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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
  • PSU
    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-miner.org] GTX 1080Ti 11GB $700

    There is one thing to consider. I'm pretty sure the majority of GPU miners significantly dial back the Power Limit on their cards. I think it's a common misconception that miners run their cards as hard as they can possibly go, but that's simply not true. It's more about efficiency and low temps. How low can the Power Limit be set to achieve the highest ratio of hashrate per watts used while maintaining reasonable temps? When I gamed for hours on end, I craved the maximum FPS possible, thus I overclocked the hell out of my 1070, 112% TDP (190 watts). Now that I've begun mining instead of gaming, I find my personal preference is to set the limit to 82% (140 watts). My card's run in the high 50s to lower 60s. I guess it's a matter of opinion, really. Which card would you choose? One ran hard for a few hours each day, or one ran conservatively 24/7.
  2. First rig - 3 GPU planning

    To many, it's treated as the Bible for miners. People who've been doing Crypto for a while, though, laugh at that. Newbies looking for a quick buck mine what's selling well then bail out. Old timers will mine one coin and hold it for the long term, regardless of its current profitability. I've only been mining for a few weeks now using my single GTX 1070. I feel like I'm in high school again cramming as much information in to my brain as possible in a short period of time. I haven't paid much attention to the AMD side of things, but Nvidia cards do well mining the Equihash algorithm, which happens to be doing extremely well right now. Research ZEC and ZCL for more info. The sad thing is this.. nearly all stores are sold out of GPUs. As soon as they hit the shelves (literal or virtual), they're immediately purchased. Prices are insane due to the high demand of people getting into cryptocurrency. I'm on a Facebook crypto group and people are posting images of literal shopping carts full of 1080TIs. I just purchased a 1080 for a decent price a few hours ago and feel rather fortunate.
  3. That's awesome, I'm glad it's working. For anyone else who may come across this thread using your board (MSI B350 Tomahawk), could you post the model number of your ram kit? It may help someone to know the exact ram kit that is known to work.
  4. Ryzen not Boosting?

    I don't know where they got that information, but it's wrong, incomplete, and just confusing as hell. A Ryzen 7 1700 has a base clock of 3GHz. Precision Boost will automatically overclock all cores to 3.2GHz. If temperatures are within safe ranges, it will then boost one or two coolest cores to 3.7GHz with XFR taking those same one or two cores an additional 50MHz to 3.75GHz. It'll cycle between the coolest cores. However, in a full load situation requiring all cores, the most you'll see is 3.2GHz. https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/850358-amd-extended-frequency-range-xfr-explained/
  5. Ignoring the issue with ram increasing cpu temperature. I don't understand why you increased the frequency and lowered the voltage. Or is that just 'Auto' voltage reading from within HWMonitor? You're going to need more voltage to do higher frequencies. That said, I wouldn't increase your voltage UNTIL you can get the CPU temperatures straightened out. At 1.2 core voltage, you shouldn't be touching 60c. CPU Core Voltage is directly tied to CPU Package Temperature. All things equal, if 1.25v = 61c, it's not possible for 1.18v to = 71c. Pea Method or Cooked Grain of Rice.
  6. Ryzen Temp Spikes

    Do you have Ryzen Master open? If not, try running msconfig (Start Menu - Run) and disabling everything in startup. Disable unnecessary, non-Microsoft services and reboot. Gotta be something using the CPU briefly. Mine does that under load, as well. I just ignore it.
  7. I seem to remember reading somewhere that newly created Ryzen processors are capable of hitting the same overclocks, but at much lower voltages. I just can't remember where I saw that. It kinda makes sense that the processor manufacturing process would get better, though. Since you're using Aida64, are you stressing CPU/FPU/Cache together? Stressing 'CPU' alone isn't good enough. And for future reference, people may be interested in knowing your exact memory model number. Knowing what works with each board, especially when overclocking is useful info.
  8. Maybe a more aggressive CPU fan curve option in the bios.
  9. If your system is truly idle, you should be sitting in the low-30s. Assuming your room isn't a furnace. Package Temperature in HWMonitor will be the line to focus on. If you're using Ryzen Master, you should close it before taking idle temperatures. Ryzen Master tends to use about 10% CPU on my system preventing idle. If that's not the problem, open msconfig (Start Menu - Run) and temporarily disable everything in startup. Disable any unnecessary, non-Microsoft services and reboot. What I'm aiming for is a completely idle system. Many complain of high idle temperatures while some background process is being an ass. However, coupled with your high maximum temperatures at such a low voltage, I'm wondering if the cooler was installed incorrectly, somehow. The stock Wraith Spire is a damn good cooler and should be able to handle 1.35v before temperatures become too high. It's generally recommended not to exceed 80c during a stress test like Aida64 (stressing CPU/FPU/Cache). At 1.25v, 65c even seems high.
  10. What software are you using to measure temperatures?
  11. Ryzen 3 1200 Running too cool?

    As long as you're verifying that temperature reading with HWMonitor's Package Temperature, or HWiNFO64's Tdie reading, keeping it below 80c is recommended. 15 minutes of Aida64 isn't good enough to verify overclock stability. I do at least 6 hours before I'm satisfied. Also, make sure you're stressing CPU/FPU/Cache together. Just stressing 'CPU' alone isn't any good.
  12. Prime ABGB PVT. LTD, If it's under warranty, send it back. I'll be honest with you, if you're truly a noob - Ryzen is too new to work perfectly out-of-the-box and frequently requires troubleshooting for issues such as this. If you're unfamiliar with resetting your cmos, or updating the bios - if you just got the PC and are already having issues you don't know how to fix, send it back and get an Intel build. Much more noob-friendly, in my opinion.
  13. RAM issues MSI X370 Pro Carbon

    Since it's often overlooked, double check your memory is in the correct board slots. It does seem to matter. Your memory should be in slots DIMMA2 and DIMMB2. Labeled on your board. Set CPU NB Voltage to 1.1v (or between 1.1 and 1.2, no higher). Set DRAM Voltage to 1.36, 1.37, no higher than 1.40v. Manually change your CAS Latency from 15 to 16, 17, 18. Try 2666MHz, anything higher than 2400 will at least prove it's possible.