Setup for flight simulator (X-Plane and future msfs 2020) plus Blender modeling

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  1. Judas

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    fyi, amd ryzens won't run to hot.. they are heavily thermally controlled, that you would have to essentially add heat to the cpu through external means to force a shutdown. I've watched ryzen cpus with no heatsink at all operate.... they hit their thermal peak and throttle down in order to save themselves

    a 3900x should average in around 80C give or take stock.. peaks may hit 90's... but usually i've only seen that reported with overclocking or poor air flow.
     
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    Thank @Judas! I was waiting for your reply. :)

    I like that thermal self-preservation you explained. I am going to stick with that be quiet! DARK ROCK 3 SilentWings CPU Cooler 190W TDP I replaced stock heatsink with.
     
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    And... new PGU is in . :D
     

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    @Judas:

    I did first test and it comes out that my GPU is below average gaming computer.
    Take a look at the SSs.
    There are also recommendations how to improve it but I would like to hear your opinion first.
    I believe I have latest Nvidia drivers for EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING, 11G-P4-6696-KR, 11GB GDDR5X, iCX Technology - 9 Thermal Sensors & RGB LED G/P/M
     

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    What is a PGU :);)
     
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    Polish Processing Graphics Unit. Equivalent of English GPU.:D
     
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    Nice Reply.. ;)
     
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    Thanks! :)
     
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    I couldn't say, i'm not entirely familiar with nova's benchmark, in fact this seems to be the first time i've heard of it.

    I'd say test with other benchmarks and make comparisons to see how it's comparing.

    Also keep in mind that there is a hell of a lot of people overclocking the crap out of their components, so anything close to 50 percentile should be expected out of the box, your cpu score is fantastic of course.

    Also keep in mind that it's not entirely clear how you gpu is performing in comparison to.... what, it isn't entirely clear...
     
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    Thank you for the great comments as always Judas! :)
    Since you always responded to my questions especially with @Judas I was thinking for a while that you got "tired" of my newbie questions and gave up on me but now you responded. Thank you again!

    I got Nova just by Googling it so I have no clue how good it is, I did not try to see ratings etc.
    Do you have any favorite Benchmarks?
    I used two from CPU-Z Bench CPU but I do not know what Stress CPU should do, Iit was just running and running so I stopped it, what is the reason for that test?
    To put load on processor till it shuts down?
    That would be kind of "cruel" test, no? Just curious.

    Yes, I know , I did not OCed at all and I think I am happy with it, I am just more "conservative" guy with this trend, if I did I would definitely would need to switch to water cooler which I am not so eager to do.

    By the way I was running simulator and Blender for over an hour, CPU average temperature was around 64C and GPU was around 70C.
    I think it is a pretty good number, isn't it?
    Of course GPU was 99% load but it is designed to do that in simulator I have read.

    I will play a bit more and ask more probably too.
    I was very busy transferring all my work related things to a new PC but I can now tell all is done and works great!

    Cheers, Andrzej
     

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    mmmm those tasty single and multi threaded cpu-z scores.... it's always nice to see the 9900 getting beat.

    I'd suggest Futurmark's 3DMARK benchmarks, run the default tests and then post the scores and then post a link to the results... these are usually the best gauge... you could even run through a http://www.userbenchmark.com/ quick and post a link to your results. just download and run and it'll be done the basic benchmarks in a matter of a minute or so. The 3dmark ones are a little more intensive. You can get the newest 3dmark through steam.


    I've been recovering from having my wisdom teeth removed, and i'm not fully recovered. so my time online is hit and miss and i haven't really been keeping up to date.
     
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    Thank you, will do tests and post.

    Sorry about the tooth, I removed mine 3 weeks ago, seriously, still have a little hole in the gum. Fast recovery for you!!!!
     
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    i had 3 removed... i expected to be all good sooner...
     
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    Ouch..... that hurts even thinking about it.... take care Judas, it will better fast.
     
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    looks like your g.skill is reporting 2667mhz as it's base operating speed right now.

    Could you post the cpu-z memory tab just to confirm?
     
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    Thank you Judas. So this is bad?

    Here is the Memory Tab
     

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    it's not necessarily bad... it's just under performing. Your memory is rated for 3200mhz but is operating at 2667mhz. Ideally you don't want it to run any slower than 2933mhz.

    If the system is 100% stable now.. no crashing and it's still performing great, i'd suggest going into the bios and making sure XMP is enabled which should bump the memory to 3200mhz. If you then save and the system restarts properly, you should see a pretty decent uplift in overall performance and it should improve your nvidia graphics scores too among others.

    However if running at 3200mhz either results in the system failing to start, or instability (crashes/BSODs).... then i'd suggest manually setting the frequency at say 3000mhz.. and if it's still unstable, then try 2933mhz. IF at any time the system refuses to post at all (asrock boards usually are pretty good at spending about 60 seconds attempting new clocks and reverting back if it fails to without needing to reset the bios), then doing a bios reset and then manually changing things back to the way you had them before loading into windows may be required.

    I'd say leave your machine as is for say another few weeks before attempting this memory frequency change just to make sure things are 100% stable still.
     
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    Thank you @Judas!

    I have read all you said and.... it is VERY tempting but since you also said to leave it as is for now..I guess I will leave it for now.

    So far had no problems, working from Home using Solidworks, Excel, browser of course.
    This weekend will do a lot of Blender modeling, exporting, Gimp and X-Plane flight simulator.

    I am also going to run PCMark free one on Steam.

    Can not wait for this memory tune... so that XMP trick might mess things up bad?
     
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    And here is Mark PC Test PC Mark Test.jpg
     
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