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Curious as to the overclocked settings that you guys are using with this motherboard? Perhaps you can list your overclocked settings.
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Curious as to the overclocked settings that you guys are using with this motherboard? Perhaps you can list your overclocked settings.
Cheers.
Greg
I literally just increase the frequency to 3.9 Ghz and ram to 2966. Everything else was left on auto. Could get to 4 GHz but I need bump vcore quite high and it was still unstable.
 
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I've been able to hit 4.0ghz on my 1700 and 1600X, but with different settings. The 1700 required 1.3875vcore and the 1600X requires 1.40, both with Level 3 LLC and SOC set to 1.2v. My 3200DDR Corsair LPX runs correctly when XMP is enabled.
 
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I went for a mix. I undervolted my 1800X to 1.275V running at 3.9 GHz, SOC at 1.2V, 16 GB of 2933 MHz RAM 14-14-14-32 RipjawsX. Everything stable so far.
 
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Using this board for my friends workstation with a 1700x, 32gb ram at 2400, and a Quadro P5000. This board is so good it has been out of stock at newegg for a couple weeks now.

We are waiting for it to be in stock again till we order.
Can you get your ram up to 3200 ? I read bad things about Asrock and Ryzen on Reddit. It says and Asrock will only hit 2933
Was reading this on Asrock gaming X page
 
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@cadaveca

You should really review this board again. AsRock just destroyed this board after bios P2.30. People are not happy with it, it's been downhill since bios P2.30.
 

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You should really review this board again. AsRock just destroyed this board after bios P2.30. People are not happy with it, it's been downhill since bios P2.30.
so it was fine before then? So this "problem" would be fixed by a new BIOS? Why would I do another review?

Submitting feedback directly to ASRock will usually get a problem fixed if it is possible.

As to specific problems, I'd need more information.
 
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so it was fine before then? So this "problem" would be fixed by a new BIOS? Why would I do another review?

Submitting feedback directly to ASRock will usually get a problem fixed if it is possible.

As to specific problems, I'd need more information.
I ask myself what is worth a great board with crap, half working bios that can't save profiles, properly overclock or have timings properly set ?
There are way too many critical problems that are still in the process of being fixed for more than 7 months.


Bellow you will see images on wer I tried, with my broken English, to point all the crucial problems this bios board has.
 

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I have never had any issue saving profiles since the original BIOS. I did have several OC and memory issues at the beginning but that is not new for a new motherboard and platform. I worked within my limitations. I did take a hour or so and updated the BIOS like 4 times to get to the latest version of the BIOS so that I can move my memory from 2933 to 3200 MHz, which it did on the first attempt. This is not an ongoing issue to fix bugs. BIOS will always be updated over time for CPU support expansion, refinement, feature adding, and the discovery of stability changes. So if anything you should be impressed with the number of updates in that span of time as they could have simply ignored their product and only released major updates once or twice a year.
 
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!LeL?

1- u MUST have a different board as nobody could EVER save 90% of what is inside the "advanced" section with this board.

2- You are not manually overclocking.

3- You are receiving freebies and trying to "pay" for them while defending their product.
 
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!LeL?

1- u MUST have a different board as nobody could EVER save 90% of what is inside the "advanced" section with this board.

2- You are not manually overclocking.

3- You are receiving freebies and trying to "pay" for them while defending their product.
1 - I literally have this board from the review. This exact board.

2 - I am but I am also smart enough to leave stuff alone once it was working. Did I have to start over every time it failed an OC? Yes. Could I load a profile with most of my settings? Yes. Did I still have to fix the memory timing manually? Yes.

3 - I did not get anything for free. I had to purchase what I have. I don't do reviews so I have no brand loyalty. I am just not sure why you are so salty about someone else's opinion/review score. Let it go man, this was a year ago.
 
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3 - I did not get anything for free. I had to purchase what I have. I don't do reviews so I have no brand loyalty. I am just not sure why you are so salty about someone else's opinion/review score. Let it go man, this was a year ago.
I am not Salty with the reviewer...

Why I am salty with ASRock ?

Coherent list of stupidity we have to undergo with the ASRock X370 Taichi now:


Bios P4.40 or higher is mandatory for 2nd Gen Ryzen.

1- OVERCLOCK
If you want manual OC you need "ASRock setting" and by that you will lose up to 18% mem bandwidth. You can't OVERCLOCK with an overclocking board that is more than a year old now
Bios - present on previous bios but then we had a workaround. From 4.40 and up there is no workaround, so no overclocking. Hurts 1st and 2nd gen CPU's
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2-CLOCK GENERATOR/BCLK
You purchased this ASRock hardware thinking of overclock ? No candy... More than a year later and now BCLK overclocking is BROKEN again and that's along with any manual overclocking. 103MHz ? Every board can do that without a clockgen.
Bios 4.40, 4.64, 4.60, 4.70. Hurts 1st and 2nd gen CPU's


3-P-STATE Setting/OC ?
You just can't P-state, it won't work .
Bios 4.40, 4.64, 4.60, 4.70. Hurts 1st and 2nd gen CPU's


