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R9 280 seems to be toast, I have £60, what to get used?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

CEX is selling R9 270X's for £50 which is as I understand pretty reasonable.

 

Anything second hand on ebay is like £80 or above which imho is quite expensive for those type of cards.

 

Is there any other option? I don't want to spend too much since my Mobo also seems to dying (no gpu outputs anything from the top PCI-E x16 slot, so I can only use the second slot on my mobo, which incidently isin't even x16 2.0 slot, its a x4 2.0 slot).


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Go for the 270X's.


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Previous Rig (Black Magic): 8GB DDR3 1600, AMD FX6300 OC'd to 4.5GHz, Zalman CNPS5X Performa, Asus M5A78L-M PLUS /USB3, GTX 950 SC (former, it blew my PCIe lane so now on mobo graphics which is Radeon HD 3000 Series), 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200RPM HDD, 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 HDD (secondary), Corsair CX750M, Windows 8.1 Pro, 2x 120mm Red LED fans, Deepcool SMARTER case

 

My secondary rig (The Oldie): 4GB DDR2 800, Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3GHz, Stock Dell Cooler, Foxconn 0RY007, AMD Radeon HD 5450, 250GB Samsung Spinpoint 7200RPM HDD, Antec HCG 400M 400W Semi Modular PSU, Windows 8.1 Pro, 80mm Cooler Master fan, Dell Inspiron 530 Case modded for better cable management. UPDATE: SPECS UPGRADED DUE TO CASEMOD, 8GB DDR2 800, AMD Phenom X4 9650, Zalman CNPS5X Performa, Biostar GF8200C M2+, AMD Radeon HD 7450 GDDR5 edition, Samsung Spinpoint 250GB 7200RPM HDD, Antec HCG 400M 400W Semi Modular PSU, Windows 8.1 Pro, 80mm Cooler Master fan, Dell Inspiron 530 Case modded for better cable management and support for non Dell boards.

 

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4 minutes ago, CookiezFort said:

CEX is selling R9 270X's for £50 which is as I understand pretty reasonable.

 

Anything second hand on ebay is like £80 or above which imho is quite expensive for those type of cards.

 

Is there any other option? I don't want to spend too much since my Mobo also seems to dying (no gpu outputs anything from the top PCI-E x16 slot, so I can only use the second slot on my mobo, which incidently isin't even x16 2.0 slot, its a x4 2.0 slot).

Anything else at that price would under perform the R9 270X, so I'd say go for it. It's not much slower than your old 280. And I recommend checking the CPU socket to make sure there are no bent pins or anything covering them-I had similar issues caused by bent pins on my H87 board.


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Just now, Dabombinable said:

Anything else at that price would under perform the R9 270X, so I'd say go for it. It's not much slower than your old 280.

Thats what I've been thinking aswell.

 

I might try and find anything in /r/hardwareswapUK for z97 mobos aswell at some point. Really annoying that things have just started failing now.


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MOBO: MSI Z97 PC MATE, CPU: Intel I5 4690K 3.5GHz, GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1050ti D5 4G, Ram: 8Gb (2x4gb) Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz CL 9, Case: NZXT S340, Psu: EVGA 500B, HDD: WD 1Tb Caviar Blue + WD 256Gb scorpio blue  SSD: Sandisk SSD PLUS 240Gb

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Just now, CookiezFort said:

Thats what I've been thinking aswell.

 

I might try and find anything in /r/hardwareswapUK for z97 mobos aswell at some point. Really annoying that things have just started failing now.

You're complaining about that yet I'm sat here with no GPU and a half dead mobo (PCIe fried by a GTX 950 SC). Go with the 270X's and do tell me what's wrong with your board.


There are 10 types of people in this world. Those that understand binary and those that don't.

Current Rig (Dominator II): 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3133 C15, AMD Ryzen 3 1200 at 4GHz, Coolermaster MasterLiquid Lite 120, ASRock B450M Pro4, AMD R9 280X, 120GB TCSunBow SSD, 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 HSD, Corsair CX750M Grey Label, Windows 10 Pro, 2x CoolerMaster MasterFan Pro 120, Thermaltake Versa H18 Tempered Glass.

