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In Topic: Mysterious Problems on Partial New Build

Yesterday, 02:17 PM

If you are using a "splitable" 8-pin ATX power connector, make sure you are using the proper half of the "split" on the new motherboard. I know from experience that it is sometimes possible to plug in the wrong half, even though the pin shrouds have different shapes. It's also possible that the 4-pin half you are using has a bad connection which was not a problem when you were using the 8-pin (there are redundancies).

In Topic: Mysterious Problems on Partial New Build

15 April 2014 - 01:48 PM

View PostCebbar, on 15 April 2014 - 06:55 AM, said:

We are now thinking the CPU may be the item at fault here.  I may see if a local repair shop has the facilities to test it later.
I'm sure you're local computer shop should have the facilities because, what they would do would be to simply install a different CPU. If it then works, the CPU was the problem. You could do this yourself if you could borrow a socket 1155 CPU from someone (it wouldn't have to be the same model.)

In Topic: Mysterious Problems on Partial New Build

14 April 2014 - 02:44 PM

I second the "reset the BIOS" suggestion. The BIOS can be in a state that is basically oc'd, overvolted, mis-timed, or etc.

Since the new mobo and CPU is apt to actually require less power than the old ones - and in any case wouldn't be significantly more - I doubt that the power supply is the problem. However, the suggestion to try it without the video card would confirm that.

In Topic: Trading post "weird display" thing that keeps me from buying stuff. P...

14 April 2014 - 02:35 PM

View PostTostitokid, on 14 April 2014 - 01:20 AM, said:

Hey! You said you got it to work. ("Finally, got it to work!!!") If that's not what you meant, I'm not to blame for your poor communications ability. :cool:

If it's a known bug that ANet is aware of, there's not much you can do.

In Topic: Keeps fading to black

13 April 2014 - 02:00 PM

If you can, try uninstalling the beta driver and going back to the previous version.

If you still have the problem after that, it's probably that the card has either failed or is overheating. Open the computer up and clean the dust out of it - particularly, the video card, cpu cooler and power supply, and make sure all fans are running properly.

Next, you could try another video card - if you can temporarily borrow one or you have a spare. It doesn't need to be the exact same card as long as it is an nVidia based unit and is designed to work with the same driver (that is, a relatively recent gen card).