New PC components. Many mobo and driver issues. [Long]
Before I get into this, I noticed that I got zero comments or answers in 12 hours, which is unusual. Is there another forum where I should post this? Is there a reason I got zero attention? I really need help with this and I’m not exactly sure where to turn to. Thanks in advance for reading and/or responding!
So, it starts out with my prebuilt dell computer that I got when Etherium had jacked up the prices to basically the maximum.
Here are the stock specs for it:
Ryzen 5 1400
450 watt cheap Chinese PSU
cheap Chinese mobo
I decided that I would do a major overhaul recently. This is what I got:
ASUS X570 pro4 mobo
Asus Tuf gaming RTX2060
Corsair CM650X PSU
16gb ram @3000mhz (G.Skill)
Upon getting the new parts, I gutted my old PC. I then realized that my mobo wouldn’t fit in the stupid dell proprietary case, so I decided to set it up on my desk with some foam underneath because I don’t have a test bench. I installed all of the new components and tried to boot it up.
I shorted the power pins, and the fans started spinning. The CPU and DRAM lights mounted to the mobo turned on, and after 5-10 seconds it shut off, restarted, and repeated. I reseated the cpu, applied more thermal compound. I'm not sure what exactly I did, but it eventually booted to windows
After 10-15 minutes of windows I got the Video_DXGKRNL_FATAL_ERROR blue screen. I rebooted and the same thing happened. After a while of this happening, I reinstalled my old graphics card and it didn't happen. I re downloaded and reinstalled the Nvidea drivers. I shut down, put in the RTX2060, booted up and everything was ok.
I decided to try and play Fallout: New Vegas. I had just downloaded it and have never played it before. I did the DirectX fix so that I could get in game, only to find that I was getting 5-10 fps. I restarted the game to no avail. I then looked in Task Manager, and I noticed that my GPU was not showing up in the performance tab. (yes, I did scroll all the way down).
I gathered that my drivers must have still been behaving oddly, so I looked up the issue that was making me crash before. On the web it said that a BIOS update might fix it. I decided to do that. I formatted a flash drive to FAT32, put the image file (blanking on the type), and did a flash update. All was successful, so I pressed enter to reboot. Then, the original problem of the computer turning on, and turning off 5-10 seconds later came back. I don’t know what to do at this point and I am frustrated beyond belief. I’m beginning to think that my mobo is a lemon or something because as far as I know that should not happen. I could use any advice I can get because I can’t think of anything else.