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Everything posted by alanp1995

  1. I checked around for used cards, of course the 1660 super stood out, but I've since decided to go for a 1060 which I picked up for less than $150. The 1660 super retails for minimum $240 with prices up to $375 in my country. I checked the voltages and everything seems perfect PSU wise.
  2. So it wasn't the power supply that was the problem. The issue still persists. Managed to sell my current PSU so I will keep the new one anyway. Looking at buying an RX 580 8GB now to replace the 980ti.
  3. Oh I've had the PSU for almost 3 years now. The 980 Ti I've had for 2 months. So according to that review, I'm lucky to have gotten so much use out of this. Also, when gaming I had a custom fan curve for the 980 Ti to keep the temps down, I can't recall whether or not I had it overvolted too (without any changes made to core and mem clocks). Either way, it seems I'll just order myself a PSU. Will report back if it helps anything.
  4. Yeah I understand, a power surge would be the last thing I want. I was thinking of getting the Corsair TX550M 80+ Gold PSU, it seems to be the way to go when it comes to sub €100 choices. It's weird how within a matter of hours, the PSU just degraded like that after using it perfectly fine for over 2 months with the 980Ti.
  5. Just ran Prime95 for 15 minutes. Ran into no problems and CPU temps were great. The 12V results averaged around 11.808V. Here is a link to the CSV Log for HWInfo - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_bY056OTKKRZNlj7WzQ_ybPOzH3lgBK9/view?usp=sharing
  6. I will put load on the CPU and let run for a bit, then begin a GPU benchmark and see what the readings are like. Am I still looking at the 12V for the CPU load? Not sure what I should be looking for when loading the CPU...
  7. It's actually between 11.448V and 11.880V. That reading was in the BIOS. I managed to use HWInfo to create a detailed log including the 12V readings. Tomorrow I will put back in the 980 Ti and start the logging before running a benchmark, it should output what's needed even if the PC crashes right?
  8. So I managed to get the voltage reading, it goes between 11.448V and 11.880V on the 12V rail. Seems perfect to me. The GPU idles at 38C, I reapplied the thermal paste earlier today and knocked 6C off it at idle. Again I can't get a reading for GPU temps under load as I can't push any load with it.
  9. Could I simulate the process using some software on the 560Ti? I am looking at HWInfo but don't see anything related to the 12V rail?...
  10. Okay so I tested it while supporting it and also lay the PC case sideways to prevent it too and had no luck. Doesn't seem to be the issue. I did however get a benchmark to run for a few seconds. Usually it shuts off right away, so I thought I had a victory for a minute. After the benchmark ran for a few seconds, the card did feel very very warm. Warmer than what I think it should have been after ~5 seconds of benchmarking in Unigine Valley. I guess the next step is to check if the single v12 rail is doing it's job? I'm not sure how putting load on the CPU would verify anything to do with the GPU? The other components can't be the issue since with the 560 Ti, the system runs perfectly. I'm honestly just thinking of replacing the GPU with something like an RX580 8GB, a 185W TDP...
  11. All solutions I came across were also pointing to the PSU. I nearly bought one earlier, but since the PSU works with the 560Ti and can play games, then why would it be that? That's just my thought process. I'll give a look at voltage readings in the BIOS if possible. Software monitoring for voltages is out of the question since the computer just crashes the second it hits any load.
  12. Wow, if that's the issue then it would be awesome. Cheapest solution of all. My brother actually got the 980Ti at the same time as me and got one of these supports right away. I thought that securing it tightly at the bracket with 2 screws would be enough, but I guess that's just one side. I will get one of these right away. Worth a shot. Thanks. I will report back.
  13. Whenever I launch a game, my system will either power itself down completely or just stay running without a picture. Upon viewing Windows Events, I am presented with an "Event 41 - Kernel-Power" critical error. Error Details: "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly." Could this be more likely a PSU issue or a GPU issue? I tested the PC with a 560Ti without any failure, was able to run benchmarks for 1+ hours. But when it comes to the 980Ti, this issue is consistent. CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A320M-H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory Storage: Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6 GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card Case: CiT F3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 700 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX
  14. Bump. Anyone any ideas? I popped my backup 560Ti into the computer and it is benchmarking just fine, though this card doesn't draw half as much power. So I'm still unsure if it is the GPU or PSU...
