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Adept I
Adept I

Ryzen 5 3600x bent pins causing Screen Flickering?

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

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Ryzen 5 3600x bent pins causing Screen Flickering?

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.

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Adept I
Adept I

Re: Ryzen 5 3600x bent pins causing Screen Flickering?

elstaci‌ thank you for your answer. Can you tell me which test should I run (OCCT, Linpack, etc...) and for how long? 

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Ryzen 5 3600x bent pins causing Screen Flickering?

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.

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Adept I
Adept I

Re: Ryzen 5 3600x bent pins causing Screen Flickering?

Ok man, thank you very much for the amazing explanation. I'm also think the issue is software related, but since I've been stupid enough to bent the processor pins, I want to make sure I'm not having problems because of that, you know?

 

Just one observation, I already stressed the CPU when I was doing Overclock, I have a WC 240mm installed on it, so the temperature is fine . Btw, I was able to reach 4.2GHz with overclock without any change at the voltage.

 

Again, thank you very much bro.

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Adept II
Adept II

Re: Ryzen 5 3600x bent pins causing Screen Flickering?

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.

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Adept I
Adept I

Re: Ryzen 5 3600x bent pins causing Screen Flickering?

try going into Settings -> Gaming -> turn Xbox Game Bar to off

then on left side, Game Mode tab

and

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

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Adept I
Adept I

Re: Ryzen 5 3600x bent pins causing Screen Flickering?

On Windows or the AMD Software?

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Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: Ryzen 5 3600x bent pins causing Screen Flickering?

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. 

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Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: Ryzen 5 3600x bent pins causing Screen Flickering?

The setting is in Windows under the gear in the start menu. 

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