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  1. I've tried numerous utilities to check SSD health and test for bad sectors, but they all show 100% health. So as per question, after a BSOD, computer does not detect my SSD, only the CD-ROM drive that I still keep in my computer. So to get around it, I have to force shut down using the power button. Only then does my SSD show up. Due to this force shut down, I believe that Windows is unable to record my BSOD log to the Event viewer. Hence, I can't find any information to proceed with troubleshooting. What can I do in this case?
  2. I see... Got it. Again, understand that prices are different where you're from, but i guess we can do some cross-country relative comparison. What higher-end cooler would you recommend? Looking for air only though. I was actually thinking of noctua d15 but not sure if it would be overkill.
  3. Interesting... Many ranking sites do crown it as the best budget air cooler though. The only thing that sucks is their am4 mounting upgrade kit is basically non-existent. I do have an older 212 lying around but can't use it. With that said, what other coolers would you recommend?
  4. Just gave the Arctic fans a look, and wow they do look pretty good for the price point. Think I'll grab a couple of them. Thanks! With that being said, should I buy enough to complement my Fractal fans, or buy enough to complement them? This are the specs I got from the Fractal Design website regarding the included fans: Fractal Design Dynamic GP-14 fan @ 1000 RPM I don't have much experience with fans, but I'm guessing 1000RPM is pretty bad and can't push much air?
  5. So, I have had a Fractal Design Define R5 for a couple years, and recently upgraded my components. However, my CPU crashed on me two times, and I realised that it's (most likely) because of my temps. They are bad, like really bad. AMD tends to run higher at idle, but I didn't expect CS:GO to push my temps to 90+ degree Celcius when I'm running 1280 x 960 stretched. Is this normal, considering the restrictive nature of airflow of the R5? So anyway, I made up my mind to get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo for the air cooler. But I would like some recommendations for the fans and fan pl
  6. 1) Fast Boot is disabled on my comp. 2) Sry, which article are you referring to? 3) Yup, I'll be getting a new aftermarket cooler, the cooler that comes with the 3600 seems to be barely adequate from online reviews anyway. 4) I see, I'll look into updating CS:GO too in that case. 5) I checked the BIOS version I had though, as well as the current BIOS version offered by Asrock. It's only 2 versions behind, and seems like there aren't any improvements offered by the more recent BIOS-es, so I really don't want to update the BIOS in case I brick the
  7. Seems alright to me. In the meantime, like you mentioned, I'll replace the SATA cables. Anything else I should take note of?
  8. I found the memory.dmp file, but does it make sense that the date modified is in 2019? Also, can I ask, what about 2 tells you that it's a problem with the mobo? Reason being, as I mentioned, I tried running CS:GO just now, and it went all the way up to 90+. This tells me that it's probably a lack of cooling from the 3600 included cooler that could be causing these issues. What do you think? I also installed Windbg to read the .dmp file, mind helping me take a look and tell me what to make of it? Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 10.0.1904
  9. So I actually just upgraded my PC recently from Ivy Bridge to a 3600 and DDR4 ram etc... All's nice and dandy, but I've had 2 BSODs so far, both while playing CS:GO. There doesn't seem to be a pattern or fixed interval, it just happens. I'm also not sure if it's a CS:GO problem, or if it's because I spend so much time playing CS:GO that it just happens during CS:GO. Given that this is a new computer, I don't want to leave the BSODs hanging and would like to quickly RMA any faulty components as soon as possible. In fact, my GPU (which I didn't upgrade with the other components) has
  10. I decided to do a little "spring-cleaning" of my computer, and started updating my drivers, as well as messing with some BIOS settings (specifically enabling S4 and S5 on ErP) so that I don't have to see my keyboard light up in the middle of the night. Anyway, I got a sudden BSOD in the middle of a game, which was too fast for me to catch. Basically the speakers went zzzttttt, quick flicker of BSOD screen, and then it restarted. Question here: 1) Is it normal that after a BSOD it cannot find my OS drive? I get to the screen where it says "Please reboot and plug in your
  11. Not sure if this is the right section but I couldn't get a reply under the OS section, so hopefully this section is more active! Let me know if this post doesn't belong here and I'll take it down. So i just installed a new mobo, cpu and ram on my comp. Everything still boots up fine, but there's some little small errors here and there (e.g. Discord opening up on a second screen and I can't seem to close it properly) that makes me think I should just wipe the drive and reinstall Windows 10 as a best practice. From my research, it seems that the best way to do this is to download th
  12. So i just installed a new mobo, cpu and ram on my comp. Everything still boots up fine, but there's some little small errors here and there (e.g. Discord opening up on a second screen and I can't seem to close it properly) that makes me think I should just wipe the drive and reinstall Windows 10 as a best practice. From my research, it seems that the best way to do this is to download the Media Creation Tool, boot from the thumbdrive, wipe the OS drive from the startup page and reinstall everything (correct me if I'm wrong). This is where things get a little dicey for me. I have a
  13. Yeah, so I was thinking if I would just be better off saving the money and fixing up my system to use it asap, or is this like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that i should just wait for?
  14. I'm in the midst of upgrading my almost 9-year build (ivy bridge) to ryzen. I initially decided to go for 3600, and my b450 motherboard is on the way as I type this post. I was just wondering if I should just get the 3600 or I should hold out for the 5600. I understand the 5600 isn't released yet, with an expected launch date of early 2021, but I was just wondering if the 5600 would be worth waiting for, especially for the increase in price over the 3600. As you can tell, I hold on to my components for a long, long time. Currently running a vega 56, and mainly play fps (CS:GO, Valo
  15. This setup is around 8 years old (Ivy Bridge), with the following components: i5-3570K (but running at stock speeds) Powercolor Vega 56 Red Dragon Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 RAM CS:GO is on a Samsung 860 EVO. The other components probably don't matter much to the FPS, so I won't list them. I play CS:GO at 4:3 stretched (1280x960), with settings all set to low. But I'm only averaging 90-120 FPS in the game. Is this normal for such a setup (8 years, but GPU is pretty new), considering that CS:GO is not a very intensive game to run?
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