4-SCALAR ADJUSTMENT
You heard about it on the ASUS thread, wer their guys are enjoying everything you miss ??
Yeah, Scalar is a minor thing in the bigger realm of issues of an overclocking board that can't overclock.
This setting has been removed from any bios that came after 4.40. Scalar is still a working "feature" but is hidden and defaulted to "100", or maximum value.
Bios 4.64, 4.60, 4.70. Hurts 1st and 2nd gen CPU's
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5-AMD CBS Memory Timings
You can't overclock with this board so you need to rely on AMD CBS. Here you have the most lazy work on the adjustments for "Memory Timings" under "AMD CBS". You can't enter values and so you select from a drop-down list...There you have HEX numbers, but you also you have missing HEX values and you have mistyped values. If your overclock fails, you will net to re-enter everything again as you will see right bellow on #6.
Bios - Since forever... We are living with these since the introduction of this section... Board is more than a year old. Hurts 1st and 2nd gen CPU's
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6-SAVE PROFILE
You don't have a functional way to "Save Profiles" because ASRock bios team decided everything under "Advanced" is useless and not worth their precious time - Overclocking board that can't save overclocking settings like "Core Performance Boost", "Global C-States", all you memory timings/configs and so on... Oh, all your freaking Memory timings that took you 5 minutes to write down because you typed in HEX numbers ( tx ASRock ) ??? Guess what happens if your memory overclock fails ??? Yes, you will need to type those nice HEX numbers again since you can't save profiles and this board is more than a year old !! Hurts 1st and 2nd gen CPU's
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To ASRock:

The state of this boards bios is just a DISGRACE, there is not other way to call it.
Let's get real, it's been more than freaking year now, all the other vendors advanced with the functionality of their boards while ASRock seems to be going backwards.




AMD's fault ? I don't think...


1- AMD is not responsible for your BIOS team not being capable of making a functional "Save settings" that can actually save things.


2- AMD is not responsible for your BIOS team missing values, mistyping valuex and all HEX values in your memory timings section under AMD CBS .


3- AMD is not responsible for you producing a overclocking board that can't overclock without dropping the memory performance down to 18%.


5- AMD is not responsible for the shi*load of problems described here that are still present after so many bios releases and many for far more than half a year.


We are not looking for workarounds and we don't want excuses and specially, we don't want tips from "people" who don't own the hardware but are always willing to play the "blame user/amd" game.

All we want is a functional board with decent bios.

You can check more people pissed by the ASRock forums
 
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Do i need a 2000 series CPU in order to update BIOS to version 3.3 and higher?

I thought the newer BIOSes provided 2000 series support but also improvements for the 1000 series: am i wrong?
 
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Do i need a 2000 series CPU in order to update BIOS to version 3.3 and higher?

I thought the newer BIOSes provided 2000 series support but also improvements for the 1000 series: am i wrong?
For 2000 series it is mandatory that you go 4.40 or above.
For 1000 series you better stay on 3.30, specially if you want to overclock.
 

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For 2000 series it is mandatory that you go 4.40 or above.
For 1000 series you better stay on 3.30, specially if you want to overclock.
BIOS doesn't detect any newer BIOSes above 3.20. Tried doing it via USB and it also fails to detect any newer BIOSes, which is why i asked the question in post #90.
 
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BIOS doesn't detect any newer BIOSes above 3.20. Tried doing it via USB and it also fails to detect any newer BIOSes, which is why i asked the question in post #90.
I assume your USB stick is formatted to FAT ?
 

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I assume your USB stick is formatted to FAT ?
@ 1st no but i realized my mistake and re-made it with FAT and still no joy :(
 

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Well, it should work...Maybe you can try again with a different usb stick ?
Will do that later.

I find it odd that both with internet instant flash as well as the USB stick, neither detected newer BIOSes higher then 3.20.
 

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Will do that later.

I find it odd that both with internet instant flash as well as the USB stick, neither detected newer BIOSes higher then 3.20.
WAY too late to update ... but better late than never, i suppose ...

Anyway, i figured out why it didn't detect the BIOSes in the USB stick: the USB port ... was dead ... right ... Anyway, i've been using BIOS 5.10 for quite a while now and there have been no issues that i could tell. I don't OC and i'm using Ubuntu 18.04, so there's that.

As for the real reason i'm replying to this topic: AsRock just release BIOS 5.80 (Combo-AM4 1.0.0.3 ABB) with support for Ryzen 3000 CPUs, with the caveat of disabling some Bristol Ridge CPUs due to BIOS size: this BIOS is NOT RECOMMENDED for Zen / Zen + CPUs.

Depending on which BIOS is currently with the board, it's recommended to check all newer BIOS descriptions to see if any are required to be installed PRIOR.

Here's a link to AsRock Taichi BIOS page: https://www.asrock.com/MB/AMD/X370 Taichi/index.us.asp#BIOS
 
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WAY too late to update ... but better late than never, i suppose ...

Anyway, i figured out why it didn't detect the BIOSes in the USB stick: the USB port ... was dead ... right ... Anyway, i've been using BIOS 5.10 for quite a while now and there have been no issues that i could tell. I don't OC and i'm using Ubuntu 18.04, so there's that.

As for the real reason i'm replying to this topic: AsRock just release BIOS 5.80 (Combo-AM4 1.0.0.3 ABB) with support for Ryzen 3000 CPUs, with the caveat of disabling some Bristol Ridge CPUs due to BIOS size: this BIOS is NOT RECOMMENDED for Zen / Zen + CPUs.

Depending on which BIOS is currently with the board, it's recommended to check all newer BIOS descriptions to see if any are required to be installed PRIOR.

Here's a link to AsRock Taichi BIOS page: https://www.asrock.com/MB/AMD/X370 Taichi/index.us.asp#BIOS
Its not recommended for people using Zen APUs because they are based on the prior generation Bristol Ridge architecture. All those CPU's were depricated. I am on a X370 Taichi with an Ryzen 1800X and I have no issues what so ever. The BIOS is recommended for those on any real Zen chip.
 

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Its not recommended for people using Zen APUs because they are based on the prior generation Bristol Ridge architecture. All those CPU's were depricated. I am on a X370 Taichi with an Ryzen 1800X and I have no issues what so ever. The BIOS is recommended for those on any real Zen chip.
It says so on the BIOS page: BIOS 5.80 is NOT recommended for Zen 1 or Zen + CPUs (Pinnacle, Raven or Summit Ridge).
 
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