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  1. sli/crossfire combine vram

    The data that needs to be processed is duplicated on to each card. If memory serves, classic Crossfire/SLi has each GPU render a section of the final frame (e.g. Primary card generates the top-half, and second card generates bottom-half). Now, each GPU generates every other frame (e.g. GPU #1 generates frame #1, GPU #2 generates frame #2, etc, etc).
  2. Cablemod for Corsair HX750i

    There should not be any shrink wrap mid-way on the cables. I've purchased two sets of CableMod cables, for two different PSUs, and none of them have the shrink wrap.
  3. What...if it would, the motherboard would adjust to the HIGHER latency of the two. The tighter / lower 15-15-15-35 might not be stable on the slower CAS 16 kit -- since RAM is binned at the factory. The CAS 15 kit will run at the slower CAS 16 timings. See if you can get away with CAS 15 for both kits. As @Godlygamer23 mentioned, if it fails, then you need to clear the CMOS to reset your BIOS.
  4. ddr4 3000 vs ddr4 3200

    Yes, there should not be much difference between 3000 MHz and 3200 MHz. Are the timings/latencies for the two the same, or different. If different, what is the timing for the 3000 MHz kit, and 3200 MHz that you are looking at?
  5. No display, any suggestions?

    You can't use the ports on the back of your motherboard; the R7-1700 has no iGPU. Do you have and another video card that you can try (e.g. old one, or borrow from a friend)? Here is a chance the GTX 1050 Ti might have just failed... At least with another video card, you will know if the problem is REALLY with the GTX 1050 Ti, or the problem is caused by something else.
  6. As @airdeano stated, 50*C is not hot for the VRMs. About double the temperature, 85*C, 95*C+ is when you shoulding an eye out on things. Your tiny 40mm fan, and the 140mm fan at the top of your computer case are *FIGHTING* each other. Try this instead...flip your top fan around so to blows air DOWN and INTO your case. See if it lowers the VRM temperatures, and see how much impact it has on overall case airflow / temperature.
  7. [New build] Z370-E lights but no boot.

    Is something blocking / stopping the fan from spinning? Screw / cable / fan mount in the way? You need to have the fan connected to the CPU_Fan header(s), or you might get an error. The CPU error might be because no CPU fan is being detector, or CPU fan is reading 0 RPM. Check the CPU socket for any bent or damaged pins.
  8. Best Ram?

    Heat won't be a concern for RAM. At best, the TridentZ will probably bee 1*C ~ 2*C cooler due to the larger surface area. RAM operates in the 30*C ~ 40*C range anyways. Heatsinks / heatspreader on RAM is mostly for looks these days.
  9. Liquid Mercury cooled computer?

    Sapphire Technologies, balls of steel since 2005.
  10. GTX 1080 Installation

    Yes, the card requires BOTH a PCI-E 8-pin AND PCI-E 6-pin connection. What do you mean, you only have 8-pin connections? The EVGA 650 G2 has four (4) PCI-E 6+2 connections. ...I have a 650 G2 in one of my systems... You can either use two separate cables from the PSU to the GPU, or a single cable. EVGA includes PCI-E cables that are daisy-chained (e.g. one cable has a 6+2 and 6 pin ends coming off of it) You can use one of these:
  11. What do you mean by "PSU blows up"? A PSU doesn't just blow up...like a dynamite... Did you see sparks, smoke, or a loud pop? EVGA offers a 10-year warranty on their G2 units. Unless you did something to void the warranty, they should have no issues sending you a replacement.
  12. GTX 1080 Installation

    6+2 means it's modular; can either work as a PCI-E 8-pin connector, or a PCI-E 6-pin connector -- your choice. Make sure you connect all the PCI-E power connectors needed on the GPU -- those are required, not optional. Do not use the splitter, especially if your PSU already had the necessary connections available. PCI-E 8-pin is rated for 150W, while PCI-E 6-pin is 75W. The included splitter/adapter literally just combines two PCI-E 6-pins to give you a single 150W PCI-E 8-pin connection.
  13. Best Ram?

    True, Coffee Lake officially supports DDR4-2666 without overclocking the Integrated Memory Controller (IMC). That said, it can easily handle DDR4-3000+ with XMP enabled. It starts to get iffy once you get into the 3600+ range (e.g. DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000, DDR4-4266). Intel CPUs have a much more robust IMC compared to AMD's counter-part. 2133MHz is the JEDEC fail-safe standard for DDR4 memory.
  14. Best Ram?

    DDR4-3000 MHz ~ 3600 MHz would be the ideal range. Price-wise, 3000 MHz or 3200 MHz. Look for RAM with lower latency if possible -- CAS 14, 15, or 16. You want to find a balance that fits your price range. The higher the frequency and/or the lower the latency, to higher the cost. I don't know if you have any colour preferences, or if you want/need RGB...but... G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 F4-3000C15D-16GVR https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231878 DDR4-3000, 15-15-15-35 1.35V G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 Model F4-3200C16D-16GTZKW https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232391 DDR4-3200, 16-18-18-38 1.35V CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 l CMK16GX4M2B3000C15W https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820236039 15-17-17-35 1.35V G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 F4-3000C14D-16GTZR https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232487 14-14-14-34 1.35V The G.Skill DDR4-3000 14-14-14-34 kit is what I am using (one older non-RGB red/black set, and one RGB set). You pay a small premium for the CAS 14 timings, though.
  15. USB 3.0, phone charging, etc... is +5V, not from the main +12V rail. Phone charging, using ALL the USB ports you have, using all the HDD ports your motherboard can support will be like.... 50W? 75W? The main power usage will be from: CPU GPU(s) Motherboard -- I've read in the past, it can be up to ~100W EVEN with a overclocked water-cooled i7-7900X, and one overclocked water-cooled GTX 1080Ti, you are not going to break the 550W limit. Using a Ryzen R5-2600X, you'll be fine with a quality 500W ~ 550W PSU. IMO instead of a 850W 80 PLUS Gold, I'd get a quality 550W ~ 650W 80 PLUS Platinum instead with the money.
  16. ASUS GTX 960s SLI troubles...

