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Bad Mainboard or Bad CPU?

Sep 3, 2019
272 (3.73/day)
Thessaloniki, Greece
System Name None
Processor Ryzen 5 3600
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro
Cooling Corsair H110i 280mm
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3466MHz CL16-18-18-36 1T, B-die @3800 CL16-17-16-32 1T (1:1:1)
Video Card(s) ASUS RX580 DUAL 8GB
Storage Samsung NVMe 970Pro 512GB / SATA-III 850Pro 1TB SSD
Display(s) 24" EIZO FlexScan S2411W 1920x1200, 16:10 60Hz samsung S-PVA panel.
Case None
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Z / Logitech Z5500 5.1 500W
Power Supply Corsair HX750i
Mouse Logitech MX Master
Keyboard Logitech G15 v2
Software Windows 10 Home 64bit
I really think the board itself is the issue here. It’s not only that it is 2 gens back from Ryzen 3000. Although it’s X370 (not B350) the board must lacking serious capabilities for co-op with Ryzen’s really special electrical characteristics! I think you should get at least some good B450 board if you do not want to spend more on a X570...

Ryzen 3000 is like no other chip in terms of voltage/clocks/boost management. I think we all must, more or less, forget what we’ve learned so far the previous years.