  15. Thanks for the input, I'll go with the TX550M if I can't find a nice bargain on the BitFenix or BeQuiet.
  16. I'm looking to upgrade my PSU in my current build for fear it is on the brink of failing. My specs are below. PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NGkyMc CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A320M-H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory Storage: Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6 GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 700 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply The system draws between 400 - 450W under load according to PCPartPicker... So I was looking at the Corsair TX550M 550W Semi-Modular 80+ Gold PSU Any thoughts? Thanks.
  17. About My Computer I've been playing Modern Warfare for the past 2 months on my new PC build. CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 Mem: 16GB Crucial DDR4-3200 Motherboard: Gigabyte A320M-H View Build on PCPartPicker I already owned a PSU so I am using that perfectly fine too for the past 2 months. I've owned the PSU for almost 3 years now and used in many different PC builds. PSU: SilverStone Strider 700W 80+ Bronze (SST-ST70F-PB) USB Connections: I have a mouse, keyboard, audio interface and a wireless USB. External Factors My current build definitely draws a lot of power. I mention this because earlier today I moved my PC from one corner of my room to the other, this problem has only been happening since I did that. So the only differing factor for the PC would be the power source. When I start up MW the problem happens when I click on a game type, the same thing happens in 3DMark as soon as the benchmark begins. The Problem With MW, I choose a game type (MP, Warzone, etc.) and the computer monitors lose signal and will not turn back on, but I can still hear everything that is happening in the game (also tested sound on YouTube and Spotify and also can be heard). View YouTube Video of Problem What I've Tried Different sockets and extension leads; Different games; Changing power settings in Nvidia Control Panel; Different performance plans under Windows; and Cranking up GPU fans in MSI Afterburner. What To Try Tomorrow? Reinstall Windows 10 & Clear CMOS; Older Driver Version for GPU; Reapply GPU Thermal Paste; Clean the PSU (it's full of dust); and Maybe you have some more ideas?
  18. I'd rather this topic didn't become a battle between internal and external. Please suggest something in relation to the question topic
  19. What device would you recommend for an external setup? I think for the moment, I was looking at the Fiio E10K, because of its portability so I could take it with me and connect it to my phone. Ideally there are two scenarios here, invest in a dac/amp which can power my headphones and a mic setup in the future. Or invest in a portable dac/amp which can be used with my pc and my phone.
  20. Cheers for that, I hadn't taken internal sound cards into consideration. Would my Samsung smartphone from 2017 power them well enough to listen without getting a portable amp? Ideally, I'd like to invest in an external amp which can power my headphones but also a microphone setup in the future too. Any recommendations there?
  21. Hi all, I've just purchased a pair of DT 770s 250 ohm headphones. After some research I've noticed people mentioning a DAC/AMP is needed to power the 250 ohm model. I've no experience in the audio area and I'm sure a lot of people are scared off by it just like I am. I've had the same €50 pair of Sony headphones for over 6 years. Since I need to invest in a DAC/AMP, is there anything budget friendly which I can use to power these headphones? I was also thinking of buying an XLR mic down the line to record some singing and guitar audio. Maybe the DAC/AMP could also support these so I don't need to upgrade once I do invest in some audio gear? Thanks in advance.
  22. Have zero access to another PC and won't have for another while thanks to this virus pandemic. I messaged a friend to ask him to do it but he didn't want to open up his PC.
  23. Yes I am aware of the conductivity of the thermal paste. I cleaned the paste shown in the pictures and while doing so I noticed a piece of metal lodged between two transistors (I think that is the little metal things around the chip), I removed that and reapplied thermal paste thinking I'd found the problem but no luck. Today I'm just going to reflow the GPU, nothing to lose at this stage and would be cool if it works.
  24. The seller sold it as working. It's looking like I may have been scammed. I'm going to clean up the thermal paste and give it another go. The lights do show when the PSU is connected to it and the fans spin when starting up, what is a vbios problem?