AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Review

Mid-range desktop processor released in 2017 with 6 cores and 12 threads. With base clock at 3.6GHz, max speed at 3.7GHz, and a 95W power rating. Ryzen 5 1600X is based on the Summit Ridge 14nm family and part of the Ryzen 5 series.
Price 76%
Speed 74%
Productivity 73%
Gaming 87%
Category Desktop
Target mid-range
Socket Compatibility AM4
Integrated Graphics None
Cooler Included Yes
Overclock Potential 7 %
Year 2017 Model
Price 249 USD
Number of Cores 6 Cores
Number of Threads 12 Threads
Core Frequency 3.6 GHz
Boost Frequency 3.7 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 4 GHz
Power Consumption 95 W
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
L3 Cache 16 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 64 GB
Price-Value Score 76 %
Speed Score 74 %
Productivity Score 73 %
Gaming Score 87 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 34 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 17 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 8.5 %
Overall Score 43/100

The Ryzen 5 1600X is one of AMD's mid-range Desktop processors. It was released in 2017 with 6 cores and 12 threads. With base clock at 3.6GHz, max speed at 3.7GHz, and a 95W power rating. The Ryzen 5 1600X is based on the Summit Ridge 14nm family and is part of the Ryzen 5 series.

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X marks yet another blast from Team AMD, ramping up the intensity of the AMD vs Intel processor war. Still, though, there’s more than just core counts when it comes to a mainstream processor, as single-core performance needs to be on point, especially if you’re hoping to play the best PC games.

Now, we're asking ourselves whether or not the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X finally dethrones the Core i5-7600K as the de facto ruler of the mainstream processors. Ultimately, it depends: the Ryzen 5 1600X doesn't reach the same single-core performance as Intel, but we're starting to see more games adopt multi-threaded CPUs, so that doesn't matter as much.

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X really shows what it’s made of when it comes to multi-threaded workloads. For instance, in both Geekbench and Cinebench R15, the 6-core processor scored a whopping 21366 and 1126, respectively. Compared to the Core i5-7600K, which scores 14153 and 717 in the same tests, it’s a night and day difference. For about the same price point, the Ryzen 5 1600X is faster than the Core i5-7600K in multi-threaded loads.

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.

That something is the Ryzen 5 1600X. AMD cranks the TDP dial up to 95W on this 6-core 12-thread chip, making it the high-performance counterpart to the 65W Ryzen 5 1500X, which is basically the same 14nm chip built with the Zen microarchitecture, but with a lower TDP rating. That chip came away from our first look at the Zen series with an Editor's Choice award, going toe-to-toe with Intel's Core i5-7600K, so it's fair to say we have high hopes for the higher-performance model. AMD still hasn't sampled the chip to the press, so we bought one at retail to put it under the microscope.

But we've also found that, after simple push-button overclocking, the Ryzen 5 1500X offers similar performance to the Ryzen 5 1600X, even when it is also overclocked. But for $70 less. The Ryzen 5 1600X is an impressive chip and offers a better mixture of performance than Intel's Core i5-7500, no doubt, but in this case, value seekers might opt for its less expensive sibling.

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.

Value seekers who aren't afraid to press the Precision Boost Overdrive button and have sufficient cooling should look to the Ryzen 5 1500X for roughly equivalent performance to the Ryzen 5 1600X, particularly if gaming factors heavily into the buying decision. That could save you money, reinforcing our decision to give the Ryzen 5 1500X an Editor's Choice award.

What this all means is that the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is an absolute beast when it comes to multi-threaded workloads, especially at this price point. If you're counting on doing some video editing or compiling one hell of an Excel spreadsheet, you're going to see firsthand a performance boost with the Ryzen 5 1600X.

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is another impressive release from AMD and its 1 Generation of Ryzen 5 chips. With it, you’re getting 6-cores and 12-threads, with a boost clock of 3.7GHz. It may not be the strongest contender ever made on paper, but when you see and feel the actual performance gains it offers, you’re certainly getting a lot of bang for your $249 buck.

If you're mostly playing games on your PC, you will be happy buying either processor. Both proved to be solid options and are evenly matched with a slight advantage to the Intel chip if you don't tune up the Core i5 processor. The base performance we showed for the Ryzen 5 1600X can be achieved with $90 memory, while the Core i5-7600K will require $110 - $120 memory in order to enable the frame rates shown here. It’s not a big cost difference and right now with anything less than an RTX 2070 or Vega 64 you’ll more than likely become GPU limited.

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6-core desktop processor that was released in Apr 2017. AMD offers the Ryzen 5 1600X without integrated graphics. It runs $249 shipped and is ideal for those that plan on using it a system with a dedicated graphics card.

One of the nice things about the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X processors is that the retail boxed models come with a CPU cooler. So, you can pick something like the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X up for $249 and don’t need to spend any extra money on CPU cooling.

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 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 95W TDP. You do not need to have an aftermarket cooling solution unless you want to.

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X seems to be a decent performing chip that is readily available for $249 at your favorite retailer. The main competition for this processor is the Core i5-7600K 4-Core unlocked desktop processor with Intel HD Graphics 630 graphics ($242 shipped).

For a 6-core processor, AMD’s $249 flagship Ryzen 5 1600X processor seems downright cheap. On paper, the cost of those 2 extra cores is almost an afterthought when you stack it up against its direct competitor, the $242 4-core Intel Core i5-7600K.

Ryzen 5 hasn’t had the smoothest entrance into the computing world with lackluster gaming and some CPU temperatures high enough to raise concerns. But after a month of optimizations plus new drivers and BIOS updates, Ryzen 5 seems to have bypassed those same growing pains.

