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    My PC randomly shuts off when idle (solved)

    Should anyone come along this thread in the future the problem has been resolved. It was a faulty power supply which Seasonic has replaced. The system is rock solid now.
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    My PC randomly shuts off when idle (solved)

    Thanks for the suggestion. I did check this already. I plugged directly into the outlet and the problem persisted.
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    My PC randomly shuts off when idle (solved)

    Unfortunately it's practically impossible to test if minor incremental changes effect the issue because it takes days for the problem to occur. If the problem were easily reproducible I'm sure I would have solved it by now.
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    My PC randomly shuts off when idle (solved)

    Actually it was a known issue with early Ryzen builds that PSUs had trouble with the low power states. BIOSes added an option to mitigate the issue called "Power Supply Idle Control" with two options: normal and "typical" or "typical current". The second option would fix the problem. I checked...
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    My PC randomly shuts off when idle (solved)

    I have disabled c-state c6 which is known to be the most problematic. Unfortunately that did not help. I have not tried disabling c-states entirely and that is not a very desirable solution. I will be trying a PSU swap soon.
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    My PC randomly shuts off when idle (solved)

    Well it doesn't fix the issue but it's also not an option. I work on this machine. It performs an automated nightly backup and I need to be able to access it remotely when I am away.
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    My PC randomly shuts off when idle (solved)

    I have the "hybrid mode" disabled so the PSU fan is always on.
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    My PC randomly shuts off when idle (solved)

    I am having this problem and I'm scratching my head trying to figure it out. I run Linux on my computer. It runs without issue for days at a time. I can game, work which involves large compiles, run VMs, anything. Then I'll leave my PC and return later to find it has shut off. USB peripherals...
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    After Market Cooler Triggers Fan Warning

    This mobo has the 3D UEFI BIOS. I went into advanced mode and looked through all of the options afaik. The only thing I could find related to the fan warning was a setting to completely disable it. For whatever reason that did not work. I did not see any option to set the warning threshold. If...
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    After Market Cooler Triggers Fan Warning

    I installed a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo on my Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H. Obviously the fan is bigger than the stock fan and spins slower at low temps. When my desktop comes up the fan drops to about 650 RPM and my PC speaker starts beeping continuously. If I run something that utilizes the CPU and...
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    Computer Desk (3 monitors wont fit)

    I have the same setup... three Asus 23" IPS (click for high-res): The right-most and middle monitors are connected to the machine in my sig and they use the key/mouse on the tray that pulls out. The left-most monitor hooks to the mac mini sitting next to it and it connects to the...
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    First time - new computer won't POST

    This resolution unfolded very nicely. Good work guys!
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    Need a triple-head monitor recommendation.

    As of today I am leaning towards the ASUS VS239H-P.
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    Need a triple-head monitor recommendation.

    I currently have a triple-head configuration (the one on the left is connected to a Mac and the center+right are connected to my Linux desktop. The middle monitor is a Samsung 206BW which is a 20" 1680x1050 2ms display I have been quite happy with. The two on the edges are Dell 1704FPT 1280x1024...
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    ISO New Heavy Gaming Rig. Questionnaire, included!

    I'm glad it worked out.
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    Did my video card die?

    It is absolutely possible for a bad power supply to still power up a system but the system fail to post. In my experience it is more common for a bad PSU to exhibit this behavior than to die altogether. The only way to know is to swap parts with a known working system. There are also PSU...
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    ISO New Heavy Gaming Rig. Questionnaire, included!

    I was considering the same two cards and I decided the 4GB card was worth an extra $50. I'm pretty sure I will be using this video card for a few years and I wanted to make sure that I would have no issues loading high-res textures in Skyrim. When considering the overall cost of the machine...
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    1st build in a decade, $3000-ish gaming/multipurpose high-end rig

    That is one of the nice things about the blue LED HAF X which is exclusive to Newegg. All of the four pre-installed fans (1x 230mm, 2x 200mm, 1x 140mm) are LED fans so I didn't have to replace any of them. The front spot on the top of the case is still open but I decided to not bother getting a...
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    1st build in a decade, $3000-ish gaming/multipurpose high-end rig

    I stopped dual-booting in 2003 because I never booted the Windows partition. I haven't looked back. I play what I can on my machine which is probably more than your average Linux user because I'm pretty knowledgeable about the system and I have a lot of tricks under my sleeves. If I can't play...
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    1st build in a decade, $3000-ish gaming/multipurpose high-end rig

    Very nice build! I put the same optical drive in my system so mine looks exactly like yours from the outside... until you turn it on: http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1039634238&postcount=56 I found it pretty easy to route wires with the HAF X. I'm also very pleased with how quiet the fans...
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    First AMD build

    The Sabertooth is on sale ($10 off) at Newegg today only with a coupon code given to newsletter subscribers. I don't know how that compares to Microcenter. I apologize. That item is actually in the 72-hour category.
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    Linux Built/OEM Computers?

