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Everything posted by SkyHound0202

  1. Unless you are on a very tight budget, this board is NOT recommended since it's a very basic board and lacks certain features like overclocking support, better I/O. Try a B450 board.
  2. Probably it's the fallout of AMD amending Wafer Supply Agreement with GlobalFoundries back in January 2019. The main point in the amendment, I quote: Basically, AMD is ditching GF in favor of TSMC for 7 nm and beyond, but they still have to fulfill the "above 7nm" (i.e., 14 & 12 nm) WSA with GF somehow. That's why the opt to move mid tier 1st gen 14 nm Ryzen products to 12 nm, freeing the existing 14nm line; and used the freed 14 nm slot to manufacture low-end Athlon 3000G. Which I would say it's a smart move, since a mature mass-production-ready manufacturing node (GF 12/14 nm) is still better than a struggling new node (Intel 10 nm) or a congested high-demand node (TSMC 7 nm)
  3. Unpopular opinion: fully utilizing the mature & mass-production ready 14-nm node to produce processors is less risky and makes much financial sense than investing and transitioning to a new & experimental 10-nm node with limited manufacturing capacity.
  4. Is AMD for Poor People? Why is AMD the Budget Option for Gamers?
  5. I would say the price is pretty good consider that Mi A3 (4+64) is available from Amazon Germany for 199 EUR. That's a great deal you got there. Mi A3 is not a flagship phone, but it's fit for day to day use and it's part of the Android One initiative, which means it runs stock Android and will receive update faster. (On a personal note, I would prefer a clean Android than those customized ones by Huawei and Lenovo.)
  6. There's no "true" USB-C to USB-C hub. Those hubs available on the market with one USB-C port exclusively use the port for charging. Those with two USB-C ports are mostly at USB 2.0 speed. The reason being that using a USB-C hub, especially under USB 3.1 Gen 2 protocol, will make the hub itself become a huge bottleneck in terms of power and bandwidth. If you all you need is a USB-C port and you don't care about DisplayPort capability, you can just buy one of those USB-A to USB-C adapter. It will only carry data and (hopefully enough) power to your device. However, if want full power & bandwidth and you motherboard has spare PCIe x4 slot(s), you may consider buying an ASmedia-based PCIe to USB-C add-in card like this. If you want DP over USB-C, you will probably need Thunderbolt 3 or a native USB-C port on motherboard that has electric connection to GPU.
  7. Microsoft: Windows on ARM Meanwhile at Google: Android on X86
  8. At least Dell officially supports Ubuntu, as stated in their product specification for XPS lineup. Secure erase the SSD in BIOS (Or replace the SSD entirely) and install any certified OS you want.
  9. Microsoft offers a detailed documentation of Hyper-V on Windows 10 on their website.
  10. I have an even more crazy one...an Xeon E3-1575M (QK9N). Locked multiplier, but you can't beat the DDR3 ECC support and working Iris Pro P580.
  11. Seeing an MSI GS65/75 (i7-8750H, 16GB RAM, 256G SSD, 2080 Max Q) for $2100, I guess you are probably right.
  12. Switch the primary GPU to PCIe in BIOS.
  13. It will work, but the tweaking options may be limited compared to Z-series board paired with an unlocked K-series processor.
  14. Why not just get a laptop? For the same price, you may get a somewhat decent laptop, which is much smaller and much easier to carry around in a truck.
  15. Yes, Intel XTU supports all Sandy Bridge desktop processors. Source
  16. Recycle: dispose them responsibly. Edit: Actually, Skylake (with Sunrise Point chipset) and Polaris is not "old", they are still pretty competent. The i3 6100 excels at games that favors single thread performance. The RX 460 is meh at best, but still allows you to play some light titles better than an integrated graphic. For the B150 board, you could mod it to run Coffee Lake chip, if you are persistent.
  17. The dGPU graphics score is fine for a laptop 1070. But the eGPU score is quite low even considering the bandwidth penalty of loopback mode. Update your BIOS, operating system, driver and Thunderbolt firmware. Try running the test with an external display only to eliminate the loopback. Also, is this computer using a JHL6240 Thunderbolt 3 chipset?
  18. Unless you really need the slightly better power delivery, WiFi and a 2.5 gigabit Ethernet port plus some sick RGB, you don't have to shell out more money for Master. It's not that important any more as the memory compatibility of Ryzen processors has improved greatly since first gen. Not to mention that B-die is being discontinued. QVL (Qualified Vendor List) are those parts that were "tested working" and approved by the motherboard manufacturer. They are more likely to work with the board compared to other random, generic parts. (Keep in mind manufacturer may change components without notice, so QVL is not a guarantee)
  19. Soldered memory can run in dual channel mode as well. If you laptop have a Qualified Vendor List (QVL), you should refer to that list to find a compatible stick for your system, not just any "random memory stick". If not, then you should try to find a stick with the same timing as the current module (in this case, 2400 MHz CL17) or any supported timing(s) (Check the "SPD" tab for more info). Keep in mind that memory compatibility differs from board to board and stick to stick. Your mileage may vary. Without QVL, it may be hard to find a stick that works with your system.
  20. You may have to enable XMP in BIOS to achieve the rated memory clock. Edit: Also, single channel memory is not ideal for the optimal performance of Ryzen based computer. Consider an upgrade to dual channel later.
  21. The board lacks UEFI support, which is crucial for most of the modern operating systems. Try booting an old operating system like Windows 7 may work.
  22. Choose whichever fits your system configuration. But if you can already hear some static noise or else, then the physical connection should be fine.