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Everything posted by -rascal-

  1. Going beyond DDR4-4000 (DDR4-4000 if you are lucky to get that stable) will cause the Infinity Fabric to drop from 1:1 ratio with the DRAM, to 1:2 ratio. At 1:2 you'll see a huge latency increase, and you're just going backwards with CPU performance at that point... +1 to @NumLock21's comment. Just go with DDR4-3200 ~ DDR4-3600 CL14, or DDR4-3600 CL16, and call it. DDR4-3600 CL14 is not cheap, though....those are top few % of Samsung B-Die DDR4 memory chips.
  2. At the time, reviews showed the GTX 970 Gaming topping out in the mid to low 60's (~24*C ambient). Compared to ASUS STriX and EVGA ACX in the 70*C+ range. https://www.techpowerup.com/review/msi-gtx-970-gaming/31.html https://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/msi_gtx_970_gaming_4g/14.htm https://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/msi-gtx-970-gaming-4g-review/18/ @SAVE-12-HKI would check the GPU cooler mounting pressure. Did any of the 4x mounting screws get stripped (threads) ? Does your version of the MSi GX 970 Gaming have a backplate?
  3. I remember there was a bit of a shortage with the launch of the Radeon HD 4800 series (e.g. HD 4870). Only for 1 or 2 months, though. Same with the Radeon HD 5870 / 5850. I remember that one...because I couldn't get a hold of one for mooonths
  4. I see....interesting... Never tried it out, so don't know how it looks.
  5. If you can get RAM with CL14 timings, and is within your budget...Yes. DDR4-3600 CL14 is 2x the price of DDR4-3600 CL16... Getting something like DDR4-3200 or DDR4-3400 CL14 would be nice too...
  6. I don't know if this is a Sapphire exclusive thing, or AMD just had it somewhere but...in the Sapphire TriXX software, there is a 'TriXX Boost' feature. Basically does what DLSS does; renders at a reduced resolution, and then upscales it + Radeon Sharpening. (I have a Sapphire NITRO+ 5700 XT FYI) https://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/133400-sapphire-radeon-rx-5700-xt-pulse/?page=13
  7. You can leave the CPU / RAM / GPU installed. The Q-Flash Plus BIOS update system couldn't care less if those are installed or not. Did you use Q-Flash Plus, or just regular Q-Flash? Q-Flash Plus is renaming the BIOS file and putting it onto the USB stick, plugging the USB stick to the SPECIFIED USB port, and pressing the button on the back of the board. Remember, take the BIOS file out of the folders, and dump it directly onto the empty USB stick. Literally, blank (properly formatted USB stick), with JUST that one renamed BIOS file...as per the instructio
  8. Given how the 6800 XT is competing with the RTX 3080 with initial release drivers...AMD did a pretty good job.
  9. The best would be to look for reviews or benchmark videos on YouTube. Ol' Mighty 'Tech Jesus' over at Gamers' Nexus did a revisited review of Intels CPUs released in the last 10 years (1st Gen Core i series up until 9th Gen). However, they tested using a RTX 2080 Ti, though... Here you have the 10900K / 10700K / 10600K, and Ryzen 3000-series CPUs in the mix. Then you have the Ryzen 5000-series release...where basically all the Ruyzen 5000-series CPUs is at the top of the charts. Even knocking the 10-core / 20-thread i9-10900K with a 5.
  10. The kit you have now should be okay...but if you can get something even better... Does your budget have enough for DDR4-3200 CL14 or DDR4-3600 CL14 or CL16 RAM? https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wX7CmG/gskill-flare-x-series-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3200-memory-f4-3200c14d-16gfx https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2TFKHx/crucial-ballistix-16-gb-2-x-8-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-bl2k8g36c16u4b https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2Cdrxr/gskill-trident-z-neo-16-gb-2-x-8-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c14d-16gtznb
  11. Adding to @dnyank1suggestion... Knowing the make and model of the motherboard (being used with the Ryzen 3 2300x) would be helpful too. Depending on the age of the motherboard, or the quality of it...the motherboard BIOS (e.g. firmware) may need to be updated to support a Ryzen 3000-series Processor. If it is a lower-tier board, may also consider upgrading the board...which would be anywhere from $80 ~ $130 for a decent one. Knowing the graphics card, and potentially the RAM (amount, and the speed/frequency) currently in the system would be useful, too.
