Forum discussion tagged with am4.
  1. iwoza

    Question 5600x temps on B450M and B550 chipset

    Hi, i recently bought an 5600X for another build: CPU: 5600X with a STOCK COOLER GPU: 3060 Ti Fe RAM: 2x8Gb 3200Mhz Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO PSU: EVGA B5 650W CASE: CORSAIR Airflow 275R 3x120mm (2 in on front panel and 1 on the back) mid tower MOBO: Gigabyte Aorus B550M PRO-P...
  2. R

    Question Motherboard white line

    I have a Gigabyte b450 gaming X and I was wondering what could be this white line around one of the holes for stand offs near the ram ? ( yeah the hole is not in use beacuse my case does not have a space for that one specific hole)
  3. AmeedMv

    Question Need Advice on Motherboard Selection

    Hey guys. So after spending a week on fine tuning this parts list, I've finally decided to ask for help again. All of the components are geared towards most bang for the buck without a GPU. I just have one little problem. I do not know...
  4. R

    [SOLVED] Trace showing up ?

    Look like that my MB have some trace showing up ( On one of the cpu cooler hole ), at least I think so ... The only thing that I made on that place was removing the cpu cooler to repaste the CPU .... I am being paranoid or it is really what I think ?
  5. Chezzy__

    Question Am4 cpu socket damage

    I noticed some damage on the cpu socket cover on my motherboard, would this void the warranty I am not sure if the board is working. I am using an asrock b450m /ac . There are some sellers on eBay but the shipping times are slow and I can’t find any sellers on Amazon or a cad model to 3D print.
  6. K

    [SOLVED] Nvme adapter on second PCIE x16 slot

    Hi guys, My Nvme slot is broken for some reason, so I'm planning to buy nvme to pcie adapter and plug it on the second pcie 3.0 x16 slot. is the nvme to pcie adapter will slow my GPU or will it make the GPU run x8? other than the Nvme as boot drive, I'm currently using 1 sata SSD and 1 HDD my...
  7. H

    [SOLVED] Fans on old motherboard

    So, I have a new Lian-li mesh 2 performance and a old A320MH, I want to know if I can connect the Fan Hub from Lian-Li into the Sys Fan Header or the Cpu Fan Header, what would you guys choose? Each of the 3 fans that comes in the case uses 0.18A! And also, the connector on the Sys Fan is only 3...
  8. V

    Question Which AMD Chipset Drivers to install? Confused.

    I get this on screen: - AMD GPIO Driver - AMD GPIO Driver (for Promontory), what on earth does the word Promontory mean? - AMD SMBus Driver - AMD PSP Driver I have a ASUS Prime B450M-A Micro ATX Motherboard, AMD Socket AM4 and a M.2 NVMe SSD Hard Drive and a AMD Ryzen 3 3200G Processor. I...
  9. T

    [SOLVED] Can I easily repair this motherboard without changing the cpu socket?

    Hi, I recently bought a returned/damaged motherboard, B450 F gaming asus strix. The plastic covering over the cpu socket has broken off, it came with half of the plastic casing but not the rest. The retention arm is usually attached to the plastic covering, and the arm arrived separately. Is it...
  10. DanJohnsMSB

    Question About upgrade from Ryzen 5 1600 to Ryzen 5 5600x on B450 motherboard

    I currently have a Ryzen 5 1600 and ASRock B450M Pro4 motherboard and I want to upgrade to Ryzen 5 5600x. As everybody knows, I'll need to update BIOS to do that. But ASRock says that the newest BIOS version is only compatible with 2nd Gen Ryzen or higher. So the question is, can I still...
  11. S

    [SOLVED] Balanced AM4 mobo (ATX or EATX) for gaming Ryzen 7 5800X and 3080 RTX.

    Hello guys, I need some help picking components, especially with the motherboard. Budget arround ~220$ or 200€. I’m trying to build a balanced PC that is good for gaming. If I do OC it would be a very small OC. I’ll reuse some components from my old rigg for now: Crossair RM 750W Gold plus...
  12. RysXr200

    [SOLVED] AMD Chipset Question

    I am looking to make the switch from Intel to AMD and and with quality CPU's and GPU's being a bit hard to come by I am thinking of just upgrading my mobo and buying a ryzen 5 3600 until I see performance issues or newer CPU's become more available. My main issue is that I want to be as future...
  13. 3IFR

    Question Problem installing CPU cooler

    first thing i'am new in PC community , so today i was trying to install Deepcool CASTLE 360EX on AM4 MSI mortar titanium B450 but i had problem with this metal base what should i do?? i post it on IG to let you know and understand what i mean
  14. S

    [SOLVED] Motherboard doesn't detect NVME Drive

    I have a Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H with an A8-9600 that does not detect my M.2 Samsung 960 Evo 250GB, the SSD is known to be working (it was my main rigs boot drive until today) but it doesn't show up in the BIOS. I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server to it and the install doesn't detect it either...
  15. E

    [SOLVED] What am I missing here? Why this cpu fan doesn't fit?

