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Build Advice £700 gaming build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CrapBag, 9 Jun 2020.

  1. Vault-Tec

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    Possibly because they support ECC?
     
  2. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    CPU hits 78 under prime a(obviously never hit that in general use) and the 2060 hits 75c in unigine heaven 5.

    Those temps seem ok.

    It's going to get a few wow games played on it shortly as that's what it's mainly going to be used for, that and cyberpunk 2077.
     
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    Don't use Prime. Use Cinebench R15, run it three times.
     
  4. CrapBag

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    I love it when a new build makes a massive difference.

    He was waiting about a minute for a loading transition in wow it's literally a few seconds now.

    I've told him to wear a nappy as he's gonna **** himself lol.
     
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  5. CrapBag

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    I'm trying to run the ram at full speed, 3600mhz, but when I set the XMP setting it changes the ram voltage to 1.35v which turns red in the settings.

    Is it safe to run at 1.35v, I see all the higher speed ram is 1.35v and the memory is sold as AMD Ryzen Optimised if so why the red equals danger scenario.

    Should I set it to 3200 and lower the voltage?

    ...and boy did I have fun getting back into the bios after setting ultra fast boot to on :(
     
  6. sandys

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    Yes 1.35 is fine.

    You can get back in to BIOS through windows recovery options in OS, you can tell it to boot to BIOS.
     
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    Yeh I found that after a little googling thanks, never enabled fast boot before so was kind of stumped :)
     
  8. CrapBag

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    Nope, really didn't like that, it wouldn't even boot and I had to wait for a short while until it reset the bios and then rebooted.

    Maybe 3600mhz is too much.
     
  9. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    And they are in A2/B2 slots?
     
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    I don't have any experience with zen2 but on Zen and Zen+ my RAM overclocks would not hold without a bump in SoC voltage, have you tried Ryzen Timing checker on your RAM to see recommended safe settings etc, XMP in RAM is generally an intel thing and you have to tweak for Ryzen if your board does not have RAM you are using qualified for speed you want.
     
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    Hmm I'll look into that thanks, I'm delivering it in a few hours so don't have much time to tinker.

    It's happily sat at 3333mhz at the moment.
     
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    If you don't have time for full testing of a RAM overclock I would suggest leaving at default settings and the official supported speed of 3200 for max reliability, unless the person you are handing over to likes to tinker.
     
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    Okay I'll drop it down to 3200, it sets itself to 2666 by default but my daughter's playing wow on it at the moment at 3333 without issue but as u say 3200 would be safer.

    I'll set the timings manually as well.
     
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    Dropped the pc off to a very excited new owner, astonished by the loading times on WOW.

    Thank you for everybody's help.

    I have his old pc here now and have found his 7870 was the issue with its demise, stuck the 660ti donated to me for postage has brought it back to life and a new install if Windows 10 has just been installed on its 500gb rust spinner.

    Think it's going to be just the job for my nephew but I'd like to stick an SSD in it at least.

    It's got an fx6300 CPU and 8gb of ram so will play older games quite well.
     
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