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Everything posted by -rascal-

  1. Ahahaha ok ok. Do you noticed the Core Voltage dipping below 1.325V? If so, you might need to increase the CPU Load Line Calibration (LLC) setting up a step in the BIOS. How are you testing the 4.3 GHz overclock? The computer just restarts? It doesn't freeze or BSoD?
  2. It is recommended not to exceed 1.325V Core Voltage (after taking into account any VCore droop) for long-term use, as the chip starts to degrade. Have you tried any other frequency in between (e.g. 4.3 GHz or 4.4 GHz) ? If you are jumping from 4.275 GHz straight up to trying 4.5 GHz...that is now the right technique to overclocking a CPU...
  3. Correct, you need a Z490 motherboard to run at higher RAM frequency than DDR4-2666. What is the price difference between the i5-10600K / KF and the i5-10400F? How much was the ASUS Prime-P Z490? Running XMP shouldn't bring the CPU temperature up...and if any, probably by a few *C. Rather, get an aftermarket CPU cooler, because the stock one is junkus. CPU will run cooler, and quieter. Arctic Freezer 33 eSports ONE would be a decent cooler for ~$30 USD https://pcpartpicker.com/product/P8KcCJ/arctic-freezer-33-esports-one-blackgreen-cpu-coo
  4. What are the rest of your system specs? If you drop the graphics settings to lower / lowest detail, it should put less load on the GPU. Usually, at that point, the CPU / RAM becomes the limiting performance factor.
  5. Are you able to POST (e.g. see the BIOS screen) but not boot? As you are loading into Windows, you get a black screen? Well, the drivers for a HD 5000 series is very different from the drivers for HD 7000 series and newer. Radeon HD 6000 series and older were moved to "Legacy" support level, and are not the same as the HD 7000 series and newer. GCN architecture / instruction set (introduced with the Radeon HD 7000 series) had too many differences compared to older GPUs that were on the TeraScale architecture / instruction set.
  6. What graphics card were you using before the RX-570 came in?
  7. Yeah, being stuck on 1803 is a problem...something is messed up with your Windows 10 install. It seems like whatever you did to stop Windows from updating...REALLY stopped it from getting ANY updates. As Microsoft rolls out new versions of Windows 10, there will be a cut-off point for drivers, and you'll need to get your OS up-to-date before you can use the newer drivers. Microsoft is following the Apple MacOS path, where Windows 10 will get revision updates, rather than releasing Windows 11, 12 ... a new Windows ## every 2 or 3 years.
  8. The MSi RX-570 Armor REQUIRES a PCI-E 8-pin power connector. Did you connect that onto the graphics card? What graphics card did you have before the RX-570?
  9. You probably want to have the bottom 360mm radiator sucking air into the system, rather than pushing down and out through the bottom of the case. The side 360mm could be intake or exhaust, but you'll need to try and see which is best, given the rest of your system's fan/airflow configuration. You'd want to have the top 2x 120mm / 140mm as exhaust. Do you have any 2x 120mm / 140mm fans in the rear, behind the motherboard tray?
  10. GTX 980 Ti is still a decent card to this day. Definitely the 1st Gen Ryzen architecture and slower DDR4-2400 RAM holding you back a bit. Remember, the Infinity Fabric (e.g. CCX) between the Zen core modules is linked to the DRAM frequency; faster DRAM = faster CCX transfer/communication rate.
  11. How are the radiator fans orientated / configured now in the Thermaltake Level 20 HT? You mentioned that you changed motherboard? Is Multicore Enhancement (MCE) on Auto / Enabled on this new motherboard? From what I know, it is on Auto (a.k.a. ON) by default.
