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Can a motherboard damage a Graphics card?

Mr_nice15
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Hi, now to cut a long story short, I had a r9 270x sent for RMA (got refunded), then got a gtx 1060 from the amazon warehouse for cheap, but i was having the same problem i had with the r9 270, so i RMAd the power supply thinking it might be that...... but still the same problem (after a while, screen went black), again i sent back the GTX 1060(got refunded). My Question is, Do you know if my motherboard might be causing the problem with my GPUs, Can a motherboards Fry GPUs? I am thinking about going ahead and getting a new graphics card but i am worried that a new one might get damaged because of my motherboard. I am also thinking about doing a full system upgrade anyway, looking at coffee lake maybe, I did go to buy the i5 8400 but it is sold out every where.

My specs ATM

CPU - FX 6300
Mother Board - M5a97 R2.0
PSU - EVGA 650watt Gs 80+ Gold
Ram - 16 gb kingston hyper x 1866mhz 
GPU - geforec 9500GT (only card i had lying around) and yes i am using it in the same PCI-e slot on the same motherboard.

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17 minutes ago, Mr_nice15 said:

Hi, now to cut a long story short, I had a r9 270x sent for RMA (got refunded), then got a gtx 1060 from the amazon warehouse for cheap, but i was having the same problem i had with the r9 270, so i RMAd the power supply thinking it might be that...... but still the same problem (after a while, screen went black), again i sent back the GTX 1060(got refunded). My Question is, Do you know if my motherboard might be causing the problem with my GPUs, Can a motherboards Fry GPUs? I am thinking about going ahead and getting a new graphics card but i am worried that a new one might get damaged because of my motherboard. I am also thinking about doing a full system upgrade anyway, looking at coffee lake maybe, I did go to buy the i5 8400 but it is sold out every where.

My specs ATM

CPU - FX 6300
Mother Board - M5a97 R2.0
PSU - EVGA 650watt Gs 80+ Gold
Ram - 16 gb kingston hyper x 1866mhz 
GPU - geforec 9500GT (only card i had lying around) and yes i am using it in the same PCI-e slot on the same motherboard.

650 GS+80? I had that power supply, it's EXCELLENT. That's definitely not the reason. I'd replace the motherboard to be fair.

Main PC:

CPU: Intel Core i9 12900KS

P-Cores: 5.8Ghz - 3 cores 5.5Ghz - 5 cores.

E-Cores: 4.4Ghz - 8 cores.

CPU Voltage: 1.35V 

Cooled by 

Optimus Signature V2 Copper Nickel CPU Block.

Motherboard: Z690 ASUS Maximus Formula.

RAM: GSkill 2x16GB DDRt 6400Mhz CL32 Kit OC 6800Mhz CL30 1.5V.

GPU: ASUS RTX 3090 Strix (KPN 1000W BIOS) With EKWB Quantum RGB Block and RGB Active backplate from EK.

Case: My own case fabricated out of aluminium and wood.

Storage: 2x 2TB Sarbent Rocket Plus Gen 4.0 NVMe, 1x 1TB Samsung 981a NVMe, 1x External 2TB Seagate Barracuda (Backup).

WiFi: AX210 WiFi 6 Tri-Band card module.

PSU: Corsair AX1600i with custom black and red cables.

Display: Samsung Oddysey G9 240Hz Ver. 5120x1440 with G-Sync and Freesync Premium Pro 1008 Firmware Ver, and 1x Electriq USB C 1080p 15'8 inch IPS portable display for temperature and stats.

Fan Controllers: 5x AquaComputer Octo with 5 temperature sensors.

Cooling: Two Custom Loops:

1st Loop: 4x 480mm XE CoolStream radiators and 1x 240mm XE Coolstream radiator with 1x Revo D5 RGB pump and 1x Rajintek Antila D5 Evo RGB pump for CPU only cooling with 2x Koolance QDC3, red coolant.

