Different stick of memory? The RAM is fine too, that's also from my brother's computer. The memory has nothing to do with it.
I just tried my old GPU in my brother's rig. I realize now I forgot to plug in the PCIe power cables from the PSU into the GPU, but when I hit the power button with the old GPU plugged into the working rig, there was a flicker of power, fans started to spin for a split second, then everything turned right back off. Now absolutely nothing happens when I hit the power button on the case.... Is that a short? Is something shorted? Also thought I smelt a burning smell for a second... Did I just fry this mobo too?
Update; Ok so I turned the PSU off and then back on and now it's all good. Rig turns on with the eBay GPU. It's now booting into regular Windows 10 after I uninstalled some drivers from device manager while in safe mode. Trying to install gigabyte drivers now. I'm getting some artifacting randomly, and twice in regular win 10 it's had a huge artifact and crashed. Like I lost the display completely while the rig was still running. Does that mean the eBay GPU is not functioning?
Last edited by rivaldog; 08-08-2019 at 08:18 PM.