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desktop PC died. Any advice for building a PC for 4K playback instead of gaming?
#21
Thanks, was considering doing that but never bothered since I never was able to change any of the BIOS settings in the first place.

Anyway, after removing the CPU it looks like there might have been one slightly bent pin, but it might have happened when removing it, as the thermal paste had the heatsink on pretty tight and it pulled it right out before I could raise the lock bar.
But the mobo and CPU are going back regardless, as simply unscrewing the heatsink tore out the mounting screwholes on the mobo, and I can't even get them off the heatsink now (and I was careful to not over-tighten the screws when I put it on, as I've broken a heatsink mount by overtightening on a previous mobo).

Not sure if it was the motherboard or the AMD stock heatsink that was to blame, but now I'm probably going with a different motherboard brand and a 3rd party heatsink (Cooler Master maybe?).
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#22
Just found out today that most AMD motherboards/CPUs won't boot without a graphics card installed, maybe that's what my problem was, even though the DRAM light on the motherboard was lit and not the GPU one? This was my first time building a PC using AMD. Oh well, too late now, already paid a PC shop to build it for me, base price was about $75 but they charged me an extra $100 since I didn't buy the case/PSU from them. But would have been more expensive to buy new ones, so whatever.
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Oh yeah, you need an APU (CPU with inbuilt GPU) to have onboard graphics. With Intel most have it anyway I think, with AMD you need the CPUs (well actually APUs) that have a "G" at the end I believe, like 3400G.
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Only some AMD CPUs (the ones with G in their name I think) have integrated graphics card. Some might boot without GPU, but if you don't want to use your PC only through remote access, you will need to buy one anyway. Or, if you're not gaming, buy a CPU with integrated graphics

I had some RAM compatibility problems when I built my own PC, but that was because I used two separate (and cheap) 2x8 GB sets, and they weren't that big about running at their rated speeds. In case of problems, good motherboards (ASUS X570 TUF is pretty good from what I remember) try to downclock all memory sticks just to get the computer to boot, so IMO one of the sticks is damaged beyond use, or the lack of GPU was somehow reported as RAM problem by the mobo
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