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AMD Ryzen 5 3600X CPU + ASUS Prime B550M-A (WI-FI) MB

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Just idling I was to 30% CPU and running Plex I was at 99% to fix this follow these steps. On windows 101) Press Windows key and R at them same time, and then type in the search box regedit and hit Enter.2) Follow the path to locate the correct system files:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TimeBroker3) On the right side of the pane, right click Start entry, then choose Modify….4) Change the Value data to 4, then hit OK to save the change.Disable SuperfetchNow idle is 3%

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Upgrading from my AMD Ryzen 5 1600, seeing the uplift on some of my favorite tech reviewers I can't wait to see the gaming performance this brings with it. WILL EDIT after I experience this beast.UPDATE just popped this puppy in my b350 asus prime motherboard after I updated the Bios to 5007 from EZ flash, And ran a synthetic and its scored 19085, Ram 3000 MHz out of the box no tinkering at all. TEMPS never went above 65C Corsair h100i.

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This CPU is amazing. It is great at everything. It can game, multitask, stream, productivity, and more. It’s priced good enough that even if you just want it for general computing it’s still great. This thing comes pushed to the limit straight out of the box pretty much. Traditionally I overclock every CPU I buy but with this one AMD have pretty much pushed them to the max for us. Which is great because it’s plug n play! Mine with PBO and Thermal Limits set to max stays around 4.250ghz on all cores gaming under full load with 1 of the 6 cores boosting to 4.35-4.15ghz. So in a game 5 cores will be at 4.250 ghz and one core will always be around 4.35-4.15ghz with that 1 core alternating so they take turns. This gives great ipc and single threaded performance as well as multithreaded. This gives high FPS in games due to the strong single core performance than a 4.3ghz all core overclock gets. You can basically set PBO to max and TBU to max and your motherboard and system will boost it as high as it can. It’s amazing it’s literally drop it in and your good to go this time around. No overclocking needed. I have this CPU in the Asus Prime X570-Pro motherboard if anyone was curious. It was 260 dollar board so it’s pretty nice imo. So your numbers may be different than mine. For cooling I’m using a simple Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo in Push/Pull with twin fans. Keeps my CPU in the mid 30sC idle, in the 50sC in gaming rather it’s an hour or all day long. Under Prime 95 stress test it topped out at 76C then dropped back to 74C and stayed there. For a 35 dollar cooler pretty insane. I have great case air flow so if you do not do not expect these results. The best way to get more performance from your Ryzen CPU since it’s basically pushed to the max out of the box is via memory. You can look it up if you wish. Memory speed significantly effects your cpus performance at least in gaming. It was shown going from 2666mhz to 3600mhz memory speed in games was giving huge FPS increases. In almost all games 10-20 FPS increase with some games increasing as much as 30-40fps. So if you buy a Ryzen CPU for the love of god buy 3600mhz memory with it. I have 32GB of G.Skill Ripjaws in mine all running at 3600mhz and that’s using all 4 dimm slots 4x8GB sticks in duel channel mode. Fast memory paired with this CPU in a good motherboard means you don’t have to overclock or touch anything this time around and you get amazing performance in all regards. I have my 3600x and 3600mhz memory paired with a RTX 2070 Super that is overclocked really well and I am playing any games I want at 1440P maxed out getting 100+ FPS in pretty much everything. If you want a nice CPU for gaming, streaming, content creation, or anything else well you’re looking at one. At this point in time the Ryzen 3600XT is out now which is basically this exact CPU except it runs around 4.6ghz in the boosting alternative core and probably around 4.4 on the other 5 core. So you gain roughly about 200mhz over this 3600x by going with the XT. Rather that’s worth it well that’s up to you. At most the difference in FPS between the two might be 5 FPS at max. So just get whichever is the best deal. Even the Ryzen 3600 non X or non XT does very very similar in performance to the X and XT and is 150 dollars right now. Everything I said pretty much applies to all 3 CPUs they are just an amazing gaming chip.

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This cpu is definitely a beast however had the 3600 been in stock when i ordered i would have just gotten that one.absolutely no issues so far did all the necessary bios updates and installed and did some overclocking. I am running it on the X470 Taichi board and was able to get a stable overclock at 4.3 ghz and as seen a bove got a very good score in cinebench r15. I got around 3857 i believe in r20. i play mainly apex legends and ESO. this is coupled with an overclocked RTX 2080 and has no problems keep it at 144hz until the usual frame drops that occur in game. I did need to push a little more voltage than i wanted to achieve a completely stable overclock(1.475 volts vcore) however when PBO was enabled i watched the vcore in HW monitor and was seeing it go as high as 1.5 so yeah. Maybe a bios update coming for more power delivery optimization for my board.

