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    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    I managed to snag an X570 Tomahawk from Newegg last month, they have had them slowly trickling in. Got bored while the tax lady was working on my taxes and checked Newegg on my phone, was shocked to see it in stock! Newegg price was $219. It's running well with a 3900XT for the last couple of...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    If you Google this subject, you'll find many complaints coming from different countries. I would call that common. Just because most of the boards don't exhibit this failure, that doesn't rule out a hardware design problem. In fact, since you have some boards failing and some not with the same...
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    How long can be the life of Motherboard

    I had several DFI NForce 4 boards, all died within 5-6 years. No surprise there I guess. lol .
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    Computer emergency, help requested

    ^^^ LOL
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    How long can be the life of Motherboard

    >> I saw Dell and Apple using these capacitors years after others stopped this practice. Yep. I used to see a lot of low end Dell servers have failing RAID controllers due to bad caps. In their servers. LOL .
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    How long can be the life of Motherboard

    One of the biggest problems in the industry has been the use of cheap capacitors (caps). They would work for the warranty period but that's about it. The problem was just terrible 10-20 years ago, and it's improved a lot over the years but it can still be an issue sometimes. Quality built...
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    Supermicro Board Issue

    Those problems are not uncommon on really old mobos. Are there any bad swollen caps on the board? That's one of the most common problems on old boards, the caps don't last but more than a few years sometimes. You could try another PSU if you have one, but still wouldn't count on it running...
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    Amd Ryzen 3000series compatibility with VMware's Workstation Pro 15.5 on Windows 10 2004???

    You may very well be correct on this. Can you link any info you have? I have both an X570 Tomahawk and a B450 Tomahawk. The X570 has a menu item called "SVM" that is required to be enabled for VM support. I don't see that SVM menu item in the same place in the B450 mobo. As it turns out, I...
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    Amd Ryzen 3000series compatibility with VMware's Workstation Pro 15.5 on Windows 10 2004???

    Just upgraded my system over the weekend from an 8700K to a 3900XT. Installed VMware Player 15.5 and my VMs run fine (created on the 8700K). Make sure you turn on "SVD" in the BIOS. Correction: The menu item is "SVM" that needs to be enabled for VM support. .
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    Does the 570 chipset fan make noise?

    I just setup a new MSI X570 Tomahawk and the fan was annoying to me. A couple of things though..... I have the tower right behind the monitor on my desk, so it's close to me. The other thing is that not only could I hear the fan, it kept changing speed which made it far worse. I tried the...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    There's a much easier way to do that. Use your small switch, but just use a small piece of paper to insulate the side contact on the battery holder. Then use one lead from your switch on each side of the paper. That will then use the switch to complete or break contact with the battery holder...
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    Computer emergency, help requested

    I haven't done this since the old days.... but it's possible to solder a new pin on the CPU. Use a length of copper solid core "telephone wire", tin the end, and carefully solder the wire to the broken pin location. Then cut the wire to match the height of the pins. You may want to use a wire...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    You guys may want to see if the Gamers Nexus guy (dude with the hair) can look into this. Maybe even send him a board that has the problem consistently (including any paperwork from GB saying it's fine). He seems to have regular contact with some of the mobo makers. .
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    I've never seen this - Motherboard issue?

    Yep, there has been some sketchy stuff out there. Still is I'm sure but the major brands know better for the most part. Some of the bad PSUs out there just had power_good tied to 5v so it was always "good" even if it wasn't. lol That's just crap engineering there. .
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    I've never seen this - Motherboard issue?

    That used to be a common problem many years ago even with a single hard drive connected. It had to do with the PSU's large caps charging time and the inrush current of the total load. The PSU would not assert the "Power Good" signal (pin 8 on the 24-pin connector) in the required time. The mobo...
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    Does the 570 chipset fan make noise?

    Some of us have had many mobos with chipset fans going back many years. Those small fans can sound like an angry bee and can get much worse as the bearings fail. It is a valid concern. .
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    Pc no post but rgb on motherboard light up

    Is this a new build or has it been running ok for a while? Agree with the other guys on troubleshooting steps. Check CPU socket for bent pins too. .
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    I've never seen this - Motherboard issue?

