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About johndms

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  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 1600
  • Motherboard
    ASRock AB350 Pro4
  • RAM
    G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define S
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB
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    SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze
  • Display(s)
    Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Vengeance K70
  • Mouse
    Logitech G Pro
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  1. I'm impressed with your voltage at 3.8GHz. I'm unable to go below 1.35v without Aida64 going all red-screen on me. This usually happens after the 1 to 2 hour mark while stressing CPU/FPU/Cache. I used the stock cooler for a few weeks before upgrading it to the Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4. My temperatures on stock cooler reached 73c in Aida64 and 80c in Prime95. After adding the cooler, my temps dropped to around 60-62 in Aida64 and Prime95 respectively. My ambient temps usually hover around 24c. I'm very happy with the cooler's performance. I tried 3.9GHz and temps stayed under 65c, but I had to put my voltage at 1.4125v before it became stable. It failed Aida64 at 1.40v after 4 hours. I'm probably going overboard with the stress testing, but I'm not satisfied until I can run Aida64 overnight without issues. For the record, I'm unable to hit 4GHz at 1.45v (afraid to go higher) and, in my opinion, the performance gains from 3.8 to 3.95 really aren't worth the increased voltage/potential damage to cpu. I current stay at 3.8GHz at 1.35v. My Setup
  2. Your kit is rated by Corsair to run at 3200MHz 16-18-18-36 at 1.35v, so it should have no problems running at those settings. I know little of SOC voltage other than what little I've read on the web and that Ryzen Master indicates mine is 1.1v. My ASRock board doesn't give me the option to change SOC voltage (I assume the board automatically increased it to 1.1v when I overclocked my ram). However, my VRAM voltage is at 1.4v due to my overclock (3000 kit running at 3200). From a few searches, I see comments saying "Do not go above 1.2v on SOC". DDR4 could probably go to 1.5v with adequate cooling, but I personally won't go above 1.45v. My advice now would be to increase DRAM voltage to 1.375, or 1.4 and see if you can bump the frequency to 3200. I'm afraid of SOC 1.2v because I don't know enough about it to give my opinion. Just remember, just because it posts doesn't mean it'll be stable. Stress tests with Aida64 or Memtest can help you ensure stability.
  3. With how new the Ryzen platform is, I fear it requires a fair bit of prior knowledge regarding bios/uefi, overclocking, voltages, etc. It's too new to simply work perfectly out-of-the-box. It's going to be a matter of trial and error. You've been given plenty of good information. All that's left to do now is try each piece of advice and see if it works. Try to clock your memory with XMP enabled. Try it without XMP enabled.. you'll have to enter your timings and voltages manually, but fortunately for you, @HisEvilness posted a screenshot of your ram kit's timings. One thing is a MUST though. You will need 1.35v and probably 1.1v NB/SOC to get the kit running at it's rated 3200 frequency.
  4. That's not a bug. That happens on most, if not all Ryzen boards. It's a 'ram training' feature where the board attempt to find the correct sub-timings capable of posting. Default seems to be 3 to 5 fail attempts, usually an adjustable setting in the bios. My advice, Double check your bios version. 7B00v15 should be the latest at the moment. Enable the A-XMP setting and verify the timings it selects are correct (sticker on ram). DDR Voltage to 1.35v. CPU-NB or SOC Voltage to 1.1v. Save settings and allow the system to cycle on/off. I've even heard you can change the fail attempts number in the bios higher to give the board more attempts. If this doesn't work, you may have to dial in your ram timings manually, or try a lower dram frequency. Maybe 3000MHz (2933).
  5. It's considered one of the better of the B350 boards. If you're interested in some research, I've bookmarked a video that is rather informative about the various B350 boards and their VRMs and phases. The guy is extremely knowledgeable about boards and GPUs. TL;DR - Skip to about the 25:45 minute mark where he gives his summary.
  6. The Asus Prime B350-Plus is probably one of the better choices in the B350 category of any maker. I bookmarked a YouTube video I found last week that seems rather informative. The guy seems extremely knowledgeable about boards and gpus. In the video he goes over the various B350 boards talking about their VRMs and phases. At around the 20 minute mark, he mentions your particular board.
  7. First off, ensure you have the latest bios version. If you're wanting to see if your Ryzen 5 1600 can hit 4GHz, crank the CPU Vcore to 1.45v, and the CPU LLC setting to Extreme. I'm not sure, but I think VDDCR_SOC (or however it's spelled) is tied to ram stability, but it can't hurt to put it at 1.1v. Try to run an Aida64 stress test for at least 1 hour (overnight is better as I've had tests crash at the 4-5hr mark). If it's not going to be stable at those max settings, it's probably not going to happen. I have a Ryzen 5 1600 and I'm unable to hit 4GHz. Unfortunately, my ASRock board doesn't have LLC or SOC settings. I can do 3.95 at 1.45v, but I'm not comfortable running with my voltage above 1.4. I'm satisfied running at 3.8GHz at 1.35v at around 63c with Noctua. My Setup
  8. I wonder if this is one of those Linksys routers that only give you the minimum basic functions, then require you to buy additional functionality, create an account, and use a non-local web-based interface, or a smart phone app, to handle configuration or firmware updates. I want full functionality and the ability to configure it locally (ie:
  9. If you're up for a bit of research, I bookmarked a link last week that seems rather informative. I plan to watch it in its entirety soon. I've never heard of the guy, but he seems extremely knowledgeable about the finer details of board components. This video is one where he goes over many of the B350 boards and gives his opinion on them in regards to their VRM quality. If for no other reason, someone may find it useful.
  10. Wait several minutes. In the mean time, download the latest bios version and be ready to update as soon as you're in the bios.
  11. I'm pretty sure these codes will only work for people who have subscribed to receive them via email. You'll be asked at checkout to enter your email address (the one you used to receive their daily email) to enable promo codes.
  12. There's a good chance the C14 kit is Samsung B-Die. It would explain the higher price. If you remove the 'R' from your kits model number and change the 16 to 14, F4-3200C14D-16GTZ = Samsung B-Die on the link I posted earlier. I'm assuming the 'R' just indicates the kit is RGB.
  13. I've never bothered to look at the selection of RGB ram kits available. I'm not sure what choices you may have, but if I had the choice of two different brands, once with Samsung B-die and another brand with different chips, I'd choose the former.
  14. I did a bit more research and agree with your opinion. It seems one can lay their closed back headphones on their desk while playing music at a typical volume, and that's what one could expect from most open back headpones. I was under the impression it'd be like a boombox on my shoulder (I'm an 80s kid), lol. I'm now back to my original idea of using the open back SHP9500 with BoomPro.
  15. It looks like you received the standard 'cover their ass' response. With the updated bios support for AGESA, you'll probably have no problems running the kit at 3200, regardless of it being on the QVL or not. Just because they haven't personally tested that particular kit doesn't mean it won't work. I run my G.Skill Ripjaws 3000MHz kit at 3200 1.4v on my ASRock board, and it's not on QVL. My Setup According to this reddit post, Clearing up any Samsung B-Die confusion, your particular kit may contain either Samsung or Hynix chips. While Samsung B-Die chips are supposedly best, AGESA I believe added more support for Hynix. My kit is Hynix M-Die and runs just fine. If I were in your shoes, I'd try to see if there were alternatives with Samsung B-Die chips, but I would also not be afraid to purchase your selection.