Troubleshoooting

Forum discussion tagged with Troubleshoooting.
  1. hashimmyh

    Question 3060 + Ryzen 3600 Severally Underperforming with low CPU and GPU utilizations

    My Specifications Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core/12-T CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo MOBO: MSI B450-A Pro Max BIOS Version: American Megatrends International, LLC. M.D0, 2021-05-17 Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4*8GB) DDR4 3600Mhz Storage: Kingston NV1 1TB NVME M.2 + Seagate...
  2. HiggyNugget

    Question ALL fans turn off just before post

    Hi, I just came home to a pretty strange issue. All fans including the CPU fans will spin up upon pressing the power button but they all turn off right before the post beep. The lights on the fans stay on but the fans won't spin. Last time I had this issue was because I had forgotten a cable...
  3. S

    Question GPU no display. MOBO display working fine. Trying to narrow down issue.

    Specs: CPU - Intel i7-4790K 4x 4.0Ghz/8MB L3 Cache Mobo - ASUS Z97-K RAM - 16 GB DDR3 ADATA XPG V2 GPU - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Single PSU - 850W Thermaltake 80 PLUS Bronze All of these components are about 8 years old. I'm not that knowledgeable about computers but know enough to do...
  4. 853io

    Question PC won't boot up [tried PC won't boot thread and still won't work]

    Hi. I hope you could help me with my situation. The PC won't boot up/no display. Three LED flashing: first CPU, VGA, then RAM. Here is what I've done so far. Re-seat RAM Re-seat CPU On board/GPU One ram-two ram, different module Reset CMOS by removing batt for 5 mins Replace CMOS batt...
  5. FurryWrecker911

    Question New Headphones. Some games play audio. Others are dead quiet.

    Prefix: I'm dealing with the same issue as this thread right here from 7 years ago. I have not been able to solve it yet. Here's my version of the same story: I used a Logitech G430 for many years as my primary headset. It broke for the 2nd time at the same spot (the C clips that connect the...
  6. R

    Question PSU shutting off after few seconds

    Hi! PSU: Corsair CMPSU-620HXEU - 620W I got back yesterday after being away from home (and my PC) for 5 days. Turned my PC on (first switched my extension cord on and the psu) and started using it, after around 10mins it shut off then turned on then off and so on... so I switched the psu off...
  7. PiztoLice

    Question [Troubleshooting] No post but working monitor

    Hi, my PC won't post but the PC and monitor works, my RX570 has a little white light indicating it's working and powered. My case is a south east asia brand called Rakk and it has pre-installed RGB light on top of the front pannel that changes from Green (booting/just pressed power button) to...
  8. B

    [SOLVED] High End build keeps bluescreening while playing games. Possibly CPU?

    I got a new pre built about a month ago and for the first week it ran everything great without problems. High fps on high settings in 1440p. But after that first week, problems began arising. Games would hard crash to desktop at first, then i started blue screening. Its been blue screening...
  9. TheDragonClaw97

    Question PC crashes while playing a game with 2 displays ?

    Hello, I've been having trouble with my pc crashing on me only when I have 2 displays connected. It's only been happening while in a game. If I'm just browsing the internet or anything like that, it works just fine. All my drivers are up to date, so I doubt that to be the cause of the issue...
  10. LydianJay

    Question PC wont turn on unless the cmos is reset

    Hi good day.... I am having problem with pc it is not turning on unless i remove the cmos battery and putting it back... whenever i turn off my pc and unplug it the next time that i want to turn on my pc i have to reset my cmos again... the mobo is an ASUS A320m-k... its 8 month old mobo...
  11. C

    Question PC shuts down, then goes into boot loop ?

    My PC started off with blue screens related to memory, then I managed to fix those by clearing dust out of the DIMM slots (I think). Now I’m having three problems. 1. My PC will just freeze and remain unresponsive until restarted, where it will sometimes go into a boot loop. 2. I’ll get some...
  12. K

    Question Spilled thermal paste on pci connector tabs...

    So long story short i was dumb enough to spill thermal paste on my gpus connector tabs. I thought I'll just clean it with alcohol and it will be fine, I cleaned it, plugged it in, started my pc up and then these weird horizontal lines started to appear on my screen, I swapped to another card and...
  13. FriendlyStuart

    Question integrated graphics artifacting and pc shuts down while playing binding of Isaac only

    So as the title says on some games ill occasionally see a random blue dot or on Garrys Mod where there are a bunch of white dots around corners and stuff but my main issue is that on the binding of Isaac ONLY, has not happened on any other game where ill play for a couple of hours and randomly...
  14. R

    Question Why does my PC crash with my new memory?

