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msy wrote:
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matthewmooremusic wrote:
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msy wrote:
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Interesting, I set my motherboard BIOS to use PCIE3 instead of 4 from the start, but I did it for other reasons (to don't let the graphics card hog the pci bus and get better results with DPC checkers). So that is why my UAD-2 has been working all along I guess..
Ah thanks. Don't think I can do that on the board I'm thinking about......
I think it's possible to do on all x570 motherboards, but don't take my word for it. What motherboard are you considering?
Oh right. Didn't realise that . Couldn't see it in the manual. ASrock x570 extreme 4........

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Here's a mobo that someone said worked out of the gate
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matthewmooremusic wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:57 pm
msy wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:22 pm
matthewmooremusic wrote:
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Ah thanks. Don't think I can do that on the board I'm thinking about......
I think it's possible to do on all x570 motherboards, but don't take my word for it. What motherboard are you considering?
Oh right. Didn't realise that . Couldn't see it in the manual. ASrock x570 extreme 4........
That's the mobo I have and it doesn't work out of the box. I'm still trying to find if you can set the PCIe slots back to 3 so it will work. I'll post back when I know one way or the other.
Here's a X570 mobo with PCIe3. This is my option if I can't make my UAD2 Quad work with my ASrock X570 Extreme4:
https://www.newegg.com/asu-rog-crosshai ... 000C-00H64
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SF_Green wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:58 am
matthewmooremusic wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:57 pm
msy wrote:
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I think it's possible to do on all x570 motherboards, but don't take my word for it. What motherboard are you considering?
Oh right. Didn't realise that . Couldn't see it in the manual. ASrock x570 extreme 4........
That's the mobo I have and it doesn't work out of the box. I'm still trying to find if you can set the PCIe slots back to 3 so it will work. I'll post back when I know one way or the other.
Here's a X570 mobo with PCIe3. This is my option if I can't make my UAD2 Quad work with my ASrock X570 Extreme4:
https://www.newegg.com/asu-rog-crosshai ... 000C-00H64

Good luck. I'll let you know how I get on with the octo. I wonder where that guy on the gearslutz forum got his asrock tech support? I've tried the european tech support and they were very non committal. I'll see if I can message him and find out for us both.

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this is what gigabyte answered me when i told my 2 uad2-solo card doesnt workon my x570 master mobo

"Which slot did you install the UAD card? It seems that you have connected several devices.
Please enabled the Above 4G Decoding to see if it works.
BIOS path: Settings --> IO Ports --> Above 4G Decoding --> Enabled"

I havent had time to try this out yet but in some days i will go to my studio and see if it works
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SF_Green wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:58 am
matthewmooremusic wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:57 pm
msy wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:22 pm


I think it's possible to do on all x570 motherboards, but don't take my word for it. What motherboard are you considering?
Oh right. Didn't realise that . Couldn't see it in the manual. ASrock x570 extreme 4........
That's the mobo I have and it doesn't work out of the box. I'm still trying to find if you can set the PCIe slots back to 3 so it will work. I'll post back when I know one way or the other.
Here's a X570 mobo with PCIe3. This is my option if I can't make my UAD2 Quad work with my ASrock X570 Extreme4:
https://www.newegg.com/asu-rog-crosshai ... 000C-00H64
Been having a chat with Scan about my new build. They had this to say about pcie 3 and 4:

...the X570 was the first generation to get true fully validated PCIe 4.0 support. The X470 options are all bridged to some degree and are not true 4.0 implementations. I guess all it’s doing (bios changes in the x470) is disabling the bridge and falling back to the native 3.0

So I wonder if it isn't possible in the x570 to go back to pcie 3?

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I tried with my X570 ASROck Taichi yesterday with setting the BIOS PCI to gen 3 instead of 4 and I couldn't get a UAD Solo to work :(


someone needs to send ASRock a UAD solo/duo/quad to test.


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Hi there gang,
has anyone here had issues with their Ryzentosh? Mine seems to be quitting often. Ive just installed it

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a few things don't work as expected with certain software. For example Cubase control room will instantly crash my Mojave install on my 3950x.

general stuff everything is fine. I cannot get TB working though.

Window 10 is working so well I'm not using the OSX side much at all.

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Norbury Brook wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:47 am
a few things don't work as expected with certain software. For example Cubase control room will instantly crash my Mojave install on my 3950x.
Is that with a hackintosh and how are you sure the issue would be with the CPU and not just a hardware bug elsewhere? Any chance you could get a report over to Steinberg to work it out? Am very intrigued by this as having a mac system working with this build would be ideal though so dam expensive as apple HW.

Glad you too are enjoying it on Windows 10
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I always find it a bit nerve-wracking building a DAW PC unless I can find reports of others using exactly the same components without issue, because if you have problems after buying everything and building it, it can be difficult to identify which part is causing the problem and by the time you've done that it might be difficult to persuade the retailer to allow you to return/exchange it.

