Reply 1240 of 2043, by Munx
Upgraded my main PC from an FX6100 to a Ryzen 3600.
Gigabyte B550 Gaming X, 16GB DDR4 3200, 1GB m.2 SSD and a Ryzen5 3600.
This was probably the fastest OS install Ive ever experienced. Even with my old GTX960 holding things back, theres a noticable performace improvement. In Total War games fast forwarding in batlle actually works properly now and in large battles unit AI no longer freezes. Transition times from the maps to battles are MUCH quicker. TF2 now gives my card coil whine with 300+ FPS...
My only gripe is the crappy cooler. I would have used my trusty 212 evo, but the mounting holes changed. The included all-alluminum kept revving up and down with default settings and I could hear it change speeds with just a small difference from 2000 to 2200. It was set for 2000 for <50C and 2200 for >50C. Since idle and light browsing keeps it around 50, it was getting VERY annoying.
Now its 2200 for up to 60C and max for anything over. Will change the cooler for something better anyway.
Also, while thrifting for retro stuff I instead found:
Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2 motherboard - LGA1156 board with 4GB DDR3 1333RAM and an i5 760.
ECS MCP61M M3 motherboard - AM3 with a quad core Athlon2 635.
They werent in the best condition when I got them, but for 15 Euro I decided to risk it and they both work! Feels weird how quad core systems are 10+ years old now and being discarded. Pretty sure that i5 could ouperform the FX6100 I replaced in quite a few games 🤣