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Bad Mainboard or Bad CPU?

Sep 3, 2019
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Thessaloniki, Greece
System Name PC alive since Aug 18th 2019
Processor Ryzen 5 3600 (PBO Enabled)
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro, BIOS F22
Cooling Corsair H110i 280mm (Liquid metal for TIM)
Memory CorsairVengeanceLPX DDR4 2x8GB 3466MHz CL16-18-18-36 1T, B-die A0 PCB, @3800 CL16-18-18-36 1T(1.46V)
Video Card(s) MSI RX 5700XT Gaming X
Storage Samsung NVMe: 970Pro 512GB (2019) / SATA-III: 850Pro 1TB SSD (2017), 860Evo 1TB SSD (2020)
Display(s) 24" EIZO FlexScan S2411W 1920x1200, 16:10 60Hz samsung S-PVA 14-bit (16.7M/1.06B colors), 6ms G2G
Case None
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Z <--optical link--> Logitech Z5500 5.1 500W
Power Supply Corsair HX750i
Mouse Logitech MX Master
Keyboard Logitech G15 v2
Software Windows 10 Home 64bit (v2004)
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.