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  1. I currently run an AMD R9 270 reference edition card and my friend just upgraded to a 1660 ti, in Cinebench R15 OpenGL test my card scores significantly higher than his 1660 ti, like we're talking a difference of 40+ fps in the test. We switched to Unigine Heaven benchmark and ran it in OpenGL and no surprise his card wins but not by very much running the same exact settings I was within 400 points of his 1660 ti and I had a higher maximum and the same minimum FPS with the average fps being only about 10 fps lower. Is this just an effect of AMD versus Nvidia cards or is something wrong? It should be mentioned we both have basically the same CPU and memory configurations.
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    Boot looping after motherboard and cpu swap

    It won't even begin to boot to anything. It can't make it passed bios.
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    Boot looping after motherboard and cpu swap

    No luck still boot looping
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    Boot looping after motherboard and cpu swap

    It won't even make it to the os. I tried a different drive with a different install as well. All it does is show the motherboard splash screen then go to a low power state then retry
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    Boot looping after motherboard and cpu swap

    I already tried that. Multiple times. It even gave me an error for system clock reset and a cmos checksum error as well as a battery removed error. It reset but it's still boot looping
  6. My pc is currently boot looping and not responding to keyboard commands. I had just swapped the motherboard and cpu from my old a8 5500 amd cpu to my "new" Intel core i5 4670. It had booted up earlier but I changed a few things in the bios and I can't get it to boot and I can't get back into bios to reset it. Doesn't want to respond to my attempts to clear cmos. Any help maybe I'm not something right?
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    Enough watts to oc?

    1. It would be pretty easy to infer what I meant by that. 2. You also have to realize the TDP won't always be the max power draw of a CPU due to boosting and such. Not to mention some Ryzen chips may need some pretty serious voltage to overclock far. I would figure this system probably pulls around 300 watts under full load as is. So maybe another 100 watts left over to play with. For some people that's enough, however we also run unto efficiency curve issues and the fact that you'll be running the PSU near max usage which can cause it to degrade faster over time and eventually take a crap on the user prematurely, which we don't want to happen. That could cause premature death of other components too since when a PSU fails its usually pretty dramatically. Now in the end its up to the user, you can overclock however you know the risks of it.
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    Cadd/Gaming PC for a thousand. Any advice?

    I'm liking this build a lot more than the other one. Suitable PSU, the SSD is okay I guess but same as last one, no hard drive. He's really gonna need at least a 1tb hard drive for his mass storage of games and other stuff. That case should do well, but were back to B450, we wanted to go X570 because of PCI-e 4.0, we are considering high speed PCI-e based storage later on and would like PCI-e 4.0 capability.
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    Cadd/Gaming PC for a thousand. Any advice?

    I really don't think that PSU would even be enough, especially since I'm gonna overclock most likely. Plus according to testing 3600 speed memory is where you want to be for Ryzen performance, which is why I had that kit to begin with. Also no 1tb hard drive? He's gonna need a backup drive for older files and games a 512gb ssd won't nearly be enough. Really we can leave the storage case and PSU alone on my build, Really the only issue would be what GPU and memory kit to go with.
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    Enough watts to oc?

    I wouldn't try overclocking, That system probably pulls around 300-350 watts to begin with, so your already stressing your PSU pretty hard as far as I'm concerned. If you overclock the CPU and GPU you risk running really close to OC protection. That power supply seams to have a reputation for being pretty well built from a quick search, however I would recommend at most a small OC on the CPU, even so your CPU cooler may be your limitation anyways. I would upgrade that PSU to at minimum a 500w unit to overclock safely, however if your willing to gamble you can try slowly turning up the speeds, Use a watt meter connected to your cord to the PC if you have one it may be a good tool to monitor your PSU's power draw.
  11. I'm building a PC for my best friend who's looking to do some work with Autocad and Solidworks and game on his spare time. He has a budget of around 1000 USD. I tried my best in PC parts picker. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.00 @ Amazon Motherboard ASRock - X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $144.99 @ Newegg Memory G.Skill - Sniper X 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $156.99 @ Newegg Storage Kingston - A400 240 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $29.99 @ Amazon Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.71 @ OutletPC Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB VENTUS OC Video Card $344.99 @ Newegg Case Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg Power Supply SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $69.98 @ Newegg Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $1054.64 Mail-in rebates -$25.00 Total $1029.64 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-19 15:05 EDT-0400 My only worries are the GPU, I'm not really certain on the best gaming and work station card there is. LTT suggested an Rx 580 in the previous video on Solidworks, however I'm hoping maybe someone has some insight into whether or not CUDA performance and the tensor cores on RTX would meaningfully help. Also yes I know X570 may be a waste of money but we are tinkerers after all and some of it has to do with trying new high end hardware. If anyone would have any ideas on parts to change maybe to lower the cost or up the performance without spending more. I'm open to discussion.
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    AMD R9 270 No control in Afterburner or Overdrive

    Both. I talked with a friend and we figured it out. Don't know exactly what caused it but it seams to work at least. Overclocks held at 1g in afterburner with some fiddling. Still not completely fixed though. Still have no control over some stuff.
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    GPU Help

    As someone who deals with older hardware and games on it, that system wont be amazing, as for a GPU you could run it in, I'd say at most a GTX 960/760 or an AMD r9 270 which is my current GPU. You'll be CPU bottlenecked with any card like these but the games you can play will be decent, Fortnite, Minecraft, Apex, etc in that 60-90 fps range on medium settings at 1080p. You really shouldn't expect much, and upgrade that CPU if possible.
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    Upgrading SLI

    I've seen the 1660 as cheap as 200 USD on Amazon. Might be a worth while investment over dual 970's. Plus you'd have to make sure your CPU and motherboard would handle dual cards. Not all motherboards are SLI certified despite having multiple slots. Running dual 970's would only yield maybe 75-90% more performance over one card depending on the game. A lot of newer games don't support or aren't optimized for SLI anyways.
  15. I have an AMD R9 270 that I wanted to try a little overclocking with, or maybe an undervolt because these cards aren't really known to run cool. I fired up MSI Afterburner, no control. Settings apply but no changes to the clocks, can't even control the fan. So AMD Overdrive it is, and still no control. I stress tested and ran games to test my overclocks but it still ran at the base speeds. Fan doesn't seem to ramp up or down despite Afterburner reporting the fan speeding up under an Aida 64 stress test on the GPU. Also no core voltage shows, and I can't change it nor the temp limit sliders in Afterburner. Latest drivers are installed and a restart.