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About M A J O R

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  • CPU
    Core i7 6700k
  • Motherboard
    Maximus VIII Hero Z170
  • RAM
    32GB HyperX Fury DDR4 2400mhz
  • GPU
    RX 5700 XT 8GB
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide Air540
  • Storage
    Corsair NeutronXT 240GB / Samsung EVO 500GB SSDs - 4TB WD Black
  • PSU
    HX850i 850w 80+ Platinum
  • Display(s)
    BenQ XL2430T 144hz 1080p
  • Cooling
    H100i Pro & SP/AF120s
  • Keyboard
    CMStorm Quickfire Rapid-i Tenkeyless
  • Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Elite
  • Sound
    Audioengine A5+ 2.0
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. @GOTSpectrumOk, so even "Reset this PC" was ignored. It started the process then restarted the PC and she booted as if nothing had happened.
  2. Now that you mention drive health, I was getting a SMART SSD failure error for my boot drive. I disabled SMART for now to check in Windows if I was having any issues in terms of noticable performance (excluding the potentially unrelated memory loss issue). I have pretty much all important data on my other drives/cloud so I might go ahead and reinstall windows (keeping files), then if the problem persists fully wipe and do a clean install. I assume if I select NOT to keep my files it will only wipe my C drive, and NOT the other two drives correct? *Also, I tried to install the C.D.Info and it failed, as well as Malewarebytes haha.
  3. Updated my profile just now. Everything is the same besides these new parts: GPU RX 5700 XT & H100i Pro CPU Cooler.
  4. You should see them on my profile/ in my signature
  5. Could also potentially be a virus messing with the HD controller?
  6. Yes? Like I said, any changes I make in Windows don't seem to be saved/remembered after I restart the system for whatever reason. Maybe I can try reinstalling windows? Is it possible to do that without loosing all my installed programs etc?
  7. @GOTSpectrum I thought this might happen, but after I installed the GPU drivers they disappeared after restarting. Would you advise trying to update the BIOS then trying ther GPU drivers again? That's the only possible solution I can think of that would be causing this short term memory loss problem to happen.
  8. I ran it twice for both Nvidia and AMD as previously I'd previously just tried to install them over the top (woops). Seems to have worked as far as I can tell. Going to install the new GPU drivers and update the BIOS, hopefully that will fix the weird issues stated in the original post.
  9. GOAL: Boot into SAFE MODE > Run DDU to remove old GPU drivers > Install new GPU drivers > Update BIOS > Hopefully have my monitor running at 144Hz again and games above 1FPS. ISSUES: - Any changes I make seem to revert or are forgotten during restart (MSConfig settings, pinned tabs that have been closed reopen, any form of entering Safe Mode, programs I've set to not open on startup.) the list goes on. - DDU need to be in safe mode to run. - All forms of entering Safe mode aren't working (Via Windows settings, holding shift at login>restart button, command, MSconfig menu, F8 spam etc.) I've had almost zero issues with the system for the last 5yrs until I replaced the CPU Cooler and GPU. Is this normal?
  10. Seems like DDU requires Safe Mode, and I can't seem to boot into it, I've tried using F8 spam, via the windows settings, holding shift then restarting etc. None seem to work. I've looked a bunch of tutorials also. Is there a new way to get to safe mode in 2020 or is there another issue? Might be related to what's happening in windows with the (previously closed) browser windows and taskbar icons reappearing after restarting my PC. Is it possible that the PC is forgetting that I selected boot into safe mode? The safe mode option is unchecked in msconfig after restarting too. I'm out of time to work on the PC this evening, will try any suggestions tomorrow.
  11. Bruh I'd never heard of DDU before now, not the "logical" thing to do for everyone mate.
  12. Not yet, will try other avenues for now as @narrdarr suggests, then look at reinstalling Windows
  13. Forgot to mention, yes I did check the mounting pressure, Firm enough to ensure no movement of the block, but not torqued down more than neccessary, same as I'd done with my original AIO until the pump failure Will update all of the above then post an update.
  14. Slowly trying to isolate and resolve a few issues after installing a new CPU Cooler & GPU. I have most of them resolved but one is still sticking around. I have normal FPS in Windows, but when I launch a game it runs at 1FPS. I've since updated my display and GPU drivers with no change. I've also check under display adapter properties and it's set to 64Hz (Used to use DVI but new GPU only has HDMI & DisplayPort), I am however on a 144hz panel, just limited by the HDMI cable and am obviously only expecting to see 60FPS in games because of this. I read a forum post where someone was experiencing the same problem and updating their BIOS solved it for them. If you guys think that's a good next step I can go ahead with that, although to my knowledge it's usually a last resort. My BIOS version is from mid 2015. The new GPU is a RX 5700XT, so I can see how they might not work well together haha. Thanks for any feedback/suggestions. Much appreciated. List of possibly related issues & solutions I've tried: Problems 1. GPU not displaying in HW monitors. 2. Windows Update failed 3. I disabled Discord launch on boot and the setting was reverted after restarting the PC. Also pinned tabs in my browser reappear after I unpin and close them > restart the system. Solutions 1. Removed GeForce Experience, Nvidia Drivers & other companion software 2. Installed AMD Drivers 3. Disabled SMART in BIOS to dodge Disc failure message on boot 3. Updated display drivers
  15. Ahh, I thought it was the SSD mounting pressure haha. Do problems usually arise from to much or too little pressure?