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post #3621 of 3624 (permalink) Old 06-18-2020, 08:41 AM
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I have a NVMe drive since day 1 with this motherboard (Samsung 950 Pro), and I never ran into problems with it. From 12/2017 with a 1800X, and since from 06/2018 with a 2700X.

I have a particular setup with also 4 SATA SSDs, with two of them in RAID-0.

F50a has an issue that I am unable to disable CSM. I believe the BIOS corrupts itself (debug LED code stays at 94), and I'm forced to do a Clear CMOS.

F42a works well with CSM disabled, so I can run Fast Boot and all perks from pure UEFI environment.

What BIOS are you currently running with your NVME? I heard that F40 had the issue with the NVME/M.2 not being detected.

Any issues with OC on the later BIOS that you've tested?

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I got this mobo last week brand new for A$147.00 or about US$100...and the whole idea is to be a placeholder until refresh of X570 pops out or they lower the price of the existing ones...
However, I will team it up with 3950x and no intentions to do any OC...question I have is...will this work out for me?

According to the CPU support list that chip should work no problem. The VRM may end up getting too hot if you lack good case airflow, but it should work okay. These boards were really meant for 95W CPUs as a max. Since you don't plan to keep the board long term I see no problem.

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Yes, the whole idea is to keep it until prices and availability became reasonable...at the moment it is almost impossible to find a decent board in Australia...like GB X570 Master cost app A$800(US$600)...which is way out of any normal price for it! I even thought of going Intel as it is way cheaper to get even 10980XE than a good mobo for AMD.
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What BIOS are you currently running with your NVME? I heard that F40 had the issue with the NVME/M.2 not being detected.

Any issues with OC on the later BIOS that you've tested?
Currently on F42d (not F42a like my previous post, mixed up things), but I tested literally every BIOS that ever existed for this board, and my NVMe drive was always installed and recognized.

I don't have a 3rd Gen CPU, but I believe compatibility issues were resolved from F41 and onwards.

OC issues have resolved for me from F40 and onwards, but I have a very particular setup (probably the worst case scenario):

2700X at 4.2GHz
Vcore 1.3750v on BIOS
VSOC in AUTO
LLC in Turbo

G.Skill TridentZ 3200Mhz
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Latencies: 16-16-16-36 (from XMP)
CR2 - GDM Disabled
ProcODT: 48 Ohms
DDR voltage: 1.32v in BIOS - anything more or less brings instability
VTT DDR: 0.66v

VRM needs forced ventilation, otherwise it exceeds 90°C.

That configuration is stable for whatever I throw in, including Linpack, AIDA64, Cinebench R20, etc.
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