core2 - c2 - Gigabyte B450M DS3H

Gigabyte B450M DS3H - a machine called "core2".

case: "v2" barebone

power supply: Corsair CX430M

motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H (rev. 1.0)

cpu: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 @ 3.4 GHz, six-core, 65W

memory: 64 GB - 4 x 16 GB, all 4 slots used (was: 32 GB - 2 x 16GB, 2 of 4 slots used)

graphics card: MSI R5 230 2GD3H LP - Radeon R5 230 - 2 GB GDDR3 - PCIe 2.1 x16 lav profil - DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, fanless (was: Asus EN8500GT)

storage - 1 x M.2 - socket 3, M key, type 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110, SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD support

storage - 4 x SATA 6Gbps connectors

usb: back 4 x usb 2.0 ports

   back 4 x usb 3.1 Gen 1  ports (cpu)

   internal (headers) 4 x usb 2.0 ports

   internal (headers) 2 x usb 3.1 Gen 1

serial (COM) port: internal header

bios: ID:8A16BG05 version: F63a, (02/17/2022) (was: F51, 07/29/2020) (was: F50, 11/27/2019) (was: F40, 05/16/2019) (was: F32, 05/06/2019) (was:F30, 03/21/2019) (was:F2, 08/08/2018)

Operating systems: FreeBSD,

Keys: F12 - boot menu, END - Q-Flash, Del - BIOS setup, F9 - information

kvm switch: port 1

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local links

BenQ GL2450HM, Samsung S24A850DW,

work log

2022-03-12: I also bought a 0.6m usb 3.0 extension cable (69387) NOK 119.90 and a Plexgear Portable 420 USB 3.0 hub with 4 ports (69515) NOK 249.90. Connected those to the monitor usb hub. usbconfig output after

root@kg-core2:~ # usbconfig
ugen1.1: <0x1022 XHCI root HUB> at usbus1, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=SUPER (5.0Gbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
ugen0.1: <0x1022 XHCI root HUB> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=SUPER (5.0Gbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
ugen0.2: <CHESEN PS2 to USB Converter> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=LOW (1.5Mbps) pwr=ON (100mA)
ugen0.3: <vendor 0x05e3 USB Storage> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=ON (500mA)
ugen1.2: <vendor 0x0451 product 0x8042> at usbus1, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
ugen1.3: <vendor 0x0451 product 0x8040> at usbus1, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=SUPER (5.0Gbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
ugen1.4: <GenesysLogic USB2.1 Hub> at usbus1, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (100mA)
ugen1.5: <GenesysLogic USB3.1 Hub> at usbus1, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=SUPER (5.0Gbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)

so now I have 4 usb ports on my desk.

2022-03-12: went to Kjell and bought a USB-B 3.0 cable 3 m (68919) NOK 149.90 and connected up the USB 3.0 hub on my SA24A850DW monitor. usbconfig output before

root@kg-core2:~ # usbconfig
ugen1.1: <0x1022 XHCI root HUB> at usbus1, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=SUPER (5.0Gbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
ugen0.1: <0x1022 XHCI root HUB> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=SUPER (5.0Gbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
ugen0.2: <CHESEN PS2 to USB Converter> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=LOW (1.5Mbps) pwr=ON (100mA)
ugen0.3: <vendor 0x05e3 USB Storage> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=ON (500mA)

after

root@kg-core2:~ # usbconfig
ugen1.1: <0x1022 XHCI root HUB> at usbus1, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=SUPER (5.0Gbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
ugen0.1: <0x1022 XHCI root HUB> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=SUPER (5.0Gbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
ugen0.2: <CHESEN PS2 to USB Converter> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=LOW (1.5Mbps) pwr=ON (100mA)
ugen0.3: <vendor 0x05e3 USB Storage> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=ON (500mA)
ugen1.2: <vendor 0x0451 product 0x8042> at usbus1, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
ugen1.3: <vendor 0x0451 product 0x8040> at usbus1, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=SUPER (5.0Gbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)

Nice.

2022-03-06: bios - upgraded to F63a (2022-02-17) via Q-Flash (bios update file on FAT32 formatted usb stick, select Q-Flash from bios).Notes: Update AMD AGESA V2 1.2.0.6 B for upcoming new CPU support. Reappear the option of Max CPU Boost Clock Override for Vermeer.

2022-03-06: bios, new versions available: F52, F60, F61, F62, F63a.

2021-01-07: bios - new version available: F60e (2020/12/09). Fixes: 1. Update AGESA ComboV2 1.1.0.0 D for AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPU support.

2020-10-03: bios - upgraded to F51 (2020/08/03) via Q-Flash (put bios update file on FAT32 formatted usb stick, select Q-Flash from BIOS).

2020-10-03: bios - new version available: F51, date: 2020/08/03. Fixes: 1 - Update AMD AGESA ComboV1 1.0.0.6 for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen XT series processors, 2 - Fix AMD security vulnerabilities for SMM Callout Privilege Escalation.

2020-01-23: memory - I installed the new DIMMs in the two remaining slots: the one closest to the CPU cooler is a bit tight, but it worked. When booting, F9 information screen confirms I have 64 GB memory now.

