AMD Ryzen 3 3200G Review

Entry-level Desktop processor released in 2019 with 4 cores and 4 threads. With base clock at 3.6GHz, max speed at 4GHz, and a 65W power rating. Ryzen 3 3200G is based on the Picasso 12nm family and part of the Ryzen 3 series.
Price 100%
Speed 73%
Productivity 60%
Gaming 84%
Category Desktop
Target entry-level
Socket Compatibility AM4
Integrated Graphics Radeon Vega 8
Cooler Included Yes
Overclock Potential 0 %
Year 2019 Model
Price 89 USD
Number of Cores 4 Cores
Number of Threads 4 Threads
Core Frequency 3.6 GHz
Boost Frequency 4 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 4 GHz
Power Consumption 65 W
Manufacturing Process 12 nm
L3 Cache 4 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 64 GB
Price-Value Score 100 %
Speed Score 73 %
Productivity Score 60 %
Gaming Score 84 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 40.3 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 20.2 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 10.1 %
Overall Score 43/100

The Ryzen 3 3200G is one of AMD's entry-level Desktop processors. It was released in 2019 with 4 cores and 4 threads. With base clock at 3.6GHz, max speed at 4GHz, and a 65W power rating. The Ryzen 3 3200G is based on the Picasso 12nm family and is part of the Ryzen 3 series.

Ryzen 3 3200G is also the successor of AMD's last gen Ryzen 3 2200G processor that was based on the Zen and 14nm process and was released in 2018.

AMD Ryzen 3 3rd Generation, and the Zen+ architecture itself, is notable because it leads 12nm processors to the mainstream for the first time. But, there’s a lot more going on under the hood than just a smaller manufacturing node.

AMD's Zen+ series has landed, upping the ante with Intel in its high-stakes game for desktop PC market dominance with a well-rounded lineup of new chips that push mainstream platforms to higher core counts and more raw compute than we've ever seen. As a result, Intel's commanding presence in the enthusiast space is threatened in a way we haven't seen in over a decade.

The Ryzen 3 3200G takes the basic ingredients of the Zen+ microarchitecture, which brings an average of 15% more instructions per cycle (IPC) throughput, and 12nm process and melds them into a high-performance chip that is impressive across our test suite, especially when we factor in the competitive pricing, backward compatibility with most AM4 socket motherboards, unlocked overclocking features, and bundled cooler.

As we've seen, gaming remains an advantage for Intel, so if squeezing out every last frame is all you care about, Intel's processors are a good choice. Much of that performance advantage will be less noticeable when gaming at higher resolutions, or if you pair the processors with a lesser graphics card.

AMD Ryzen 3 3 Generation is finally here, and the AMD Ryzen 3 3200G might just be the poster child for what this generation of processors has in store for consumers. Sure, it might have stuck with the 4-core, 4-thread setup, which it inherited from its predecessor, the Ryzen 3 2200G. However, with the new 12nm manufacturing process, it delivers a far better performance at lower power consumption.

This decision to 12nm has brought a beefy 15% boost to IPC (instructions per clock) performance. Effectively, compared to a Ryzen 3 2-Generation processor at the same clock speed, you will get a straight 15% increase in performance. That’s not big enough to be evident in day-to-day workloads, but it does still mean something.

AMD has been having some trouble as of late which has made it even harder to compete with the incoming wave of Core i3 processors. That has forced the chip maker to be a little more creative and make do with their current product lines. Today we have the AMD Ryzen 3 3200G on hand, which in itself isn’t anything new. It’s basically a refreshed Ryzen 3 2200G with a clock speed boost. We say basically because it’s not a straight refresh however, there’s another change.

One of the nice things about the AMD Ryzen 3 3200G processors is that the retail boxed models come with a CPU cooler. So, you can pick something like the AMD Ryzen 3 3200G up for $89 and don’t need to spend any extra money on CPU cooling.

The AMD Ryzen 3 3200G retail boxed processor comes with the traditional ‘pancake’ CPU cooler. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done on this processor which is rated at 65W TDP. You do not need to have an aftermarket cooling solution unless you want to.

