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    Ryzen 3900X USB Reset Problem

    I dont know if this applies to your situation, but back when I had a 1700 on a B350, I had all kinds of weird USB issues. I found that increasing the Soc voltage 0.05V (or perhaps it was 0.1V) via offset, removed the problems. The 3900x is a completely different CPU, so I don't know if it will...
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    Zen 3 is rumored to be flaunting monumental IPC gains in early testing

    Its hard to say where exactly the improvements will come from. Zen 3 is supposed to be an even more from the grounds up rebuild of the architecture than Zen 2. Zen 2 was their first chiplet design. There must be some low hanging fruit they have discovered, that can improve performance / IPC...
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    Explaining the AMD Ryzen "Power Reporting Deviation" -metric in HWiNFO

    I have been experimenting a little with this since I read the post on HWiNFO's forum. On my system with my current settings, where I run with a -0,1V offset to the core voltage, HWiNFO64 reports a Power Report Deviation (PRD) of about 75%. Which seems rather bad (lower percentage is supposed to...
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    Manual clocking the 3900x

    You cant trust HWinfo 64 completely, as it cant detect cores that are put to sleep. See this comparison of Ryzen Master vs HWinfo64 on my almost completely idle 3900X. HWinfo shows much higher clocks. HWinfo does not know the core has been powered down, so it'l show the last active clock. The...
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    Why did YOU choose AMD for your processor?

    I have been almost AMD exclusive since my first PC. AMD 386DX40 (with Cyrix x87 FPU) > AMD486 DX4 100 > AMD DX4 133 (5x86 P75 i believe it was named) > Cyrix 6x86 P166+ > AMD K6 200 > AMD K6-2 300 > AMD K6-3 450 > AMD Athlon 500 > AMD Athlon (Thunderbird) 1.33Ghz > Athlon X2 3800+ > Phenom X4...
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    Post your Ryzen memory speeds!

    I don't think my results are anything special for Samsung B-dies. But I'm satisfied with my results on this cheap motherboard. Timings as shown in Ryzen DRAM calculator 1.7.0
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    NEW ! ! Ryzen Ram Calculator 1.7.0 Released

    On my system it suggested slightly tighter timings, and different values for ProcODT and the CAD_BUS Block ohms. Some of the Voltage Block settings, were also changed (raised) a little. For me it enabled up to 3666 to work. Before I could get to 3466 max.
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    Who's Happy So Far with Ryzen 3000 Series?

    I upgraded from a 1700 to a 3900x 3 weeks ago. And even though my motherboard is not a top model, it has been completely painless. It restarted a few times on the first boot, before starting Windows, and since then it has just worked. I installed all the newest drivers after installing the new...
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    AMD FX 8350 it still works!

    My FX 8150 on an ASUS Sabertooth 990FX is still in service, but these days as a NAS server with Plex and Logitech Media Server duties. When I replace my Ryzen 1700 setup, it will take the 8150's place, and then the 8150 will probably be put to rest.
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    Here Is 10 Minutes of RAGE 2 Gameplay

    I really liked Rage too, and finished the game (and have played it a few times since release). I didn't understand its bad reputation. I will probably get this new version, just to see if I enjoy it as much.
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    Ryzen 3000 Processors Listed on Russian Retail Site

    If this is anything else than rumours, my 1700 will be replaced by a 3700x, sooner than I thought it would be ...
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    AdoredTV Discusses the Recent AMD Ryzen and Radeon 3000 Series Leaks

    If his predictions do turn out to be true, my current 1700 / RX480 system will get an upgrade probably towards 3700X / RX3070. If that CPU will work in my current motherboard of course.
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    The Evolution of the Windows Kernel

    Its a nice article. And I'm quite certain the Windows kernel is weel thought through, robust, and reasonably well optimized. Something the developers could and should be proud off. Its a shame its let down so much by the rest of the OS. Especially Windows update has become a nuisance. In the...
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    T-FORCE VULCAN & G.SKILL Flare X AM4 Overclocking @ [H]

    Well if thats the facts, I consider myself lucky getting to 3400 (3393 because base clock is 99.8 instead of 100). I'm actually quite happy with the system as it is right now. In the future I'll probably buy the 2700x, if I cant wait until the next revision of Ryzen comes out. I actually like...
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    T-FORCE VULCAN & G.SKILL Flare X AM4 Overclocking @ [H]

    Mine is of course only a 3200 kit. I have tried setting Procodt to 60, and 1.475V @3466. It does seem to have helped, but I'll have to run for some time, to see if its reliable / stable. Edit: Nope, didn't work, still get memory errors / crashes after a few minutes. 3400 seems to be where...
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    T-FORCE VULCAN & G.SKILL Flare X AM4 Overclocking @ [H]

