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About featherwolf

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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 2600
  • Motherboard
    Asus ROG Crosshair VI X370 Pro Wifi
  • RAM
    16 GB DDR4 Kingston Hyperx Fury 3200
  • GPU
    Asus ROG Strix RTX RX 580 (x2)
  • Case
    Phanteks P300a
  • Storage
    4 TB HDD + 512 GB NVME SSD
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova G+ 750w
  • Sound
    Vizio SB36512-F6B
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64 bit

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  1. Regarding the Seagate drive, was this connected to the server via SATA or USB or what? Wanna make sure the bottle neck is actually the drive and not the connection. That said, assuming you're okay with the higher cost of flash memory, slap a few terabytes of 2.5" SSDs in RAID in your rig. You will suffer from write endurance on SSDs but if you have a good backup methodology (remember the 3, 2, 1 rule), and you pick higher quality SSDs then I believe that would be a very good option.
  2. How old is the drive? Could be that either the controller is failing, a flash chip has failed or it has reached near it's max write limit. Every ssd has a maximum amount of data that can be written to the chips before it stops allowing writes. Regardless, there's not much you can do to save a problematic drive and unless you can rule drive failure out I would begin backing everything important up if it's not already. Also, worthwhile to look into if your particular laptop has a user upgradeable ssd. You may be able to find a teardown online or if not, you can try opening it yourself and finding out.
  3. That I'm not sure about, but if it were me I'd start with the manufacturer. Send them an email or call and tell them that you'd like to order new cables for your PSU. That way, you can be sure that the cables are a match for your PSU and that they will most likely work or return or exchange them if not. If your PSU is older and maybe discontinued, then I guess eBay would be next on my list. I would also probably accept that I may have to buy a set of cables rather than just the individual cable I'm looking for. If you have a micro center near by, it's totally worth giving them a call too.
  4. Yep, that's where I'd start. Good luck!
  5. Those temps are perfectly normal and well within the operating temp of a modern GPU. That said, if nothing else in your rig has changed, your higher temps are likely just do to old thermal paste. If you feel comfortable doing so, disassemble the cooling shroud and put some good quality, non-conductive thermal paste on the die.
  6. Do you have multiple 8 pin connectors? Sounds like maybe the cable is bad. Either that or try plugging the 8 pin cable into a different spot on the PSU if possible.
  7. So, I ended up returning the motherboard and getting an X370 board which has support for Crossfire at PCIE 3 x8/x8. Since then, I have had no more crashes. I think there may have simply been an issue with the power delivery through the PCIE on the previous motherboard or something like that especially since the GPUs were constantly shooting up to high 80's in temp as soon as I loaded a game, making the fans sound like a jet engine. This does not happen on the new Mobo either as the GPUs now hover around 61 under load on the hottest card (granted I did replace the thermal compound when I switched, but that's still a huge difference). Very strange. Didn't have huge expectations for that b450 Gigabyte board, but this was pretty frustrating and disappointing nonetheless. Thanks for the help along the way! I'm glad the issue has been resolved.
  8. Just gave it a test. Didn't really max anything out for me...
  9. Yes indeed. It's hard to see, but there were actually two pieces of film, one underneath the paste and one around it, clearly saying "Remove before use".
  10. Was having some overheating issues on my Asus ROG Strix OC RX 580 and finally decided to crack it open to put some new thermal compound on it and found this example of fine Asus Quality Control inside. Not sure if this would actually affect the thermals much, but it's rather funny IMO.
  11. Thanks for the info. I'll give it a shot!
  12. As far as I can tell everything seems stock in GPU-Z. Here's screenshots fom GPU-Z and Techpowerups bios database:
  13. Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro Wifi Rev. 1 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC RX 580 (x2) G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 MHZ (4x4GB) AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Micro Center Brand 500 GB NVME SSD Seagate Barracuda 4 TB HDD EVGA Supernova G+ 80 Plus Gold 750w PSU
  14. That's a good point. I should look into the BIOS it is running. Do you know how I can check that?
  15. Also, just checked System Event Viewer and all the crashes were logged with the source being "Kernel-Power" Event ID 41 Level: Critical. The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.