Blackhawk8100
2018-11-05T21:42:07Z
Originally Posted by: Tatoosh 

Eek! Whatever generation CPU I got? Ryzen 5 from your link. I looked at the page link you supplied so I am hoping that maybe I have now in my possession a Pinnacle Ridge Ryzen 2600 CPU with provided cooler? Puzzled look as I fumble with the box, no mention of ridges, valleys, lakes, or mountains on it.

What is this RX-2x00 vs RX-2x00G/GE? I found some explanations on the web, but still pretty uncertain of what they mean, which is preferable and where to go ... I am looking at DDR4-2666 and DDR4-3000 but in 4gb sticks.

Thank you very much for swatting the display questions so succinctly! Well done, Blackhawk! And the CPU and motherboard sound pretty zoomy! First new MoBo I've had in over a decade. Sweet! (Well, save the mining motherboard ... for sale cheap ... hah hah hah!)

Found this from Patriot: DDR4-3000 

Alright, so I will break this down (I hope).

What you have (if you actually bought what I recommended) is Ryzen 5 2600. The "codename" for this is Pinnacle Ridge. The difference between 2x00 (Like your R5 2600) and 2x00G/GE is that the G and GE variants are APUs, which have built-in GPUs. They aren't the same and don't have the same memory. Also as a note, Ryzen CPUs like fast memory (3000+Mhz is good) and faster memory usually gives better performance. Best of luck with the new build!

Tatoosh
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2018-12-05T20:03:00Z
Hey there BlackHawk,

So, yes ... I did purchase the Ryzen 2600 as recommended. Very nice! It is my Christmas/Birthday presents combined. Along with the ram, though I'm have a question there, what I bought is the Patriot, but Speccy shows the second line, not 3000MHz, but rather 1066MHz. Why would that be? Any thoughts on what could be affecting the Ram being seen as 1066Mhz when it should be 3000MHz would be greatly appreciated! Or is it just Speccy not reporting correctly.

What I bought: Patriot Memory VIPER 4 Series 3000MHz (PC4 24000) 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 Kit PV416G300C6K

What Speccy reports: 16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1066MHz (15-15-15-36)

My next upgrade is the SSD memory. I have a Crucial SSD 250Gb SDD for my primary drive, but it's chuck full. So I picked up a bigger one, but in the M.2 format. I will try adding the new M.2 SSD to the motherboard. Then use Macrium Reflect to copy the old SSD contents to the M.2. MSI seems to have a handy bios for resetting the boot order, so that should be step 3.

Hopefully, doubling the operating drive will help give me more lifetime on the system.

Blackhawk8100
2018-12-06T18:30:18Z
Check and see if your BIOS reports the memory info properly maybe 😛
Tatoosh
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2018-12-07T16:48:17Z
Curiously, BIOS reports the sticks as 2800MHZ and 2933MHz respectively. I need to see if the ram sticks were installed in the wrong slots perhaps? MSI has DIMMA2 and DIMMB2 specified for two sticks, so possibly a wrong slot causes the odd response on one?

I like Macrium Reflect bunches, but I, being a typical male, never slow down to actually read the instructions in detail, so I must repeat my clone procedure, but with a slight bit more attention to the order of things so that it does not clone an exact duplicate of my old drive and leave half the new drive unseen. Bleh!

MSI's Click 5 BIOS? Sounds so good when I watched the promo. But actually identify which drive will boot in which sequence? Not so much. I will haunt MSI's forum and sort that out. I'm sure there is some trick to it. The HDD does identify on their boot Priority list but neither of crucial SSD's do. Yes, the SSD's are listed in the Device List. Argh! Noobie Angst!

Update: Ram seems to be in proper slots! Dang it!

ffadm
2019-01-24T14:12:21Z
You will not get any better motherboard than what you have in that budget. Better save and go for something like MSI Pro Carbon series. Or you can buy a Ryzen processor and x470 motherboard for that. They are going really cheap nowadays
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2019-03-08T04:49:02Z
So all is going pretty well. I like the motherboard and processor. The RAM issue was me not understanding that I needed to enable DDR, which I did and that gave me close to the 3000 that they advertised.

My attempt to install the M2 drive and copy the operating system over worked but with a couple of hitches, so I'm dropping the system off at with a pro to make sure all is well, smooth the rough edges, and all will be hunky dory.

I sold one of my two GTX1070Ti cards so will run with only one for the time being. I may go for an RTX down the road. But no hurry on that at all.

Thank you all for your advice and patience with me. It truly makes a difference for this old dinosaur as I deal attempt things outside my comfort zone.

And I have started enjoying you folks over on YouTube. I did not realize that you had a YT presence for some time.

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