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About Goldenhawk

  • Title
    Junior Member
  • Birthday 2000-02-04

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  • Interests
    Computers, computer building and gaming.


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 2700
  • Motherboard
    MSI Gaming Pro Carbon X470
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z Royal Gold RGB (4x8GB @ 3200MHz)
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING OC (8GB GDDR6)
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide 275R (White)
  • Storage
    WD Black NVMe 250GB + WD Blue 500GB SSD + 1TB WD Blue HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair HX750 750W 80+ Platinum (Fully modular)
  • Display(s)
    Asus VG278Q 27" (144Hz, 1080p)
  • Keyboard
    Coolermaster MK750 RGB (Mechanical Keyboard)
  • Mouse
    SteelSeries Rival 650 (Wireless / wired)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64-Bit

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  1. I have tried prior reseating the graphics card, sadly it resolved nothing. Just found a post on LTT forums with a person having basically having the same issue as me, except they have a video and image. Here's the link to it, what this person is experiencing is identical to my own; as in, split second flashes rarely and with those exact graphical errors. They seem to resolve the issue by changing the Display port cable, I'll try that since I have a spare Display port cable. Thanks for your suggestion that it may be the RAM, if this doesn't resolve the issue, I'll try that.
  2. Unsure if I'm allowed to, but bump? No one has responded as of yet.
  3. I have been encountering these weird artefacts for a little while now, at least I presume they're artefacts. They are extremely intermittent and only occur at most twice a day (Some days it doesn't happen at all!), in addition to this - they only appear for either quarter or half a second before they vanish. Because of this, I'm unable to provide an image of the artefacts I'm encountering. As the title says, it's an RTX 2080 that I'm having these issues with, memory is by Samsung not Hynix (At least according to GPU-Z). I'm confused though, is it the graphics card or could it be my monitor? As I do recall these issues occurring after getting the replacement monitor, prior one I returned due to artefacts. Though, that was with a different graphics card, an AMD Radeon RX 580. My current monitor is a "Asus VG278Q", using DisplayPort as the connection interface - have tried using HDMI and different port on my GPU, same issues. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, been unable to figure this out. Thanks!
  4. The cable doesn't seem to be loose, and wouldn't fall out on it's own or even with shaking the laptop. However, there is a bit of wriggle room within the connection, the cable can be tilted slightly all around the connection in a circular motion with little force.
  5. Hello, I'm having issues with a Toshiba Satellite L750 laptop suddenly shutting down when attempting to boot any operating system (Tried installing Ubuntu, Windows XP and Windows 8). However, it will not shut down if left idle within the BIOS or boot menu. My first thought was that it was overheating, since it did feel a little warm and haven't been cleaned out since purchase - so after all the time taking it apart, cleaning the fan and replacing the thermal paste for both the CPU and GPU, the issue was still present. I then tried changing the HDD, using the laptop without the battery installed, using a different power supply (19V and 9.4A, not the best idea consider it's more then double amperage) and recovery through the BIOS and again... It still wouldn't pass booting any OS, even the recovery wouldn't get past the Windows logo. I'm stumped, the only issue that I think it could be is that the connection within the laptop itself is faulty causing the shut downs? That seems unlikely though, as it's able to operate within the BIOS for a seemly unlimited amount of time. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, thank you! EDIT : Tried changing the RAM, sadly no resolution. Another thing I tried, which seemed to provide some input to the issue, is charge the battery and remove the power supply. This allowed the computer to reach startup recovery for the first time before shutting down (Presumably due to the battery running out of charge), so either the plug on the laptop is faulty, or both the power supplies I tried have issues.
  6. Thank you for the extensive response, in the case of repair I was thinking they'd use a better thermally conductive pad, but they probably won't right? They have to stick to their guide lines. Indeed Australia does have a great consumer law, it's just the store I bought it from has been charged twice by the ALC for misleading customers and outright refusing returns or refunds. Guess I can bring up my rights though, since this issue would easily fall under two categories in Australia consumer law "Products must be of acceptable quality, that is: safe, lasting, with no faults - look acceptable - do all the things someone would normally expect them to do" and "it has a problem that would have stopped someone from buying it if they’d known about it". Sadly though, despite this issue being major at least to me, they'll class it as minor since the product still works. This means the business has the right to refuse refund and instead opt for repair. Hopefully everything will turn out okay though. EDIT Didn't want to bump this thread, as it's no longer relevant. Anyway, If anyone is curious I did manage to return the card without any hassle at all and instead upgraded to a RTX 2080, did cost quite a bit more, but I'm loving the performance! Wish I could've stayed with AMD due to myself preferring them, but sadly they don't really have much competition with the Radeon VII costing the same as an RTX 2080, but performing worse in many occasions. Thank you everyone for assisting.