 

Previous Rig (Black Magic): 8GB DDR3 1600, AMD FX6300 OC'd to 4.5GHz, Zalman CNPS5X Performa, Asus M5A78L-M PLUS /USB3, GTX 950 SC (former, it blew my PCIe lane so now on mobo graphics which is Radeon HD 3000 Series), 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200RPM HDD, 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 HDD (secondary), Corsair CX750M, Windows 8.1 Pro, 2x 120mm Red LED fans, Deepcool SMARTER case

 

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5 minutes ago, CookiezFort said:

Thats what I've been thinking aswell.

 

I might try and find anything in /r/hardwareswapUK for z97 mobos aswell at some point. Really annoying that things have just started failing now.

If Z97 boards are out of your budget, you could always get a H97 motherboard. Mine does allow me to overclock my 4790K via its multiplier, but it has a voltage limit (unlike my Asus H87M Pro board-that was able to run my 4790K at 4.8GHz without issues)

3 minutes ago, xriqn said:

You're complaining about that yet I'm sat here with no GPU and a half dead mobo (PCIe fried by a GTX 950 SC). Go with the 270X's and do tell me what's wrong with your board.

Until recently I was using a Z97 Sabertooth MKII that had these fail suddenly:

  • 2x RAM slots (it was stuck with 8GB DDR3 1333 single channel)
  • the onboard audio
  • the BIOS (regardless of battery it couldn't keep settings)
  • all the PCIe slots running from the PCH

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Just now, xriqn said:

You're complaining about that yet I'm sat here with no GPU and a half dead mobo (PCIe fried by a GTX 950 SC). Go with the 270X's and do tell me what's wrong with your board.

I feel you, I've borrowed a gpu from a friend for now, atleast your stuff is new enough to go under warranty.


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1 minute ago, CookiezFort said:

I feel you, I've borrowed a gpu from a friend for now, atleast your stuff is new enough to go under warranty.

not really, the 950 was second hand and I'm on an fx 6300 based system currently. The rig you see first in my sig is my dream rig, but there's no way I'll be getting that anytime soon. What's wrong with your board anyway?


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Current Rig (Dominator II): 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3133 C15, AMD Ryzen 3 1200 at 4GHz, Coolermaster MasterLiquid Lite 120, ASRock B450M Pro4, AMD R9 280X, 120GB TCSunBow SSD, 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 HSD, Corsair CX750M Grey Label, Windows 10 Pro, 2x CoolerMaster MasterFan Pro 120, Thermaltake Versa H18 Tempered Glass.

 

Previous Rig (Black Magic): 8GB DDR3 1600, AMD FX6300 OC'd to 4.5GHz, Zalman CNPS5X Performa, Asus M5A78L-M PLUS /USB3, GTX 950 SC (former, it blew my PCIe lane so now on mobo graphics which is Radeon HD 3000 Series), 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200RPM HDD, 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 HDD (secondary), Corsair CX750M, Windows 8.1 Pro, 2x 120mm Red LED fans, Deepcool SMARTER case

 

My secondary rig (The Oldie): 4GB DDR2 800, Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3GHz, Stock Dell Cooler, Foxconn 0RY007, AMD Radeon HD 5450, 250GB Samsung Spinpoint 7200RPM HDD, Antec HCG 400M 400W Semi Modular PSU, Windows 8.1 Pro, 80mm Cooler Master fan, Dell Inspiron 530 Case modded for better cable management. UPDATE: SPECS UPGRADED DUE TO CASEMOD, 8GB DDR2 800, AMD Phenom X4 9650, Zalman CNPS5X Performa, Biostar GF8200C M2+, AMD Radeon HD 7450 GDDR5 edition, Samsung Spinpoint 250GB 7200RPM HDD, Antec HCG 400M 400W Semi Modular PSU, Windows 8.1 Pro, 80mm Cooler Master fan, Dell Inspiron 530 Case modded for better cable management and support for non Dell boards.

