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  1. This is my second Asus DG that died.


    All of a sudden my display turned off i was wearing headphones and so i only noticed loud fan noises when display turned off.
    My GPU 0db fan was on, so i turned 0db off. The GPU fans are going now and the GPU works
    I think my GPU was overheating and killed the sound card cause its sitting very close, directly above it.

    Should i get a USB sound card? I dont think i have enough USB ports for everything
    Im using Audio Technica M50x headphones

  2. Out of the list above thanks Dasa, i chose a little from "AMD gamer and AMD value gamer.
    Do you think this is a stable list? no hick ups with the RAM?

    -----Old PC-----

    Asus P8Z68-V
    Intel i5 2500k 3.3Ghz
    Noctua NH-U12P
    8GB RIPJAWS X 1600Mhz DDR3
    Gigabyte HD 7850 OC Ver.
    Asus MX239H AH-IPS
    WD Green 1TB
    Corsair RM550x (old one = Seasonic X 650W 80+ Gold)
    Fractal R3
    Intel SSD 530

    ------NEW PC-------

     CPU $239 AMD Ryzen 5 2600 6-Core Socket AM4 3.4GHz CPU Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
      MB $208 Asus STRIX B450-F
     RAM $149 G.Skill 16G (2x8G) F4-3200C16D-16GTZB PC4-25600 / DDR4 3200 Mhz
            = $596


    Already own:
    PSU - Corsair RM550x
    SSD - Intel SSD 530
    GPU - Asus 1060 3gb
    Case  Fractal R3


  3. In the bios, try and find options for "Spread Spectrum" and try to enable


    This fixed it., It was either that or a bad OC.

    I found in the bios options for increasing the CPU power from 100% 120% 130% 140% for OCing.

    I changed it to 130% even tho i used asus MB auto OC you think it would of changed that itself.

    Enabled Spread Spectrum

    Works properly now, ty


    (Edit: there is still a buzzing noise in the sound when i play games though, from sound card being too close to gpu i s'pose)

  4. The GPU driver is upto date

    This is what it says in the manual

    2 x PCI-e 2.0 x16 slots (single at x16 or dual at x8 / x8 mode)
    1 x PCI- e 2.0 x16 slot [black] (max. at 4x mode, complatible with PCIe x1 and x4 devices)

    2 x PCI-e 2.0 x1 slots

    *The PCIe x16_3 slot shares bandwidth with PCIe x1_1 slot, PCIe x1_2 slot, USB3)34 and eSATA. The PCIe x16)3 default setting is in x1 mode

  5. Yeah both mobo cords were in.

    I got it working. I forgot I have another pci-e slot which i should of tried 7850 in 1st before buying a new card, but anyway the 7850 doesnt work in that either. The 1060 does however. So thats weird lol. Maybe the GPU fried the slot when it died idk. I had long time PSU problem with my old one. Ill still test if 7850 works on mums PC tho some time.


    Im happy i dont have to update the mobo/cpu/ram combo yet.

  6. u mean change the power cord running from psu to gfx? no, ATX let me research what this is

    i repluged the power cord going to the mobo, noticed the gpu card on light now stays on even with the pc turned off. Before it was only on when the pc started. still no display. Ive tried HDMI and the old big thing, The big thing works when i plug it into cpu gfx

  7. Alright, i just got the 1060, put it in annnnnnnnd..... shit, no picture just like my 7850 :/ so now im thinking the 7850 isnt dead... oh wait! i forgot the power cord to the gpu, annnnnnnndd.... shit, no picture just like my 7850 :/

    I guess i will take both gpu to my mums and test them on her pc, see where i go from there, prolly a faulty mobo at this point.
    I just bought a new PSU corsair 550x, i was running BF1 on that for a few days and it seemed to fix all my problems i had with my pc, still has. but then thats when my gfx "died"

  8. Looking to replace my dead 7850 i think it played BF1 on medium fairly decently.

    I dont really want to spend the money for the 1060, im thinking the 1050 would be similar to my 7850? So its kind of not future proof for very long.
    Maybe i should just pay the extra $100. Not interested in 1050 ti as its only $50 difference to 1060

    I also play Overwatch which isnt demanding
    Here are my picks:


    GIGABYTE 1050 2GB

    Asus 1060 OC 3GB

  9. Ah ok. some more weirdness just incase it changes anything:
    Stuff is getting worse. I was watching youtube, screen goes black, monitor says no HDMI signal, it turns off but i can hear the sound stilling playing but it cuts in and out almost like a memory problem maybe?
    Sometimes the screen comes back and everything is fine but other times it feels so sluggish i just reset PC.

