The GPU absolutely must be your video source as there is no iGPU on your CPU, but it has default drivers & it should work with your monitor (some TVs are hit or miss with default GPU drivers). Is the power connector in the top of the GPU plugged in?
If everything is plugged in, I'd recommend carefully reseating the RAM & GPU & trying again.
Next step after unplugging the HDD would be to reseat the CPU, as I think that's the only part you haven't reseated yet. Be careful removing the cooler, though. The thermal paste might be cured enough to make it one with the CPU. You may need to twist gently back & forth to break the paste before removing it.
Try completely unplugging the hard drive. I think there's something happening between the BIOS handoff & the drive where the hard drive controller is maybe still working but the read head is messed up. If you unplug the HDD entirely & you can get into BIOS, then the good news is your computer is probably fine, the bad news is that you need a new HDD.
If unplugging the HDD entirely doesn't get you into BIOS, then it's likely there's some more significant damage.
Can you get into BIOS if you unplug your HDD to boot up?
If not one byte of data was written to the disk, you have a good chance of recovering everything 100%, but otherwise it's possible/likely you'll have lost something (depends on how much data was written & how fragmented your HDD was when the format happened). I did something similar about 4 years ago & lost basically everything - all my university papers, music, photos, etc. Was only able to recover a fraction. You should steel yourself for that possibility.
All that said, & this won't help you now, but for the future I recommend a paid cloud backup service like backblaze - it's relatively inexpensive & will save you a lot of stress. My NAS backs up all mission critical data to backblaze once a week, costs me $4/mo. There are all kinds of similar services. It's worth the money for the peace of mind.
I suggest you reseat everything - depending on the force of the impact it's likely that something else got jostled loose.
That being said, if you're running only an HDD, it's also possible that the impact damaged the drive (read head smacking into a platter spinning at 7200rpm = bad news bears). If you have a spare HDD or SSD lying around, try swapping it out, installing Windows on it & seeing if that solves it.
Do you have a monitor to plug it into until the VGA drivers are replaced with the native card drivers? It's possible your TV can't talk to the baseline drivers.
This is indeed the easiest thing. The good news is most power supplies & motherboards are built with some safeguards, so there's an middling-to-OK chance that the computer itself is fine, but XP330NE is correct, there's only one real way to test.
Nice, relaxing world with no stakes. If you haven't played it, it's a farming simulator/homage to Harvest Moon.
Ah that's fantastic! New pet is always so much fun :)
I went to Dawson myself - was there 2003-2008 (changed programs, had a bit of PTSD, you know how it goes). I was much more spoiled than your class, though, cuz we had a bar in Alexis-Nihon at the time - which I guess helped post-shooting.
What program are you in? Are Pagan & Radio still a nightmare?
Anyway, hope your self-isolation goes well & you stay safe!
Oh I’m glad for you - stay safe!
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut is a masterpiece... Then again so is Cat's Cradle & Slaughterhouse-Five.
Man how great is Kurt Vonnegut?
Oh! Also The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson (it has adult situations, but was written in the fifties so it's writing reflects those sensibilities)
In normal circumstances I'd say something cool like The Expanse or the Anarcho-Communist future of the Fall Revolution series book The Cassini Division, but as stated below that stuff is stressful & right now I need to chill.
So my answer right now is Stardew Valley.
Glad to hear it!
Good luck! I’m sure you’re okay! :)
I know this is basic & apologies if you've already tried - but is the cable plugged into your graphics card or your motherboard?
The thrust of your post implies you’re in the Montreal area?
Yeah, I bought flour & am thanking my lucky stars I live in the suburbs - grocery isn’t quite as cleared out!
Good luck to you guys - wishing you guys the best!
Link to build?
I highly recommend buying something newer ;)
Was gonna say you can always come north to grab a bottle worst case, but unnecessary travel is blocked - which is a shame because you can guarantee that Quebec will not close liquor stores unless absolutely necessary (for reference, our 1920s prohibition lasted 3 weeks).
I want lagavulin & bowmore & other great single malts, but my favs are speysides & they're rare - & McLelland's is $10 cheaper than the first better speyside. So McLelland's remains my go-to.
Dude, I worked 32h/wk through college & had 3 girlfriends at the time. I get it. Godspeed
Truly yours is a life which should become a movie
That seems to be the way things are going - we just have to keep our heads down! As the annoying saying goes: This, too, shall pass!
Oh man, we're moving in June & I'm not looking forward to that unpacking period - enjoy the games!