Our look today at the AMD Ryzen 3 3200G showed that it is a very capable processor. A 4-core processor sounds like it would be really under-powered these days, but we were pleasantly surprised with a snappy and very capable system. Having just 4 cores had this processor coming in at the back of the pack for heavily threaded workloads, but it performed better than some of its more expensive siblings in lightly threaded workloads where it shined thanks to its high base clocks.

The AMD Ryzen 3 3200G seems to be a decent performing chip that is readily available for $89 at your favorite retailer. The main competition for this processor is the Core i3-9100 4-Core unlocked desktop processor with Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics ($122 shipped).

Bottom Line, the AMD Ryzen 3 3200G does not get much media attention since it is entry-level 3 Gen Core Picasso processor, but it is a very capable processor that still delivers a good computing experience for entry-level users.

That said, AMD still lags behind in frequency when the Core i3-9300 operates at 3.7GHz at any given moment and 4.3GHz when push comes to shove.

By comparison, Intel’s current 4-core processor is the Core i3-9300, which runs for a significantly higher $143 price tag. Going back a generation to Coffee Lake doesn’t make 4-core processors that much cheaper either, with the ageing Intel Core i3-8300 running for $138.

The Ryzen 3 3200G clocks up to 4Ghz just as it promises on the box, and with AMD’s software you can take one of the cores all the way up to 4.1GHz. However, don’t expect to get much beyond that without seriously upgrading your cooling solution and manually tweaking voltages behind the operating system level.

That said, to squeeze out all the potential of this surprisingly potent entry-level chip, you’ll want (and need) to splurge on an enthusiast-grade X370, X470, X570 motherboard.

Fresh from a successful roll-out of mainstream Ryzen 3 CPUs, AMD's attack on Intel now extends down into the entry-level with its Ryzen 3 3200G processors, which the company is making available as of Jul 2019.

Although the 65W-rated cooler doesn't feature a copper base or the LEDs found on AMD's higher-end thermal solutions, it does handle Ryzen 3's heat output deftly enough to facilitate XFR-triggered frequencies. This gives you an extra 200 MHz. We were even able to overclock the Ryzen 3 3200G to 4.2 GHz within a reasonable temperature range. The fan also blows down onto the motherboard, which provide additional cooling around the socket. If you need more bling, AMD recently announced that it now offers the LED-equipped cooler separately.

Like all other Picasso chips, the Ryzen 3-series CPUs drop into any Socket AM4 motherboard. But most will find a home on boards equipped with the A320 chipset, which has provisions for overclocking and offers plenty of connectivity options. Unlike Intel, AMD plans to utilize its current socket until 2020, so upgrading to future models shouldn't require a new motherboard.

Which GPU to Pick for AMD Ryzen 3 3200G

Below is a comparison of all graphics cards average FPS performance (using an average of 80+ games at ultra quality settings), combined with the AMD Ryzen 3 3200G.