Now the biggest question is can AMD’s Ryzen 5 processor play games? The answer is simply yes as it got a respectable gaming score of 87% in our benchmarks.

Regardless of those external factors, the Ryzen 5 1600X proves it has the chops to be your main gaming system and a just as effective media creation platform – two things that are becoming intrinsically connected in this age of live-streaming, eSports and uploading gameplay videos.

The Ryzen 5 1600X clocks up to 3.7Ghz just as it promises on the box, and with AMD’s software you can take one of the cores all the way up to 3.8GHz. However, don’t expect to get much beyond that without seriously upgrading your cooling solution and manually tweaking voltages behind the operating system level.

There’s a saying that two heads are better than one and, well, 6-cores are better than 4. The extra processing power of the Ryzen 5 1600X puts Intel’s processors to shame, including both its closest competitor and a much higher-spec part.

If you’ve been looking for an affordable, powerhouse CPU that both works and parties hard, this is it.

Fresh from a successful roll-out of mainstream Ryzen 5 CPUs, AMD's attack on Intel now extends down into the mid-range with its Ryzen 5 1600X processors, which the company is making available as of Apr 2017.

Intel's Core i5s are a staple of the high-volume mainstream market. They make up the most popular brand for mid-range-oriented builds by far. AMD is looking to shake that up with true 6-core processors that sell for even less than 4 cores. As if a resource advantage wasn't already compelling enough, Ryzen 5 also enables unlocked multipliers. Intel is ill-prepared to fend off such a combination.

Right out of the gate, Ryzen 5 should sell for $249, going up against Intel's almost-$242 Core i5-7600K. In threaded workloads, the 6-core Ryzen 5 should enjoy an advantage against Intel's 4-core models. Of course, AMD doesn't give you integrated graphics like Intel does, but for enthusiasts building cheap gaming PCs, it isn't much of a draw anyway.

Like all other Summit Ridge chips, the Ryzen 5-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 5 1600X

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 5 1600X.

GPU Price Cost/Frame Avg 1080p Avg 1440p Avg 4K
NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB $2,499 $20.1 124.5 FPS
119.3 FPS
79 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB $1,299 $10.7 121.2 FPS
116.2 FPS
76.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB $699 $6.4 110 FPS
104.4 FPS
68.7 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN V 12GB $2,999 $28.4 105.5 FPS
101.1 FPS
68.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB $699 $6.7 104 FPS
97.7 FPS
63.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB $759 $7.8 97.5 FPS
93.1 FPS
61.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB $499 $5.1 96.9 FPS
89.9 FPS
59.1 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN Xp 12GB $1,199 $12.5 95.6 FPS
89.9 FPS
60.5 FPS
AMD Radeon VII 16GB $699 $7.3 95.6 FPS
89.3 FPS
57.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB $399 $4.3 93.1 FPS
86.9 FPS
56.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB $499 $5.4 91.8 FPS
84 FPS
55.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB $400 $4.6 86.9 FPS
78.2 FPS
51.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB $349 $4.1 85.3 FPS
79.7 FPS
51.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB $499 $6 82.8 FPS
76.2 FPS
49.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB $350 $4.3 81.8 FPS
71.9 FPS
46.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB $279 $3.5 80.4 FPS
74.5 FPS
48 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 4GB $1,499 $19.3 77.6 FPS
70.4 FPS
48.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB $499 $6.4 77.4 FPS
72.3 FPS
46.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB $409 $5.3 76.7 FPS
70.5 FPS
45.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB $999 $13.4 74.6 FPS
67.8 FPS
43.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB $279 $3.8 73 FPS
67.1 FPS
43.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB $399 $5.5 72.5 FPS
67.6 FPS
43.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB $399 $5.7 70.6 FPS
64.4 FPS
41.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB $229 $3.3 68.8 FPS
63.4 FPS
41 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB $649 $10 64.9 FPS
59.4 FPS
38.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $220 $3.4 64.8 FPS
59.6 FPS
38.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB $279 $4.5 61.5 FPS
54.9 FPS
34.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB $649 $11 59 FPS
56.4 FPS
37.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB $160 $2.8 56.4 FPS
51.7 FPS
33.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 8GB $199 $3.6 55.9 FPS
49.9 FPS
31.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB $549 $9.9 55.7 FPS
50.4 FPS
32.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB $229 $4.2 54.5 FPS
48.6 FPS
30.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB $649 $12.1 53.6 FPS
50.4 FPS
33.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 6GB $999 $19.2 52 FPS
46.7 FPS
31.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB $549 $10.8 50.7 FPS
47.5 FPS
30.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB $254 $5 50.5 FPS
45.5 FPS
29.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 4GB $169 $3.4 50.1 FPS
44.8 FPS
28.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB $429 $8.8 48.8 FPS
45.6 FPS
29.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB $170 $3.5 48 FPS
43.3 FPS
28 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB $329 $7 47.2 FPS
42.1 FPS
28.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB $400 $8.7 45.8 FPS
42.4 FPS
28.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB $329 $7.2 45.5 FPS
41.6 FPS
25.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB $169 $3.8 45 FPS
41 FPS
25.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB $149 $3.5 43 FPS
39.2 FPS
25.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB $179 $4.5 40.1 FPS
36.8 FPS
23.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB $229 $6.8 33.7 FPS
30.6 FPS
20.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB $249 $8.2 30.3 FPS
27.6 FPS
17.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB $199 $6.6 30.1 FPS
27.3 FPS
17.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB $169 $5.7 29.6 FPS
27 FPS
17.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB $279 $9.5 29.3 FPS
26.9 FPS
16.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB $199 $6.9 29 FPS
26.2 FPS
16.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB $169 $6.7 25.2 FPS
22.8 FPS
14.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB $99 $4.2 23.3 FPS
20.8 FPS
13.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB $159 $6.9 22.9 FPS
20.4 FPS
13.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB $149 $6.7 22.4 FPS
19.2 FPS
12.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB $149 $6.7 22.3 FPS
18.5 FPS
12.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB $140 $6.8 20.6 FPS
18.4 FPS
11.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $149 $7.5 19.9 FPS
15.9 FPS
10.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB $79 $4.8 16.3 FPS
14.7 FPS
9.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB $79 $5.1 15.5 FPS
13.9 FPS
8.5 FPS

