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About DexterTheBester

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  1. I have a 512 GB AData XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe SSD running in a Windows 10 system with all latest updates on a Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite motherboard under the heatsink (temperatures never go above 46-48 degrees Celsius even under load, idle is 36-38). Even though CrystalDiskMark shows absolutely fine numbers for an NVME (screenshot below), in games I experienced a spike in loading times when I reinstalled them from my 7200 RPM hard drive (!). Loading a game started taking about 1.25-1.5 times what it took on an HDD. When I tried a sequential transfer of a 19GB folder worth of mp4 video from HDD to SSD, for the first 1-2 seconds the speeds are high in the 1.5-1.7GB/s mark which is up to spec, and then quickly fall below 150 MB/s and sometimes even below 100MB/s which makes the whole transfer take a lot of time. Again, it's not thermal throttling, temperatures are well contained. TRIM command is enabled and I already tried formatting the drive. I suspect it has something to do with SLC caching which can explain sequential speeds, but games are random reads/writes, they're not supposed to be so slow.
  2. Beginner in overclocking here. So I've got my Ryzen 5 3600 (non-X version) and overclocked it to 4.2 GHz, stable, all-core on 1.16 volts. This was done as more of a required measure to get rid of the high temps that the autoboost was giving me while retaining the performance. Recently I found that I can push it further and it took 4.3 GHz stable on 1.22 volts, which provided me with a nice performance bump, but I've heard that voltages like this may cause your chip to degrade over time or even destroy it. Temperatures at that voltage are also higher, hitting 68-69 degrees in Cinebench R20 multicore. The question is: is it worth to go for the additional overclock or do I stay at 4.2 GHz if I expect the chip to last longer?
  3. I guess MSI is freaking bad at designing coolers, then. Should have gone Gigabyte. Thanks everyone for your answers.
  4. I know it's not throttling, but do I lose anything from a reliability perspective? Don't want to replace my GPU in a year.
  5. Recently I've built my new gaming rig with a Ryzen 5 3600 processor and an MSI Ventus XS 1660 Super graphics card. After tinkering a bit with overclocking/undervolting (which is quite the same thing) my CPU, i've managed to contain its temperatures so that it never goes above 57C when gaming (45-50 in most games) and 64-65C in Cinebench R20 while at 4.2 GHz all-core. The graphics card however... keeps hitting 75-76 degrees under full load in gaming, sometimes managed to go up to 80. Are those temperatures normal or I should worry about something? Case airflow isn't perfect, but fine, I have 4 fans out of which 2 are front intake and 2 are back exhaust.
  6. Well thanks for the advice everyone, I have found a relatively cheap X570 Asus TUF and will be ordering it.
  7. Is the MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus a good board in my situation?
  8. The mobo shortage is hitting me hard, I guess this is a very bad time for building a new PC. Even then, the Asus P and Tuf are exactly what I needed.
  9. Beta bios flash is one-sided as AMD themselves said and can cause problems on launch, and who knows what features will the 4-th gen Ryzen include (PCIe Gen 4.0 for SSDs becoming much more widespread by then, for example). Also, B550 motherboards are completely unavailable here and will be until approximately the start of August. I don't need a motherboard that would handle a 3900X, that's a CPU that I probably wouldn't even need if I was able to afford it, or an overbuilt power delivery system. I need something that would reasonably handle a 3600, offering me an upgrade option in the future.
  10. Hey everyone, I am building a new PC with a Ryzen 5 3600 non-X CPU. The X570 chipset motherboards are prohibitively expensive in my country but I want to be able to upgrade to the upcoming Zen 3 in the near future. There are a few affordable options which include all the features I need, but reviews say they have a very poorly designed 4+2 VRM layout and its cooling. So the question is: how much does it matter that I get a good VRM motherboard for my PC if I don't plan on doing any extreme overclocking? I obviosly don't like the prospect of my motherboard reducing its lifespan, but I don't plan to significantly overclock my CPU, considering that it has very limited headroom as well compared to Intel or an X version.