 

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2 minutes ago, xriqn said:

not really, the 950 was second hand and I'm on an fx 6300 based system currently. The rig you see first in my sig is my dream rig, but there's no way I'll be getting that anytime soon. What's wrong with your board anyway?

God knows. Neither the HD7770 or the R9 280 output anything when on the top slot, (they do power up though). The R9 280 seems to be pretty dead, but on the second slot pc boots up and I can get into windows, but when I even attempt to run MSI kombustor (or any game) it crashes showing stupid very faint coloured vertical lines, theres no artifacting or anything prior, it just dies and the sound starts lagging and repeating best way to describe is jsut hearing a brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.


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1 hour ago, Dabombinable said:

If Z97 boards are out of your budget, you could always get a H97 motherboard. Mine does allow me to overclock my 4790K via its multiplier, but it has a voltage limit (unlike my Asus H87M Pro board-that was able to run my 4790K at 4.8GHz without issues)

Until recently I was using a Z97 Sabertooth MKII that had these fail suddenly:

  • 2x RAM slots (it was stuck with 8GB DDR3 1333 single channel)
  • the onboard audio
  • the BIOS (regardless of battery it couldn't keep settings)
  • all the PCIe slots running from the PCH

The bios actually went south on my secondary rig (The Oldie) quite recently. But what you just said failed sounds even more painful than what I have with my current rig (Black Magic).

 

1 hour ago, CookiezFort said:

God knows. Neither the HD7770 or the R9 280 output anything when on the top slot, (they do power up though). The R9 280 seems to be pretty dead, but on the second slot pc boots up and I can get into windows, but when I even attempt to run MSI kombustor (or any game) it crashes showing stupid very faint coloured vertical lines, theres no artifacting or anything prior, it just dies and the sound starts lagging and repeating best way to describe is jsut hearing a brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

The experience you're getting on the first slot sounds exactly like what I'm going through with my only x16 slot on my M5A78L-M /USB3. GPU's power up (HD 5450 and HD 7470) but no video output. Both have been previously tested on my secondary rig (The Oldie) prior to its' bios failing and not saying settings.


There are 10 types of people in this world. Those that understand binary and those that don't.

Current Rig (Dominator II): 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3133 C15, AMD Ryzen 3 1200 at 4GHz, Coolermaster MasterLiquid Lite 120, ASRock B450M Pro4, AMD R9 280X, 120GB TCSunBow SSD, 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 HSD, Corsair CX750M Grey Label, Windows 10 Pro, 2x CoolerMaster MasterFan Pro 120, Thermaltake Versa H18 Tempered Glass.

 

Previous Rig (Black Magic): 8GB DDR3 1600, AMD FX6300 OC'd to 4.5GHz, Zalman CNPS5X Performa, Asus M5A78L-M PLUS /USB3, GTX 950 SC (former, it blew my PCIe lane so now on mobo graphics which is Radeon HD 3000 Series), 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200RPM HDD, 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 HDD (secondary), Corsair CX750M, Windows 8.1 Pro, 2x 120mm Red LED fans, Deepcool SMARTER case

 

My secondary rig (The Oldie): 4GB DDR2 800, Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3GHz, Stock Dell Cooler, Foxconn 0RY007, AMD Radeon HD 5450, 250GB Samsung Spinpoint 7200RPM HDD, Antec HCG 400M 400W Semi Modular PSU, Windows 8.1 Pro, 80mm Cooler Master fan, Dell Inspiron 530 Case modded for better cable management. UPDATE: SPECS UPGRADED DUE TO CASEMOD, 8GB DDR2 800, AMD Phenom X4 9650, Zalman CNPS5X Performa, Biostar GF8200C M2+, AMD Radeon HD 7450 GDDR5 edition, Samsung Spinpoint 250GB 7200RPM HDD, Antec HCG 400M 400W Semi Modular PSU, Windows 8.1 Pro, 80mm Cooler Master fan, Dell Inspiron 530 Case modded for better cable management and support for non Dell boards.

