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Is this a BIOS or hardware issue?

First my system wouldn't boot after installing new RAM, but now it does, except the RAM was automatically set to run at 2400 instead of 3200 MHz.

Mobo is advertised as 4400 MHz+ compatible, by the way.

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haxxiy said:
Is this a BIOS or hardware issue?

First my system wouldn't boot after installing new RAM, but now it does, except the RAM was automatically set to run at 2400 instead of 3200 MHz.

What model motherboard do you have?



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Barkley said:
haxxiy said:
Is this a BIOS or hardware issue?

First my system wouldn't boot after installing new RAM, but now it does, except the RAM was automatically set to run at 2400 instead of 3200 MHz.

What model motherboard do you have?

Msi gaming edge x570

I was going to complain it wasn't detecting my HDDs but then I realized by dumb ass didn't connect the cables to the PSU...



 

 

 

 

 

haxxiy said:
Barkley said:

What model motherboard do you have?

Msi gaming edge x570

I was going to complain it wasn't detecting my HDDs but then I realized by dumb ass didn't connect the cables to the PSU...

Wow that's an expensive motherboard. Yeah it's most likely BIOS settings, Enabling XMP in your bios may help.

Apparently it's pretty standard for DDR4 ram to default to lower clocks (2133mhz / 2400mhz)

Some dude on a forum - "RAM typically has several profiles built into it's SPD tables and will pick the default one automatically unless you go and enable XMP, my 3200 RAM set itself to 2133 initially. I enabled XMP and got 3200 but it was unstable so I set it down to 2933 and all is good."



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Another day, another round of news:

SALES & DEALS

Subnautica has sold over 5 million units worldwide on all platforms, has around 9.5 million players
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/subnautica-has-sold-over-5-million-units-worldwide-on-all-platforms/
Unknown Worlds’ founder, Charlie Cleveland, revealed that Subnautica has sold over 5 million copies worldwide on all platforms. This figure does not include the free downloads that the game gathered on Epic Games Store.
Subnautica is an underwater adventure game set on an alien ocean planet. Players can craft equipment, pilot submarines and out-smart wildlife to explore lush coral reefs, volcanoes, cave systems, and more.
It’s worth noting that the free downloads during the two-week free giveaway on EGS were around 4.5 million. Thus, the game has around 9.5 million players in total.

GOG, that has released some info about its Winter Sale, has a new Midweek Sale with up to 80% discounts on Dragon games for the next 3 days: https://www.gog.com/promo/20200115_midweek_sale

Steam has two new deals as well as the Midweek Madness deals:

The new Humble Sweet Farm Bundle will be available for the next 20 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/sweet-farm

Fanatical has two new sales:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

Vulkan 1.2 is now available, improving GPU acceleration functionality and performance
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/vulkan-1-2-is-now-available-improving-gpu-acceleration-functionality-and-performance/
The Khronos Group announced today the release of the Vulkan 1.2 specification for GPU acceleration. This release integrates 23 proven extensions into the core Vulkan API, bringing significant developer-requested access to new hardware functionality. This new version will also improve application performance, and will enhance API usability.

Epic Games Store now has OpenCritic reviews (updated)
https://www.pcgamer.com/epic-games-store-now-has-opencritic-reviews/
Reviews were one of the most notable omissions when the Epic Games Store launched last year. While Steam features both user and critic reviews, the latter provided by Metacritic, Epic customers have had to do their own research. This has finally changed, with many games now featuring OpenCritic reviews.
Update: OpenCritic has clarified how the reviews displayed on the Epic Games Store are selected. It's done through Epic's algorithm, which determines what to display based on "publication notoriety," the disparity between the outlet's score and the average, as well as a few other factors like swearing (they're "generally tossed out") and if the review mentions non-PC platforms.

MODS/EMULATORS

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GAMING NEWS

First screenshots and gameplay trailer for the upcoming free-to-play MMO Action RPG, Magic: Legends
https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/first-screenshots-and-gameplay-trailer-for-the-upcoming-free-to-play-mmo-action-rpg-magic-legends/
Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios revealed a first look at gameplay for Magic: Legends; the new free-to-play MMO Action RPG based on the iconic strategy card game, Magic: The Gathering.

New in-engine trailer released for Resident Evil 3 Remake, focusing on Nemesis
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-in-engine-trailer-released-for-resident-evil-3-remake-focusing-on-nemesis/
Capcom has released a brand new in-engine trailer for Resident Evil 3 Remake. This new trailer focuses on the main enemy that players will have to face, the Nemesis. Nemesis is a towering humanoid bioweapon designed for both brutality and high-functioning intelligence.
>> CaptainExplosion has a thread about it.

DOOM Eternal gets a new story gameplay trailer
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/doom-eternal-gets-a-new-story-gameplay-trailer/
Originally, Doom Eternal was planned for a release in November of 2019, but Bethesda delayed the game in order to give more time to id Software to further polish the title.
The delay was not a surprise at all, since all the recent Bethesda releases were not very successful. Now, with only two months away from the release, we have a brand new story gameplay trailer.

