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About Brent744

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    Fredericton, NB, Canada
  • Occupation
    Systems Engineer


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    16 GB @ 3200 MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1070
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  • Storage
    1 TB HDD / 256 MB HDD
  • PSU
    NZXT 750w
  • Keyboard
    Red Dragon
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
  • Laptop
    HP Pavilion Gaming - Ryzen 5 3550 - nVidia GeForce GTX 1050 - 8GB DDR4 - 256 GB SSD

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  1. I would say your issue is related to the power supply. I have never seen that brand before. The PSU is the most important part of any computer, an unreliable one can create permanent damage to the rest of our components. I recommend upgrading to an EVGA or Corsair 500w or more. But before that, plug the GPU back in, attach the 8 pin power connection. Boot the PC and let it idle for about 15 minutes. If there's no image after 20 minutes power down the PC with the power button and try again. The purpose of this is to give Windows time to automatically install a driver. This happened to me when I first installed my Vega. It took about 15 minutes before an image appeared on first boot with the Vega.
  2. A 550w PSU should be sufficient for your build, you're sure its 550w? You know the wattage but you don't know the brand? And you're connecting the 8-pin power connection to the GPU correct?
  3. I have a Vega 56 and newer drivers have put its performance pretty close to the 1080 so I would assume the 64 would put it closer to an RTX 2070 in terms of performance. But out of those 3 I feel the 1070 Ti is the better deal of the three. As previously stated, I would check prices on a new RX 5700 before I jump the gun on the used market.
  4. Personally, I would keep the 5700 XT. The 5000 series cards are AMD's newest lineup and meant to complete against the RTX series cards. They perform good at the moment, but I believe with more time and optimizations they will perform much better in the near future. I'm currently using a Vega 56. When it first released, a 1070 performed much better in just about everything. By the end of 2019, the drivers have increased performance so much it compete's with the 1080.
  5. If you have the correct RAM and the machine still is not gaining any image then it's likely the motherboard or GPU.
  6. AMD is the way to go with this title. It relies heavily on CPU performance and at the moment, AMD offerings give you more cores and more threads for a better price.
  7. Most of the time I would think, but not always the case. This is the third card where I've changed the paste and it made no difference. Previous cards were EVGA 1050 Ti and Gigabyte 1060 which both made no difference, maybe because they use a lot less power, not sure. Then I changed paste on a EVGA 1070 and temps went down 6 degrees under load so I figured I might get the same result in the Vega, but it didn't change. Using Arctic Silver 5 for each unit.
  8. Actually you're right, that model does not have a display output on the motherboard. Do you have any other GPU that you can use for the time being that you know 100% works?
  9. The motherboard will have some form of display output. It's an older board so it's likely a VGA port.
  10. If you're sure the PSU is good to go and you're still not getting a bios image or anything, my guess would be a motherboard problem or you don't have the correct RAM.
  11. Next, remove the GPU, power down the machine and clear cmos. You need to eliminate as many potential problems as possible, and this cpu does have integrated graphics so it's able to boot without a GPU providing the cpu and mobo are functional. Plug the display directly into the motherboard then try booting the PC again.
  12. when diagnosing a problem like this only place 1 ram stick in, in DIMM_A1.
  13. Thanks for the info, I'll have to check that one out on my next build.
  14. Confirmed, made no difference unfortunately with Arctic Silver 5 paste. Was worth a shot I suppose. Maybe the paste will be more effective after it's fully cured.
  15. It sounds to me like a bad HDD. open command promt and type "chkdsk". Try a disk defrag after that.