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@Remij_ So I figured out what was happening, and to be honest the coil whine should have given it away but I didn't want to accept it. My PSU is dying, and this card simply exposed it. I took out my HX1050 and put in my old TX750 and there's not a hint of issue, no restarts, no blackouts, coil whine is at a normal level now and my performance actually increased.

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33 minutes ago, DynamiteCop! said:

@Remij_ So I figured out what was happening, and to be honest the coil whine should have given it away but I didn't want to accept it. My PSU is dying, and this card simply exposed it. I took out my HX1050 and put in my old TX750 and there's not a hint of issue, no restarts, no blackouts, coil whine is at a normal level now and my performance actually increased.

Yea.  You'd be surprised at how many issues people attribute to GPUs which are really caused by low end or dying PSUs.

 

It's not always the easiest thing to diagnose though.  Glad you found the cause and that your GPU is fine! :fblike: 

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4 minutes ago, Remij_ said:

Yea.  You'd be surprised at how many issues people attribute to GPUs which are really caused by low end or dying PSUs.

 

It's not always the easiest thing to diagnose though.  Glad you found the cause though! :fblike: 

I mean the weird thing is it's not something I noticed with my 290X's which arguably use more power. However with Crossfire going the way of the dodo I haven't had it enabled so it was still likely outputting just enough power to keep one going without issue, but this Vega pushed it over the edge. 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, DynamiteCop! said:

I mean the weird thing is it's not something I noticed with my 290X's which arguably use more power. However with Crossfire going the way of the dodo I haven't had it enabled so it was still likely outputting just enough power to keep one going without issue, but this Vega pushed it over the edge. 

 

 

Well, wattage isn't the only measurement of how a GPU can stress a PSU.  Depending on the GPU and the quality of materials used, the VRMs could be regulating the voltage differently and could expose issues with a dying PSU that is no longer able to provide a steady voltage.

 

Also, I have the feeling you're pushing your Vega card harder than you've pushed your 290x's in a long time ;)

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27 minutes ago, Remij_ said:

Well, wattage isn't the only measurement of how a GPU can stress a PSU.  Depending on the GPU and the quality of materials used, the VRMs could be regulating the voltage differently and could expose issues with a dying PSU that is no longer able to provide a steady voltage.

 

Also, I have the feeling you're pushing your Vega card harder than you've pushed your 290x's in a long time ;)

I'm just happy to have spare components laying around to troubleshoot because I've had those situations where you go out and buy parts one by one trying to isolate the issue. Nah, I'm leaving the card stock, I'm not that big into GPU overclocking I've always been a CPU guy myself. 

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Put in some new LED's, or a light strip rather, it has a remote, like 15 different colors, dim function, fade stuff. I'm keeping it white though, it looks classy.

 

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On 2019-02-02 at 8:17 PM, DynamiteCop! said:

@Jon2B What do you get at these settings with a 2060? It's everything maxed out, 2560x1440 with 4X MSAA.

 

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On 2019-02-02 at 9:05 PM, DynamiteCop! said:

This is what I managed at your settings.

 

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So with undervolting I went from these to this. I didn't touch the clocks or anything. Now the HBM stays in the high 70's under peak load and the GPU core stays in the mid 70's. It doesn't come close to throttle point now and it's stable. 


A 5.4 FPS avg gain, and a 5 FPS minimum gain at 1440p max settings, a 5.7 FPS avg gain, and a 6.7 FPS minimum gain at Jon's 1080p settings.

 

@Remij_  This GPU is surprising me, oh, and it peaks at like 220 watts now.

 

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5 minutes ago, DynamiteCop! said:

 

So with undervolting I went from these to this. I didn't touch the clocks or anything. Now the HBM stays in the high 70's under peak load and the GPU core stays in the mid 70's. It doesn't come close to throttle point now and it's stable. 


A 5.4 FPS avg gain, and a 5 FPS minimum gain at 1440p max settings, a 5.7 FPS avg gain, and a 6.7 FPS minimum gain at Jon's 1080p settings.

 

@Remij_  This GPU is surprising me, oh, and it peaks at like 220 watts now.

 

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Very nice :fblike: 

 

 

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