Build Advice Changing Components

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So...I built a PC about 5 months ago and from the first day was unstable.XMP profile(3.200MHz 16-16-16-38) causes numerous crashes and Bsods during heavy gaming and even with 2.133MHz the system isn't completely stable.

I performed multiple stress tests for every single component and everything did fine individually but the combination is unstable.

Current specs:
B450 Aorus Pro
G.Skill Ripjaws 3.200MHz 2x8GB
Ryzen 5 2600X never manually OC
Arctic Freezer Esports Duo
1660Ti Gaming X
Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB
Crucial MX500 1TB
EVGA G3 550W
CoolerMaster MB520 RGB

I wanted to keep it for about 1.5-2 years and then update to 3rd or 4th Gen Ryzen but it's instability forces me to change the motherboard,CPU and RAMs now.I'm not the kind of guy who's gonna spend hours/days looking for a possible solution and i have the budget to make an upgrade that i wanted to do either way.

New hypothetical specs:
MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon
Ryzen 5 3600 or X (Probably the non-X because a 5-6% benchmark for 30€ isn't worth)
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3.200MHz 2x8GB

Do i need to replace the PSU too? Is the G3 enough to power this probably more demanding Motherboard? I know that the answer is probably no but i want to be 100% sure.
And is that combination good enough for a potential big GPU upgrade? For example from the 1660Ti to a 2070 Super.
 
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puw2

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No you do not need to change your PSU if you plan on getting a 2070. You'll be fine with the one that you have now.

Your future combo is good for a GPU upgrade.
 

Mr.Spock

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you should go into bios and load optimized defaults, save and exit

which Ripjaws model? most kits will run @2933MHz if the chips are Hynix, 3200 may not be stable even with Samsung B-die
 
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It's Samsung B-die and i tried for 3.000,2.933 and 2.666 following the instructions from a G.Skill employee but nothing's stable.XMP on 3.200 works but during heavy gaming it crashes or bsods me often.
I kinda lost my patience with this system and i l'll replace it
 

Mr.Spock

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OK, anyway might not hurt to check if your system has AMD Chipset Driver 18.10.20.02 and an updated bios (assume that happened somewhere along the way)

since it's B-die, may want to try adding a couple of .01 voltage adjustments manual - could make a difference
 

GarrettL

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Since you just purchased this system I would try to get it running. It is a good gaming platform.

Buying a new system so soon and with 4000 series and B550 motherboards coming in 6-8 months might be the better option.
 
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Oussebon

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I performed multiple stress tests for every single component and everything did fine individually but the combination is unstable.
What stress tests did you try for each? And what were the results? :)

While you say that you're not inclined to spend a while troubleshooting, which I can appreciate, my concern is that if the cause isn't established you could end up getting affected by it even with a rebuilt system. Not to mention it's a shame to waste (possibly) good components.
 
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I performed stress tests for my Ryzen 5 and the results were fine,not indicating any errors and with good temps like 68-72 degrees at 95-100% usage.

I performed memtest86,memtest64 and Windows Diagnostics multiple times and no errors occurred.

I did chkdsk and everything that i found on the internet for the drives.Also formatted the whole system and clean installed the OS and the drivers of my GPU.

I tried to lower the MHz for the RAMs to 3.000,2.933 and 2.666 but everything's unstable.I can get an almost stable system at 2.133MHz but I don't like it at all.

And stress tests for the 1660Ti which didn't show anything wrong.

Every single component does fine individually but the combination of them creates an unstable system.

It's not like i woke up this morning and wanted to spend 500-800€ for new components.I just want a stable beast for 1080p.
 

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