2nd Loop: 4x 480mm XE CoolStream radiators and 1x 240mm XE Coolstream radiator with 1x Revo D5 RGB pump and 1x Rajintek Antila D5 Evo RGB pump for CPU only cooling with 2x Koolance QDC3, purple coolant.

Total: 4x pumps and 10x radiators.

Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow V3 RGB - Green switches.

Sound: Logitech Z680 5.1 THX Certified 505W Speakers.

Mouse: Razer Basilisk Ultimate Wireless with charging dock.

Piano: Yamaha P155.

Phone: Oppo Find X2 Pro.

Camera: Logitech C922.

VR: Oculus Rift S.

External SSD: 256GB Overclocking OS.

Laptop: Lenovo Legion 7

R7 5800H, RTX 3080 165W 16GB GDDR6 +170 core +1000 memory, 2x32GB DDR4 3200Mhz CL22, 165Hz display 2560x1600 HDR 500nit G-SYNC + FreeSync, 4x 1TB 510 Seagate Firecuda NVMe(2x in Inateck Active enclosure), 2x 1TB Crucial P5 NVMe SSDs (2x in Inateck Active enclosure) (6TB total), 750GB portable SSDs, AX210 WiFi, with Tobii facial locking security camera, and 3x External 240GB SSDs, and 6x Electriq 1080P IPS USB-C 15'8 inch portable displays (only 2 in use).

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15 minutes ago, TheNaitsyrk said:

650 GS+80? I had that power supply, it's EXCELLENT. That's definitely not the reason. I'd replace the motherboard to be fair.

shall i upgrade the whole system to coffee lake?

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Just now, Mr_nice15 said:

shall i upgrade the whole system to coffee lake?

The new i3 is a quad core, and isn't THAT expensive so I'd go for that indeed.

Main PC:

CPU: Intel Core i9 12900KS

P-Cores: 5.8Ghz - 3 cores 5.5Ghz - 5 cores.

E-Cores: 4.4Ghz - 8 cores.

CPU Voltage: 1.35V 

Cooled by 

Optimus Signature V2 Copper Nickel CPU Block.

Motherboard: Z690 ASUS Maximus Formula.

RAM: GSkill 2x16GB DDRt 6400Mhz CL32 Kit OC 6800Mhz CL30 1.5V.

GPU: ASUS RTX 3090 Strix (KPN 1000W BIOS) With EKWB Quantum RGB Block and RGB Active backplate from EK.

Case: My own case fabricated out of aluminium and wood.

Storage: 2x 2TB Sarbent Rocket Plus Gen 4.0 NVMe, 1x 1TB Samsung 981a NVMe, 1x External 2TB Seagate Barracuda (Backup).

WiFi: AX210 WiFi 6 Tri-Band card module.

PSU: Corsair AX1600i with custom black and red cables.

Display: Samsung Oddysey G9 240Hz Ver. 5120x1440 with G-Sync and Freesync Premium Pro 1008 Firmware Ver, and 1x Electriq USB C 1080p 15'8 inch IPS portable display for temperature and stats.

Fan Controllers: 5x AquaComputer Octo with 5 temperature sensors.

Cooling: Two Custom Loops:

1st Loop: 4x 480mm XE CoolStream radiators and 1x 240mm XE Coolstream radiator with 1x Revo D5 RGB pump and 1x Rajintek Antila D5 Evo RGB pump for CPU only cooling with 2x Koolance QDC3, red coolant.

2nd Loop: 4x 480mm XE CoolStream radiators and 1x 240mm XE Coolstream radiator with 1x Revo D5 RGB pump and 1x Rajintek Antila D5 Evo RGB pump for CPU only cooling with 2x Koolance QDC3, purple coolant.

Total: 4x pumps and 10x radiators.

Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow V3 RGB - Green switches.

Sound: Logitech Z680 5.1 THX Certified 505W Speakers.

Mouse: Razer Basilisk Ultimate Wireless with charging dock.

Piano: Yamaha P155.

Phone: Oppo Find X2 Pro.

Camera: Logitech C922.