Graphics Card Price Cost Per Frame Avg 1080p Avg 1440p Avg 4K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB $ 1,499 $ 8.1 184 FPS
181.5 FPS
122 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB $ 699 $ 4.4 160.3 FPS
158.2 FPS
106.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB $ 499 $ 4.1 122.7 FPS
121 FPS
81.3 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB $ 2,499 $ 22.2 112.6 FPS
114.7 FPS
77.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB $ 1,299 $ 11.9 109.6 FPS
111.7 FPS
75.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB $ 699 $ 7 99.5 FPS
100.4 FPS
67.5 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN V 12GB $ 2,999 $ 31.4 95.4 FPS
97.2 FPS
67 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB $ 699 $ 7.4 94.1 FPS
93.9 FPS
62.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB $ 759 $ 8.6 88.2 FPS
89.6 FPS
60.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB $ 499 $ 5.7 87.6 FPS
86.4 FPS
58 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN Xp 12GB $ 1,199 $ 13.9 86.4 FPS
86.4 FPS
59.4 FPS
AMD Radeon VII 16GB $ 699 $ 8.1 86.4 FPS
85.8 FPS
56.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 4.7 84.2 FPS
83.5 FPS
55.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB $ 499 $ 6 83 FPS
80.8 FPS
54.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB $ 400 $ 5.1 78.6 FPS
75.2 FPS
50.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB $ 349 $ 4.5 77.1 FPS
76.6 FPS
50.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB $ 499 $ 6.7 74.9 FPS
73.2 FPS
48.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB $ 350 $ 4.7 74 FPS
69.2 FPS
45.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB $ 279 $ 3.8 72.8 FPS
71.6 FPS
47.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 4GB $ 1,499 $ 21.4 70.2 FPS
67.7 FPS
47.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB $ 499 $ 7.1 70 FPS
69.5 FPS
45.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB $ 409 $ 5.9 69.4 FPS
67.8 FPS
44.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB $ 999 $ 14.8 67.5 FPS
65.2 FPS
43.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB $ 279 $ 4.2 66 FPS
64.5 FPS
42.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB $ 399 $ 6.1 65.6 FPS
65 FPS
42.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB $ 399 $ 6.2 63.9 FPS
61.9 FPS
40.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB $ 229 $ 3.7 62.2 FPS
60.9 FPS
40.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB $ 649 $ 11.1 58.7 FPS
57.1 FPS
37.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $ 220 $ 3.8 58.6 FPS
57.3 FPS
37.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB $ 279 $ 5 55.6 FPS
52.8 FPS
34.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB $ 649 $ 12.2 53.3 FPS
54.3 FPS
36.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB $ 160 $ 3.1 51 FPS
49.7 FPS
32.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 8GB $ 199 $ 3.9 50.5 FPS
48 FPS
30.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB $ 549 $ 10.9 50.3 FPS
48.4 FPS
32.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB $ 229 $ 4.6 49.3 FPS
46.7 FPS
30 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB $ 649 $ 13.4 48.5 FPS
48.5 FPS
32.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 6GB $ 999 $ 21.3 47 FPS
44.9 FPS
31.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB $ 549 $ 12 45.8 FPS
45.7 FPS
30.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB $ 254 $ 5.6 45.7 FPS
43.7 FPS
28.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 4GB $ 169 $ 3.7 45.3 FPS
43.1 FPS
27.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB $ 429 $ 9.7 44.1 FPS
43.8 FPS
29.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB $ 170 $ 3.9 43.4 FPS
41.6 FPS
27.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB $ 329 $ 7.7 42.7 FPS
40.4 FPS
27.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB $ 400 $ 9.6 41.5 FPS
40.8 FPS
27.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB $ 329 $ 8 41.2 FPS
40 FPS
25.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB $ 169 $ 4.2 40.7 FPS
39.5 FPS
25.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB $ 149 $ 3.8 38.9 FPS
37.7 FPS
24.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB $ 179 $ 4.9 36.3 FPS
35.4 FPS
23.3 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB $ 229 $ 7.5 30.5 FPS
29.4 FPS
19.8 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB $ 249 $ 9.1 27.4 FPS
26.5 FPS
16.8 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB $ 199 $ 7.3 27.2 FPS
26.2 FPS
16.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB $ 169 $ 6.3 26.8 FPS
26 FPS
17.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB $ 279 $ 10.5 26.5 FPS
25.9 FPS
16.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB $ 199 $ 7.6 26.2 FPS
25.2 FPS
16.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB $ 169 $ 7.4 22.8 FPS
21.9 FPS
14.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB $ 99 $ 4.7 21.1 FPS
20 FPS
13 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB $ 159 $ 7.7 20.7 FPS
19.6 FPS
13.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB $ 149 $ 7.3 20.3 FPS
18.4 FPS
12.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB $ 149 $ 7.4 20.2 FPS
17.8 FPS
12.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB $ 140 $ 7.5 18.6 FPS
17.7 FPS
11.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $ 149 $ 8.3 18 FPS
15.3 FPS
10.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB $ 79 $ 5.4 14.7 FPS
14.1 FPS
9.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB $ 79 $ 5.6 14.1 FPS
13.4 FPS
8.4 FPS

Related Discussions and Issues

Zirleo123 August 09, 2020

Help. Error thread stuck in device driver ryzen 3 3200g


-Ryzen 3 3200g

-16 gb of ram 3200 MHz

-Motherboard B350AM4-M2

-Power supply 650Watts 80plus bronze

Good afternoon, I have a problem because when opening games like WoW, or Destiny 2, the previous error appears, I have already reinstalled amd drivers, I even updated the Bios, but this error continues to appear, and I don't know what else to do. Also you must from time to time when I am watching videos, the computer gets too slow, but it is only at times.

hoodedphantom July 29, 2020

Can anybody help me finding a 250$ build with an Ryzen 3200g with new parts?

