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DrMikeNZ

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    DrMikeNZ got a reaction from Maxwell.LaVielle in Ryzen 1700x overclock   
    That sounds pretty average for the R7 1700X.
     
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    DrMikeNZ got a reaction from KENZY9 in How to check if RAM is Samsung B-die   
    Companies that make RAM sticks typically do not state what dies go into RAM, as they source from multiple manufacturers in the production of each SKU.
    RAM sticks are matched with the same memory to improve compatibility, although before Ryzen, the difference between different fabrications of memory made little to no observable difference, so there was no reason to limit supplies to specific dies as this would just skyrocket costs and RAM availability.
     
    The motherboard manufacturer may have got one (or a few) kit(s) of the RAM, tested them, and since they got Samsung dies they may have assumed all would be the same.
    BIOS updates have improved memory compatibility quite a lot with Ryzen already, with reportedly more to come.
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to mrchow19910319 in Security researcher Matthew Hickey rolled back his claim that he successfully broke the passcode limit of iOS 11.3   
    "Apple fucked it up!! MUAHAHHAHAHHAHHAH!"   ----- 1000 + views 400+ replies.
    "Oh wait.. apple didn't..." ------ 33 views 0 reply.
     
    this forum in a nutshell...
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to BuckGup in Fastest ram on market?   
    Well you can have 4666mhz RAM but latency will be killed to death so having the fastest isn't always the best. I think some 3200Mhz or 3600mhz Trident Z with b-dies is the fastest speed and latency wise 
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to Daniel644 in OC,ing cpu   
    depends on the CPU, Ryzen has the Ryzen Master Utility if you are on Windows 10, Intel has the Xtreme Tuning Utility (Intel XTU), but true fine granular control is best achieved in the BIOS, don't be afraid of it.
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    DrMikeNZ got a reaction from kywarai in Ryzen 1700x overclock   
    That sounds pretty average for the R7 1700X.
     
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to johndms in Please tell me your ryzen problems   
    Most problems people seem to face is simply thinking it's going to work perfectly out-of-the-box.  With the Ryzen platform being fairly new, it requires a fair bit of knowledge with regards to uefi/bios settings and correctly entering cpu and ram frequency/voltage, and the ability to troubleshoot when the Default settings don't work.  Ryzen has issues with ram compatibility which are improved with each bios release, but it's just not as good yet as it is with Intel boards.
     
    If I could offer one recommendation I consider important, it would be to do your research and ask other's opinions before purchasing.  What are other people using?  How well does it work for them?  Pay especially close attention to which ram kits people are using successfully (Samsung B-Die comes to mind).  I wish I could go in to more detail, but I need to leave for work in 7 minutes.
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to DocSwag in After half a year, Ryzen still has A ram problem?   
    You can't fix a hardware issue with software.
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to Glennieboyyy007 in Weird reading i7 3700?   
    taskmanager sometimes shows the wrong cpu speed
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to WoodenMarker in Case Fans: Lying About Performance?   
    But at what distance and in what environment? The result changes depending on these factors. 
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to WoodenMarker in Case Fans: Lying About Performance?   
    A range and dBA and cfm can be used to describe performance at different rpm.
    The reason why it's unreliable to compare specs from different manufacturers is that there's little to no regulation on how the noise is measured. 20dBA at a distance of 10mm is a lot more impressive than 20dBA at 10m.
    Stick to tests with variables controlled across different fans instead.
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to Jumper118 in Ryzen 7 1700 OC   
    cooled by nothing it wont even run at stock
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to just_dave in Ryzen 1700 overclocking cinebench benchmark 3.6GHz shows to be faster than 3.7GHz   
    Dont mess with that, load optimized defaults back
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to Hiitchy in Is watercooling dangerous?   
    Have you tried reapplying thermal paste and cleaning out your PC if there is a small buildup of dust? What kind of environment is your PC kept in? Do you have any background apps that may be using more of your CPU than before?
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to emosun in Is watercooling dangerous?   
    what paste did you use?
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to vanished in Can a CPU be a bottleneck without hitting 100% on ANY of the cores?   
    Yes of course, easily.
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to Jumper118 in Threadripper 1950X   
    Why I said you only needed 8+8 if you ran 1.8v not you can run 1.8v if you have 8+8 pins
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to paddy-stone in X399 MB choose   
    Threadripper isn't for you I think. Been said many times that although threadripper CAN game, it shouldn't be looked at for gaming needs, so in other words if you're buying it for productivity anyway, then yes it will do that and more.. but just for gaming is a silly buying choice.
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    DrMikeNZ got a reaction from Dash Lambda in OC with ryzen 1700   
    Are you putting the system under load when you are checking the clock speed? Make sure the windows power profile is set to high performance.
    Try increasing vcore to 1.3-1.35V.
     
    How many weeks does a system need to be running at under full load to call it stable?
    The only crashes I get on my Ryzen system are have been traced to driver failures related to the killer network card on the motherboard, and it is typically 3-4 weeks between crashes.
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to Sakkura in Ryzen and RAM CAS Latency   
    You can't compare the timings directly, you have to compensate for the difference in clocks. That's because timings are quoted in the number of clock cycles, not in nanoseconds (what actually matters to performance).
     
    DDR3-1600 CL9, for example, has a CAS latency of 11.25 nanoseconds. DDR4-3200 CL16 has a CAS latency of 10 nanoseconds, so it's faster despite CL16 sounding a lot worse than CL9.
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    DrMikeNZ got a reaction from danlinus84 in Ryzen 1700x overclock   
    That sounds pretty average for the R7 1700X.
     
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    DrMikeNZ got a reaction from TacoSenpai in Ryzen 1700x overclock   
    That sounds pretty average for the R7 1700X.
     
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to i_build_nanosuits in R7 1800x and MSI X370 (with some Corsair h100i)   
    well duhh...your system won't do anything without ram installed...wtf.
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to i_build_nanosuits in R7 1800x and MSI X370 (with some Corsair h100i)   
    no, you need RAM
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    DrMikeNZ reacted to just_dave in Ryzen 7 1700 vcore   
    Gaming 5 is great, you can overclock until you kill off the chip
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