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Radiolint

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About Radiolint

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System

  • CPU
    i9 7940X
  • Motherboard
    Asus Rampage VI Extreme
  • RAM
    128gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3000mhz
  • GPU
    Founders RTX 2080Ti with EK Velocity Waterblock & backplate
  • Case
    Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic White
  • Storage
    512 960 Pro M.2 C drive, 2tb 960 Pro M.2 audio/video editing, 2tb 860 EVO M.2 storage, 2tb 850 EVO gaming, 2tb Seagate Firecuda SSD/HDD archive
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova G2 1300W Gold+
  • Display(s)
    Alienware AW3418WD 34" 1440p Ultrawide 120hz
  • Cooling
    EK Asus R6E Monoblock, EK PE 360 rad, EK SE 360 rad, Bitspower Leviathan SF 360 rad, EK Revo D5 XRES 140 pump/res, EK & Bitspower fittings, Corsair LL120 & EK Vardar 120 fans
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 MK.2
  • Mouse
    Steelseries Rival 500
  • Sound
    Steelseries Siberia 800, Bose QC35, Sony WH-1000XM2, Audio Technica M50X, Cowin C9 & a few others
  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro

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  1. As someone with a Supercard DSTWO for my 3DS, that extended the life of my 3DS still to this day. Having the ability to play roms on the switch is a game changer, and the main reason I explored doing this mod. I looked into this a while back and thankfully my switch is old enough to mod, but it was a little more convoluted back then. I appreciate the streamlined process!
  2. Hello, I have a question - my corsair k70 MKII will light back up if I press a key after the computer is turned off. Very bright and hard to sleep with it on. The same happened with my Razer blackwidow elite. I searched my bios for any usb setting that supplied power to the USB ports for charging/etc & see if turning that off would stop it, but I can't find that setting in the bios of my ASUS rampage vi extreme anywhere. Couldn't find any options in either razer synapse or icue/corsair link 4 programs regarding it either. Any ideas? I try to get into the habit of turning off the rgb with the button on the keyboard before I shut down, but if I don't, then I have to literally unplug the keyboard from the computer to make it stop. Pretty frustrating if those are the only work arounds. Thanks for any help or direction
  3. Yeah, I've delided it about 3 or 4 times total so far, first time was good, dropped temps down into 20s idle, that's when it started creeping up and overclocks had to go. Then delided again and reapplied LM, no good, did it again, no good, and then again a few days ago and put cryonaut on instead and it's worse now than ever. Thanks for suggesting this, I may suck it up and remove the monoblock and try to direct die cool this fking thing so I don't go and drop 700-800 on a new cpu/mobo I don't really need. This EK block looks fantastic though, I will really really hate to get rid of it. damn
  4. Appreciate the straightforwardness. Was thinking that could be the case, but I didn't think a CPU could be this bad in the "lottery". The equivalent of rolling snake eyes while busting at blackjack and getting struck by lightning. It would match the luck I have in life though. Would figure.
  5. Hey everyone, I'm on my last straw with my machine, I hope you can help me figure out why my system is acting the way it is - I love my Rampage 6 Extreme & i9, but the amount of overheating, instability & bugs is driving me to switch to a completely different platform. Maybe you can help me try and make one final heads or tails of this? I'll try to keep this as brief as possible (full system specs are in my profile). I have a delided i9 7940 with liquid metal, a RockitCool full copper IHS, an EK monoblock, 3 360mm rads, an EK Revo 140 D5 pump/res, & others. Zero reason for this thing to run as hot as it does with all the cooling it has. At first it idled in the low 20s (near ambient), but it started getting warmer & leveled off in mid/high 30s at idle after about 6 months. In stress tests, it hits mid 70s. It's on completely stock settings, stock BIOS, clocks, etc (3.1ghz base, 3.8ghz turbo all core). I've never seen it boost past 3.8ghz on it's own, even though it says it has a max turbo frequency of 4.3ghz. It simply refuses to overclock at all. I can barely get 4.0ghz all core without pushing 1.2 vcore or more, and then, the temps are 100c+ on multiple cores when they shouldn't. I've checked the entire loop multiple times, there's no obstruction in the radiators, cpu or gpu blocks, hoses, reservoir or pump. No leaks, all the fittings are fine. The pump is running at full speed. I've made sure the monoblock is seated correctly, and makes good contact with the cpu. At first, I thought it just wasn't making contact with the copper rockitcool IHS, but I triple checked contact was good, and thermal paste was spreading well. As a last ditch idea, last night I replaced the liquid metal with Cryonaut. After that, temps were a little higher (+5c ish) than the liquid metal - about 40c idle, high 70s low 80s on stress test. I've made sure the correct thermal pads are on the monoblock for the VRMs & the temps for those look ok in AIDA64 and BIOS, so I don't think that's causing anything. I've ran my head in circles and literally dissected this computer multiple times with no success at all. I really want to keep this machine, but at the same time I'm tired of it under performing like crazy and crashing all the time. I'm so close to scrapping it and going AMD, with a new motherboard & other bits & pieces, but I don't want to sell the gear I have now for a massive loss if it is in fact fixable. Would be happy to give more info if you have any questions. Thanks for reading this novel. Any ideas?