    Hi guys, I need some help here... I got Ryzen 5 1600 (AM4) and I bought new cpu fan for AM4. This is original AMD cpu fan (RGB) But seems like it doesn't fit to my mother board (Gigabyte A320M-DS2), even though that's an AM4 processor and AM4 fan The old fan have 4 philips screws. The new fan...
  16. Enigmatic Squid

    Question New PC Build - Best Ryzen 5950X MoBo / Memory Config

    I'm in the process of building a new PC (I've only acquired an RTX 3090 so far) and I'm trying to find the very best Motherboard and Memory configuration for an AMD Ryzen 5950X CPU. I'm leaning towards the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero or Formula so far. I'm also trying to find the fastest...
  17. A

    [SOLVED] Old corsair compatibility to H100 or H110 for AM4

    I have a Corsair H80i AIO and im going to switch to AM4 from Intel 1151 socket. Do I have to separately buy an AM4 bracket to fit it on my new MOBO or does the H80i bracket fit the cooler into AM4 even though the cooler is bought before Zen 3 even existed.
  18. Lord_Tiger_Fu

    [SOLVED] Weird RAM issue on MSI B450 Tomahawk

    Hello everyone, I recently helped my mom rebuild her PC I upgraded her PC from an FX-6300 and 8GB of DDR3 RAM to a R7 2700X with 16GB of 3000MHz DDR4 RAM. Me being the nice person I am decided to help her save money so I gave her the CPU and RAM, and she purchased the motherboard and SSD (she...
  19. F

    [SOLVED] Good cooler for ryzen 5 3600

    Hello everyone, I have used my cpu for a while and i love the peformance. But it's just that the cooler is not good enough for gaming even without oc or boost on. It gets around 70 to 80 degrees celcius. I am planning to upgrade my cooler but i don't know which one is good for the buck. I like...
  20. T

    [SOLVED] Radiator compatibility issue

    Hello all. I recently bought a Corsair iCUE 465X RGB Mid-Tower Black ATX Case along with some other parts including a Corsair H115i 280mm CPU cooler. Now in the specs on the Corsair website and also on the vendor I bought from it says that this case supports 280mm radiators. However, as it turns...
  21. Yunirang324

    [SOLVED] Motherboard Choosing Help

    I am planning to upgrade my horrible Gigabyte b350m D3SH to a new Micro ATX motherboard, So currently I am looking for a Micro ATX Motherboard with AM4 Socket, with 4 Dimm Slots that are DDR4 3200 compatible, with Good Quality VRM and VRM heat sinks for overclocking my Ryzen 5 2600. I would most...
  22. adaa1262

    Question Gigabte A320 input lag on usb ports!

    Mouse lags so much when loading a web page for example or out of random during gaming . Same thing with a controller and sometimes it completely looses connection until I physically remove and reinsert the USB receiver. Having them in the front of the case USB sockets no issues . Today it...
  23. D

    [SOLVED] How to safely remove AM4 Retention Clips of Cooler Master 212 Turbo

    I'm having a hardtime removing the retention clips that secure the heatsink (CM 212x Turbo) to the am4 Motherboard Whats the correct way of doing this? Ive unlocked the clip and despite applying severe pressure have had no luck removing the clips. Its slightly loose from the cpu as it twists...
  24. Habex

    [SOLVED] Missing Cpu cooler Bracket

    I have recently purchased a Ryzen 5 1600x second hand along with a Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 motherboard (first time builder) to go along with it. When I purchased the CPU, the seller combined it with the wraith prism which was not the original cooler that it came with. When putting the pc...
  25. Gaurav Gaharwar

    [SOLVED] Click noise when pulling up the lever on MSI B550 am4 socket.