Official Mod Editor released for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/official-mod-editor-released-for-mechwarrior-5-mercenaries/
Piranha Games has released a new update for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries that adds a Mod Editor to the game. According to the team, this initial release of the Mod Editor will let you dig in and get started on planning and creating your MW5 mods.

First screenshots released for the upcoming classic isometric CRPG, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/first-screenshots-released-for-the-upcoming-classic-isometric-crpg-pathfinder-wrath-of-the-righteous/
Owlcat Games has released the first screenshots for Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous; the classic isometric CRPG based on Paizo’s famous tabletop RPG. In addition, the team announced that it will launch a Kickstarter campaign on February 4th at 8 AM PST.

Upcoming Monster Hunter World patch will resolve the CPU utilization and Save Data compatibility issues
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/upcoming-monster-hunter-world-patch-will-resolve-the-cpu-utilization-and-save-data-compatibility-issues/
Capcom has announced that a new patch for Monster Hunter World will come out in the next few days. According to the team, this patch will resolve the game’s CPU utilization and Save Data compatibility issues.

Fallout 76 Update 1.33 released, includes Graphics, Performance & Stability fixes, full patch notes
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/fallout-76-update-1-33-released-includes-graphics-performance-stability-fixes-full-patch-notes/
Bethesda has released a brand new update for Fallout 76. This patch is 1GB in size for the PC and will update your game’s version to 1.2.7.2. According to the changelog, this update comes with various Graphics, Performance and Stability fixes.

APEX Legends January 14th Update released, adds Limited-Time Mode Arcade & Event Prize Track
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/apex-legends-january-14th-update-released-adds-limited-time-mode-arcade-event-prize-track/
Respawn has released a brand new update for APEX Legends. According to the developers, the January 14th update adds Limited-Time Mode Arcade that offers fresh game modes every two days. Furthermore, the patch introduces an Event Prize Track.

New gameplay trailer for PUBG Season 6 showcases the new 64-player destructible map, Karakin
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-gameplay-trailer-for-pubg-season-6-showcases-the-new-64-player-destructible-map-karakin/
PUBG Corporation has released a gameplay trailer for the sixth season of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. This trailer will give you a first look at the new 64-player map, Karakin. Alongside the new environments, Karakin will feature new weapons and new ways to play.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot gets launch trailer, featuring “We Were Angels” and Vegeta’s confession
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/dragon-ball-z-kakarot-gets-launch-trailer-featuring-we-were-angels-and-vegetas-confession/
Bandai Namco has released the launch trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Similarly to the Character Trailer of Dragon Ball FighterZ, this trailer features the “We Were Angels” outro song from the anime.
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New in-game trailer released for the action RPG Battle Royale hybrid game, Hunter’s Arena: Legends
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-in-game-trailer-released-for-the-action-rpg-battle-royale-hybrid-game-hunters-arena-legends/
Mantisco released today a new in-game trailer for the first-of-its-kind multiplayer mashup game, Hunter’s Arena: Legends. Players will also be able to sign up later this month for a chance to participate in its Closed Beta.



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Part two of the news:

Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 Pass leak reveals a drop in the number of Operators
https://www.pcgamer.com/rainbow-six-siege-year-5-pass-leak-reveals-a-drop-in-the-number-of-operators/
Rainbow Six Siege's Year 5 Pass will only include six Operators, according to details contained in the 4.2 update and uncovered by Reddit user ignotusartifex. That's two fewer Operators than previous seasons have added to the game.

The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters is a Korean horror adventure about high school and demons
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-coma-2-vicious-sisters-is-a-korean-horror-adventure-about-high-school-and-demons/
The Coma: Recut is a remastered version of a Korean indie horror adventure about a student at Sehwa High who's being pursued by a relentless psycho killer. (...)
A sequel, The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters, will take the adventure out-of-doors and into the streets of the surrounding Sehwa District, where student Mina Park finds herself pursued by something "dark and sinister," and that also looks a lot like her teacher. Her hunter is not just some rando lunatic with a knife, though, but a demoness from "the shadow realm" who, for some reason, really, really wants to kill her.

Frostpunk's expansion is set before the freeze, but that doesn't make playing mayor any easier
https://www.pcgamer.com/frostpunk-the-last-autumn-takes-place-before-the-freeze-but-life-is-just-as-cruel/
Frostpunk is a fantastic city-scale survival game that takes place beyond the world as we know it, in a new ice age that puts a question mark on the prospect of human survival. Surprisingly, rather than deepen the cold in its upcoming expansion, 11 Bit Studios has chosen to melt some of the snow, turning back the clock to just before the globe was consumed by ice in The Last Autumn.

Slay the Spire's massive 2.0 update introduces a new character and loads more
https://www.pcgamer.com/slay-the-spires-massive-20-update-introduces-a-new-character-and-loads-more/
Slay the Spire just got bigger with the official roll out of patch 2.0, which finally adds a new character, the Watcher, after months of beta testing. New relics and potions have also been added, in addition to a new Potion Lab.