  6. Going for more of a "doesn't look like shit" solution, but thanks
  7. Tried a quick search here and on google, had a hard time finding anything Anyone know if there is an NVLink cover? My founders 2080Ti didn't come with one, and the EK waterblock backplate I bought didn't have a cover either. It looks pretty ugly just exposed, but I can't find a cover anywhere for the port. Any help is appreciated, thanks
  8. I'm not opposed to AMD, I've just always been an Intel guy. Not just this, but I think I'm moving away from workstation-ey builds in the future, since I do so little photoshop/audition/premire/sony vegas/Blender/3D CAD shit anyway. Plus, gaming and HEDT platforms are starting to blend anyway, with 115X possibly going 10 cores in ice lake or whatever is replacing the 9th gen. Also, don't like to be a guinea pig with brand brand new stuff, rather wait 6 months and see how it performs/value, etc. Yeah BIOS is latest 1902 for R6E, taking OCing step by step, changing one single thing at a time as slowly as possible and testing temps/stability. Temps just skyrocket with a small OC, and that's if it doesn't hard lock when doing so. I'm beyond lost to what could cause this level of fucked-ness. I'm positive if I gave it to Linus or Jayztwocents it'd confuse them too. I really just don't get it. At this point would prefer to move back to a more "gamey" platform, than HEDT or workstation. Don't need it anymore tbh, PSU is an EVGA G@ Supernova 1300w, plenty of juice and never had an issue before with it, so I would think not. Ram is 128gb of Corsair vengeance 3000mhz, running it at XMP can cause problems, but even just setting it to 3ghz in bios can screw with things. Run it at 2133 just for stability for fucks sake. Lock ups are totally random - sometimes when benchmarking with cinebench or 3dmark, playing a video game, or browsing/youtube. It's totally bizzare. I'm really thinking about this, the amount of headache this fucking system has caused, part of me wants to just hurl it off a cliff and never see it again. Also, I don't want to sit on it too long so I only get back 20% of it's value when I sell it. I don't really want to sell it either though, I'm so damn conflicted lmao
  9. So I have an i9 7940x on an Asus Rampage VI Extreme, but for the last 6 months or so it's been giving me all kinds of insane problems and making me pull my hair out. I can't seem to overclock this thing at all without it freezing or crashing, so I'm basically stuck at 3.8ghz max speed. It doesn't even seem to want to turbo up to 4.4 like it's supposed to. This is beyond pathetic, considering I went with a huge custom liquid loop, 3 rads, delided & liquid metal, full copper IHS & a full monoblock for the damn thing. I'm so close to done with this stupid build. I know about silicon lottery, but this is beyond bad luck. I'm convinced something is wrong, but I've troubleshooted as much as I can & just can't figure it out. I'm considering replacing it with a z390 board and a 9900k or a 9700K, or maybe wait until ice lake drops to see if it's a new chipset and mobo, or if intel actually has a decent response to Zen 2 or if it's just a 14nm+++++++ refresh with a small frequency bump. I don't know. I really hate to abandon this board and processor, I like the ability it has doing stuff other than gaming, and the two alone were almost $2k by themselves. If you had an i9 7940 and an Asus Rampage VI Extreme stuck at stock speeds, or could jump to an 1151 with potential to hit 5ghz, what would you do? Thanks for any input
  10. Yeah I figured posting this at this time wasn't great, but needed to do something to not be overly "impulsive" and rip everything out and craigslist it. Yep, tried different install on a fresh 120gb ssd from the 960 pro dimm.2 it was originally on, no luck. I'm really....reeeeeally hoping it's not a motherboard or the cpu. Strange it'd be so slow and gradual like this. One thing I've found out, is if you have a monoblock for the cpu, when you delided it and reapply the ihs, apparantley it can seal too high or too low so the contact at the monoblock plate to the ihs, or to the vrms is off. I don't know if this would cause the random freezing, but it would likely rationalize the weird temps. Rockitcool has a completely copper, and flat, replacement ihs that I think I'm going to try, as well as check what size thermal pads go to the vrms on the monoblock. If they're 1mm, maybe go to 0.5mm, and see if it helps with better contact overall. Dear lord do I hate random, 0.1% stupid ass problems that never, ever fail to find me. I'm like a fucking goldilocks with this shit.
