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  1. Thank you all for your replies. The point made by TomvanWijnen that it will work at the lowest standard of the three (GPU, Cable, Monitor) clears my doubt now. So I should be fine and can continue to use existing monitor with HDMI 1.3 that supports up to 1080p. This should be fine as I don't require 4k at all. Thank you all for giving the required insight and with this info I consider it as solved.
  2. Hi, This is a general question, I am not particularly considering any specific graphics card. If my GPU is capable of HDMI version 2, I have HDMI cable supporting v2 signal but my old monitor is still say supporting only HDMI 1.3 or 1.4, would it cause any major issues like no display at all? Will the GPU sense the capability of the connected display and downgrade itself to match its specifications? Thanks.
  3. Thanks all for your posts. After some searching Youtube I found a video by Linus Tech Tips that makes a comparison between two systems. One that has usual components and other having all parts with brand or label Gaming or Game in it. It seems there's hardly any difference in performance. I was just wondering if there's anything on quality aspects that are superior in Gaming boards? I am not factoring in high cost due to more features (e.g. more PCIe slots or more audio ports etc) but do gaming boards have anything like more superior ESD protection or better VRMs or may be high quality of PCB material or so than the rest.
  4. Hi, I wonder if gaming motherboards have anything better in them as far as quality is concerned than the rest of the usual boards? Consider two systems System 1 - Ryzen 2700 CPU, 32 GB RAM, RX580 GPU and say MSI B450M Pro VDH board and another System 2 - same components, only difference being board as MSI B450 Gaming Plus. Am I going to get any superior gaming experience here with a gaming board? Do gaming boards otherwise have better quality of components as compared to usual ones? Any knowledge on this subject would be great to know. Thanks.
  5. @kirashi While it's true that most modern hardware does not support Windows 7. Unofficially it is supported on AM4 board as long as it's Ryzen Desktop CPU. This is mentioned https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B450M-PRO-VDH/Specification here too. @dgsddfgdfhgs I understand your point. However in my region not all models are available. Choices are very very few.
  6. I am about to buy MSI B450M-PRO-VDH. My preferred OS is Windows 7 64 with Ryzen-1 Desktop CPU and I have tweaked the Windows 7 installer to slipstream all USB 3 drivers into the same. When I visit MSI Website for downloading drivers for this board for Windows 7 64, I see that Chipset drivers for Windows 7 64 are not available. https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B450M-PRO-VDH#down-driver&Win7 64 Chipset drivers for Windows 7 64 for MSI’s B450 Chipset motherboard are practically available for all other MSI’s B450 series boards and all URLs point to the same link http://download.msi.com/dvr_exe/amd_chipset_drivers_am4.zip Even V2 of the same board points to the same link. What is so special about B450M-PRO-VDH board that there are no chipset drivers for Windows 7 64? Could this be a simple missing website URL error on part of MSI? Is there any harm in installing http://download.msi.com/dvr_exe/amd_chipset_drivers_am4.zip on this board?
  7. Thanks all for providing the right clarity. Just some small related queries. Who then turns the LED strip On/OFF. Is it done thru BIOS? What is the default state of the system at power ON, would the signal be Low to enable LED glowing at max brightness? MSI recommends usage of their own app called Mystic Lights I think to control the LED strip but for that OS needs to be loaded first.
  8. Hi, While looking into the specifications and online manual of AM4 board MSI A320M PRO-VD plus, I came across some documentation about an LED Header on the board. The Header pins configuration is specified as +12, NC, Signal, NC. See the snapshot. I wonder what could be the purpose of Signal Pin. Also the other 2 pins apart from +12 are treated as 'not connected'. Could this be some type of documentation error, as I don't see any return path or ground pin therein. As far as what I know for a single color LED strip all it needs is a +12V and ground and nothing more to work. Any clarification would be great to know. Thanks in advance. Regards,
  9. Hi, I know that a dual channel memory kit is essentially designed to work together in dual channel mode. I refer to AM4 motherboards. However if a dual channel kit is not available, generally would I face issues if I just buy 2 sticks of RAM of same speed, size, vendor & part number e.g. Corsair 4GB DDR4 CMK4GX4M1D2400C16 x 2 sticks. Here it’s not available as a dual channel kit but in principle specs are same at least in theory. In past I have even mixed individual RAMs on DDR3 platform and it worked well, however how about DDR4? Would there be compatibility issues with known brands like Corsair? Thanks.
  10. Thank you for the detailed explanation. This clarifies my doubts. I mark this as solved. Thanks
  11. Thanks. However if it's unclear whether it's UEFI Ready or not and I end up getting a Non UEFI GFX will it pull down the entire system including subsequent Windows installation to BIOS + MBR (CSM) Mode?
  12. Hello Everyone, I have read a lot on internet but I am more and more confused on this topic of UEFI graphics card. Manufacturers surprisingly do not specify if their graphics card is UEFI or not! I have checked several sites. Now if I end up getting a non uefi graphics card and install it in UEFI motherboard (say AMD desktop CPU that does require a graphics card and there's no APU) will the system boot? Will BIOS intelligently set the graphics option to VGA Mode? Or will I have an unbootable system. Imagine this is a very first boot where unless it boots I cannot set anything in BIOS. Moreover if I install a non UEFI Card on UEFI motherboard, can I still expect my Windows installation to operate in UEFI Mode with GPT partition scheme? That' how I want it. No matter if the GPU is UEFI or Legacy Windows should install in UEFI Mode with GPT Partition. Several questions here but I am more and more confused on this topic. Thank you.
  13. Hi, While watching a guide about PC building, I came across installing Standoffs on the cabinet. The tutor mentioned that if you over tighten the standoff on the case, it will get stripped. Can someone explain what exactly is a stripped standoff? Does it mean that the threads inside the hole get damaged and the standoff is stuck in it forever or does it mean that it just rotates and rotates along with the screw and is never firmly held in the hole? Thanks
  14. Hi, I am planning to buy a new PC (Ryzen CPU AM4 based) with Samsung NVMe SSD. I will still try to install Windows 7 on it. I knows it’s tricky to install Windows 7 on AM4 platform. However there are tools available from Gigabyte & MSI that do all slipstreaming of drivers in to Windows 7 installation. MS has released some hotfixes here to enable NVMe support in Windows 7. However if specific drivers from say Samsung are injected into Windows 7 setup either thru these tools or during setup when it prompts to install drivers, then are those MS Hotfixes really required? I particularly did not have better experience with those MS fixes on VMWare. They would break the Windows 7 installation. The Samsung drivers would be specific to their own SSD and ideally should work well without the need for those MS Hotfixes is my guess though. Thanks.
  15. I am bit confused about some of the Youtube videos on overclocking. I understand that if I buy say 3200MHz RAM then it may not run at that speed but shall get down clocked to native say 2133 as default supported by the board on say Intel or AMD platform. However I can use XMP profile and set it to 3200. Now what I am confused about is – When you use XMP profile to set RAM speed to its stock speed, does this action also increases the CPU speed? Am I going to invariably overclock the CPU when I set the RAM speed to its stock value thru XMP settings? Thanks.