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Rip Gaming Rig

Posted: October 3rd, 2015, 4:41 am
by Sebastian Lawe
So, my gaming computer I got 2 1/2 months ago has officially bit the dust.

Went to play GTA V on it and was wondering why I was only getting 20fps. I blamed the game thinking maybe Rockstar released a shitty patch. Played a different game, it ran terrible too.

Task Manager revealed the CPU would drop to terribly low speeds when playing games.

My thoughts were that maybe the Dynamic CPU speed adjusting setting I had on wasn't working properly anymore, so I set the BIOS to use a fixed CPU clock speed (voltage would be auto calculated by the BIOS still).

Alrighty, so at that point I was no longer able to get past the Windows logo. I went back to the Dynamic setting I was originally at. Again, no longer able to get past the Windows logo.

So, I set the CPU clock to 1/3rd of whats its capable of. Got past the Windows logo. At this point, I thought maybe the CPU just couldn't handle OC anymore.

I set the CPU clock back to the vanilla settings, and now, the motherboard is screwed. When I turn on the PC, theres no BIOS or display, and I can't turn the computer off via conventional means. I have to unplug it. And If I plug it back in in turns back on.

Welp, the PC Master race was indeed fun while it lasted. 2 1/2 months is really terrible tenure, and my $600 I spent on the system, plus the games I got for it will now go to waste. I have nothing else powerful enough to run them.

I was expecting at least 2 years out of this thing, as overclocking generally only cuts 30% of a components lifespan, and it had been working very stable up until this point. Actually, I'm surprised the motherboard was the first component to fail.

All my other parts are probably still fine.

For the future, I'm sticking to consoles (I'll have to stick to consoles). Sure, they're shitty, but gaurunteed to work when you go to do your casual gaming.

[url='https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jNrquY2hi7UTfHHqS6Eov5lvldH7lCMOk0EYkEI1aCkvZwS05oG-PZEOqdii7fw3UsJCW06yEEBwnSS6/view']These were my specs[/url]. Most of which are quite popular for these budget gaming rigs. The original build I sourced my parts from suggested a GTX 960 as well.

Posted: October 3rd, 2015, 11:05 am
by Entity
Could you not just buy a new motherboard (and whatever else the bottleneck is)? I'm not knowledgeable enough to identify it, but if your graphics card/PSU/HD/RAMetc.. are fine it seems like a waste to not.. (the graphics card was half the price)

Posted: October 3rd, 2015, 11:52 am
by Bad At Gravity
How much were you overclocking?

Posted: October 3rd, 2015, 4:47 pm
by Sebastian Lawe

Posted: October 3rd, 2015, 8:35 pm
by Wowfunhappy

Posted: October 4th, 2015, 11:18 am
by Bad At Gravity

Posted: October 7th, 2015, 10:14 am
by ElectroYoshi
Honestly, this is part of why consoles are where I spend most of my gaming time. I just think overclocking would be more trouble than it's worth. Well, that and I suck with computer parts...

Honestly though, I would hold onto your parts and save up for a better motherboard if I were you.

Posted: October 7th, 2015, 10:57 am
by Entity

Posted: October 7th, 2015, 10:58 am
by ElectroYoshi

Posted: October 7th, 2015, 7:09 pm
by Sebastian Lawe

Rip Gaming Rig

Posted: April 25th, 2019, 6:36 am
by bennieDus
I have a 3DS, I play it in 3D a lot, we also have a 3D TV, but I wouldnt imagine playing 3D as much....for gaming, we only watch a few movies in 3D, but I almost prefer them not. I think that is gone nuts just to rip us off some more at the cinemas, there are only a few movies like Avatar that it worked for and the rest dont really need it.