Joined on 08/05/02
After updating Gen 1 Asrock A320M-HDV ; simple CPU swap
Pros: Just as fast as 5600x. Doubled cpu speeds v 2200g. Able to drop into Asrock A320M-HDV (almost 5 years old).
Overall Review: Will update this review if there's any problems. But $160.00 drop in upgrade to double cpu speeds is pretty cost effective upgrade.
Pros: Speakers sound good when working Good specs / $
Cons: Many, many cons. Display - I bought 4k display. This 4k display is uglier than many 1080p screens. Colors are way off and not in a fixable way. Graphics - I immediately got 'display driver' bugs and flashing black screens. Construction - Feels very cheap for what looked like a high end laptop. Stick with something metal. Speakers - Sound was making an explosion sound every 30 seconds or so after little use. Bugged up. HHD - Very slow harddrive. Entire computer has slowed to a crawl while doing little more than online browsing + a system scan. Memory - Does not come with DDR 4 as most other new Skylake Laptops Weight - This laptop is a dinosaur in the era of XPS / Apple. Which is fine - but not for $1000.00 Network - Wireless adapter randomly turned off? One or two of these problems I would try to fix myself. But if a brand new laptop comes with 8 problems, better RMA it. I want to RMA. I will give it one more day since it is Saturday anyway.
Overall Review: I wanted to like this laptop because XPS 15 by DELL isn't shipping anytime soon. I will change my review if my opinion changes. But my first thought is that this is a $500.00 laptop. DO NOT upgrade the internals because it will still feel like a $500.00 laptop. If you're stuck at $500.00 it's a reasonable choice. At $1,000.00 get a XPS.
Pros: Working out of the box with Ryzen 3 2200g. This motherboard is working perfectly and running the latest CPU (AMD 2200g) / and latest format SSD (NVMe) UPDATE 08/08/2022 - Updated to BETA bios and swapped in Ryzen 5600. No problems so far.
Cons: Make sure to update Bios.
Overall Review: Office Build. I would use this motherboard and cpu for all work stations that need replacement.
Better than CAS 18 4000mhz for AMD
Pros: Xmp / Samsung B Die / 4 sticks Compatible with MSI tomahawk
Cons: None yet . I
Overall Review: A+ so far. Ran 4 sticks immediately at xmp with 5600x . Still trying to tighten or overclock but need to research further. My 5600x could not do 2000 infinity clock without audio problems so I don’t advise biting 4000mh DDR4 for 5000 series . UPDATE: Able to tighten to CL 14 at 3600mhz with 5900x. 4 Sticks are Solid. 138-140% on Userbenchmark.