1. T

    When an upgrade isn't.

    So a while back I got a bad case of motherboard envy and bought a refurbished one. I wanted to get a new (refurbished) one because I thought that saw the writing on the wall for the AM4 platform and I didn't know if my current motherboard could handle a newer CPU. In the process of swapping...
  2. N

    PC not shutting down correctly or restarting correctly. Fans and lights staying on with black screen.

    Merry Christmas. It has been two years since my last post and I've finally found the solution as to why my system wasn't shutting down or restarting correctly. To anyone experiencing the same issue, hopefully this will save some headache, time, stress and money. In Dec 2018, I upgraded my...
  3. Nobu

    [WIP] Antek ISK 300-150 AM4 Build

    Parts: MB: Asrock B450 Gaming-ITX/AC (shipping) CPU: 3400G (4000-series later, maybe) Cooler: Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 RAM: TBD (Likely TEAMGROUP E+ 2x4GB 2400 cl16) Storage: Corsair 128GB SATA SSD, to be upgraded later. So far I've got the case and CPU cooler. I've unpacked and disassembled the case...
  4. PleaseHelpMeNuub

    Power Supply shuts off power to Computer randomly? Help

    Cooler Master MPY-7501-AFAAG-US MWE 750 Gold Full Modular <5 MIN use it shuts down, complete power loss. I have to wiggle wire going into PSU or pull in/out wire in order to restart computer? What is going on?? added:Not Shutdown but SHUT-OFF Power while in Windows 10. UPDATE WITH SYSTEM...
  5. B

    Removing AM4 Socket Cover

    I'm looking to clean my AM4 socket on my MSI motherboard. It appears to have some debris that needs to be removed. I couldn't find any information on how to remove the socket to clean it. The closest I found to this was this post -
  6. Pieter3dnow

    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X R9 3900X Guru3d review,1.html
  7. Pieter3dnow

    X570 motherboards price leak from ALZA.CO.UK The list has some prices from all of the motherboard vendors it seems: The list is bigger then this and has a conversion table for US Dollar
  8. $

    AM4 Vcore VRM ratings

    Post contains links (spreadsheet or pic) to list of all known AM4 mobos.
  9. Pieter3dnow

    Buildzoid breaks down Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro Wifi

    Might be one of the cheaper X570 motherboards Buildzoid discussing hardware features.
  10. Pieter3dnow

    AMD Announces Ryzen 7 3700X, 3800X and Ryzen 9 3900X
  11. Pieter3dnow

    AdoredTV pre Computex roundup Zen 2 leaked information

    This time around Jim has some new bits of information and shows us that some of the old bits seem to be confirmed by other sources...
  12. Pieter3dnow

    AMD Chipset Drivers Download v19.10.0429 released May, 2019 If someone finds it on AMD website do share the link please ;)
  13. P

    AM4, Mini-ITX & Dual-LAN

    I am in the process of speccing out a small, high-density virtualisation and NAS server based around a mini-ITX motherboard. I would like to use something based around AM4 but I would also like dual NICs if possible. Does anyone here know of such a board which ticks all of these boxes? Many...
  14. Pieter3dnow

    ECS Launches Mini-PC Packing AMD

    Over at Tom's hardware they spotted ECS mini PC with AMD based A320 motherboard.
  15. FrgMstr

    ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming Motherboard Review @ [H]

    ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming Motherboard Review ASUS’ budget entry into the AM4 Ryzen mini-ITX world certainly has a lot going for it. With so many great mini-ITX motherboards coming from this company, expectations for the ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming are high. This small form factor motherboard...
  16. FrgMstr

    AMD Launches B450 Chipset for Socket AM4

    AMD Launches B450 Chipset for Socket AM4 AMD has a new chipset that will further leverage the AM4 socket and every Ryzen CPU produced, however not some to the fullest. The differences between the B450 and the B350 are small at best. However, like the B350 the new B450 based boards are certainly...
  17. FrgMstr

