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About Braegnok

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  • Birthday 12/18/1959


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    CPU : Intel Core i9-7980XE
    MOB : Asus WS X299 Pro/SE
    GPU : Nvidia RTX2080TI FE
    RAM : CMD64GX4M4A2666C15
    Primary : Intel Optane 905P U.2
    PSU : SeaSonic SSR-1000TR
    Chassis : Phanteks Evolve X
    Cooling : Custom Water
    Display : Predator X27
    Audio : SteelSeries Arctis Pro
    Keyboard : Das 4 Ultimate
    Mouse : Logitech G Pro
    OS : Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

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    Colorado USA
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    I own a small computer shop in Colorado, I enjoy building new custom computers then selling, testing hardware upgrades, new software programs, PC video game alpha and beta testing.

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  1. I would go with X570 motherboard, and Ryzen 5 3600X, and 2x8Gb 3200MHz C14 memory. Motherboard : https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-X570-PRO/ Memory : https://www.gskill.com/product/165/326/1562838482/F4-3200C14D-16GTZNTrident-Z-NeoDDR4-3200MHz-CL14-14-14-34-1.35V16GB-(2x8GB) Processor : https://www.amd.com/en/products/cpu/amd-ryzen-5-3600x
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    X470 ram issues

    Something worth a shot before giving up,.. configure your memory so you can boot into windows, install your motherboards latest AM4 chipset drivers separate of a BIOS update, just directly in Windows. Then reset the BIOS to factory defaults, and move memory modules into slots A2, B2,.. see if system will boot up at 2400mhz in dual-channel.
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    X470 ram issues

    Ryzen is incredibly finicky when it comes to DDR4 memory. Modules do not always boot up at the correct (advertised) speed, leaving you to manually enter the correct parameters in the BIOS and then hope for the best. Some memory chips seem to work better than others. AMD is aware of this and has been working with motherboard makers on updated firmware to improve the situation. Basically if you are running the latest BIOS which should contain AMD's AGESA micro-code update, your odds are much better finding a compatible memory kit that works and is not listed in your motherboards QVL.
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    X470 ram issues

    You can check memory modules by running single stick only in DIMMA2, and see if they pass memory test. After you confirm both sticks are good running single only in DIMMA2 and they will not run in dual-channel together than your motherboard does not support that configuration, or your motherboard has issues with damaged DIMMB2 slot. If those Patriot memory kits are listed in your QVL and both sticks work in DIMMA2 running single stick,.. you may have a damaged memory slot.
  5. Braegnok

    X470 ram issues

    OK, your motherboard has 4-DIMM Slots, looking at board with CPU socket at the top the DIMM slots are on the right side of CPU socket. You have two channels A and B,.. the DIMM slots are numbered from left to right as follows,.. DIMMA1, DIMMA2, DIMMB1, DIMMB2. If your only running single stick use DIMMA2. If your running two sticks and want dual channel use DIMMA2 and DIMMB2.
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    PCIe 4.0 X 16 vs 3.0 X 16

    Not much difference gaming FPS running x8 PCIe 3.0 vs x16 PCIe 3.0, and I guess that's because few games ever saturate the 3.0 slot, so most likely running your GPU at PCIe 4.0 doesn't actually translate into more practical gaming performance today. I think where PCIe 4.0 matters more is storage, with M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD hitting 5GBps reads and 4.3GBps write speeds.
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    PCIe 4.0 X 16 vs 3.0 X 16

    Update : The 3.0 x 16 Linkup Riser Cables work as advertised. https://linkup.one/linkup-pcie-3-0-16x-64gb-s-shielded-twin-axial-pci-express-riser-cable-port-extension-card-universal-90-degree-socket-20-cm/ I confirmed 3.0 x 16 on both cards running NVLINK Bridge with riser cables and without, running 3DMARK Time Spy Extreme, Fire Strike DX11 3840x2160. Also running NVLINK Bridge, playing Rise of the Tomb Raider (DX12) vary high preset, all GFX features enabled @ 3840x2160 - Geothermal Valley (FXAA) averaging 131.76 FPS both with the riser cables and without. The riser cables have no effect on running Folding @ Home. I received same PPD, had same TPF for all Work Units, with riser cables and without. Imgur Link : https://imgur.com/a/ytPGf7b
  8. Braegnok

    Ryzen Build 2019

    Vary nice looking rig. Have you updated your motherboard BIOS from factory 0702 version. The latest version 1001 9/25/2019 update includes patch for ABBA boost clock fix, and perhaps it may include memory enhancement updates. My Crosshair VIII Hero system is running 3600mhz memory in XMP mode with the 1001 BIOS 100% stable, so hopefully your memory issue is is not the motherboard.
  9. Braegnok

    Comcast Modem Replacement

    Netgear Nighthawk Dual-Band AC1900 is a solid unit.
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    PCIe 4.0 X 16 vs 3.0 X 16

    +1, thanks for the advice. Only a few mods left to complete on chassis and I'll be up and running,.. mounting riser cables up top, drill & tap new stand-offs, fans,..
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    PCIe 4.0 X 16 vs 3.0 X 16

    I was worried about the distance limit with 4.0 set-up, and the fact current PCIe 4.0 specification does not include MB + riser cable + GPU. May cause errors, as some overclocked GPUs had reported problems due to limited tolerance. Kinda leaning towards going with my old Intel board with PLX Chip 3.0 X 16 set-up first, and see what happens. If everything works then just call it good.
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    PCIe 4.0 X 16 vs 3.0 X 16

    I'm building a new folding rig this weekend, going with Asus X570 WS. And using an open air VEDDHA 6-card mining chassis with cards up above the motherboard. Using (30cm) Linkup Extreme 4.0 X 16 riser cables. Will be running two 2080TI FE cards,.. stacking the FE cards in PCIe slots generates too much heat for top card inside typical chassis. I'm not even sure if the riser cables will run Folding @ Home stable yet,.. or if PPD might be effected running 4.0 vs 3.0 X 16.
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    My ddr4 at 4000Mhz runs at 3600

    Not knowing your full system specs, BIOS, and memory kit #,.. it's impossible to give you accurate advice on overclocking your memory. Assuming it's 1151 socket Z370 board with i7-8700K, current BIOS, and the Trident Z Royal 4000 kit is CAS latency 17-17-17-37 at 1.35V. Your going to need to manually tune that C17 4000MHz kit to run stable, using only sockets 1 and 4 as your board will not run full slots at 4000MHz. Your motherboard QVL shows only one 4000MHz configuration using two 8GB sticks of kit F4-4000C18Q-32GTZ single sided modules. Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming 2.0 memory QVL: https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/Z370-AORUS-ULTRA-GAMING-20-rev-10/support#support-doc
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    Cooling & Cleaning

    Keeping your computers cool & clean protects your investment, and prevents down time due to hard-drive, hardware failure. Get them dust-bunny's out!
  15. Power consumption % fluctuating during 3dmark firestrike is normal,.. provided your not seeing screen artifacts and video crashes than nothing to worry about. You should be running GeForce Game Ready Driver Version 436.30 and current versions of MSI Afterburner Version 4.6.2 and GPUZ Version 2.25.0.