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    CPU: AMD FX-6300 On Corsair H80
    Power Supply: EVGA Modular 750W
    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Profressional 64 Bit
    MoBo: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
    Memory: 8GB Generic Cheap Rubbish :(
    Case: Aerocool XPredator Black / Orange Full Size
    Fan Controller: NZXT Touchscreen (Single Bay)
  1. Right here we are more than a month later, I changed the thermal paste despite the temps being fine - this did result in slightly lower temps which is a winner I suppose however after a few days low and behold, BSOD. So, I did a little digging and something I hadn't noticed before was that the lane it was in is a 16x - 8x when using certain slots - on my mobo that is slot 4, which, my soundcard was in slot 4 despite only needing the smaller 1x slot this was to make it as far away from the GPU as possible to reduce any noise heard through it. I have changed that so it is now in the 1x slot next to the GPU and I haven't had a BSOD since doing that - maybe 2 weeks now. SORTED! (hopefully, let's not jump the gun!) The only downside to this is there is very minimal noise through the sound card now which as someone who loves a flac is slightly annoying but certainly less annoying than the BSOD's and its only really when listening very quietly, I am going to keep it like this for a while until I can confirm it is all working then maybe fiddle with some of the other GPU slots to see what happens. Very bizarre all in all - I would had expected the GPU running at 8x would had been fine but clearly not, maybe its a bios update away from being sorted? I know for now at least everything is working fine, if anyone is interested in real life application of 8x vs 16x I can't say FPS in games has been affected at all. Thanks for everyone's help much appreciated through and through hopefully this is the last time I will be posting on this thread!
  2. OK so it happened again today as expected, it will just get more frequent as of now. I definitely already did grab the dump and search it up before (maybe 6 months+) this has been going on for some time, however I got absolutely nothing that helped me at all - hence why I thought "hang on a second what about OCC." I will let it happen again then get the dump and find some more info, at my wits end to be honest - fortunately my laptop is sufficient to do what I want to do.
  3. Thanks for the help! I have already done a Furmark test on both cards for roughly 10 mins as you suggested with GPU-Z on the go, nothing foul to report from it really unfortunately. The 1080TI has been in now since yesterday had no problems with it after reseating so far (though I know this WILL change.) This seems like its going to be quite an issue, usually I'd use it as a cheap excuse to upgrade however given the extortionate prices of GPUs at the moment I will use my laptop! Unfortunately my Dad uses the 980TI in his PC and I don't have any more graphics cards hanging around - quite how that happened I don't know I'm sure I had thousands of the buggers at one point!
  4. Hi all, long time no post! I currently have a 1080TI (EVGA Founders Edition) which has been getting worse for a few months now, it will crash, usually, everything freezes and becomes unresponsive (audio will continue) then I get a black screen, then BSOD usually critical_process_died unhandled_store_exception once a ram management one. Like I say this was occasionally, but now it is every 30 seconds. I have done all the usual testing, updated drivers, reinstalled Windows, tried each stick of ram in different slots, tried the GPU in different PCIE slots, changed BIOS to PCIE Gen3 instead of Auto and now tried a 980TI which seems to work fine. When I reseat the card it generally tends to be OK for a couple of days. Looked online and info is pretty scarce however people are having this issue! Has anyone had this and been able to solve it? Happy to open it up etc. not so happy to buy a new card - now is not the time for gamers! Any help or further info is much appreciated! Full specs: i7 6700K EVGA Z270 FTWK Mobo 16GB HyperX Fury EVGA 850w PSU Also have SoundBlaster AE-9 however this has been an issue pre-that-card
  5. Hi all, To cut a long story short I've given my Dad my XF-i fatality card and am going to purchase a new sound card for myself, the question is should I buy another XF-i fatality and use the PAX drivers, which I know work well with my setup etc, OR should I get the Sound Blaster Z? If anyone has experience with both cards could they share their opinions? Thanks in advance!
  6. Yeah I always use the latest driver directly from nVidia or AMD, just for some reason the non beta one was causing problems. Do you mean DOS or CMD? I have experience with DOS from way back when so it would be something I could probably do. Sadly none of this explains why the bios I downloaded from Asus didn't work. It seems to be all sorted (for now) but cheers anyways!
  7. Ok so as far as I can tell the problem is solved, the latest Beta drivers from the Nvidia website seemed to solve the problem, which is odd because other people seem to have this problem with their Asus 770's and solve it by flashing the latest bios. I tried the drivers on the Asus website and the latest proper release ones and had the problem but the beta ones work. Hopefully this is a fix not just some massive coincidence. Only time will tell. Cheers people!
  8. It is one of the DC 2 models.GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 is the name on the Asus website.
  9. It's been a while...

  10. Yeah I did, I also downloaded one from Techpowerup but that is some kind of proper bios file rather than a simple .exe that does it all its self, having never flashed a vBios before I would rather let it do it for me.
  11. Hello all, I got my Asus GTX 770 yesterday only to run into some problems when playing Assassins Creed 4 (the game that came with it) it crashes my whole computer at seemingly completely random points. After doing a Google search I have come to the conclusion that it is the bios on the card. There is a newer one from the Asus website that I downloaded and tried to flashing but I just get an error reading 'Error This patch does not support this card' even though I downloaded it for the GTX 770 from the Asus website. Any suggestions? Cheers guys!
  12. Maybe offset is only a thing on Asus boards? I believe that it ramps up the voltage when it needs it, every time I try it my computer just falls over. I saw somewhere that 1.5v was the maximum safe voltage.
  13. Sabertooth 990fx, to be fair it is a pretty good overclocker, if I set the voltage it will stick to that mostly, do you use manual or offset? I haven't had a different mobo since the LGA775 days so this whole offset thing is new to me. I read somewhere that going over 1.5v was a dick move, agree or disagree?
  14. Wassup guys! Long time since I have posted anything and it seems like there are a lot of different people here now! Anyway I was wondering what sort of overclocks people are getting with their FX-6300's, I am getting 4.5ghz but I have upped the voltage from 1.404 to 1.440. From what I am reading this is a huge increase in voltage given the clock, but it is stable here. So basically do you guys that that that voltage is really high or not? I am using a Corsair H80 so there is quite a lot of headroom heat wise. Cheers guys!
  15. Sup guys, me and some friends are building some PC's soon and we want to do an AMD build, I am not new to computers I build them regularly but this is my first AMD PCI-E 3.0 build and I can't find any AMD motherboards with PCI-E 3.0, any suggestions? I know there is a Sabretooth one but I can't find it here in the UK Any help / suggestions are greatly appreciated. Cheers!
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