    Agree with pulling the fans off the mobo. I generally run the CPU fan(s) off the mobo, but all other case fans I power directly from the PSU. You can get converter cables and splitter cables to give you enough fan power connections. It's better not to run all of that fan power through the mobo...
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    HELP. Horrible framerate drops

    The guys are right about memory speed (turn on XMP) and you also may want to try turning off all boost and lock the CPU speed at 4.2 Ghz as was mentioned (that's how I run my 3600X). After turning off boost, you should see the CPU locked steady at 4.2 Ghz instead of the CPU speed bouncing around...
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    *Dead* AMD Ryzen 5 3600 ($163)

    Not missing any point at all dude. All I did was post a price and people go ape shit. For those of you who don't have a MC nearby, too bad so sad. Not my friggin' problem. Move on and ignore it if it doesn't apply to you. Grow up! ETA: You guys are assuming my post was to shit on the OP...
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    *Dead* AMD Ryzen 5 3600 ($163)

    Wow.... so much hate over seeing a posting of a Microcenter price. lol I would rather give the business to Microcenter than Walmart, but hate on haters. .
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    *Dead* AMD Ryzen 5 3600 ($163)

    $159.99 at Microcenter if you have one close to you.
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    Best chair I ever sat in - $144. Serta Hensley

    Still happy with mine too. I'm an IT guy so it gets used constantly. Only issue was having to put Loctite on the bolts for the arm rests as they would loosen up over time. .
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    Strange behavior and I agree. .
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    Monster, they would not power any LEDs with the battery. Power for the LED is coming from the 5v Stand By from the PSU. Pull the AC plug and then do your thing with the battery. You will not see anything lighting up without the AC plugged in. .
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    No problem, hope we all get it figured out. My little brother was a crew chief working on F-15's and F-16's. (y) .
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    Intermittent problems like that are the worst. :unsure: Especially when it "almost never" happens. That can be very difficult to narrow down. .
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    I've done field service for a long time, the rule of thumb is to replace the CR2032 if it reads under 3v. It's better to see 3.1v and above. Removing the battery forces the CMOS RAM to lose all of it's data and the mobo then has to start over with default settings which should always allow the...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    All of the mobo makers use the same or similar batteries and battery holders. If that was the issue, you'd see all of the mobo makers with the same problem but you don't. The CMOS technology RAM chip is used because it requires super low current draw to maintain it's volatile memory cells. It...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    The problem is that not all problems are fixable with a BIOS patch. If it's a fundamental design problem with their CMOS circuitry, they can't write code to fix it. .
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    [WSUS] move wsuscontent location to NAS

    If it's a small environment, I would just delete the WSUS data and turn it off. I've seen it cause a lot of overhead on the server running WSUS for very little benefit. Especially with cheap broadband these days. Had several customers where I dumped WSUS and they said the server got faster. .
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    How come they don't know about this problem with their own product? Google sure knows about it. This simple search brings up relevant hits from many people in different countries...
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    Help - customer got hit with ransonware, any info on this one?

    You sure on that? I know PPTP is not liked but, L2TP with PSK is a problem too? .
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    >>Gigabyte has had this problem since at least the early 2000s. Exactly, that fits with the time frame that I was seeing this as well. There used to be another cold boot problem that various other manufacturers had.... It had to do with some PSUs not providing the "power_good" signal in time...
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    Kanto YU2 powered speaker set on sale for $170 shipped

    I'm suspect of speakers where they intentionally use a source with high distortion in a sales video to sell them. Ask yourself why they would do that. Can't tell you if those particular speakers are any good or not. The may be fine for their intended purpose. And I agree, if you are making a...
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    Kanto YU2 powered speaker set on sale for $170 shipped

    Yes, all speakers will have rising distortion levels as you exceed their capabilities. And yes pretty much on the rest of what you said too. You can't tell what volume they are putting out on a video or that the mic isn't being over-modulated. Experienced sound engineers are pretty good at...
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    Help - customer got hit with ransonware, any info on this one?

    Had a brand new customer hit with another type or ransomware last summer. Didn't even have a chance to go through the server and network stuff for analysis before they got hit. Found that the previous IT company had port 3389 forwarded to the server, no VPN required. Bad guys hacked the login...
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    Kanto YU2 powered speaker set on sale for $170 shipped

    That would be a yes. The video was good enough to hear all I need to know. The distortion came in clear as a bell. That's about the worst possible sales video they could come up with. .
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    Kanto YU2 powered speaker set on sale for $170 shipped

    The audio quality is HORRIBLE on those Rockville speakers in the Amazon video. The kid is bobbing his head to techno crap with very high distortion. Just terrible sound. Yes, I know I'm not hearing the speakers in person, I'm listening to my speakers. And the techno crap is certainly not to my...
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    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master won't power on - (temporary) solution

    >>The tech told me it is not a known problem, but it does happen on newer boards. Wait..... wut? Not known, but then again known. o_O .
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