I built a desktop and accidentally had one bent pin at my Ryzen 5 3600x. I fixed it with a screwdriver and manage to install it succesfully. I am using the computer for one month with some screen flickerings happening, some times very often. When the screen flickers, my OBS Studio configuration gets lost. Could it be due to the bent pins?
I am using two monitors, one primary connected via DP and the second one connected via HDMI 2.0. I have two memory cards of 8GB 3200Mhz. Already tested the memories using TestMem5, and no error was found.
CPU: Ryzen 5 3600x
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
Memory: 2x8GB (3200Mhz)
MB: Asus Tuf Gaming B550M-Plus
Power Supply: Corsair CX550
If you were able to unbend all the bent pins without breaking them and the processor installed correctly into the motherboard's socket than that isn't the reason for the problems you are having.
It is probably due to a AMD Driver issue or some other issue.
Unless some of the bent pins actually broke when you installed the processor. But you would have problems all the time and not just in certain programs.
You could run OCCT CPU test and see if it passes. If it passes then you have a software issue or configuration issue with your GPU.
Yes run the OCCT Test with "Small Packets" which gives the best test for the CPU. Run it for 30 minutes to make sure it is good. Generally OCCT says to run a test for a Hour but that isn't necessary.
At the top where it has the "Wrench Tool" Icon, Put in the Maximum Operating Temperature 95C (about one or two degrees C higher 96C-97C) of your Processor. That way when OCCT is running the test and sees that it has reached the Temperature you set it will automatically stop the test.
While running the test keep an eye on Temperatures and voltages to make sure they are all within normal ranges when stressing the CPU.
This will also check to make sure your CPU Cooler is strong enough to keep the CPU within Maximum Operating Temperatures plus you can see your PSU output voltages which should be with 5% tolerances.
But, to tell you the truth, the flickering or stuttering is software driver or GPU hardware related. If you check AMD Search for your GPU card and your symptoms you will see other Users having similar issues.
But there is no harm to run the OCCT CPU Test to make sure your CPU is stable and not overheating with the CPU Cooler you have installed.
Try AMD Radeon Software version 19.5.2 or unplug the HDMI display and see if flickering disappears.
You can also try the following: set different wallpaper on your two screens and see if the wallpaper on the 2nd display resets after flickering; this would mean HDMI issues. Another sign of this is the mouse cursor jumping to the centre of the primary display.
try going into Settings -> Gaming -> turn Xbox Game Bar to off
then on left side, Game Mode tab
Game Mode off.
then from that same screen, upper right, under Related Settings, click Graphic settings
and turn Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling to OFF
and, of course , reboot
Does this happen on one monitor vs the other or both. I ask because some display port cables can cause issues. If it is also on your HDMI connection it likely is not the case. If it is just one verse the other it may be worth trying another cable. It is also possible it is a hardware port issue on the card. Again though if it is both connections doing this it is very unlikely both are bad.