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Ryan Leech

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    Ryan Leech got a reaction from -rascal- in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    I went to Microcenter yesterday expecting to buy some SSDs but I ended up leaving with a 5600X after I discovered they were in stock. I had been hoping to upgrade to one ever since October so the dream had finally been realized. Of course my ASRock X370 Taichi wouldn't be receiving official support for the 5000 series but I wanted to keep using it as it has been a rock solid board ever since I bought it in 2017. It's amazing to think that I've kept the same board while upgrading across four generations of Ryzen (1300X>2600X>3500X>5600X).
     
    I'll keep the rambling short. ASRock added unofficial support for the 5000 series in the unreleased 6.61 BIOS update. I wouldn't have found this BIOS if it weren't for the dedicated members of the X370 Taichi thread on overclock.net who continue to look for new ways to breath life into this board - they have even found ways to flash the X470 Taichi BIOS onto the X370. I simply installed the BIOS from a USB drive and it worked without a hitch. I then installed the 5600X and it posted immediately, much to my surprise. Members of overclock.net have reported that BIOS 6.61 limits their PCIe bandwidth to 8x but in my case I didn't notice any difference because I'm running two R9 290 Vapor-Xs in Crossfire.

     
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    Ryan Leech got a reaction from Mister Woof in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    I think the S340's days are numbered, I'm thinking about moving into an H710 later this year so the R9 290s can breath and I can have the 280mm Kraken up top. With all fans maxed in the S340 there's still hardly any airflow. The situation is equally as bad in my H500 that houses an overclocked FX-9590.
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    Ryan Leech reacted to Mister Woof in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    I used to use an S340 when I used a 5700XT - the case airflow was pitiful to say the least even with 2x140mm intake fans (for obvious reasons they didn't do much). Even with 2x120mm exhaust fans, airflow in that case is stifling. 
     
    I upgraded to the Corsair 275r Airflow, and while I don't like the front filter access (need to take front panel off which is held in by plastic pins which eventually will break), temperatures for the GPU decreased dramatically.
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    Ryan Leech got a reaction from DaJakerBoss in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    Thanks! I appreciate it when someone photos their build with a camera as opposed to a phone.
     
    These cards are quite literally hot as hell - with both under full load my case becomes too hot to touch.
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    Ryan Leech got a reaction from freeagent in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    Vermeer is so good that it's even compatible with Intel boards 🙃
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    Ryan Leech reacted to Mister Woof in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    They are quite attractive cards. Thanks for the information.
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    Ryan Leech reacted to DaJakerBoss in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    thank you for this 4K HDR orgasmic eye-candy of a system build, truly amazing what we can do with Ryzen systems
     
    God those cards are hot as hell
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    Ryan Leech got a reaction from Mister Woof in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    The cards have held up great even with my 1440p monitor. I can still run newer games at 1440 medium or low with acceptable frame rates and they perform well for heavy Lightroom, Photoshop and DaVinci Resolve workloads. As far as Crossfire support, I only enable it in older games that were made for it like Battlefield 3 and 4. Launching new games with Crossfire enabled usually results in artifacts and stuttering so I avoid it.
     
    The main reason I still run these R9 290 Vapor-X cards is that they just look so good together.
     

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    Ryan Leech got a reaction from anothernguyen in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    @anothernguyenIt's good to hear that it worked for you too. Did you try pushing your memory frequency/timings yet? 6.61 allows me to post with my Vipers at 4400 XMP whereas older BIOSs capped at 4000. 
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    Ryan Leech got a reaction from ShrimpBrime in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    I went to Microcenter yesterday expecting to buy some SSDs but I ended up leaving with a 5600X after I discovered they were in stock. I had been hoping to upgrade to one ever since October so the dream had finally been realized. Of course my ASRock X370 Taichi wouldn't be receiving official support for the 5000 series but I wanted to keep using it as it has been a rock solid board ever since I bought it in 2017. It's amazing to think that I've kept the same board while upgrading across four generations of Ryzen (1300X>2600X>3500X>5600X).
     
    I'll keep the rambling short. ASRock added unofficial support for the 5000 series in the unreleased 6.61 BIOS update. I wouldn't have found this BIOS if it weren't for the dedicated members of the X370 Taichi thread on overclock.net who continue to look for new ways to breath life into this board - they have even found ways to flash the X470 Taichi BIOS onto the X370. I simply installed the BIOS from a USB drive and it worked without a hitch. I then installed the 5600X and it posted immediately, much to my surprise. Members of overclock.net have reported that BIOS 6.61 limits their PCIe bandwidth to 8x but in my case I didn't notice any difference because I'm running two R9 290 Vapor-Xs in Crossfire.

