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About Zirkov

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  • Location
    The Great White North


  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 1700 oc 4.0Ghz w/ 1.40v
  • Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VI Hero
  • RAM
    16Gb G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600Mhz (currently set for 3333Mhz)
  • GPU
  • Case
    Phanteks Pro
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 Pro 512GB, Samsung 850 Evo 500GB
  • PSU
    SeaSonic Prime 850 Titanium
  • Display(s)
    Alienware AW3418DW 34.1" 3440x1440 120Hz, Samsung SyncMaster 2443BW (1920x1200)
  • Cooling
    Custom water cool loop including both cpu and gpu
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 Platinum
  • Mouse
    Logitech G900
  • Sound
    Logitech Z-2300 200W 2.1ch Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. @Prizzo I will concur with @Spotty, that is the sound of hard drive operating normally.
  2. RMA'ing the gpu would be your next thing to do. I doubt it's the drivers or os since you already tried a fresh install of windows 10. Switching to windows 7 likely won't help if there is something wrong with the graphics card itself. Only other thing to do to be 100% certain is to put the graphics card in another computer to confirm it's the gpu. Other wise just RMA it.
  3. Possibly the motherboard, but before you go and replace that, try getting your hands on another graphics card if you can and put that in your system. Make sure you do a clean install of the drivers after using DDU. If the crashes are resolved, then you know it's a bad graphics card, otherwise could be your motherboard. Only other thing it could be is some weird software/driver conflict. P.S. If you have a local computer store, you can buy a graphics card from them and return afterwards if it's not the problem. I did that with my mom's computer, only it's was a motherboard that I bought and returned. Had a bad FX 6300 that I RMA'd back to AMD. EDIT: Thinking a little bit more on your issue, easiest way to test if it's your graphics card or not, is to test your system with no graphics card installed. Remove the gpu and remove the drivers for it using DDU, then plug in your monitor into your mother board(your board has a hdmi port on the back). Then run your computer with the integrated graphics of your 8700k and see what happens. Don't expect to play any games with decent fps (be more like a slide show ) but if you get no more crashes doing anything else, like browsing, watching youtube/twitch, then it's very good bet it's the graphics card. But if the crashes persist, then it's something else like motherboard or software like I suggest above.
  4. @jjsyue Your issue sound similar to the problems I had when trying to push my old x58 system with an i7 920 to 4.0Ghz couple years ago. Only in my case I was using Prime95 to test stability with no issues but when I went to play BF4, it would crash and sound would go crazy. So it seems that maybe your system is not fully stable. Try putting your cpu and gpu back to stock and see if GTAV and BF1 crash or not. If they crash, you know it's likely not the over clock, but if both games run fine, then you need to play with your over clocks to make them stable.
  5. @Norine looks like from your pictures that you didn't have good mounting pressure to the one side where you see the pre applied thermal paste is not disturbed (as I've marked in red below), i.e. not smudged. Try remounting the water block again and for good measure you can also reapply new thermal paste. Hope this helps and good luck.
  6. From what you are describing and looking at your set-up, it seems there is no water flowing through your bottom rad. Only way I can think that is happening is that the water is finding a way directly from the inlet to the outlet, indicating there is a hole/incomplete seal between the two, possibly from a manufacturing defect that is finally causing an issue now. If you have another radiator, replace the bottom rad to see if the issue persists.
  7. Actually, National Geographic as been a magazine since 1888 (source). The cable channel has been only around since 2001 (source).
  8. Here's a over clocking guide I used back when I first got my i7 920: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core-i7-920-overclocking.html. I'm still using my i7 920 and currently running it at 3.9Ghz (did have it at 4.0Ghz, but back it down due to stability). So you can over clock your i7-920, just make sure to get a good aftermarket cooler. Something you can do while you wait to make a decision on what new hardware to buy.