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G5 Case Mod — GA B550M DS3H — Ryzen 5 3600X — RX580 Pulse 8GB

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They are lighter than you would think. The Xeons are 130 TDP each, but coupled with the Gentle Typhoon fans, these $20 coolers are quite the quiet, efficient solution.
 
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This is very exciting!, look what arrived today!. I have been thinking, for a long time now admittedly, about an all out AMD build. And now on the exciting news that Tonymacx86 is allowing said builds, I present to you the upgrades that will fill my G5. I have absolutely no idea if this will work, but I know of two builds that exist on tonymacx86 that use Ryzen 5 3600X in some form or another that might possibly help, the news is Clover is happy!. The existing chipset, H370M mobo, i5-8500, (great processor in my opinion), and RAM will be moved on. Recently, in that surprising Hackintosh way, Messages and Airdrop just decided they were going to work and the Mac experience was really good and fast, and now I'm going to take it up a notch. I will bench before upgrading so we can compare!.

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This is very exciting!, look what arrived today!. I have been thinking, for a long time now admittedly, about an all out AMD build. And now on the exciting news that Tonymacx86 is allowing said builds, I present to you the upgrades that will fill my G5. I have absolutely no idea if this will work, but I know of two builds that exist on tonymacx86 that use Ryzen 5 3600 X in some form or another that might possibly help, the news is Clover is happy!. The existing chipset, H370M mobo, i5-8500, (great processor in my opinion), and ram will be moved on. Recently, in that surprising Hackintosh way, Messages and Airdrop just decided they were going to work and the Mac experience was really good and fast, and now I'm going to take it up a notch. I will bench before upgrading so we can compare!.

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Here's an EFi that is universal for Ryzen up to Catalina. After boot you can open Hackintool and check your Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth etc. and remove the unused kexts from the kext folder then run Propertree OC Snapshot to remove the unused kexts. Its the closest thing to Unibeast for now. It has worked for a few of us here on various Ryzen systems. I have a 3900X, 3600, and a Athlon 3000G and it works for all of them from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI Mobos.
 

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Here's an EFi that is universal for Ryzen up to Catalina. After boot you can open Hackintool and check your Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth etc. and remove the unused kexts from the kext folder then run Propertree OC Snapshot to remove the unused kexts. Its the closest thing to Unibeast for now. It has worked for a few of us here on various Ryzen systems. I have a 3900X, 3600, and a Athlon 3000G and it works for all of them from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI Mobos.
Thats good to know, thanks for sharing the Ryzen EFI. I will be putting this together this week.
 
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One thing that has pleasantly surprised me is the Apple Magic Mouse and it's ability to just connect when swapping between Windows and Catalina!. I wouldn't say that it's the best gaming mouse, but it will do for Overwatch!.
 
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I've got this far!, I hope I put it in right, There's only way it can fit to be honest seeing the tiny fragile pins on the chip was a surprise!, and the CPU cooler looks solid!.

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There's only way it can fit to be honest seeing the tiny fragile pins on the chip was a surprise!
I find it hard to believe that AMD hasn't yet changed to the LGA "pins in the socket" contacts on the CPU approach that Intel uses. It's so much easier to damage the pins when they're on the CPU IMO. Maybe Intel has some patent on LGA sockets that prevents AMD from being able to do that ? Haven't been able to find any indication that is why. Some say it's the reason AMD mobos can sell at a lower price, lowers manufacturing costs.

The good thing is you should only have to install it once, then leave it alone for 5-6 years or more. Here's a video about fixing bent pins on AMD CPUs. Happened simply by dropping it.

 
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I find it hard to believe that AMD hasn't yet changed to the LGA "pins in the socket" contacts on the CPU approach that Intel uses. It's so much easier to damage the pins when they're on the CPU IMO. Maybe Intel has some patent on LGA sockets that prevents AMD from being able to do that ? Haven't been able to find any indication that is why. Some say it's the reason AMD mobos can sell at a lower price, lowers manufacturing costs.

The good thing is you should only have to install it once, then leave it alone for 5-6 years or more. Here's a video about fixing bent pins on AMD CPUs. Happened simply by dropping it.

AMD have a tiny little triangle that matches the mobo and CPU. It is very hard to see in low light and the logo is set sideways instead of upright. Its as though they want to make money on new users by selling replacement CPUs.
 
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After carefully checking both the pins and the socket, I noticed two triangles top and two squares on the bottom, (area on the corners of the AMD processor). It could only go in one way, I handled it extremely carefully and lowered it gently into place. Shouldn’t need replacing for a number of years.
 
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