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I have had such a unpleasant experience buying my first asrock motherboard.
I've had issues since day one and some have been fixed with latest bios update but why do these take so long, other manufactures had the update in April and I've only just got mine :(
Another example is driver updates, I have a a320m hdv board, which on the asrock site now has quite old drivers, again I go onto other manufactures websites, select a board with the same chipset and they all have upto date drivers.
It's wrong that I have given my money to asrock but have to use another manufactures website to get the latest updates.
And I still have unanswered questions regarding the power management of my setup as changing power plan options within Windows does not change the processor speed at all, it always still fluctuates even though I want it to run at 100%.
Asrock after sales support in my opinion is zero percent. It's unexpectable
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i read all the time Asrock has bad bios. i was thinking its only "bad" designed grafics wise and maybe some cryptic options without explaination.. i would be fine with that, i dont care for bios looks. but it seems it is full of bugs.


my am3 board from asrock was much better bios wise.



on my x470 gaming k4 the fan controller is not working in default settings (cpu fan!) im not alone see

PBO has only enabe and disable (no levels) disabled i get 50 mhz less so i think this is not working as intendet. also enabled is really HOT on the cpu

no LLC?

RGB software is a joke too (customize adressabe features? boring pre programmed patterns)

when i bought the board it had the FALSE advertising still online. i really thought i get the IR VRM parts... oh they just realised their error after the video on youtube and discussion on reddit.

also PWM over temp protection is faulty (better said non existend)

i wish i would have got the asus x470..

ASROCK YOU LOST A LOYAL CUSTOMER!




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Originally posted by robmcc83 robmcc83 wrote:

I have had such a unpleasant experience buying my first asrock motherboard.
I've had issues since day one and some have been fixed with latest bios update but why do these take so long, other manufactures had the update in April and I've only just got mine :(
Another example is driver updates, I have a a320m hdv board, which on the asrock site now has quite old drivers, again I go onto other manufactures websites, select a board with the same chipset and they all have upto date drivers.
It's wrong that I have given my money to asrock but have to use another manufactures website to get the latest updates.
And I still have unanswered questions regarding the power management of my setup as changing power plan options within Windows does not change the processor speed at all, it always still fluctuates even though I want it to run at 100%.
Asrock after sales support in my opinion is zero percent. It's unexpectable


I probably can't fully answer all of your questions but bare with me and we'll get through all of your issues.

1. I can't speak for your specific board but I have owned a lot of Asrock boards, 890FX, P67, P68, Z77, X370, and now X470 chipset based boards and always found firmware updates to be pretty good for these boards usually arriving quicker than most other manufacturers. A little inside tidbit I can say is that Asrock do tend to test their firmwares more vigourously than other manufacturers (which is why you'll find far less posts here from people about firmware updates that bricked their board vs. other manufacturers) so if there is some delay this is why. Quality takes time.

2. I have never, ever, used drivers available from a mainboard manufacturers page they tend to always be out dated your best bet is to do as I do; go directly to the manufacturers website that makes the component you are looking for the latest drivers for ;)

3. What problems have you been experiencing? If you give me as many details as I can I can pass them on to my contacts to look in to for you.
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Originally posted by fnordie fnordie wrote:

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i read all the time Asrock has bad bios. i was thinking its only "bad" designed grafics wise and maybe some cryptic options without explaination.. i would be fine with that, i dont care for bios looks. but it seems it is full of bugs.


my am3 board from asrock was much better bios wise.



on my x470 gaming k4 the fan controller is not working in default settings (cpu fan!) im not alone see

PBO has only enabe and disable (no levels) disabled i get 50 mhz less so i think this is not working as intendet. also enabled is really HOT on the cpu

no LLC?

RGB software is a joke too (customize adressabe features? boring pre programmed patterns)

when i bought the board it had the FALSE advertising still online. i really thought i get the IR VRM parts... oh they just realised their error after the video on youtube and discussion on reddit.

also PWM over temp protection is faulty (better said non existend)

i wish i would have got the asus x470..

