ASRock X370 Gaming-ITX/ac and AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac

Phuncz

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... i like to ....... bifurcate :) XDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXD



Only problem is ... SLI doesn't work :( doesn't come up in the nVidia control panel :(
I'm using the X370 board and amerirack riser.
Hmm didn't SLI need a specific certification to enable SLI ? I would guess one would need to have a (modified ?) BIOS with a valid SLI license to enable it over Bifurcation. Maybe asking ASRock nicely and they'd be able to ? @ASRock System ?
 
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LukeD

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I've sent them a message and also opened up a support ticket. Lets see what happens.
 
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LukeD

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I've just ran an AIDA64 report and unfortunately:

nVIDIA SLI:
SLI Certification Not Present
PCI 0-0-0-0 (Direct I/O) 1022-1450
PCI 0-0-0-0 (HAL) 1022-1450
 
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djcostcosamples

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Anyone able to tighten the timings down on Samsung B-Die 3600 CL17 (i.e. Galax HOF) to 3200 @ CL14 on these boards? I've been trying but crash in P95 within seconds.
 

ozyreusz

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AGESA 1.0.0.6a This a at end means that this is alpha?
I got F4-3000C15D-16GVG from my old system. Is it any good?
My board is already shipped :)
 

ceski

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Some owners of this board (affects both AB350 and X370) have reported a VRM heatsink lottery -- some boards have a thin heatsink with an overly thick thermal pad and others have a proper block of aluminum. This has led to mixed reports of VRM heat issues caused by the thick pad acting as an insulator. One user was able to get AsRock to send a replacement heatsink but others are being turned away.

"Bad" heatsink:



"Good" heatsink:


I'm really curious what people here have on their board and if they have measured the VRM temperature.

Sources:
Reddit thread
AsRock forums thread
Hardwareluxx thread
 

Ricdeau

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My X370 has the thick foam pad as well.

I initially had the Gigabyte board because it was the first one I saw in stock at the beginning of the month. I couldn't manually control Vcore and multipliers from the BIOS without it reverting to the minimum clock state. This is some random bug that happens to people which isn't isolated to certain CPU/motherboard combos, but I could OC using Ryzen Master just fine. So I got the X370 and was able to OC manually from BIOS, but I'm not much more thrilled with this board than the Gigabyte. I like some aspects of the Gigabyte and some aspects of this ASRock, but both boards leave a lot to be desired.
 

tjh1989

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Does anyone know whether all of the fan headers use PWM? I know some mobos use voltage control instead.
 

Teddy

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Some owners of this board (affects both AB350 and X370) have reported a VRM heatsink lottery -- some boards have a thin heatsink with an overly thick thermal pad and others have a proper block of aluminum. This has led to mixed reports of VRM heat issues caused by the thick pad acting as an insulator. One user was able to get AsRock to send a replacement heatsink but others are being turned away.

"Bad" heatsink:



"Good" heatsink:


I'm really curious what people here have on their board and if they have measured the VRM temperature.

Sources:
Reddit thread
AsRock forums thread
Hardwareluxx thread
+1 for a "bad" heatsink here, however there seems to be plenty of heat transfer to the aluminum block as it gets pretty hot to the touch when I load all cores and threads.
Edit: didn't specify which board I'm using. I have the x370 board and it has the "bad" heatsinks.
 
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