OK...I'll give it a try today - it seems like there's actually hope for it working now. Should report back tonight.
Oh nice find...a friend of mine at work is actually a part-time PC builder and said he'd do the swap for me here tomorrow, so I think I'm just going to bring it in and let somebody who's done it have at it. I know it's just plug/play + add a dot of paste, but still - this is my baby now.I'll look in the BIOS chip size as soon as I get home, like 90min. EDIT - wait, isn't this talking about x570 motherboards only? The Helios 500 has a modified 450 IIRC, not sure if this changes anything. Reading the thread now.
Got my Ryzen 3700x from NewEgg today...box was absolutely beat to ***** but the insides are hopefully OK. The Helios is coming on Friday, so I'll be updating on that probably Sat morning.Does anybody have any real-world experience of the 2700->2700x upgrade for 1080p FPS framerates? Wondering if that's an upgrade worth making if the 3700x doesn't work.
Cool, good to know - I saw links to this thread from outside while attempting to Google-fu directions on determining the BIOS ROM chip size. Sorry to everyone waiting, we will know tomorrow one way or the other. Side note - Prime Day special I saw was the 2700x for $199, looks like it's valid through tomorrow. It's embarrassing how little I know about some of this stuff, but it looks like you can't determine your BIOS ROM chip size via Windows without writing or using some kind of script in terminal? Feel like I'm missing something. https://imgur.com/a/s8asc92
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