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I am planning on buying a new motherboard because my old mobo just goes to silicon heaven (dead). What can you recommend me for a budget of $100-$120 that i wont have a problem if I would upgrade my other parts in the future. I am new to buying motherboards and i dont know what to get.
Ryzen 5 1400 3.2ghz
Gigabyte Ga-a320m-ds2 (my dead mobo)
Deepcool DE600 600watts
Deepcool Smarter (mATX case)
Gtx 1050 ti OC 4gb gddr5
I am also thinking if I should replace my Case as well, what do you guys think? Should i get an ATX or mATX?
I have Aorus Master X570 with Ryzen 9 3950X and separate graphics card (ASROCK Radeon RX 5500 XT Challenger D 8G in PCIe 4 16x slot)
I have installed 4x 32GB DDR4 corsair modules (VENGEANCE RGB PRO 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15 Memory Kit) to it which makes 128 GB in total.
I have the latest BIOS (F11).
However I'm not able to use all 128 GB. My system only has ~126GB available, more than 2GB are reserved.
Is there some setting in BIOS i need to change to have the full capacity or RAM available? Is this somehow pre-allocated for some internal graphics (some ryzen do have internal GPU).
I'm using Linux (Kubuntu 20.04), here are the outputs from some relevant commands:
root:~# dmesg | grep emory:
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0x00000000-0x00000fff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0x000a0000-0x000fffff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0x09e02000-0x09ffffff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0x0a200000-0x0a20bfff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0xd733b000-0xd733bfff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0xd7353000-0xd7353fff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0xd7354000-0xd7354fff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0xd7361000-0xd7361fff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0xd73a8000-0xd73a8fff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0xd73b9000-0xd73b9fff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0xd7b73000-0xd7bc9fff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0xda343000-0xda343fff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0xdb75d000-0xdb993fff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0xdbb1c000-0xdbf49fff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0xdbf4a000-0xdcc08fff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0xdf000000-0xdfffffff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0xe0000000-0xf7ffffff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0xf8000000-0xfbffffff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0xfc000000-0xfcffffff]
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: [mem 0xfd000000-0xffffffff]
[ 0.000000] Memory: 131679596K/134165956K available (14339K kernel code, 2397K rwdata, 4948K rodata, 2712K init, 4992K bss, 2486360K reserved, 0K cma-reserved)
[ 0.004807] Freeing SMP alternatives memory: 40K
[ 1.915340] Freeing initrd memory: 78264K
[ 1.971224] Freeing unused decrypted memory: 2040K
[ 1.971517] Freeing unused kernel image memory: 2712K
[ 1.996566] Freeing unused kernel image memory: 2008K
[ 1.996767] Freeing unused kernel image memory: 1196K
[ 2.135665] [TTM] Zone kernel: Available graphics memory: 65968864 KiB
[ 2.135665] [TTM] Zone dma32: Available graphics memory: 2097152 KiB
total used free shared buff/cache available
Mem: 131937728 18223112 80158388 543632 33556228 111930044
Swap: 0 0 0
root:~# cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal: 131937728 kB
MemFree: 80066760 kB
MemAvailable: 111855496 kB
Buffers: 598632 kB
Cached: 32510864 kB
SwapCached: 0 kB
Active: 19166560 kB
Inactive: 30586972 kB
Active(anon): 16643144 kB
Inactive(anon): 547712 kB
Active(file): 2523416 kB
Inactive(file): 30039260 kB
Unevictable: 0 kB
Mlocked: 0 kB
SwapTotal: 0 kB
SwapFree: 0 kB
Dirty: 328 kB
Writeback: 0 kB
AnonPages: 16644420 kB
Mapped: 849300 kB
Shmem: 552780 kB
KReclaimable: 472920 kB
Slab: 783896 kB
SReclaimable: 472920 kB
SUnreclaim: 310976 kB
KernelStack: 36304 kB
PageTables: 89220 kB
NFS_Unstable: 0 kB
Bounce: 0 kB
WritebackTmp: 0 kB
CommitLimit: 65968864 kB
Committed_AS: 130765020 kB
VmallocTotal: 34359738367 kB
VmallocUsed: 58688 kB
VmallocChunk: 0 kB
Percpu: 33536 kB
HardwareCorrupted: 0 kB
AnonHugePages: 0 kB
ShmemHugePages: 0 kB
ShmemPmdMapped: 0 kB
FileHugePages: 0 kB
FilePmdMapped: 0 kB
CmaTotal: 0 kB
CmaFree: 0 kB
Hugepagesize: 2048 kB
Hugetlb: 0 kB
DirectMap4k: 1613640 kB
DirectMap2M: 17209344 kB
DirectMap1G: 116391936 kB
I executed memtest couple of times and the modules seems to be working fine. Also lshw shows correct parameters for them.
