not today but over the past weekend. I bought an Ryzen 7 3700X and an Asus B450 mobo, keeping my DDR4 2400mhz and SSD/Case/PSU etc from my preivous build - i7 5820k and X99 gigabyte "ultra durable" motherboard (it died after cleaning out dust from my case...).
Originally I rang my local PC store to have them update the motherboard's bios so that the new Ryzen chips will work on them. They said yep no problem. I picked up the parts last thursday, set up the pc, updating drivers etc.
I kept getting bluescreen after bluescreen with the error message usually saying "Memory_management". For testing and troubleshooting I tried it all. Speed settings. Power settings. Ram speed/timings. I have 4 sticks so i did the trial-and-error taking out one at a time until the bluescreens went away to determine if a stick was faulty. went through all 4 sticks and still got bluescreens. The ram has an intel XMP profile so i just figured i had incompatible ram.
I was gonna order new 3200mhz RAM (still do plan on it, but maybe after xmas) and call it a day - until i decided i'd do one more thing, to check if there was a newer firmware update from the last few days since I got the board. Lo and behold, the monkeys at my local PC store updated the BIOS to an old, day zero bios from July, obviously the same time as when the ryzen chips were released. So since then and now, there had been a good 8 or so updates FOR COMPATIBILITY AND STABILITY that they simply ignored. Connected to the internet update service via the bios and boom it was all fixed up in 3 mins. Rebooted and new devices and features just started popping up. hooray.
A little bit my fault, a big bit their fault. I am not so upset now that the thing works but my god i was starting to lose it. If your job is to update something, use the latest patches!!!
As for performance... woooh! I used to get 70-150FPS in PUBG, now on average about 110 to 240 fps. a great upgrade. I imagine I'll see more of an improvement when I get the 3200mhz RAM.
Pentium MMX 166MHz / Shuttle HOT591-p / S3 Virge DX / SB 16
Pentium II 266MHz / Lucky-Star 6ABX2V / Riva128 / AWE64 / YMF724
Pentium III 950 MHz / SY-7VBA / Voodoo 3000 / Aureal Vortex 2
Pentium IV 3.4GHz/ GA-8S655FX / Geforce 6800 GT / Audigy