios @a10r7xx
  14. Holy moly that build has us going back in time. What was the reasoning behind buying this computer vs. Just buying the parts for a budget computer? support will be limited on an older PC like this. and just removing the CMOS will not do anything. the BIOS settings are saved to a firmware chip on the motherboard, and will need to be cleared via the jumper settings. @Jarno04607 *edit* To add, if this doesn't work, and the onboard is broken, ,then it sounds to me that this was unfortunately an unsound investment. He may need to consider scrapping the build and starting new.
  15. Ahh... The infamous BBZZZZZZZRRRRRRZZZZRRRRBBBB. I used to have this happen on my old laptop when I used to play Garrys mod. Those were them good ole days. Turned out that when playing, the Harddrive was on it's way out. after upgrading to SS, all my troubles went away. That is as long as I kept things cool. What is your storage solution looking like? let us know what models you have. @Flyguy345