I'm going to guess it was something to do with the compatibility support module (CSM) being turned off by default. If you set that to enabled, it would probably have let you boot.
But a clean install never hurt anyone ;D
Congrats on the upgrade! i5 7th gen to a 5600X is no small upgrade for...
Depends what game you are playing.
If all you are going to do is play CSGO and Dota2, then the 7600K is still plenty.
If your machine is that old, also consider a 1080p/144hz monitor or a 1440p/144hz monitor on your next GPU/CPU upgrade.
Before you return it, try using the Bios Flashback (Q Flash Plus) or just the standard BIOS update to try to flash the latest firmware.
I've read some people being able to run 2nd Gen Ryzens on B550 boards that are supposed to be incompatible, but they work fine anyway with newer BIOS versions.
CPUs have improved quite a bit since then more than usual both in core count and clockspeed/ipc, and so have GPUs, but current GPU pricing is and will be crap until at least next year due to a number of reasons.
At least you have a 1080ti though. That still performs more than decently. Buy it a...
Given oblongpolygon 's latest post, the Zotac should be alright.
Take note that the performance difference between the 3070 and the 3070TI is small.
Also -- DPI is right, PCIE 3 vs 4 is totally irrelevant in this case.
3070TI is faster and at the same price.
Quality wise should be the same between the two cards. The XC3 and the Twin Edge are the 'entry' variants of both brands.
If you live in the USA, EVGA probably also has easier customer service to deal with.
I'll go with the 3070TI
1. Not possible. You need a K CPU and a Z series board to do this.
2. Bclk overclock is probably possible, depending on your board. I have read about some B460 boards that have it.
3. Better to check the motherboard manual for the board you are considering. Hard to blanket tell you that...
So long as you're fine running lower resolution while gaming, like 1080p, a 780TI should do fine.
SLI is pretty much dead at this point, so your 3 cards are just about as good as one unless your game explicitly supports it.
I remember a youtuber talking about not being able to replicate an overclock they've been able to do a few times, and eventually they figured out it was an extension cord they have been using.
Shrinking tolerances, higher precision electronics and pushing the limit of the silicon all...
Have an X570 E here, no problems.
It doesn't get as much fanfare as either the Crosshair series or the more basic TUF series since pricewise it's stuck in between, but I like its feature set. The price... well, could be better.
My guess only:
The pricing is being kept up by demand.
Must be quite a few miners or gamers who want to get in for 'cheaper', and when they see that kind of a drop, jumped in on it.
If the AIBs/scalpers notice a demand spike, they can keep the price there a little longer -- just maximizing...
I'll do a post mortem sooner or later. Will update this post when that happens so you can take a look and have a guess at the cause of failure.
This will actually be both entertaining and educational :D
For a brand new current gen GPU that's supposed to be 'future proofed' for another 2 years or so, this doesn't bode well, ALTHOUGH you can argue that the 3070 is a lot of card for $500 if you can find it at SRP (don't get me wrong, it is!).
Just that I don't think a lot of people buy 1440p...
Don't think there are many Pascal quadros with a 6th generation i7.
The Thinkpad P70/71 models are 6th/7th Gen i7s with Maxwell quadros, while the P73 and P17 have the 9th-10th gen and Pascal Quadros.
The P17 Gen2s do carry Ampere Quadros
Just to chime in -- moved the older Prime Platinum 750 I had into that machine while waiting for a new power supply to arrive.
Fired up properly. I think there was a hint of smoke left in the machine though that the fans spit out into my room.
All good, I have 2 SSDs I have yet to test but all...
If you want to get into the nitty gritty and your board doesn't want to do 3200, you can probably tighten the timings of RAM set at 2933 or 3000mhz and get approximately the same or better performance compared to 3200 XMP.
The smoke was behind the computer unit. I think this is inconclusive since it could have come from the mainboard compartment or the back of the PSU.
Tried smelling the mainboard area -- there's a smell near the rear fan but this is probably where the smoke accumulated with the fan blowing out...
So I was in the process of running a system through a memory stability test (memtest86+) and I heard a high pitched pop - more of a crack, and realized the machine had turned off.
There was a bit of magic smoke but it disappeared fast enough. Couldn't smell exactly where the smell was...
If your board doesn't have a BIOS switch, it will automatically fall back to the backup BIOS everytime it detects something wonky.
My suggestion would be to find some way to flash both BIOSes with the updated version to at least get BIOS versions aligned.
I've noticed that the BIOS gets very...
Well this generation has already been out for a year when most GPU architectures are usually superseded by the 2nd year. Wonder if they'll stretch the design life considering it has largely been unavailable to the mass market...
Would like to leave current retail prices out of the current situation -- just a good discussion on value @ MSRP.
I was looking at reviews recently and it seems like the 3060TI at $400 seems to be the best value among the bunch. The difference between the 3060TI and the 3070 doesn't...
Was reading a bit on the TPM but I'm a bit sleepy and don't think what I read really sank in.
You need an actual module on the board apart from just being "TPM version x ready"? If yes, I don't think that will do wonders for MS's Win11 adoption strategy.
Edit: Looks like new AMD boards have...