Originally Posted by Cata79
The bigger the thread for a motherboard gets, the more issues it has. I'm thinking about selling this crap and go for Intel+Asrock/Msi/Gigabyte. One thing is for sure: this is the first and last Asus thing I will ever buy. I had a 100$ Gigabyte mobo which worked flawlessly from day one, for 6 years, with a [email protected]
It doesn't matter to be honest. Yes the board might have some slight issues here and there, but the underlying thing that all these boards share is the BIOS/AGESA. It's the SAME underlying code at it's core and switching to another motherboard likely won't solve most or any of your issues.
I had an MSI Gaming Carbon Pro X370 board. The RAM support was actually worse than what I was able to achieve on the Crosshair Hero VI. Same exact RAM sticks, same timings, best speed was 2933MHz. On this Asus board, 3200MHz no issues.
You may end up getting into a worse situation than you are now. Its a possibility.
I also have a Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 5 motherboard running a 7700K. The same RAM sticks (Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 2x8 C16) can do 3200MHz with 14-14-14-14-34 1T timings, where as on the AMD platform I'm stuck at the stock timings of 16-18-18-18-38-75 (it won't do 54 instead of 75). Also on the Intel platform the voltage can be lowered on the RAM to 1.38V where as on this Asus board I have to push 1.4v to get it to even pass boot.
As this platform ages most of these bugs will be worked out. Will they be worked on this particular board? Maybe, maybe not. The problem comes down to crap IMCs on the CPU as well. I see people running crazy high memory frequencies with Samsung B. Die, and someone else with the exact same config can barely break 2933MHz with loose timings. It's luck of the draw. Yes there is overclocking support, but you're still limited to the IMC on your CPU.
It is what it is. I don't experience half the issues people bring up on here. Not to say they don't exist, I just simply don't experience those issues. No one really cares if you go buy another board. Forums are filled with people that complain about everything. Even Gigabyte, MSI and Asrock have people that have issues. It doesn't magically fix it if you switch or not. It's just changing what the issues are.
Edit: Here's a 43 page thread of people with issues with the MSI board. It's simply not as popular, but exact same RAM issues, etc: https://www.overclock.net/t/1625418/msi-x370-gaming-pro-carbon-experience
The only people that it goes back to is AMD. If you have concerns, I would suggest to reach out to AMD directly. Hence why the AGESA code was basically re-written for 188.8.131.52... lol It sucks, we all know it sucks, it is what it is.