ASROCK YOU LOST A LOYAL CUSTOMER!




Can you start a new thread detailing the bugs you have encountered and options you'd like to see the K4 have? I can then hash out some of the details with you, hopefully resolve at least some of the problems you are having and pass the link along to my Asrock contacts for them to look at and sort out any remaining issues you might have Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by robmcc83 robmcc83 wrote:

I have had such a unpleasant experience buying my first asrock motherboard.
I've had issues since day one and some have been fixed with latest bios update but why do these take so long, other manufactures had the update in April and I've only just got mine :(
Another example is driver updates, I have a a320m hdv board, which on the asrock site now has quite old drivers, again I go onto other manufactures websites, select a board with the same chipset and they all have upto date drivers.
It's wrong that I have given my money to asrock but have to use another manufactures website to get the latest updates.
And I still have unanswered questions regarding the power management of my setup as changing power plan options within Windows does not change the processor speed at all, it always still fluctuates even though I want it to run at 100%.
Asrock after sales support in my opinion is zero percent. It's unexpectable


I probably can't fully answer all of your questions but bare with me and we'll get through all of your issues.

1. I can't speak for your specific board but I have owned a lot of Asrock boards, 890FX, P67, P68, Z77, X370, and now X470 chipset based boards and always found firmware updates to be pretty good for these boards usually arriving quicker than most other manufacturers. A little inside tidbit I can say is that Asrock do tend to test their firmwares more vigourously than other manufacturers (which is why you'll find far less posts here from people about firmware updates that bricked their board vs. other manufacturers) so if there is some delay this is why. Quality takes time.

2. I have never, ever, used drivers available from a mainboard manufacturers page they tend to always be out dated your best bet is to do as I do; go directly to the manufacturers website that makes the component you are looking for the latest drivers for ;)

3. What problems have you been experiencing? If you give me as many details as I can I can pass them on to my contacts to look in to for you.


Firstly in regards to the bios updates, I had the dreaded problem of the gpu underclocking on the and ryzen 3 2200g. I believe this problem was fixed on agesa 1.0.0.2
Now that update came out April time and other board manufactures had this available the same month but for my board from asrock the bios update only came out last week so a 5 month wait compared to others is a long wait no matter how much you try and justify that asrock test them more, that's to long for a problem that was making my system almost unusable for what I needed it for.
There was a beta bios added to support in May but this did not work for me. Kodi froze up my system on starting this program using this bios but no other bios version caused this problem.
So basically I purchased this a320m-hdv board 6 months ago and I'm now only just able to use it for what I purchased it for after waiting 5 months for this update which other manufactures released 5 months ago! (Surely you can see my anger towards asrock based in this)

Secondly regarding drivers, I use to get my drivers direct from manufacture but have had a couple of problems with missing chipset drivers in the past by doing it this way, downloading from manufacture has solved this.
Also it appears realtek no longer update the hd audio driver no more as it's a old version on there site.
But again this is my point regarding slow updates, if say I go to msi for example and choose one of there a320 chipset boards they have upto date drivers that match the version on the manufactures website.

Thirdly my last problem I'm still trying to figure out is the power management.
I have the a320m-hdv board with a ryzen 3 2200g and changing power plans does not have any change on the processor speed.
I have high performance, amd ryzen balanced, normal balanced and power save.
I would assume selecting high performance the processor should run at full power but it doesn't.
The amd ryzen balanced is suppose to idle at 90% but it doesn't.
Basically my processor idles at 1.5ghz no matter what power plan is selected which suggest to me it's not working.
In the past I've always set up all my computers to high performance and they have always ran 100% (verified by cpu-z).
I like it that way, my computer is only on when I use it so don't need to power save.
I mainly use my computer for photo editing with Adobe lightroom but also do a little light gaming.
Since having this new build I have a occasional lag within lightroom that I believe is down to the processor constantly changing clock speed. Every so often I get the blue circle and lightroom says it's not responding for a few seconds then comes back to life. It's kind of annoying as my old build does not do this.
I've even fresh installed Windows 10 on the old and new build in the exactly the same way with only lightroom installed.
Only difference is the old build when I select high performance power plan the cpu actually stays at 100%.
The old build has a amd Athlon x4 641 cpu with half the amount of ram and just seems to perform better.
I feel as though I've just wasted my money.
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Originally posted by robmcc83 robmcc83 wrote:



Firstly in regards to the bios updates, I had the dreaded problem of the gpu underclocking on the and ryzen 3 2200g. I believe this problem was fixed on agesa 1.0.0.2
Now that update came out April time and other board manufactures had this available the same month but for my board from asrock the bios update only came out last week so a 5 month wait compared to others is a long wait no matter how much you try and justify that asrock test them more, that's to long for a problem that was making my system almost unusable for what I needed it for.
There was a beta bios added to support in May but this did not work for me. Kodi froze up my system on starting this program using this bios but no other bios version caused this problem.
So basically I purchased this a320m-hdv board 6 months ago and I'm now only just able to use it for what I purchased it for after waiting 5 months for this update which other manufactures released 5 months ago! (Surely you can see my anger towards asrock based in this)

Secondly regarding drivers, I use to get my drivers direct from manufacture but have had a couple of problems with missing chipset drivers in the past by doing it this way, downloading from manufacture has solved this.
Also it appears realtek no longer update the hd audio driver no more as it's a old version on there site.
But again this is my point regarding slow updates, if say I go to msi for example and choose one of there a320 chipset boards they have upto date drivers that match the version on the manufactures website.

Thirdly my last problem I'm still trying to figure out is the power management.
I have the a320m-hdv board with a ryzen 3 2200g and changing power plans does not have any change on the processor speed.
I have high performance, amd ryzen balanced, normal balanced and power save.
I would assume selecting high performance the processor should run at full power but it doesn't.
The amd ryzen balanced is suppose to idle at 90% but it doesn't.
Basically my processor idles at 1.5ghz no matter what power plan is selected which suggest to me it's not working.
In the past I've always set up all my computers to high performance and they have always ran 100% (verified by cpu-z).
I like it that way, my computer is only on when I use it so don't need to power save.
I mainly use my computer for photo editing with Adobe lightroom but also do a little light gaming.
Since having this new build I have a occasional lag within lightroom that I believe is down to the processor constantly changing clock speed. Every so often I get the blue circle and lightroom says it's not responding for a few seconds then comes back to life. It's kind of annoying as my old build does not do this.
I've even fresh installed Windows 10 on the old and new build in the exactly the same way with only lightroom installed.
Only difference is the old build when I select high performance power plan the cpu actually stays at 100%.
The old build has a amd Athlon x4 641 cpu with half the amount of ram and just seems to perform better.
I feel as though I've just wasted my money.


1. That is a long wait  I'm not sure why you had to wait so long a quick check on the A320M-HDV page shows firmware updates have been coming pretty thick and fast, every couple months or so. In all honesty you haven't missed anything with AMDs AGESA 1002a it was very, very buggy. The latest 1004C from AMD is very solid though.

2. Realtek do release updated drivers still bizarrely not on their website though instead you can find them HERE. Personally I've never had an instance where the drivers coming direct from source have been missing parts.

3. That is odd, I've never heard of a power plan issue quite like that. Not owning a 2200G I'm shooting from the hip a bit here but some suggestions;

- Set power plan to high performance in Windows > click "Change plan settings" > click "change advanced power settings".

- Go to "Processor power management" > scroll to the minimum and maximum processor states, are both of them set to 100%?

Secondly, download firmware 3.4 and 4.9 from HERE If you are already running firmware 3.4 then skip downloading that and download 4.9. Extract the archive and place the firmware image on a FAT formatted USB stick, reboot, enter the firmware and update to 4.9 via Instant Flash. If you aren running a firmware older than 3.4 you MUST update to 3.4 before updating to 4.9.