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*** FIRST BUILD, COMPLETE SUCCESS, w/ ASUS PRIME x470 PRO MOBO***ABSTRACT: Its alive! First hand qualified source CONFIRMING this AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked processor IS OUT OF THE BOX FULLY COMPATIBLE with the ASUS Prime x470 Pro motherboards having a bios number of 5204. NO OLDER PROCESSOR OR MOBO BIOS UPDATE REQUIRED.Details:So for my first ever attempt at a custom build, I decided to create a gaming computer for my nearly 11 year old son. Yes a gaming pc for a 5th grader, lol! So of cource clock speed and graphics capability were the most relevant aspects for prospective hardware. The sum total of which had to meet the requirements I imposed due to my sons age: Cost containmemt and long term viability.The respective parameters for which were ~$1000 budget (tower components only) and 5-6 year prospective upgradability and relative viability lifespan.Oh and the pesky little detail being that when the power switch is on pressing the power button actually makes the computer begin the boot process.However, COMPATIBILITY was the inherent OVERRIDING REQUIREMENT that concerned me the most. I quickly discovered the significant challenge posed to me, by using the most contemporary Hardware and desiring absolute confidence regarding integration and compatibility between all system components. I suspect this concern is not something unique to me or first time builders. Though its degree is likely relative to one's experience. None the less, there is a constant rule regardless of experience:the the amount of existing information about component integration is inversely proportional how recently it was released. More recent, less info. Less recent, more info. Something that a fairly intelligent mammal shoukd intuitively realize. Yet escaps me until this endeavor. Duh.But with the resesrch and 24 hours strait spent on assembling the parts, I achieved what I sought, (save the two hours of panick that occured subsequent the first time I pressed THE POWER BUTTON!!!) Just a loose connection. A good thing. Otherwise its likely Id have spent Christmas on a 3 day mandatory "BAKER HOLD" in a psych unit, lol!Components:Tower/Case-Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-DELTA RGB LIGHTED, 3 FRONT 1 REAR FAN, BLACK W CLEAR SIDE PANEL ATX ENCLOSURESYSTEM COMPONENTS/GUTS-Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked processor, YES "X".ASUS Prime x470 Pro motherboard with BIOS 5204MSI GeForce GTX TI VENTUS XS OC EDITION 6G G6 DUAL FAN HDMI graphics cardSamsung EVO Plus 500GB V-NAND SSD, NVMe M.2Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 MHz DDR4 8GB (x2); 16 GM total RAMCorsair CX550M MODULAR ATX POWER SUPPLYPeace

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I have had absolutely no issues with this 3600x. Not one bit of microstuttering. I had an Intel 7700k that would do that, really frustrating at times. So I went with the 2600x and kept it for a bit. Than I upgraded to the 3600x, when it became available. AMD has me sold now. I have not used AMD since FX. When I got a taste of what Intel was all about. I thought I would never go back to AMD. AMD is now light years ahead of where they once were. I'm glad I made the switch. Only think is I wish they would clock a little better, not that bad, but not able to gain the speeds Intel does. For 7nm and more cores and threads than Intel and not any of the security issues Intel has.

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I recently upgraded my desktop from the AMD Ryzen 5 1600x (an already quite powerful processor for the price) to the Ryzen 5 3600x and have been amazed at what this processor can do. Its easily twice as fast or more than my workstation in my office which is only a year old and easily cost more than twice as much as my PC that I built myself. I do a lot of photo and video editing in addition to using Microsoft's ICE (Image Composite Editor) to stitch panoramas, and this processor handles anything I can throw at it without breaking a sweat. I originally went with AMD when I first built my PC because the 1st generation Ryzen CPU's were simply cheaper than Intel's I-5 chips, but now with the 3rd generation they're both cheaper AND better. Buy this and I guarantee you wont be disappointed! Take a look at the benchmarks using the UserBenchMark software, the results speak for themselves.

