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    Posted: 13 Feb 2018 at 8:42pm
Hello!

I own a X370 Killer Sli, and i was wondering where can i signup for being a bios beta tester?

Given that i have all the bios versions for this board and have tested all of them i think there are many improvements that can be made. One example:
I'm an undervolter. Currenly running 3.6GHz at 1.1V.
Up until bios 3.2 bios wouldn't let me set a negative offset. And starting with 3.4 it won't keep the voltage where i set it to. It's always 40 or 50 milivolts over what was inputed. 

I'm willing to be a guinea pig so others will have a better experience when a new version is launched. I'm betting others will want to contribute also.
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piglett, this is a user forum and I doubt anyone posting here can hook you up with BIOS testing.  Please open a support ticket with ASRock.  Good luck and enjoy, John.

EDIT: I suggest you also open a ticket with AMD.


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Thank you MisrterJ. I'll do that then.

I've tested the beta 4.53 BIOS for the Killer SLI. Here are some observations:

Agesa updated (?) to version 1.0.0.1a;
Default voltage for stock R7 1700 is 1.35V, whereas up until v3.40 voltage was 1.1V in bios.
Ram cannot get over 2933 C14 with G.Skill F4-3200C15D-16GTZ, even at 1.4V on the ram.
Manual input of latencies is still in hex form( for CAS 14 you have to input 0FE).
Cpu overclock resets after  about 5 cold boots.
My cpu's power draw at 3.6GHz at 1.1V is about 99W. When the BIOS no longer respects the limit of 1.100V and goes to 1.142V the power draw increases to over 125W at the same frequency.

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Are you using external voltage meters or software to measure? (things like HWMonitor aren't the most accurate or so I've heard)  


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Don't hold your breathe for being a BETA Tester.

I know how tight they hold onto that.
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