If the above doesn't work theres a few more things you can try search the firmware for and change the following;

Increase shared memory to at least 1G (if nothing else you'll have a smoother gaming experience)
See if you have a C6 mode option in the firmware, if so disable it
Look for an option labelled PSPP (PCIe Speed Power Policy) if you have one, set it to "Performance"
Look for the HPET Table option, disable it

Let me know how that goes.


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Originally posted by ket ket wrote:

Originally posted by robmcc83 robmcc83 wrote:



Firstly in regards to the bios updates, I had the dreaded problem of the gpu underclocking on the and ryzen 3 2200g. I believe this problem was fixed on agesa 1.0.0.2
Now that update came out April time and other board manufactures had this available the same month but for my board from asrock the bios update only came out last week so a 5 month wait compared to others is a long wait no matter how much you try and justify that asrock test them more, that's to long for a problem that was making my system almost unusable for what I needed it for.
There was a beta bios added to support in May but this did not work for me. Kodi froze up my system on starting this program using this bios but no other bios version caused this problem.
So basically I purchased this a320m-hdv board 6 months ago and I'm now only just able to use it for what I purchased it for after waiting 5 months for this update which other manufactures released 5 months ago! (Surely you can see my anger towards asrock based in this)

Secondly regarding drivers, I use to get my drivers direct from manufacture but have had a couple of problems with missing chipset drivers in the past by doing it this way, downloading from manufacture has solved this.
Also it appears realtek no longer update the hd audio driver no more as it's a old version on there site.
But again this is my point regarding slow updates, if say I go to msi for example and choose one of there a320 chipset boards they have upto date drivers that match the version on the manufactures website.

Thirdly my last problem I'm still trying to figure out is the power management.
I have the a320m-hdv board with a ryzen 3 2200g and changing power plans does not have any change on the processor speed.
I have high performance, amd ryzen balanced, normal balanced and power save.
I would assume selecting high performance the processor should run at full power but it doesn't.
The amd ryzen balanced is suppose to idle at 90% but it doesn't.
Basically my processor idles at 1.5ghz no matter what power plan is selected which suggest to me it's not working.
In the past I've always set up all my computers to high performance and they have always ran 100% (verified by cpu-z).
I like it that way, my computer is only on when I use it so don't need to power save.
I mainly use my computer for photo editing with Adobe lightroom but also do a little light gaming.
Since having this new build I have a occasional lag within lightroom that I believe is down to the processor constantly changing clock speed. Every so often I get the blue circle and lightroom says it's not responding for a few seconds then comes back to life. It's kind of annoying as my old build does not do this.
I've even fresh installed Windows 10 on the old and new build in the exactly the same way with only lightroom installed.
Only difference is the old build when I select high performance power plan the cpu actually stays at 100%.
The old build has a amd Athlon x4 641 cpu with half the amount of ram and just seems to perform better.
I feel as though I've just wasted my money.


1. That is a long wait  I'm not sure why you had to wait so long a quick check on the A320M-HDV page shows firmware updates have been coming pretty thick and fast, every couple months or so. In all honesty you haven't missed anything with AMDs AGESA 1002a it was very, very buggy. The latest 1004C from AMD is very solid though.

2. Realtek do release updated drivers still bizarrely not on their website though instead you can find them HERE. Personally I've never had an instance where the drivers coming direct from source have been missing parts.

3. That is odd, I've never heard of a power plan issue quite like that. Not owning a 2200G I'm shooting from the hip a bit here but some suggestions;

- Set power plan to high performance in Windows > click "Change plan settings" > click "change advanced power settings".

- Go to "Processor power management" > scroll to the minimum and maximum processor states, are both of them set to 100%?

Secondly, download firmware 3.4 and 4.9 from HERE If you are already running firmware 3.4 then skip downloading that and download 4.9. Extract the archive and place the firmware image on a FAT formatted USB stick, reboot, enter the firmware and update to 4.9 via Instant Flash. If you aren running a firmware older than 3.4 you MUST update to 3.4 before updating to 4.9.