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woozypictures April 23, 2020

CANT Upgrade from Ryzen 5 1600x to 3600 HELP!!

Computer Type: Desktop

GPU: RTX2070OC, 8GB, Factory Stats

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

Motherboard: ASROCK AB350 Pro4 (Bios 6.30)

RAM: 4x8GB Kingston HyperXFURY DDR4 2666MHz (Slots 1234) XMP Profile 1 (DDR4-2666)

PSU: Corsair VS650

Operating System & Version: Windows 10 1909

GPU Drivers: NVIDIA GeForce Experience Game Ready Drivers (latest)

Chipset Drivers: Not sure.

Background Applications: Fresh Copy of W10

Description of Original Problem & Troubleshooting: Hi there everyone,

Had to make a first time post ever here since i have pretty much exercised all options that I can think of. I purchased a 'Ryzen 5 3600' to upgrade my 'Ryzen 5 1600x' and stupidly flashed my BIOS when receiving it today so now I cant go back to the old one and use my old 1600x (Without fear of bricking the board).

I plugged the new cpu in, put everything back together, plugged in ONLY the new 256gb ssd to install a fresh copy of windows, and this machine WILL. NOT. STAY. ON. It hangs, random crashes, freezes, temps are weird? 48ish on idle (does that sound normal)?

Whats weird is that with only 2 sticks of ram in (Slots 1 and 3) the machine seems fine. As soon as i put back in the other 2 it comes up with the windows BSOD (random names every single time)

In the BIOS, the XMP profile is set to the RAMs native speed of 2666MHz. The voltage is Auto (1.2V) and I havent touched anything else. Its like this chip wont work without randomly crashing or hanging or freezing and i keep having to reinstall windows fresh every 20mins (Thank god its an SSD xD).

Any help? Anywhere Im going wrong, I have seen countless others with the same cpu/mobo combo as me and theyre running perfectly fine (Some even run Ryzen 9 series on my mobo!)

Thank You All!

EDIT #1 : Hope this is useful information, i keep getting 0xc0000f and various other errors repeating. [URL=' https://ibb.co/p0hr9zb'][IMG]https://i.ibb.co/1vzJwq7/20200328-221952.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

EDIT #2 : After tinkering and getting a full windows 10 installation fresh, I installed the B350 AMD chipset drivers, installed Ryzen Master and the ram is now XMP OFF at 2133MHZ. As I currently write this, ALL 4 DIM slots are filled with the same ram. Ive just checked the motherboard manual to find this image [url= https://imgbb.com/][img]https://i.ibb.co/p4LWQ7k/mobo-pic.png[/img][/url]

So yeah i guess its stuck at 2133 until I eventually change the motherboard. Im going to test if i can get it to run at 2666 at 1.3V and update this thread.

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91twin April 11, 2020

You should be able to go higher. the 2133 limit may have been true when the board first came out with the original bios but not now. AMD has constantly improved its AGESA and the newer processors handle memory better. Just keep upping the freq until it fails then back off a little.

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woozypictures May 13, 2020

Ive managed to succesfully run the ram at 2666MHz at 1.31v stable and stress tested 4 times :D BIOS remains at latest version!

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Trailman80 May 09, 2020

If you already updated it. Can you still install the 1600?

If you can and not use the 3600 then your 3600 might be dead

If you cannot use the 1600 at all after the update which you still should be able to then you bricked your board.

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woozypictures April 15, 2020

Cant install 1600 as itll brick. Thank you for the help however, Ive managed to succesfully run the ram at 2666MHz at 1.31v stable and stress tested 4 times :D BIOS remains at latest version!

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Thrawn89 April 19, 2020

Install chipset drivers. Make sure ram slots are seated properly in slots 2 and 4. Turn off XMP. Try using the working 2 sticks of RAM in slots 2 and 4 and no sticks in 1 and 3.

48C idle temp sounds normal for stock cooler. It wasn't stupid to flash bios, it was required or you wouldnt have been able to use the ryzen 3xxx. 2667 is not the native frequency for the ram, that's the highest stable rate that the ram could possibly overclock to. I say possible, because it's possible your CPU or motherboard can't handle that rate (could have gotten very unlucky in the CPU lottery).

Also if you look at your Mobo manual, it doesn't support 2667 with 4 RAM sticks. You might have gotten very lucky with your other CPU for it to have worked.

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woozypictures April 19, 2020

Cool so ive installed chipset drivers now, all RAM has been removed and reseated. I have the Hyper 212 EVO cooler not stock so 48 seems weird to me because ive never really ever seen idle go above 35 for me :? But then again its a new chip for me so maybe this is normal xD Yeah ive now gone back and installed the BIOS step by step and im at the absolute latest version and it seems stable. You are right i checked the manual and 4 DR slots max at 2133 :/ Its a shame but if it means speed or sanity ill take sanity anytime xD

Ill test with XMP off and report back.