Title says it all, I'm very new to pc building so I have no idea on finding new, cheap, but good parts. My budget is 250$, and so far I've been eyeing on the Ryzen 3200g that gives good enough performance for the money. If anybody can help me with a list for a build with said processor, 2x4 gb 2666 hz ram, and a 120-256gb SSD that could meet my budget, I'd be greatly appreciated!!

Edit: I don’t want to buy a GPU and just want to use the VEGA graphics in the APU

Edit 2: I found 35$ ram and a 27$ SSD, and since the APU is 100$ that leaves about 90 bucks to work with?

Sackmastertap July 29, 2020

Won’t make it bud, new parts imma say you’re talking $750 for that.

Millerboycls09 July 29, 2020

750 is a bit high. They'd be able to make it at 500. That's what I spent making my wife's machine and it is very capable.

hoodedphantom July 29, 2020

I forgot to mention im not planning on buying a GPU and just want to use the Vega graphics in the APU

Millerboycls09 July 29, 2020

250 might be hard, considering the cheapest cases are like 40, the cheapest power supply worth getting is like 50, motherboards don't get cheaper than like 70, and the processor is 100.

hoodedphantom July 29, 2020

Hmm, that's fine if that's the case, I just want to see if a build like that is possible, unless you can suggest a cheaper processor

darcy1193 August 07, 2020

Building PC with 3200g and I'm not sure which heatsink I should use. Please help

Building PC with 3200g and have two heatsinks. The stock one which is a wraith stealth, or this one from my old system: 1a02wan00 (model number copy and paste in google)

The wraith stealth is all aluminum with a big fan. The other one has a smaller fan but has a mix of copper and aluminum.

I researched the prices and the wraith stealths are around $20 while the other one goes for about $50.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

narfcake August 07, 2020

Just use the Stealth and resell the other for $$. The old one was designed for a Phenom on the AM2/AM3 socket.

darcy1193 August 07, 2020

I'm tempted to I just prefer to use the better one. I checked and they both fit.

Still think I should use stealth?

mrgene7 August 07, 2020

You can't go wrong with any of them, the 3200g isn't that hot. I would go with the stock cooler for the simplicity.

edit: apparently you will need different brackets to use the old cooler

darcy1193 August 07, 2020

Yea the brackets came with my motherboard. Both heatsinks fit and are easy to install.

darcy1193 August 07, 2020

Going with stealth. Thanks for your input people.

Herbysmoker47 July 31, 2020

Need help with Ryzen 3200g build!

Quick back story:

I recently built a few PCs for work using the 3200g. I already had a prototype with a 2200g, msi b450i gaming plus ac, and 3000mhz ram. The PC has been great to me over the last few years so I decided to add a few more for my business. When I started ordering the parts I seen that the 3200g was significantly cheaper then the 2200g so I grabbed a few instead. I also purchased 3200mhz ram this time. Everything else is the exact same parts including the case.

The first thing I have noticed is that my 2200g bios is telling me that CPU voltage is 1.2v (it's on auto). XMP Profile is set to Profile 2. Now all of my 3200g builds are running 1.4v ( also on auto) and I have noticed that my fans are noisier which I believe to be a result. Is 1.4v safe for the 3200g and if so is it even necessary? I notice that the XMP profile has jacked up my fan curve which is making the fan be annoying loud. Currently all I have done to remedy it is adjust my fan curve a little so it wasn't so loud.

I have some experience overclocking my gaming PC at home but I am by far a noob when it comes to adjusting these things. So that being all said, what I'm trying to figure out is whether I should just adjust my fan curves and call it good or if I should be undervolting these CPUs from the current 1.4v. if I need to reduce the voltage I also could use some advice on how to do it as simple as possible because I do not understand the MSI Click BIOS. All I wanted was a simple build, free of adjustments like my 2200g build but i guess I can't be so lucky....

All advice is greatly appreciated!

