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Everything posted by jones177

  1. The way I do it is with another computer and there is no easy way to do it without. Each component has to be tested starting with the GPU. First, remove the card and the reinstall it. Disconnect and reconnect the PCie cables from the GPU to the PSU as well. Second, try the next PCie slot. Also check your monitor by testing it with another source like a console. Also If you have a TV, try plugging into that. That is about all you can do without a second computer. The rest needs parts. Like an old HDD with Windows installed to see if your SSD or motherboard is faulty. Good Luck.
  2. No. Your situation is just plain hard. The thing is it could be many things. You need to test your GPU in another computer to see if it has failed. If it has not you need to start testing other parts of your computer and that is even harder to do. If is was easy building your own computer and troubleshooting it everybody would be doing it. With this hobby you have to take the good with the bad and right now you are up to your eyeballs in bad. All you can do is persevere.
  3. I did 3D modeling for a living. My 3D computer usually was rendering when I was not physically using it so I used my 2D computer(running PhotoShop & illustrator) to game on after hours. I used multiple computers because I started doing 3D when computers had 1 core so the only way to speed things up is to use lots of computers. By the time my computers had 4 cores(2009) I went down to using 2 computers for work. I still use 2 computers since they were built while I was still working(retired), but now my 3D computer is used mainly for VR games. Unless you use the two 2080 tis for GPU rendering I suggest building another computer for gaming with one 2080 ti and you can use that computer for things like image processing and video editing along with games.
  4. This hole post is confusing to me since the OP said "The computer runs but won't boot and I can't even get into the bios" In this situation I would use the integrated graphics on my Intel CPU but AMD's don't have integrated graphics. The only other thing I would do is put in another video card and most people don't have spare cards(I do because paranoid).
  5. I am talking about GPU overclockers since the OP thinks it is an MSI Afterburner issue. GPU overclocks load in after the video drivers as Windows loads.
  6. You may notice that your motherboard is still powered after you turn off your computer. If any of this power is detected by your GPU as you turn on your computer the card will detect low power and not turn on. One of my RTX 2080 ti computers does it but only twice since I built it in 2018. I found the solution on the EVGA forums. It may not be your problem but it is worth a try.
  7. If you can't see your motherboards bios then it is not an MSI Afterburner issue. It loads after the Nvidia drivers as Windows is loading. My RTX cards(2080 tis) have a mode that is triggered by low power. So when I get a blank screen all I have to do is switch off the power supply or unplug from the wall, wait a few seconds and turn it back on. This is very rare but it happens.
  8. jones177

    OLED or QLED

    The setup is purely for entertainment and it is a good match with my 2080 ti for 4k gaming. If I want a higher refresh rate I drop the resolution to 1440p and get 120hz. The HDMI 2.1 is for 120hz 4k and I will need that with the next graphics cards I buy. The G-sync compatibility works almost as good as the module in my 1440p 144hz monitor and much better than Freesync with a Nvidia I have on my 38" LG Ultra wide. I am planning on replacing all but my 38" ulta wide with OLED TVs. I am just waiting for a price drop since I payed a $100 less last black Friday than the price they are now.
  9. jones177

