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can anyone tell me if this motherboard CPU combo will work?

Elfin-CaradocElfin-Caradoc Posts: 16
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Hi, Just got a used Rift and found my system not up to speed.  Not as bitter as some people posting in here, so willing to make some upgrades but don't want to spend too much.  Found a motherboard CPU combo that is reasonably priced but don't want to get anything unless I'm sure it will work. 
 AMD 7th Gen A8 9500 APU Processor and MSI A320 Pro-VH Plus Motherboard.

Can anyone confirm or deny the functionality of this?

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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 24,968 Oculus Staff
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    Yeah, Ryzen will be a lot better and that seems like a good deal. Note that CPU is a little newer, and you'll need a newer BIOS on the motherboard to use it. The MB may come with a recently updated BIOS and you'll be fine, but just keep in mind that if it's an earlier batch it may not support the CPU out-of-box.
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  • RattyUKRattyUK Posts: 202
    Nexus 6
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    As no-one else has mentioned it...  The 1070 will be fine @Elfin-Caradoc ; :)
    PC info: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, Asus ROG Crosshair VII Hero, 16GB Corsair DDR4, Gigabyte GTX 1080, Samsung 850 Pro M.2, 2x 240GB SSD, 3TB WD Green HDD & 4 TB Seagate Barracuda HDD, Corsair Modular 750w PSU. (Win 10 Pro & Opensuse Leap 15 Linux) 32" AOC 4K Monitor.

    Laptop: Aorus X5 V6-CF1 (I7-6820HK, GTX 1070, 2* 256GB M.2 NVME, 1TB 7200 HDD 3K screen)
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  • RattyUKRattyUK Posts: 202
    Nexus 6
    I don't think that onboard graphics (from the APU) would be meaty enough for the demands of the Rift, but if you can find a comparison aganst Nvidia's GTX1050 / 970 you would be better informed.
    PC info: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, Asus ROG Crosshair VII Hero, 16GB Corsair DDR4, Gigabyte GTX 1080, Samsung 850 Pro M.2, 2x 240GB SSD, 3TB WD Green HDD & 4 TB Seagate Barracuda HDD, Corsair Modular 750w PSU. (Win 10 Pro & Opensuse Leap 15 Linux) 32" AOC 4K Monitor.

    Laptop: Aorus X5 V6-CF1 (I7-6820HK, GTX 1070, 2* 256GB M.2 NVME, 1TB 7200 HDD 3K screen)
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 4,964 Volunteer Moderator
    dotn you mean A8 9600?
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  • Elfin-CaradocElfin-Caradoc Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    LZoltowski, No the specs were correct.  I can however, get the A8 9600.  would it work?

    RattyUK, Yea, after looking at it better, it really wont meet any of my other slot needs but what about this board?

    Asus Prime B350 Plus

    And to both, they should work together, right?
  • Elfin-CaradocElfin-Caradoc Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    Also, I'm running an Nvidia GTX 1070.  I don't really know specs much anymore and know that the model numbers don't always equate to better performance.  I am assuming it is good enough because it passed the software check.  Only my CPU didn't. 

    Oh, and Thanks for you help and input.  Greatly appreciated!
  • BeastyBaiterBeastyBaiter Posts: 682 Poster of the Week
    edited June 7
    Don't bother with that terrible CPU. I recommend nothing less than the AMD Ryzen 3 series but Ryzen 5 or an Intel i5 (8000 series only) would be more appropriate.

    Oh, and what CPU do you have? The compatibility tool is pretty useless, it really doesn't say if your system will run VR or if it will, how well.

