- Nov 5, 2016
I recently upgraded to the Ryzen 5 1600, and was looking at getting an X370 mobo, but it just didn't fit in my budget. I'm impatient, so I went with a B350 chipset. I knew deep down that it wouldn't OC that well, but I went with it anyway. Well, I kind of screwed myself, so to speak. It worked just fine for a month or so, I was able to get my CPU to around 3.8-3.9GHz while barely touching the voltage. (However, I think ASRock's BIOS takes care of the voltage.) And my memory, which is G.Skill 3200 speed, ran at around 2800MHz, which was fine with me. I know that Ryzen loves faster memory, so I thought the 2800MHz was perfect. One day, I turned on my system and was faced with the depressing glare of the boot screen over and over. I couldn't figure out what was wrong. I thought maybe my PSU had gone bad or something, and wasn't supplying enough power for the OC. (An EVGA 750 GQ.) I took my PC to a friend's house and used his SeaSonic SSR 850TD, which we both knew worked just fine. Still the same problem. So we sat for a few hours, went through some settings, had some Mountain Dew, and later I went home with my CPU at 3.4GHz and my memory at 2400MHz. Di-sap-pointing. Still the same setting as I write this. I don't really have much of a problem with it as I did when it first happened, because I plan on getting an X370 board in a week or so now. But after all this nonsense, one question I have: Has anyone, anyone at all faced this same problem? I contacted ASRock and they said it qualified for an RMA but I can't do that because I wouldn't have a PC to use. I'm sure if I sent it in, they could tell me what's wrong, but I just wonder if anyone has also had the same misfortunes I have.