     
    The install

     
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    The update prior to the install

     
  11. Informative
    Ryan Leech got a reaction from ShrimpBrime in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    @anothernguyenIt's good to hear that it worked for you too. Did you try pushing your memory frequency/timings yet? 6.61 allows me to post with my Vipers at 4400 XMP whereas older BIOSs capped at 4000. 
  12. Funny
    Ryan Leech got a reaction from TitanRTX48GB in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    I went to Microcenter yesterday expecting to buy some SSDs but I ended up leaving with a 5600X after I discovered they were in stock. I had been hoping to upgrade to one ever since October so the dream had finally been realized. Of course my ASRock X370 Taichi wouldn't be receiving official support for the 5000 series but I wanted to keep using it as it has been a rock solid board ever since I bought it in 2017. It's amazing to think that I've kept the same board while upgrading across four generations of Ryzen (1300X>2600X>3500X>5600X).
     
    I'll keep the rambling short. ASRock added unofficial support for the 5000 series in the unreleased 6.61 BIOS update. I wouldn't have found this BIOS if it weren't for the dedicated members of the X370 Taichi thread on overclock.net who continue to look for new ways to breath life into this board - they have even found ways to flash the X470 Taichi BIOS onto the X370. I simply installed the BIOS from a USB drive and it worked without a hitch. I then installed the 5600X and it posted immediately, much to my surprise. Members of overclock.net have reported that BIOS 6.61 limits their PCIe bandwidth to 8x but in my case I didn't notice any difference because I'm running two R9 290 Vapor-Xs in Crossfire.

     
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    Ryan Leech got a reaction from ps000000 in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    I went to Microcenter yesterday expecting to buy some SSDs but I ended up leaving with a 5600X after I discovered they were in stock. I had been hoping to upgrade to one ever since October so the dream had finally been realized. Of course my ASRock X370 Taichi wouldn't be receiving official support for the 5000 series but I wanted to keep using it as it has been a rock solid board ever since I bought it in 2017. It's amazing to think that I've kept the same board while upgrading across four generations of Ryzen (1300X>2600X>3500X>5600X).
     
    I'll keep the rambling short. ASRock added unofficial support for the 5000 series in the unreleased 6.61 BIOS update. I wouldn't have found this BIOS if it weren't for the dedicated members of the X370 Taichi thread on overclock.net who continue to look for new ways to breath life into this board - they have even found ways to flash the X470 Taichi BIOS onto the X370. I simply installed the BIOS from a USB drive and it worked without a hitch. I then installed the 5600X and it posted immediately, much to my surprise. Members of overclock.net have reported that BIOS 6.61 limits their PCIe bandwidth to 8x but in my case I didn't notice any difference because I'm running two R9 290 Vapor-Xs in Crossfire.

     
    The install

     
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    The update prior to the install

     
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    Ryan Leech got a reaction from cm992 in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    @SpiderMansummed it up well, they'd rather have us buy new B550 and X570 boards. Contrary to what AMD's sales wants, I'm just fine using the same motherboard that I bought in 2017. Thanks ASRock.
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    Ryan Leech got a reaction from anothernguyen in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    I went to Microcenter yesterday expecting to buy some SSDs but I ended up leaving with a 5600X after I discovered they were in stock. I had been hoping to upgrade to one ever since October so the dream had finally been realized. Of course my ASRock X370 Taichi wouldn't be receiving official support for the 5000 series but I wanted to keep using it as it has been a rock solid board ever since I bought it in 2017. It's amazing to think that I've kept the same board while upgrading across four generations of Ryzen (1300X>2600X>3500X>5600X).
     
    I'll keep the rambling short. ASRock added unofficial support for the 5000 series in the unreleased 6.61 BIOS update. I wouldn't have found this BIOS if it weren't for the dedicated members of the X370 Taichi thread on overclock.net who continue to look for new ways to breath life into this board - they have even found ways to flash the X470 Taichi BIOS onto the X370. I simply installed the BIOS from a USB drive and it worked without a hitch. I then installed the 5600X and it posted immediately, much to my surprise. Members of overclock.net have reported that BIOS 6.61 limits their PCIe bandwidth to 8x but in my case I didn't notice any difference because I'm running two R9 290 Vapor-Xs in Crossfire.

     
    The install

     
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    The update prior to the install

     
  16. Like
    Ryan Leech got a reaction from anothernguyen in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    @SpiderMansummed it up well, they'd rather have us buy new B550 and X570 boards. Contrary to what AMD's sales wants, I'm just fine using the same motherboard that I bought in 2017. Thanks ASRock.
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    Ryan Leech got a reaction from anothernguyen in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    I left P95 running all night with PBO cranked to 230 and didn't experience any errors so I'd say it's stable so far. This actually really surprised me because I had keyed in a 1966 FCLK and 3933 CL18 memory. It's crazy to think that this same X370 Taichi that could barely run 2933 memory in 2017 can now do 3933, thanks Vermeer!
     
    I would also add that 6.61 seems to post and wake from sleep faster.
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    Ryan Leech got a reaction from SpiderMan in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    @SpiderMansummed it up well, they'd rather have us buy new B550 and X570 boards. Contrary to what AMD's sales wants, I'm just fine using the same motherboard that I bought in 2017. Thanks ASRock.
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    Ryan Leech reacted to SpiderMan in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    Its simple...

