ok ever since i installed my new rx 480 every once in a while my second hdd disconnects from the pc and programs start to shut down and when i restart my pc my program icons would be plain pieces of paper so i would have to shut down my pc completly and turn it back on to get it to work
What board, what PSU and first of all: do you have the latest driver installed?
Is your PSU below 500 watts? and have you installed the newest AMD driver?
here are the specs of my pc and yes everything is up to date
ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer
G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 480 8GB
Rosewill THOR V2
Samsung 120GB SSD 840 Series,WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0
3x AOC 2269WM 22in
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO/with 120 mm
Redragon ASURA K501 USB Gaming Keyboard
Redragon M601 CEN
Well use a multimeter on your PSU to see if it is operating properly. Also do various scans on your hard drive to see if your HDD is working right too. Good luck in figuring out the issue and I hope you do not end up with an RMA situation as those can be a pain sometimes. Worse yet if the warranty has run out on the part that may be broken. :S
i dont have a multimeter and i have and it says everything is a ok with it plus its only a few months old anyways
try installing the newest AMD drivers, if that doesn't work, you may just be screwed. The RX 480 is sortta dogdy and draws to much power of the MOBO(haven't checked with the driver update). But it does sound like your MOBO simply uses to much power on a component and drops a harddrive to survive.
The newest driver should fix the power problem with the 480rx but hands up i got no idea, my MOBO accepted the card first try.
The harddrive shut down do they tend to happen when you're gaming?
i am using the amd driver 16.7.2
and yes the hdd shuts down mid game sometimes hasent happened in a while but it has done it
Does you HD shut down while you're surfing porn on your desktop, or does it shut down while you're gaming?
two very different scenarios power draw wise.
lol very funny on the porn joke made me laugh
its all random so it hard to tell when it happens like 2 days ago i was screwing around with xsplit and programs started to shut down
so yes gaming and pretty much anything i do with it
it happens some time or another
Well all computers are used for 3 things. Emails, Porn, and gaming. Guessing you didn't install your rx 480 for emails :p but does your programs actually shut down legally? or are you just presented withy a BSOD(Blue screen of death).
There is a big difference.
something went very wrong, e.g. not enough power.
Programs randomly shutting down:
properly a software problem(could be a virus).
no just give me a error message no bsod that the program stop responding and each time i try to open it i get
such and such program server came back with a refoaral click ok
Id check windows error logs like crazy, and run your virus scanner once or twice.
i did and it came back negitive and my logs give me this 100 time
Warning 7/27/2016 11:31:23 AM disk 51 None
Log Name: System
Date: 7/27/2016 11:31:23 AM
Event ID: 51
Task Category: None
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 during a paging operation.
also in the middle of it giving me that error it give me
Log Name: System
Date: 7/27/2016 11:31:22 AM
Event ID: 140
Task Category: None
The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur in VolumeId: D:, DeviceName: \Device\HarddiskVolume3.
(A device which does not exist was specified.)
do you overclock the cpu?
this just sounds like cpu thats not getting enough voltage to me
my 8120 would do weird stuff like this with 4ghz @ 1.29v so i bumped it to 1.3v an its good now.
but at the 1.29v it would boot fine and would even run a stress test for an hour and be fine for some reason it just did weird things when it didn't get that extra notch of power
if you can rule out the PSU as an issue try just a little voltage bump.
no i never overclocked my cpu never though it was worth it since it was a 8 core anyways
Run crystaldiskinfo on your disk.
Make sure windows isn't set to automatically turn off the disk to save power (in power options In ctrl panel).
Run open hardware monitor to check temps and voltages.
Check windows event log, find out as much details about the crash as possible.
Remove the new GPU And see if you can replicate the issue. Replace SATA cables.
Let me know if anything works and post results from the utilities I mentioned. If you have trouble sniffing the right eventvwr logs use Google to find where to look or let me know.