    So recently decided to upgrade my memory. For a long time, I was running two same voltage (1.2v) sticks but with different speeds and the 2400mhz one was just running at 2133mhz and seemed to have no problems. I then bought a new stick which was the exact same as the 2400mhz one in my PC. Same...
  15. X

    Question Hard Drive Randomly Spikes And Gets Stuck At 100%

    For the last few months my (D: ) Hard Drive will randomly spike to 100% disk usage and sometimes stay that way for about 10 - 15 seconds. This causes any games I play to freeze but I can Alt + Tab and still access everything else with no problem. The problem will happen when Idle or under heavy...
  16. W

    Build Advice Need help troublshooting

    My PC has been randomly restarting the past couple weeks. Doesn't matter if it's been running for 5 minutes or 5 hours. could be sitting idle or playing an intensive game. CPU is not getting above 65 degrees Celcius. I initially thought it was the power supply, so I replaced it with a new one...
  17. A

    Question Inconsistent Crashing (Possible RAM Issue)?

    New to forums considering almost all my PC issues have been straight forward. This one's got me - I'll do my best to describe the issue so bare with me. Sequence of events: -Gaming the night prior (playing Forza H4 with no issues) -I boot the PC and start playing FH4 again the following day...
  18. C

    Question GTX 1070 needs to warm up, crashes if temp is too low

    About a year ago my laptop's GTX 1070 started to crash everytime I tried to load a game or app. I tried everything I could find online to get it working but to no avail. A few weeks ago I found that locking the voltage high with Afterburner would keep it from crashing, but I didn't know why. It...
  19. M

    Question Why is one of my computers internet so slow?

    I pay for 400mbps download and 20 upload. On my main computer I only get 40mbps download wired and wifi. On my other computer I get about 450mbps wired and about half that on wifi. I do not know why. Any feedback would be appreciated. I already did the basic troubleshooting things like...
  20. Venenomz97

    Question Why is my PC freezing ?

    Hey! So, the past few days my PC has been freezing. Before today, it was a one off thing and it never happened again. But today it has froze 4+ times. I originally thought it was my boot drive, as when I booted into windows it would occasionally repair C drive. After scanning no issues tho...
  21. i cup

    Question PC randomly reboots/restarts during gaming, but cause is uncertain ?

    Help! My computer will randomly crash during games such as Valorant, Fortnite, GTA V, etc. COD MW can't even startup before restarting my pc after about 13 seconds of clicking the "play" button. I am certain my pc does not overheat and does not have any overclock setting. I have already tried...
  22. eatatefood

    Question PC stuck at booting screen with circles dots before BSOD

    Hello everyone, apologise if the format is wrong, quite new around here. I recently just upgraded my pc to a ryzen 7 5800x from a 15-7600. Everything was good pc booted up and i downloaded all the drivers for the MOBO, GPU and ryzen master. Played some games to test the temperature and tried to...
  23. C

    Question Bluetooth paired but not connected - Possible fixes please

    Hi there. So I haven't used bluetooth in a long time and don't know exactly when this issue might have occurred. My bluetooth audio devices connect to my laptop, but within a couple seconds, they go into paired mode (Connected > Paired). I've tried to isolate the issue and it comes down to...
  24. Question Micro-stuttering after Windows 10 update

    A month ago I installed version 20H2 of Windows (available since October) and after installing, it said that "Something went wrong" but still carried on with the update. Since then, every time I boot up my PC, I'm getting persistent micro-stuttering, both video and audio, on everything I'm...
  25. X

    Question Some Of My Games Keep Freezing Randomly

    Some of my games freeze randomly while playing, it can last anywhere between 1 - 10 seconds and may not happen again for 3 minutes or 3 hours. I tried turning on and off V-Sync and disabling hardware acceleration where I could but it hasn't helped. I get occasional freezes playing Days Gone...
  26. H

    [SOLVED] How to know which component is broken

    Yesterday I play game on my PC while raining. Suddenly thunder strike quite close to my house and I believe I hear an explosion. I think a short circuit just happened. I am sure it disrupting my PC then turn it off. I plug the power cable off the wall. I leave it and back after the rain gone...
  27. F

    Question Self Built PC Dead After 3 Years

    I should start off with my specs, Ryzen 2700x, Msi Gaming Gtx 1080, Asus X470-F Mobo, and TridentZ 3200 Ram. I built this PC back in late 2017 /early 2018 and since resolving my 1st problem of a DOA Moba I've had no issues. Today while watching youtube I went to pause the video and once I did...
  28. D

