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  1. I think more the problem lays in your cpu, more specific in the infinity fabric. Not many cpu can run infinity fabric over 1800 mhz that means 3600 mhz memory. Let alone 3800 mhz on memory and to run 1:1 ratio on IF means infinity fabric has to run 1900 mhz and only a few CPU's can run infinity fabric on 1900 mhz fully stable. Since 3600 mhz work. I suggest you stick to 3600 mhz and try to get timings as low as possible like 3600 mhz 14-14-14-32 if possible. This is just an example. Findeling more with infinity fabric at 3800 mhz will properly just give you more trouble
  2. Yeah noctua coolers are top notch, it's just those ugly poop color fans, so I replaced those fans with there black IPPC series fans. Now it's bofh look good and cools well. Nvme SSD on x58 is a joy to use. No crappy Marvell sata 3 controller or slow sata 2 to be limited by. About max speed, you won't see speed much above 1700 mb/s as you are limited by pcie gen 2. 1400 mb/s tells me that you SSD has allot of stuff on it, 950 PRO slows down as they are filled up with files. Mine slows from 1700 to 1400 when nearly full. But 800 mb/s in transfer seems a bit slow as 512 gb is rated fo
  3. Dont be afraid of punishing your I7 980X, they can take a pretty good beating. Infact X58 boards and CPU a pretty hard to kill as long you stay away from high voltage and temps. I have a I7 980X as well and i have had it oc to 4.4 GHz at 1.43 volts the past three years and even for benchmark up to 4.75 Ghz at 1.55 volts a cold winter day off cause and despeite it is still going strong. All throw before you begin to OC your chip, replace that Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo with a better cooler. Evo 212 is not gear to handle the heat out put a I7 980X can put out at 4.4 GHz. I am using
  4. Based on tdp ratings. Your cooler is insufficient for cooling a threadripper cpu. Cooler is rated for 140 watt tdp while 3960X is rated for 280 watt tdp stock. So I'm pretty sure your cpu is getting way too hot and shuts down. Before doing much else, I would totally get a better cooling maybe a god 360 mm aio. Threadripper need a good cooling when under full load. You cut also try to under clock cpu to lower voltage and core clock and see if it still shutdown. If not, then I will say you have a thermal issue and needs a better cooler.
  5. Understandeble. I have my hardware for a long time, so when i upgrade i go all out. Running a X58 system with a I7 980X right now to give an idea of how long i have my systems. I whas very lucky indeed. I only godt it because i ordered it early on lauch day and still i dit not get one of the first cpu´s they had home. But i whas aparently fast enoufh to get one of those they got ekstra home of last week. Cant wait for the rest of the hardware to arrive no, so i can go nuts on benchmarking the crap out of that Ryzen 9 3950X.
  6. Please don't call police, but I had to murder someone for this. Just kidding. No the store I ordered one from, called me that they had gotten a few extra cpu home and asked if I whas still interested in one. Never had I dropped what I had in my hands this fast before and run out to my car and drive to the store. And that is how I ended up with a Ryzen 9 3950X before Christmas. Still can't believe my luck on this. Also got a new nvme SSD to go with it. https://i.imgur.com/9YqWcjl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0kJUrYD.jpg https://i.imgur.c
  7. My sound advice would be, upgrade GPU´s to a single powerful GPU you can take with you over to a Ryzen system later on. As you say, SLI is a dying thing any way and also depending on resolution and settings are poperly close to running out of Vram as well. I know i had trouble with the only 4 GB Vram on my older GTX 970 SLI setup. And let the NVMe SSD stay in the PCIe X16 port. Dont waste money on another X58 motherboard, use them on a new GPU in stead. I dit the same thing just 3 years ago. I upgraded from a I7 920 to a I7 980X and from GTX 970 SLI to a sin
  8. I am not jealous... Not at all. Still waiting for mine to arrive... Properly some time after new year
  9. Yeah you can tell linus about it, but hornestly it´s a bit stupid CPU on a dead or at least dying platform in my opinion. Sure you have 14 cores/28 threads at 5 GHz max boost clock and that is where the line snaps. The rest of this CPU is stupid in my opinion. Prices are way to high, aviability is very low, it runs hot AF, consumes power like a alcoholic drinks he´s alcohol and needs beefy custom water loop to keep temps under control. Not a CPU i would chose. At these price points, a Threadripper based on Zen 2 is way better choise or wait until intel comes out with 10 NM or heck
  10. Yeah as they other said to you, dont be afraid to punnish X58 CPU´s. They can take a good beating. Intel reccoment 1.4 volts to cores as max for the 32 NM gulftown chips as your new I7 970 is based on and My own I7 980X that i feed 1.43 volts for 4.4 GHz for 24/7 use over 3 years so far and it has never shown signs of dying. For benchmark i have even feed it 1.55 volts for up to 4.75 GHz and my old i7 920 i have OC to 4.4 GHz as well in the last two years i had it. They can take some punishment is properly the point of my comment. My acchivements with my I7 920 and i7 980X. Clocks
  11. Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut is the best and among the best paste out there right now. From artic silver 5 to Kryonaugt, you can exspect a difference of about 4-5 degress Celcius, so not a major difference, but to an overclocker like my self. Lower temp means higher OC on the CPU. A few review so you can compare. https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/guru3d_thermal_paste_roundup_2019,1.html https://www.eteknix.com/kryonaut-thermal-grizzly-comparison-review/
  12. Using a Pentium 4 in 2019, a freaking single core cpu with out HT. Oh god the horrors it must be. I mean the cpu must be at 100 % load the most of the time and the 2 GB ram gulp. I asume The cpu is from the 2001/2002 area as the GPU came out in 2001 or some where around that time. So its a 18 year old PC still used in 2019. Thanks but no thanks. I cant say if its useful for him, but for me it had been utter useless and dispossed of a long time a go. Well buying this pc in 2018 tells me that either his dad is one cheap ass dad or hi dit not know any thing about buying a
  13. It's the first game ever had trouble with avast. But one has to be first I guess.
  14. RDR2 is a gpu hog. I have a gtx 1080 TI and had to lower settings to balance in the lower end preset to maintain over 60 fps at 1080P and gpu load whas 97 % to 99 % the hole time. And I have an old I7 980x oc 4.4 ghz means the old x58 platform. And the cpu ran game just fine only one lag in 1 hour game play. So my conclusion is RDR2 needs a powerful gpu, while most cpu even old ones will handle it just fine.