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Windows 7: BSOD when gaming

02 Jul 2014   #91
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

According to this your card has a recommended power supply of 750Watts but the card itself only pulls 250Watts.
Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-Edition PC Gaming Graphics Card Hardware For Game System Requirements
Just the first link I found, I don't use that site.

This site also lists the TDP as 250W
http://www.hardwareluxx.com/index.ph...om-design.html


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02 Jul 2014   #92
demongorgan

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

ok so motherboard it is thanks for sourcing that information for me. just tried lowering the power limit by 20% to see if it makes a difference. as the polar oposit is +20% voltage limit for OC which gives the max TDP for the card and stops throttling. figured it was worth a go whilst looking up psu's, but after reading your reply i think i will just go mobo instead.
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02 Jul 2014   #93
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Again, Don't do so just on my word. Sure, I have a lot of experience, but I've made more than a couple of mistakes along the way. In all honestly, just like I told you before, it's a judgment call. It really could be either one. But, just looking at the odds, you have a quality power supply and a fairly low end pretty cheap Motherboard. Having said that, there's no guarantee that the PSU has not gone bad and there is nothing wrong with the motherboard. I can't and don't want to spend your money for you. In the end, it's your decision. There is no clear evidence either way. I just trust the PSU more than I do the motherboard.
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02 Jul 2014   #94
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

As Steve says with all the testing you've done you're at a point where only a replacement of something may tell you what is bad/wrong.
With the possibility of a board or PSU, the only way to be sure is to replace one. I'd bet it would be the board too, PSUs don't commonly fail, but is possible, even a new one.

Steve and I have both made our share of mistakes. I've replaced a board when in fact I had a bad GPU or RAM stick.
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02 Jul 2014   #95
demongorgan

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

i appreciate all the help and time you have put into this. i was just unsure of which route to take. i found a sabertooth 990fx for £68 wich is pretty good. was just after your opinion, the decision to choose the mobo over the psu was mine so no worries. but wit it being a 50/50 thing it just seemed like a difficult choice to make. well. it will either make thing better or it will be the same lol. but even if things stay the same, it means i can sell the old cheapo mobo and then know for sure its the psu.
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02 Jul 2014   #96
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good choice on the board I think. I have an Intel Sabertooth and it is very solid and stable.
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02 Jul 2014   #97
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Well, if you look on the brighter side, if there is one when spending money. If it is not the mobo, then in the end you will have a lot better mobo and PSU. A lot better rig all together. At least, that's the way I always felt about it. Just be sure and check all the user reviews before you buy a new board. Don't take them at face value, but you can usually read reviews and tell who know what they are talking about and who does not. Plus, more people will make a bad review than will make a good one.
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03 Jul 2014   #98
demongorgan

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

i like the sabertooth performs really well, great for oc and really like the color scheme. be just like having my old rig again

*edit*
its just a pity the z87 comes with thermal armor. always wondered why intel get the best looking boards. but then maybe its just the amd way of keeping prices down.
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03 Jul 2014   #99
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I have my doubts about how really useful the Thermal Armor is, but it looks nice.
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12 Jul 2014   #100
demongorgan

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

sabertooth all installed. all drivers updated, latest bios ect.. but the pc exploded

only kidding... everything seems to be working fine. was a bit apprehensive to write this at first but after a week of testing and no restarts. i would say fixed but i don't want to jinx it lol.

thanks for all your help over the last month or so. couldn't have done it without you.
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