XMP is still on so i need to turn it off and report back.

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Trailman80 May 09, 2020

You need to update your bios bro to the current one that recognizes the Ryzen 7 series.

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woozypictures April 15, 2020

Already done it bro :/ Tried hopping from 5.80 to 6.00 to 6.20 and the most recent 6.30

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91twin April 27, 2020

Seems like a memory problem. I have the same Motherboard and CPU running 6.30 bios. Diff memory though. I have two sticks rated at 3600 and two at 3200. I run stable at 2933 w/stock volt. I don't load XMP. Just because your mem is rated for 2666 doesn't mean it will actually run stable at that speed. My 3600 won't run at 3600. Start at 2133 and work up from there.

Also when I went from 2600 CPU to a 3600 I was on win 1803. When I tried to move to 1909, win 1909 would not boot. It would boot fine with the 2600. Turns out I had amd_sata drivers for a couple of my drives. Once I replaced those with the standard msft ahci sata drivers it booted.

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woozypictures April 19, 2020

In terms of the amd_sata drivers i have this SSD with a fresh new copy of windows so i cant see anything related to that in device manager :/ I installed Ryzen Master and the B350 chipset drivers.

I took the two Adata 3000MHz ram sticks out of my dads machine to test in mine and it was the same story :/ I still have XMP on however at "Auto" voltage of 1.2v so ill test it with 1.3v and XMP off and let you know :D

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tjk578 April 27, 2020

XMP voltage is usually 1.35v for DDR4, have you tried manually setting memory voltage to 1.3 or 1.35v to see if this affects stability? Also, rather than reinstalling windows every time you could try using recovery media and fixing the install using bootrec

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woozypictures April 19, 2020

I havent actually tried this yet. On the gigabyte motherboard thats in my dads pc that is rather new (2months old) and supports 3rd gen, he now has my 1600x and 3000MHz ram, we tried turning XMP on there and its been 100% stable and super speedy!

Me not so much xD I have XMP on right now but voltage is set at "Auto" of 1.2 I'll try turning it to 1.3V now and see what happens xD

Thanks for the bootrec tip! I literally found out about it this morning too xD

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ArmanPhotoshops May 09, 2020

Try different cpu not your 1600 or 3600 just someone else's or a different unit

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woozypictures April 27, 2020

Cant go back to my 1600 since BIOS doesnt support the summit ridge etc anymore (according to ASRock at least). Could get a hold of a ryzen 7 or something but means id have to buy it (quite expensive!!)

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Youngsaley11 April 11, 2020

-Make sure everything is seated properly

-Make sure heat sink is actually making contact with cpu

-In bios remove XMP profile, remove any other OC setting or anything that is not factory

-If you can boot this way, run Windows memory diagnostic immediately, see what the results say

-if you pass that, then download newest chipset drivers from AMD

-Next all Windows Updates and finally Nvidia drivers

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woozypictures April 23, 2020

Apart from memtest (which came out with no errors), ive tried all the rest :/

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Jo3yization May 13, 2020

Once in windows, install the chipset drivers from AMD as they are just as important if not more-so than the GPU drivers.

But yeah as Flying_bousse said, you're meant to flash bios 3.40 > 5.40 > 5.80.. Hopefully you can still reflash though it does say "cannot flash older bios once upgrading". If it wont let you flash older, I guess I would try re-flashing 6.20 or 6.30 again if it was me & just hope they are the complete roms since the description does not mention requiring older bios versions though it does say "check previous bios notes", it says that for the 2 previous drivers too, you would think if they needed v5.80 first they would simple include that in the full description, but they dont.

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woozypictures May 13, 2020

Sorry I forgot to mention, I was on 5.80 at the start. I updated to 6.30 then realised I had to do the whole step by step upgrade so i did that. Went back down to 5.80 and went 6.0, then 6.20, then 6.30.

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Flying_bousse April 23, 2020

I would first turn off XMP. Even ram overclocking can make a system unstable. Also guide says you need to upgrade the bios in steps, so hopefully you didn’t go from first version to last version. And use the asrock flash utility, do not upgrade the bios when windows 10 is running. So try disable xmp then insert all your ram. You also try reflashing the most up to date bios. It says to not flash your bios if you are using an older cpu, which is probably why your old cpu isn’t working.

https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/AB350%20Pro4/index.asp#BIOS

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HeartFlamer July 12, 2020

Help Please, Is it hard to install 2 RTX 2060 KO Cards on to a ASUS B350-Plus Motherboard with Ryzen 1600X?

Hi all,
I have been looking around for build guides and stuff for my intended configuration above and I cant find any information if it is actually possible. Or do you just stick the 2 cards in and you are good to go? The Motherboard says its AMD CrossFireX compatible but I am not sure what that means if its compatible with 2 RTX Cards.
Why this config? Well I am getting more into Blender and this seems to me to be the best value upgrade for doing Rendering. I just cant find any information that says explicitly that it can be done. And if there are any Gotcha ! for my budget its stretching things a bit, its quite a bit of money and effort I don't want to waste if it is just not possible. It seems like an easy answer for someone who would have done it already as it seems like a logical configuration conclusion that someone else would have reached.
Thanks in advance !!

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Scratchjackson July 12, 2020

it does not support SLI. while im sure you could get it (dual Nvidia cards) to work some way. b350 also is limited in how it splits PCIe lanes/speed compared to X370, X470, ETC. im not the best knowledge base on this so i dont know if there is a easy way around these things or if they matter for your use case - as i dont do any gpu loads of this kind - this is just information i know that seems pertinent to this lol. hopefully someone with your board chimes in - but it sounds like it may be a bit of a pain to set up from what i can tell with my very limited knowledge of dual card usage.