Herbysmoker47 July 31, 2020

I appreciate your feedback. I have hwinfo64 on these PCs currently. With my gigabyte z390 I use vrvout but I see that these MSI boards do not have that. What should I be going by? Vcore?

oliver_gwr11_14xx July 12, 2020

So i did my pc part research and i choose the amd ryzen 3 3200g and it said it dose not work with gigabyte ga-a320m but i look up and it supports it please help

oliver_gwr11_14xx July 12, 2020

Pc part picker said it dosen't work just to clear up some things

bowlboy53 July 12, 2020

It needs a bios update to work not sure if a320’s were updated in the factory after newer CPUs were released.

regenshire July 12, 2020

It needs a bios update to support Ryzen 3. The problem is, you can't do a bios update on that board without a supported processor in it, so unless you have access to one of those you are going to have issues.

LordGrim2904 July 15, 2020

if you bought a msi a320m it already has bios update in the new version

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Critics Reviews

The Ryzen 3 3200G is a fine CPU to power an entry-level PC build, though it predictably can't perform quite as well as its multithreaded big brother, the Ryzen 5 3400G.
The Ryzen 3 3200G is a fine CPU to power an entry-level PC build, though it predictably can't perform quite as well as its multithreaded big brother, the Ryzen 5 3400G. That chip also has better ...
The Ryzen 3 3200G is a fine CPU to power an entry-level PC build, though it predictably can't perform quite as well as its multithreaded big brother, the Ryzen 5 3400G. That chip also has better ...
In the entry-level segment, the company is currently offering Ryzen 3, 5, 7, and 9 series of CPUs and APUs.We recently got a chance to play around with the AMD Ryzen 3 3200G, one of the most ...
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alexsat August 01, 2020
your choice

Ryzen 3 3200g ,Asrock b450m pro4,8gb ram, dvd burner,1tb hard drive and 250gb ssd,2 120mm fans
vMax August 07, 2006
Apevia ATX-PR600W Prestige 600W 80+ Gold Certified....Seems to have a lot of good customer feedback on Amazon, is a Gold rated PSU, priced exceptionally well. Personally I go for well reviewed models like the Seasonic Focus, EVGA G3 etc but more than understand that the price is a lot more and can be an issue on budgets but the Apevia looks more than okay at the price..

And this thread talks about Apevia positively:
OwenStanfield July 26, 2020
Can I update bios before upgrading
I have a very surface level knowledge on pc's and things regarding pc's so please forgive me if i say something stupid

Pretty much I'm planning on upgrading both my cpu and motherboard from an i3 2120 and an Asus P8H61-MX to a Ryzen 3 3200g and a Gigabyte A320M-S2H.

However I've run into the issue of BIOS, I'm really not sure what to do so it could be a very simple answer but anyway. Any help would be much appreciated
USAFRet March 16, 2013
The BIOS on the current Asus P8H61 (Intel) has nothing to do with the BIOS on the upcoming Ryzen board.

Sure, you can update the Asus BIOS.

Changing from the i3-2120 to the Ryzen 3 220g is a rebuild, not an "upgrade".
The parts have nothing to do with each other.
Icy07 July 21, 2020
Upgrade from an A8 7600
I've been planning for a while to upgrade my Cpu, Motherboard, and Ram. I currently have an A8-7600 which is garbage. I was originally looking into these parts but Amazon says it will ship on September 1st, and the third party deals are over $20 more which I'd rather spend on a better cpu:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $230.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-21 14:20 EDT-0400

I've got a budget of about $250 USD,though more can be spent for a significant improvement.
I was also looking into slickdeals and say this post for ram:

I would like it to be easily compatible with a Wraith Prism cooler I got from a friend, I don't know much about the different mounting methods for cpu coolers.
tennis2 November 12, 2018
The ADATA DDR4-3600 kit for $60 is a good price.