My motherbord: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/X570-AORUS-MASTER-rev-1x/support#support-dl-bios
My ram: https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Memory/Vengeance-PRO-RGB-Black/p/CMW64GX4M2C3000C15
Lenovo motherboards soon? Legion branded motherboard spotted online
by Sayan Sen
A couple of motherboard images bearing the 'Legion' logo - the gaming brand of Lenovo - were spotted online by Weibo user 'WolStame'.
One of these is a comparison between the newer Blade 7000 motherboard with its predecessor highlighting the upgrades, while the other image is a close-up of the new model showcasing the Legion brand and the robust build of the region around the CPU socket.
The board appears to be equipped with most modern features expected of a decent mid-high-end motherboard nowadays. These include:
Four memory DIMM slots, 8+2 power delivery system, Heatsinks covering the VRMs, PCH and PCIe regions. 3x M.2 slots (Two for SSD, One for Network Card), 5.1 Channel Audio Output. USB-C interface
For those unaware, Lenovo sells pre-built gaming towers with the 'Blade' branding and the company, in fact, recently announced an update to its 7000 series with Intel Coffee Lake CPUs, the Intel Core i7-9700F to be precise. Hence, it's very likely that the firm was showing off the capabilities of its new Blade 7000 series motherboards compared to its previous offering. Though, the possibility of a standalone launch certainly remains as these look quite well-made and could surely appeal to most gamers.
Regardless, it's still interesting to learn the differences that Lenovo has made under the hood in the new Blade 7000 gaming tower.
Source and images: WolStame(Weibo)
I've set fast boot to be enabled, I've set the post screen to display for zero seconds.... it still shows for 3-5 seconds, my old mobo would almost instantaniously skip it (it would flash up for maybe 0.5s so you could still actually enter bios if required).
Any ideas on this?
Gigabyte 400-series Motherboards for Intel Comet Lake-S spotted at EEC
by Sayan Sen
In the last couple of years, competition for Intel in the desktop CPU space has been growing thanks to a resurgent AMD. The latter has adopted a tenacious strategy of adding more cores, which has also forced Intel to do the same, and at a pace much faster than the Santa Clara-headquartered firm was previously used to.
To combat the newfound competition, Intel is gearing up to refresh its desktop CPU and motherboard offerings with Comet Lake-S CPUs and 400-series chipset motherboards. The latter is now confirmed thanks to the listings of Gigabyte's upcoming models spotted in the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC)'s database.
From the leak, it appears that Intel has slightly altered the naming scheme of the upcoming chipset variants. The _70 series which was previously prefixed by Z- is now led by the H- prefix. There is also the appearance of a new "Q-" prefix chipset model.
The names of the leaked models have been summarized below:
GIGABYTE 400 Series Motherboard models Z490 H470/Q470 B460 H410 Z490 Aorus Elite H470M DS3H B460M Aorus Pro H410M HD3 Z490 Gaming X H470M D3H B460M Gaming HD H410M H Z490M Gaming X H470 HD3 B460M Power H410M D2VX SI Z490M DS3H Q470M D3H B460M DS3H H410M DS2V Z490 D B460M D3H H410M DS2 Z490 UD B460M D3P H410M S2 B460M D3V H410M S2H B460 HD3 H410M S2P B460M D2VX SI H410M S2V B460M D2V H410M A H410 D3 H410N Pricing and availability of these are unknown at this point. It is rumored that the Comet Lake-S CPUs is launching sometime in Q1 2020 which leads us to believe that the motherboards should also come out around the same time frame.
Source: Videocardz| Image: Twitter