Is anyone aware of any issues with using USB audio interfaces with the Asrock 570X Extreme or the ASUS Prime x570-P or is it only old PCI cards that are known to be problematic? I haven't bought a USB AI yet but I probably will when I build my DAW as I think external interfaces make sense as they avoid the risk of picking up electrical noise from inside the PC, provided of course that using USB rather than an internal interface doesn't have any downsides that outweigh the benefits, like higher latency.

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Everything is working 100% with this for me, no issues at all with USB 2, 3 and 3.1. I am using an external 2TB for Song backups, which I have hooked up to a further backup via dropbox. All sync perfectly. Also using this drive for video etc and is good.
Once I chose an Asrock 570x Extreme MB everything has worked with no issues. The previous issues were with Asus support with Firewire. Asrock are 100% in support with audio according to Scan computers and they are right from my experience.
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Jouleskeys wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:34 pm
My new AMD build 🥳
A month has past in building the perfect super music production / mixing machine. I've opted for an AMD Ryzen 9 3950x CPU as it's benchmark is 36,000; compared to my old Sandybridge i7 3.4 2600k with its benchmark of 7600!

I completed it 3 days ago following motherboard issues and opened a hefty project during the first few tests. Found that rather having used up a wopping 95% on the CPU, I'm on only 35% with the new machine. With this am using a buffer size of 64, rather than the typical delayed 512!

On building this machine over the last month I had some issues trying an Asus x570 Prime Pro Motherboard, which ended up not allowing certain PCIe cards to work, including a TI Firewire PCIe card with my Fireface 800 sound card, which the Asus board froze during system boot.
Have learnt that Asus made a buggy Bios update and do not plan to fix it.
There are apparently issues with AMD with UAD cards and think the true issue is simply that various newer mother boards bios' are not supporting older PCIe cards. It's not the CPU that's the problem here, it's the bios updates.

Following installing the new Asrock x570 Extreme with AMD Ryzen9 3950x, 2x Ryzen 3600mhz 16GB ram cards, old Nvidia 560 graphics; I started a new track yesterday. Had 3 instances of Serum (which would have cracked and popped the old machine (guaranteed), abbey road piano in Kontakt (which I previously could never use the default sounds and reverbs), abbey road drums (which I would have needed to freeze at times with all the other plugins), Absynth5, and a load of VTM (hmm, should I say anything about this?) tracks on various groups. The CPU was at 10% with all these plugins, which would have started to crackle and pop in the i7 machine. This AMD machine however, is solid as a rock!!
Was running at 64 buffer size, monitoring through Cubase and recording vocals with an artist with no issues at all.

So, just wanted to give a confident thumbs up on using and building an AMD Ryzen9 machine... And looking forward to getting more into intensive analog emulator plugins from now on, without any glitches 🥳
I want to build a machine with 3950x .My main purpose is for cinematic composing with large Kontakt Vsti..what's ur option as u are already on 3950x?

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It's well worth it and cuts out my original idea to networking between machines because of the huge CPU power. I also do film and pop music without any issues now with the CPU and buffer latency...
Worth it for sure
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st33l wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:28 pm
Im alittle bit nervous now when reading about the problem of pci-e cards issue of ryzen. I building right now a similar pc for music production. My cpu will arrive in some days now and its the same cpu 3950x as you have Jouleskeys. My mobo is a gigabyte x570 auros master. The thing is that i have a thunderbolt pci-e card wich i need to connect my soundcard (apollo x6) to. And also i have 2 pci-e card uad2 solos wich i want to use.
I hope there will not be problem to get these to work. My first time with amd now and that make me a little bit nervous to hear your issue about pci-e card


St331 would you please let me know if you had any issues with the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master?

I am planning a new build, and this thread is changing my mind about the Asus Rog X570 Crosshair 8 Formula at $880 CDN,
to a different motherboard. I’ve been doing all my builds since the 90’s, and having studied electronics for over 4 years
always helps a bit, but because everything is constantly changing, I feel like I know nothing. That being said, my builds
last 8 to 10 years, depending on how much I spend.

My 52 channel RME and my UAD 1 are great, but need a PCI to PCIe adaptor, and if Asus is not responding to a proper BIOS
update, the Gigabyte Aorus Master would be my next choice.

I do prefer the connecting panel and overall construction of the Gigabyte Aorus Master versus the Asrock Extreme4.

Since your post is from February 2020, now towards the end of July you may have some info as to how your system is working.

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Morning John
The system is working well with my FIREWIRE card. This post is mainly about FireWire not working on other boards. If you don't use FireWire I'm unable to comment, if you do use it then you'll get support with asrock. Asrock do support specifically music systems and UAD,.
If you have doubt on all this, Scan Computers are your best bet in chatting to about their latest builds in music systems and issues etc. They have a dedicated DAW testing department there.

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Morning and thanks Jouleskeys
Both my 52 Channel RME and UAD 1 are PCI (not PCIe), and from what I have seen around,
most X570 boards are heaving trouble with that. I was going to purchase two PCIe to PCI adapters.