    OLED or QLED

    I went with a 2019 LG OLED because of the G-sync compatibility and HDMI 2.1. It is now my #1 monitor.
  10. It depends on the monitor. My old 28" TN 4k monitors did a great 1440p but my VA 4k monitor is only good for 4k. None did a good 1080p. I bought my first 4k monitor in 2015 and played games like Witcher 3 at 1440p and old games like Fallout NV at 4k. It is only when the GTX 1080 ti came out that I started playing all games at 4k. I now use a LG 4k OLED TV as a monitor and it can do 1440p better than my 1440p 144hz monitor(LG 32GK850G).
  11. It will keep it cool enough(low 30s idle) with a 5ghz all core overclock with one fan.
  12. I went from a 32" 4k monitor to a 55" OLED TV. It was not planned to be a replacement. I only replaced my old 1080p 55" TV on a stand, in front of a sofa with a 4k TV on a 30" deep table for TV watching and casual gaming. No one was using the old setup and watched TV on their monitors in the bedrooms. I am a 4k snob that does not like 1440p at all but the LG OLED is incredible and even 1440p that I rejected(too fuzzy) on a 32" 1440p 144hz LG monitor looks fantastic. Now after 6 months of using the OLED my 38" LG ultrawide feels too small and I hate the idea of replacing it since it costs as much as an OLED but I have only been using that system for VR. I still use my 32" 4k monitor with one of my older systems but it will be eventually replaced with an OLED TV.
  13. I use a B9 as a monitor($1200). If the CX 48" is cheaper I will get one. But if the B9 is cheaper I will get another. I am now used to a 55" monitor to a point that my 38" LG ultra wide feels too small. I really don't like to use it anymore and use that system mainly for VR now. I also may get a 55" C9 if they hit $1300.
  14. I do 222 already with my i7 8086k at 5ghz in the single core test. I need close to a score of 240 to get the sort of gains I need in my old modded games and newer building games. The price is within my budget so it all depends on independent benches(not opinions) whether I get one or not.
  15. I use dark because my HDR monitors/TV are too bright for light mode. With my older monitors it did not matter, but now light mode feels like it is burning into my brain with my new setups.
  16. My computers crash just about every day. It is because my modded/building games have so much content in them that they overwhelm my hardware. That is the usual for continuing to add mods or content in building games. I know the crashes will stop when I quit adding content and my hardware catches up to them. This is what happened with my 2011 version of Skyrim. I modded it from 2011 to 2016(over 300 mods(254 esp mods)). With a i7 6700k and a GTX 1080 it crashed every 20 minutes. I put the game with all that is needed to bring it back on a Passport and left there for 2 years. When I got a RTX 2080 ti in 2018 I reinstalled it to see if it could run at 4k 60. I was shocked to find that the crashes were gone and it did run at 60 in 4k. I am still adding mods/content to a number of games and some are crashing at a frequency of about every 2 hours. I know that if I dial it back I could get rid of the crashes but they are so much fun to play that I can't bring myself to do it.
  17. I liked the last two because they were more Witcher 3 style play than a console game that makes you jump through hoops. I have installed and tested Black Flag and Unity recently and it doesn't take long for me close them because of the game play but their graphics are very good even compared to recent titles.
  18. Both of my SC2s are still under warranty(first one bought 7-28-2017). If they started to only run in debug mode I would RMA them. That is why I buy EVGA. Debug mode only removes the factory overclock so either the GPU has degraded or it is getting too hot with the factory overclock. Either way I would RMA.
  19. Try to boot into safe mode. Load MSI afterburner and set it to default and switch off "start with widows". I keep my GPU at stock and add an overclock just before playing a game. I do this because stuff happens. CPU overclocking is done before Windows loads so a lot safer.
  20. It is an 6 bit plus frc panel so it only emulates 16.7 million colors with dithering. Good for office work but not much else.
  21. Since a lot of games use 1 or 2 cores for their rendering engine I use Cinebench R15 single core score to give me a good idea how a CPU will perform. As games use more cores it will become less important but it is good for now. The R 73700X has a score of 204 and a i7 8700k has a score of 208 so I expect them to have similar frames in games. The R 7 2700X has a score of 177 and that is close to the i7 6700k with a score of 180. I would take the 2700X over the i7 6700k because more cores equal a smoother experience but not better frame rate. I think the best thing to do is watch lots of comparison Youtube videos. Like this one Not at 4k but some similar performance between the 3700X and the i7 8700k.
  22. At 4k it is still important to have high IPC so CPU lows don't drop you below 60fps. On my i7 2600k these lows were in the 30s and were jaring. On a i7 6700k they were in the 40s and still could be felt. With a i7 8700k they were in the high 50s and they could be seen on a counter but not felt. The R 7 3700X has similar game performance to the i7 8700k so I would get that.
  23. That is strange. My I7 6700k computer is not what I use for gaming(too slow) but its results look normal to me. My 2080 ti results are just strange and I find it hard to believe what MSI afterburner is reporting.
  24. Somes games are like that and I measure my hardware with them. If you mean Shadow of the Tomb Raider I don't think it is hard to run unless RTX is turned on. I played and tested that game at 3440 X 1440 and later 3840 X 1600 so I only have my custom preset data at 4k and it was over 60 as well. I did lots of testing with AC:O since it seemed to bottleneck my CPU at 1440p and my all air setup was so loud at 4k that I played the game on a ultra monitor. Here is what that looked like. AC:O also uses 100 watts more from the wall that any other game I tested and it is now my PSU tester. The hardest game I have run by far is RDR 2. I turns my computers into potatoes. Even with Hardware Unboxed preset I only average 59fps at 4k. I have EVGA cards and use MSI Afterburner for on screen monitoring. I overclock with Precision X1. It works with any card but some games don't like it. If I run it with Fallout 4 I get a crash.