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JimKiler

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If I were building a secondary system, say for my wife, I’d be okay with a b450, so long as it had built in WiFi. I don’t overclock her systems. I found the two hexadecimal diagnostic LEDs to be less useful than I thought they’d be. The four boot LEDs are enough, IMO.
Nice, i did not realize the boot LED's were on the Tomahawk. Agreed i do not need the hexadecimal LED. This makes the decision easier to say get the Tomahawk MAX. Thanks for pointing that out!

MSi and all manufacturers should call out the boot LED's on their products. I did not see it on the product page, i only see it in the manual.
 
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YBS1

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Unfortunately, its not working for me yet. The sensors are working, but I can’t set a fan profile :(
Not working for me either on the Aqua, the sensors are picking up temperatures but not fan speeds. Looks like a nice little app for those who can use it though.
 

Ajay

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Not working for me either on the Aqua, the sensors are picking up temperatures but not fan speeds. Looks like a nice little app for those who can use it though.
I wish he had started his own branch on GitHub so I could pull down the source and try to fix it for my own system. I may need to sign up on the LTT forum to talk to him - he seems most active there.
 

Ajay

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Gah, I can’t get into the bios, all I did last time was change the fan profiles. It boots straight to Windows. BwaHahahahahahaha, I think a bought the wrong motherboard :(


Edit: Had to clear cmos again. Man, this is the touchiest system I’ve ever built.
 

sdifox

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Gah, I can’t get into the bios, all I did last time was change the fan profiles. It boots straight to Windows. BwaHahahahahahaha, I think a bought the wrong motherboard :(


Edit: Had to clear cmos again. Man, this is the touchiest system I’ve ever built.


Never turn on quickboot
 

Det0x

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Some tighter 24/7 settings.
Don't think there is much more to gain with this 32gigabyte memory setup, memtest stable to atleast 100 on all cores as i didn't have the patience to run any longer.
Happy overall with this setup :)08.02.2020 done settings.png
 

EXCellR8

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New Matisse-only BIOS for my board released a few days ago... don't think I'll touch it though.

"Update AMD AGESA Combo-AM4 1.0.0.4 Patch B"

...anyone flash a similar BIOS and notice anything notable?
 

IEC

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New Matisse-only BIOS for my board released a few days ago... don't think I'll touch it though.

"Update AMD AGESA Combo-AM4 1.0.0.4 Patch B"

...anyone flash a similar BIOS and notice anything notable?
AGESA 1004B has been out since November. All 3 of my AM4 boards (X470, B450) have been flashed to UEFI versions with that AGESA. No issues to report here, though some did note some (negative?) changes with PBO behavior, which is irrelevant to me as I disabled PBO on all my setups.
 
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Ajay

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New Matisse-only BIOS for my board released a few days ago... don't think I'll touch it though.

"Update AMD AGESA Combo-AM4 1.0.0.4 Patch B"

...anyone flash a similar BIOS and notice anything notable?
It's fine, unless you are looking to overclock your cpu - in which case it sucks (except for 3950x).
 

Ajay

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Also, keep the usb power on. Otherwise the mb won't get your keystrokes
I've never changed the default bios settings for usb devices. Anyway, it was working fine. I changed some fan profiles in the bios and poof. Weird shit. I hope MSI comes out with a new bios before Zen 3 (and AMD improves on AGESA 1004B). I'd go back to 1003ABB, but there have been several other fixes added to the bios since then.
 

sdifox

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I've never changed the default bios settings for usb devices. Anyway, it was working fine. I changed some fan profiles in the bios and poof. Weird shit. I hope MSI comes out with a new bios before Zen 3 (and AMD improves on AGESA 1004B). I'd go back to 1003ABB, but there have been several other fixes added to the bios since then.
I guess I should count my blessings that my sound issue went away on its own. And I have not experimented :p
 
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Ajay

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I guess I should count my blessings that my sound issue went away on its own. And I have not experimented :p
Being a tinkerer certainly has its downside. Congrats on your ‘magical' sound fix :D
 

Ajay

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Ugh, same problem - booting straight to Windows. I did not touch a thing. Not the bios, no settings in Winders. Getting a bit annoyed.
 

sdifox

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Being a tinkerer certainly has its downside. Congrats on your ‘magical' sound fix :D

I still can't figure out what can possibly cause this. It was working for three days, then stopped working for 2 weeks or so then it started working again...
 

tracerbullet

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I still can't figure out what can possibly cause this. It was working for three days, then stopped working for 2 weeks or so then it started working again...
Maybe a Windows update? I've had them break things in the past, perhaps once in a while they go the other way too?
 

tracerbullet

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Optical audio cable? I have had them die over time as well. Probably from pushing the receiver too close to the wall and putting too sharp of a bend in it. Didn't show up as suddenly broken, but would seem to come and go at random.
 

sdifox

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Optical audio cable? I have had them die over time as well. Probably from pushing the receiver too close to the wall and putting too sharp of a bend in it. Didn't show up as suddenly broken, but would seem to come and go at random.

No, straight to headphone.
 

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