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    Posted: 27 Dec 2017 at 12:24am
Hi all,

I have a ryzen 1800x on an ASRock        AB350 Pro4
When I bought the MB I updated the BIOS to P2.40.

I was wondering if there are good reasons to update to the latest BIOS.

The PC is working fine, but if I can squeeze more out of it, even better.

Thank you!
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Anyone?
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If it's stable - don't touch! Check the other topics. Many ppl wished they had your stability...
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Thanks. Although it doesn't speak nicely about Asrock
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Originally posted by mrpepelepeu mrpepelepeu wrote:

Thanks. Although it doesn't speak nicely about Asrock


Aye, it doesn't. Look around the forum and you'll see tons of similar issues for almost every model.

We have to give AMD their share of the hate, though. Their AGESA doesn't look anywhere near ready for prime time.

Sadly, our best option is patience. High-pitched whining around social media and forums also helps in the meantime. Hit them where it hurts. Bad publicity and low sales are a good start.

There is a good chance at least for the high-end mobos, that firmware matures eventually and users stop feeling like they blew 2k for a cr@ppy build.
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Originally posted by zlobster zlobster wrote:

Originally posted by mrpepelepeu mrpepelepeu wrote:

Thanks. Although it doesn't speak nicely about Asrock


Aye, it doesn't. Look around the forum and you'll see tons of similar issues for almost every model.

We have to give AMD their share of the hate, though. Their AGESA doesn't look anywhere near ready for prime time.

Sadly, our best option is patience. High-pitched whining around social media and forums also helps in the meantime. Hit them where it hurts. Bad publicity and low sales are a good start.

There is a good chance at least for the high-end mobos, that firmware matures eventually and users stop feeling like they blew 2k for a cr@ppy build.

To be honest I'm happier with my build since I de-overclocked it. For the price, these builds aren't bad I'd say.
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Originally posted by zlobster zlobster wrote:



We have to give AMD their share of the hate, though. Their AGESA doesn't look anywhere near ready for prime time.

Sadly, our best option is patience. High-pitched whining around social media and forums also helps in the meantime. Hit them where it hurts. Bad publicity and low sales are a good start.

There is a good chance at least for the high-end mobos, that firmware matures eventually and users stop feeling like they blew 2k for a cr@ppy build.

More true than you know. All board partners have faced these issues to one degree or another. ASRock is one of the ones hit hardest because they followed their usual, "new update, lets get it out the door" routine that has worked so well in the past. It took a while before they realized that the AGESA updates were not always a step up and often broke more than they fixed. Some board partners took the route of ignoring some updates once they saw they were bad, ASRock got there too but not before there were some issues. AMD's rushed launch, while hugely successful, really hurt a lot of people with the poor (6 months at least behind being close to ready) AGESA support.

Being a motherboard manufacturer is rough, everyone always blames the motherboard for anything from post failure to lower than expected OCs. About 80% of the time it turns out to be another component (up till Ryzen). Things will settle and ASRock will catch up (not only ASRock) to the nightmare of AMD's Ryzen gremlins. 
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