    Edit: Another thought, given how truly terrible the AMD A-Series CPU's are, I'd be shocked if the CPU you have is somehow worse than them. They are arguably the worst CPU's ever made.
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 24,968 Oculus Staff
    No, that CPU won't be very good. See the guide here:
    https://support.oculus.com/170128916778795/
    The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 would be the lowest that will pass. You'll also need a dedicated graphics card, such as a NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti. 
    AMD Ryzen 7 1800X | MSI X370 Titanium | G.Skill 16GB DDR4 3200 | EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 | Corsair Hydro H110i
    Gigabyte RX Vega 64 x2 | Samsung 960 Evo M.2 500GB | Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB | Phanteks ENTHOO EVOLV
  • Elfin-CaradocElfin-Caradoc Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    BeatsyBaiter, Ouch!  You hurt me right in my wallet.  Fine, reality sucks and Virtual Reality costs bucks.  So, Again, Since you ALL are so helpful, even if it does hurt AND I type run on sentences, I will try to get the best bang for my buck. Oh, and are you saying that my video card is not capable? Nvidia GTX 1070.  That's what I already have and it said that past.

    I Have the Inateck superspeed 7port PCI-e arriving tomorrow, which I know I need.  So this is what I am finding on Amazon with delivery tomorrow.

    Ryzen 5 2400G                                       $155.91 from Amazon WOW
    GIGABYTE GA-AX370                               $88.22 from Amazon too
    and my video card

    Would this be a better setup?


  • Elfin-CaradocElfin-Caradoc Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    Yea, and I obviously can spell passed correctly

  • Elfin-CaradocElfin-Caradoc Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    And CAN NOT even sarcastically comment on my own mistakes properly.


  • Elfin-CaradocElfin-Caradoc Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    My extra comments of surprise about amazon were pretty pointless too since I deleted my statement that, I was looking at my local Fry's electronics first.
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 4,964 Volunteer Moderator
    And hahaha ..
    Core i7-7700k @ 4.9 Ghz | 32 GB DDR4 Corsair Vengeance @ 3000Mhz | 2x 1TB Samsung Evo | 2x 4GB WD Black
    ASUS MAXIMUS IX HERO | MSI AERO GTX 1080 OC @ 2000Mhz | Corsair Carbide Series 400C White (RGB FTW!) 

    Be kind to one another :)
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 4,964 Volunteer Moderator
    My extra comments of surprise about amazon were pretty pointless too since I deleted my statement that, I was looking at my local Fry's electronics first.
    Welcome to the forums btw :)
    Core i7-7700k @ 4.9 Ghz | 32 GB DDR4 Corsair Vengeance @ 3000Mhz | 2x 1TB Samsung Evo | 2x 4GB WD Black
    ASUS MAXIMUS IX HERO | MSI AERO GTX 1080 OC @ 2000Mhz | Corsair Carbide Series 400C White (RGB FTW!) 

    Be kind to one another :)
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 24,968 Oculus Staff
    edited June 7
    Yes, the 1070 is a great card. I missed that originally and thought they were trying to use APU. 
    Also, welcome to the forum! I think you'll be happy with Ryzen.
    AMD Ryzen 7 1800X | MSI X370 Titanium | G.Skill 16GB DDR4 3200 | EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 | Corsair Hydro H110i
    Gigabyte RX Vega 64 x2 | Samsung 960 Evo M.2 500GB | Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB | Phanteks ENTHOO EVOLV
  • MAC_MAN86MAC_MAN86 Posts: 752
    Trinity
    Yet I'm truly happy on my old Xeon Quad Duo 3GHz even if the Compatibility tells me otherwise ;)
  • BeastyBaiterBeastyBaiter Posts: 682 Poster of the Week
    The Ryzen 5 2400G, AX370 motherboard and GTX 1070 should work pretty well. I'm still curious as to the CPU you currently have though. And there is one other part that needs consideration, that's RAM. The world moved to DDR4 in 2016, so you'll need that too if replacing an older system. I know, the costs keep piling up. But the CPU you have may actually be fine even if the compatibility tool says otherwise. Really need to know what it is in order to say.
  • Elfin-CaradocElfin-Caradoc Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    OK, so I "upgraded" my PC, basically built a new one a few pieces and frustrations at a time.  Now that I FINALLY have Windows 10 ( I had to upgrade) installed and all drivers updated I was able to install and run the Oculus software.  Got everything attached and setup, put on the Rift and it said that my computer doesn't meet Rift's minimums  (Ryzen 5 2400G  AX370 Gaming MoBo 16GB DDR4 RAM, Nvidia GTX 1070, Inatech Superspeed 7 port USB PCIe card.

