Question Using MSI B350 Tomahawk with Ryzen 3800xt??

mconigs78

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Current Setup:
CPU: R7 3800XT
Mobo: B350 Tomahawk
Mem: Geil Evo Potenza 16gb (2x8gb) DDR4-3000 CL16 (might need to upgrade as well)
PSU: EVGA G3 550 80+ Gold Certified
Cooler: Vetro V5
GPU: GTX 1660 (non super)

I updated my bios to run the 3000 series chip. My question is does this board limit the 3800's potential? And possible ram upgrades/suggestions?? With prices on everything lately and new chips and boards coming out later this year and into next I didnt want to complete upgrade till next year.

Im not a gamer just an everyday user and Plex.
 

Lutfij

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Are you thinking of dropping that 3800XT into the motherboard? If so, you will need at least version 7A34v1O for your BIOS to be able to drop that XT variant. That being said, your maximum ram support would be at 3200MHz at most, not higher than that. If you were on the B450 chipset, you'd be seeing the option to get to DDR4-3600MHz but not with all kits. Loose timings, perhaps but with tight timings, not so much.
 
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mconigs78

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Are you thinking of dropping that 3800XT into the motherboard? If so, you will need at least version 7A34v1O for your BIOS to be able to drop that XT variant. That being said, your maximum ram support would be at 3200MHz at most, not higher than that. If you were on the B450 chipset, you'd be seeing the option to get to DDR4-3600MHz but not with all kits. Loose timings, perhaps but with tight timings, not so much.
Yes I put it on the board and seems to be running good with the bios. If I was going to need another board for the 3800xt I was gonna go with the intel route i5 -11600k and a new board and sell the 3800xt.
 

Zerk2012

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Current Setup:
CPU: R7 3800XT
Mobo: B350 Tomahawk
Mem: Geil Evo Potenza 16gb (2x8gb) DDR4-3000 CL16 (might need to upgrade as well)
PSU: EVGA G3 550 80+ Gold Certified
Cooler: Vetro V5
GPU: GTX 1660 (non super)

I updated my bios to run the 3000 series chip. My question is does this board limit the 3800's potential? And possible ram upgrades/suggestions?? With prices on everything lately and new chips and boards coming out later this year and into next I didnt want to complete upgrade till next year.

Im not a gamer just an everyday user and Plex.
If your just using PBO and not overclocking you should be fine.

I would run a stress test and check the temps as that can affect the boost speed.
 
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