Oh man! Wife & I got breakfast at a drive-thru mcdonald's last sunday & ate at a rest stop just for a change of pace last sunday - I get it! & your wife is pregnant - heavy stuff! Wishing you the best!
So same as at school, then? ;)
That's the dream!
Keeping busy is important ;) Glad you've got thing well in hand!
I'm sorry to hear - I'm sure that'll be a trend this year, & that you'll have an opportunity to catch up.
CLOSED?! So sorry to hear - here in QC the gov't runs the Booze & Pot stores & they've been deemed essential services, so we're good. I stocked up on scotch when things were less certain (2 bottles of McLelland's & 2 bottles of Grant's - the former for enjoying, the latter for mixing with club soda).
Good luck man! We'll make it through!
A nice big storage & workshop area, a water closet/laundry room, a game room & a lounge. It's gonna be a very nice place to be! :)
Okay, so the living room, dining room & kitchen are all one room, they're just separated by different flooring. It's a 3 bed, 1 bath with an unfinished basement, essentially. :p
Yard is about 6200sqft, so far it only has 8 rooms (3 bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, a dining area, a living room & a basement), but the basement is half finished & we're going to section it out into a storage room/mechanical room, a bathroom, a game room & a lounge. :)
LOL! Not moving until june so still renting. Unfortunately I work in an essential service with strict confidentiality requirements that make it impossible for me to work offsite. Still going into work every day. :/
Also does GPU-Z see it correctly?
Did you plug in GPU power or is it just plugged into the PCIe port? Have you attempted to install AMD display drivers from the AMD website (not windows update)?
IIRC it was someone moving into their first apartment
I might back off on the SSD a little to 512GB w/ a 2nd high capacity spinning drive instead - more storage & maybe a bit of savings. Also the 5600XT might still need a VBIOS update to get the most out of it...
That said, there isn't much room in the budget to make any changes & it is pretty damned good.
The cheaper one is right on the money - I put together a variant of it that was over $800 but I like yours better. This is basically the sweet spot for bang for the buck
I have a Surface Laptop 2 & absolutely love it. I hear the 3 is wonderful as well & it has a 15 inch model. I would wholeheartedly recommend it - keyboard is fantastic, the new SL3 is user serviceable & it has a fantastic screen. The only downside is the I/O, but even then the new one has USB-C, so you can live the dongle life if you need I/O.
If you like your Surface Pro 3, you'll love the SL series.
So researching it seems this might be a GPU driver bug? Apparently black screen crashes are common with the Adrenalin drivers - I also heard that recent updates might solve the issue. Gonna try tomorrow morning.
I just loosened up the timings on the RAM to see if that made a difference, but you're right that memtest is a better way to validate.
If you cleared CMOS that might not mean anything - some chipsets default to numlock off. If you let the computer run for 1-5 minutes with the speakers plugged in & the volume up, do you hear any windows sounds? What if you keyboard mash? I ask because there's a possibility it might be the GPU which has died.
That being said - if you can get a compatible motherboard, you can of course transfer the CPU & heat sink. You have to be careful removing the heat sink though as after a few years of curing the thermal compound will hold it down quite firmly & may damage the CPU if you pull too hard. I'd recommend twisting the heat sink gently to break the thermal compound before lifting.
Finally, motherboards seldom just die after years of use - check the PCB for signs of corrosion or leaking capacitors, but if you don't see any and if the motherboard is indeed dead, it's likely an external cause like a power surge from the PSU is responsible. If that is the case the PSU may need to be replaced as well.
The storage was the big one bugging me, too. Good edits!
Forgive me if this is obvious, but if your monitors don't start how do you know your peripherals haven't?
For the OS I'm partial to OpenMediaVault 4, plugins are pretty straightforward & it's honestly just a fancy WebGUI on a Debian base with a bunch of baked in scripts - means any problem you have with it can usually be fixed with a solve for almost any Debian build.
That being said it's a bit finickier than FreeNAS from what I've heard, so it's not for everyone, but it's a lot less resource hungry & so gives a lot more headroom for things like Plex to run even on underpowered hardware (like the old Bulldozer APU in my NAS). It's also got an active forum & discord to help with issues you might run into.
There's an OpenMediaVault 5 beta, but I'd stay away from it for now as it isn't 100% stable & it replaces a lot of daemons/apps with docker containers & they're just a bit more annoying to work with.
As long as it has a SATA power & data connector it shouldn't be a problem. You might need to buy a bracket to secure it properly.
Edit: this was my 600th comment so that's cool.
This is the correct way to do it