VR: Oculus Rift S.

External SSD: 256GB Overclocking OS.

Laptop: Lenovo Legion 7

R7 5800H, RTX 3080 165W 16GB GDDR6 +170 core +1000 memory, 2x32GB DDR4 3200Mhz CL22, 165Hz display 2560x1600 HDR 500nit G-SYNC + FreeSync, 4x 1TB 510 Seagate Firecuda NVMe(2x in Inateck Active enclosure), 2x 1TB Crucial P5 NVMe SSDs (2x in Inateck Active enclosure) (6TB total), 750GB portable SSDs, AX210 WiFi, with Tobii facial locking security camera, and 3x External 240GB SSDs, and 6x Electriq 1080P IPS USB-C 15'8 inch portable displays (only 2 in use).

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1 minute ago, TheNaitsyrk said:

The new i3 is a quad core, and isn't THAT expensive so I'd go for that indeed.

hhhmmmm maybe, it does look the same if not a little better than the i5 7600k. what about people saying it is not worth the money? like in this vid

 

 

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Just now, Mr_nice15 said:

hhhmmmm maybe, it does look the same if not a little better than the i5 7600k. what about people saying it is not worth the money? like in this vid

 

 

K version can be overclocked, the i3-8100 cannot. So in the future if you want to make it last a little longer, then the 8350K would be the way to go, but for 20 bucks more you can get the i5 so I'd go for i5.

Main PC:

CPU: Intel Core i9 12900KS

P-Cores: 5.8Ghz - 3 cores 5.5Ghz - 5 cores.

E-Cores: 4.4Ghz - 8 cores.

CPU Voltage: 1.35V 

Cooled by 

Optimus Signature V2 Copper Nickel CPU Block.

Motherboard: Z690 ASUS Maximus Formula.

RAM: GSkill 2x16GB DDRt 6400Mhz CL32 Kit OC 6800Mhz CL30 1.5V.

GPU: ASUS RTX 3090 Strix (KPN 1000W BIOS) With EKWB Quantum RGB Block and RGB Active backplate from EK.

Case: My own case fabricated out of aluminium and wood.

Storage: 2x 2TB Sarbent Rocket Plus Gen 4.0 NVMe, 1x 1TB Samsung 981a NVMe, 1x External 2TB Seagate Barracuda (Backup).

WiFi: AX210 WiFi 6 Tri-Band card module.

PSU: Corsair AX1600i with custom black and red cables.

Display: Samsung Oddysey G9 240Hz Ver. 5120x1440 with G-Sync and Freesync Premium Pro 1008 Firmware Ver, and 1x Electriq USB C 1080p 15'8 inch IPS portable display for temperature and stats.

Fan Controllers: 5x AquaComputer Octo with 5 temperature sensors.

Cooling: Two Custom Loops:

1st Loop: 4x 480mm XE CoolStream radiators and 1x 240mm XE Coolstream radiator with 1x Revo D5 RGB pump and 1x Rajintek Antila D5 Evo RGB pump for CPU only cooling with 2x Koolance QDC3, red coolant.

2nd Loop: 4x 480mm XE CoolStream radiators and 1x 240mm XE Coolstream radiator with 1x Revo D5 RGB pump and 1x Rajintek Antila D5 Evo RGB pump for CPU only cooling with 2x Koolance QDC3, purple coolant.

Total: 4x pumps and 10x radiators.

Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow V3 RGB - Green switches.

Sound: Logitech Z680 5.1 THX Certified 505W Speakers.

Mouse: Razer Basilisk Ultimate Wireless with charging dock.

Piano: Yamaha P155.

Phone: Oppo Find X2 Pro.

Camera: Logitech C922.

VR: Oculus Rift S.

External SSD: 256GB Overclocking OS.

