Forum discussion tagged with am4.
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    [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...
  2. 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...
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    Question 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
  4. Question 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...
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    Question 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?
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    [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...
  7. 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!
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. Nx2

    Question 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...
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    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...
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    Question 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)...
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    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
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    Question 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)...
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    Question 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...
  16. Echoceres

    Question 3700x issues on B450m Aorus Gigabyte F50 Bios.

    Im helping a friend troubleshoot her pc for work and need fix asap. Contant BSOD giving tons of different errors. POsted this on AMDhelp but i might get more attention here. Also this is the event viewer error log View: Computer Type: Desktop GPU: rx 5700 8gb...
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    Question Choosing budget motherboard

    I bought ryzen 5 2600 and i need to choose best motherboard that can support 3rd gen ryzen without updating bios. I can currently choose betwen these: Asus AM4 prime B450M-k Gigabyte AM4 B450M S2H ASRock AM4 B450M-HDV And if nether of these cant support 3rd gen ryzen which is the best quality.
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    Question FX-6300 (AM3+) to Ryzen 3 1200 (AM4)?

    Hello everyone! So im wondering and thinking of upgrading my PC, my question is that should I upgrade FX-6300 to R3 1200? (38€) I know that Ryzen has faster single- and multicore speed, but im playing kinda heavy games like Division 2, Fallout 4 and 76, Apex, WWZ etc. so is Ryzen lacking cores...
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    [SOLVED] Ryzen compatibility without updating the BIOS

    Hello, Does anybody know if a Ryzen 3200G APU works on this motherboard without updating the BIOS? Thanks.
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    Question My next build.

    actually i have a ddr3 system with fx 6300 gtx 960 8gb ram, in 2 months im thinking of changing to am4, with a ryzen 2600, Gigabyte B450M DS3H, and Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8gb 1 single kit then imma buy another stick of 8gb to get 16gb and dual channel, and get a better graphics card. what...