  11. I'm seriously about to sell every HEDT part in this machine & burn it, not even curse someone else by selling it to them. I can only come up with that this machine is somehow cursed. Please, if you can help at all, I wouldn't be able to thank you enough. I'm at my wits end. I made a thread maybe a few months ago about how my cpu temps were climbing and I was getting some crashing, here's the thread here to try & not be too long winded & repetitive: So things have still been getting slowly, progressively worse, to where now I can't play anything even remotely graphics intensive or it will crash after 10-15 mins. Reinstalled win 10 twice more, tried keeping installed programs to a min, or installed what I normally would. No difference. No issues making themselves overtly shown at all with the cpu or gpu, cpu runs 45-60c, gpu doesn't even hit 45c, & both are at stock speeds because I have ptsd from overclocking & this damn machine. Same goes for running intensive programs like rendering in Sony Vegas or creating in Adobe After Effects (the main reason I went HEDT). It will begin to render or I'll set AE to cache a huge scene to ram or something so I can preview a scrub or something, & eventually in 10-15 mins it'll just freeze. No blue screen, just 100% lock up freeze, hold power button to turn off. Its getting to a point where I'm so angry and fed up I have no clue not only what the hell the problem could be, but how to fix it, that I'm thinking of just scrapping the entire machine and just going 1151 or ryzen something. I know some computer parts are like new cars, they can depreciate the second you buy them, but that's an insanely expensive thing to do. Of course it's my luck ryzen 3 launched recently and made the value of my 7940x drop even more. I almost hope it could be the cpu though, that way I'd A) solve the problem, and B) not be replacing another $2k in motherboard and ram, and not lose out on being able to utilize this machine for what I wanted to do in the first damn place (not just play games). I just wanted to ask you guys for any last ideas or literally any help you can think of before I rip this machine apart and sell it for probably a 1/3rd of what I paid for it just 16 fkin months ago. I don't want to sell it, but it's not a functioning PC anymore, and I can't for the life of me figure out how to make it one anymore. If I have to sell any parts, it'd make more sense to just blow it up and start over with something a lot cheaper, but I'm not particularly fond of literally burning thousands of dollars. Again, thanks for anything you can come up with. I do appreciate it.
  12. Any way to get the small turbo boost max box from popping up at startup every single time, other than uninstalling it? I'm pulling my hair out trying to figure out why my PC keeps crashing and freezing right now, but in the mean time I'd rather not be stuck at 3.1ghz on my 7940X & lose the 4.3ghz turbo Thanks for any help
  13. So this happens totally at random, sometimes never, sometimes after 4-6 hours of being on, but suddenly while watching a youtube video or twitch, the playback starts acting like it's being play/pause/play/pause over and over. I can't find what could trigger it, or what could make it stop. Everything else on the PC seems fine, no weird issues otherwise. It seems to be totally random. I included a youtube video of what it does. The only thing that fixes it is a complete reboot. Any ideas? *apologies, I'm on an i9 7940X, Asus rampage VI extreme, rtx 2080ti w/ek blocks, Corsair vengeance ram, ssd everything, evga 1300w G2 supernova...it's a long list. The rest is in my profile
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