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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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    Possible solution to random restarts, kernel power errors, boot loops etc.

    Short version: If you experience random restart, power loss, kernel power errors, system stuck in boot loop etc, check the case connectors (including power and reset) first. I was experiencing all of the above and even ended up replaced the PSU, CPU, motherboard and SSD with no avail. The cause...
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    EVGA GTX 1060 SC vs Sapphire RX 580 NITRO+ Special Edition

    Thanks for all the replies. Decided to go with 1060. It's the high power consumption that put me off.
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    EVGA GTX 1060 SC vs Sapphire RX 580 NITRO+ Special Edition

    Hi. Had to send in my MSI 1060 Gaming X due to hardware fault and since the card is not in stock, was offered refund. After some research, I've narrowed down the choice to these two. The EVGA is retailing for £255 and the Sapphire is retailing for £290. I had the 1060 before so I know what to...
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    Need help choosing AM4 motherboard

    BIOS didn't alter the voltage. It appears to have something to do with infinity fabric tech AMD employs on Ryzen. Apparently infinity fabric clock is linked to memory clock. So if you own 1600X and above, might run into temp issues with higher speed RAM.
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    Need help choosing AM4 motherboard

    Thanks for all the replies and advice. I could have waited, but seeing the 1800X for £284 was too tempting to resist. I ended up going with ASUS STRIX X370-F and G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 Model F4-3200C14D-16GVK. Updated the BIOS to version 3803 and selected the right DOCP memory...
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    Need help choosing AM4 motherboard

    I've decided to stay away from Corsair because they mix and match RAM versions. And there's no way to ensure I'd get two Samsung sticks. So ended up ordering G.SKILL Ripjaws V 3200 CL14 from the States via Newegg https://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232217...
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    Need help choosing AM4 motherboard

    That's what I'm thinking as well since Strix ticks all the boxes. Could you tell me the specific Corsair RAM you're using and are you able to get 3200 easily?
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    Need help choosing AM4 motherboard

    Currently in the process of upgrading my ancient system with Ryzen 1800X. But every AM4 motherboard I've researched so far has some sort of issue, which is starting to get to me tbh. I'm not looking to overclock now. Maybe few years down the line. Right now I'm after a board with great...
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    PSUs that will work with stepped UPS (approx sinewave)?

    Due to odd pricing in the UK, I've ended up getting the Seasonic Focus Plus 850 Gold. Was only £25more than 550 watts and £20 more than 650 watts version. I've tested it twice with APC 900 Pro Stepped Sine Wave UPS and it does indeed work. There was no buzzing either to my surprise. Not sure...
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    PSUs that will work with stepped UPS (approx sinewave)?

    Thanks for all the replies. The UPS (APC Pro 900) was purchased in 2013. I'll order the 550W Seasonic FOCUS Plus Gold and see how it goes.
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    PSUs that will work with stepped UPS (approx sinewave)?

    From what I've researched so far, it's a mixed bag. For an example, Seasonic S12-II 520 and M12-II 620 won't work with stepped UPS, but the S12-II 430 will (despite all three being S12-II range). This is why I need confirmation. I need model numbers that'll work with stepped UPS. So far both...
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    PSUs that will work with stepped UPS (approx sinewave)?

    Although I live in London, power quality in my area is not great. Get dips and sometimes short power cunts. Do use my PC for important work hence the UPS.
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    PSUs that will work with stepped UPS (approx sinewave)?

    Time has come to upgrade my aging rig and to retire my faithful Corsair HX520, which worked perfectly with my APC 900 Pro UPS. Unfortunately, it's a stepped UPS that approximates sinewave. I've read stories that modern PSUs do not play well with stepped UPS. In some cases, PSU shutting down when...
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    Stepped UPS compatible PSU recommendation

    So I'll just pick a Seasonic PSU then. Not much choice for me is there apart from upgrading the UPS
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    Stepped UPS compatible PSU recommendation

    I am looking for a stepped UPS compatible PSU ranging between 500 to 600 watts. Does anyone have any recommendations? The UPS I'm using at the moment is APC Pro 900, which provides stepped output approx to Sinewave Been using Corsair 520HX for the past 10 years or so and when on battery, it...
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    Post your Mouse and Keyboard pics

    Yes if you have trimmed nails :D The keyboard isn't perfect. It needs some DIY. You'll have to place paper under the battery cover so the batteries don't move due to vibration. The stabilizer under the keyboard (maybe) too short causing the keyboard to warp/bend as you type. You can easily fix...
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    Post your Mouse and Keyboard pics

    Not rally. I just love those engines.
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    Post your Mouse and Keyboard pics

    Anker Wireless Keyboard and Logitech G602
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    Decent Wireless Mouse Recommendation

    Got the replacement and it's worse than the original. Side buttons are mushy (bit loose) and silver top seem a bit a rough. As if it wasn't cut properly. Gonna keep the original and send the replacement back. I guess Logitech's quality control isn't what it used to be.
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    Decent Wireless Mouse Recommendation

    Got the G602. Amazing piece of hardware and by far the best mouse I owned in terms of performance and comfort. But the one I received has two scratch marks on the right click button. Gonna get it replaced cos I paid £60 ($91 USD). Hopefully this isn't an indication of Logitech's quality...
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    Decent Wireless Mouse Recommendation

    Excellent. Thanks for the help
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    Decent Wireless Mouse Recommendation

    Actually they are that cheap. G700s is £50 and G602 is £60. Just want to conform neither have acceleration I'm looking at G602 cos of the censor placement and battery life.
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    Decent Wireless Mouse Recommendation

    I've tried to find one on my own, but just ended up losing money hence why I'm here First I tried the ET X-08. Couldn't detect any acceleration and was very comfortable, but it lagged (even on desktop). Then I tried the Anker Ergonomic 2.4G Wireless Mouse. Couldn't detect any acceleration...
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    Windows 10 CheckSum issue

    Thanks for the detailed explanation. Seriously useful stuff I once installed Windows 7 without running the ISO through a CheckSum cal and ended up with nothing but problems. Took me a while to figure out the OS was corrupt.
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    Windows 10 CheckSum issue

    I've downloaded Windows 10 Pro (UK English x64) via the Media Creation Tool (twice) and ran both ISO via CheckSum calculator and oddly enough, I got two different readouts. Is this normal? 1st Download: MD5: 955AB0FA67F6EAAD61005660F686599F SHA-1: 1A52846E617EE2CA05816B073549FAF7E7AF3B00 2nd...
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