If the above doesn't work theres a few more things you can try search the firmware for and change the following;

Increase shared memory to at least 1G (if nothing else you'll have a smoother gaming experience)
See if you have a C6 mode option in the firmware, if so disable it
Look for an option labelled PSPP (PCIe Speed Power Policy) if you have one, set it to "Performance"
Look for the HPET Table option, disable it

Let me know how that goes.

Don't need to get Realtek audio drivers from a third party when Microsoft Update Catalog has them available and are pushed as they are released.  
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Originally posted by Reinvented Reinvented wrote:

Originally posted by ket ket wrote:

Originally posted by robmcc83 robmcc83 wrote:



Firstly in regards to the bios updates, I had the dreaded problem of the gpu underclocking on the and ryzen 3 2200g. I believe this problem was fixed on agesa 1.0.0.2
Now that update came out April time and other board manufactures had this available the same month but for my board from asrock the bios update only came out last week so a 5 month wait compared to others is a long wait no matter how much you try and justify that asrock test them more, that's to long for a problem that was making my system almost unusable for what I needed it for.
There was a beta bios added to support in May but this did not work for me. Kodi froze up my system on starting this program using this bios but no other bios version caused this problem.
So basically I purchased this a320m-hdv board 6 months ago and I'm now only just able to use it for what I purchased it for after waiting 5 months for this update which other manufactures released 5 months ago! (Surely you can see my anger towards asrock based in this)

Secondly regarding drivers, I use to get my drivers direct from manufacture but have had a couple of problems with missing chipset drivers in the past by doing it this way, downloading from manufacture has solved this.
Also it appears realtek no longer update the hd audio driver no more as it's a old version on there site.
But again this is my point regarding slow updates, if say I go to msi for example and choose one of there a320 chipset boards they have upto date drivers that match the version on the manufactures website.

Thirdly my last problem I'm still trying to figure out is the power management.
I have the a320m-hdv board with a ryzen 3 2200g and changing power plans does not have any change on the processor speed.
I have high performance, amd ryzen balanced, normal balanced and power save.
I would assume selecting high performance the processor should run at full power but it doesn't.
The amd ryzen balanced is suppose to idle at 90% but it doesn't.
Basically my processor idles at 1.5ghz no matter what power plan is selected which suggest to me it's not working.
In the past I've always set up all my computers to high performance and they have always ran 100% (verified by cpu-z).
I like it that way, my computer is only on when I use it so don't need to power save.
I mainly use my computer for photo editing with Adobe lightroom but also do a little light gaming.
Since having this new build I have a occasional lag within lightroom that I believe is down to the processor constantly changing clock speed. Every so often I get the blue circle and lightroom says it's not responding for a few seconds then comes back to life. It's kind of annoying as my old build does not do this.
I've even fresh installed Windows 10 on the old and new build in the exactly the same way with only lightroom installed.
Only difference is the old build when I select high performance power plan the cpu actually stays at 100%.
The old build has a amd Athlon x4 641 cpu with half the amount of ram and just seems to perform better.
I feel as though I've just wasted my money.


1. That is a long wait? I'm not sure why you had to wait so long a quick check on the A320M-HDV page shows firmware updates have been coming pretty thick and fast, every couple months or so. In all honesty you haven't missed anything with AMDs AGESA 1002a it was very, very buggy. The latest 1004C from AMD is very solid though.

2. Realtek do release updated drivers still bizarrely not on their website though instead you can find them HERE. Personally I've never had an instance where the drivers coming direct from source have been missing parts.

3. That is odd, I've never heard of a power plan issue quite like that. Not owning a 2200G I'm shooting from the hip a bit here but some suggestions;

- Set power plan to high performance in Windows > click "Change plan settings" > click "change advanced power settings".

- Go to "Processor power management" > scroll to the minimum and maximum processor states, are both of them set to 100%?

