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  1. oli_ramsay

    PC died, help diagnose pls :)

    Was CPU all along, sorted now
  2. oli_ramsay

    PC died, help diagnose pls :)

    Can access bios, but can't get into Windows or Windows installation. Ordered MSI b450 tomahawk max. Hope it fixes Will probably upgrade to ryzen 5000 series in January when the b450s get the bios update to support it
  3. oli_ramsay

    PC died, help diagnose pls :)

    I'm thinking of just going down to pc works tomorrow, picking up a 3600 and if it's still fucked, just return it, buy a b550 and 5600x when they're released
  4. oli_ramsay

    PC died, help diagnose pls :)

    Tried reseating CPU, taking mobo out of case, still no good. No motherboard diagnostic lights come on when it crashes. Is there any way to tell if it's the CPU or motherboard?
  5. oli_ramsay

    PC died, help diagnose pls :)

    I've tried with just ssd plugged in, just HDD plugged in, and no drives plugged in, same result
  6. oli_ramsay

    PC died, help diagnose pls :)

    Woke up one morning to black screen and no power to usb devices. Restarted and it got stuck on Windows repair loading screen. So I made a Windows USB stick to reinstall and it now freezes on the black loading screen that has blue Windows logo. Tried unplugging everything and running just...
  7. oli_ramsay

    Best programs for stress testing?

    Much appreciated!
  8. oli_ramsay

    Best programs for stress testing?

    I've updated bios as mine was 16 months old and the newer ones say updated memory compatibility. Set it at xmp speeds of 3200 cl14, leaving memtest overnight. Fingers crossed! I'll report back with results :)
  9. oli_ramsay

    Best programs for stress testing?

    2933mhz CL14 They're advertised to run at 3200mhz I've reset everything to "auto" in BIOS, gonna run memtest overnight and hope I don't wake up to a melted PC
  10. oli_ramsay

    Best programs for stress testing?

    I launched AIDA64, just clicked stress test (didn't even start it!) and the system shut down, USB devices powered off, no BSOD... think I'm going to run memtest86 overnight, check results and test each part separately. The annoying thing is that I'm running this RAM below advertised clocks as...
  11. oli_ramsay

    Best programs for stress testing?

    Hi My PC is randomly crashing and BSODing occasionally. What software would you use to stress test your hardware to check what the issue is? Am I right in thinking: Memtest86 for RAM Prime95 for CPU Furmark for GPU? Been a while since I've had to use this type of software so I'm a bit out...
  12. oli_ramsay

    AMD Ryzen 5 3600

    Nice review. So that confirms I have no reason to upgrade from 2600x for 1440p gaming :)
  13. oli_ramsay

    Installing OS to m.2 drive

    Roger that
  14. oli_ramsay

    Installing OS to m.2 drive

    I honestly don't know wheat secure boot is or the pro/cons of it?
  15. oli_ramsay

    Installing OS to m.2 drive

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-3506030/nvme-drive-bootable.html Followed this guide, seems to be working now!
  16. oli_ramsay

    Installing OS to m.2 drive

    Drive is recognised in BIOS, but I can't select it as a boot option? Any ideas?
  17. oli_ramsay

    Installing OS to m.2 drive

    Hi I've just bought a Samsung Evo 970 to use in system in my specs. Is it as simple as plug it into motherboard, go into bios, change boot order and install just like on a conventional SSD or HDD? Thanks
  18. oli_ramsay

    B450 MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC + R5 2600X

    OK how do I dowload/enable this? I've chosen Ryzern Balanced in Power settings, is that I need to do? Thanks
  19. oli_ramsay

    B450 MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC + R5 2600X

    Thanks, I knew I was being a 'tard
  20. oli_ramsay

    B450 MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC + R5 2600X

    I've just bough thee CPU and board, maybe I'm blind but I ca't find how to e XFR2 in the BIOS? I' end XMP for my RAM but my CPU doen't ever reach 4.25GHz+ as it should do. Temps are pretty good (used my NH-D14 from old rig
  21. oli_ramsay

    Ryzen+ build questions

    Hi Building a 2600x system soon with flare X ram and MSI B450 gaming pro AC. What do I need to set in the bios to enable XMP (I've heard it's called something else on amd) also what do I need to do in BIOS to enable auto overclocking on the CPU? Thanks!
  22. oli_ramsay

    Worth upgrading 7 year old SSD?

    Samsung Evo 970 any good?
  23. oli_ramsay

    Worth upgrading 7 year old SSD?

    Would I see any tangible benefit upgrading my old crucial M4 SSD to an m.2 drive when I build a new PC and carry across storage. I've heard in real world usage it's unnoticeable but obviously benchmarks tell a different story... Thoughts?
  24. oli_ramsay

    Input on build?

    Hi My 3770k 8gb ddr3 system is dying so I'm going to build a Zen+ system and upgrade to 7nm Zen 2 when it's released on the same motherboard. I was thinking: - 2600x: overclocks itself, just plug and play for max performance as I CBF to OC manually - MSI tomahawk b450: recommended a lot on...
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