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About BTGbullseye

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  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 3600 (PBO overclocked to 3600X equivalent)
  • Motherboard
    ASRock X570M Pro4
  • RAM
    G.Skill Ripjaws V 3600 16-16-16-36 2x8GB
  • GPU
    ASRock RX 5700 XT Reference (overclocked)
  • Case
    Antec P5
  • Storage
    512GB Mushkin ECO2 SSD, 1TB HP EX900 NVME, 500GB 2.5" laptop HDD, 250GB 3.5" SATA 2 HDD
  • PSU
    Rosewill Capstone 750M
  • Display(s)
    MSI Optix MAG241C
  • Cooling
    GAMMAXX 400 and 5x Arctic P12 PWM fans
  • Keyboard
    Blackweb RGB keyboard
  • Mouse
    G502 Lightspeed
  • Sound
    Integrated Realtek ALC1200
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. I started my build with a 2400G, then went to a 2600, now I'm on a 3600. What I have now is not the only system I have experience with. And I have personal experience with that exact CPU. It is difficult if the RAM is not of good quality, but 3200 is very achievable on Zen+. The RAM specified by the OP is of good, but not great, quality. Yes, just like my previous 2600 system that also used an AsRock B450M motherboard. That really doesn't change anything.
  2. Non-x, in my signature. That's the stock idle multiplier... If you're not getting it, your system is never truly idle. Nope, completely stock, with 1usmus's "Ryzen Universal" power plan.
  3. Here's the trick: Buy higher quality RAM. The stopgap: Run at much lower speeds with looser timings.
  4. Yes, it is. If you upgrade to a Zen 2 CPU, that problem will go away. That's because you're using low quality RAM in a system that has a CPU that's extremely sensitive to RAM quality.
  5. I addition to what @DrMacintosh said, the next generation of GPUs will have hardware AV1 decoding, which is superior to HEVC, and doesn't cost money to use.
  6. That RAM uses some of the lowest quality RAM chips available. You're lucky you can get it to go over 3200 on Ryzen. If you want it to work at 3600 on Ryzen, you need to get actually decent quality RAM.
  7. Mine drops to 28.8 multiplier when idle. It depends on the system load, and what you're using to monitor it. HWiNFO64 is the best option for being able to run in the background, detect the actual minimums and maximums, and not use enough system resources to affect the reporting.
  8. I like how the gold colored drives are SLC, and there are no SLC drives on the list.
  9. Well, the 5000 series uses the same memory controller as the 3000 series, and it's not hurting the performance in any notable way. Once we get to DDR5 it'll be a different situation I'm sure, but for DDR4, it really doesn't need to go above 3600 on either platform. (diminishing performance returns in the neighborhood of <1% actual improvement from 3600-4400 speeds, and much higher prices above the 3600 speeds) Except that Intel restricts any overclocking to exclusively enthusiast grade boards, which means they think overclocking should only be usable by people willing to spend more $$$ on parts than their better performing competitor. AMD has always been designed for people that want to tweak their system, with far more options available at all price points than Intel. Intel even voids the warranty if you use XMP or overclock on an overclocking motherboard, AMD does not on any motherboard.
  10. Interestingly enough, the SAFE settings drops my RAM below the performance of the XMP settings out of the box, and it's stable with those settings. Always test the XMP first, and then decide if having a <1% performance difference is worth the time it takes to tweak your RAM settings.
  11. Also, 4x8GB in a dual channel system makes it act like dual rank RAM, which does increase performance by about 3-5% at the same speeds and timings. It also limits overclocking ability, so if a 2x16GB config can't overclock to provide at least 5% improvement, then a 4x8GB config running at stock is likely to be better. Bear in mind that all this is talking about 2-3FPS differences in games that run above 120FPS normally, and any system impact will be totally unnoticeable outside of RAM benchmarks. (though 4x8GB is generally twice as hot as 2x16GB, but it's practically irrelevant in actual use)
  12. Actually, that's only around $500 if buying right now, apart from GPU. $200 for a Ryzen 3600, $200 for 4x8GB of 3600 16-16-16, and $100 for a good B550 motherboard. The GPU doesn't need to be very expensive for this.
  13. 5800X for me. It's only a $30 upgrade after I sell my unused 2600 to my brother, and my existing 3600 to my Dad. Might go for a 5900X if I have enough money in the bank when the time comes to buy.
  14. If you can wait, then the 5000 series will be significantly better for gaming at the same price. (even in a GPU bound scenario, though not an easily noticeable amount) If you can't wait, then a 3600 is the best bang for the buck, and won't rip a giant gaping hole in the rear of your bank account.
  15. 1. Yes. 2. No. Set the Infinity Fabric speed to exactly half the speed of the RAM, which would be 1600. 1:1 speeds like this massively increase the stability of RAM clocks. 3. That is a bad idea. If it's not working with stock voltages, it's better to try underclocking the RAM and tightening the timings. (which will give the same performance, but be more stable)