    That can happen sometimes. If the currently installed drivers are corrupted, then just uninstall / delete it, and install the same ones...or the latest stable version off the nVidia website.
  17. Is this a scam on Amazon?

    Ditto. X99's upgrade route has already come and hone with the 5th generation and 6th generation Extreme Processors. I'm personally planning to keep my i7-6800K and X99 board for another year. May sell it off, or keep it and push it down the chain of secondary PCs (e.g. retire my Devil's Canyon i5-4690K system ... or finally get the FX-8350 out of my house)...
  18. Are you serious? You did not provide ANY additional details on what you've already tried, so people giving you the immediate possible solutions. People on the forums here are just like you or me -- this is a user-to-user based forum. We are not getting paid by Linus to be here. As @Tabs mentioned, if all else fails, you can clear the CMOS on your motherboard. It will bring all your BIOS settings back to factory default.
  19. 2 4gig sticks 2 8 gig sticks of ram

    Yes, it will work. Best to find matching frequency, timings, and voltages -- to minimize any incompatibility issues. Otherwise, you would want to use the "weakest" configuration between the sets the RAM. If you have the following: 2 X 4 GB kit, DDR4-2400, 15-15-15-36 timings, 1.2V 2 X 8 GB kit, DDR4-2400, 16-18-18-34 timings, 1.2V You would want to see your DRAM slots to operate at DDR4-2400, 16-18-18-38 timings, 1.2V Another: 2 X 4 GB, DDR4-2400 16-18-18-34 timings, 1.2V 2 X 8 GB, DDR4-3200 14-14-14-34 timings, 1.35V Set it to DDR4-2400 16-18-18-34 timings, 1.35V. DDR4-3200 kit might not work with 1.2V at 2400 speed. DDR4-2400 kit might not overclock to 3200 since memory ICs are usually binned at the factory. DDR4-3200 kit runs are lower timings, but DDR4-2400 might not work at those settings -- again, binned memory ICs.
  20. Correct, that too. Partition Table...Master Boot Record...that's what it is? HDD Directory Phone Book lol
  21. If you deviate from the 100 MHz too much, data stored on the HDD/SSD can get corrupted. Most people do not notice any issues until you go over 105 MHz -- from what I know 106 is when shit hits the fan. From what I know, yes, data written to the HDD gets corrupted. Even when Windows is sitting not doing much, it's constantly doing tiny bits of reading/writing... A drive never completely stops...unless the computer is powered off... Corrupt data could be..corrupt saved Word Document, or corrupt OS. Depends which part of it gets unlucky.
  22. Bought a good condition, used,  ASUS ROG R9-280X Matrix Platinum for $50 Canadian Pesos.

    Owner thought the card is defective, saying it artifacts -- really just ASUS' design flaw for not cooling 4 of 8 VRAM ICs that are running beyond Hynix's rated specs.

    Little copper heatsink mod, and boom, even better than new!

    Good spare card, or even just as a show piece :)

  23. Issuses installing a new GPU

    The Gigabyte G1 GTX 1080 needs a PCI-E 8-pin power connector connected from your PSU. The PCI-E 8-pin supplies additional power to the card -- the connector is REQUIRED, NOT optional. Make sure your monitor cable is also connected to the back of the GTX 1080, and not to the back of the motherboard.
  24. gtx 760 with 500w power supply

    @LienusLateTips @Stefan Payne @ThisOrThat I think @Ahmad .. 's choices are limited for his region, and the price / budget limit he has. @Ahmad .. what 400 ~ 520W power supplies are available to you? Are you trying to buy local or online? Do you have a website we can check? Most 400W, 430W, or 450W and bigger will have at least one PCI-E 6+2 pin power connector for the video card. It should be enough for a GTX 760. From the big list here....you might need to look at Tier 4, Tier 5, Tier 6 power supplies, given your price limit. https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/631048-psu-tier-list-updated/
  25. R9 280 Underclocking Issue

    Ahhh..I think Gigabyte sets the thermal limit to be a bit lower...I think it was 75*C or something. Are you using a Gigabyte vBIOS on your card? For testing purposes, crank the fan up to a fixed value....50% or something, so the temperature is under 70*C, and see if it is still underclocking itself. There is a checkbox in the MSiAfterburner settings > 'General' tab to enable voltage control. Also, you can also change a variable in the Afterburner config file to enable unofficial overclocking + voltage control. Little hidden thing within MSi Afterburner: https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/how-to-enable-unofficial-overclocking-mode-in-msi-afterburner.338906/ https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=18102.0 If MSi Afterburner doesn't work, you can always try Gigabyte's own GPU overclocking tool. OC GURU II (or something along those lines).