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About csakstar

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  • CPU
    i7 4790k
  • Motherboard
    MSi Z97 Gaming 5
  • RAM
    16 GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 MHz
  • GPU
    GTX 980 Ti Waterforce
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro
  • Storage
    250 GB Samsung 850 Evo, 3TB Seagate Barracuda
  • PSU
    850W EVGA GQ 80+ Gold
  • Display(s)
    Dell S2716DG
  • Cooling
    Corsair H110
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Chroma
  • Mouse
    Razer Deathadder Chroma
  • Sound
    2 Swans M10 2.1 Speaker Kits/Razer Kraken Chroma 7.1
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home

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  1. Tried with a 3470, which should work without question and now it'll turn on for 20-30 seconds and then off but still no display with or without the GPU
  2. Yeah I think you're right. I'll have to get a different cooler in there and try with a different CPU
  3. Yeah they're pretty much useless. I've tried 4 different sticks of ram, 2 different graphics cards all to the same result. I'm running out of hope that the CPU is supported on the board
  4. Well I was hoping to pair a 16gb kit of Vengeance-Pro 2400 but I've since tried 4 different sticks of memory all with the same result.
  5. I picked up a Zotac H77-ITX-B-E motherboard on the cheap to pair with a Xeon E3 1260L and 16GB of ram. Without a graphics card, the motherboard beeps once for a longer time and then three times shortly. The keyboard, mouse and external drive receive power however I get no display on the monitor (the CPU has integrated graphics so I should theoretically get a display). However, with a graphics card installed the PC powers on, displays no picture and gives off no beeps. There's no power to the keyboard/mouse or external drive. Any suggestions to get it going?
  6. I recently picked up a Gigabyte GTX 660 Windforce OC and everything worked great on it. I went to take apart the card and unfortunately the fan splitter seemed to be super glued to the connector on the pcb and I ended up pulling out one of the wires for the fan splitter from it's connector. I tried melting and pulling off the wire for the splitter and wrapping the individual wires around their pins on the pcb but that isn't working. Is it possible to get a replacement fan splitter? I can't seem to find them anywhere.
  7. I added a GPU-Z screenshot of the card. It still claims to have Samsung VRAM.
  8. Yeah I'm very sure that it is legit. It's got a Gigabyte branded PCB (Gigabyte logo on the board), Gigabyte backplate, the correct cooler, the serial number on the back of the card looks like every other Gigabyte sticker I've ever seen and the serial number when I look it up on Gigabyte's RMA website points to the model that the card is supposed to be. Perhaps GPU-Z was wrong on the memory type but I swear it said Samsung.
  9. I recently picked up a Gigabyte RX 570 4GB with Samsung memory off of Ebay, and unfortunately it had a custom BIOS on it for mining, which is disallowing me from using it normally as a gaming graphics card (gets error 43 in Device Manager). I'm looking into reflashing it into a normal card for gaming, but I have a few questions before I did that. 1) What tool for flashing would you recommend for the Polaris series? 2) Which BIOS version would I even use? None of the BIOS listed here: https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-RX570GAMING-4GD#support-dl-bios say that they are for Samsung memory. Thank you very much in advance. Edit: Forgot to mention that I have Rev 1.0 Edit 2: GPU-Z screenshot link: https://imgur.com/fMlTqu9
  10. I recently moved to a new apartment and brought my computer over yesterday. I had ordered a new displayport cable as my old one was causing the screen to go black randomly for a second while I was using my PC. I made the switch to the new cable when I brought over the PC and one of my monitors to my new apartment (I had a dual-monitor set up at my old house and will likely go back to that at some point). Unfortunately, the display port connection doesn't seem to want to work anymore. HDMI will work fine, everything displays on the monitor as it should (Dell S2716DG). In DisplayPort mode however, the monitor will not do anything past the POST screens. As soon as Windows should kick in, the screen goes into power saving mode. However, when I use HDMI to get into Windows, I can plug in the DisplayPort cable, unplug the HDMI completely, and switch back to DisplayPort mode on my monitor and everything works as it should. If I shut down though, I have to go through the same process all over again. I've tried adjusting the performance mode in NVidia Control Panel and disabling deep sleep mode on the monitor to no avail. Is this just a case of a bad cable (seems unlikely since I can use it just fine once I'm actually in Windows), or is something else at work here that I'm missing?
  11. I recently got in an MSI H67MA-E35 (B3) which was working fine but wouldn't detect the GPU I wanted to install so I updated the BIOS using FreeDOS on a USB. Update went well with no issues but after I let it do it's thing and reboot muliple times, the board is now won't enter the BIOS or post. It keeps getting stuck on A3 and staying there no matter what. I was able to get into the BIOS after switching the RAM for a different stick and hitting F2 to continue and load defaults (which opened the BIOS since I just had the keyboard plugged in). This now no longer works and I can't figure out a way to enter the BIOS again to try to do recovery and reflash the BIOS. The method I used to originally enter the BIOS is no longer working either. Any ideas how to fix this or is this board toast?
  12. I have indeed. I have a few 7950s but this is my first 7970. I'm not really sure what the issue is now.
  13. Update to this. I was able to reflash the VBIOS and while I still can't boot with the card installed and the BIOS set to use PEG as the main graphics, I am able to use the integrated with the card installed and it at least shows up in Windows. I do however get error 43. Any ideas on how to fix this?
  14. I recently picked up an untested HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 6GB from Sapphire off of Ebay which was being sold for parts or repair (seller claims it was working when they stopped using it, upgraded and left it sitting in an anti static bag until they sold it). Unfortunately, the card would not boot on either BIOS so I have since torn the card apart to clean it up. Upon doing so I discovered two things that may have been the cause of the issue. 1) There appears to be a plastic film still over the backplate on the inside of the card (between the back of the card and the backplate, not on the outside of the card). 2) One of the heatsinks on the card feels very loose compared to its mates. It is the dark grey heatsink directly below the top bottom most pink capacitor pairs (if you go from the bottom right memory chip it is the one directly to the right of it). Do you think either of these issues could be the reason that the card no longer works? When you plug in the card, the system can tell that there's a GPU plugged in as you can't use the integrated graphics with it in there, but it won't show up in device manager. I have tested it in two different systems with the same results. The fans and LEDs work just fine when the card is given power. If anyone has any tips before I try flashing the BIOS, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Edit: would help if I included the images: https://imgur.com/a/BFBqfRN
  15. I recently picked up a couple of MSI H61M-P21 (B3) motherboards off of Ebay for a decent price. I was looking to throw an R9 270 into it with an i5 2300. Unfortunately, both an R9 270 and R7 370 both would not work on this motherboard. I tried with a GT 640 and an HD 7950 and both posted just fine. However, with the X70's in, the PC wouldn't even boot. I've tried updating the BIOS available on MSI's website with the newest available, but their download for this particular motherboard is broken (it only downloads the.exe for the BIOS install, but that's not enough to actually update the BIOS). Does anyone have an suggestions on how I can get this up to date?