Switching out my CPU and MB and need advice.

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I currently have a Ryzen 5 1600 CPU with an ASRock AB3540M PRO4 MicroATX and 16GB of Ram


My server keeps becoming unresponsive and requiring me to hard reboot.   I think its because the CPU is maxing out.


I am running plex SABNZDB, Sonarr and Radarr on it. 


So im thinking of getting 2 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 Ten-Core Haswell Processor 2.3GHz CPUs but need some advice on what dual CPU MB would be good to match with it that wont break the bank. 


Appreciate the help

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This can't be right, I had a G2020 with those apps (emby instead of plex). I ran up to 2 transcodes at the same time without issues.

The Ryzen 5 1600 is way more powerful....Could there be something else going on? something that causes pauses? Have you tried isolating the docker apps to only some of the cores and reserve a single core to always be open to handle unraid?

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I just built a similar system except I used E5-2680v3.  So far it has been good. The IOMMU grouping is pretty good out of the box and I can use my GPU in the plex container without issues. 


I have had one time that samba went unresponsive, but I'm hoping that isn't a common occurrence.  I do wish the board had IPMI, but it isn't a deal breaker for me.




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