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About -rascal-

  • Title
    Hiding under the POWAAA pins on the LGA 1151 socket
  • Birthday Jun 12, 1992

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  • Location
    Victoria BC, Canada
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Nuff said.
    Trail / Enduro / Downhill Mountain Biking
    Computers / Electronics / PCMasterRace
    Engineering / Science
  • Biography
    DM Characterization & Validation Engineer, Redlen Technologies, Inc.
    B.Eng Electrical Engineer, Specialization in Nanotechnology, and Digital & Embedded Systems
    Electronics & Computer Engineering Technologist (Diploma + Advanced Diploma)
  • Occupation
    DM Characterization & Validation Engineer


  • CPU
    Intel i7-8086K @ 5.1 GHz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master
  • RAM
    32GB (8GB X 4) G.Skill TridentZ / TridentZ RGB DDR4-3000 CL14
  • GPU
    Sapphire NITRO+ RX 5700 XT Special Edition
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass Edition
  • Storage
    SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB + Samsung 860 EVO 1TB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 850W P2
  • Display(s)
    2x ASUS MG248QR 144Hz
  • Cooling
    EKwb Custom Loop
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 / Thermaltake Tt Sports Poseidon
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Sound
    Logitech X-540 5.1
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64
  • Laptop
    Lenovo ThinkPad T480

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  1. How much looser do the timings need to be? The kit is already DDR4-3200 CL16. Overclock to DDR4-3600 while maintaining CL16 timings, or needing to loosen it to CL18, CL19, or CL20? At that point, your DRAM frequency is faster, sure, but your performance is hindered by the CL18 or CL20 timings. If you need to run CL18 or CL20 timings for DDR-3600...might as well keep it at rated DDR4-3200 CL16. DRAM frequency and timings go hand in hand. DDR4-3200 CL14 actually performs slightly better than DDR4-3600 CL16. DRAM : Infinity Fabric : NB Is 1:1:1 u
  2. Hardware Canucks did some experimenting... Swapping the fans, and lapping the coldplate dropped the temps by 12*C. In their sample, one of the heatpipes came up taller than the other heatpipes, making the CPU contact patch not flat.
  3. It's not just the fans. The cold plate that makes contact with the CPU IHS is junk, and not even flat. It's like Corsair just made a really big cooler, and didn't care how it performed, and didn't care about the tolerances. Back in 2010, Corsair released the A50 and A70 air coolers (yeah, they didn't just have AIOs back then). They performed great...I even had a Corsair A50 on my overclocked i5-4690K, until I made the switch to a NZXT X61 AIO. The Corsair A50 was in the same ~$30 price bracket as the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, and it left it in the dust.
  4. That would work too. There were a couple of 95W TDP six-core CPUs from the Phenom II line-up. The Phenom II X6 1035T was the slower (lower clock frequency) of the bunch. Phenom II X6 1035T -- 2.6 GHz Base / 3.1 GHz Boost, 95W Phenom II X6 1045T -- 2.7 GHz Base / 3.2 GHz Boost, 95W Phenom II X6 1055T -- 2.8 GHz Base / 3.3 GHz Boost, *95W variant* Any luck getting a Phenom II X6 1055T, at around the price of a Phenom II X6 1035T ?
  5. I see you have figured that out yourself already But...'Tech Jesus' deep-dive explanation (in case you are curious)
  6. Makes sense... The i9-9900K has the "95W" rating because it Boosts up to 4.7GHz+ ... only for a short period. Running at max, or near max, Turbo Boost for extended period of time, it VIOLATES the 95W spec. If you look at reviews, and with Multi-Core Enhancement ENABLED, or given this CPU an all-core overclock...it is NO WHERE near 95W. More like 200W+. Intel marketing at it's finest.
  7. Yeah, that's some Tom Foolery right there. Userbenchmark and GPUBoss... nope nope nope. Yes, 'Tech Jesus' is good. Also, if the difference between the 5700 and 5700 XT is only 25 Euros, just get the 5700 XT then. Was expecting more like a 50 Euro difference...
  8. True, the Gigabyte has more VRM phases, but if you are using a Ryzen 3600 / X / XT, or 3700X, the 8+2 is plenty. It's when you grab a 5900X or 5950X, and try to do something like an all-core 4.7GHz overclock, you'll see a problem. ASUS board can do uip to DDR4-4600 (OC). I don't see where where you are seeing the DDR4-2666 limitation. I'm using a Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master board right now, it's one of the higher-end boards Gigabyte offers for Z390. There's a lot of settings in the BIOS that is all over the place...and repeated elsewhere. BIOS h
  9. @Chris_Ryzen You already missed the train for long / extended support. Socket AM4 has been around since Ryzen 1000-series (2017?), and Ryzen 5000-series is end of the line for socket AM4. AMD stuck with the same socket for ~4 years. In your case, best is to get a mid-tier B550 motherboard. A mid-tier board will have no issues handling a Ryzen 3600 / X / XT, or 5600X....or even up to a 5900X if running a stock settings. If you are getting a Ryzen 3600, don't bother with the X or XT versions. Instead of giving you 3 or 4 B550 options (you'd be stu
  10. I'm hoping that single DRAM stick is not straight up faulty from the factory -- but that does happen. And that can't be ruled out yet at the moment What version BIOS is currently flashed onto your motherboard? According to ASUS, latest version available is 3103 (2020/06/23). Not including the latest 4001 BETA, as that is for Ryzen 5000-series. You install this BIOS, and Ryzen 3000-series support and older is lost. The notes say: - NOT to update to this beta BIOS when using AM4 Socket for Ryzen 3000 Series / 2000 Series / 100 Series / A-
  11. Right, thought you were sticking with the MSi B450M-A PRO MAX. Yes... The AsRock B450M Pro4 has the ARGB LED header that you need. Also has enough fan headers for what you need. NOTE: Addressable RGB (ARGB) is 5v, *usually* 3-pin. "Regular" RGB is 12v, and usually 4-pin. Don't try to plug the wrong thing into the wrong connector...otherwise you'll either kill the LEDs, or the ARGB/RGB controller/connector on the motherboard.
  12. No... Fan power + control is from a fan connector on the motherboard. RGB / LED control uses a different connector on the motherboard.
  13. ARGB controller that as built-in controls, and/or can be controlled via software through USB...like this one... https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/coolers/rgb-accessories/argb-led-controller/ Fan splitter cable, so you can hook up multiple fans to one fan header on the motherboard...like this one... https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-cable-y-splitter-3-fan-pwm-10cm Doesn't have to be exactly the ones I linked...they are just examples.
  14. You can run CPU-Z, and it will give you ALL the CPU, Mainboard, Chipset, DRAM, motherboard BIOS/firmware version, etc info... No need to guess anything at all... https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
  15. Since you are running a 2nd Gen Ryzen CPU, it could simply just not like DDR4-3000. Have you tried DDR4-2933 or DDR4-2800, etc? Enable DOCP (so it sets the timings and voltage for you), but manually select the 'Memory Frequency' to DDR4-2933 / 2800 / 2666. Are both Corsair and A-Data kits the SAME timings / specs? If one is rated for....say... DDR4-3000 16-16-16-38 timings, and the other is DDR4-3000 15-17-17-36... That CL16 kit probably won't be happy running at CL15 kit timings... 'Gear Down Mode' should be under the 'DRAM Timing Control' me