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I don't know enough about what questions to ask, but I have a custom built gaming PC and it's probably time to upgrade....
EDIT: Found out how to find my PC specs, see comment. EDIT2: Now I wonder which specs are relevant to the discussion. So like the title says. I have a gaming PC I bought a few years ago, but I think it's time for an upgrade, getting weird crashes, etc. Basically the TLDR is I just have partial knowledge but not enough to fix or upgrade and I would love to find a gamer's pc intro or tutorial to help understand what I even own and how to make the most of it. But honestly, I'd also like to just be able to tell you what I have and see what you think you would like to tweak if you owned it and then I'd like to take on some of those throughout the winter as the budget allows. It has LOTS of usb ports that work 90% of the time, sometimes my xbox controller is recognized, sometimes not. If I try to stream twitch on one monitor while gaming on the other, it shuts down the computer. The usb ports problem means sometimes the WIFI dongle I bought will not be recognized and I have to disconnect it and plug it back in, I just gave up and bought a 50 ft ethernet cable. The fan runs pretty loud but I don't know if how loud it is is normal for the graphics card I have or if it's doing a lot of work because I was hacked by Russian bitcoin mobsters or whatever. I have VR but the graphics card is the bare minimum and I can play basic stuff but nothing graphically intensive. I did some searching around and learned that my PC probably needs to be cleaned of dust for airflow, so I'm about to open it up and get out the canned air. So that's one thing. I'm just hoping someone can help shorten my learning curve so I don't have to get yelled at for asking a lot of dumb questions. I'm happy to be mostly self sufficient but I need to be pointed in the right directions. Stuff I already know from one time when I tried to figure this out before but got distracted by life. R9 290x gpu. SSD for OS (Win 10 64 bit) Regular HD for storage. Processor: ? Power Supply: ? It was build about 4 or 5 years ago I think, by this kid who wanted his GF to get into gaming with him. It didn't pan out and I bought it from him thinking I'd like to learn to get under the hood of PC gamin,g but 2.5 years later I'm finally getting around to it.
Hey, I have been having lots of trouble with my 770 lately... HUGE framerate drops in totally non-demanding games, things like that. For example, in Borderlands 2, i should be getting 90-ish FPS, but im getting like 4-15 FPS. Even on the lowest settings. Its been happening in every game that i own... its extremely frustrating. I dont have viruses, ive checked like 50,000,000 times. Complete scans of every file on my PC... Nothing. Specs: i7-4770k GTX 770 4gb 16gb RAM I have no clue whats wrong... SO, my question is: Should i sell my 770 and get an R9 290x with the money? It seems like that would be a huge upgrade from the 770, at relatively the same cost (From ebay). Now, i know that most of the AMD cards on ebay are there because of the Bitcoin mining thing, but im sure there would be a few that i could find that werent used as bitcoin slaves... My other plan was to RMA this card and see if that solves the problem. If not, then I know something is wrong with whole PC... Im so fed up with this card that I feel like switching to AMD sounds pretty good right now... Also, any ideas on how to fix this issue? Even if i do fix it, i might still switch to the 290x... Thanks in advance for all the help.
Hey, I have been having lots of trouble with my 770 lately... HUGE framerate drops in totally non-demanding games, things like that. For example, in Borderlands 2, i should be getting 90-ish FPS, but im getting like 4-15 FPS. Even on the lowest settings. Its been happening in every game that i own... its extremely frustrating. I dont have viruses, ive checked like 50,000,000 times. Complete scans of every file on my PC... Nothing. Specs: i7-4770k GTX 770 4gb 16gb RAM I have no clue whats wrong... SO, my question is: Should i sell my 770 and get an R9 290x with the money? It seems like that would be a huge upgrade from the 770, at relatively the same cost (From ebay). Now, i know that most of the AMD cards on ebay are there because of the Bitcoin mining thing, but im sure there would be a few that i could find that werent used as bitcoin slaves... My other plan was to RMA this card and see if that solves the problem. If not, then I know something is wrong with whole PC... Im so fed up with this card that I feel like switching to AMD sounds pretty good right now... Also, any ideas on how to fix this issue? Even if i do fix it, i might still switch to the 290x... Edit: Another thing Is that I dont even get above 30 FPS in Minecraft. Minecraft for God's sake...