    Hi everyone, I have recently purchased MSI B550M Mortar WiFi with Ryzen 3300x processor. I have no issue or no click sound when i put the processor on socket and push the lever down but when i pull the lever all the way up, socket makes a click sound. that noise processor . Is it normal or i...
  26. C

    [SOLVED] Ryzen vs Intel

    Hi all, I'm putting together a high budget build for a friend and simply not make my mind up on the CPU. After doing some research, I am leaning towards AMD's Ryzen 9 3900x - this is partly due to reports that Intel's 1200 socket is only going to be used for two generations, meaning AMD may be...
  27. mistric27

    Question Memory can run in dual channel but only half can be used

    I've recently received all of my components for my pc. It consists of a Ryzen 5 2600, Msi b450-a pro max, and 16gb of corsair cmk16gx4m2b3200c16. When I installed everything, it posted, but in bios, it showed 16gb of ram and only half of the ram capacity is usable. Same thing in windows, but...
  28. E

    [SOLVED] Want a ryzen 7 3700x on a certain mother board but needs a bios update prior

    i wanna to use a ryzen 7 3700z chip on the ASUS rog strix b450-f gaming AM4 chipset motherboard, on pcpartpicker it says it may need an prior bios update whats the cheapest cpu I can buy so i can bios update it
  29. [SOLVED] 4 pin vs 8 pin connector

    Hi, my name is Matthew and I recently purchased an Asus am4 x570 plus motherboard. As I was installing it, I ran into a problem with the 8-pin connector. The motherboard has an 8 pin along with a 4 pin connector right beside it. However, my PSU only has an 8 pin. Is it fine if I only plug in the...
  30. A

    [SOLVED] B550 vs X570

    I'm looking to switch to AMD and I know that the recent Ryzen CPUs use the AM4 socket. There are all these different chipsets but two that seem recent are the B550 and the X570. What are the differences in capabilities of these two, and is there a price difference?
  31. B

    [SOLVED] Are the plastic plates around the AM4 socket needed?

    Removed them when I installed my Ryzen 3 2300X, I assumed I'd never need them. I got my Ryzen 3 2300X because a store in my country (Bulgaria) was selling them for like 70$. When I first installed it I thought the cooler, since it was meant only for OEM, didn't use what I presumed were...
  32. ScarfWizard

    [SOLVED] Very specific motherboard

    Is there such a thing as a motherboard with am4 or better socket as well as ddr3 ram? All the one's i've seen have been ddr4. I'd like to be able to upgrade my cpu and board without having to replace all my ram. Thank you!
  33. Camilolsl

    Question x370 Upgrade

    Hey fellas, Everyone's good? I'm from Brazil and I recently purchased a 3800x to replace my current R7 2700. The CPU has not arrived yet. Thing is: I have a BIOSTAR X370 GT7. The 3800x should probably work fine with this board, but I'm concerned with ram speed issues, right now I can't post...
  34. mranimo

    [SOLVED] I want to upgrade from an FX processor

    Hi! I have an FX8300 processor and now I want an upgrade. Would be the Ryzen7 2700x a good performance jump from the previous CPU? In my country the Ryzen7 2700x only 130$. I have a MSI GTX1060 Gaming X. I already have a MSI x370 Gaming Plus motherboard for a new ryzen processor.
  35. Nx2

    [SOLVED] Fresh build no post

    Hello guys, so I just finished up building my first pc ever and I'm not the best with it and I boot it up and the fans and RGB are on and running smoothly but no display is showing ... and the weird thing is that I tried to plug 2 different KB one with RGB backlight and one without .. the one...
  36. A

    Question Cheap Motherboard compatible with Ryzen 3 3200g

    Hi! Recently I've been finishing searching for parts so I could upgrade one really crappy pc I have for cheap, and wanted to go with the Ryzen 3 3200g with Vega 8 Graphics since I've heard a lot of good things about this APU, plus 8gb of RAM. I started looking for the motherboard and started...
  37. C

    [SOLVED] What is a good option following these needs (AM4 / Ryzen 5 3600) ?

    Hey, there is a long time I don't check what's new about hardware, and I would like to ask for some help to find a motherboard that covers my needs. Purpose: Work / Virtualization(Docker) / Image Editing / Games Motherboard needs: ATX / Tower CPU Socket Type: AM4 (Ryzen 5 3600 processor)...
  38. A

    Question Best AM4 Motherboard under $100?

    I'm planning on upgrading to AM4, since my currently only supports a very outdated socket (FM2+) I'm also looking for a Motherboard that doesnt require a bios update to run with Ryzen, since I dont have any other AM4 CPU
  39. J

    [SOLVED] Should I try to clean the cpu and/or socket?

    So I did something kinda stupid. I now know not to use gloves, but since I get sweaty hands I used some to install my cpu. The only gloves I had on hand for some reason were lightly dusted and I didn't notice until it was too late.. My question is can the dust (I'm guessing it was cornstarch)...
  40. J

    [SOLVED] Replacement motherboard AM4 2700x

    Hello, I bought a new PC in december and since that day I had an issue with my PC that freezes. I've tried pretty much everything(really, everything) and I think that the only think I can still think of is that the motherboard is faulty(Asrock Phantom Gaming 4). I don't think I can return it by...