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About Goldenhawk

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    Junior Member
  • Birthday 2000-02-04

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    Computers, computer building and gaming.


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 2700 (8 Core, 16 thread)
  • Motherboard
    MSI Gaming Pro Carbon X470 (ATX)
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z Royal Gold RGB (2x8GB @ 3200MHz)
  • GPU
    MSI Radeon RX 580 ARMOR (8GB VRAM)
  • 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)
    Samsung G73 24" (144Hz, 1080p) + Samsung S24D300HS (1080p)
  • Keyboard
    Coolermaster MK750 RGB (Mechanical Keyboard)
  • Mouse
    SteelSeries Rival 300 ( CS:GO Fade edition )
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64-Bit

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  1. Goldenhawk

    High "VR SOC" temperatures (Vega 64)

    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.
  2. Goldenhawk

    High "VR SOC" temperatures (Vega 64)

    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).
  3. Goldenhawk

    High "VR SOC" temperatures (Vega 64)

    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.
  4. Goldenhawk

    High "VR SOC" temperatures (Vega 64)

    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~
  5. 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.
  6. Goldenhawk

    Gpu dropping to 0% cause of stuttering?

    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.
  7. Goldenhawk

    STRIX Vega 64 micro stuttering issues

    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.
  8. Goldenhawk

    STRIX Vega 64 micro stuttering issues

    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.
  9. Goldenhawk

    STRIX Vega 64 micro stuttering issues

    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.
  10. 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.
  11. Goldenhawk

    Vega 64 for FHD 144hz gaming?

    Sounds pretty dang good! Not exactly at the refresh rate of my monitor though, but even 100~ FPS would be fine. And whoa! dual Vega 64's must be generating a lot of heat within your case right? Actually, if you don't mind me asking, how was the temperatures when you had a single Vega 64 card? I do understand the one I'm looking at has a different cooler, but it could provide a rough idea.
  12. Goldenhawk

    Vega 64 for FHD 144hz gaming?

    I've been looking around for a graphics card that wouldn't necessarily break the bank, but could manage 144hz gaming at high-ultra settings. Recently I found an Asus Radeon RX Vega 64 STRIX card for A$669, which would place it around the same price as the mid to higher-end Nvidia RTX 2060 models (Strix, Gaming Z, etc). As I've heard, the Vega 64 is slightly faster than a GTX 1080 in many titles nowadays, which would place it slightly above a RTX 2060 in terms of performance. Not sure if this is entirely true or not, but some benchmark videos are even indicating that the Vega 64 can get pretty close to matching even the new RTX 2080? Only for a select few games however, like Battlefield 5 or Forza Horizon 4. I have heard issues with the Asus specific version of the Vega 64 card, being that the thermal pad doesn't fully cover all (VRM/Phases?) causing the exposed chip to overheat. Unsure if this has been resolved with the new batches or not. If you have this specific Vega 64/56 variant, have you or continue to encounter similar issues of overheating? Currently I own an RX 580 8GB, which cannot manage 144 frames per second in the latest titles, at least not without heavily reduced settings. I have considered "upgrading" to a RTX 2060 but dislike the idea due to the lesser amount of VRAM, even over my existing graphics card. Certain games at ultra settings on my current card seem to exceed VRAM usage of 6GB, though I have heard AMD cards tend to use more VRAM over their Nvidia counterparts.
  13. Goldenhawk

    Upgrade from RX 580? (144hz)

    Certainly wouldn't be, I was afraid to even undervolt. Also, it'll increase the total price of the card to higher than that of a RTX 2060.
  14. Goldenhawk

    Upgrade from RX 580? (144hz)

    Watched a couple of videos with a blower design HD 7970, and to be honest it's the same noise as my RX 580 on stock voltage! That's pretty sad for my dual fan card...... But if the MSI Vega 56 is going to be anything like that, I'm going to avoid it.
  15. Goldenhawk

    Upgrade from RX 580? (144hz)

    They're that bad are they? What would you say the temperatures would be like, or fan noise? Thanks in advance.