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Having trouble hitting 4266MHz DDR4 RAM speeds with AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

Question by Jason from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | RAM | Thu, Apr 15 2021 4:20 PM CDT

I recently switched from console gaming to PC gaming. I am trying to get the best performance possible, so I'm experimenting with overclocking.

I recently bought some Corsair 4266MHz RAM and can't seem to get the XMP settings past 3800MHz without reverting to 2133MHz after booting Windows. I tried 1.45 volts at 4000MHz, and it still did not work. What do I get to do to get my money's worth and crank it to 4266?

  • AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
  • ASRock X570 PGX
  • 4x8G Corsair Vengeance 4266MHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  • 800W PSU

Which CPU and GPU should I buy for triple-screen iRacing gaming rig?

Question by Marty from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Computer Systems | Mon, Apr 12 2021 8:10 PM CDT

I'm new to PC. I will be running triple 55in monitors at 1080p and 120Hz, and I want to have all the settings on high for iRacing.

What do I need to get? I don't want to over-buy but sure don't want to under-do it as well. I was looking at a Ryzen 9 5900 with an RTX 3090, but that's a lot of power lol; I'm disabled now, so this is my new hobby. I have been iRacing for about a year now. Thx for your time.

Which new Lenovo PC should I go with for office-type applications?

Question by Connie from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Computer Systems | Wed, Apr 7 2021 4:25 PM CDT

I would like to upgrade my home computer. It is a Lenovo IdeaCentre with an i7-3770 and 12GB of memory. Would a 10th Gen i7 be a noticeable improvement?

I use my computer to surf the internet, store pics, music, and keep financial documents and business forms. Would this be a beneficial upgrade for me?

Reusing old i5 3570K + ASUS P8Z77-V to build a PC for next few years?

Question by Jose from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Computer Systems | Sun, Mar 28 2021 12:53 PM CDT

What are your opinions on reusing my old PC parts to build a PC for my mom? She would like a desktop build for streaming meetings and presentations along with apps like MS Office.

I currently have an Intel Core i5 3570K, ASUS P8Z77-V motherboard, and 8GB of DDR3 memory. I am just wondering if it would be enough for some years to get by. Thanks!

Improving performance of the ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 for productivity

Question by Shraddha from India | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Laptops | Sun, Mar 21 2021 2:58 PM CDT

I wanted to know how to optimize my current laptop: ASUS TUF Gaming FX505, for video editing and photo editing software.

The main problem I face while using multiple editing software is that the laptop hangs, and then the application crashes. I could not find the option to switch to a studio driver in the GeForce experience application.

Laptop specs are ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 Intel Core i7 8750H processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060.

What's the best gaming laptop for MMORPG, Lenovo Y540 or ASUS TUF?

Question by Andrew from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Laptops | Mon, Mar 8 2021 2:24 PM CST

I wondered which of these two laptops would be best for someone who likes to play MMORPG games. I am fairly new in looking into specs for PCs.

  • Lenovo Y540 15 15.6" FHD, Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Black, Windows 10, 81SX015GUS
  • ASUS TUF Gaming 15.6" FHD, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Graphics, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Stealth Black, FX505DV-WB74

I play games like Fallout 76, which is the primary game that I play. Also, right now, they are the same price. If you guys have any insight on which would be better, that would be awesome. Thank you!

What is the best memory kit for use with AMD Ryzen 5 and ASUS B550?

Question by Handy from Indonesia | Answered by Tyler Bernath | RAM | Thu, Mar 4 2021 12:03 PM CST

Hi TweakTown, greetings from Indonesia! I have an AMD Ryzen 5 5600X and ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming, and now I am looking for RAM kits.

At the moment, I am considering between Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3200MHz C16 (CMK16GX4M2B3200C16) and G. Skill Trident Z Neo 2x8GB 3200MHz C16 (F4-3200C16D-16GTZN). These two are my strongest candidates after consulting the motherboard QVL list.

So, I need your help in choosing one of them considering these variables: a. Single or dual rank? b. Samsung vs. Micron vs. Hynix die? c. Frequency: 3200MHz or 3600MHz? d. Latency Cl 16 or Cl 18? e. Capacity: 16GB or 32GB? f. Brand reliability: Corsair or GSkill?

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