Hey guys, I am playing (trying to play) Skyrim at 2560x1440 after I upgraded to two R9 290X cards due to the limiting 2GB VRAM of my previous SLI 680GTX. And I am not sure whether there is something wrong with the cards, or I am doing something wrong. I get many visual bugs if crossfire is enabled (such as extremely bright sun/game, bugged water ripples, broken DoF (if I use any ENB at all) etc). And without crossfire enabled, any ENB I choose lowers my performance to unplayable ~20FPS. I have tried turning VSync off, which helps a bit, however I still get the visual bugs with crossfire on, and the unplayable ~20FPS with any ENB on. I have also tried turning off vSync from the ENB itself to no avail. I am using the Steam version with all the DLCs bought separately, and I was wondering whether any of you had a similar problem or know what the trouble might be, or whether its simply Skyrim not liking AMD cards? These are my first AMD cards and I have no idea what else I can do to troubleshoot this problem. And according to some youtube videos (and I guess simple logic), I should be getting a lot more performance out of even a single R9 290X, but as I said I am not experienced with AMD and am not sure how good/stable Crossfire is. Anyway, my other specs are: Intel i7 3770k @ 4.4GHz Water Cooled (~50 degrees under load, so its not the CPU overheating and throttling) Asus P8Z77-Deluxe Motherboard 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz RAM The game is installed on a RAID0 of 2 Samsung 840 250gb SSDs. 1000W Cooler Master Silent Pro PSU Aaaand finally I am running the latest AMD drivers. P.S: I have checked for any malware including any hidden bitcoin miners, but my system is clean. Thanks, -stuste
How to fix crashes and low hash rate on my new scrypt rig?
I need help to get past two major problems in my scrypt mining machine (see my config at bottom).
1 problem is system crashes during mining, even with low hash rate
2 problem is the low hash rates. 280x running at 400 k/hs and R9 290 at 180-400 k/hs
So far I have tried mining on Windows 8.1, Litecoin BAMT Linux and SMOS Linux with much luck. On Windows 8.1 I have gone through tons of AMD Driver versions from 13.1, 13.11 beta v9.4, 14.1 beta, 13-12, and bunch of other versions. Even tried couple of DDU clean ups. I have also tried different iners like cgminer, bfgminer, etc. Note on windows 8.1 I can't see GPU temp either. However, the hangs and low hash rates persist. One of the main issues is I can't get around play around with miner settings due crashes. On linux at least I can see GPU temps. But from my testing the system still hangs when running at 400 k/hs on my two R9 280x or 180 k/hs on R9 290. My setting for above on cgminer was (2x 280x and 1x 290 at the end): cgminer.exe --scrypt -I 12,12,12 -shaders 2048,2048,2560 --auto-fan --target-temp 65 Here is my hardware config: MSI Z77A-GD65 Motherboard(highly recommended on bitcoin.org board) Intel Celeron G1620 Corsair RM 850W G.SKILL 8 GB (4GB x 2) Sapphire Radeon R9 280x MSI Gaming R9 280x XFX R9 290x R9-290A-ENFC Anyone got any suggestions on what to try next? Seems like very hard to mine effectively, for me atleast...
I finished everything, installed windows, installed mobo drivers, all's fine and dandy, except for my graphics card, which just won't play along. Installing the drivers has been a real pain in my arse, I kept getting this error message with AMD catalyst: 'application install install package failure'. I think I finally got it to install properly when I went ahead and deleted every folder in my registry that had AMD or ATI in the name, downloaded and installed (this)[http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Windows%207%20-%2064] without my card plugged into the socket (this time I didn't get the error message). When I plugged the card back into the pc and booted, however, it still doesn't work. It lights up and its fans spin, but I can't get a display out of it. I really think it might be dead (especially since I bought it pre-owned from Overclockers UK, and apparently the Lightning 290x cards were widely used and worn out by Bitcoin miners). Here's why I think it's dead:
It doesn't show up in device manager when it's plugged in, my old AMD 6700 card shows up just fine
I actually used to be able to get a display out of it the first couple of times I booted into Windows, but then suddenly in the middle of a bootup it just went black and never came back on.
