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    Worth upgrading from a 4770k at this point?

    I know there's no upgrade path for me, I dont think there ever was. Wasnt the 4790 the last LGA 1150? As of right now its still fine for gaming but I imagine 6-12 months from now its going to be a problem. My hope is that I get 12 more months before I really want to upgrade and by then AMD's...
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    Ryzen 5 3600 fan getting louder

    I dont know if the cpu temp has gone up much, its not something I check normally. I only check when the noise annoys me. :) Today I dragged my tower out of its really cramped corner. There's no way to describe how tight it is in there and how nearly impossible it is to plug in everything on the...
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    Ryzen 5 3600 fan getting louder

    79-80F. However, its been at this temperature since around May 1.
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    Ryzen 5 3600 fan getting louder

    After a little more testing I still think something isnt right. I hear less fan spin up/down but its still blowing louder than it was a couple weeks ago. I might wait for cooler temps before redoing the paste just to make sure its not a slight increase in ambient temps thats causing the extra noise.
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    Ryzen 5 3600 fan getting louder

    Thanks for all the replies... Turns out that my BIOS settings changed somehow and the CPU fan spin up and down speeds had reverted back to their defaults of 0.1s each. I changed spin up back to 0.7s and spin down back to 1.0s I think everything is back to normal now. I did try to update my BIOS...
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    Ryzen 5 3600 fan getting louder

    Last December I built a new pc and decided on AMD. Coming from an Intel 4790 it was a surprise to hear the cpu fan spinning up and down all the time. The 4790's fan only got noticeable when playing a game, or using handbrake, etc. And even then it wasn't annoying. Anyway, I got used to the fan...
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    Worth upgrading from a 4770k at this point?

    My gaming pc in my living room is still running a 4790 (no k), 16gb ram, 5600 XT. I would love it to last me until AMD's next socket, really dont want to build a new system with the last of the AM4 cpu's and have no upgrade path. So I'm looking at about 1.5 years? Maybe a little more? Eeek!
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    PC Boots only when I remove and reinsert a stick of ram

    memtest found no errors and I've returned the pc back to my dad, hopefully it works this time. Last time I thought it was fixed it died again a week later. :(
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    PC Boots only when I remove and reinsert a stick of ram

    ok, went back to the Patriot (original) ram and when I got it to boot one time I went into BIOS and changed these settings: Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) - Profile1 System Memory Multiplier - 16.00 (was Auto) Memory Boot Mode - Disable Fast Boot Memory Enhancement Settings - Enhanced Stability...
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    PC Boots only when I remove and reinsert a stick of ram

    This whole time I was convinced I didnt have any compatible sticks of ram but I do, and I just started my pc 4 times in a row with the other stick of ram. I can get the exact part number in a bit if its important. Its Corsair Vengenance DDR3 1600 4gb. Does this mean both of my original sticks...
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    PC Boots only when I remove and reinsert a stick of ram

    I ordered some batteries for delivery Saturday. Will report back.
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    PC Boots only when I remove and reinsert a stick of ram

    So what I've tried this morning is I took the motherboard out of the case and I'm using a different power supply and I still have the same issue. I tried something a little bit different, when it wouldn't boot I unplugged the power cable and moved a stick of ram to a different slot because I...
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    PC Boots only when I remove and reinsert a stick of ram

    tried that, although I'm not 100% sure the "new" battery has enough power, but it was powering another device just fine.
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    PC Boots only when I remove and reinsert a stick of ram

    yeah I've been doing the minimum, exactly as you described.
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    PC Boots only when I remove and reinsert a stick of ram

    I hold the button for around 4-5 seconds. Clearing CMOS doesnt make a difference. I've tried both methods you listed. And I've done it a lot because I keep thinking that must be part of the problem. Tried that a little while ago, no difference. thanks for the ideas
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    PC Boots only when I remove and reinsert a stick of ram

    That's on my list of things to try today, or maybe try a different case.
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    PC Boots only when I remove and reinsert a stick of ram

    How would it get there? I dont any drives plugged in so every time I get the system to boot, it goes to the bios screen and tells me there's no boot drive. Then I turn off the system with the power button.
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    PC Boots only when I remove and reinsert a stick of ram

    I swapped out the HSF, back to stock Intel, that was actually the first thing I tried when I discovered the issue. Every time I take the stick of ram out, I move it to a different slot. I tried a few variations of this last night: 1. I tried putting it back in the same slot, got it to boot...
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    PC Boots only when I remove and reinsert a stick of ram

    This is the strangest issue I think I've ever encountered. I recently moved my old pc into my dad's case because I upgraded. It worked for 2 months but now there's no video output, seems its not booting, but cant be 100% sure. I tried so many different things and accidentally discovered that...
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    PC restarts when playing a game

    Just wanted to give one final update... The restarts/shutdowns got so bad that I could no longer play a game for 45 - 60 min before it happened. Was shutting down in 10 min. So I emailed ASRock and the RMA process was pretty easy, I got the replacement back a week after mailing in my board...
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    PC restarts when playing a game

