Originally Posted by Jpmboy
here's what I would do... first find stable core settings using fully manual mode. Frankly, I see many members changing all sorts of settings that probably are unnecessary, but are more likely part of an exploratory campaign.
Once you lock down a manual OC, you can then change over to offset if you like that better. Let's stick to basics:
1) shut down and clrcmos
2) power up, F1 into bios when asked
3) AI tuner - Manual
4) CPu core ratio - 38
5) BCLk - 100
6) cpu core voltage - Manual
7) set a voltage 1.38V or so
8) SOC manual mode - 1.1V
9) LLC - Auto or 1 (3 likely adds mV under load
10) VRm spread spectrum - disabled
11) cpu power phase - optimized or extreme
12) SOC load line - 1 or auto
13) dram current - 120% (also cpu current - 120%, Auto should be fine too)
check boot priorities and F10 to save and restart. Test this for quick stability (something like R15 or IBT or your favorite, trhen restart and F2 back to bios.
ram - select one of the lower presets - like "safe 3466", then in the tweaker main menu pick 3200 from the dropdown box. set 1.375V on this page, AND set 1.375 (or 1.4V) on the external Power submenu (ant the bottom).
F10 to save and restart. - test the ram using HCi memtest or GSAT.
Right - so that is not going to cause a Q code 8.
Thank you for the only suggestions I received, however this has the same issues as before while the CPU can OC to 3.9 (without P-States) on 9920, Memory will never boot at anything other than 2133Mhz period, I assume it has to do with teh 4 16GB sticks, but then getting conformation of that is not possible so everything is a guess. No matter the settings with 1403 and 9920 using this MB and BIOS the system will not boot the memory at any speed other than 2133Mhz!
I'm forced to move back to 0083 as that was the last BIOS where I could get a decent memory speed with 2T and 3.9Ghz with P-States, my questions is what am I losing by doing so as it appears I will not be able to ever leave that version if I want memory that works on this MB. which is simply put worthless (think 4 letter words), as newer BIOS that is suppose to help with Memory speeds and stability have done neither on my system with 4 Sticks of 16GB Samsung Memory, in fact it has made everything worse, by forcing it to 2133 CAS15
While at it anyone want to recommend a new 370 series MB as I need to either get a new MB for this CPU that works with 64GB or else switch to a new platform, having gotten so badly burnt on this MB/CPU, I do not see AMB Threadripper as an option so it appears I will have to look for a 299 series MB/CPU, as I can not spend more time (averaging an hour + every day for the last two weeks fighting with BIOS and Memory, that is more time than I've gotten to use the system over that same period, I see BIOS more than Windows).
After nearly 6 months this MB/CPU still unstable (even at stock), and Memory is non-functional as are p-states (at least on 1403 and 9920), lastly it seems to be getting worse with each BIOS release not better.