  12. All it is saying is to download and run the update tool within Windows first, before update the BIOS pass version F40. Under the 'Utilities' tab
  13. Go into the motherboard BIOS settings and check the following: Advanced Mode >> Advanced tab >> Onboard Devices Configuration You may see these settings (maybe more, depending on the motherboard) Charging USB devices in Power State S5 USB battery charging support
  14. Uhh...the i5-10400 is not worth it. It gets crushed by a 3300X in gaming...because it gets bottlenecked by Intel locking down the CPU, and RAM frequency to DDR4-2666. If you are going to get an Intel CPU, and a 10th Gen one, either get the i5-10600K / KF, or i9-10900K / KF. Otherwise, AMD Ryzen 3300X / 3600 / 3700X / 3900X.
  15. If the card takes an 8-pin, then connect an 8-pin PCI-E cable to it. If it takes only a 6-pin, plug only a 6-pin in. One card brand and mode will vary from one another. The Sapphire Pulse 5600 XT may only need one 8-pin, while the NITRO+ 5600XT is two 8-pins. Most PSUs use a 6+2 cable configuration these days -- can work at as 6-pin or an 8-pin cable. (Back then, you had separate 6-pin and 8-pin cables...that just got rats nest cable messy...)
  16. Seems to be on pre-order still. At least, that is what Memory Express is saying... $359.99 for the i5-10600KF https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX81343 i5-10600K is on back-order. https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX81285 NewEgg actually have the i5-10600K in stock...it looks like. https://www.newegg.ca/intel-core-i5-10600k-core-i5-10th-gen/p/N82E16819118124?Description=10600KF&cm_re=10600KF-_-19-118-124-_-Product
  17. The UHD 630 is being compared to a RTX 2060 Super. Of course the iGPU is subpart when compared to THAT.
  18. Aren't the non-X, X, and XT being available alongside each other? Doesn't look like AMD is going to discontinue the X, and replace them with the XT. Assuming silicon from within the last ~6 months, the XT chips would be the better binned ones that is able to run at higher boost with lower voltage.
  19. What else do think it could be? There's only ONE human virus spreading like crazy right now
  20. That is the effect of... .. ... human malware.. ..... ..for you. Currently, under $100 USD that is decent.. ASUS TUF B450M-Pro Gaming ($98.98) ASUS TUF B450M-PLUS Gaming ($99.99) Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite ($109.99)
  21. If you are using the Ryzen 3300X mainly for gaming, it can perform similarly to the Ryzen 3600, due to how the CPU core modules + CCX are arranged. A decent B450 board would be plenty, but if you are considering a higher core count Ryzen 3000 series, or Ryzen 4000 series in the future, B550 would be the way to go. Otherwise...just to name few... - ASUS B450 TUF Gaming - MSi B450 Tomahawk / Pro Carbon / Gaming Plus Max - Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite
  22. If the Q-Code stuck at C5, or does it cycle through C1 ~ C5, etc.? On my Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master, I've only seen C5 come up when the motherboard is trying / re-trying memory frequency / timings (e.g. overclocking memory). Do you have XMP enabled, or running with XMP off?
  23. Good info.. Yeah I wasn't 100% sure with the Zen+ and Zen2 since I've only work with Zen 1st gen (Ryzen 1800X) a few years ago.
  24. Okay, so you have a decent board at least. I'd drop the Core Voltage (if you can), and adjust the CPU Load-Line Calibration setting until you get a stable Core Voltage. Too high LLC, and the Core Voltage will spike/overshoot; too low LLC, and the Core Voltage will dip below what is the set voltage is. Cinebench is too short IMO. It's good to quickly test an overclock (e.g. when you are still tweaking the multiplier, 40x, 42x, 43x, 44x...). You need something longer to make sure it is 110% stable. Then again, you said it is game stable. I guess s
  25. You would need to use the slower frequency and timings of the two kits. If your DDR4-3200 kit is say.... 14-14-14-34 timings, 1.35V And your DDR4-3600 kit is 16-18-18-40 timings, 1.35V The safe way to go would be to run them at DDR4-3200 16-18-18-40 timings, 1.35V. The DDR4-3600 kit is not guaranteed to work with the lower CL14 timings, and the DDR4-3200 kit might not overclock to 3600 MHz.