  7. None...... Unless we count the reference coolers, though those are looking more reliable than this Strix card....... I don't think I'll be able to return the card for a refund anyway, store I bought it from isn't exactly known for their warranty services. If refund won't happen, I'll try repair through RMA. If worst comes and they refuse repair - which I doubt they will, I guess I'll have to manually change the thermal pads..... Something Asus should've done in the factory. Depending how this goes, this might be the last time I purchase an Asus product (Had prior issues with Asus, shouldn't have gave them another chance).
  8. Lets say I have to keep the graphics card (due to either them refusing return or repair) how bad would it be for the graphics card to run at a constant 110c on the VRMs? Would it mean a significantly reduced life span for the card? If everything doesn't fall in my favour, I may have to replace the thermal pads myself..... Not looking forward to this, so hopefully Asus can either resolve the heating issues, or replace with a different card entirely.
  9. Sadly couldn't find any Sapphire or Powercolor in Australia, for a reasonable price at least. Did see a Vega 56 from Sapphire for $1,300~
  10. I'm experiencing quite high temperatures on what I presume is called the "VRM", GPU-Z says it's a "Voltage Regulator Phase", this the same thing as VRM? Anyway, I'm getting temperatures of 105c on the "VR SOC" and 93c on the "VR Mem", this is with an under-volt applied of 1050mV for power stage 7 and 1000mV for power stage 6, with the HBM2 being the same voltage as power stage 6. Without an under-volt, I get temperatures of 115c on the "VR SOC" and 100c on the "VR Mem". Not sure if the temperatures will get worse or better.... My specific Vega 64 is the Asus STRIX model, one with misplaced thermal pads on the VRMs. I only bought this graphics card yesterday, and am not willing to disassemble it for something the manufacturer should've taking care of. Does this basically mean return it? That is if I can.... Doesn't seem the graphics card is going to last very long at that temperature, unless I'm missing something? What would be the maximum temperatures for the VR SOC and MEM, if anyone does know? Thank you for any help! This is really annoying me, either it's fine and I'm over reacting, I must replace the thermal pads or I have to return it, or attempt to at least.
  11. I had similar issues with my Vega 64 only yesterday, and managed to figure out and resolve the sudden drops in GPU load, for my computer at least. The issue was my anti-virus software (Bitdefender) causing drops of roughly 30% in GPU load, very much alike yours. Hopefully this is the resolution for your issues also.
  12. Have checked using Metro Last Light Redux benchmark, and my CPU usage isn't maxing out and isn't suddenly dropping in usage. My graphics card is a different story however, with it suddenly dropping to 52% from 99% of usage, this is when the core clock drops and stutter occurs. I think it's now resolved! Stuttering stopped occurring once I disabled the protection option within Bitdefender settings. Will continue to monitor in the future however.
  13. Sorry, forgot to update my specifications. Have updated them now, anyway I have a Ryzen 7 2700 with memory at 3200MHz. Pretty sure the CPU utilization doesn't drop when the core clock does, same for the GPU. Will confirm tommorow however.
  14. Sorry, should've mentioned that. Tempeatures are often at the 75c mark, but stuttering occurs even when the card is at 65c~. (Not at that tempeature for very long!) *Edit Unsure of target tempeature, but the maximum is 80c I presume (Won't let me put fan settings to anything higher than 80c) Also, the clock speed only drops for a split second and jumps back up.
  15. Recently upgraded to an Asus STRIX Vega 64 card, performace is great - much better than my old card. Unlike my old card however, I'm now experiencing micro-stutters in certain titles, with no stutters in sinthetic benchmarks?.... I find this really odd. The titles that I experience micro-stutters in are the Witcher 3 and Metro Last Light Redux. Haven't played many games on this new card as of yet, most likely more games will have similar issues. ARK Survival Evolved seemed to run fine, did stutter but only when moving quite quickly (speed cheating basically), otherwise the core clock stuck around the 1500Mhz mark, with the HBM2 never dipping. <- (Undervolt speeds) Something I have noted, these stutters occur when my GPU's core clock drops (1550Mhz~ down to 1300Mhz or 1400Mhz) and oddly, the Witcher 3 only stutters when the HBM2 memory drops to 800Mhz from stock 945Mhz.... I thought it was something to do with the power limit or voltage, so I spent a while tweaking. Managed to get P7 to 1080mV and P6 at 1000mV for the core voltage, 1000mV for the HBM2. And yes, I did increase the power limit to 50%. While this increased my average clock speed from 1350Mhz~ to an average of 1530Mhz, it didn't resolve the stuttering, if anything it made it worse due to the higher frame rate..... Not sure what exactly to do, just installed the card today, did the usual procedures of upgrading changing a graphics card (Using DDU) and have already reinstalled the driver. I presume I don't have a misplaced thermal pad (Common with first batch), just in case however would there be a way to monitor VRM temps? I'm on AMD driver 19.2.2. My CPU shouldn't be the issue either, being a Ryzen 7 2700(non-x) with 3200Mhz RAM.