8 months ago
Hey PC people!
I sold my friend my old 980ti hybrid after I upgraded last October. Recently, his PC suddenly started crashing while playing FFXIV. The cause was not overheating, and at the time he was using a 750 watt PSU. Before then it had given him no trouble. A few driver reinstalls later and the system keeps crashing while playing FFXIV and Heaven 4.0, eventually concluding with the system not even posting with the GPU in the PCIe slot. When installed, his PC doesn't post, and he says there's a click coming from inside the PC. I believe that's some kind of breaker, and that he just has something plugged in wrong, but he swears everything is connected correctly.
Here is his spec list: -windows 10 -OEM Intel 1155 motherboard -i7 2600k -4x4GB DDR3 -750 watt PSU (both units are Corsair) -EVGA 980 ti Hybrid
What we've tried: -testing individual memory sticks -reinstalling drivers using DDU -changing the CPU thermal paste and upgrading the cooler -new PSU (also 750 watt Corsair) -updating the motherboard BIOS -testing an entirely different RAM kit -putting a new GPU in his machine (posted successfully with a 970 and an R9 270x) -putting the 980ti in his friend's machine (that machine also did not post) -starting the PC without the 980ti connected (system does post)
Is there anything I missed? Does anyone have any advice? He lives across the US so I can't provide any hands on help, so I'm hoping it's just something I can't see because I'm not there. He's going to ship it back to me so I can take a look this Thursday, so if anyone has any suggestions or thiughts I'd appreciate it! Thanks!