     
     
    To OP, nice job getting the BIOS to work and extend the longevity out of your X370 motherboard with a 5600X. Pretty awesome that it works fine. 
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    Ryan Leech reacted to anothernguyen in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    Oh nice looking build! I was just thinking of doing the same, upgrading from 1700x to 5600x on my x370 Taichi.
     
    Any issues with stability, CPU stresses or sore points?
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    Ryan Leech got a reaction from unclewebb in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    I went to Microcenter yesterday expecting to buy some SSDs but I ended up leaving with a 5600X after I discovered they were in stock. I had been hoping to upgrade to one ever since October so the dream had finally been realized. Of course my ASRock X370 Taichi wouldn't be receiving official support for the 5000 series but I wanted to keep using it as it has been a rock solid board ever since I bought it in 2017. It's amazing to think that I've kept the same board while upgrading across four generations of Ryzen (1300X>2600X>3500X>5600X).
     
    I'll keep the rambling short. ASRock added unofficial support for the 5000 series in the unreleased 6.61 BIOS update. I wouldn't have found this BIOS if it weren't for the dedicated members of the X370 Taichi thread on overclock.net who continue to look for new ways to breath life into this board - they have even found ways to flash the X470 Taichi BIOS onto the X370. I simply installed the BIOS from a USB drive and it worked without a hitch. I then installed the 5600X and it posted immediately, much to my surprise. Members of overclock.net have reported that BIOS 6.61 limits their PCIe bandwidth to 8x but in my case I didn't notice any difference because I'm running two R9 290 Vapor-Xs in Crossfire.

     
    The install

     
    Installed

     
    Powered on

     
    In CPU-Z

     
    The update prior to the install

     
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    Ryan Leech reacted to cm992 in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    That is amazing! Great to know this is possible. Now I'm questioning why AMD doesn't tell all board manufacturers to make a 5000 series bios update for their 300 series boards? 
  23. Like
    Ryan Leech got a reaction from cm992 in I installed a 5600X in my X370 Taichi and it works   
    I went to Microcenter yesterday expecting to buy some SSDs but I ended up leaving with a 5600X after I discovered they were in stock. I had been hoping to upgrade to one ever since October so the dream had finally been realized. Of course my ASRock X370 Taichi wouldn't be receiving official support for the 5000 series but I wanted to keep using it as it has been a rock solid board ever since I bought it in 2017. It's amazing to think that I've kept the same board while upgrading across four generations of Ryzen (1300X>2600X>3500X>5600X).
     
    I'll keep the rambling short. ASRock added unofficial support for the 5000 series in the unreleased 6.61 BIOS update. I wouldn't have found this BIOS if it weren't for the dedicated members of the X370 Taichi thread on overclock.net who continue to look for new ways to breath life into this board - they have even found ways to flash the X470 Taichi BIOS onto the X370. I simply installed the BIOS from a USB drive and it worked without a hitch. I then installed the 5600X and it posted immediately, much to my surprise. Members of overclock.net have reported that BIOS 6.61 limits their PCIe bandwidth to 8x but in my case I didn't notice any difference because I'm running two R9 290 Vapor-Xs in Crossfire.

     
    The install

     
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    Powered on

     
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    The update prior to the install

     
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    Ryan Leech got a reaction from TheSLSAMG in Chile Rig - AMD FX in 2020   
    When I moved to Chile two years ago I was unable to bring my other rigs from the US and as such I had to build a new daily driver from components sourced locally. I decided to go with FX because my place doesn't have heating and it gets cold in the winter, and because I like overclocking. Over the last two years I've changed out components whenever I found anything better, like going from a 600W Corsair non 80+ unit to a 1000W EVGA Supernova P2 and from a GTX 760 to an RX 480.
     

     
    My current specs:
    AMD FX 9590 (sometimes)
    Asus Crosshair V Forumla-Z 990FX AM3+
    G Skill 16GB DDR3 2400MHz CL10 (F3-2400C10D-16GTX)
    MSI RX 480 4GB
    Samsung 850 Evo
    EVGA Supernova P2 1000W
    Cooler Master 240mm AiO
    NZXT H500 White
    I use this machine to do some overclocking in my free time, but nothing too crazy due to the 240mm AiO. I have a few FX chips that I've recovered from the electronics recycler which I try to take as high as I can with the AiO. In my collection I have an FX-4100, 4130, 4350, 6120, 6350, 8320, 8350, 9590 plus a Phenom 1090T. I've done some experimenting and even got the memory up to 2600MHz CL10 with an FX-6350 at 5.3GHz, which is impressive for an FX chip imo.
     

    Here we see an FX-6350 at 5.3GHz with 2600MHz DDR3 in Cinebench R15 scoring 642, which took 6th place worldwide on HWBOT
     
    These days It's easy to spend a lot of time overclocking given that there isn't much else to do. I'll be building up my collection of AM3 and AM3+ chips, stay tuned.
    -Ryan Leech
     
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    Ryan Leech got a reaction from one hook wondeer in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    I also have a Pentium II on the wall inside of its heatsink.
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