    You might be on to something about overheating... I've been stress testing the faulty pc in my study today, rather than in the living room. In here its out in the open (but a wall is 4 inches behind it where hot air exhausts) and temps are about 7 - 10 degrees C lower than in the living room...
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    PC restarts when playing a game

    hmm, you'd think the cpu fan would be blowing at max speed if that were the case but the fan is relatively quiet. Before I changed the HSF temps were in the mid 60s, now with the stock Intel HSF I've seen temps into the 70s.
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    PC restarts when playing a game

    I swapped out my massive HSF for the stock intel a couple weeks ago. Still restarting/shutdown during stress test but hasnt in a game for 2 weeks.
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    PC restarts when playing a game

    update: While gaming, I've had no restarts but yesterday I did a stress test with Furmark, left the room for 30 min and when I came back my pc was off so there's still an issue. Judging by fan noise, I'm probably playing less stressful games lately and that might be why I haven't had...
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    PC restarts when playing a game

    ok, updated my sig. I tried switching my components to a new Antec P50 case I had in the closet. I discovered that my heatsink was about 3-4 inches too tall but at that point I thought I'd leave the case door off since I was just testing. But then the video card also wouldnt fit so the P50 was...
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    PC restarts when playing a game

    thanks for the ideas, I will report back when I have more info and have tried everything suggested. Will also make a sig soon. :) Busy today with the kids and getting my car fixed today and then visiting the grandparents.
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    PC restarts when playing a game

    you're right, my pc is restarting again. I dont understand why it took 2 weeks to happen again. Right now I'm thinking about moving everything to a different case thats easier to work in. My ITX box is so cramped, annoying to work on it. I have an Antec P50 in my closet that I could use. Maybe...
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    PC restarts when playing a game

    I wouldnt believe me either. But I'd tried the obvious stuff and at that point I was out of good ideas so I started with the easiest dumb idea I had. Maybe not completely a dumb idea since the problem I thought was caused by the PSU so this was pretty close to it. I didnt think to check what the...
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    PC restarts when playing a game

    no more restarts, so I'm pretty certain it was the power cord. It wasnt visibly damaged like yours was and still works fine for light duty. Funny thing is, if EVGA had told me to try a different power cord before approving the RMA (and they paid shipping both ways), I would have been annoyed...
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    PC restarts when playing a game

    Ever since I swapped out the power cord I haven't had a problem. I'll wait a few more days before I'm convinced its fixed. What a strange fix, dont think I've ever had this happen before.
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    PC restarts when playing a game

    I was thinking along the same lines and just swapped the power cord. Which makes no sense to me but I just made it through two stress tests of 30 min and 60 min. Max temp on the 60 min was 75. Yes, study is a different location. Gaming rig is in the living room. It actually shuts down and then...
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    PC restarts when playing a game

    A CM Hyper 212 is less than half as heavy as my HSF. Mine needs to lose some weight but it didnt make my previous mobo bend in the middle because the board was stronger (thicker?). I'll try your Half Life 2 idea a bit later if this thing dies on me again. Right now I'm an hour into a Furmark...
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    PC restarts when playing a game

    CPU burn was fine for 30 min but the GPU test caused my pc to shut down after about 16 min. At 14 min I checked and it was running fine and the temp was 74 which is much hotter than it ever gets during normal use. With the Corsair PSU my PC shuts down during gaming/Furmark. The EVGA PSU would...
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    PC restarts when playing a game

    Hey guys, I'm having a problem with my gaming PC, it restarts while playing games. :( I was so sure the problem was the PSU that I got a replacement under warranty. At the same time I replaced my GTX 970 with a GTX 1060. Power consumption went way down and some games dont make my pc restart...
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    i7-4790k vs i5-4690k for gaming

    yeah I dont think just the cpu would be a problem but I bet most pc owners dont swap out their motherboard very often. I'll check out the video, thanks!
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    i7-4790k vs i5-4690k for gaming

    thanks guys! Its more work but I'll probably do the swap this weekend... One more question... Will switching motherboard and cpu invalidate my windows key? It will look like a new pc to MS wont it?
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    i7-4790k vs i5-4690k for gaming

    I have a 4790k in my study/work pc that doesnt do much except occasional video encoding and a little gaming. This pc has a GTX 760. I have a 4690k in my gaming pc out in the living room paired with a GTX 970. I might be switching to a new motherboard in my gaming pc so I'm also thinking about...
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    Should a 970 require fewer watts than a 770?

    I have the same MSI video card but my cpu is a i5-4690k. I think you're ok for now but you should be looking around for a 500W+
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    Should a 970 require fewer watts than a 770?

    thanks! I ran out of the house to pick it up when I found it on craigslist.
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    Should a 970 require fewer watts than a 770?

    thanks for the help. Lots of nice people here. :) I built a pc for my in laws last year and I used a 500w PSU I had in my closet. I'm probably going to swap it out for my 430w. They definitely wont know the difference as its just some type of Celeron with no discrete GPU. Then I'll wait to find...
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