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About Carlincf

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  1. If it helps anybody, I uninstalled the NVIDIA drivers with DDU. When the PC booted using the onboard graphics, GPU-Z identified the board as supporting PCIE3. Once I installed the drivers, it went back to PCIE2 and the behavior returned.
  2. Unfortunately, after a quick removal and cleaning, the issue persists.
  3. I have updated the bios and it did not solve the issue. I'll try reinserting the card, can't hurt!
  4. When the PCIEX16_1 slot on my motherboard is set to "Auto" or "Gen 3", Windows begins to load and quickly goes black. When I set the slot to Gen 2, it works perfectly. I am trying to decide if I need to replace one of my components, and determine which one. Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 10.0.18363 x64 Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 BIOs version: 3103 GPU: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw 5 16GB (8x2) 3200 DDR4 (F4-3200C16-8GVKB) Storage: Silicon Power 512GB NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen3 PSU: EVGA B3 750 W 80+ Bronze
  5. I have it at 1.4 volts rn, I'm weary about going higher for the long term health of the chip. Once I get over this little hiccup, maybe I'll feel comfortable pushing it further again!
  6. Ryzen 5 2600, I have it OC'd to 4.075 ghz. I just can't quite get my chip to be stable at 4.1 lol. Thanks for all the help, I feel so much better now that I have stability, even with PCIe Gen 2. A little bit of digging tells me I shouldn't see a major impact to gaming, and I'm filing a warranty claim with ASUS for the faulty slot. Since I've been working from home, having my PC become unusable with such odd behavior was a huge stressor.
  7. I couldn't wait until after work because this has been driving me a bit crazy lol. But I figured it out! I switched the card out and had the same issue, so I did some more googling and eventually found a thread on Tom's Hardware where someone was having a similar issue. Their solution was to set the PCIE slot to Gen 2 instead of Gen 3. I did the same thing and it worked! Windows is stable, I manually updated the drivers for my 2070 successfully, and reconnected to the internet. Everything seems to be working fine now, although I will have to do some research and determine why my PCIE slot is behaving oddly. For posterity: My original problem was a fresh install of Windows 10 crashing within minutes of connecting to the internet. Following everyone's advice here, I was able to track the problem to the graphics card driver. After testing multiple cards and still observing the issue, I determined the problem may be with the PCIE slot. Rolling the PCIE slot back to Gen 2 solved the issue.
  8. I installed the lan driver, along with the other mobo drivers, and everything was fine. I experienced the crash again when I installed the latest 2070 driver. That's my plan this afternoon after work!
  9. More progress! I installed all the motherboard drivers as suggested without any issues. Then, when I installed the NVIDIA drivers for my RTX 2070, it crashed to black! So I feel confident that it is my gpu drivers that are crashing my system. I guess my next steps are to try an older gpu driver, or check my gpu warranty and see if I can get a replacement.
  10. I can, I just don't know which driver to begin with. Probably the display?
  11. Okay, progress! I have run the installation process with the lan cable plug into the PC and the modem turned off - no issues. I then disabled the lan port and plugged in the modem - no issues. I then enabled the lan port, saw a spike in taks manager associated with installing drivers, and then a crash. So it is definitely a driver issue. Once I established an internet connection, Windows automatically downloads a driver that crashes my PC and makes Windows unrecoverable. I don't really know where to go from here, and would appreciate some advice. I feel a bit better knowing for certain what the problem is, at least.
  12. Thanks for the replies everyone. I've attached an image of the ethernet port in question, as well as the cable. I am going to try to install windows with the cable plugged in and the modem turned off to see if there is a short circuit to blame. Regarding drivers, that was my first thought as well: that once the system is connected to the internet, it installs a driver that causes the crash. Unfortunately, I don't know how to check this. Can somebody please tell me how I should go about finding and installing my drivers in a controlled way? I do have access to another laptop.
  13. Hey guys! I'm about at my wits end here and would appreciate your help. I have a PC that I recently updated the GPU on and installed a new M.2 SSD. I wanted to install Windows on this new drive, so I used my Windows 10 installation USB to format my old driver and install a fresh version of Windows on my new drive. I am now met with the following issue: When I complete the installation process entirely offline, I have no trouble. I can log into a local account, I can restart the computer and boot perfectly fine. However, once I connect an ethernet cable and establish a wired internet connection, the system crashes after a few minutes and it is not recoverable. If I try to restart the system, it boots and then attempts to load Windows to a black screen that is unresponsive. I have to install windows again (offline) in order to access the system. I have let the system idle in the Bios and in offline Windows for nearly an hour without any issues, so I do not think it is an issue of incompatible hardware or overheating. Any ideas what could be causing my issue, and how I can resolve it? I'll try to provide as much detail as possible. Thank you all in advance!