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Wolfrider

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About Wolfrider

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  • Birthday 04/07/1994

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    Belgium

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    wolfrider44
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    crysis0sniper
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    wantonslaught3r

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  • Computer Specs
    AMD R7 2600 @ 4.15 -Corsair h105 w/ noctua NF-F12
    Biostar X370 GTN - Gskill TridentZ @3200 (B-die)
    HP entrprise 2tb - p871 256gb nvme ssd
    Fractal core 500 - Silverstone strider 850w
    Asus gtx1080ti strix - Crossover 3440x1440 OC at 95hz

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  1. Wolfrider

    Killed my GPU. Can I recover it?

    Thanks for the replies, I asked my electronic professor and he's allowing me access to the lab (and the adjustable heatgun inside). Fingers crossed Any idea if its possible to fix shorted copper lanes inside the plastic? My fix worked but its definitively not the most reliable.
  2. Wolfrider

    Killed my GPU. Can I recover it?

    The fan issue is a physical one, a visible scratch merged two lanes on the pcb, and makes it impossible to control the fans via the card. That's an issue I solved, problem was the program responsible for regulating the fans got shut off by a performance enhancing program and the card slowly cooked itself to death. Also this is my brother's system, it has my old 2600k. Enough for youtube vids at 720p... I'm at fault since I recommended the asus game booster to him without considering the dangers.
  3. So this just happened. First some backstory R9 fury got scratched pcb shorting the fan-control, making the fans go 100 percent all the time. Bought a gpu pwm to motherboard pwm converter and ran the fans using speedfan, regulated by gpu temp Insert little brother who plays with headset and doesn't notice when things go wrong (eg artifacts and the like). Insert Asus game booster Maybe you've already guessed what happened, the game booster disabled speedfan while my bro was playing pubg and according to him the pc suddenly went to sleep mode, but I recon the card just stopped giving output since the pc was still on when I came to take a look (was downstairs studying) What are the chances I can recover the card? I read that I could use a heatgun / oven to melt the solder, possibly re-seating the chip on the pcb Extra info: The heat exhaust at the top of the case was a lot higher than usual when I shut the pc down after gpu failure Card did not show aging symptoms prior to failure According to him he only played one and a half rounds, it should be noted that pubg keeps the gpu pinned at 100 percent even in the menu Led for bios toggle on card works Pc starts with the card installed but gives no display output Power supply is a Corsair 650 watt 80 plus gold, pc works fine on the integrated graphics Device manager detects an unknown pci-e device but can't detect what drivers it uses nor any info about it Any input is welcome, with the gpu prices I can't afford to buy a new one right now. Thank you
  4. Soo I fucked up. Badly. So it was building a ryzen system in a corsair carbide air 240, and tried putting a r9 fury nitro from sapphire in there. It worked but was a very tight fit, and the window panel wouldn't close - planned on buying low profile pci-e connectors. Thing is, I never got a signal on my monitor even though I knew the card worked. Tried using different graphic cards, but because of the space limitation I had to unscrew the motherboard to remove/add the card. It was quite frustrating, because everything worked when the mobo was out of the case. At some point I didn't give a shit anymore and tried getting the card out without removing the mobo - aaand as you may guess this is where things went south. The heatsink of motherboard scraped the pcb of the card, short circuiting 2 pcb lanes. Since then the fans go full on blast whenever I give power to the machine (had another system available, same story). Only one displayport gives a boot screen, but when the pc is fully booted all of them work. Tried manually changing the fan settings in afterburner, it changes nothing. What I did notice is that the system shows the fans being off (fan stop), so I figure the commands of the card don't reach it's own fan controller. So now to my question - is it possible to connect the fans of the Graphic card directly to the motherboard? I might buy a fan controller for the dvd bay with temperature sensors, if the voltage/connectors are compatible. Other "solution" would be to water-cool the card. Oh and you know why the system didn't work? The screw holding the hdd bay in place was creating a short-circuit on the motherboard -.-)
  5. Wolfrider

