In this article, we discuss an issue we have been seeing with triple or quad NVIDIA GPU configurations. When running a GPU and CPU heavy workload, it will cause the system to crash and give the DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION error or “blue screen of death”. We have outlined a work around we have found to resolve this issue.
Critical Samsung SSD Firmware Update
What is Happening Despite historically being some of our most reliable parts, we have received a surprising number of reports of failing Samsung drives, specifically with the 2TB version of the 980 Pro. We have been working with Samsung to investigate these failures, and they have recently confirmed that there is an issue affecting the
TRS and TRRS, oh and TRRRS
Explanation of microphone/headphone technology. The letter T stands for Tip, and the R stands for Ring (like a ring on your finger, not like ringing the telephone).
Cables: Active or Passive, Which is Best
We hear the terms ‘active’ and ‘passive’ attributed to cables and equipment all the time. But what does it mean? Which one is better? Which one do you really need? We clarify the difference and explain how to choose between them.
Basics of Network Troubleshooting
This article will guide you through our recommendations for troubleshooting network issues.
AMD Machine Check Exception – X570/B550 Chipsets
With certain hardware, a system may become unstable and begin rebooting/crashing and only occasionally throwing errors that help identify the culprit. If your system uses an AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and a motherboard based on the X570 series chipset, you may run into this issue as well. This article will cover the solution we have found to be successful.
Monitor Cabling Options and How To Use Them Correctly
There are a finite number of monitor connections but nonetheless it can seem overwhelming at times. We will break down the common ones currently available and how to identify them.
Reduce Downtime With These Backup Components
Basic guide to what backup parts you could have on hand in case of failure.
Replacing a GPU in the Fractal R5
This article will guide you through the process of replacing the GPU (video card) in the Fractal Define R5. This article has an instruction break down along with a full video produced by Chris Shreve.
Swapping your Front Panel in a Fractal R6
This article will guide you through the process of replacing the Front Panel in the Fractal Define R5. This article has an instruction break down along with a full video produced by Chris Shreve.