Secondly, download firmware 3.4 and 4.9 from HERE If you are already running firmware 3.4 then skip downloading that and download 4.9. Extract the archive and place the firmware image on a FAT formatted USB stick, reboot, enter the firmware and update to 4.9 via Instant Flash. If you aren running a firmware older than 3.4 you MUST update to 3.4 before updating to 4.9.

If the above doesn't work theres a few more things you can try search the firmware for and change the following;

Increase shared memory to at least 1G (if nothing else you'll have a smoother gaming experience)
See if you have a C6 mode option in the firmware, if so disable it
Look for an option labelled PSPP (PCIe Speed Power Policy) if you have one, set it to "Performance"
Look for the HPET Table option, disable it

Let me know how that goes.



Don't need to get Realtek audio drivers from a third party when Microsoft Update Catalog has them available and are pushed as they are released.??


So in response to all of this I can confirm I already have bios version 4.90 this is the update that came out 9 days ago with the agesa update 1.0.0.4
The last agesa update to my board was back in march and was only 1.0.0.1 which still had these gpu problems, according to amd forum they were fixed with amd agesa update 1.0.0.2 which is what I keep saying about other manufactures applying the update to there boards april/May time.
So asrock released agesa update March then September that's actually 6 months I had to wait for this update to fix my problems and I can confirm that now using the latest bios version all gpu glitches have now gone but I still have this annoying power management problem.
My high performance power plan is at min/max cpu state 100%, that's not the problem
My gpu shared memory has always been at 1gb
I don't have any c6 state options in the bios.
Pspp is already on performance.
And HPET is already disabled.

Still Windows power plans have no effect what's so ever.

But thanks for the info regarding the realtek drivers

Edited by robmcc83 - 15 Sep 2018 at 2:58pm
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Don't need to get Realtek audio drivers from a third party when Microsoft Update Catalog has them available and are pushed as they are released.  


Softpedia is an official download portal, and often more regularly updated than the MU Catalog, as you can see HERE. The MU Catalog also only tends to have barebones drivers with no installers or accompanying software that may come as part of the driver package, Softpedia does Cool

Originally posted by robmcc83 robmcc83 wrote:

Originally posted by Reinvented Reinvented wrote:

Originally posted by ket ket wrote:

Originally posted by robmcc83 robmcc83 wrote:



Firstly in regards to the bios updates, I had the dreaded problem of the gpu underclocking on the and ryzen 3 2200g. I believe this problem was fixed on agesa 1.0.0.2
Now that update came out April time and other board manufactures had this available the same month but for my board from asrock the bios update only came out last week so a 5 month wait compared to others is a long wait no matter how much you try and justify that asrock test them more, that's to long for a problem that was making my system almost unusable for what I needed it for.
There was a beta bios added to support in May but this did not work for me. Kodi froze up my system on starting this program using this bios but no other bios version caused this problem.
So basically I purchased this a320m-hdv board 6 months ago and I'm now only just able to use it for what I purchased it for after waiting 5 months for this update which other manufactures released 5 months ago! (Surely you can see my anger towards asrock based in this)

Secondly regarding drivers, I use to get my drivers direct from manufacture but have had a couple of problems with missing chipset drivers in the past by doing it this way, downloading from manufacture has solved this.
Also it appears realtek no longer update the hd audio driver no more as it's a old version on there site.
But again this is my point regarding slow updates, if say I go to msi for example and choose one of there a320 chipset boards they have upto date drivers that match the version on the manufactures website.

Thirdly my last problem I'm still trying to figure out is the power management.
I have the a320m-hdv board with a ryzen 3 2200g and changing power plans does not have any change on the processor speed.
I have high performance, amd ryzen balanced, normal balanced and power save.
I would assume selecting high performance the processor should run at full power but it doesn't.
The amd ryzen balanced is suppose to idle at 90% but it doesn't.
Basically my processor idles at 1.5ghz no matter what power plan is selected which suggest to me it's not working.
In the past I've always set up all my computers to high performance and they have always ran 100% (verified by cpu-z).
I like it that way, my computer is only on when I use it so don't need to power save.
I mainly use my computer for photo editing with Adobe lightroom but also do a little light gaming.
Since having this new build I have a occasional lag within lightroom that I believe is down to the processor constantly changing clock speed. Every so often I get the blue circle and lightroom says it's not responding for a few seconds then comes back to life. It's kind of annoying as my old build does not do this.
I've even fresh installed Windows 10 on the old and new build in the exactly the same way with only lightroom installed.
Only difference is the old build when I select high performance power plan the cpu actually stays at 100%.
The old build has a amd Athlon x4 641 cpu with half the amount of ram and just seems to perform better.
I feel as though I've just wasted my money.