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HeartFlamer July 11, 2020

:-( not looking good then.. Thanks anyway for your comment.

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RustyShackleford400 July 10, 2020

Crossfire is for AMD cards and I am 99.9% certain that the KO does not support SLI (Nvidia multi graphics card solution) Plus everything already said about the chipset.

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fhackner3 July 10, 2020

For blender, compute workloads, I think crossfire or sli simply dont matter. So it might work BUT acording to the motherboard manual, the second pci-e slot work at 2.0 x4, which might significantly impact performance, as its 1/8 of the bandwidth provided by pci-e 16x 3.0

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Freebyrd26 July 10, 2020

I agree with the compute workload statement, I haven't ever used blender so I don't really know how it works with multiple GPUs. Windows 10 supports dis-similar GPUs in the same system and can be used if the software recognizes them properly... i.e. I used multiple AMD & Nvidia GPUs in the same system back when I did some crypto mining. Not sure how much data is pumped across the pci-e slot for blender, but even 1x pcie3 slots was good enuf for crypto mining.

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Lord_Trollingham July 17, 2020

It'll work but I'd research the PCIe bandwidth requirements of your workloads before pulling the trigger as there might be a bottleneck.

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HeartFlamer July 18, 2020

Thanks !! Will grab a couple and see how it goes !!

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RU_legions July 10, 2020

It should work as you don't need sli for blender, having them separate is fine. The main issue is the PCie lanes, they will be split and you will be severely limited for compute, I wouldn't want to drop below PCIe3 X 8 really. You may be better off picking up a card with better compute performance, like a VII if you could find one for a good price.

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HeartFlamer July 18, 2020

Excellent Thanks for your comment !
The 2060 KO has very similar Blender performance as the 2070. gaming its worse than the 2060 non KO because you cant overclock the KO versions.. but I am only going to use it for blender.

I will have a look at the VII and see how it performs for blender.

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theS3rver July 12, 2020

It also doesn't scale so you'd be throwing monies out on the window. Buy 2070s/2080s instead

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HeartFlamer July 09, 2020

The 2060 KO has almost the same Blender performance as the 2070. sure its worse for games but I dont really play games.

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HeartFlamer July 14, 2020

Weird why would people downvote my query LOL.. reddit is sometimes so weird.

BTW thanks all for your comments.. I think i will pull the trigger and grab a couple of cards and see how it goes !!

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DocLobster3000 July 12, 2020

Also get a copy of E-Cycles makes rendering in blender way faster.

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ydylany June 16, 2020

Monitor Buying Help - GTX 1070 and Ryzen 5 1600x

I'm trying to figure out what type of frame rate/performance I'd get with the 1440p monitor running a GTX 1070 and Ryzen 5 1600x in games. Would anyone with a similar gpu/cpu combo be able to tell me what type of framerates they typically see in games running the lowest settings? Any other helpful advice about upgrading would also be appreciated!

I'm currently running a GTX 1070 8GB and Ryzen 5 1600x at 3.6GHz on a very old 60hz monitor that likely has a high response time as well. I primarily play not-so-demanding games such as GTA V and Call of Duty Warzone and have no problem always running the lowest settings if it means better performance. On Warzone, with all low/off settings and borderless windowed I am fluctuating between 110-140FPS in game which of course only 60fps are actually utilized because of my current monitor.

I'm in the market for a new monitor, but my dilemma is whether I should buy the Asus VG279Q (1080p 144Hz) for $300 or the LG 27GL850-B (1440p 144Hz) for $500.

With the 1080p monitor, I will be able to utilize most of the 144hz but may not be able to justify upgrading to a 1440p one in the future.

With the 1440p monitor, I likely will not see much of a visual difference from my current utilized 60fps, but the higher resolution would be favorable for all non-gaming use. Additionally it would be more future proof for when I do decide to upgrade my gpu and cpu to actually utilize the 144hz in games like warzone. I likely will not upgrade anytime soon though because a 2070 super and better cpu that won't bottleneck it would likely be another $700-800+.

Thank you!

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Annsly June 12, 2020

60-80 FPS at 1440p, low settings.

Benchmark #1

Benchmark #2

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ydylany June 10, 2020

Thank you! I will be getting the 1440p monitor!

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pacoromero17 June 24, 2020

(HELP) Swapped out Ryzen 5 1600x to test Ryzen 3 1200, after putting it back pc wont boot anymore

Hi all,

My new CPU (Ryzen 3 1200) for my budget build just came in, and I wanted to test it for when im going to build the new pc.

I swapped out my Ryzen 5 1600x and put in the Ryzen 3 1200 and the pc didn't boot, which i figured was because of a wrong bios on my motherboard. No big deal.

Then I put in my Ryzen 5 1600x again and wanted to start the PC again, but to my surprise, nothing happened. I've checked whether everything is plugged in and I can't find any problems. Does anyone know what has happened and how I can possibly get my pc to work again?


My whole build is the following:

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600x
MOBO: MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 16 GB 3200
GPU: RX 580 4GB
SSD: Samsung Evo 860 250gb
PSU: Corsair CX550m


Any help is appreciated!

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Cactus_Bot June 14, 2020

I would double check the pins on the processors, anything in the socket, and then obviously power cables are plugged in on both sides.

Does it turn on at all, like do the fans spin up and such or no power to anything?

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pacoromero17 June 24, 2020

Pins and socket seem fine, power cables are tightly plugged in. Whenever I press the power button nothing happens at all, not even fans spinning.

