Originally Posted by Spawne32
I am thoroughly disappointed with my MSI bios on the B350M gaming pro, seem to have a very limited range of options to get anything to work. On the CPU side of things I am bound to a max of 1.400 vcore, and there is no option to alter the SOC voltage, or any of the other voltages as mentioned with the exception of the northbridge (chipset) and the DRAM voltages. AXMP does not work at the rated DDR4 3000 speed of the LPX, and nor can I get above 2667 manually regardless of what settings I have changed. Even after that lovely video thats been posted around about overclocking using the MSI board as an example. The mods on the forum just use "overclocking is not guaranteed" as the reasoning behind all of this. My only hope seems to be tied to the microcode updates coming.
I can agree with most of that...even the X370 board I have doesn't have a lot of options that I thought it would. Yes, I can adjust the Core/Soc/DRAM voltages....the memory is just a royal PITA. What really is eating me though, is the slow boot times....my god, anywhere from 20-30 seconds in the bios. That's crazy. I'm not sure, but it seems like either the MB/CPU is slow at loading up anything that has to do with monitoring. CPU-Z takes 10-15 seconds sometimes, and HWiNFO 64 about the same, unless I open it AS SOON AS THE DESKTOP appears.
I'm not unhappy with the performance overall, and I knew going in there were issues, but it's starting to get a little old. Quick.
Anyway, rant over, if I leave the CPU@3.7 with stock voltage, and leave the RAM alone is does seem to get a bit better when loading everything. It was around 35-40 seconds, and a good boot being 26. It now is hovering around 20. So I guess baby steps! lmao