Thank you for your very helpful posts, and it’s great that your Nvidia doesn’t have any issues.
I’d updated the bios about 6 weeks ago and had some issues. I did it via internet option, I think, and then reverted using the USB method, which, you’re right, is much better. Am a little bit not wanting to change the bios, with things running fine on Anarchy, tbh, but appreciate advice and will give it some thought; hadn’t checked about any new bios’s, and things might be even better via updating, so thanks for drawing attention to that.
Yes, it froze immediately; about 4 seconds in, every time I tried. Nothing useable. I’d used the net install to install Mate and printer support.
And thank you about hardware! The previous main pc keeled over suddenly about 3 months ago, so I decided to go full AMD and buy something that would last a long time. 1st purchase from PCSpecialist and it’s really good. Where did you get your system from, or did you build it?
And I’d never have known the clock was set higher if you’d not noticed, lol. I’d not selected overclocking in the order, and have just seen your additional post. I didn’t know there was game boost either … I should go and check the bios, lol, as I may have turned on something boostie. Thanks for checking about that. Your setting will be good for less wear and tear I’d think.