Path of Exile will get four new expansions this year
https://www.pcgamer.com/path-of-exile-will-get-four-new-expansions-this-year/
Path of Exile will continue to grow in 2020 despite last year's announcement of a sequel, studio Grinding Gear Games has confirmed. Though information is thin at the moment, a new blog post assures that the free-to-play ARPG will get four new expansions this year on its usual quarterly schedule.

World of Warcraft's Visions of N'Zoth update is live now
https://www.pcgamer.com/world-of-warcrafts-visions-of-nzoth-update-is-live-now/
World of Warcraft is having a spot of bother with a rather unpleasant Old God, N'Zoth, now that the latest update, Visions of N'Zoth, is live. Heroes of the Horde and Alliance will need to fight through nightmarish visions, corrupted zones and a new raid. Expect tentacles.

Fight real-time battles with a deck of cards in free Nethercard Kingdom
https://www.pcgamer.com/fight-real-time-battles-with-a-deck-of-cards-in-free-nethercard-kingdom/
Deckbuilding and real-time battery collide in the lovely Nethercard Kingdom, a free browser game where you fight fantasy battles by drawing cards from a deck. Succeed at each medieval scuffle and you'll earn additional cards, which you can either slot into your deck as is, or mash together—in the style of Shin Megami Tensei's demon fusion—to upgrade them.

Destiny 2 players are trying to solve a new mystery in the Corridors of Time
https://www.pcgamer.com/destiny-2-players-are-trying-to-solve-a-new-mystery-in-the-corridors-of-time/
Something is happening in Destiny 2's "Corridors of Time," the monochromatic maze-like mashup of time and space that's occasionally accessible through Osiris's Sundial. It's not clear exactly what's going on, but as detailed in this Reddit thread over at r/raidsecrets, players can now acquire a quest to explore the area, through which you can gain access to a secret room and a "mysterious thing." There's also new lore cards to unlock and a bunch of symbols on the floor in a hexagonal pattern on the floor.
Update: Perhaps to avoid another Niobe Labs situation (although honestly, I don't think it's unreasonable for a major puzzle to take a week or so to solve), Bungie appears to be dropping hints: Codes are now appearing every hour on the in-game obelisks. That should get things moving fairly quickly.

Shenmue 3's first DLC is called Battle Rally and it sounds, uh, interesting
https://www.pcgamer.com/shenmues-first-dlc-is-called-battle-rally-and-it-sounds-uh-interesting/
Released later this month, Battle Rally is the first DLC for martial arts adventure Shenmue 3, which I reviewed and described as "a seamless continuation of the series that makes up for its limitations with pure heart."



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

I hope you can fix your RAM problem, haxxiy. You could also check if MSI has launched a new BIOS update, just in case.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

Very glad Subnautica is getting a lot of attention. It encouraged me to finally pick it up after months/years of seeing it on the store pages, and it's a very satisfying game to play. The gameplay loop of setting out to explore until you've exhausted your fuel or filled your inventory, then returning back to base to perform maintenance and upgrades... it's very fulfilling. If anyone is looking for a new game to play and likes base-building or exploration, Subnautica is an easy recommendation.



^I got it during the Epic Store giveaway, but I've yet to play it. Lots of games to play before that.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

Barkley said:
haxxiy said:

Msi gaming edge x570

I was going to complain it wasn't detecting my HDDs but then I realized by dumb ass didn't connect the cables to the PSU...

Wow that's an expensive motherboard. Yeah it's most likely BIOS settings, Enabling XMP in your bios may help.

Apparently it's pretty standard for DDR4 ram to default to lower clocks (2133mhz / 2400mhz)

Some dude on a forum - "RAM typically has several profiles built into it's SPD tables and will pick the default one automatically unless you go and enable XMP, my 3200 RAM set itself to 2133 initially. I enabled XMP and got 3200 but it was unstable so I set it down to 2933 and all is good."

JEMC said:
I hope you can fix your RAM problem, haxxiy. You could also check if MSI has launched a new BIOS update, just in case.

Both good points.

With my recent Gigabyte build the bios was new ish, but it wouldn't allow XMP initially and was set at 2400MHz. I hadn't messed with the bios all that much initially either. When I started tinkering more with it, I noticed it seemed bugged. Graphics were a little glitchy on certain page settings, mouse would freeze at times. The first time I went to update the bios, it froze just before I clicked the final update selection. Worked the second time and after the update everything was as it should be. No more problems. XMP worked afterwards at 2933MHz as it should.

My old Asus P5N-E SLI wouldn't fully boot into Windows the first time when I added 2 more sticks to fill all 4 slots. After a reset it worked though. Ended up reading that was fairly normal for that board apparently when you filled all 4 slots.

Not sure if all boards run the RAM slower initially, but it's pretty common for most to do so in general.



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