    AMD Launches B450 Chipset for Socket AM4

    AMD Launches B450 Chipset for Socket AM4 AMD has a new chipset that will further leverage the AM4 socket and every Ryzen CPU produced, however not some to the fullest. The differences between the B450 and the B350 are small at best. However, like the B350 the new B450 based boards are certainly...
  18. FrgMstr

    ASUS ROG STRIX X470-I Gaming Motherboard Review @ [H]

    ASUS ROG STRIX X470-I Gaming Motherboard Review ASUS has another mini-ITX powerhouse on its hands, and this time its for AMD’s 2nd Generation Ryzen processors. The ASUS ROG STRIX X470-I Gaming promises a lot, and frankly we expect a lot from these motherboards. ASUS practically set the standard...
  19. cageymaru

    MSI B450 Motherboards Support AM4 Processors with More Than 8 Cores

    According to this MSI promotional video for their upcoming B450 motherboard release, the AM4 socket will support a CPU with more than 8 cores in the future. The graphic occurs near the 55 second mark of the video. Preliminary testing has shown that the X470 motherboards have much more robust...
  20. FrgMstr

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Air Cooler Review @ [H]

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Air Cooler Review The Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO heatsink and fan cooler combo has been around for about seven years and is incredibly affordable. This HSF is a go-to for many folks on a budget and others that just need cooling that is better than stock. What...
  21. FrgMstr

    ASUS Crosshair VII Hero AM4 Motherboard Review @ [H]

    ASUS Crosshair VII Hero AM4 Motherboard Review Along with the second generation AMD Ryzen CPUs, we are getting new and somewhat improved X470 chipset motherboards. We have been beating on the Crosshair VII Hero for about a month now and have figured out what we like about, outside of it being...
  22. Pieter3dnow

    Seems that StoreMI is not that bad nice X470 perk

    Very interesting conclusion.
  23. FrgMstr

    ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme Motherboard Review @ [H]

    ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme Motherboard Review The ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme is new motherboard for AMD Ryzen CPUs that comes with a very specific host of computer hardware enthusiast features with cooling being at the forefront of that feature set. 3200MHz certification for RAM, Intel...
  24. M

    Biostar x370 gets bios splash on about 10% of attempts.

    Hey guys, my biostar x370 gtn will only hit bios splash once in a bue moon randomly. I updated to newset bios. I don't wanna overclock if I can't get into bios on command. Any ideas? Thanks a lot
  25. FrgMstr

    XSPC RayStorm Threadripper Waterblock on Ryzen 7 @ [H]

    XSPC RayStorm Threadripper Waterblock on Ryzen 7 If you could mount your Threadripper custom cooling waterblock on your socket AM4 Ryzen 7 CPU, wouldn't you? Of course the answer is yes. However, the results turned out a bit different than we thought those might.
  26. J

    Anyone else noticing Corsair AM4 Bracket leaving too much of a gap?

    So was watching my temps on my CPU and wasn't too happy with the results so figured I would reseat and repaste the CPU. So Fri night did that as well as touch up my resurfacing of my Corsair 110i GTX to its mirror finish. Also took note that the IHS of the CPU is very flat, impressive, and...
  27. CknSalad

    ASUS releasing two mini-itx AM4 Boards in October Seems like they are doing the same thing as AsRock releasing a B350 and X370 board.
  28. FrgMstr

    BioStar Racing X370GT7 AMD AM4 Motherboard Review

    BioStar Racing X370GT7 AMD AM4 Motherboard Review - BIOSTAR isn’t exactly a juggernaut of a manufacturer here in the U.S. Despite stiff competition, the big boys are blowing it bad enough at the X370 Ryzen motherboard game that BIOSTAR’s X370GT7 just might be one of the best AM4 motherboard...
  29. FrgMstr

    AGESA 1.0.06 and RAM Timing and Clocks Addressed by AMD

    AMD landed its new AGESA code v. back in May and since then we have seen many new UEFI released for motherboards to take advantage of this. As we have said since Ryzen's launch, we highly suggest you purchase RAM that is qualified on the specific AM4 motherboard you are purchasing, in...
  30. G