    Was watching twitch and typed in chat, it got so slow i was watching what i typed come in about 30 secs after i typed it.
    Still PSU playing with monitor/memory? just checking if ideas have changed...
    like typing on twitch, that cant be a gfx problem could it?


  10. They're both Seasonic below the cover

    Ah, i didnt know that.. cool

    Corsair seems more popular and i like the 3yr warranty

    Also wouldnt mind trying a "different" brand


    Wattage on the sticker has practically nothing to do with electricity use.

    Both would use about the same. Other components being alike, it comes down to how efficient the power supply is, generally you'll realise wastage as heat though that can be hard to judge since PSUs generally intake air from inside the case.

    Always best though to work out rough power requirements then add at least 20% - a power supply constantly working at 90% or more of it's capacity will likely die early.

    In the modern day in any case, stated wattage means little. What you want to know is how much amperage it can supply on the 12V part. All the heavy use (CPU and graphics) is via that rail. The remainder is trivial.

    I tried 2 PSU calculators got 390W for one and 440W and 610W if i upgraded cpu mobo gfx

    I do like how the Seasonic is OEM, meaning its worth more as retail...

    idk, 20% more seems higher then the Corsair gives

    The seasonic psu i have now has lasted more then 3 yrs...

    Ill prolly get Seasonic :?


    EDIT: the ones Dasa mentioned arnt in my store (umart gold coast)

    Also i think my umart only gave my current psu a 12 month return

  11. So changing the plug to the wall, to a different wall inlet in my house fixed the problem up until now. Monitor sometimes doesnt turn on unless i take out the plug and drain the PC by holding power button down.
    Im gonna try a new PSU.


    Which of these do you think is better?
    $119 1yr warranty - SeaSonic 650W OEM V3 80Plus Gold PSU
    $99 3yr warranty - Corsair CX-500M Modular ATX Power Supply,80 PLUS Bronze, 120mm fan, 2x PCI-E, 6x SATA, 4


    I would like to save electricity so Gold would be better right? but isnt 650W too much? i dont get that part.

  12. is it the 240v end that goes into your 4-way powerboard or the 240v end into the PSU? Does it do it with another cable?


    If the onboard/,mobo graphics work then there's no need to upgrade it, your graphics card sounds like it's dead/dying. It's super simple to swap it out for almost any other graphics card so long as it's the same physical size as the one you've got now. The R3 seems to support any card up to 290mm (29cm) long.



    Take out your current graphics totally, and see if the PSU still does the arcing.

    Its the end that goes into powerboard.


    Ive taken my GFX card out and its not arching anymore but i dont think its done that since it stopped working.

    I also tried my GFX in my mums PC that i made for her, the PC didnt even start up, not sure if its because her PSU probably isnt powerful enough (cant remember the Watts) or if GFX Card is dead.

    So i took it out and now her PC didnt start. Took out her power cord from PC, put it back in, noticed an arching sound and now it (her PC) works as normal.


    Ive had a couple random times when my PC just went black screened for 5 seconds then came back. this was when my GFX was still on my PC but not working. (maybe mobo or PSU problem)


    Im still uncertain as what to upgrade here, i guess GFX card, and if it doesnt work then i sell my old one and try PSU or Mobo/CPU?

    Would this be the logical way to go?

  13. Its playing up again already, My monitor isnt detecting the GFX card HDMI but it does detect Mobo gfx. The Pc turns on about 70% of the time without putting the plug halfway in.

    Should i get a Corsair HX-750i ATX 80+ Platinum 7yr warranty ($225) PSU 1st? See if that works?
    If it doesnt, ill look at upgrading mobo/cpu to ASUS h97-PLUS ($159) i5-4660 ($265) aswell. That seems to use the same DDR3 Ram that i already have so thats good.

    I do want to get Windows 10 so i dunno if that matters with h97-PLUS?


    Or i guess i could look for a 2nd hand mobo that i already have now (p8Z68-v) because i dont have a problem with my pc if only it would work properly.