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About boltoflightning

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  1. I appreciate your response, but the problem has (thankfully) been resolved with minor work. The CPU has appropriate power, and the wiring is done as necessary. The PSU isn’t cheap; I forget the 80 plus rating on it but it is pretty high up. Funnily enough, my off brand one that came with a prebuilt didn’t have this issue, but things could be worse. Thank you for the help :)
  2. I decided to actually dig into my PC and test the hard drives individually. I unplugged both and the whole system ran beautifully, and then plugged one of the hard drives back in and acheived the same performance. I've found the faulty hard drive, so I guess I'll have to remove it. Thank you, everyone, for all the help.
  3. So I found a program called gsmartcontrol, which might not be a great program, but it showed that the older hard drive has had errors in the past but not recently. It also said that all 3 (2 HDD 1 SSD) were all good.
  4. Air cooled, but I've tested it and it has no problems even when pushed hard. I'm having problems now as I'm typing this; I can just feel the lag as I type but I can see the lights in the system actually lagging.
  5. Hey everyone. Recently (August 2019) I built a new PC with a Ryzen 5 3600X, an RTX 2070, and 16GB of RAM. The thermals are perfectly fine, it doesn't have any malware, and I've cleaned a lot of junk off. I make sure to keep it clean, and there is no problem with dust buildup. The past couple weeks, I've noticed a serious slowdown, and have even crashed while playing some games. I have two suspicions: the hard drive and the power supply. The hard drive originally came with a pre-built PC I purchased back in April 2016, and I've also heard some strange clicking sounds, but I dismissed it as not being of concern because my files aren't corrupted, most of my programs and the OS are on a new SSD, and in the disk manager it claims the hard drive is "healthy." It could be a problem with age but I don't see how under 4 years of use would kill a hard drive. The second one is the power supply, simply because when I shut down the PC completely, but don't turn off the power supply directly, it makes a faint buzzing noise. Most sources I've checked have claimed that this is called coil whine and it's normal. Any help is truly appreciated, thank you.
  6. Just got this headset today. The mic is super sensitive and I can't modify the audio at all. Any help is appreciated, thanks.
  7. I know expensive doesn't mean high quality, but I promise you my components are high quality.
  8. It doesn't wake the PC. It's shutdown, it's just the lights that stay on. If a key is pressed, the keyboard will come on. Same with the mouse. I don't know how to stop this.
  9. What does that mean? The PSU is high quality and the mobo is fairly high quality too.
  10. So since I rebuilt my system, my only problem has been that at shutdown, the motherboard RGB stays on. This isn't a huge deal, but sometimes the keyboard will come on and the mouse will too. I understand this is residual power, but I don't want this to occur. To counter the problem, I have simply flipped the switch on the back of the PSU to fully shutdown the whole system. Will this have any negative effects on the system? If not, I can continue to do this unless there is a way to stop the PSU from giving power to the system after shutdown. Perhaps there is a setting in the BIOS? Anyways, all help is welcome. Thanks.
  11. Well I pulled the RAM out and put it back in and now it posted. Looking good so far, thanks for the suggestion!
  12. So I just finished rebuilding my PC about half an hour ago. Because it’s 2019, everything is (of course) RGB, so to me that’s a good indicator of whether or not something has power. Everything except the RAM has lighting, and since it just works on one setting without the software controlling it, theoretically everything should be lit up but the RAM is not. Not sure if this is a RAM issue. I should also include that it is an X470 board with a Ryzen 5 3600X. If it needs a BIOS update, I don’t know how to do it since I can’t get into this system at all. All help is appreciated, thanks.
  13. I believe they updated them to a newer model (2018) so you may be looking at an older one.
  14. Just to be clear, the part that sort of strings out from the end goes to the right, correct?