2020-01-23: bios - upgraded to F50 (11/27/2019) via Q-Flash (put bios update file on FAT32 formatted usb stick, select Q-Flash from BIOS).

2020-01-23: memory - picked up the package from Computersalg.no on my way to work.

2020-01-22: bios - new version available: F50.

2020-01-21: memory - I got a shipped notice for the package from Computersalg.no

2020-01-19: memory - from Computersalg.no I ordered 4460710 - 1 x G.Skill AEGIS - DDR4 - 32 GB: 2 x 16 GB - DIMM 288-pin - 3000 MHz / PC4-24000 - CL16 - 1.35 V - ikke-bufret - ikke-ECC price was NOK 1454.- shipping included.

2019-11-25: power outage - all machines had to be powered on.

2019-09-08: bios - new versions available: F41, F42b,

2019-06-08: kvm - I set up a pair of Logitech S-100 speakers on the audio output of the kvm switch, to get audio from this workstation.

2019-06-07: bios - upgraded to F40 (05/16/2019) via Q-Flash. Now Ryzen 3. gen is supported.

2019-06-07: bios - upgraded to F32 (05/06/2019) via Q-Flash.

2019-06-07: internal card reader - I replaced the internal card reader with an Apacer USB 2.0 AE5OI Embedded Card Reader as the old one was not working.

2019-04-29: storage - I mounted the new NVME drive into the M.2 socket, and secured with a screw which was on the motherboard.

2019-04-29: storage - I fetched the package from Komplett's pick up point during the day.

2019-04-28: storage - I ordered 1 x Intel 660p 1TB M.2 SSD (1095352) for NOK 1129.- from Komplett.

2019-04-26: graphics - MSI R5 230 2GD3H LP - Radeon R5 230 - 2 GB GDDR3 - PCIe 2.1 x16 lav profil - DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, fanless. Radeon R5 230 = Radeon HD 6450.

2019-04-26: graphics - I took out the old Asus EN8500GT (heat sink was hot!) and put in the new MSI R5 230 2GD3H LP.

2019-04-26: graphics - this morning I picked up the package from ComputerSalg.no at Grunerl√łkka Postkontor.

2019-04-17: graphics - I ordered 1 x MSI R5 230 2GD3H LP (2234855) from ComputerSalg.no for NOK 603.- + NOK 50 in shipping (total NOK 653.-).

2019-04-13: storage - I added a Toshiba Q300 480 GB SSD (2.5 inch, SATA) for now.

2019-04-13: bios - download latest bios (F30, 2019/03/29), put it onto a FAT-formatted usb stick and update via Q-Flash. After reboot, load optimized defaults, then adjust bios settings.

2019-04-13: power on test - the machine powers on, and I get a picture, and it goes into BIOS (there are no storage devices yet). The mouse is connected via a usb-to-ps/2 adapter, and doesn't work correctly in BIOS.

2019-04-13: install - first I take out the graphics card, disconnect all cables, unscrew (6 screws) the old motherboard and take it out, take out the old I/O shield. Then I cleaned the inside of the case a bit (vacuum), mounted the new I/O shield, mounted the new motherboard, it is a bit deeper that the previous one, but is only mounted with 6 screws as there is no hole for a spacer below the seventh hole (closest to front of case). CPU - mounted, ensured alignment with triangle on cpu and socket, mounted the cpu cooler (I had to unscrew clip-on plastic rails first, this cooler has built in screws) and screwed in place. Connected CPU fan. Inserted memory DIMMs (in DDR4_1 and DDR4_2 slots - grey locks / ejector handles). Connected internal cables. The case doesn't have a fan, nor front usb 3.0 connectors so those connectors are unused. The front panel connector is unlabeled, so I try one way and see if it works. Inserted the NE8500GT graphics card and secured it. Connected external connectors.

2019-04-13: I'm planning to re-use the V2 case (an Asus [V2-M3N8200] barebone) which most recently housed the Gigabyte [GA-F2A85XM-HD3] motherboard. I'm also re-using the PSU in the case (it has a Corsair CX430M psu). It also has a graphics card: Asus EN8500GT Silent (PCI-Express), which is a nVidia G86 GeForce 8500 GT, I can re-use that too.

2019-04-12: picked up the package at PIB Extra Trondheimsveien during the day.

2019-04-11: got text messages from Posten about the package on it's way and later arrived.

2019-04-06: from ComputerSalg.no (which really is a Danish store) I ordered:

1 x Gigabyte B450M DS3H ([4660783](https://www.computersalg.no/i/4660783/)) for NOK 777.-
1 x AMD Ryzen 5 2600, 6 cores, 3.4 GHz,  ([4476214](https://www.computersalg.no/i/4476214/)) for NOK 1689.-
1 x Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 - 32 GB: 2 x 16 GB, DIMM, 288 pin, 3000 MHz, PC4-24000 - CL16 - 1.35V ([491487](https://www.computersalg.no/i/4914847/)) for NOK 1746.-

plus shipping NOK 50.- which is a total of NOK 4262.-

this is going to replace the Gigabyte F2A85XM-HD3.