Here the Ryzen 3100 is 4c/8t instead of the Ryzen 3200G's 4c/4t. Only having 4 threads is going to be a limiter.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($94.00 @ Best Buy)
Memory: ADATA XPG GAMMIX D30 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL17 Memory ($60.00)
Total: $283.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-21 18:26 EDT-0400
AcacoleX July 20, 2020
Can I build a PC as a 14Years old?
I'am a 14years old guy who loves tech soo much, and, I decided to build a PC, but can I REALLY build it?
CPU: Ryzen 3 3200G
MOBO: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4
RAM: Team Elite Plus 8GB (2x4) DDR4-2400.
Storage: ADATA SwordFish 250GB NVME SSD.
Case: Cooler Master N200
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 500Watt.
Total: $347.94
I'am building a budget "gaming" computer, because I saved up this year 400$.
Btw I know about the pandemic, I'am thinkin soon doing it, but I think next year I can.
And yeah I'am gonna save up again, to buy an RX 570 and another 2x4GB RAM Stick.
If there is anything incompatible or something like that just tell me.
Btw, there is an small incompatibility issue (that is not important) tells that Some B450M chipset motheboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Picasso CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions. But I found that my CPU will support it, or whatever. My english is horrible, cause I'am not british ect..
And thanks!

A question by the way, what does this mean? "Note: Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders. "
Nemesia November 06, 2019
Hi AcacoleX.

Sure you can! I built my first one at 12.

Are you gonna build this now or next year? If it's next year there is no need to buy parts or think about what you want. A lot will change in 5 months.
stock16005 July 11, 2020
Vega 8 Graphics
im currently using the built in graphics card of ryzen 3 3200g which is the vega 8 graphics, now im buying saphire rx 580, should i just put the rx 580? or do i need to unistall the vega 8 graphics 1st? and is the sapphire pulse rx 580 plug and play or do i need to install the drivers? thank you very much
NightHawkRMX January 01, 2018
The drivers for your VEGA8 should be compatible with the RX580.

However, it is always best practice to run display driver uninstaller, install the card, and install the latest drivers from AMDs site.
Baltasarus July 08, 2020
Problem: starting up a PC based on ASUS Prime B450M-A
I have a problem with starting a new computer based on the ASUS Prime B450M-A motherboard. Everything new.

Computer components that could affect:
AeroCool Retail VX-500 Plus 500W
Western Digital WD 240Gb Green WDS240G2G0B
HyperX Fury Black DDR4 DIMM 2666MHz PC4-21300 CL16-16Gb KIT (2x8Gb) HX426C16FB3K2 / 16

ASUS Prime B450M-A:
• Does not work with AMD Ryzen 3 3200G YD3200C5M4MFH OEM (BIOS update is required here - it should be so)
• The graphics card ASUS GeForce GT 1030 2GB GDDR5 ( it works with other components ) does not work with AMD Ryzen 3 1200 - compatibility is present without updating the BIOS, it should have worked, but it did not start.

In all cases: Black screen and POST signal 1 long, 2 short - a malfunction or a problem with video graphics (or problem with RAM). Everywhere different information.

I decided to give the motherboard to a service center for inspection.

Please tell me what I can try to fix this problem? What could be the reason?

After the test results, there can be two situations: the motherboard is broken and it will be repaired, the problem will be solved, OR the motherboard will be in working condition, the problem will remain unresolved and incomprehensible.

Thanks so much for your answers!
Wolfshadw August 03, 2006
If you've tried each of your RAM modules in slot A2 and got a no memory beep code for each, then I would begin to assume that your motherboard is faulty. I checked the Memory QVL for your motherboard and while your specific model is not listed, something that is extremely close is, so I do not suspect and RAM incompatibility.

Yes. At this point, I'd say your motherboard is at fault.

-Wolf sends
techghosting July 07, 2020
Ryzen 3 2200G Music Production Build.
Hi All

I am on a super tight budget for a computer and that would just be around $500. I havent bought an audio interface, headphones and studio monitors as well that's why $500 is the limit for the computer. I was wondering if this build would be enough as i want to start making music soon.

PCPartPicker Part List:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($110.00)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M S2H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($110.00)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 CL19 Memory ($80.00)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($65.00)
Storage: Toshiba 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($40.00)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Litepower 550 W ATX Power Supply ($40.00)
Custom: Thermaltake Versa H13 mATX Case ($40.00)
Custom: Generic White Led Ring 120mm Fan (4-Pack) ($20.00)
Total: $505.00

If you noticed some of the parts are priced higher than it should as i live in the philippines and i relied only to online shopping which sucks but it's better to go that route than be infected with a virus even if it cost you a little more.

if you're wondering why i chose the 2200g over the 3200g is because of compatability. PC part picker says that i need to update the bios if i need to use a 3200g with that motherboard. If i will be using a cheaper A320 motherboard, same situation with the 2200g. I heard and read that AMD is lending a cpu for you to update your bios, it's really nice of them but i don't think we have something like that here so i ended up with the cpu-mobo combo to avoid such hassle.