    212 EVO on AM4 - Wrong Orientation

    I built a Ryzen 1700X-based PC about a month ago, and the only compatible cooler I could get locally was a CoolerMaster 212 EVO. The AM4 bracket it came with looked very much like an afterthought, was difficult to install, and forced me to install the cooler in the vertical orientation (see...
  31. TheHig


    SOLD! Selling my MSI B350 Mortar in order to pick up an AM4 itx board when more than the Biostar arrive. Just the board and all retail packaging is for sale. the listing shows it installed in my full build which has been disassembled for now. Open for...
  32. N

    BioStar AM4 B350GT3 Motherboard Review (Forum member review)

    BioStar B350GT3 Review by noko BioStar BioStar has been around since 1986 making motherboards. Currently they produce motherboards both for AMD and Intel. Their headquarters is in Taipei Taiwan. Besides motherboards they also make: − graphics cards, currently they sell NVidia GTX 1080...
  33. R

    AM4 Socket Dimensions Help Needed

    Hey AMD MoBos! We over in the SFF section need help from an AM4 motherboard owner to measure the distance between the IHS surface on Ryzen CPU to the motherboard PCB. Link to OP: LP/SFF Cooler mounting adaptors for AM4 For the LGA 115x socket the "Integrated Stackup Height" (mm) From Top of...
  34. spacedrone808

    Gigabyte GA-AX370 Gaming 5 and Windows 7 [some usb ports don't work]

    Bios: F5 OS: Windows 7 x64 SP1 with all updates till January 2017 Successfully installed operating system and all appropriate drivers from Gigabyte site. But one device remains unknown: AMDUSB3\ROOT_HUB3&VID_1022&PID_145C&REV_0000&SID_50071458 Obviously this is an USB 3.0 host controller...
  35. spacedrone808

    Gigabyte GA-AX370 Gaming 5 in Windows 7 with nvme ssd

    I just want to know. Is there any successful users of such weirdo combination? Looking forward to hearing from you, guys.
  36. FrgMstr

    Totally Legit FLIR AM4 Motherboard Image Testing

    First and foremost, I did not know that FLIR had a camera (FLIR ONE Thermal Imager for Android) for $205 nowadays to do thermal imaging. The last time I looked, the things were several thousand dollars, so thanks to "Nerdy" Nathan Kirsh of Legit Reviews for the heads up on that! On to the...
  37. Zarathustra[H]

    One Motherboard Maker Explains why AMD AM4 Boards are Missing

    Have you been looking to set up a sweet new Ryzen system, only to be foiled by not being able to find a motherboard? Well, you are not alone. Legit Reviews has been looking into just why we have seen such a shortage of compatible AM4 boards. Of course, it depends on who you ask. AMD...
  38. euskalzabe

    Ryzen 5 build... How do you decide what mobo BRAND?

    I've been reading online to decide on an AM4 motherboard, but advice out there is laughably contradictory. If you don't OC and all you need is to connect your CPU, a mid-range GPU (RX 480 in my case) and a couple sticks of DDR4 (just bought 8GB or Patriot Viper Elite 3200mhz sticks on...
  39. A

    Gigabyte AB350M-gaming AM4 + Ryzen 7 1700x problem

    Hi guys, got the 1700x on a gigabyte ab350m matx board with hyperx 2x16 gb 2400mhz ram and getting some problems. First symptom came with win10 installation was super slow but eventually finished. Then would get intermittent non boots, maybe 1 out of 10 reboots would get stuck at the mobo splash...
  40. T

    Want to make a prediction? Tell me about Raven Ridge web performance under Linux

    Now that some of you have examined Ryzen (or read reviews) after only a day or two, this is a speculative poll. I am particularly interested in performance when running many tabs in Google Chrome under Ubuntu and plenty of RAM and integrated graphics only.