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    Default Want to sell my Ryzen 1700 and get a 8700k. Is it stupid/greedy? Or is it OK?

    Hello,

    I am disappointed with my Ryzen 1700. I lost the silicon lottery and got a bad CPU. It does not overclock well. I am stuck with 3700MHz. With Nzxt Kraken x62, it is 45C at idle and 75C under load. My vcore is 1.25v. With anything less this vcore, the system is not stable. CPU Load line calibration is at level 2, VDDSCR_SoC voltage is 1.1v and its calibration is at level 5. I wanted to set VDDSCR_SoC LLC to level 2 but some people reported on the other forums that their CPU died because of VDDSCR SoC's load line calibration was 2 or 3.

    I tried reinstalling CPU cooling system (because I thought it did not sit well onto the CPU) and also tried with the stock cooler and a Noctua cooler. Still running so hot. At least for me. Also tried to reapply the thermal paste a thousand times. Still so high temps.

    Before I bought Ryzen 1700, I had read and watched some reviews and I thought that it would be fine with gaming. The difference with 7700k did not seem so high. Also, I just bought a new 165hz monitor and now I am reading 8700k reviews and it is whetting my appetite. Apart from this, I don't do video editing etc. but I run several virtual machines from time to time. So, 8700k should still be enough as my main use will be gaming.

    Would it be a greedy action to sell my current CPU and motherboard and get a 8700k CPU and motherboard? Financially, I am fine with it. But still ... I don't want to be greedy.

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    Default Re: Want to sell my Ryzen 1700 and get a 8700k. Is it stupid/greedy? Or is it OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rakanoth View Post
    Hello,

    I am disappointed with my Ryzen 1700. I lost the silicon lottery and got a bad CPU. It does not overclock well. I am stuck with 3700MHz. With Nzxt Kraken x62, it is 45C at idle and 75C under load. My vcore is 1.25v. With anything less this vcore, the system is not stable. CPU Load line calibration is at level 2, VDDSCR_SoC voltage is 1.1v and its calibration is at level 5. I wanted to set VDDSCR_SoC LLC to level 2 but some people reported on the other forums that their CPU died because of VDDSCR SoC's load line calibration was 2 or 3.

    I tried reinstalling CPU cooling system (because I thought it did not sit well onto the CPU) and also tried with the stock cooler and a Noctua cooler. Still running so hot. At least for me. Also tried to reapply the thermal paste a thousand times. Still so high temps.

    Before I bought Ryzen 1700, I had read and watched some reviews and I thought that it would be fine with gaming. The difference with 7700k did not seem so high. Also, I just bought a new 165hz monitor and now I am reading 8700k reviews and it is whetting my appetite. Apart from this, I don't do video editing etc. but I run several virtual machines from time to time. So, 8700k should still be enough as my main use will be gaming.

    Would it be a greedy action to sell my current CPU and motherboard and get a 8700k CPU and motherboard? Financially, I am fine with it. But still ... I don't want to be greedy.

    My current setup

    Asrock X370 Taichi
    AMD Ryzen R7 1700
    Nzxt Kraken x62 AIO water cooling
    G.SKILL Trident Z (F4-3200C14D-16GTZ) DDR4 3200MHz C14
    Evga 1080 Ti SC2
    Samsung 850 Evo 250GB SSD
    WD Desktop Black 1 TB
    NZXT S340 Elite Steel
    Seasonic PRIME FOCUS Modular (80+Gold) 650W
    Asus ROG Swift PG278QR Monitor
    SOOOOOOOO Greedy! Seriously though, there's nothing wrong with getting what you want, especially if you have the cash for it. Intel will favor the higher framerates in gaming over Ryzen.
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    Default Re: Want to sell my Ryzen 1700 and get a 8700k. Is it stupid/greedy? Or is it OK?

    OP if you are playing at 4K it is all about graphics cards power and not the cpu. Even with a GTX 1080 Ti in the future you will just be looking to upgrade the video card.
    I wish I could build pcs each and every single day for the rest of my life. PC FTW !

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    Default Re: Want to sell my Ryzen 1700 and get a 8700k. Is it stupid/greedy? Or is it OK?

    I decided to wait for Pinnacle Ridge CPUs and new Nvidia GPUs. Because:

    1.) At 1440p which one I choose won't make a difference.
    2.) AMD can really increase single core performance with Pinnacle Ridge.

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    Default Re: Want to sell my Ryzen 1700 and get a 8700k. Is it stupid/greedy? Or is it OK?

    Do you have the very latest BIOS updates installed on your motherboard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    Do you have the very latest BIOS updates installed on your motherboard?
    Yes. 3.20 version

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