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I recently became bond to my chair, and was looking to replace an old Intel processor to occupy my days. About the same time I started looking for computer equipment, AMD announced their new lineup of CPU's. I admit, I was pretty excited, and made almost every mistake the YouTubers warned us to avoid.Let's just say that I was ready to build a new PC way before AMD was ready for me to build what I wanted. I generally build a new machine every 5 years, and that was my plan this year. But, to get to 5 years, I felt I needed an X570 mobo, a Ryzen 9 3900X, 16 gigs of fast Ram, three M.2 drives, and an RTX 2080TI.Reality set in when I could not find a Ryzen 9 3900X, and the price of an RTX 2080TI, damnnnnnn. So, I changed my direction, and went with a Ryzen 5 3600X and a Vega 56 (which I found new for $270 - PowerColor Red Dragon).My thought was I could start with the 3600X, and resell it when the 3900X's were readily available. I had heard a lot about the Vega 56 (most of the information was to stay away for the card), but I decided it would be as much fun to play around with the Vega 56 as it would be to game with it. I think I made a good decision. My 3600X clock speed is always over 4300+MHz, and usually bounces between 4366MHz and 4399MHz. I am using an AIO and run the pump at full speed most of the time.The Vega 56 has been a wonderful GPU. Ok, no ray tracing, but I personally find Global WattMan incredibly easy to use, and I have no problem keeping the clock speed at 1643MHz. I have not put the Vega 64 bios on my Vega 56 yet, but I plan to soon.I did save some money with my current build. But, I still hope my wife will get me a Ryzen 9 3900X (I have no interest in the 3950X) for Christmas. If that does not happen, I will stick with my current CPU, and wait for a RX 5800 XT or RX 5900 XT if they ever come out; otherwise, will wait for the next AM5/6 CPU's when they come out.I really like my rig (highly Frankenstein'd case, with a Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro Wifi - you can read my mobo review - I like the card very much). The PC will certainly last for 5 years, but not with me. I expect that once an AMD GPU with ray tracing becomes available, I will pick one up and sell the Vega 56. I will also sell my 3600X in a couple of years. The 3600X will hold its value I expect.It is hard to go wrong with whatever you decide to buy. Dont over spend and have fun is my only advice. I may have over spent, but I had a heck of a lot of fun.

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6 thread 12 Core unlocked Animal. Hard to beat for the price. Even better when it’s on sale for less than $250. Zero issues when installed into a MSI b450m, MSI x470 carbon. Stock cooler is thicker than the Ryzen 5 3600 cooler. The cooler does it’s job. If you plan to over clock, I suggest a better cooler. I upgraded the cooler to the wraith prism rgb. The same one the Ryzen 7 3700x uses.

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The performance of this thing is wonderful for the price. The single core performance is right up there with CPUs that cost twice as much. My Dwarf Fortress runs 4x as fast. I don’t play many AA games, but for my throwback shooters it’s great. Looking forwards to trying it out with some open source analysis software like open foam. It’s pretty happy to run my ram at 3733, but I’m still working out timings for a good latency.I did take off a star for the floor sweepings and bits of packaging stuck in the pre applied thermal material. This thing probably doesn’t need much more thank the stock cooler, and spending time painstakingly picking out debris with tweezers was pretty annoying.

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Saids on the box 3.8 and 4.4 boost ...I've seen up to 4.350mhz while in Division 2while I did set autoOC to go up to 4600mhzI guess I did not win the silicon lottery.Iam pairing the 3600X with the bequite! DarkRock4 to increase my chances at a higher OC

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[[VIDEOID:a9a207b741d4e30ff91164f1ca6dc236]] First time build for my pc.Easy to install and screw on. I made a loop on the connector . Don’t touch paste on the fan . I used it ongeoforce 1660 superG.skills 16gb 2x8 3200B450m pro vdh maxM 2 500 goBarracuda 2tb 7200Corsair 450 bronze

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Running it on an ASUS TUF x570-Plus with 3600MHz RAM. CPU runs great at stock speeds. Bench-marked higher than expected. Temps stay fairly low, event after hours of gaming. Stock fan can get a little whiny during heavy loads, but not enough to be distracting.The only reason I took a star off was because of the packaging, of all things. The thermal paste on the heat-sink came with a scrape on it, as well as some debris. This made for more work than I wanted, given that I was planning on using the stock paste. But the debris was actually a major concern, given that you don't even want the tiniest piece of anything pressed between your CPU and heat-sink.Overall, great CPU though, would definitely recommend to others.

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Paired this with an ASUS Tuf mobo. My last pc was an AMD and ASUS build that lasted me a decade. I have no doubt this will do the same. My rig is all air cooled, 5 case fans, stock cooler, and @ 4.1 GHZ idle the temp is mid 30's°C. I typically don't overwork my pc, but I know this chip can do much more than I ask it to.

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Does exactly what I need. I paired mine with the ASRock x570 steel legend WiFi ax and the sapphire pulse 5600xt.Add in a 512 gb m2 2280 ssd and everything runs great.My only complaint is that the stock cooler isn't the greatest and I'll be upgrading that part soon

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Well what can I say about this AMD processor, i have been a Intel user for decades since my first experience with AMD was a Total disaster, but now everything has changed with the new generation of 7nm AMD processors I totally fell in love with the great performance I can get out of it it's insane what you can do with it. So thank you AMD for the great job on this CPU.

