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    Weird GPU Problems

    If you can google how to use a volt meter to check the PCIe slots and the PSU cables to ensure they are delivering correctly, they will eliminate the PSU and mobo from the equation and isolate to the GPU (would be what I Would do next) I have a voltmeter but haven't had to do this myself so the next step would be googling how
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    R7 260x PCB help

    @mariushm @Morgan MLGman thank you so much! Water block with acrylic (customizable footprint) mount inc from china for the chip. I meant to order copper HS's will do that today, and put little HS's on each of the outlines presented. Ill attach the fan closest to the IO and there will be some airflow (1 intake fan 2 or 3 exhaust depending on fit in the case) in the case as well. Card will be facing fan up (left handed proprietary mobo) - going to drill some holes later today EDIT - scratch that - aluminum heat sinks, so much cheaper lol 50 little aluminum guys with double sided thermal tape for $3.69 shipped, not bad!
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    R7 260x PCB help

    Getting started on a project and took apart my R7 260x, need help identifying what on this PCB needs a fan on it. Im assuming (this is actually my first GPU taken apart in yearrrrrs) to much and couldn't find good info on this - any help is appreciated. Ive put the shroud back on and have slim 90mm 2 pin fans (PCB has 1 2pin header) so I plan to only put 1 fan (hopefully can mod to fit on the inside of the cage) in use, but will do 2 if I can find a splitter lol (and it can fit) - just not sure which shroud hole should take priority - pics of GPU befores afters as reference.
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    Weird GPU Problems

    That's odd you cant run the card in slot 2 it should be plug and play. So you are getting a display from Slot 2, but software wont run? Slot 1 + PSU cable now delivering power - is there a potential that your GPU is somehow partially unseating itself or you are not seating it properly? I only ask because Ive had my GPU unslot after moving case (very slightly) and it booted up and everything until it went to pull full power loading a game it just shut down. So not indicative of whats happening with you but just asking to clear that up. Have you run 3dmark firestrike to see how your GPU is running compared to other systems like yours? The only options I can think of is there is a power delivery or power receipt issue going on here and Im thinking its likely power receipt on the GPU side. The only way to isolate further in my opinion is you need a secondary GPU to try next.
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    Weird GPU Problems

    The pic attached is from the motherboard manual - I think its saying that when you use the second PCIe slot its autos into x8/x8? When you bench whats the power doing now? Your card wont be bottlenecked by x8 so really nothing to be worried about. Need to see if the PCIe slot is giving 75w of juice or not (since the board is rated for xfire/sli) - if the card still under performs Id lean towards saying something is wrong with the card not the mobo or PSU (since cables/PSU ports and perhaps both slots are still showing the GPU failure)
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    Weird GPU Problems

    Its getting power from two sources, the PCIe x16 slot and the PSU cable. Since you've tested the other cables/ports and nothing is shutting down I don't think its the PSU atm. Have you tried the other PCIe x8/x16 (if you have them) slots on the motherboard with the GPU?
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    Weird GPU Problems

    @ButterLettuth this sounds like a hardware issue. However the only way to eliminate software issues you should do a fresh install of operating system. If the issue persists it is then hardware. I wouldn't purchase anything until I did that. Problem persists then we need to run that problem to ground with monitoring software for voltages, etc and replicate to isolate.
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    What's your avatar all about?

    Because the stare of this...commie...gives me the lulz. (Its Trotsky) A quote by him I like: "There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances."
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    What is a GTX 1050 ti good for nowadays?

    The Ti at the end has always made me lol too OP
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    LTT 3DMark Thread

    Benchmark: Fire Strike CPU: Ryzen 7 1700 GPU: Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X Nitro GPU Core: 1050 mhz GPU Memory: 500 mhz Score: 12,932 3DMark Link: https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/33636104
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    LTT 3DMark Thread

    Benchmark: Fire Strike CPU: FX-8350 GPU: Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X Nitro GPU Core: 1050 mhz GPU Memory: 500 mhz Score: 9204 3DMark Link: https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/33635325?
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    Where to get Corsair Link cable?

    Corsair will sell you one for WAYYYY overprice iirc - or just do like I did and buy something like that (after I lost my cable)
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    Where to get Corsair Link cable?

    search for USB header to micro USB male https://www.ebay.com/i/272784673184?chn=ps
  14. The i5 3470 benches faster than an FX 8350 (I have both) and I game on the FX 8350, but the i5 does fine, its just better suited for my HTPC needs. It is decent for its age compared to i5 6xxx etc (compare benches) and affordable to find. You just aren't going to get a cure all, and the i7 will be the best choice (or the xeon version Im not sure) because...its an i7 same gen lol - even the 2600 (a little slower single core speed) has more threads and much better multi core which is what current gen games need
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    Intel Core i9 9900KFC

    them cookies tho