I'll be using Cakewalk as my DAW and Lepou Lecto, Hybrit and SoloC for guitar amp sims, GK for bass amp and MT Power Drum Kit 2 as my drum software (i think cakewalk has a drum machine too but i'll be using this mainly) Tracking, mixing and mastering will be done here as well. There will be vocals, 3 guitars and a bass then drums to be recorded normally. If you'll notice the trend, all of the mentioned are free so another thing to see that im really on a tight budget.

According to my understansding with Cakewalk's website, an APU is around their minimum requirements - i think. So i'm thinking that the system above should be minimum for the use. i hope.

Thanks for the answers. Cheers!
logainofhades April 27, 2009
I was able to squeeze in a 3400g, faster ram, a better board, and keep it in budget. The extra threads, of a 3400g, should prove helpful, for your music production. You want faster ram, with Ryzen.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Silicon Power Ace A55 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.25 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.54 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CV 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($41.08 @ Amazon)
Total: $495.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-07 09:46 EDT-0400
NoobieHardware July 06, 2020
New AMD CPU, No Post on Monitor
I recently upgraded my old AMD Ryzen 3 3200g to an AMD Ryzen 5 2600. When I switched the 3200g to 2600, I started to not get a post from my monitor. My motherboard has a debug LED on it so, it's kind of easy to know what's going on. The CPU LED is on, and my CPU fan is loud and fast. Is there something going on with my CPU or is it something else on the motherboard? The info about my PC is below. All my PC parts are about 2 months old. Ever since I put this new CPU in, it's been hard to get through the bootup sequence. I have my 3200g in as I'm typing this. What should I do?

Product Name: B450I GAMING PLUS AC
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Ver.2004 (OS build 19041.329)
BIOS Version: A.B0
BIOS Release Date: 11/12/2019
Memory: 16 GB
8 GB DDR4-2667, Kingston 99U5702-085.A00G
8 GB DDR4-2667, Kingston 99U5702-085.A00G
PSU: EVGA 750w Bronze
NoobieHardware December 30, 2016
Hello, thanks for replying.
@R_1 , I have an RTX 2060 KO, and that's what I've been using. Sorry for not adding that I had a GPU installed.

@jwcrellin , I did that already. I also used a different motherboard, and it didn't post anything on it, too.

I did find out what was wrong. I took it to a PC repair shop for a free diagnosis, they found out that it was a faulty CPU as it didn't post on their PC's, and tried a few different motherboards, too. So, I'm in talks about doing an RMA warranty with AMD themselves. I hope everything works out.
BlueCat57 June 20, 2020
Is CAS 14 worth $30?
I plan to build an AMD system. I tend to keep my systems for many years and upgrade components over time.

The initial build I'm planning is a B550 MoBo, Ryzen 3 3200G and 16GB of RAM.

I don't do any gaming but my kids do and they will probably inherit the system in the next year or so. At that time I would upgrade to an RTX graphics card and a Ryzen 5 or 7 CPU.

So, is it worth spending and extra $30 now for RAM with a CAS of 14?

These are the two I'm looking at:
G.SKILL Flare X DDR4 3200 $65
G.SKILL Flare X DDR4 2933 $98

I'm still researching all the AMD RAM subtleties for overclocking, etc.

If I want to spend an extra $30 should I get 3600 speed with the future in mind?
Ziferous February 18, 2017
3200 MHz should suffice for the years to come, it is commonly regarded as the sweet spot for gaming. CAS Latency doesn't have a great impact on gaming, so don't worry about that. Definitely go with the first one listed. Here is a video explaining RAM speeds.
n.nasoulas June 19, 2020
Flickering problem.
Hello recently i built my friend a computer that he could use to play games watch movies etc. We bought a dvi to vga adapter in order to use the computer. The problem is that the monitor flickers and restarts while watching videos and at startup (3 times then stops). We dont know the reason of the problem and we have used the adapter to a differrent pc (it worked perfectly). Temps are good.

