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    Ram for crossfire hero viii and ryzen 3950x

    Try rollback to BIOS version 2103, last BIOS only for Zen2 with AGESA 1.0.0.2. It was rock solid BIOS almost with any Zen 2 CPU, QVL memory kits and DOCP. If you want newer BIOS, try version 2311.
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    Cannot upgrade my Windows 10 Build 1909!!!!

    If you use Bitlocker on boot drive then suspend Bitlocker in Control Panel (Suspend) before upgrade, because setup will reboot encrypted PC to new instance. It is sufficient. Upgrade is side by side installation, new OS is copied from ISO to new folder on your disk. But if you want, you can...
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    Cannot upgrade my Windows 10 Build 1909!!!!

    - 0xC1900101-0x30017 The installation failed in the FIRST_BOOT phase with an error during the BOOT operation. These errors are generated due to a misconfigured registry on your computer or due to a shortage of space on your hard drive. - - in startup temporary disable all services not from...
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    Godfall Benchmark Test & Performance Analysis

    @W1zzard Thanks for testing memory usage at the highest setting.
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    To xmp or Not to xmp?

    It is possible. In last months vendors added to BIOS support for Ryzen 3 and memory with AGESA 1.1.x and similar problems started. It is normal to skip some BIOS versions (problem with stability, ...). Good practice is wait some weeks and read vendor forum about new BIOS (RAM, stability) version...
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    To xmp or Not to xmp?

    If you don't need latest BIOS (Ryzen 3 support) the move back to last stable BIOS and wait for new one to try it again.
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    Which gaming monitor?

    IPS
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    AMD Announces the Radeon RX 6000 Series: Performance that Restores Competitiveness

    RT RDNA2 is first generation with hardware accelerated RT and RT games and drivers must be optimized first. It is logical that they didn't presented RT perf now. It will take months. We will see, but I think NVIDIA will be still more better than AMD, they started with RT sooner. Memory...
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    RTX 3080 power supply requirements - 850W?

    To be fair, I don't understand obsession with PSU and count every watt to choose PSU "for GPU or CPU". PSU is component for years and reused in new builds.
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    RTX 3080 power supply requirements - 850W?

    Most power supplies hit their peak efficiency levels with loads in the range of 40 to 80 percent. Building to about 50 to 60 percent of a PSU's capacity is advisable to achieve maximum efficiency and yet leave room for future expansion and overclocking. Good idea is also to see fan noise curve...
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    RTX 3080 power supply requirements - 850W?

    Asus recomended PSU table for NVIDIA GPU and CPU (source: ASUS, manuals, PSU)
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    Can't run DDR4 at 3600Mhz on X570-F (Solved)

    In my case yes. It is my main workstation, it must be stable all time.
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    Can't run DDR4 at 3600Mhz on X570-F (Solved)

    I have similar problem, Asus motherboard with X570 and QVL G.Skill RAM (DDR4-3600MHz CL16-16-16-36 1.35V). I moved back to BIOS with AMD AM4 AGESA V2 PI 1.0.0.2 (BIOS from 2020/06). Last BIOS where only BIOS DOCP and 1,35V was sufficient to boot every time. Three newer BIOS skipped already, the...
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    8700K to 9900K Upgrade For Streamer / Gamer PC?

    Intel 9900k is soldered one and excellent for games. If she has one PC for games and streaming then yes. If she play games mostly at 1080p then yes. For video encoding (stream) in this case use NVENC, not CPU.
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    NVIDIA Updates Video Encode and Decode Matrix with Reference to Ampere GPUs

    Yes. The same NVENC. Like for example on 1660 Ti, lowest graphics card with full featured Turing NVENC and without RTX. NVENC improvement in Ampere will be only in software updates distributed with drivers.
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    PSU for a new build

    Recomended PSU Table for GPU a CPU (Source: ASUS, Manuals, PSU)
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    NVIDIA Readies RTX 3060 8GB and RTX 3080 20GB Models

    Answer from u/NV_Tim, Community Manager from NVIDIA GeForce Global Community Team Why only 10 GB of memory for RTX 3080? How was that determined to be a sufficient number, when it is stagnant from the previous generation? - Justin Walker, Director of GeForce product management We’re constantly...
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    PCIE cables for 3080

    Source: ASUS, Manuals, Recomended PSU Table
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    Where's the upgrade limit with an i5-8600K?

    Your 8600k will be still enough to play at 1440p.
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    PCIE cables for 3080

    Use two separate cables and connectors on the PSU. If you don't plan to use overclocked (Intel) CPU together with 3080, then 750W PSU will be enough. If you want use overclocked CPU and 3080 in one system then buy new PSU (and you will be ready for 4080 in 2022 ;)).
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    Will RTX 3080 be worth it with PCI-E 3.0?

    Answer from u/NV_Tim, Community Manager from NVIDIA GeForce Global Community Team PCIE Gen4 and NVIDIA RTX 30-Series Will customers find a performance degradation on PCIE 3.0?
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