Laptop: Lenovo Legion 7

R7 5800H, RTX 3080 165W 16GB GDDR6 +170 core +1000 memory, 2x32GB DDR4 3200Mhz CL22, 165Hz display 2560x1600 HDR 500nit G-SYNC + FreeSync, 4x 1TB 510 Seagate Firecuda NVMe(2x in Inateck Active enclosure), 2x 1TB Crucial P5 NVMe SSDs (2x in Inateck Active enclosure) (6TB total), 750GB portable SSDs, AX210 WiFi, with Tobii facial locking security camera, and 3x External 240GB SSDs, and 6x Electriq 1080P IPS USB-C 15'8 inch portable displays (only 2 in use).

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1 minute ago, TheNaitsyrk said:

K version can be overclocked, the i3-8100 cannot. So in the future if you want to make it last a little longer, then the 8350K would be the way to go, but for 20 bucks more you can get the i5 so I'd go for i5.

thanks. ye i want the i5 8400, just got to wait for them to come back in stock.

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Just now, Mr_nice15 said:

thanks. ye i want the i5 8400, just got to wait for them to come back in stock.

Hope it will serve you well.

Main PC:

CPU: Intel Core i9 12900KS

P-Cores: 5.8Ghz - 3 cores 5.5Ghz - 5 cores.

E-Cores: 4.4Ghz - 8 cores.

CPU Voltage: 1.35V 

Cooled by 

Optimus Signature V2 Copper Nickel CPU Block.

Motherboard: Z690 ASUS Maximus Formula.

RAM: GSkill 2x16GB DDRt 6400Mhz CL32 Kit OC 6800Mhz CL30 1.5V.

GPU: ASUS RTX 3090 Strix (KPN 1000W BIOS) With EKWB Quantum RGB Block and RGB Active backplate from EK.

Case: My own case fabricated out of aluminium and wood.

Storage: 2x 2TB Sarbent Rocket Plus Gen 4.0 NVMe, 1x 1TB Samsung 981a NVMe, 1x External 2TB Seagate Barracuda (Backup).

WiFi: AX210 WiFi 6 Tri-Band card module.

PSU: Corsair AX1600i with custom black and red cables.

Display: Samsung Oddysey G9 240Hz Ver. 5120x1440 with G-Sync and Freesync Premium Pro 1008 Firmware Ver, and 1x Electriq USB C 1080p 15'8 inch IPS portable display for temperature and stats.

Fan Controllers: 5x AquaComputer Octo with 5 temperature sensors.

Cooling: Two Custom Loops:

1st Loop: 4x 480mm XE CoolStream radiators and 1x 240mm XE Coolstream radiator with 1x Revo D5 RGB pump and 1x Rajintek Antila D5 Evo RGB pump for CPU only cooling with 2x Koolance QDC3, red coolant.

2nd Loop: 4x 480mm XE CoolStream radiators and 1x 240mm XE Coolstream radiator with 1x Revo D5 RGB pump and 1x Rajintek Antila D5 Evo RGB pump for CPU only cooling with 2x Koolance QDC3, purple coolant.

Total: 4x pumps and 10x radiators.

Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow V3 RGB - Green switches.

Sound: Logitech Z680 5.1 THX Certified 505W Speakers.

Mouse: Razer Basilisk Ultimate Wireless with charging dock.

Piano: Yamaha P155.

Phone: Oppo Find X2 Pro.

Camera: Logitech C922.

VR: Oculus Rift S.

External SSD: 256GB Overclocking OS.

Laptop: Lenovo Legion 7

R7 5800H, RTX 3080 165W 16GB GDDR6 +170 core +1000 memory, 2x32GB DDR4 3200Mhz CL22, 165Hz display 2560x1600 HDR 500nit G-SYNC + FreeSync, 4x 1TB 510 Seagate Firecuda NVMe(2x in Inateck Active enclosure), 2x 1TB Crucial P5 NVMe SSDs (2x in Inateck Active enclosure) (6TB total), 750GB portable SSDs, AX210 WiFi, with Tobii facial locking security camera, and 3x External 240GB SSDs, and 6x Electriq 1080P IPS USB-C 15'8 inch portable displays (only 2 in use).

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