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pacoromero17 June 18, 2020

I really don't understand it, all I did was trying my Ryzen 3 1200 in the movie before putting my normal Ryzen 5 1600x back in? Most likely it has to be my motherboard then I guess?

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Cactus_Bot June 12, 2020

I find it hard to believe a component died with a simple swap. Have you tried reseating the cpu?

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StarBleu March 30, 2020

R5 1600X OC help

Hi

Just tried overclocking my R5 1600X to it's limit with Fera 3 cooler. Rn i'm at 4.1 Ghz with 1.3 V with like 77 max temp . I'm running OCCT for 1 hour and no errors or anything. What you think is max voltage i can go for on this CPU.

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XenolithicYardZone February 11, 2020

1st gen Ryzen is fine upto 1.4V, maybe even 1.425V. Use HWiNFO and check the SVI2 TFN sensor reading. That's the actual voltage your CPU is getting.

[email protected] (if stable) is a very good OC for a first gen chip.

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trazetraze March 24, 2020

what about 1600ax which is basicaly downclocked 2600. whats the max safe voltage for this cpu ?

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StarBleu February 11, 2020

When i try to go over 4.1 it crashes even on 1.35 should i try with higher voltage ?

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im-teeq February 23, 2020

So i have a i5 1600x and a rtx 5700 , 16gb dual channel but i stil have less fps then i had with my gtx 970 can someone help me

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A_Neaunimes February 29, 2020

i5 1600X

Doesn't exist. R5 1600X maybe ?

RTX 5700

Also doesn't exist. RX 5700 XT maybe ?

i stil have less fps then i had with my gtx 970 can someone help me

In what game(s) ?
Is the GPU the only thing you upgraded ?
Have you uninstalled the old GPU drivers ? Have you installed the new GPU drivers ?

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im-teeq February 17, 2020

Yes i meant those specs except i have the one without the xt I uninstalled the nvidia drivers with ddu And installed the other ones the gpu is the only thing i upgraded I play csgo and fortnite

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Struukduuker February 17, 2020

I'm thinking your r5 1600x is bottlenecking that 5700xt. Nothing but a cpu upgrade can fix that.

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Stuck on VGA light with working GPU
My PC is getting stuck on the VGA light during boot. The GPU works as i have tried it in a friends PC along with the power supply. I have tried clearing CMOS with the jumper pins and removing the battery, trying 1 stick of RAM in all slots with both of them, reseating the CPU a few times, loosening and tightening the cooler a bit to make sure it had good mounting pressure, dusting out the PCIE slots with compressed air, trying a different slot using a different PSU and GPU.

My old GPU I tried is an RX460 so it gets power from the slot which it does so the PCIE slots shouldn't be dead. The newest parts are a year old and have worked fine until now. i have no idea what else I could try. when it boots it passes CPU and DRAM fine but gets stuck on VGA. My specs are:

CPU Ryzen 1600x
GPU ROG Strix RTX 2070
RAM 16GB 2666MHz
PSU Corsair VS650
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Aeacus March 21, 2015
Based on your testing, i'd say your MoBo is dead.

How i came to this conclusion?

Well, MoBo shows VGA LED, indicating that your GPU might be an issue. Since you tested your GPU in 2nd PC and it was working fine, the issue isn't with your GPU. You also tested 2nd GPU in your PC and in different PCI-E slots, without any effect. Even different PSUs didn't help. At this point, only MoBo could be the culprit.

As far as what might have caused the MoBo to die, i'd look towards your Corsair VS-series PSU.

Why?

Corsair VS series is the worst PSU offered by Corsair and that's a low quality unit. I wouldn't even use VS series to power an office PC without a dedicated GPU and which never sees any high loads, let alone powering a gaming PC with it with dedicated GPU in it. And when PSU starts acting up, MoBo is usually the 1st one to go (MoBos are very sensitive to power fluctuations).

Here, i'd buy a new MoBo and new, better quality PSU as well, e.g any Seasonic unit in 650W range, like: Focus GX/PX or PRIME GX/PX/TX series. (All three of my PCs are also powered by Seasonic, full specs with pics in my sig.)
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solrac0192 July 19, 2020
AB350m cross compatible with ryzen 1st and second gen (ryzen 7 2700x)
I have recently purchased a Ryzen 7 2700x that has bent pins with the expectation of fixing it and making sure it would work before buying a new motherboard.
I could try fixing the CPU pins, and then use my friends motherboard ( AB350m gaming 3 micro atx ) to make sure the CPU works.
(this is so I wont spend money on a motherboard and then come to find that I cant fix the CPU.
My question is that if the CPU were to work once I fixed the pins, will I be able to put it into my friends motherboard without having to update the bios?
Then after I see that it has worked (hopefully) will they then be able to put their first gen ryzen (ryzen 5 1600x) without any problems
Thanks so much
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CountMike October 31, 2015
That question took only 10 seconds to find answer for. It's compatible but only with new BIOS version F20 and up https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-AB350M-Gaming-3-rev-1x/support#support-cpu
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hectic1 July 09, 2020
my motherboard's nvme ssd drive shares lanes with 2nd gpu slot, can I use an nvme adapter (pci-e express x1 slot) to get around that?
the pc in question has a 1600x ryzen cpu and asrock x370 pro4 mobo, 2 rx 580's and now a kingston a2000 1tb nvme ssd, its not my main pc but I really need to get the setup working.. without changing the motherboard if possible.
>This is the adapter<(page is in romanian, but the specs are important) changed the link this one is for an x1 slot, but anyway there are others, the important thing is if anything would work.
the 2nd slot on my mobo is only for sata ssd's and it would disable one of my hdd's and the 1st one will always disable the 4th pci-e slot ( which is the 2nd pci-e x16 slot that my 2nd gpu uses).
What I'm asking is if using an adapter in a different regular pci-e 2.0 1x slot work , or will it still disable my 2nd gpu
I know it would prolly see it as an external drive and 100% sure it won't be accessible as a boot drive but I'm okay with that.
I just wanna use it to speed up my work In some apps. got a regular ssd for my boot drive.
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SkyNetRising January 04, 2016
Yeah. Return nvme and get sata ssd instead.

