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by gcrosier
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

I'll do that when I get home actually.
by gcrosier
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

so with this BIOS install, it always resets to default automatically. I have to go back in and set XMP and Overclocking settings (if i'm using it) whenever I change the BIOS.
by gcrosier
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

Flashed my BIOS back a version and now, no more temp spikes leading to crashes, and stable idling and idling in games with the built in GPU and only 1 stick of ram... going to attempt to add second chip and do the same tests. I think they either posted the wrong BIOS file, or something very strange ...
by gcrosier
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

Check for an updated BIOS? Maybe your RMA board came from old stock, and didn't have the latest version. Bad CPUs are a rare thing in my experience. They're usually either completely fine, or completely dead. Yeah, that's what I'm thinking. It'd be really strange for it to be the CPU. I'm also chec...
by gcrosier
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

It's been crashing off and on. I'd tweak something and the crashes would seem to go away for a week/month then come back again. It's never really been stable. I guess I'll RMA the Ram, and see what happens afterwards.
by gcrosier
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

So, I never really came back and updated what was going on with my build... I posted over at build a pc reddit (so i could have somewhere to easily post things)https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/dccqfd/please_help_me_figure_out_whats_going_on_with_my/ Its NOT good. not good at all. Just got ...
by gcrosier
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New Forums/Websites For TR Gerbils
Replies: 37
Views: 2635

Re: New Forums/Websites For TR Gerbils

Well, one of the benefits of reddit (in my mind) is that it could be whatever we gerbils build... but it'd be limited to just us contributing, and we'd all be contributing to one forum instead of spread out across topics. One of the other sites, we'd join there and contribute among the masses or sta...
by gcrosier
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 101
Views: 7410

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

Bug/request - re-implement the website to manage user's subscriptions.
by gcrosier
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Problem with vcore - pictures included
Replies: 16
Views: 2583

Re: Problem with vcore - pictures included

be prepared to possibly need a new Win 10 license...
by gcrosier
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

So, new RAM came in last night and passed 8 passes of memtest86 full test suite. :) Hope that partially solves my problems. I'll have time tonight to run some prime95 to further stress test.
by gcrosier
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

Yup! That's what I was thinking.
by gcrosier
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

Ok, here's the full Memtest 86 report from my overnight 20 pass. EFI Specifications 2.60 System Manufacturer System manufacturer Product Name System Product Name Version System Version Serial Number System Serial Number BIOS Vendor American Megatrends Inc. Version 0602 Release Date 10/19/2018 Basebo...
by gcrosier
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

Memtest86 full suite 4 pass tests. 1 error. I'm running more tests, to see if there's any repeatable errors.
by gcrosier
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

Or just check for defective RAM. ... Err... isn't that the point of running memtest? Technically to check and see if memory and/or motherboard/memory controller are at fault. Something must be faulty, right now, i can't overclock my cpu at all... I just set the cpu to 4500, from default 4300, and g...
by gcrosier
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

Thanks I'll take a look at that.

I've been looking at the Minidump files, and found this... Not sure what this means. I've read it's a bad Intel CPU Driver install?

FAILURE_ID_HASH_STRING: km:0x9c_genuineintel_intelppm!mwaitidle

FAILURE_ID_HASH: {b437bf01-d2c2-2e2f-fa19-a64dea7afbde}
by gcrosier
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

reseated my gpu and now the fan speeds are being shown in monitoring software, also not spinning up to 100% now.

I have a spare flash drive at work, going to bring it home and load up memtest on it and test my memory
by gcrosier
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

so far today, only 1 BSOD and it was when we weren't home, came home to the BSOD. Just played AC Odyssey for ~45 minutes without issues (can play on Ultra High 1080p and average 60fps on the benchmark). I noticed that none of my monitoring software is detecting the GPU fans, and they are spinning co...
by gcrosier
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

So... First shot with reinstalling Windows, got that odd clock error. Restarted and reset bios. Tried again and it worked, for about an hour and a half and i got another machine check exception. Not sure what to do, I'm guessing something is bad, but what?
by gcrosier
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

Going to back everything up and try a fresh windows installation, that could be the culprit, safe mode seems stable.
by gcrosier
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

Everything is installed! I got into windows, driver updates happened. (Need to reactivate windows 10 but whatever.)

And now... BSODs machine check exception errors, and that's with the ram not set XMP. If I try to overclock, I get clock watchdog timeout BSODs. :evil: :( :cry:
by gcrosier
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

Thanks everyone! Parts ordered.
by gcrosier
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

Feature wise, I'm not picky. I can totally go with a cheaper motherboard. The only thing I want really, is longevity and stability with overclocking potential. This TUF model might be better with that (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HM6ZC9D), since they have a 5 year warranty. I dont care about RGB LE...
by gcrosier
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Help me finalize my new build

Thank you for the assistance on the Ram choices! How does my choice for a motherboard look?
by gcrosier
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Help me finalize my new build

Hello everyone! I just put an order in for a new i5 9600k. I'm finally upgrading from a 2500k and an Asus z68 MB There's so many different motherboard models/chipsets and ram speeds/timings that I don't know what to get! Right now, I'm looking at an Asus Z390 MB (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HM3FMRB...
by gcrosier
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution
Replies: 97
Views: 19812

Re: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution

on 8.1 with my Pixel2 xl, pull down from the top, tap and hold on network signal icon, tap mobile data usage... not sure how much different it would be for other phones though. EDIT: As for my phone evolution... Samsung Flip phone Samsung Flip phone (m300?) Samsung Galaxy S2 i777 Nexus 5 Nexus 6p Pi...
by gcrosier
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: What's causing this odd behavior?
Replies: 10
Views: 1586

Re: What's causing this odd behavior?

just brew it! wrote:
Probably a buggy DisplayPort to HDMI converter.


I'll dig around again and see if I can find my extra cables, I should have an extra cable to test, just have to find it.
by gcrosier
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: What's causing this odd behavior?
Replies: 10
Views: 1586

What's causing this odd behavior?

Hello everyone! So, this weekend I upgraded my video card (from an AMD HD7870 to a Nvidia gtx 1080). I used DDU to clear all drivers before I turned off my computer to do the change. I had to get different cables, since the old video card had mini-display port and the new one only has the large size...
by gcrosier
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Another "Time for a new PSU?" thread
Replies: 29
Views: 8194

Re: Another "Time for a new PSU?" thread

Thats one of the power supplies that I ordered, just the 550w one (i dont need more than that)
by gcrosier
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Another "Time for a new PSU?" thread
Replies: 29
Views: 8194

Re: Another "Time for a new PSU?" thread

So..... this card is an inch longer than fits in my ol' Antec 300.... Time for a new case! Might as well just get a new power supply to go with it as well, since everything has to be transfered into a new case anyways.
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