 

Retired/Dead Rigs: The OG (retired) (First ever PC I used at 3 years old back in 2005) Current Specs: 2GB DDR2, Pentium M 770 @ 2.13GHz, 60GB IDE laptop HDD, ZorinOS 12 Ultimate x86. Originally 512mb DDR2, Pentium M 740 @ 1.73GHzm 60GB IDE laptop HDD and single boot XP Pro. The Craptop (dead), 2gb DDR3, Celeron n2840 @ 2.1GHz, 50GB eMMC chip, Windows 10 Pro. Nightrider (dead and cannibalized for Dominator II): Ryzen 3 1200, Gigabyte A320M HD2, 8GB DDR4, XFX Ghost Core Radeon HD 7770, 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 (2010), 3TB Seagate Barracuda, Corsair CX750M Green, Deepcool SMARTER, Windows 10 Home.

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4 minutes ago, xriqn said:

The bios actually went south on my secondary rig (The Oldie) quite recently. But what you just said failed sounds even more painful than what I have with my current rig (Black Magic).

At least it wasn't my 4790K or 970-those I couldn't have replaced. As it happens the PSU was causing everything (apart from the RAM slots) to start breaking.

4 minutes ago, CookiezFort said:

God knows. Neither the HD7770 or the R9 280 output anything when on the top slot, (they do power up though). The R9 280 seems to be pretty dead, but on the second slot pc boots up and I can get into windows, but when I even attempt to run MSI kombustor (or any game) it crashes showing stupid very faint coloured vertical lines, theres no artifacting or anything prior, it just dies and the sound starts lagging and repeating best way to describe is jsut hearing a brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

That sounds like a PSU issue. My VS650 used to do the same with my GTX 970 and GTX650ti. Replacing it made the problems go away.


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We do not sell cosmetics. We just blind animals."

 

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Just now, Dabombinable said:

At least it wasn't my 4790K or 970-those I couldn't have replaced. As it happens the PSU was causing everything (apart from the RAM slots) to start breaking.

That sounds like a PSU issue. My VS650 used to do the same with my GTX 970 and GTX650ti

I have no real way of checking what is at fault though.

 

the 7770 works fine on the second slot. Why could the power supply be the issue though? What fault could it have to cause that?


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MOBO: MSI Z97 PC MATE, CPU: Intel I5 4690K 3.5GHz, GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1050ti D5 4G, Ram: 8Gb (2x4gb) Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz CL 9, Case: NZXT S340, Psu: EVGA 500B, HDD: WD 1Tb Caviar Blue + WD 256Gb scorpio blue  SSD: Sandisk SSD PLUS 240Gb

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1 minute ago, Dabombinable said:

At least it wasn't my 4790K or 970-those I couldn't have replaced. As it happens the PSU was causing everything (apart from the RAM slots) to start breaking.

That sounds like a PSU issue. My VS650 used to do the same with my GTX 970 and GTX650ti

you just gave me a brainwave. recently upgraded from an evga 430w to a cx750m i salvaged from a quad socket opteron. hopefully, my gpus will work.


There are 10 types of people in this world. Those that understand binary and those that don't.

Current Rig (Dominator II): 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3133 C15, AMD Ryzen 3 1200 at 4GHz, Coolermaster MasterLiquid Lite 120, ASRock B450M Pro4, AMD R9 280X, 120GB TCSunBow SSD, 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 HSD, Corsair CX750M Grey Label, Windows 10 Pro, 2x CoolerMaster MasterFan Pro 120, Thermaltake Versa H18 Tempered Glass.

 

Previous Rig (Black Magic): 8GB DDR3 1600, AMD FX6300 OC'd to 4.5GHz, Zalman CNPS5X Performa, Asus M5A78L-M PLUS /USB3, GTX 950 SC (former, it blew my PCIe lane so now on mobo graphics which is Radeon HD 3000 Series), 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200RPM HDD, 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 HDD (secondary), Corsair CX750M, Windows 8.1 Pro, 2x 120mm Red LED fans, Deepcool SMARTER case

 