    I just wish the Linux-supporting hardware manufacturers made better looking products. System76 is probably one of the best known but I think their laptops are UGLY. I would never buy one. Zareason has some pretty good looking laptops. I understand the idea of supporting companies that promote or...
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    Well it took me longer to get to this than I said it would but better late than never I suppose. First I will share a couple of images of the finished product. Click them to see large versions. You can see from this picture that the case, PSU, and mobo combo worked out really well. Notice...
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    Well my computer boots almost before I can look up to see it. That is pretty awesome. I don't have a desktop compiled yet so I haven't been able to get much of a feel for it. I'm not running the Gentoo compiles on the SSD. Considering that all of the compilation is done in a temporary area that...
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    I had no issues putting the machine together. Two things I expressed concern about that I can go ahead and lay to rest... The PSU and case combination were not an issue. I got slightly creative with the CPU cable to run it behind the back panel (it wouldn't make it going through the grommet...
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    Doh! I fixed it. There was a gap between reading the articles I was looking at and posting that. I have too much information going in and not enough slots to store it in. Anyway, the comparisons I am doing seems to put the write performance of the 840 below its competition in its capacity...
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    Having done a lot of further reading I am concerned that the Samsung 840 might have been a poor choice even when considering the capacity at the price point. It seems the Samsung 830 might be a better choice and the 840 pro is, of course, a much better drive. Comparing the Crucial M4 to the 840...
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    Well there is no speedfan for Linux. But my fan speeds are always visible as a component of my on-screen system monitor gkrellm. gkrellm utilizes lm-sensors which also contains a fan control module. So all I have to do is enable it and configure it if I don't like the defaults. Thanks for the...
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    Well I went ahead and placed the order since I needed to order the PSU within the 24hr promo period. I am going to go ahead and try the stock cooling. If I need to add an after-market cooler I will. Another change that I made is that I chose a different optical drive as there is an ASUS drive...
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    I'm not too lazy but I do appreciate you providing the summary. I did go ahead and read the review. This is a no-brainer so I will be buying this within the next couple of hours. Thanks! EDIT: Oh! They also have a $20.00 mail-in rebate so when that is considered it comes out to $89.99
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    What would you recommend? A long long time ago I bought an aftermarket cooler for a Palamino chip. It was an SLK-800 combined with a Tornado 80mm. That thing cooled really well but the tornado sounded like a jet engine. After that I started water cooling. I did that for a few years and then a...
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    Man you sure do like to stick to the requirements. I'm going to go with it. If those concerns were a huge problem I expect people would be warning me about it. So here is where I'm at: $189.99 - GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $289.99 -...
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    I suspected your response would go roughly like that based on what I know about X79. I think I'm starting to zero in on the build now. What if I toss this board in the mix? GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard It isn't paper thin like an...
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    Could it be beneficial for me to take the savings from the data solution and put them into an X79 solution that meets my motherboard requirements? While my options seem limited among Z77 boards, given my needs, X79 seems to have all the things I want as a typical configuration. How does an...
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    So do you have an opinion on the concern I expressed? I'm leaning back towards the ASRock at this point.
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    I've been reading the reviews on that Gigabyte board and there seems to be two common complaints that worry me. The first is that the PCI-E slot housing is easily separated from the board and impossible to reattach. The second is that a lot of people seem to have an issue with the board dying...
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    Well you guys have really gotten into my head on the storage solution issue. I am now debating between an SSD solution and the VelociRaptor RAID10 solution. So I've gone through my hdd contents and I believe I have come to two conclusions that weigh on this decision. 1) It is time for me to...
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    I still think the reliability and capacity of the RAID10 configuration is a worthy compromise in comparison to an SSD solution. If a drive fails in this setup I can conitnue to use my system while I wait for the replacement. There is no downtime. There is no reinstallation. Duplication is...
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    Alright I switched to the 2x8GB memory pair. While looking at the reviews for the HX650 I noticed that a lot of people have compained of a "chirp" sound when the fan siwtches on and off (which it does as the load changes.) That is the sort of thing that would drive me nuts. This does not seem to...
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    Well now that you mention it... it is quite possible that I will want to play Skyrim with the high-resolution pack. I also hope to play TES Online. Hopefully OpenMW is going to make big progress this year as well and I will be able to play it with high-resolution textures and advanced shader...
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