1. That is a long wait? I'm not sure why you had to wait so long a quick check on the A320M-HDV page shows firmware updates have been coming pretty thick and fast, every couple months or so. In all honesty you haven't missed anything with AMDs AGESA 1002a it was very, very buggy. The latest 1004C from AMD is very solid though.

2. Realtek do release updated drivers still bizarrely not on their website though instead you can find them HERE. Personally I've never had an instance where the drivers coming direct from source have been missing parts.

3. That is odd, I've never heard of a power plan issue quite like that. Not owning a 2200G I'm shooting from the hip a bit here but some suggestions;

- Set power plan to high performance in Windows > click "Change plan settings" > click "change advanced power settings".

- Go to "Processor power management" > scroll to the minimum and maximum processor states, are both of them set to 100%?

Secondly, download firmware 3.4 and 4.9 from HERE If you are already running firmware 3.4 then skip downloading that and download 4.9. Extract the archive and place the firmware image on a FAT formatted USB stick, reboot, enter the firmware and update to 4.9 via Instant Flash. If you aren running a firmware older than 3.4 you MUST update to 3.4 before updating to 4.9.

If the above doesn't work theres a few more things you can try search the firmware for and change the following;

Increase shared memory to at least 1G (if nothing else you'll have a smoother gaming experience)
See if you have a C6 mode option in the firmware, if so disable it
Look for an option labelled PSPP (PCIe Speed Power Policy) if you have one, set it to "Performance"
Look for the HPET Table option, disable it

Let me know how that goes.



Don't need to get Realtek audio drivers from a third party when Microsoft Update Catalog has them available and are pushed as they are released.??


So in response to all of this I can confirm I already have bios version 4.90 this is the update that came out 9 days ago with the agesa update 1.0.0.4
The last agesa update to my board was back in march and was only 1.0.0.1 which still had these gpu problems, according to amd forum they were fixed with amd agesa update 1.0.0.2 which is what I keep saying about other manufactures applying the update to there boards april/May time.
So asrock released agesa update March then September that's actually 6 months I had to wait for this update to fix my problems and I can confirm that now using the latest bios version all gpu glitches have now gone but I still have this annoying power management problem.
My high performance power plan is at min/max cpu state 100%, that's not the problem
My gpu shared memory has always been at 1gb
I don't have any c6 state options in the bios.
Pspp is already on performance.
And HPET is already disabled.

Still Windows power plans have no effect what's so ever.

But thanks for the info regarding the realtek drivers


Hmm, your issue is beginning to get mysterious at this point. Have you kept Task Manager open to monitor CPU usage to try and identify anything using an unusually high amount of CPU cycles at these "stalling points"? Do these stalls only happen when editing or when gaming as well? I'd also remove any chipset drivers you might be currently using and download the chipset drivers from amd.com. It would also be worth running HCI memtest and a BOINC scientific project to check CPU and memory stability just to make sure theres no problems there and check what your CPU temps are when these stalls happen as the CPU might be throttling itself. You could also try disabling CPB and manually setting CPU frequency and voltage in the firmware to see if that makes a difference.




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A little inside tidbit I can say is that Asrock do tend to test their firmwares more vigourously than other manufacturers (which is why you'll find far less posts here from people about firmware updates that bricked their board vs. other manufacturers) so if there is some delay this is why. Quality takes time.


Right, check here... http://forum.asrock.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=9371&PID=56254&#56254
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