My secondary rig (The Oldie): 4GB DDR2 800, Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3GHz, Stock Dell Cooler, Foxconn 0RY007, AMD Radeon HD 5450, 250GB Samsung Spinpoint 7200RPM HDD, Antec HCG 400M 400W Semi Modular PSU, Windows 8.1 Pro, 80mm Cooler Master fan, Dell Inspiron 530 Case modded for better cable management. UPDATE: SPECS UPGRADED DUE TO CASEMOD, 8GB DDR2 800, AMD Phenom X4 9650, Zalman CNPS5X Performa, Biostar GF8200C M2+, AMD Radeon HD 7450 GDDR5 edition, Samsung Spinpoint 250GB 7200RPM HDD, Antec HCG 400M 400W Semi Modular PSU, Windows 8.1 Pro, 80mm Cooler Master fan, Dell Inspiron 530 Case modded for better cable management and support for non Dell boards.

 

Retired/Dead Rigs: The OG (retired) (First ever PC I used at 3 years old back in 2005) Current Specs: 2GB DDR2, Pentium M 770 @ 2.13GHz, 60GB IDE laptop HDD, ZorinOS 12 Ultimate x86. Originally 512mb DDR2, Pentium M 740 @ 1.73GHzm 60GB IDE laptop HDD and single boot XP Pro. The Craptop (dead), 2gb DDR3, Celeron n2840 @ 2.1GHz, 50GB eMMC chip, Windows 10 Pro. Nightrider (dead and cannibalized for Dominator II): Ryzen 3 1200, Gigabyte A320M HD2, 8GB DDR4, XFX Ghost Core Radeon HD 7770, 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 (2010), 3TB Seagate Barracuda, Corsair CX750M Green, Deepcool SMARTER, Windows 10 Home.

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40 minutes ago, CookiezFort said:

I have no real way of checking what is at fault though.

 

the 7770 works fine on the second slot. Why could the power supply be the issue though? What fault could it have to cause that?

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it just dies and the sound starts lagging and repeating best way to describe is jsut hearing a brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

That's what my VS650 was causing-it was having troubles powering anything via its PCIe cable.


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1 minute ago, Dabombinable said:

That's what my VS650 was causing-it was having troubles powering anything via its PCIe cable.

Its kind of weird because on the 500B the two pci-e cables seem to branch off from each other, and come from 1 main 'lead'. So surely my HD7770 would not work with either cable.

 

Or it doesn;t draw enough power to the point the PSU can't handle it.


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1 hour ago, CookiezFort said:

CEX is selling R9 270X's for £50 which is as I understand pretty reasonable.

 

Anything second hand on ebay is like £80 or above which imho is quite expensive for those type of cards.

 

Is there any other option? I don't want to spend too much since my Mobo also seems to dying (no gpu outputs anything from the top PCI-E x16 slot, so I can only use the second slot on my mobo, which incidently isin't even x16 2.0 slot, its a x4 2.0 slot).

 

1 hour ago, xriqn said:

Go for the 270X's.

Why would you downgrade your GPU?


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1 minute ago, felix920506 said:

 

Why would you downgrade your GPU?

The R9 280 might be dying.


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1 minute ago, Dabombinable said:

The R9 280 might be dying.

 

Its kind of weird because on the 500B the two pci-e cables seem to branch off from each other, and come from 1 main 'lead'. So surely my HD7770 would not work with either cable.

 

Or it doesn;t draw enough power to the point the PSU can't handle it. as an edit. Here is the video of roughly what happens. All the fans keep working as if nothing happened

Problem also seems to be that after 1 or 2 crashes I get no output again. So it might also be a heat issue (although at the time of that recording and crash gpu-z was noting like 60 degrees for the temperature). Because I hadn't tried the gpu for about a month and before it was doing nothing, while now I tried it today and it booted onto windows with it.

 

 

 


My PC:

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MOBO: MSI Z97 PC MATE, CPU: Intel I5 4690K 3.5GHz, GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1050ti D5 4G, Ram: 8Gb (2x4gb) Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz CL 9, Case: NZXT S340, Psu: EVGA 500B, HDD: WD 1Tb Caviar Blue + WD 256Gb scorpio blue  SSD: Sandisk SSD PLUS 240Gb

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