So I am on standby on ordering parts, and would love to know if st33l has his system
working fine with the Aorus Master.

I still have the flexibility to go Intel, but I would love to see the new, soon coming Samsung 980 Pro
work under PCI 4 at 6500MB/s.
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@jdsstudios , during my mission in fixing the upgrade that worked, I came across plenty of info on the discontinued PCI slot problem. The only workaround I saw were things like this: https://www.startech.com/uk/Search?search_term=pci

However, be aware that high profile PCI cards will have fitting issues internally as they're too big with the extender, resulting in the slots then being too short (check out some videos on youtube about that, as I remember there was a guy in his studio trying hard to cut his case up, which was a dangerous, major mission. He then realised the cards didnt work with the extender :roll: ). Alternative methods are external PCI slots which Startech do as you can see in the link, though in the £300 range or cut your case so the card will fit. Low profile cards I don't think would be an issue, though check first.

The upgrade to an AMD 3950X is definitely worthwhile despite these old parts connecting issues as the system is so solid and everything flies as expected!

Hope this all helps!?

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Jouleskeys thanks for being helpful.
Yes the Startech PCIe adapter has been waiting on my Amazon list for a few months.

The guy you mentioned that cut up the case, and then found out the card didn’t work, was it on Intel or AMD?
This is tricky because some guys swear by AMD, and some guys say they will never again do an AMD build.
I have always been an Intel CPU/ Asus motherboard guy since the 90s, and this would be my first AMD build.

I was really hoping st33I could tell me if he got his Aorus Master working with his UAD.

Also, I cannot get a decent i9 10900K in Canada at this time (July 2020), however I can easily get an Ryzen 3950X on Amazon,
as well as an Aorus Master.
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Jouleskeys wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:20 am
Everything is working 100% with this for me, no issues at all with USB 2, 3 and 3.1. I am using an external 2TB for Song backups, which I have hooked up to a further backup via dropbox. All sync perfectly. Also using this drive for video etc and is good.
Once I chose an Asrock 570x Extreme MB everything has worked with no issues. The previous issues were with Asus support with Firewire. Asrock are 100% in support with audio according to Scan computers and they are right from my experience.
Did you build this from Scan expert? As they are suggesting me to Build with 10900X instead to be future proof with Drivers of AI and Motherboard for Ryzen platform dosent seem to work 100% for everybody out of the box without tweaking..So they Suggested to Go for Intel to be rest Assured...whats ur view... Also got the same suggestion from an expert for Audio Production https://studiocat.com/opencart2/....

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In the year 2030 people will still say that AMD CPUs aren't working "100% for everybody out of the box without tweaking" (etc), even if nobody is reporting any problems, and at that time people with Intel CPUs will still sometimes report problems (i.e. it doesn't actually work "100% for everybody out of the box without tweaking" for Intel people either).

Same as it ever was.
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MattiasNYC wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:40 am
In the year 2030 people will still say that AMD CPUs aren't working "100% for everybody out of the box without tweaking" (etc), even if nobody is reporting any problems, and at that time people with Intel CPUs will still sometimes report problems (i.e. it doesn't actually work "100% for everybody out of the box without tweaking" for Intel people either).

Same as it ever was.
Agreed there!

Flying here with the Asrock X570 Extreme MB and not needing to tweak anything in order to make the FireWire card work on this machine. An attempt on using Asus in a previous attempt was an issue with this. Never an issue with AMD however...

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Has anyone been using the thunderbolt card that's available for the asrock MB? Does it work with UA satellites or interfaces?

With the thunderbolt option, I'm wondering if one of the sonnet thunderbolt expansion chassis would be an option for people trying to run older UA quad core (or duo) cards like me. They are approved by UA for other windows based thunderbolt motherboards. A 3 card sonnet chassis is pretty affordable.

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Jouleskeys wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:02 pm
It's well worth it and cuts out my original idea to networking between machines because of the huge CPU power. I also do film and pop music without any issues now with the CPU and buffer latency...
Worth it for sure
thats nice..but suggest me for 3950x what ram speed with latency did you opt for?as i heard 3950x works great with 2 sticks of 3600 mhz ram..can there be any performance drop if i opt for 4sticks instead of 2 sticks?

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rockthetop wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:48 am
Jouleskeys wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:02 pm
It's well worth it and cuts out my original idea to networking between machines because of the huge CPU power. I also do film and pop music without any issues now with the CPU and buffer latency...
Worth it for sure
thats nice..but suggest me for 3950x what ram speed with latency did you opt for?as i heard 3950x works great with 2 sticks of 3600 mhz ram..can there be any performance drop if i opt for 4sticks instead of 2 sticks?
I indeed went with the 2x 3600 sticks. No idea about the 4. Best send a message over to Scan computers audio department about this as they've since been testing everything in this department.
Keep us updated.

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