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Journeyman III

Cannot play games on new X570 E system

My system is new and has the following items:

RAM:     Corsair 64GB (2x32GB) CMK64GX4M2A2666C16 Vengeance LPX 2666MHz DDR4 RAM – Black

CPU:      AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16 Core AM4 4.9GHz CPU Processor

HDD:     Samsung 2TB 870 QVO 2.5in SATA SSD

 PSU:       Thermaltake 850W Toughpower GF1 80+ Gold Power Supply (PS-TPD-0850FNFAGA-1)

Graphics:             Asus ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6900 XT T16G Graphics Card

Motherboard:     Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming AM4 ATX Motherboard BIOS version: E7C37AMS.1E1

Software:              Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 64bit OEM DVD

The system takes a very long time to boot - I have upgraded all software to current recommended 

Although my standard MS software runs fine I cannot play any of the Steam games I have i.e. Back 4 Blood etc - the system either freezes on game start or stops responding and crashes within a few minutes of game play - any suggestions????

8 Replies

Is the CPU overheating by any chance?



A better hard drive would help load times.

All that money spent and no M.2 drive and only a QVO 2.5".

Also with a 5000 series CPU 3600 ram would be better/faster.And make sure you are on the latest Motherboard BIOS and Chipset drivers.


Journeyman III

I have been taking my new build for a few test drives and have the same issue. I am seeing some issues I need to address like my nvme drives are not recognized. This is because I overlooked it uses one slot or the other and isn't designed to be filled in all slots.

good luck!


Please run CrystalDiskMark and post the results.


Maybe your power supply is too weak?

Many models of the RX 6900 XT requires a 900w power supply minimum.

Chances are that if you upgrade to a 1000w, the problems may be gone.

But this is just my guess.

Journeyman III

A better hard drive would help load times. is your system is over heating or your power supplies are weaker 

Adept II

Does it power cycle when trying to boot?

That would usually be caused by RAM training. If your RAM timings are stable and you aren't planning to change them, you can enable Fast Boot in the bios.

As previously mentioned 2666 MT/s RAM isn't ideal for Ryzen 3000 CPUs and newer, since the Infinity Cache would be limited to 1333 MHz, likely causing a lot of the stuttering issues.

You can try OCing the RAM to 3200 MT/s if you're comfortable with that instead of buying new sticks to replace them... or at least to see if that makes any difference in gaming.

Adept II

I have an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, 570 Motherboard, and an RX5700 XT on a 650 Watt power supply.

If I remember correctly, I had to adjust the DPI settings of some of my programs.

I hope that helps.