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    New build, No POST, No Power

    Contacted MSI Tech Support, and literally received an answer 2 minutes later. Serious props to those guys Turns out my old TPM chip isn't compatible with my new MB. So I need a new TPM. That's all :)
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    New build, No POST, No Power

    I did not, but I've never had that stop me from doing a reload on my old box. Would that stop a post? Plus TPM was disabled in the BIOS of the new build so it the BIOS shouldn't even had looked at it, right ?
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    New build, No POST, No Power

    Started putting things back together and the problem cropped back up. I do think the switches are a little iffy, but it's my TPM chip (sorry, i forgot about that!). With my TPM chip plugged in, No Post - even when I jump the power pins. Flip the power switch off, Take the TPM chip out, flip...
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    New build, No POST, No Power

    Solved (ish) I think Thermaltake (I bought a new Level 20 VT case) messed up with wiring in the front panel a little bit. Hitting the Reset switch worked to power on. Now hitting the power switch works to power on (and reset doesn't). Any rational person reading the above would say "oh, he...
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    New build, No POST, No Power

    (Possibly) Dumb question - How do I make it post without the case switch? Nevermind, youtube. EDIT 2: In the case: - Took out VC, nothing - Took out HDDs, nothing Out of the case: - jump power pins - post :| So I'm wondering if I just installed the power button header in wrong?
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    New build, No POST, No Power

    Hey all, I've had a crap week, and it's ended even crappier. I got around to building the system I bought parts for on Cyber Monday: i5-10600K MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi Gaming Motherboard CORSAIR Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3600 (PC4-28800) C18 2x Samsung 970 EVO Plus Reusing my...
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    NVMe RAID-1 on X570

    Hey all, The new Ryzen CPUs have caught my eye, and I've been looking into the PCI-E lanes for the NVMe drives. Unlike Intel, AMD puts an m.2 drive directly off the CPU, which gives rise to my questions. Say we have an X570 board with: 2x Gen4 M.2 slots off of the PCH 1x Gen4 M.2 slots off of...
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    How are PCIE lanes alotted to components?

    @therealmeep Your suggestion of RTFM was apt - according to page 21 of the board in question, the M.2 slots are run off of the PCH, which is separate from the PCI-E Bus the GPUs plug into. Similarly, the 2x PCIE x1 slots also run off of the PCH. This simple diagram answered all of my...
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    How are PCIE lanes alotted to components?

    Hey guys. I've been looking into ow PCIE lanes are used by components, and I some questions that I haven't been able to find answers to. The title doesn't really state my question(s) in a succinct manner, so I have an example. i5-10400 CPU supports 16 PCIE Lanes Z490 Chipset Processor PCIE...
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    Upgrade to last 2-3 years

    TBH I want to keep what I have until then. But, the board has started to degrade and is giving me issues with the SATA chipset, and I've started noticing other performance issues as well. Up until the past 6 weeks the only game that was CPU bound was MW, and I could live with that. Now, anytime...
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    Upgrade to last 2-3 years

    Hey All, I've been out of the loop for awhile now, and it looks like it's time to upgrade my CPU/MB/RAM due to this thread here. I'm looking for a cheaper combo (< $500), as I'll be building an entirely new rig when DDR5 and PCI NMVe 5.0 are mainstream. From what I've read, DDR5 and PCI NMVe...
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    MSI Z87 MPower - A2 error on Post

    Fixed it! First, i reseated everything (CPU, RAM, Video Cards) and removed the CMOS battery. Then, I plugged my drives back in 1 by 1, enabled my OC, and my security settings (TPM, Secure Boot, etc.). The instability returned and error. For kicks I decided to remove my OC. Everything worked...
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    MSI Z87 MPower - A2 error on Post

    @Caring1 yes, I have been! After I built this system I got my BS and MS in ComSci and now I'm working :) Given my recent edits, I'm really leaning toward the MB needing replacement. I will do more extensive isolation testing tomorrow, as you suggested Which chipset should I be shopping for...
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    MSI Z87 MPower - A2 error on Post

    Hey all, My current rig (in specs) has developed an A2 error on post, preventing a boot. Some googling indicated that this is an indication of an IDE or other related error, and suggests unplugging drives one by one to figure out which drive has failed. So, one by one, I unplugged each drive...
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    Dead USB after moving

    Great news! I removed the cpu cooler and cpu, spent an hour inspecting and cleaning the pins (last 30min of that was me removing beard hairs, sigh), re-seated the cpu, applied new thermal grease (yes, i cleaned the cooler and cpu), and viola, USB worked again! But then TPM kicked in and i never...
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    Dead USB after moving

    Hey guys, I just moved. Yay. I got my computer desk and game station set up, go to power on, and I have nothing on my mouse and keyboard. My headset shows power (LEDs light up), but nothing else. MB will post, but I can't get past that because my drives are encrypted and I can't unlock them...
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    Upgrade w/ GV100 or New Rig?

    Wow, I really appreciate all the feedback and advice! Based on the discussion, it seems that I should modify my question. Is my current GPU/CPU combo capable of running games (currently and for the next 3 years or so) 60FPS @ 1080p at the highest settings? If not, what should I upgrade the GPU...
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    Upgrade w/ GV100 or New Rig?

    I updated the original post. I currently game with a 27" monitor at 1080p. It sounds like upgrading and OCing is the way to go, but how much longer will my CPU perform well in games? I know that's a dumb question to ask, but it does play on my mind, since it is 5 years old now. One thing I...
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    Upgrade w/ GV100 or New Rig?

    Hey Guys, This may be a stupid question, and if so, feel free to berate me. With the minimum specs of Wolfenstein 2 needing a GTX 770 w/ 4GB of RAM, and me being currently relegated to a GTX 780 w/ 3GB, it seems time to upgrade or build a new rig. Waiting till the new Nvidia GV100 GPUs come...
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    Trouble OCing RAM to 2400MHz on Haswell

    This is exactly what I've done. Everything is set to default except what I modified for OCing the RAM. My chips are rated at 2400MHz, that is correct. I was not aware of the 32GB "wall" at 2400MHz, so I'm really glad you three mentioned it. I'll shoot for 2133 for 100% stability. I did try...
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    Trouble OCing RAM to 2400MHz on Haswell

    Hey guys, After 5 years I'm finally getting around to OCing my RAM to 2400MHz, but I'm having quite a bit of trouble. I've done some research and made adjustments accordingly, but have a few questions. At default speeds and settings (1333Mhz and whatever the default timings are) I had to...
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    Android Updating issues

    Wow. I logged in for the first time in, like, years, just to answer this. As far as I know, there are exactly 2 (two) phones that run Android that receive Android updates immediately - they are the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. Go figure. Now, why is this? Wireless carriers (again, here...
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    Shadow Warrior 2 Gameplay

    that was entertaining. this is for pc?
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    OFFICIAL Fallout 4 (Discussion)

    In reference to the ballistics (sorry, havent been on for a week or so): I never played NV, but in FA3 it was incredibly annoying that bullets simply didnt go where they were aimed. If in FA4 bullets at least go where they are pointed, a la Call of Duty, i will be happy. Still a bit...
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    OFFICIAL Fallout 4 (Discussion)

    Honestly the improvement I think I saw that I am most excited about are the improved bullet ballistics. It looked at though bullets actually went where you aimed. Who knows how this will translate to longer ranges and other weapons. But I have hopes.
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