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About RickH

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  • Location
    Western Washington
  • Interests
    Computers, Servers, Linux, Windows, Tech, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Backpacking, Boating
  • Biography
    35 years IT experience, Been hacking on computers since 1980 (TRS80 and C-64, LOL!).
  • Occupation
    System Analyst/Architect


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 2700+
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    CORSAIR Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000MHZ
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB
  • Case
    CM Storm Stryker
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 EVO 1TB - NVMe PCIe M.2, WD 6TB 7500RPM HD, Sandisk 1TB SSD
  • PSU
    Corsair HX1200 I
  • Display(s)
    LG 27MP65, ASUS MX279H
  • Cooling
    NZXT Kraken X62, Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei 310 Gaming Mouse
  • Sound
    Bose Companion 3 Series II
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  1. As in doing the "LTT FOLDING TEAM" event stuff that is currently going on. (Emergency response to COVID-19) It's a way to set up your computer to "donate" cpu and gpu work to work on molecular calculations, to use our own computers to aid in solving this bug, from our homes... If you loaded the folding@home software once, it will load everytime you start your computer and leave it running. That can keep your GPU busy enough to be unresponsive...
  2. I'm guessing this is occurring while you are "folding"? I have a 1070 TI that the same thing is happening with. It seems to be occurring when the GPU is being used to fold.
  3. I was really late in starting this. Missed the actual sign up... Right now, I have 5 upper mid end computers all blissfully doing their thing. About 500,000 points in the last 8 hours...
  4. The I7 8700K and one of these: - ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-F- MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon Ac- ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-E The difference between them involves how they are configured, how many slots, etc. It's all up to you.
  5. Once that Geforce 2080 or whatever they call it is released (next week?) the 1080s may lower, the problem is people using them for bitcoin... That's what has been keeping the costs up...
  6. That GPU isn't bad, MOBO, RAM and motherboard will have trouble keeping up with most stuff released in the last 2 years... Linus has a ton of tech tip vids on your alternatives... Once every few years you need to take a plunge and upgrade to another series. Leap as far as you can afford. That will keep you satisfied with your system performance longer...
  7. I've been using Corsair LPX 3000MHZ on a Ryzen 7 1800X since January 2018. The Ram runs at 3000mhz, no faster. I've never had any issues with the RAM. If I was to get ram over, I'd probably get the 3600mhz corsair ram. https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-3600MHz-PC4-28800-Black/dp/B01AKWSUOU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1534552367&sr=1-1&keywords=Corsair+Vengeance+LPX+3600
  8. Power supplies are one thing it doesn't pay to go cheap on, in my experience... They have to work ALL the time and never deviate, even when the power is potentially unstable...
  9. It could be a driver problem. It could be something as trivial as the CPU not totally being seated completely. Try pulling and reseating the RAM and all the installed cards on the MOBO. 3 years is enough time for dust/corrosion to do their work.... And time is ticking.... tick... tock...
  10. You're referring to the alternative being a laptop, so I'm guessing the PC you are specifically referring to is a desktop? There are a LOT of variables here... Power supply... Loose power connection... Exposed power wire causing power supply to short out... infected computer software... On and on... You have a fixed deadline before it has to work reliably. There is a time to take a computer in. You have reached that time...
  11. Sounds like thermal throttling. Is your CPU getting hot? Make sure the vents are completely clear, etc... No fuzzy desk pad, no papers over it, etc...
  12. AIOs have up to 6 year warranties, so yes, they can run 24x7. I have an NZXT Kraken x62 and I never shut that computer off... Been working since January 2018 now...
  13. Do you know specifically WHEN it started these BSODs? IF you can figure that out, did you install or upgrade something about that time? This issue is almost always driver related. Drivers being updated is not the same thing as drivers installed correctly. If you know what drivers caused the issue, uninstall or remove them and install them over again, preferably from an original driver source...
  14. Have you tried booting in safe mode and trying chrome then? Remember Chrome is an add-on app. You can always use control panel to uninstall it, then reinstall it. You should also check what extensions are installed on your instance of Chrome... Extensions can sometimes cause instabilities
  15. Anyway you go about it, you'll need a top end graphics card regardless of what CPU you put in it. The cost-effective solution would be to try that FIRST and then re-evaluate.