Upgrade of my Desktop PC

It is time to upgrade my desktop. The six years old computer.

CPU:  AMD Ryzen 5 2400G

  • CPU has 4 Cores, 8 Threads.
  • GPU has 11 Cores
  • Base clock: 3.6Ghz, Max Boost Clock: 3.9GHz
  • Cache: L1 384KB, L2 2MB, L3 4MB
  • Unlocked: Yes
  • CMOS: 14nm FinFET
  • Package: AM4
  • PCIe: PCIe 3.0×8
  • Thermal Solution: Wraith Stealth
  • TDP: 65W
  • Max Temps: 95°C


CPU-Z: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G


Ryzen 5 2400G Caches information


AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H

  • Chipset: AMD B450
  • Memory: 4 x DDR4 DIMM  sockets supporting up to 64 GB, Dual channel, Support for DDR4 3200(O.C.)/2933/2667/2400/2133 MHz, Support ECC/Non-ECC, XMP.
  • Onboard Graphics: 1 x DVI-D port, 1X HDMI port.
  • Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI express x 16 slot, running at x16; 1 x PCI express x 16 slot, running at x4; 1 x PCI express x 1 slot.
  • Storage Interface: 1 x M.2 connector(Socket 3, M key); 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors; Support for RAID 0, 1, 10.
  • USB: Chipset supports 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports through internal USB header; 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports(4ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
    CPU supports 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports on the back panel


Gigabyte B450M DS3H


RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2X8GB


  • Configuration: Dual/Quad Channel
  • Size: 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB)
  • Latency: 16-16-16-39
  • Voltage: 1.2V
  • Speed: 2400MHz
  • Color: Black
  • Rating: PC4-19200 (24MHz)
  • Heat Spreader: Anodized Aluminum
  • Format:L DIMM
  • Profile: XMP 2.0
  • Pin: 288
DDR4 16GB Dual channel, Corsair Vengeance LPX


SPD information of Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400


Look at the pictures.

CPU, MOBO, and RAM in the boxes


AMD Ryzen 5 2400G


I am still using my old Crucial MX100 256GB SSD, but now it is connecting with SATA 3 port instead of SATA 2. So the SSD performance is better than before upgrading.

I did a quick test with AS SSD 1.8.5636

AS SSD test result of Crucial MX100 256G SSD

Compared with the test result I run on SATA 2, it is much faster.

The previous score is 723, now it is 956. More than 30% increase. The sequence read is 511MB/s instead of 367MB/s. All these performance improvements are because of the SATA 3 connection. The test result also matches the official flyer sheet.

Crucial MX100 SSD Speed

Crucial MX100 SSD flyer

OH, the first test I did is Cinebench R20.

Cinebench R20 result of AMD Ryzen 5 2400G with Radeon Vega Graphics

So far so good. I used the upgraded PC for three days. All looks good. I don’t even to re-install the new OS. My previous CPU is also AMD. I think this is the reason why I don’t need to reinstall it. The system, Windows 10, just need a little time to find the basic driver to load the Windows. Then I did some driver update to make it better.

My only hope of it is that I can use it for another six years.

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