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Ryzen overclocking weirdness. Gigabyte Motherboard BIOS changed versions?

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Hey all,

Someone hired me to build them an awesome Ryzen PC. Budget was constrained, so they ended up with an R7 1700 and Gigabyte Gaming 3 ATX board.

I flashed it to F6 and was stability testing an overclock in Win10. After a few reboots changing settings... it failed to POST a few times, and after one reboot, it was back on F5! (All BIOS settings back to stock.)

Clearly the board has some sort of rollback or secondary BIOS feature. The manual mentions having two BIOS chips:

Code:

2 x 128 Mbit ?ash

Support for DualBIOS™

But it goes into absolutely no specifics. Should I just reflash F6 and go? If I'm using the fallback BIOS right now, I don't want to flash F6, overclock, and mess up the second chip too. Thoughts? Perhaps I should just pull the CMOS battery or touch the jumper under the SATA ports and see if it goes back to the F6 chip?

That aside, I'm hoping F7 provides better RAM speeds when it comes out next month. F6 is maxing at 2667mhz on 3200mhz RAM on this board, although it's fine with tighter timings like 13-13-13-28. (Well below the rated latencies.) '); }
Date: Apr 21, 2017   


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