    Following your post I tried setting mine to 3466 / 1.45, with the 3200 DOCP setting. The computer boots, and I can work on it for a few minutes, RAM test, never gives errors. But eventually the PC freezes up. Turning speed down to 3400 makes the PC stable, so still higher than what I...
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    T-FORCE VULCAN & G.SKILL Flare X AM4 Overclocking @ [H]

    I ended up killing my old motherboard (water leak) So instead of buying a new processor, I ended up with an "ASUS TUF B450-plus gaming". Had to cancel the order for the processor, as I cant afford both right now. Basically this is the updated version of my old board, and I chose the full ATX...
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    T-FORCE VULCAN & G.SKILL Flare X AM4 Overclocking @ [H]

    I am aware of it, and thats also why I mentioned the BIOS versions. My point was that the Ryzen compability sticker doesn't guarantee compability, not even in brand name boards. Downgrading is a pain, as the BIOS does not support going to older versions, so you have to use special software for...
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    T-FORCE VULCAN & G.SKILL Flare X AM4 Overclocking @ [H]

    I have The G-skill Flare x 3200 16GB in my ASUS TUF B3550M-plus gaming. My experiences have been a little mixed. Up until and including BIOS 3401, it was just a question of setting the XMP profile, and everything would be good at 3200. With any of the later BIOS'es, I have not been able to...
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    Apple Signs Deal With Volkswagen for Driverless Cars

    I don't know if it also exists in the english languages, but in my language we have a saying that translates into something like: "A Crow finds its mate". Meaning something along the line that one shady figure finds another, and partners up with it. I think it is appropiate here :)
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    RAGE 2 Gameplay Trailer

    I played Rage a lot, and really enjoyed most of it. I never understood the bad reputation the game got. I hardly ever saw textures pop in, and it was never something that was detriment to my enjoyment of the game. I really enjoyed exploring the (semi) open world and taking on the various...
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    Cabling Pr0n Makes Me Wirey

    A coworker of mine "manipulated" a fibre optic network cable into a perfect 90 degree angle today. In this case it wasn't "technical practical" :)
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    Seasonic FOCUS PLUS Gold 850W Power Supply Review @ [H]

    As usual, Seasonic delivers. And does so solidly and convincingly.
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    First Mockup of Firefox 57’s New Design

    Stop messing with the interface, and work upon making the browser compatible, faster and safer. Firefox will not win by having the best interface. It will win by being the fastest, safest and most compatible / flexible browser. So focus on that.
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    Computer crashes on any output but VGA...

    Just an update on my progress. I borroved a long extension cord with ground plugs and groundwire, and plugged my PC into an outlet with grounding in it. And now it doesn't crash anymore. At least it hasn't crashed in the time its been hooked up with grounding. And I have really tried to...
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    Computer crashes on any output but VGA...

    Thanks. Here in Denmark its a regulatory demand that grounding is present in some equipment (things like washing maschines or equipment that run on more than one phase). So grounding is relatively easy to establish. I just need to install a new outlet, and run a grounding wire, to an existing...
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    Computer crashes on any output but VGA...

    Well neither have I :) But this one does exist, and my hairs are getting grey because of it.... Upping the RAM voltage didn't help BTW. I have now plugged the PSU into another outlet, to see if that makes any difference.
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    Computer crashes on any output but VGA...

    I will try to get something done about grounding it. Should be easy enough. I am actually in a rather new building. Well new-ish, build 21 years ago. I live in Denmark :) The RAM has rather large heatspreaders, so it will be fine I think. Thanks for all your suggestions, I really hope to get...
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    Computer crashes on any output but VGA...

    The power noise issue is something I have been thinking about too. And the problem affects DVI-D and Displayport too, just not VGA. I'm also considering to get an earth wire routed to the outlet where the PC is hooked up. I have never needed it on my other PC's, but some people recommend it...
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    Computer crashes on any output but VGA...

    HDMI cable replaced with the one that came with the new monitor, and I also tried with the one I use for my TV. With no result. I dont think its the wiring in my house. I have another, older PC up and running to (running as a NAS), it never crashes like this. You are absolutely right, the...
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    Computer crashes on any output but VGA...

    Hi guys. I need some help, I'm running out of ideas. Some time ago, actually some years ago, I got a new monitor from my nephew, as a present. Nothing extrordinary, a Hanspree 23". It has worked well enough, allthough I experienced that when using its HDMI input, the computer was unstable. I...
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    AMD Presents New Horizon

    I, for one, am looking forward to the release. I find the displayed results encouraging, allthough I will reserve judgement until the CPU's are in the hands of review sites such as HardOCP and Techreport. Lets see how things go, some competition in the CPU buisness would be _very_ welcome...