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  1. Go for it, won't be a problem. Check the bios after to make sure all the modules are detected and running at 3200 speed. I always shut off the power supply as well to be extra precautious, don't really think it matters though.
  2. Could this be a symptom of a PSU getting too hot? The case I have it in doesn't seem to give the PSU very much breathing space, but that is only a guess.
  3. It is just a i5-9600k with no GPU. I've used a 450 Watt Corsair Unit and a 500 Watt EVGA unit. It happened with both PSU's and it also happened at my own house and my friend's home. I actually do have a lamp plugged into the same outlet and it works just fine. I really have no idea what the issue might be.
  4. Hello all, I have been troubleshooting for close to a month now on this issue and I can't seem to get it figured out, I'm ready to farm this out to people more competent. I have this new PC that was just built, everything is great about it except that it has this annoying tendency to just shut down and start back up again. Sometimes it just does it once and other times it will turn on and shut down multiple times in a row, very random. One pattern I did notice is it only shuts down when it gets to windows at some point. When it is in the middle of restarting multiple times, I can enter the BIOS and it won't restart. But when I exit the BIOS and it loads up Windows it will restart at some point, whether that be right away or 5-10 seconds into Windows. When it does shut down, it won't show the whole "Shutting Down" or "Restarting" text. It just does it. I have checked Event Viewer, and all it says is that the PC shut down abruptly and there may be an issue. Basically nothing useful, just the obvious. I also turned off "automatic restart at system failure" but I still don't get a blue screen, the machine just turns off. Here is what I have tried: -Ran a test on the RAM using both MemTest and the Windows Memory diagnostics tool, both gave me no errors. Ran them multiple times each. -Completely replaced the power supply to a different unit. -Updated the BIOS to the latest version -Reset the CMOS on the motherboard -Checked all the pins on the motherboard and the contacts on the CPU, both looked good. -Checked the SDD, which is the only drive in the system, using windows' disk checker tool. Came back with no issues. Side Note: I was going through installing all the drives from the motherboard manufacturer's website, and the RealTek drivers were doing this weird thing where once I have installed them and it prompted me to restart my machine to finish the install, I would restart and then it would restart again on it's own and after the second restart it would prompt me with the RealTek installer Wizard again like I was installing the drivers for the first time. It would do that over and over again until I just hit cancel when the wizard came up again. Not sure if this is relevant just thought I might throw it in there. Thank you in advance to anyone with any input!
  5. Hello all, I just purchased an EVGA W1 500 watt power supply. It is in a system that has no dedicated GPU and only a 9600k, 8GB of 3200 RAM, and an SSD. PCPP is saying that the system consumes about 152 watts of power, i assume that is max? I know this psu isn't high up on the tier list, but the options at my local micro center were this unit or a unit twice the cost and that is about it. I just want to make sure it's safe for long term use. Is there a high risk of danger if there is a power outage or a potential power surge afterwards? JonnyGuru gave the unit a pretty good score, but I could not really follow a lot of the jargon and methodologies they wrote about. Any input would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
  6. Thanks for the link jonny! It mentions on there that the system would get a blue screen of death (BSOD) when an error occurs and then restart, but I never got that blue screen however I did notice that windows was "Trying to repair" itself before it then abruptly restarted over and over again. Not sure if they are related. I mentioned that this restarting problem is not happening anymore, or at least has not happened since fiddling with the PSU but I am having a few other issues that I mentioned in my above post. Do you have any guess as to what the problems might be connected to? Could the PSU be faulty or was it some other component that was responsible? I just don't have enough knowledge about this to come to an exact conclusion.
  7. Hello all, So i just put together a new build, it's just an office machine with no GPU. After I put it all together it was doing this strange thing where every time it got into Windows the PC would restart. Sometimes it was a couple seconds into logging in and sometimes it would not let me log in at all before restarting. Here's the kicker though, if I entered the BIOS and did not go into Windows then the PC would be completely fine and not restart no matter how long I stayed on the BIOS. As soon as I leave the BIOS it would try to load windows and restart. I thought it might have been a software thing, so I reinstalled Windows, but even trying to get into the USB drive that I had to install Windows with would cause a restart. This leads me to thinking it must be hardware. The only thing I did was mess around with the power supply, draining the power from it, flicking it off and on, and the machine would finally go to Windows. I am not sure that completely fixed everything however because it did do a sudden restart once more after that but has not done it since for some reason. Another issue that may be related is that occasionally the monitor would just turn black while using the PC, sometimes I have to restart the PC to get the image back or just move the mouse a little and the image will come back. It's weird because it wasn't like I hadn't touched the mouse in a few minutes and the screen turned black, It was literally happening within a few seconds of last using the mouse. I am not sure what the problem is, a few areas that I think might be the issue: The case I'm using is the Fractal Era ITX, and it has one of those power cables extenders that you have to use because the power supply is in the front of the case, the cable might be bad but i'm not certain. Another culprit could obviously be the power supply, I am using the Corsair CX450 at the moment. Perhaps it's the RAM? I am really not sure. One side note, the power supply fan does not seem to get a ton of airflow to it in its current orientation, might this be an issue causing the problem? It's not completely blocked off or anything, and the machine does not draw a lot of power to begin with. Thanks to anyone who took the time to read this, and hopefully has any insight as to what the issue might be, I appreciate it very much!
  8. Have you considered the CORSAIR Obsidian Series 500D RGB SE? It's quite a bit more expensive than the H700, but already comes with a lot of the stuff you were going to buy anyways so the price evens out. Plus I assume all those corsair cables for the fans and what not will be organized and neat out of the box.
  9. If you have to go small, then the NUC is pretty fairly priced. Mini PCs seem overpriced because you're paying for the form factor.
  10. Would I need a 4 pin to 8 pin adapter or will it post with just a 4 pin connected to the board?
  11. Hey guys, So i'm planning out a tiny (Mac Mini) sized pc build with an i3 8100 and no gpu. Mostly doing to be used for surfing the web and word processing and such. The case I want to use come with a tiny 150W PSU that I need to power the system. My only concern is that the PSU only has a 4 pin cpu power plug and every motherboard im considering has an 8 pin power socket. Can I get away with just plugging the 4 pin into the 8 pin slot? I tried reading the manual for the msi b360i, which is a board i am considering, but there is no mention about the information i'm looking for. Thank you in advance!
  12. As far as I know, yes. I was just questioning whether it would be wise to buy components now instead of waiting for the ryzen chips to release and then buying everything at once.
  13. Unless you stumble upon an amazing deal, or you plan on getting ryzen 2 and then later upgrading to ryzen 3 given motherboard compatabilty, I dont see why you would buy any of the other components right now if you're going to be without a cpu.
  14. BabyPCMR

    Monitor time

    Still 1080p 144hz, maybe like a 24-25 inch monitor though because 1080p starts to look pretty bad at 27+. If you can get a 1440p 144hz monitor, even if your GPU can't push out that many frames at 1440p, then you should be set for a long while as it will outlive your graphics card.
  15. BabyPCMR

    Monitor time

    144hz easy, the 1070 is perfect for 1080p 144hz.