    So what gives????  The software runs OK but that message is annoying and concerning.

    Sincerely
    If It's Not One Thing, It's Another.
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 24,968 Oculus Staff
    The chip may not be on the list it's looking for, but should work fine. Can you run the Compatibility Tool here: https://support.oculus.com/1357437467617798/ and then Save Results at the end and upload that file here?
    AMD Ryzen 7 1800X | MSI X370 Titanium | G.Skill 16GB DDR4 3200 | EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 | Corsair Hydro H110i
    Gigabyte RX Vega 64 x2 | Samsung 960 Evo M.2 500GB | Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB | Phanteks ENTHOO EVOLV
  • Elfin-CaradocElfin-Caradoc Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    It is running but it has that error message at the top of everything in the home screen.  Yes I actually ran the tool prior to posting.  here are the results.

    X Processor
    Your AMD Ryzen 5 2400G with Radeon Vega Graphics processor doesn't meet our recommended specification, which is an Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater. Learn more.
    + Graphics Card
    You have an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, which meets or exceeds our recommended system specification.
    + Memory
    You have 15 GB of RAM, which meets or exceeds our recommended system specification.
    + Operating System
    You're running Windows 10 64-bit, which meets or exceeds our recommended system specification.
    + USB
    You have USB 3.0 ports, which meets or exceeds our recommended system specification.


  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 24,968 Oculus Staff
    I actually need you to upload the html file of the results. When you click "Save Results" it should make a file like on your desktop. You need to upload the file (not cut and paste the text). Thanks.
    AMD Ryzen 7 1800X | MSI X370 Titanium | G.Skill 16GB DDR4 3200 | EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 | Corsair Hydro H110i
    Gigabyte RX Vega 64 x2 | Samsung 960 Evo M.2 500GB | Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB | Phanteks ENTHOO EVOLV
  • Elfin-CaradocElfin-Caradoc Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    I am not able to cut/copy and past at all.  It will not allow me to upload it.  says the .html file is not a valid format.
  • Elfin-CaradocElfin-Caradoc Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    @ Cyberreality.  I am happy to comply with your request, I just can not log in using the chrome browser and Firefox does not allow me to even see the saved HTML file to upload it.  It says it is not a valid format.  Also after updating all drivers Oculus says my USB driver needs to be updated.  It is already and I am running the latest version.  Please help.
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 24,968 Oculus Staff
    You may have to place it in a zip file, or host it on Google Drive, etc. and post a link.
    AMD Ryzen 7 1800X | MSI X370 Titanium | G.Skill 16GB DDR4 3200 | EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 | Corsair Hydro H110i
    Gigabyte RX Vega 64 x2 | Samsung 960 Evo M.2 500GB | Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB | Phanteks ENTHOO EVOLV
  • Elfin-CaradocElfin-Caradoc Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    @ Cybereality.  Thanks.  OK here is the file and please advise about the sensors saying an update is needed for USB drivers.  But all drivers are up to date.
  • Elfin-CaradocElfin-Caradoc Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    Yep, forgot to add the link.
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 24,968 Oculus Staff
    edited June 13
    Thanks. That was what I needed. Let me share this with the team.
    AMD Ryzen 7 1800X | MSI X370 Titanium | G.Skill 16GB DDR4 3200 | EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 | Corsair Hydro H110i
    Gigabyte RX Vega 64 x2 | Samsung 960 Evo M.2 500GB | Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB | Phanteks ENTHOO EVOLV
  • Elfin-CaradocElfin-Caradoc Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    Thank you, and I found the answer for the sensor issue.  I just removed the updated driver and let Windows rediscover and they are all green now. 
    So just getting rid of the message that my computer is not meeting minimum requirements is all I need.
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