Here are the specs:

Gigabyte B450M DS3H
Ryzen 3 3200G
Vega 8
Kingston a400 240gb ssd
seagate barracuda 1tb
Corsair VS 550W PSU
rgd1101 November 07, 2011
then either get an active adapter or a new monitor
stock16005 June 18, 2020
HELP..Is cx550m s enough with my build?
my unit is
2x8GB ddr4 2666mhz
8x120mm fans rgb with control panel
2x90mm fans in the cpu cooler
2xrgb ledstrips
Storage :
2x 1TB HDD
maxamillionfeettall March 27, 2011
It's still fine, the monitor has its own power source and the keyboard uses usb, which is powered by the 5v rail, so it's not part of the load wattage on the 12v rail.

Now, if you were to have a 3900x and played 16hrs a day, then you would have a problem. But you don't, and if you were to ever upgrade, you would need to upgrade everything anyways.
newestmember June 18, 2020
Steps after launching windows for the first time?
So after the first lauch of windows on a freshly built pc i don't know which driver to install first.
Should i do windows or motherboard first?
In motherboards driver which first(BIOS, chipset or else)?
Chipset drivers from motherboard support website or originally from CPU website?

gigabyte b450m ds3h
amd ryzen 3 3200g
g.skill aegis 16 gb (8x2) @3200mhz (i hope i have no problems about this one, OC)

Also i need to install first of all a wifi adapter driver and i'm not sure about this.
Wolfshadw August 03, 2006
First thing you're going to want to do is check the outside of the motherboard box for a sticker that says "3rd Gen Ryzen Ready" or "BIOS F40" or something like that. If you don't see anything like that on the outside of the box, you may have issue just getting the system to POST. Per the Gigabyte B450M DS3H CPU Support List , the Ryzen 3 3200G requires BIOS version F40 installed before you can install the CPU and POST successfully.

The second thing you're going to want to do is pre-download the latest drivers from the Motherboard Support Page . Typically, all you need to do here is download the Chipset, LAN, and Audio drivers and save them to a separate USB drive.

Next, you will want to create your Windows Installation Media. You will need to do this on a working computer and typically just an 8GB USB Drive. Just follow the instructions in the link provided.

If/When you get the BIOS updated and can actually get past the Power On Self Test (POST), then you will change the Boot Priority to however you created your Windows Installation Media (typically USB). Reference Pg 26 of your Motherboard Manual . Insert your install media and Save and Exit BIOS. This initiates a reboot and the system boots up from the install media.

Once Windows is installed, then you can go ahead and install the drivers for your specific motherboard which you've already downloaded and saved to a USB.

Finally, you can start installing your applications/games/programs and you're good to go.

-Wolf sends
Ralsei June 17, 2020
Question about Molex to 3-pin fan connector
My brother's PC specs:

CPU: Ryzen 3 3200G with Wraith Stealth stock cooler, MX-4 paste
MOBO: ASUS Prime A320M-K
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 2666 MHz CL16 DDR4
GPU: Some HP GTX 1060 6GB from my old pre-built that I gave him to save money, applied MX-4 paste on die
STORAGE: 1x 256 GB Innovation SSD for OS + 1 TB Crucial MX500 SSD for games
CASE: be quiet! Pure Base 500 (not the DX version)
PSU: Corsair CX 2017 650W (will buy)
AIRFLOW: All Pure Wings 2, 3-pin, 900 RPM, 140mm: rear & top, and one at the front in the middle.

So I'm buying a CX 2017 650W PSU for my brother's PC since he currently has my old prebuilt's PSU, wanted him to at least be able to play until I got him a better PSU.

He currently has one case fan connected to the PSU through a Molex to 3-pin case fan adapter.

Can I reuse the same adapter on the CX 650 or should I buy one of those Noctua Molex to 3-pin/4-pin case fan adapters instead?

I'm only planning to have one case fan connected to the PSU, and the other two fans to a fan hub which is connected to the single CHA_FAN header his ASUS Prime A320M-K motherboard has. The amperage for all 3 fans is almost too high for one single CHA_FAN header, so that's why I'm doing this.