    Question Continued FPS drop. Need help

    Hello everyone, so I started having some trouble a while back when I installed a new Nvidia driver my computer started to get heavy FPS drop randomly out of no where so I tried DDU and Nvidia driver uninstaller and the problem continued. The problem is that I will be running about 200 FPS and...
  29. S

    Question Blue screen after gpu driver installed

    So i have been strugling for 3 months to get my GTX Asus ROG 1080 to work again. One day i installed the latest driver from geforce experience and later used boost mode in GPU Tweak II for better performance in COD Warzone. The next day the screen just went black during normal use...
  30. O

    [SOLVED] PC crashing/freezing. What sounds like the cause of these issues to you?

    I built my PC about 5 years ago. About a year and a half ago, things started going haywire. No matter what I am doing, whether it's light browsing, or gaming, here are the issues that occur: Every once in a while when I power on my pc, my monitor won't display any video but my pc otherwise...
  31. Question Gpu crashing pc

    So i was cleaning my gpu,cleaned the dust off and changed thermal paste. When I turned on my pc while windows was loading the pc froze with squares of pixels on the screen,tried safe mode and it booted into windows, deleted old drivers and reinstalled newest,when the first monitor flicker...
  32. Z

    Question Low FPS but good rig (SOLVED)

    My build: Ryzen 5 2600 4.0GHz (OC) Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 OC MSI-B450 650w Sharkoon PSU 16 GB RAM Monitor: Acer 1080p60 I have low FPS on normal games, like Destiny 2 and Warframe and even games like LoL have FPS drops if I activate an Overlay. Cyberpunk was running ok with 50 - 60 FPS but...
  33. M

    Question Acer Predator Helios 500 laptop not powering on after repasting

    Hello, I wanted to repaste my laptop (Acer Predator Helios 500 PH-517-51-72EC) since it was getting really hot and it was now out of warranty. I had already sent it back to Acer before to get the fans replaced but it was still getting crazy hot for nothing, CPU throttling on the lightest games...
  34. N

    Question All fans spin then stop. Mobo doesn’t light up

    Please help. I’m happy to answer any questions if I’m missing something from my post. My Build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xW2wvf I built my pc a few days ago, and it booted up first try showing BIOS. I installed windows and was happy with my build. I go to sleep, and when I wake up I...
  35. tantishin

    [SOLVED] PC Crashing Randomly - No BSOD Error, Doesn't Restart Automatically

    Hello All, Full disclosure NOT the first time I have had problems with this PC. Ryzen 7 3700X 2060 Super Corsair H100i RGB Vengeance 32 GB of RAM CX 750 MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE Had a problem early this year late last year where I would BSOD when playing games with a...
  36. O

    Question Edge, sound settings and almost everything else won't stay open. Crashes on launch.

    I have Windows 10 up to date and this just started this morning. I have the same version of Windows 10 on my laptop but this problem is happening only on my desktop PC. I have included a video of what's going on. Any idea what's causing this? https://streamable.com/tlopru
  37. B

    Question PC not registering LAN network adapter

    My network adapter isn't showing up in the device manager. I've tried many things to fix it like showing hidden devices in the device manager, restoring to a restore point when it worked, downloading drivers but it says it can't find the adapter. it's like it's not there but my motherboard a...
  38. S

    Question Keyboard Mouse Drivers not working at login screen, stuck at wallpaper, plz help

    There I was, enjoying my new gaming PC. An i-7 9700, RTX 2080 SUPER, 32GB RAM and ITB SSD I had a notification that windows 10 was pending an update. I set the automatic update timer to a future time later in the night. I was delaying it before I finished all my work. And then my power went...
  39. Z

    Question Im loosing my mind with VEGAS....

    I have been editing for quite a long time now i suppose but im getting a problem when i switched to my new laptop... Im getting freezes while rendering im not really sure why because i have never ever ever got those problems it just freezes at random percentage right now at 81% but i have tried...
  40. c0nr

    [SOLVED] 4pin CPU cooler won't work but 3pin does

    So I recently got a new mobo (Gigabyte Auros B450I wifi pro), heatsink (Noctua NH-L12S), fans and case but I ran into a problem of my Noctua A12x15 PWM fan that came with the heatsink will not spin past POST. I did some tweaking to fix: Reseat the connector Reset BIOS swapped fans used UEFI fan...