  12. @BigGameHunterXD If adjusting the in-game graphics settings from Low - High doesn't yield more FPS, then the CPU is the limiting component. Upgrading to an i7-7700K and overclocking THAT should help...but that will only take you so far. Plus, you have nowhere to go if the i7-7700K is still unable to meet your 144 FPS expectation. Your best option, IMO, is to upgrade the platform -- Ryzen 3000 / 5000 series on AM4+, or Intel's 10th Gen (and 11th Gen) on LGA 1200. I'm not saying to drop $500+ on a i9-10900K; a i5-10600K would be fine. Or even better, and Ryze
  13. @OverC1ockeD What have done so far to confirm that DDR4-3866 or DDR4-4000 is stable? What kind of load / stress test are putting on the memory to indicate it is stable? From what I know, 4x DIMMs puts more strain on the Integrated Memory Controller (IMC). 2x DIMMs of DDR4-4000 is easier to keep stable, and easier to run than 4x DIMMs of of DDR4-40000. QVL means G.Skill has tested this kit with XMP enabled, operating at DDR4-3866. That DOES NOT mean it is then tested with a DDR4-4000 overclock. They only tested with a 16GB (8GB X 2) kit, NOT 32G
  14. It ain't much better...still just tiny holes around the front edge. $170 USD MRSP...that price tag is up there with better airflow / designed cases.
  15. NZXT H510 will work, if you mount the AIO to the front. BUT the NZXT H510 has....CRAP...airflow compared to the P500A / TD500 Mesh / Meshify C / Corsair 4000D. Front intake ventilation is literally just the small holes along the front-side....which is junk...
  16. Any of the new incoming stock after the Ryzen 5000-series release will have support from the factory. Any older stock with not have the most up-to-date BIOS. BIOS F30 or newer is required (BIOS version from September 2020 and newer). If your board came loaded with anything older (e.g. BIOS F22, August 2020), it won't support Ryzen 5000-series out-of-the-box. Your motherboard has Gigabyte's Q-Flash Plus feature, so you can update the BIOS with just power and a USB stick with BIOS file on it.. You don't even need CPU / RAM / GPU plugged in. http
  17. Using Anandtech's Bench GPU 2019 comparison.... Faster than a GTX 1660 Super...but slower than a RTX 2060 Super. Actually, with the AMD driver optimizations and maturity, should be on-par (or maybe edging out) the RTX 2060 Super now.
  18. Well in your $300 and under price range, there is the RX 5600 XT. According to NewEgg, they start from $270.
  19. He is disabling CORES and THREADS. Ryzen 3100 is a 4-cores / 8-threads CPU. CPU-Z screenshot is 2-cores / 2-threads. Basically, just to push the CPU overclock as high as possible to validate with CPU-Z, but not to actually game / use the CPU for anything else.... And 1.536V. Holy jeez...that is not 24/7 use. More like run the benchmark / tests, and cool down. Rinse and repeat.
  20. Yeah, Meshify C won't fit with the radiator at the front. Max GPU length is 315mm with front fan mounted. The RTX 2060 itself is already 300mm. Radiator + fan is 55mm. You need at least 355m of clearance for front radiator mount. Well...might need either: Wider case, to mount AIO at the front....OR Taller case, to mount AIO at the top The Meshify C is more like a short and compact case soo.. A case that comes to mind that WILL work... Phanteks P500A / P500A Digital 510mm tall, 505mm wide Can fit up to 4
  21. What GPU do you have? You can see what is the max GPU length the case can support...then minus 55mm (at least), and do the math to see if the GPU can still fit.
  22. The NZXT X53 uses a 30mm radiator, rather than a 25mm or 28mm radiator. The cooling fans are another 25mm. You'll need 55mm of MINIMUM clearance at the top of the case. You'd need to look for a computer case with enough clearance and/or enough fan mounting offset. Limitation note on the Meshify C spec page:
  23. 1.385V is REALLY high. If you are just doing short-term use (e.g. trying to reach a 3D Mark highscore, Cinebench max score runs), that's fine. As @ShrimpBrimementioned, daily 24/7 use should be ~1.325V or so. You use the proper LLC setting that will give you the least amount voltage droop/dip, and the least amount of excessive voltage while the CPU is under load / stress. Let's say you set the Core Voltage to 1.30V, and Run Cinebench R20 on all cores... LLC 1 -- gives you 1.26V LLC 2 -- gives you 1.28V LLC 3 -- 1.305V LLC 4 -- 1.325V L
  24. It will depend on the game and test condition(s), but the my definition of significant would be 10% ~ 15%.
  25. @0meg4 Did you just change the DRAM frequency in BIOS, and left everything else on [Auto] ? NO way DDR4-3600 will have CL24 timings with XMP enabled. Cl16 or CL18 is more in expected values, and CL14 if you bought highly binned Samsung B-Die DRAM sticks. DRAM frequency and latency significantly impacts Ryzen performance. Not having PROPER CPU support on the motherboard can *ALSO* impact performance. As already mentioned, TUF Gaming B550M-Plus does not currently have support for Ryzen 2000-series. I don't know if it EVER will...all the B550 boards (ASU