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Sin Stalker

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    Ryzen R9-1700x
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG B350-F
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  • GPU
    GTX 970 Founders
  • Case
    Corsair Air 540
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 NVMe M.2 SSD, 1.5 TB WD Black HDD, 3TB WD Green HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA G3 850 watt
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 Platinum

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  1. Thank you. Added PSU. BSOD and other problems is not just with gaming.
  2. Hi, So I've been having instability for awhile. It has been steadily increasing for a few weeks now. Random BSODs occur and its almost always a different error code. Naturally this lead me to believe my RAM is bad. But I've done multiple tests like memtest, aida and diskinfo and it all checks out. I've switched out cables. I've reinstalled Windows twice. Then last night, while streaming, PUBG kept crashing after being in for less than 10 seconds. Some crashes are normal, it is PUBG afterall. But I had played multiple games before hand. Then I would also get a BSOD here and there. Ran through troubleshooting and finally reinstalled Windows again. After installing some key programs I restarted and got the BSOD again after logging back into windows. I'm trying to eliminate as many variables as I can. I was thinking the program was either RAM, CPU or MOBO. They are all at stock speeds right now. Normally the RAM is running at 3200 (max the board allows) but that is less than the RAM's rated 3466. So just now I ran AIDA64 and I get a red "Warning: Hardware failure detected! Test Stopped" after only about 8 seconds after initiation of test. 1. Is there a way to see details on aida64 for what failure it detected? 2. And most importantly, what cache? Is the "Stress cache" test on Aida64 for the CPU cache, RAM, MOBO, GPU, etc? This system is less than a year old, so I imagine its all under warranty still. System: CPU: Ryzen 1700x MOBO: Asus B350-F RAM: 2x8GB 3466Mhz G.Skill Trident Z GPU: Asus ROG GTX 1070 Boot Drive: Samsung EVO 960 PSU: EVGA G3 850w Gold I am really in need of help here. How do I proceed and what does the cache belong too?
  3. I am currently not overclocking, but I did and I am not sure PB is back on. I see on Asus forums that there are two locations in the BIOS where this should be located. B350-F Asus motherboard with the 1700x.
  4. I've been looking through forums and through the BIOS for about an hour now and can't find where it is. All I could find is that it may be called CPB in the UEFI but I can't find this stupid thing. I've gone through every tab and section and can't find this stupid thing. I just want to make sure my XFR isn't disabled! Someone please help me!
  5. Other than changing the title, I don't know how to mark as solved.
  6. So apparently XFR is still on. But what did happen was it reset my BIOS setting for RAM. So instead of running at 3200mhz, it was at 2133mhz (or maybe lower. Didn't memorize it). Ran two of my benchmarks for cpu and its back to normal. Thank you. I should have checked the BIOS before posting. Thank you again.
  7. I saw people recommending using it for a quick way to test and get an idea of what you can push. I'm finding that reasoning is flawed. In fact, I am not sure those who recommended it have actually used it. They claim it will save you time with restarts but any change requires you to restart it anyways. Plus there is nothing to automatically set things back, resulting in my needing to uninstall.
  8. So I was curious and downloaded the Ryzen Master program for overclocking. I bumped up the clock to 3800, then 3900 and then I tried 4000. At 4000 my system frozen and I had to restart. Then everytime the Ryzen Master program started, it would cause the computer to instantly freeze as it knocks the CPU up to 4.0ghz. To get it to stop I had to uninstall the Ryzen Master software. I run benchmarks after every system modification so I can calculate the cost vs performance gain or time spent vs performance gain. Well running benchmarks I've found that my CPU is consistently running slower. I have an idea of what may be going on but not sure how to fix it. So the CPU is measurably slower and I think it is due to it no longer having XFR working. The normal boost to cores that the system would do, I THINK, is no longer occurring. Reasons I think this: 1. The speeds are closer to what the 1700x was with a crapper cooler. This would effect the thermals and prevent the system from boosting the cores. I currently have an NH-D15 and the results were dramatically noticeable when running benchmarks. 2. I have heard when overclocking the ryzen cores, that it causes XFR to stop, as all the set cores will work at the set overclocked speed. So perhaps having played around with overclocking with this program, I have disabled xfr but not gotten it back. Could this be the case or is there another culprit? What can I do to fix this and get my CPU back to how it was a week ago? Benchmarks I use are: Cinebench R15, Unigen Valley, Unigen Heaven, Unigen Superposition, 3DMark Time Spy, 3DMark Firestrike, GTA V, and other games. The CPU is significantly slower on all of these.
  9. No Idea What's Gone Wrong *solved*

    Here is how sensitive it is.
  10. No Idea What's Gone Wrong *solved*

    Yes. I turned on the PSU, but the computer won't turn on. PSU is the EVGA G3 850w. So I may have figured it out. It may be that CableMod extension cables are shit. I was going to use the included test tool that comes with the PSU. Before doing so, I was fully disconnecting it from everything when I noticed the LED strip behind my computer was on. This was weird since it gets power from my desktop. So I discovered that if the 24-pin extension cable is moved at all, the power goes out. The LEDs would turn off. I'm recording the video and going to upload it to see if others think it is normal. So either CableMod extensions are shit or I got a faulty 24-pin extension cable. Any thoughts?
  11. So I am two days away from finals and the free time to game again. Tonight I decided to take a break from studying for said finals and work on my computer for an hour or so. I added additional RGB strips (they go out from underneath and along the back of the case to illuminate the wall) and I added a DeepCool fan hub. I also added a few more cable clips to my cablemod expension cables. I had turned off the power supply before before doing any of this. All is said and done and when I attempted to turn back on the PC nothing happened. NOTHING AT ALL. No fans spin up. No RGB turn on. No post. I removed the fan hub and the additional RGB strips but that changed nothing. The power supply is an EVGA G3 that is less than 1 year old. The entire system, save for the additional drives (not the main drive) is less than a year old. Seems like the power supply went bad, but I am not sure. I have never had to deal with this before. My computers have always at least had the fans turn on. I looked at all cables and checked the mobo to make sure there is nothing obviously causing a short. For the last month or two, I have been getting BSODs but they were always different error codes. At least one a week, sometimes two or three. I ran memory tests, drive tests and whatever else I could think of. Could it have been a power supply issue? Maybe some instability in power delivery that was causing errors in ram or another component? What troubleshooting methods should I attempt next? Since nothing is turning on, is it likely the PSU or could it still be something else? If it is my PSU, could my components be fine since it apparently died while off? Any insight is appreciated. System: Ryzen 1700x with an NH-D15 Cooler Asus b350-f mobo OS drive: samsung evo 960 nvme Asus rog gtx 1070 In an Air 540 case PSU is EVGA G3 850w
  12. I see. I guess I've never tried to copy system files before.
  13. Can't you just copy and paste the entire drive's files from one drive to another?
  14. Recommendations on Dash Cam?

    It is not absurd. Extreme heat and cold are bad for batteries. However different types of batteries have different ranges for "extreme" heat and cold. I don't think the batteries Fitz is talking about are Li-ion. Which would explain why his TPMS hasn't failed. However looking at what is available, it seems dash cams that are battery operated are Li-ion and would then be subject to the normal results (physics). So if Fritz grabs a Li-ion powered dash cam, I'd love to know about the results he experiences. Because the physics about Lithium batteries seems pretty clear. But maybe there are new housings that spread the heat away from the batteries or something I am unaware of, that have been implemented in these new dash cams.
  15. Anyone have a recommendation for a software (preferably free) that I can use to check my HDDs? Bonus if it could check SSDs. Thanks.