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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    Checking in as promised! Happy New Year to everyone in this thread! My last post was a couple of months back and I said I'd check in at the end of the year if I remained free of the psuedo-dead mboard syndrome and any cold boot problems--and I have been free of all such problems since my last...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    Just checking in to say that all is still fine! Last post was Aug 13--today's is Oct 14...no "possum-playing-dead" problems with my x570 Aorus Master/3900X to report since I got rid of my old DP 1.4 cable--knock on wood! If I go through the end of the year with no problems I'll conclude that...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    Got my new DP1.4 cable yesterday--and aside from a markedly better display I've noticed (it's like the color red just jumps out of the monitor, suddenly, and text seems clearer in some cases--colors, details, all better), there's no difference. System is booting fine--no cold boot issues--as...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    I always disable sleep completely, as well as hibernation. If you simply disable hibernation, then the Windows "fastboot" software options also disappear. I'm trying a new DP 1.4 cable to see if that corrects the problem.
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    Hey guys, Just ordered a new DP cable...I am checking out this aspect: https://www.displayport.org/cables/how-to-choose-a-displayport-cable-and-not-get-a-bad-one/ Badly wired DP cables can actually cause boot failures and other problems, apparently--like lighted portions of the mobo that...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    Yes, I think it's bios related. I say that only because what cold boot problems I was having disappeared completely with F20a, stayed gone through F20b, F20, and now F21. It was always strange because I didn't have any problems at all for ~nine months with my 3600X. The cold-boot problems and...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    That's it, exactly. I just decided to put another new one in since I have so many of them of now...;) Fingers crossed! I've hit GB Tech support with a detailed description, and if they provide a substantial answer of some kind I'll come back and share it. If I hadn't popped in a new battery...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    Reporting in again... Well, after several weeks of flawless operation--no more cold boot problems at all--tonight after shutting the box down for a movie I came back to a totally dead motherboard! Oh, yeah. I had been running for weeks with ERP disabled--the bios default. This is the second...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    I've never used RGB and have no interest in RGB anywhere in my system. I use the CoolerMaster utility to turn off RGB for my 3900X Prism cooler as well. I still had the cold-boot problems I've detailed earlier in this thread, even so, and absolutely will not repeat a description of those...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    This looks like my final contribution to this thread. I'm delighted to report that F20a has completely and permanently ended the cold-boot bios-reset problem I was having with my 3900X & x570 Master! F20b continues the success! It's been many days since I had my last cold-boot bios-reset...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    I encountered another issue--such fun...;) 1) As I mentioned in previous posts, the cold-boot failure (reporting no boot drive available) I was having with my 3900X & Aorus x570 has not returned--not even once--since I replaced the (evidently faulty) pwr strip I had been using. So that's...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    I've used every bios since the one the mboard shipped with back last july 09, when I installed it, F3. On that date I also installed a 3600X. Never had a problem with all bioses--used every one--through F11/F12a/ to my current F12b.... Never had a single problem up to the installation of my...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    Well, that's one thing I haven't had thus far, thankfully. So far, so good since the battery pull. The last time I had an "reboot in the middle of a game" problem was a couple of years back--different system of course--that was caused by the CPU overheating under load. In that case, a new...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    I'm skeptical of this being an "AMD problem". For one thing, when I researched the cold-boot problem, I was surprised to see how many Intel systems had been reported having cold-boot failures of various kinds--I think the earliest Intel post I saw was dated 2013. Second, I'd used AMD systems...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    Sounds like a very likely explanation. I had thought that clearing CMOS (without battery removal) would have reset NVRAM, as well. Evidently not. What I cannot figure is the first eight months of flawless operation, even with the old/defective power strip--with the 3600X. Problems with...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    Thanks for the info! My system did boot this a.m., and after I shut down last night, the standby mobo light was on--breathed a sigh of relief. Sounds good--I'm hoping this was a temporary glitch. We'll see.
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    Yes, powered on perfectly this am. Go figure. Wish I knew what caused the brick yesterday!
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    OK...back again...now I have a new problem--;) (It only hurts when I laugh!) Trading out the faulty power strip (and for toastburner, the "power strip" is a surge protector or UPS with surge protection that sits between your box and the wall socket--don't leave home without one..!) did indeed...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    It's certainly possible--apparently, there are several problems with a great number of differing motherboards that can cause a failure to cold boot--Intel and AMD alike! Never knew it until this happened and I had to do some research. Never saw any reference to inadequate/faulty power strips...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    Just to be clear, what do you mean when you say "the cold-boot happens"? Do you mean to say that after shutting the system down, that several hours later when attempting a cold boot, the system won't boot and throws up an error message, instead--prompting you to reenter the bios and reapply...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    You are more than welcome! It's a frustrating problem--had me almost ready to throw in the towel over it--but finally the issue is solved--still cold booting fine, now. If I had been less fortunate I could have wound up replacing the cpu, cooler, and motherboard--and still be hampered by the...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    OK, I'm back again...and with much better news this time...;) I'm 99% sure that I finally solved my x570 Aorus Master x570 cold-boot problem--but only after trying everything else in the book (see my earlier post in this thread!) It turns out to have been caused--all of it--by an older, faulty...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    I bought my x570 Master 7/7/'19, installed it 7/9/'19, with a 3600X--never had the problem once in all of that time--through every bios GB put out for the mboard. However, two weeks ago I bought a 3900X on sale and installed it--couple of days later--boom--not booting and giving me an error...
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    Tumblr Defends Controversial Porn Ban despite 20 Percent Drop in Traffic