The LEDs that used to light up when it was working are different to the LEDs that light up now: I used to get blue LEDs on the backplate, but they don't light up anymore. I can't find any information on what the blue LEDs actually indicate though
I tried putting the card in a different PCIe slot to check if it was the mobo at fault, but it still didn't work.
The 3 possibilities I can see are:
This is a software problem
Graphics card is toast
My PSU is somehow failing/ can't handle my graphics card (it is a power-intensive GPU, but I've got a 750W PSU (albeit one with kind of mixed reviews))\
Dear techies and other redditors, I have got an issue thats been going on for 2 weeks now, I have bought a AMD R9 290X about a month ago (swapped it with the GTX970 because of the VRAM issues). I wiped my hard drives and freshly reinstalled Windows 8.1 on my SSD. Once that was done i installed the latest AMD drivers (Omega 14.12). For 2 weeks going forward to that date everything was fine, temps were good and i liked the card allot. Then it happend.... I have 3 screens running and all suddenly gave a black image and i got the message "Display driver stopped working". Have had that before with other AMD cards so i thought its not a big deal i will reinstall the drivers, done that and i thought i fixxed it. Nope it didn't because the next phenomenon occured, a sudden black screen on one of my screens, its a couple seconds dark and then it pops back up again without a warning whatsoever. That caught my interest and i started an investigation, what could possibly be the issue. From that point on i have tried several things: - Reinstall Windows 8.1 (x64) - DDU drivers and reinstall - Install older drivers - Checked with Malwarebytes, no results - SpyBot: Search and Destroy, no results (and i dont have a GPU miner for bitcoins installed, looked that up aswell) Eventually i decided to look up on the temps and noticed they were kinda high while just idling, (70 degrees celcius with 100% activity) So i downloaded a Windows Process Explorer and looked up if the activity was justified, and the results are somewhat suprising, i tested it with a game active and without a game active, see Imgur link: http://imgur.com/a/HH3Z6 There is a huge gap in monitoring and i am really now out of my league on solving this problem. It's bugging me since it is a high priced card for me and it should work whatsover in good conditions My question to you lovely people, anyone know this problem and how to solve it? There is really no need for this high activity while i am Idling and looking at my icy background on my computer... PC Specs: - Asus Z97-Pro Gamer - Intel i5-4690K (Watercooled and OC to 4,6Ghz) - 16GB DDR3 1600 Mhz GeIL Dragonram - 600 Watt Bronze powersupply - Sapphire AMD R9 290X - 3 LG monitors: 2 1920/1080 and 1 2560/1080 (one 1920/1080 connected with DP to HDMI, 2560/1080 connected with HDMI and last 1920/1080 connected with DVI-D)
[FS] VERY cheap: Bunch of liquid cooling stuff: R9 290/290x waterblocks (4), GPU cooling linkers (3), Radiator/Pump/Reservoir combo.
My name is Josh. I am selling many liquid cooling components for roughly 50% off what FrozenCPU has them listed as. If somebody buys the whole lot immediately, I will drop the price from 50% off to 60% off. I'm willing to accept Bitcoin or Dogecoin as payment as well. Here is the album of all products: http://imgur.com/a/HrWDJ Why I'm selling: I'm selling these items because I decided against liquid cooling. I was originally going to go with a 4x 290 liquid cooled setup, but my girlfriend took a sudden interest in gaming, so I decided to just build her a machine with 2 of the cards and forego the water cooling. I bought the parts from frozenCPU.com, and they don't allow returns of unopened items. I'm selling cheap because my apartment is filled with computer stuff and I need to clear it out ASAP.
In case you've never built a liquid cooled system before, keep in mind you need to fill the radiator and bleed the loop
If you plan on mining with these, bear in mind you need to use the switch in your batch file that causes CGminer to ignore the fan speed, otherwise it will crash. Either this, or use a different mining program, or somehow keep the fan plugged in after you install the water blocks.
the blocks already have thermal pads attached to them, but they come with some extra padding if you want to switch it out.
one of the blocks doesn't come with thermal paste. It shouldn't be a problem if you order more than one block (all the rest come with paste), or you use your own paste, such as Arctic Silver.
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