Motherboard Group Buy/Crowdfunded Modded BIOS for the Asrock A300m (Deskmini A300)

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5x00G is not supported on A300, only X300. Don't think it works with the X300 BIOS but I don't think anyone tried. Very little reward in it.
My build uses a dgpu, I started this thread in attempt to use non supported cpus as to not be bottlenecked by the at the time 2/3400g, there is a decent amount of reward in it, and I'd rather a zen3 apu that I currently can find for $30-50 usd less than the corresponding zen2 apu
 
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When I say very little reward, I mean the risk is greater than the reward. You can potentially brick your A300 attempting to put an X300 bios on it. Even if you do manage, there's a chance the 5x00G APU still won't work.

It's why you're asking, right? You, understandably, don't want to risk your hardware [and wallet] and that's why your asking here, because the risk is too high versus the reward. I get it, I'm in the same boat, I'm stuck with an A300 with a 2400G. I'd love to put in a 5700G or better yet a 5600X. It's why I'm subscribed to this thread as well.
 

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When I say very little reward, I mean the risk is greater than the reward. You can potentially brick your A300 attempting to put an X300 bios on it. Even if you do manage, there's a chance the 5x00G APU still won't work.

It's why you're asking, right? You, understandably, don't want to risk your hardware [and wallet] and that's why your asking here, because the risk is too high versus the reward. I get it, I'm in the same boat, I'm stuck with an A300 with a 2400G. I'd love to put in a 5700G or better yet a 5600X. It's why I'm subscribed to this thread as well.
Risking my hardware has always been on the table, I've flashed bioses on with a flashcat I could no doubt recover it that way too. And if I brick it in the process I could justify the purchase of an x300. Some of my workloads have begun to utilize multicore much better and games also have too with the consoles having powerful 8 core cpus aswell.
 

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The x300 and A300 are too similar to brick. Never the less, it can happen. Some members managed to falsch x300's BIOS on a a300. The experience is here

If you brick BIOS, you're kinda always able to reflash the EPPROM ;)
 

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There never has been a pcie gen 4 Update for the A/X300, has there?
I don't think there was, but considering some ITX board sgot updated from gen 3 to 4 when 4 came out, and it would be so convenient if our STX baby got it.
 

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There never has been a pcie gen 4 Update for the A/X300, has there?
I don't think there was, but considering some ITX board sgot updated from gen 3 to 4 when 4 came out, and it would be so convenient if our STX baby got it.
Would be nice, I honestly think we're gonna have to wait for am5 before and new support on the amd side, as iirc 5000g don't have gen4 pcie anyway.
 

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Would be nice, I honestly think we're gonna have to wait for am5 before and new support on the amd side, as iirc 5000g don't have gen4 pcie anyway.
Honestly I forgot to consider if any APUs even supported 4.0, and even the 5700G is only 3.0, so I guess we won't be getting it.
Here's hoping we get an AM5 A300 and it does 4.0!
 

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Honestly I forgot to consider if any APUs even supported 4.0, and even the 5700G is only 3.0, so I guess we won't be getting it.
Here's hoping we get an AM5 A300 and it does 4.0!
Honestly am5 apus could be amazing, the possibility of an 8 core zen 3D or zen4 cpu with some decent sized rdna 2+ igpu would be a beast. Effortless AAA 1080p high/ultra 60+fps, roughly current gen consoles in a single package, maybe even non competitive 1440p or 4k gaming.
 

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Honestly am5 apus could be amazing, the possibility of an 8 core zen 3D or zen4 cpu with some decent sized rdna 2+ igpu would be a beast. Effortless AAA 1080p high/ultra 60+fps, roughly current gen consoles in a single package, maybe even non competitive 1440p or 4k gaming.
Yeah, really looking forward to those. The main benefit would be from DDR5 though - today's speeds are nothing to write home about, but once we start seeing reasonably priced kits above 6000MT/s, and especially when we start getting into the 8000MT/s range, then we're suddenly looking at low-end dGPU memory bandwidth. A bunch of decently clocked RDNA2 CUs alongside that and we'd be looking at a real performer.
 

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Yeah, really looking forward to those. The main benefit would be from DDR5 though - today's speeds are nothing to write home about, but once we start seeing reasonably priced kits above 6000MT/s, and especially when we start getting into the 8000MT/s range, then we're suddenly looking at low-end dGPU memory bandwidth. A bunch of decently clocked RDNA2 CUs alongside that and we'd be looking at a real performer.
We may not need to wait that long, with AMDs 3D stacking tech, they could put massive amounts of cache on die, to kinda bandaid the lower bandwidth of ddr5 to gddr6, infinity cache on the rx6000 cards does a pretty good job with a smaller memory bus compared to the larger busses on the equivalent segment nvidia cards.
 
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