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About BiotechBen

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    "We do what we must because we can"
    -Riley Murdock


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 2600x
  • Motherboard
    ASRock B450 PRO4
  • RAM
    Corsair vengeance LPX 2x8GB CL16
  • GPU
    RX 480 8GB
  • Case
    DELL XPS Dimension D300
  • Storage
    WD easy store 240GB boot drive SSD
    WD Blue 2TB HDD
  • PSU
    Seasonic FOCUS gold 550w
  • Display(s)
    Toshiba Regza 42in
  • Cooling
    BeQuiet! Silent wings 92mm
    Scythe low profile 120mm
    AMD wraith spire stock cooler
  • Keyboard
    Logitech MK270
  • Mouse
    Logitech M325c
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. set the RAM to 2666 at 1.37v with 16-18-18-36 timings. vengeance RAM has been having some weird reactions with Ryzen over the past bit. had multiple crashes with mine until i was able to dial in those settings.
  2. would highly recommend a SEASONIC FOCUS GM PSU (of the appropriate wattage for your needs) mine has been absolutely bulletproof and gives excellent power delivery. its slightly more expensive, but if you have less than clean power, its absolutely worth the little bit extra. has provided clean power through brownouts on my system without missing a beat.
  3. I would just stay away from something too high performance since its unlikely you'll get the most out of it.
  4. yeah, it really sucks these days.... I count my blessings that I built my system right before it all hit the fan...... the same system was "worth" just over 2x as much as I got it for when it was at its worst.
  5. FX processors are a bad value proposition compared to intel of the same era, AMD's bulldozer architecture was very inefficient and meh overall. compared to a similar product like an i7-3770, the intel chip ran circles around it in single threaded performance, and the only really good quality from the FX8*** was that the 8350 was a super overclocker and until relatively recently held the world record at something like 8.2Ghz under LN2. It wasn't until ZEN that AMD became a contender again.
  6. unless you are dead set on intel, I would recommend something more like a B550 and a 5600x from AMD, its a better overall value if you are leaning toward the 11th gen. if you just want gaming performance, its almost a wash between the two, but if you plan on doing other things like streaming, you'll get better performance from AMD.
  7. if you dont mind me asking, and you dont have to answer: what country: and how much was it:
  8. what speed are you trying to run your RAM at?
  9. I was assuming that it was plugged into the gpu, but yeah, that would make sense why......
  10. having opened up my pavilion 15z-cw100, the "NVMe" drive is a B+M drive from WD/sandisk that is not really something you would put in anything but a SI build, it will support m-key drives but only up to a 2x link. which is disappointing.
  11. what is the interface for the external mic?
  12. So in windows settings, there are options for programs on which to use, integrated or "performance" much like how you get a P103 mining 1060 working by using integrated graphics. would suggest watching that video for the step by step, its been a while since I had to do that exact series of steps. should be in graphics settings--->choose app/program--->browse--->*select program*---->options---->high performance 95% that's the correctly ordered sequence, should be fairly straightforward once you get there.
  13. also, USERBENCHMARK is trash. I ran it one time repeatedly on my laptop and it said that my graphics were broken and performing incorrectly when they were working as intended, just underpowered integrated graphics. Friends don't let friends use USERBENCHMARK. (also, it says that kind of timing for almost every RAM stick. the SODIMMs in mine were "70ns".)
  14. I've had an incorrect driver cause massive system instability before, old integrated crossfire graphics meets adrenaline drivers and chaos ensued...
  15. I have put the cables for the ON/OFF switch in backward before and to my amazement, a simple momentary switch was not bi directional. it did matter. it required a moment of self reflection and calm.