Recent content by mikeohara

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    anyone here have experience with Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut Paste

    First post in a while ... I used Conductonaut on my wife's PC and my rig (before I swapped the mobo out for a B450 board), and it was quite good. However, I'm only able to buy it maybe once a year because of the cost of a small tube of it (which is good for about 3 repastes). I may look at...
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    Quality of AMD Motherboards

    I upgraded from a AM3+ motherboard to a B350 one in January, and I can definitely tell the difference in the motherboard quality. My second AM3+ board was a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 (after breaking a Sapphire AM3+ Mobo my wife won at the last [H]ard|OCP/AMD event in Dallas), and along with a FX-8150...
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    BIOS updates for AM4 motherboards

    my board got another BIOS update, which is okay but now I can't get past 3.6ghz right now without finetoothing the OC, or grabbing a beefier aftermarket HSF or a AIO (which I've been meaning to do). Last BIOS I was running I had a rocksolid OC @ 3.8ghz with the Wraith Spire.
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    BIOS updates for AM4 motherboards

    what's the AGESA version that enables the second gen Ryzen CPUs? Is it
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    Asus X370-F Strix NIC keeps dropping out?

    Before you say bad board; do you have a PCI-E ethernet card to test with? Different ethernet cable maybe?
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    BIOS updates for AM4 motherboards

    I originally had way too much voltage through the processor and saw temps of close to 90C via Corsair Link when doing encoding with Handbrake. I adjusted the voltage real quick and knocked it down quite a bit and am getting 60C-65C now maxed under CPU-intensive loads.
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    BIOS updates for AM4 motherboards

    Got my Ryzen parts in yesterday, and I updated to the newest bios for my TUF B350M Gaming. Memory autodetected at 2933 without issue; and I'm really happy. Now I gotta find a decent AIO to pull the temps down a bit since I'm using a stock fan ...
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    BIOS updates for AM4 motherboards

    I'm curious to know if anyone is running a B350 Gaming Pro Carbon with a Ryzen chip. Also about BIOS issues and all that jazz.
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    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 & 1400 CPU Review @ [H]

    I'm very tempted to know what the bug is regarding nVidia drivers on AM4. As a 1070 owner, I'm really interested in these details and what they are because it may impair my jump to the platform.
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    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 & 1400 CPU Review @ [H]

    Thanks for reviewing the R5 1600 Kyle, I'm now looking at upgrading out of the AMD FX series thanks to how cheap these chips are. Hopefully these don't become scarce where you can't find them for at least a month.
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    AMD Ryzen 5 Reviewer's Kit Giveaway

    tagging for interest.
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    AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU Review @ [H]

    I was waiting on benchmarks before I committed to upgrading out of AM3+. I play Games on my desktop at 1080p (and do the occasional rip of a CD), so Ryzen will not be up my alley. Looks like my future is one with a Kaby Lake system.
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    AMD Ryzen 6 Core and 4 Core Benchmark Leaks Rumor

    I'm really tempted to stay with AMD for another generation, but I dunno ...
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    Scythe FUMA SCFM-1000 Twin Tower CPU Air Cooler @ [H]

    I take it this will work on LGA 2011 v3 boards correct? My wife's upgrading and I'm trying to find her a cooler that won't break the bank.
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    Who's planning to buy Zen?

    I certainly hope so. With the low end Haswell-E and Broadwell chips, I believe they are limited to somewhere in the 25 PCIe lanes range. The next chips up from those have 40.