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Quiverism

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  1. Hey guys! Just like the title says, I´m moving out and if possible I would like to leave as many components as possible in the case (but it´s likely there will be quite a bit of vibration and movement on the truck that´s gonna carry it alongside most of my stuff). The case will be going inside it´s box (it has the Styrofoam thingies -sorry, not a native english speaker, no idea how they are actually called- so that the case will have a snug fit). My plan is to leave the MB, CPU (i5 8400), RAM sticks and PSU installed on the case... and pretty much everything else I would take with me (CPU cooler -it´s pretty big and heavy-, fans, GPU and HDDs and SSDs). Is this a good idea? What should I change? Thanks in advance!
  2. Very nice advice! I´m also very interested in learning to code, but I´m not particularly interested in creating games... or anything in particular at the moment. Honestly I just want to get the strongest coding base I can with the first language I learn. From what you´ve said I get that learning a statically/strongly-typed language is the best, would you then recommend me to learn C# first? I´ve read it can be hard for begginners, but once you learn it you will have a great, deeper understanding of programming.
  3. Got some good news! @nick name @ewitte @callmejaccob Changed the drives to ports 1&3 (2 is blocked by the GPU) and the PC only takes 30 seconds to actually boot instead of 5 minutes! So... It´s kinda fixed I guess (before I had this problem the PC would boot in less than 10s). But I´m still pretty confused... before it didn´t matter if I used the first few SATA ports (I´m pretty sure I´ve never them), so why would it matter now? Plus why is the problem so inconsistent? Sometimes it boots normally, some other times it just takes longer, and there´s no pattern I can identify. Also, this means the problem is MB-related, right?
  4. Damn, I´m actually using port 5 and 6. Gonna move them and try to see if it´s fixed!
  5. Yes, and yes. Nope. After almost everyone asking storage-related things it hit me: Even though Windows is installed in the brand new SSD, pretty much everything else is in the pretty old HDD (now that I think about it... I´ve had for around 6-7 years) and maybe that´s whats causing problems, so decided to check for S.M.A.R.T values on both just to see how they were doing. Old Seagate HDD S.M.A.R.T values: New Kingston SSD S.M.A.R.T values: Honestly I don´t really know much about reading S.M.A.R.T. values, but someone here could. When I return later today i will take the Old HDD out and try to turn on the PC to see if that´s the problem.
  6. Before anything, these are my system's components: GPU EVGA GTX 980 MB Asus TUF B360M-E GAMING CPU Intel i5 8400 RAM Team DDR4 8GB T-Force DELTA x2 (both have the same brand, model and size, only the frecuency is different. Old one is 2666, new one is 3000). PSU XFX XRT 750w Full Modular. Everything started a couple months ago when I did a small upgrade to my PC (bought an extra RAM stick and an SSD and did a clean windows 10 install on it). Everything worked perfectly for the first 2 weeks, but out of nowhere my PC would sometimes not turn on unless I cut the power to the PSU for a few seconds. A couple days later I realized it's not that "the PC doesn't turn on" but instead it just takes a LONG time to even post anything. I don't know if I'm using the the term "post" properly... What I'm trying to say is that it takes almost 5 minutes for the PC to give ANY KIND of visual output to the monitor (though interestingly the RGB on the ram sticks and on the MB do turn on instantly even if everything else doesn't), but once it does the startup process goes super smooth and fast (like I said, Windows is in the new SSD). Other than that... there really isn't any other problems, the PC works perfectly when turned on. By the way... when I say "sometimes" It was pretty much a 50/50 whether it would take an insane amount of time to give any output.This is the list of things I tried, but the problem persisted: Took everything out (even resit the CPU), gave the case and all the components a good clean with canned air and a brush, and put everything back in. Thought maybe the new RAM stick was the problem so I took it out and left only the old one. Updated BIOS. Bought a new PSU cable (the one i had was pretty old). Thought maybe the problem was related to my case, so I unhooked everything case-related from the MB and tried jump-starting the PC with a screwdriver. Cleared CMOS. I swapped any power cables I had an extra of (XFX XTR 750 is fully modular and comes with some extras): SATA, PCI-E and MOLEX. Hooked up the PC to a different UPS and power outlet. As the days went on I got more worried as the 50/50 chance I mentioned lowered steadily... Got to the point that almost everytime the PC would take a LOT of times to boot. This is when things get complicated: At this point I thought the ONLY thing I had left to rule out was my PSU, so borrowed my brother's PC. Got his PSU hooked up to my rig and it turned on instantly! I thought this pretty much identified my PSU as the problem, but just to be sure I hooked up my supposedly faulty PSU to my brother's PC... AND IT TURNED ON NO PROBLEM! Honestly I was pretty lost... why would my PSU worked perfectly on my brother´s and not in mine? Didn´t make much sense to me, so I tried hooking my PSU back into my PC... and now it works no problem!? I was at a complete loss, but as long as my PC works I guess I was willing to forget all this.The thing is... after 2 weeks of this "psu temporary swap fix" the problem has come back, again out of complete nowhere. So yeah... I have no idea what to do now, It doesn't help that the problem is not consistent. My PSU worked perfectly with my brother's PC, so that means it must be the motherboard, right? I think I've ruled out pretty much everything else.
  7. When i left the old RAM stick in the problem still persisted. Will try!
  8. Hey everyone! Recently i did a small upgrade to my PC (bought an extra RAM stick and an SSD and did a clean windows 10 install on it). For the first week everything worked perfectly, but a few days ago i noticed that sometimes the PC wouldn't turn on unless i cut the power to the PSU for a few seconds (interestingly before i cut the power the RGB on the ram sticks and on the MB do turn on even if everything else doesn't, so there's definitly somepower going through). Other than that... there really isn't any other problems, the PC works perfectly when turned on. Things i have tried, and yet the problem persists: Took everything out (even resit the CPU), gave the case and all the components a good clean with canned air and a brush, and put everything back in. Thought maybe the new RAM stick was the problem so i tried all the combinations: only the old RAM stick, only the new one, put them in different ram slots. Updated BIOS. Bought a new PSU cable (the one i had was pretty old). Another interesting fact: I can consistently turn the PC on if i do it right after i turn it off. If the PC was off for more than 20 minutes then there's a chance it won't turn on. It´s not a big problem, but it getting annoying after the 30th time. Also any power-related problem scares me as i don't know if it could fry a component at some point. Thanks in advance!
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