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I got it on Cyber Monday on sale. Most people buy the standard 3600 for value, but this one comes slightly overclock from the factory. Which is something I didn't want to do since I'm a beginner builder. I paired it with a Gigabyte X570 I AORUS Pro WiFi motherboard and a Corsair H60 AIO. The temperatures are great.

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Amazing Chip For athe Price, running at 4.2 ghz with stock cooler. Highly recommended!

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Delivered in perfect condition. Haven't been able to install it yet as I'm waiting on other components so I'll update after I finally build the rig.

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I do not want to deal with overclocking stuff so I prefer X version instead of 3600. I like the processor and bigger cooling fan than 3600 has.

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Box was soaking wet when I got it.... but the outer box it shipped in wasn't. Not sure what the deal was, but it boots up, so I think I'm good to go.

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Great product ! Cheap and amazing performance highly recommend it

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I wanted to build a small portable 1080p gaming PC to take on work trips and vacation. This CPU is a little powerhouse! I installed on an ASRock B450 with 16gb of 3200 DDR4, GTX 1060 6gb and a 1tb SSD with a 350watt PSU. I used the Velka3 case and packed it all in! I can play everything I throw at it in very high settings. And with a few fan changes it plays very quiet.

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Wont over clock to 4.4, it will do 43.50. I have it on a x470 asus 32 gig of 3200 and a 2080 super. I get from 140 to 200 fps @ 1440p. It will do for now. I will get a 3900 or the new 4000 this summer

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Check score board on this one, I bought the 3600X I think the 3600 would have been enough after playing with this one a couple of weeks. Gonna water cool it now and see how far I can push it.

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For the price and quality for a CPU, I would highly recommend this for a medium cost efficient build. Paired with average parts, this still helps produce speeds for my computer to access programs in a good fashion. It's not that loud as well. Must buy!

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Awesome CPU for my first ever build. Pairs great with my 2060super. Awesome value for the performance i didn’t know what i was getting into but it glad i got this CPU

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Fast and powerful. Able to reach single core boost of 4.4 ghz per core after bios update abba. All core boost is about 4.1 ghz. Scores around 3700 on cinebench R20.

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The Price is right, AMD gives Intel a run for the money. For middle of the road this CPU kicks ars!

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It changed my oil. Five pumpkins.

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Entrega rapida, un procesador muy potente para el bajo costo.

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Excellent loads Gtx 1080ti!

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No but really, this is amazing, I am running a b350 motherboard, yes a b350 one which was paired with a 1600x , and this beast not only runs at full power on this board but is leaving the 1600x in the dust!. its a lot hotter so take that in mind, and it comes with its bugs on the b350 board but so far its amazing, with my 1070 I am hitting constants 144fps on all my games, simulation games even where I was having issues.This is just the best, 10/10 would have gotten the 3700x if it was in stock.I attached pictures of a benchmark on war thunder, the bios screen on the b350 board, a benchmark on cinebench r15 and cinebench r20, r15 goes up to 1570 points, while cinebench r20 goes up to 3544 points. Those scores were with 2x8gb (dual channel) 2400mhz c15 ram. Impressive

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Loving this processor.. came in yesterday and she has been doing great. The single core boost is truly amazing. 6 cores and 12 threads is just what I needed for my needs in gaming.This processor was shipped and sold by AMD authorized reseller. There was a rumor going around saying they were scammers because their page shows nothing about a processor. I freaked out but when I called Amazon, they got them on a 3 way call and we settled it out. AMD authorized reseller was very nice and understandable and confirmed they were not scammers and their page is a bought store front from another seller to my understanding. I was very pleased with my 3600x. I cannot wait to see what else AMD comes out with. I'm excited for the future and it's a great time in the PC world.

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It's an upgrade from an AMD FX 9590 to this, so the step is huge, for me, it is the middle point until you can get to the high end and enthusiast level, you can be productive with the 6 cores and game with it.Pros:-Value-Features-Price-PowerCons:- New gen already out (XT)- No iGPU (only the 4000g series)- Not many room to overclockI did put it with an AIO water cooling, also, I undervoltaged it and didn't overclocked, just because I didn't get more, I haven't noticed any lost on performance and I'm not having any error from anything so far.I feel like this will be the years of AMD CPUs (not the same for GPU so far.Recommended

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Great budget CPU with lots of Power for gaming and workstation tasks!