    The Internet is already awash in pornography--it won't make a difference if certain sites choose not to display it--except, of course, to the customers of theirs who enjoy getting away from all of the rot they see elsewhere. An insistence of seeing porn everywhere does not strike me as an...
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    Parents Blame Elementary School's Cell Tower after 4th Student Diagnosed with Cancer

    The Luddites are scared of their own shadows--rejecting everything from proven vaccines for their kids to cell phones to diet sodas. Very sad to see the morass of superstition and fear taking root, spawned by nothing except ignorance or else a willful rejection of proven fact. Parts of...
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    Tesla Unveils Model Y Electric SUV with 300-Mile Range and Seven Seats

    Hmmmm....does the "bigger battery" mean that when it ignites it will burn the Y to ash, practically, in < 3 minutes instead of the normal < 5 minutes? Thanks but no thanks! I'm going to pass.
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    "Door Handles Wouldn't Work": Tesla Driver Dies in Burning Car after Crash

    Trying to compare this to a combustion-engine crash is not going to work. Gasoline fires do not rage for *days* after they've been put out--do not reach thousands of degrees--and no gasoline vehicle today can burn to the ground, almost to ash, in under five minutes! Tesla battery fires are...
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    Windows 10: New Study Shows Home Edition Users Are Baffled by Updates

    Windows 10 Home Edition is *not* for people who want to "control" much of anything, imo...Win10x64 Pro is the only way to travel for folks who want control of their environment and who want solutions instead of scapegoats. Pro, for instance, let's you turn off driver updates--and it works fine...
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    Tim Cook: Apple Is Working on Future Products That Will "Blow You Away"

    Don't own anything Apple makes--never have-- and count myself fortunate every day...;) Apple's motto should be: "n00bs making products for n00bs". Apple in the tech realm is very much like AOL was in 1995--training wheels for the Internet. At most, Apple is training wheels for grown-up tech...
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    NVIDIA to Launch GeForce GTX 1650 Next Month

    Ugh...;) More hobbled GPUs from nVidia...!
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    Hardware Unboxed Calls NVIDIA DLSS "The Biggest RTX Fail of Them All"

    nVidia made a huge miscalculation--people playing games today are much more savvy than they were 10-20 years ago. Nowhere as easy to fool with empty marketing bluster and bluff. The company would have done far better to release the 2080ti without RTX and DLSS, and, more importantly, without...
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    AMD Can't Shake Off US Class-Action Lawsuit over Bulldozer "8-Core" Advertising

    This is what it boils down to--judges with *no* technical acumen are allowed to judge technology. Oh, brother. A definite weakness in the system, imo.
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    New Xbox Rumors: $249/$499 Consoles, 1TB NVMe SSDs, Ray-Tracing Support

    Ray-tracing @ 60 fps and higher--what a joke...;) It's so "easy" to do that when nVidia partially ray-traces the 5-10 pixels per frame inside a normal rasterized special effect, inside a frame with millions of pixels, and turns on the tensor cores and actually uses them, that the frame-rate of...
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    Windows 10's Live Tiles Dead? Windows Lite Will Reportedly Feature a New Start Menu

    I've been using Win10 since I joined the Insider's Oct. 1 2014, am now on version 1903, build 18323, and in all of that time I have never used tiles. From the first iteration of Win10, Tiles have been optional--this isn't better known I think because the people often writing about Win10 either...
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    AMD Shakes Up Their Senior Leadership

    Making mountains out of molehills...;) "Strengthening" almost always means that you are bringing in some new people you consider you'll need because of increased sales volumes, etc., and/or that you are moving existing people around into slots they are better qualified to hold. It's almost...
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    Here Is AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su's Interview from CES 2019

    Lisa Su is just what the doctor ordered for AMD. One foot in the technical-engineering world, one foot in the commercial and marketing world. She's the ideal match for AMD, imo. As an aside, even tech journalists try and put words into the mouths of the people they interview these...
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    Blizzard Hiring Spree Suggests Diablo 4 Is Being Fast-Tracked

    Unless D4 comes back to the original design concept of offline, single player as an option, I'm not going to be any more interested in D4 than I was in D3--which I did not buy and which I do not play. Still playing the original Diablo games for a hoot every now and then...;)
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    AMD Radeon VII Interview with Scott Herkelman @ [H]

    Honestly, it's not for me to say...;) It's too early to really look at RVII--the product isn't finalized yet. Could turn out to be much faster than the hints from the engineering samples AMD has benched that we've seen thus far. All I can say is that I've been very happy with this RX-590/480...
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    AMD Radeon VII Interview with Scott Herkelman @ [H]

    Excellent Interview, Kyle! Liked the questions and even the answers for the most part. Did not agree, however, with Scott's position on Crossfire/Multi-GPU. Turns out my RX-590/480 Crossfire rig works like a charm, btw. It works so well I have been very pleasantly surprised by it! D3d12...
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    XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+ Video Card Review @ [H]

    Hey, good review, guys.! I just ordered one of these Fatboys myself--not much of a jump from my 480--but I am running my current 480 8GB @ 1.305GHz--the overclocked stock speed of this Asus card--it's rock-solid at that speed--but this 480 is pushed to the limit at 1.305Ghz--I cannot get even a...
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