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  1. Hi All, I'm not sure if this is the right sub-forum or it should be under Graphics. I bought a PowerColor Red Dragon RX 5700 (Non-XT Version) to replace my old Sapphire Radeon HD6950 Toxic. Lately I notice that the audio coming out through the HDMI is some times non-existant or very much degraded. If it is non-existant, Windows does not seem to show it on the Volume Manager. Only the on-board Realtek audio device is present. If it is degraded, it just sounds choppy and mangled and nothing like what you expect it to play out. I also notice that there are 6 "Digital Display Audio" devices, on top of my TV's output when I try to use the Windows Troubleshooter. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
  2. Hi All, I am currently looking at a used Dell PowerEdge T330 with a PERC H330 RAID Controller to use as a home server. It has two Seagate 1 TB SAS drives in RAID 1. I was planning to add maybe a 6 TB SATA HDD for other data. My concern now is that I have seen on some sites that states that Dell uses custom firmware to determine what drives can go into their servers. And because of that custom firmware, they may not recognize off-the-shelf HDD. I was wondering if anyone can shed any light on the subject?
  3. It will be interesting to see how I can expand the storage for the PS5. Personally, I went with a Firecuda 2TB on my PS4 and it's about half full. Could not afford a 2TB SSD back then.
  4. So far I don't see any BIOS updates for both the GPU or the motherboard in recent weeks. I'll try the DDU trick. Previously I only used the factory reset option when installing the drivers.
  5. Finally tested with PCIe 3.0. Still getting the crashes. Interestingly enough, SWTOR does not seem to crash my PC after a good 12 hour play session.
  6. I'll go try that tomorrow. Not sure I have that setting though.
  7. Used Radeon Software overlay to show temperature readings. My worst case was around 80 degrees C, but there was no signs of it crashing. It did crash once at around 55 - 60 degrees C, so I don't know what to make of it.
  8. I don't think I can get a refund from my local PC hardware shop. At best I can only do an RMA for it and hope for the best?
  9. 1. Any idea how to check the temps? 2. Running factory overclock, not sure if there is a base clock profile or not. 3. Sold my last system for this new complete overhaul. Gonna be tricky to test each part individually.
  10. Just bought the PSU in December 2019. Any idea what should I look out for the event logs?
  11. Hi All, I think there is something wrong with my graphics card or something related to it. I am running with the following hardware: Ryzen 7 3700X ASUS ROG Strix X570-F G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32GB DDR4-3600 Power Color Radeon RX 5700 8GB Red Dragon Seasonic PRIME Gold 650W If I am doing anything light like watching YouTube or surfing the web, there doesn't seem to be a problem. However, if I am playing games, there will be a random crashes. Either my screen blacks out and nothing is responsive, Or I am able to see an error about DirectX and I can go back to windows but I cannot load any videos from YouTube or any Audio as I am running Audio and Video from HDMI. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
  12. Hi All, I recently went down to my local PC Hardware shop to purchase some new parts for a new build. I was looking to put together the following build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/h2nt3t AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Asus ROG Strix X570-F G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16GB kit) PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 8 GB RED DRAGON Seasonic PRIME Gold 650W 2 HDD and 1 SDD At the shop, I was advised against getting the Seasonic Prime because it was lacking an additional 4-pin ATX power connector. Also, they were telling me that the 650W would not provide enough power for the RX 5700. Instead, they recommended I get the Seasonic Focus GX-750W. I remember throwing in those items in some of those PSU calculators and the number they throw back is always under 500W. Based on that, I thought the 650W would be a safe bet with a lot of headroom. I know I read somewhere in the forums here that the Focus GX is not recommended. I would like your advice if I should stick with my guns and get a Seasonic PRIME Gold 650W, or should I make some tweaks to my build, or any other considerations that I may have missed out? I don't plan to overclock so I'm not sure if some of the items here are overkill or not.
  13. Hi All, I was planning to do an upgrade on my PC some time this year. I've held on to my current PC for almost 8 years, since 2011. The reason I chose the HAF-X back then was because of the number of HDD it supported and the front hot-swap bays. I am hoping to retain at least 3 3.5" bays and 1 2.5" bay. I was looking at the Cooler Master C700P but it seems that I need to buy HDD trays to support more HDD. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a similar case type to the HAF-X.
  14. So I guess the main take away is that stock is adequate in my situation. And that either air cooling or liquid cooling will not matter as much as the actual performance of the cooler itself.
  15. Sort of like a tunnel I guess. Side of the PC case is against the wall. So the only good air flow is front, back and the other side. Top is just blowing against the bottom of the table.