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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Limitless133, Apr 26, 2015.

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  1. Limitless133

    Limitless133 Thread Starter

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    Hey guys, I was hoping someone could help me out, I'm thinking I may want a new motherboard but I'm not sure.

    My computer has been a little unstable since installing a Radeon R9, at first I thought it was just because the R9 was new and had a few driver issues with windows 8.1, but they didn't clear up over time; then I thought it was power related so I bought a higher wattage PSU... but I get bad coil wine playing games and it still crashes a lot. Playing GTA5 is like watching a slide show, I had better expectations from this gear. I'm beginning to suspect my old motherboard isn't up to supporting the R9 properly, I already sent the gfx card back for testing and they returned it no fault found. One more note, I've only got 6GB of RAM.

    CPU: i7 980X Extreme Edition
    Mobo: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
    GFX: Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC
    SSD: OCZ Vertex 460

    Any help would be much appreciated!
     
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    What exact pw supply did you install? Post the exact brand and model#

    Have you tested your ram with memtest? If not, do so;
    http://memtest.org/

    What are your temps and voltages; specifically the cpu temp, system temp, 12V, 5V, and 3.3V values? Since you have a gigabyte mb, download and install easytune [from the support page for your mb] Easytune will give you all of the temp/voltage info. Note easytune is also an overclocking program; do not make any changes to anything. Just read the temps and voltages from the hardware tab.
     
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