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About averagebilly

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  • Location
    Near Toronto, Canada
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Technology, Baseball, Myrmecology (and Entomology!)


  • CPU
    i5-9600k @ 5GHz
  • Motherboard
    MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk
  • RAM
    Corsair LPX 2x8Gb 2133MHz
  • GPU
  • Case
    DG-77 (side + front panel removed)
  • Storage
    Hp EX920 512Gb M.2-2280 SSD and Seagate FireCuda 2 Tb 2.5" SSHD
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Fully Modular
  • Cooling
    CoolerMaster Hyper 612 Ver.2
  • Keyboard
    Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Wired
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
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  1. If it's not too late to return the cpu, isn't ryzen a better value if he has to swap motherboards anyway?
  2. Yes, my understanding is that ryzen 3000 does a great job on it's own, although I was foolish enough to get stuck on intel 9th gen, so I haven't tested it for myself.
  3. Follow @Yebi's advice and max the power (not voltage), and let it do it's thing. That is, unless you want to try some manual tweaking!
  4. What are the other parts of your build?
  5. I've never heard that a cooler CPU will run better with lower voltage. What you probably heard was that lowering the voltage makes the CPU run cooler, and thermal throttle less.
  6. Did you test to see if the components work before building? Like on you motherboard box or something.
  7. Recently, I've tried using XTU to ocverclock my 9600k. There are some issues that I'm having with it, though. The main one being that when I try using per-core overclocking, the cores that I set to run faster rarely exceed the speed of the slowest core. I also have trouble believing the voltage readout of XTU, because I have it set at 1.330 V, but can run fine at 4.9 GHz all-core. HWMonitor says that some cores get as much as 1.455 V. Even when using XTU's built-in readouts, frequency doesn't exceed the slowest core, and processor cache never goes above 4.5 GHz, despite being set to 4.8 GHz.
  8. Yes, it successfully updated the bios, thanks for helping.
  9. Well, it seems to have worked, thanks. Here’s a picture of the scaling issues I was talking about:
  10. I don't think it is, but my other USB doesn't have it show up, so that's not the problem. I wan't aware of one, what's it called?
  11. I think that I have a corrupt bios because of messed up scaling in the bios and boot screen about half the time, and because every once in a while, my computer just crashes. My bios says that I'm running version E7B18IMS.150. None of the bios versions from MSI's website work. Even though I have my USB formatted to FAT32, I've extracted the bios, tried not extracting, tried putting it in a folder, out of a folder, my MB won't detect any of them. I've tried different USB ports, a different USB, nothing will get it to detect the updated bios. What's weirder is that it will detect a folder called
  12. Try dabbing some rubbing alcohol around the edges to moisten the thermal paste if it's not coming off.
  13. Using the drivers directly from AMD appears to have worked, thank you.
  14. I tried using the latest from Asus. That didn't work. I'll try from AMD now.