Recent content by Nielo TM

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    PC not shutting down correctly or restarting correctly. Fans and lights staying on with black screen.

    Merry Christmas. It has been two years since my last post and I've finally found the solution as to why my system wasn't shutting down or restarting correctly. To anyone experiencing the same issue, hopefully this will save some headache, time, stress and money. In Dec 2018, I upgraded my...
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    Black screen upon reboot (occasional and random)

    Day 20 since last update. Everything seems stable and working as intended. Haven't changed anything since my last post. So the issues must have been CSM or bad Windows. Least I know its not the hardware. Thanks for all the help. Appreciate it.
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    Black screen upon reboot (occasional and random)

    So it has been three days and thought I post an update. It may help someone out. I've painstakingly ruled out all internal hardware, internal and external connectors and external hardware. I have even ruled out the BIOS as I've tried 4 different versions with the same issue. All that was left...
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    Black screen upon reboot (occasional and random)

    For a second there, I thought the problem was the Crucial SSD. Was happy that I saw no black screen after all that restarts so I decided to reinstall windows and do clean set up. Just as I was finishing everything, i restarted the system and it went straight to BIOS. Under boot, I didn't see...
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    Black screen upon reboot (occasional and random)

    That's the BIOS I have and I'm on replacement motherboard. So far I have ruled out RAM, PSU, Motherboard, Soundcard, 2 HDDs, ODD, Case Connectors and External devices (like speaker, monitor etc). ATM, I have taken out the new Crucial SSD and stuck my old Samsung SDD back in. It's just GPU left...
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    Black screen upon reboot (occasional and random)

    Still having the same issues with the new RAM. This is gonna be a long night
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    Black screen upon reboot (occasional and random)

    Did th Did that too. This is such a weird issue. Event viewer shows Windows is shutting down properly. Prime95 runs fine for hours. I did Mem86 test when I got the original RAM only 10 ish months ago. Anyway, I've installed the new Trident RAM from the QVL list. Did 21 restarts and all...
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    Black screen upon reboot (occasional and random)

    I know. But I don't see much of a choice here. I've done more testing and I can now repeat the black screen issue consistently. If I shutdown or restart the system while the CPU usage is moderately high or high, the system won't reboot. It properly closes Windows and goes to black screen. I...
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    Black screen upon reboot (occasional and random)

    Yes can do that on mine too. So you want me to load DCOP and then manually dial in the value for goods measure ?
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    Black screen upon reboot (occasional and random)

    TBH, one of the reasons why I ordered the new set cos the previous set is US import. At least with this, I'll have Amazon's support for a year then GSkull's after. I'll also break even. So no loss there. But yeah, if the problem persists with the new RAM, I'll forgo DCOP and put the timings in...
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    Black screen upon reboot (occasional and random)

    I did set the mem to default, but the [Ripjaws V] F4-3200C14D-16GVK isn't on the Strix X470-F QVL list. So I ordered the G.SKILL F4-3200C16D-16GTZR Trident Z, which is on the list. Hopefully that'll solve the problem
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    Black screen upon reboot (occasional and random)

    Long day today. Let me know if I missed anything. Hopefully I'll have it sorted before the new year
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    Possible solution to random restarts, kernel power errors, boot loops etc.

    Mine is connected to a moderately expensive stepped (approx) sinwave APC UPS. It does work with my Seasonic Focus 850 along with my monitor, PS4, X1 etc. Heck, it saved my PC from several power outages, dips, brown outs etc. It was unlikely the cause but just wanted to eliminate the possibility.
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    Black screen upon reboot (occasional and random)

    So I've sorted out the boot loop issue caused by the reset switch (as mentioned on the previous thread), but in the process, I've upgraded the CPU from Ryzen 1800X to 2700X and the motherboard from ASUS Strix X370-F to X470-F. But I kept the RAM (G.SKILL F4-3200C14D-16GVK) and GPU (XFX 1060 SC)...
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    Possible solution to random restarts, kernel power errors, boot loops etc.

    That's what I should have done. Lesson learned for sure.
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