If you use nvme drive (PCIE 3.0 x4) drive in PCIE 2.0 x1 slot, this reduces bandwidth to 1/8.
Essentially your nvme drive will perform as sata drive.
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SomeDudeCalledOptimus June 27, 2020
I overclocked my ryzen 5 1600x to 4ghz, at 1.35 Voltage
I ran prime95 for about 10 minutes and the maximum temps were 62C, should i overclock it more?
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CountMike October 31, 2015
Temperature wise it's good up to 75c for everyday use but you'll probably find that voltage will be increasing faster with every step, much over 1.4v is not recommended.
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LrsLex June 27, 2020
Upgrade CPU from Ryzen 5 1600X to 3600 on an Asus Prime B350-Plus
Hi!

I just got a Ryzen 5 3600 and am going to upgrade my CPU to, well, that. Along with my new PSU.

Here's my hardware:

Ryzen 5 1600X
Asus Prime B350-Plus
BIOS version 4207 (this needs to be updated I guess)

So, from what I've gathered I should update the MoBo chipset to the latest version and after that flash a new BIOS version. But which one, from a USB stick or the Asus flash software? At which point should I swap the CPU?

As I'm installing a new PSU as well, here's how I'd do it, do tell if there's something dumb here:

  • Install the newest chipset drivers to mobo
  • Flash latest BIOS version (5407 from January) by Asus Flash Tool (I think the latest BIOS works with the old CPU as well)
  • Reset & shut down
  • Install the new CPU & PSU
  • Reassemble, plug in, press power button and pray for the silicon gods.
  • Thanks for any assistance!
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    delaro August 23, 2011
    If you are at 4207 then update your chipset driver to 18.50.16 and flash to 4602. From there you can flash any version higher than that pretty safely. I would not advise you to flash from 4207 to 5407 directly since 4602 did some tweaking to the flashing itself and fixes a crash issue that could happen. Gen 3 support started at 4801 and everything above that is stability and performance fixes.

    So here is the thing about Flashing, AGESA updates don't always help RAM overclocking for many RAM/Board combinations the max AGESA might have given you better support to run high-Frequency RAM but they also lowered the max Overclock you could achieve on older sticks, If you're not into overclocking RAM then it doesn't matter and you can apply any Flash you feel like doing.

    So
    Update Chipset Driver
    Flash to 4602
    Flash to 4801-5407 as you see fit.
    Turn off.. remove power.
    Replace PSU/CPU/Thermal paste
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    SomeDudeCalledOptimus June 26, 2020
    So..i have some problems with my r5 1600x regarding temperatures.
    Idle temps vary between 37-50 and when gaming (usually apex) they rise to 95 in a matter of 2-3 matches (around 30-45 minutes) and then my PC crashes.
    I`m using the stock AMD Wraith Max and I recently replaced the stock thermal paste with Arctic Mx-2 .
    If it helps i have a Vega 56 GPU and the entire build is a little over one year old.
    Help would be appreciated!
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    RBuczynski April 04, 2016
    Ok, it sounds properly, but I think that only one outtake fan might be not enough for that amount of air.
    Also - cooler blows air on both sides, which gives some hot air to be stuck in case.
    I got similar split of fans, but I've decided to get 2 as intake and 3 as outtake, I've also replaced stock Wraith with Mugen 5 and gave airflow one path. Maybe the cooler itself is just too small to handle it propertly? In my opinion, just the wraith itself is the problem (too small to handle cpu properly).
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    Jimmidk June 20, 2020
    Upgrade to Ryzen 4000 Series + new MB?
    Hi guys

    I have a B450 itx mb with a 1600x cpu, and 2x8gb 3200mhz ram.

    My question is, should i get the 4000 Series cpu when it comes and upgrade my MB to a X570 (B550 is too close in price to not get the X570 here i Denmark).
    Or should i just get a cheap second hand 3600(x) and keep my mb and whait a couble of years for new cpu’s and DDR5 ram?

    I know my B450 MB might get the bios Beta to run the 4000 Series, but some says they won’t recommend it. Thats why i will go for the X570. But will it be a good idea to upgrade MB + CPU now when new Technology is just a year or two away?
    I Don’t think my 1600x will be suffice 2 years on. It is OC to 4,05ghz and that is MAX! And i can’t run my 3200mhz ram at 3200mhz stable. So they run 3000mhz.
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    thanks.
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    InvalidError May 18, 2007
    The B550 may be overpriced now but if your plan is to buy one to go with a 4000-series CPU, prices will likely change and hopefully become more reasonable in the meantime. Depending on what model B550 or X570 you plan to get, you may also need to wait for updated board models that come with 4000-series compatible BIOS out of the box.

    I wouldn't worry about which 500-series board to get for Ryzen 4000 until Ryzen 4000 has actually launched and been reviewed.

