I’ve been lucky enough to start toying with Ryzen months before the actual launch took place and already by then it was clear as day that this platform would require a lot of additional tweaking from AMD as well as from the motherboard vendors if we were to ever see what it’s really capable of. Back then memory compatibility was the least of the problems the platform hat do deal with. Even getting the thing to post was already a challenge of its own not to say changing values in the BIOS. In fact setting hex-values in the BIOS is something I used to do when I was a teenager, which is quite a while ago - actually.
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