    Vega question

    Its not the casual miners that got me concerned, but those assholes that buy up trucks full of the cards. Vega is supposed to be double as effective compared to polaris, and overall gain is 3% while taking half the space. Depends where you live I guess. I'm going to buy a 56 and 64, and return the one that has the least performance/value. If the prices do go up I might end up selling it on ebay ? ? ?Off-topic: My brother managed to contract a mining virus. It was using 100 procent of gpu and a lot of internet bandwith! Lukely he was smart enough to shut down the system. The past 6 years I did not use a anti-virus program save for manually scanning with malwarebytes, but seems that responsible browsing makes quite a big difference. Never thought this was possible, the more you know I suppose
  6. Wolfrider

    Vega question

    True I might just buy one and don't open it, wait for benchmarks and then decide what to do. I am aware of the bundles, but the monitor deal is not available in europe, the cpu is a 1700x whereas I can overclock a 1700 to the same performance for 100 less, the motherboards are all atx. So the bundle is of no interest to me whatsoever, and even if I could get the monitor deal there are problems with freesync (ironic isn't it) The 770 with blower is dead silent compared to my former gigabyte rx480, that thing sounded like a plane taking off. Might be a problem with the card itself though And performance wise both the 1080 and vega64 should be able to do ultrawide wqhd, as it is almost half the pixels of 4k. I'm more concerned with consistent framerates, and amd has been making a point about minimum framerates... Although nothing is confirmed, and amd has been known to publish half-truths before
  7. My kova plus has a broken middle mouse button and the double click problem. Not very reliable. Better than steelseries though, my rival 300 has horrendous driver issues. I bought a corsiar sabre, lets sede if it can survive more than 2 years
  8. Wolfrider

    Vega question

    This might be a bit soon, but I takes time to sell used equipment for a decent price. I sold my rx 480 during the mining craze, and now bought a 770 for 60 eur to use in the meantime. My monitor is a ultrawide 1080p freesync monitor, and I'm planning to upgrade to ultrawide wqhd. Vega should be able to handle this res quite easily, but I'm concerned about the miners. Should I get a vega card as quickly as possible or wait for aftermarket cards? Time isn't really an issue, but if the prices skyrocket again... Seeing that I'm going to upgrade my monitor anyway, I can jump to the green team. A 100hz uwqhd g-sync displqy costs 200 eur more, but might be more rewarding when volta launches. Same can be said for amd, as they will probably try to use infinity fabric on their gpu's. Main concerns are Heat/Noise, overall cost and power draw, in that order. I require it to fit in a mini itx case, and be supplied by a 560 watt psu What are your recommendations? I'm leaning towards buying a vega 64 and upgrading the screen later when they are a bit more affordable (maybe getting a ultrawide 4k). But with miners and the simple fact that amd will only get further behind on nvidia, it may be best to invest in the surest future ? ?Edit: The site registers enter as a question marks, with pale moon as browser
  9. Guess I'm preordering, selling my free sync dispplay and buying a used 1080ti
  10. As long as I get to buy one and have it arrive without absurd delays due to availability I'll be happy
  11. My advise would be buy a 2x8gb b-die 3600mhz kit, it will give the best performance. If by some chance it won't be enough you can always add a pair later
  12. Wolfrider

    new pc and linux mint

    Wow you do have a point Arch was my third distro and I hated it at the beginning. Quite easy to forget all the headache, it thought me a lot about how my system works Never lost a .rc though, maybe that's fixed now Note to op: Try any main distro with gnome or kde, you can always change the de later
  13. Wolfrider

    new pc and linux mint

    Maybe Antergos or Manjaro then? I didn't have a single crash with either of them, I used antergos for about 2 years on my laptop. Main benefit is the archwiki and AUR, now I can't be bothered to add custom repos manually anymore
  14. ? ? The reason they give 400 dollar value in the pack for a 100 more is so more gamers would be interested. The basic price of the card is higher than it would have been if polaris hadn't doubled in price. And because availability will be bad, some people will buy them up to resell them, driveing prices even higher. ? ?I don't need another monitor, cpu motherbord nor games. I just want the cheapest card so I can max out ultrawide 1080p with freesync. Right now nvidia is cheaper in that regard (hell I can get a 1080ti for 700eur) ? ?PS can someone do something about pale moon support for the site?
  15. Damn you miners, I took amd to save money on adaptive sync. Seriously
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