BitWrangler wrote on 2022-03-11, 04:21:
For that kind of thing, you have to make a little trestle out of cocktail sticks either end of the DIMM slot which you can rest a BBQ skewer on... that way you can cook hotdogs when you hack the RAM voltage to 3 volts or something to get it stable.
edit: OEM only just means no boxed CPUs really don't it? PPL get hold of tray CPUs all the time.
Not this time, they are using the AMD PSB ability to lock the CPUs to the Lenovo platform which is the OEM AMD is using for this round of Threadripper 5000 Pro, there will be no non pro variants. There wont be any trays to hit the market that wont be locked from the factory.
Lenovo is using it for their consumer Ryzen 5000 CPUs as well.
Linus looked at it and even non Lenovo Ryzen 5000 CPUs can be locked by their platform should you decide to upgrade one, you can turn it off in the BIOS which prevents the new CPU being locked but once its been locked it cant be undone. I fully expect this ability to turn it off to not even be available on Threadripper 5000 Pro systems since they come preconfigured and locked from the factory. That aside .. TR 5000 Pro is also only compatible with WRX80 boards even if they do decide to release some unlocked versions, TRX40 is EOL after one generation.
I guess they can get away with doing it this way due to Intel have no answer in the HEDT space ..its a damn shame and Sapphire Rapids cant come soon enough.
As for the Dimm voltages .. its DDR4 and I guess I could bump it a little but its not the DDR thats the issue .. its the IMC on the 2950x being shit house and putting more voltage into a TR IMC doesnt do much of anything.
Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