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    New Ryzen CPU

    Been watching a few reviews of this chip. Looks very promising! Definitely has some of the same growing pains that Intel had when they introduced HT, but still have high hopes that AMD will abandon the "good enough" market and try to actually compete at every level possible!
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    Well, my parts arrived and I'm having my first go with the new AMD Ryzen CPU. So, here are my impressions.

    1. Unless you really need all of the bells and whistles of the X370, the B350 will probably do you just fine.
    2. If you want the best performance, make sure you get single rank DIMMs. That will limit you to 16GB, but I'm truly finding that for most users not using professional applications, it's enough.
    3. Like many other reports around the interwebs, 3200 is just out of reach, for now, and 2933 works fine without any additional tweaking necessary.
    4. This thing is a beast. My old FX system was running 7 threads on the CPU and a single GPU thread on distributed computing. My GPU units are performing better, and are down by 12-13 seconds per unit (53 sec. down to 40-41 sec.)

    I haven't started any CPU overclocking because I still need AM4 mounting hardware from Deepcool for my Lucifer V2. However, despite my failure to notice that the CPU I ordered was just that, I have found that a previous gen A10 HSF does work. I was also lucky enough to be able to swap out my hardware without needing to do a clean install. I was running W10 64-bit, and it found and worked over the system. I successfully uninstalled the old MB drivers and installed the new ones with no ill effects; you will have to reactivate Windows because of the new hardware. At first the system didn't seem to do much, and thought I had a no video/no POST situation, but with a little patience I found that it booted to the BIOS, allowed a few tweaks, and it was off to the races.

    I have noticed that the software registers mid to upper 80s C on the temps, but accounting for the 20C offset that we all know AMD built into the chip, that is mid to upper 60s on temps, and that's well within norm.

    I'll update as I've had more time to play.
    Prince of the OC Crusaders

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