    As for DDR5 and other stuff that may be coming in 2022, there rarely is any benefit to being an early adopter for new memory as clocks, timings and prices are usually worse for the first year or two.
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    brandon9455 June 17, 2020
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    geofelt October 09, 2006
    The msi mpg z490 gaming plus is probably a good bet.
    A quick look on newegg from verified owners of Z490 motherboards has the msi Z489 edge wifi as the most popular with all good reviews.
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    Golda June 16, 2020
    Cpu cooler?
    Hello! i have https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/b350m-gaming-pro.html + https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+Ryzen+5+1600X&id=3000

    My motherboard don't have this backplate so i cant install my https://www.jimms.fi/en/Product/Show/154984/amd-wraith-spire-65w/amd-vakio-prosessorijaahdytin-am4-65w-tdp . Where i can find similar backplate for this motherboard? Or what else CPU cooler i can use with different attachment?
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    Djoza April 05, 2020
    yes thats the backplate,which im sure its on the mobo
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    maxamillionfeettall June 03, 2020
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    Hello everyone,

    It's the rainy season here in Florida, and with it, are the power surges. Atm, I have my pc plugged directly into the wall as previous surge protector was giving me some kernel power 41 errors(have had none since).

    I'm looking for a decent surge protector with a high joule rating and will power my pc (1600x, gtx 1060, cx650) and two 27" displays.

    Any suggestions would be very cool.
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    Ralston18 October 11, 2014
    Point well taken - in light of some recent internal discussions I chose to stay with "Tom's" for the time being....

    https://www.techradar.com/best/best-surge-protector-of-2019#3-tripp-lite-isobar-6

    #3 and #7

    https://www.nbcnews.com/shopping/tech-gadgets/best-surge-protectors-power-strips-2020-n1163031

    #1 and #2

    Other reviews did not include Tripplite products. Still other reviews - just one.

    Plus I forgot to ask about OP's budget - budget?
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    philpion May 20, 2020
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    I decided to upgrade my AB350 Fatal1ty itx for an X570 Phantom Gaming. The CPU was also upgraded from a 1600X to a 3600X. The graphics card is a Zotac mini (1070 Ti) and I have 4 drives connected (1 NVME M2 and 3 SATA). I dual boot (Windows 10 & Ubuntu 18.04) through Grub (2.02). Both OS are on the NVME drive.

    After putting everything together, I am able to go to the bios and see that all hardware is properly detected. I have setup the boot sequence correctly because I can access Grub. The issue is that the computer freezes there.

    I wonder if I have not missed a UEFI setup for the drives.

    The computer can boot from a USB (like clonezilla), but I have to specifically choose UEFI whereas with the previous board, it would not matter if I choose UEFI or USB option for the stick.

    A bit of a mystery, but windows managed to boot once and went through the hardware upgrade and all was fine. One difference as the ASRock logo would show in SD instead of HD at boot. With the previous board it was showing in SD. Also, booting up things like clonezilla or rescue cd will display in HD whereas it was SD before.
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    philpion May 20, 2020
    I did not reinstall Windows as it should be able to go through hardware changes.

    I updated the motherboard bios to the latest (2.00) and it is now working.
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    Dino_Saur May 11, 2020
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    Everything worked fine for the first few hours and I even played a few games without any problems, but then when I was on google chrome (barely any load on the system) the monitor said it lost signal. I tried pressing the rest button but nothing happened, so I tried to force shut down by holding the power button for 10-15 seconds but nothing happened. There was no light blinking on the 'load', however all components seemed to be running (as all rgb lights were on and the fans were spinning)

    I had to turn it off from the PSU switch. I waited for a few minutes and then turned it on again. It took longer than usual but it got through post and it didn't have any problems for the rest of the day.

    The next day, I turned it on in the morning and I was idling and then the monitor suddenly says it lost the signal. However a few seconds later the pc was rebooting. Then a few mins later it again repeated that but this time, it didn't reboot. So I switched it off and changed the HDMI cable and opened the case window. The pc then successful rebooted and I used it continuously for 11hrs: doing work, gaming, etc without any problems. I later did close the case and didn't face any issues.

    However again today this problem happened! This time with the case open! It has already happened 2 times today! I think it is a power supply issue.

    Before I return to the retail store, I wanted to confirm with you guys whether it is a PSU issue or could it be another component.

    My specs:

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    Thank you very much!
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    Darkbreeze June 24, 2014
    That Cooler master model was released about 8 years ago, and it's likely it hasn't been manufactured at all in more than five or six years, so if you bought that "new", you were buying NOS (New old stock) which means it's been either sitting on a shelf somewhere for a very long time, or it wasn't new at all and was actually a used part, which is the more likely truth.

    Even if the unit WAS new, not used, it has probably been sitting around for five years or more and in that time it's possible for there to have been some degradation of the capacitors inside even if it was never in use. Or, considering the relatively great distance from where you are to the closest Seasonic manufacturing facility, since that is who built those V1000 Gold units for Cooler master, it could certainly have been damaged at any point while being shipped from place to place. One decent drop from the top of a pallet on some shipping container or truck is about all it would take to create a problem.

    If you didn't have ANY similar problems before replacing the power supply and you are 100% sure everything is connected correctly, then there's a very good chance that the power supply is to blame HOWEVER there is every possibility that it is something else.

    What led you to believe that your old power supply had failed?

    Personally, I'd recommend returning that unit anyhow, and getting something that isn't 8 years old, or at least six years outdated. 8 years ago that was a very good unit. These days, given the age of it, not so much.

    Also, you don't need anywhere near 1000w. For your system a high quality 550-650w unit is more than plenty for a GTX 1080 and the rest of your system.
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    Omzy April 21, 2020
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    Pc specification at the moment :
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    60Hz Monitor - Samsung (Second-Monitor)
    Processor: AMD Ryzen 1600x 6 Cores 12 Threads - 3.60GHz
    16GB Ram
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