I guess I'm the only person having good lock with the last update but be thankful it could be worse as you got people missing bios and the ability to bypass their no back flash crap with a Google search unlike msi which never warned me and left me with a warm paper weight as everything I tried couldn't play a single game of anything without crashing even after using bios defaults with default 2133 ram it would crash randomly in 1 out of 3 games, couldn't get tech support because they don't have email and couldn't sign up for online as all 3 methods of verifying my board failed to do so and telephone was during work hours so no go there and a couple weeks after getting an update they failed to warn me about no roll backs my motherboard fried out no way to RMA so i primed me an Asus prime-a which up until now didn't hold a candle to my msi bios v18 and possibly surpassed it as booting was tough on my msi that was the only setback. With the last Asus bios i may not get as high of benchmarks as the other board but everything runs smoothly to where it's an unnoticed difference. Ram finally up to advertised oc speed which timings look almost spot on with the timing i ended getting on the old board running it at 3466, achieving 124% on userbenchmark, prime 95 blend test 16 hours and never crashed because of anything but pushing the gpu too hard when i forgot to switch gaming profiles. I've learned a lot since then and I just want to know why everybody is so obsessed with oc the cpu when they do so well now days on their own? I did it for months in end trying to suck it to the Intel boys who trolled me for asking or trying to help others by pointing out ignorances and honestly as far as gaming if i slapped my 980 into my fx4300 the i doubt i would lose more than 15 frames max and having a 60hz 4k tv i got plenty more to spare as even in games such as rocket league and pubg I frame lock my card at 60fps and am able to running everything in ultra settings at 4k with mlaa aliasing with 125 or whatever max screen scaling is on pubg and I've never seen it hit 59 fps other than when loading into the match or menus. Ive had mine as high as 4.175 game stable 4.075 p95 stable with faster ram speeds and all that ended up giving me in the 2 games I'm currently glued to was a lousy 3-5 fps while the heat, voltage and overall stress i put on the machine was astronomical. Now I run stock clocks with boost and c-state both enabled with the ryzen balanced or performance power plan with the gpu frame locked at 60 as i want 4k not screen torn micro studdering blurry garbage that does a little better with camera shake but gets beaten in every other aspect pretty much. My 1600x never bottlenecks, scales up to 4090 on multiple cores while running the others at least at 3.596 under load and down scales into the the high 1ghz area when idle no problem and I got to say life has never been better i almost reset spending literally 100's of hours tweaking, modding, shaving timings, experimenting with all the features in different combos but at the same time a little piece of me really enjoys it and time tends to fly by. If you ask me i say anything over 3.8ghz with 2800ddr4 is unnoticeable in gaming and chances are if you just make a good gpu bios mod that takes your card to the 90% max limit mark on your gpu and don't have an expensive 240hz monitor you might as well just save your system and electrical bill all that torture and first try simply getting a software client for your card that will frame lock it to the true hz of your video source. I have an evga 980 ftw v1 and i use precision ocx only to frame lock gpu while the app doesn't do anything else as i feel bios oc is a better and proper form than software is. Honestly give the new bios a shot from default settings with the docp oc preset a try once with a -.0750 on cpu, regular loadlines for cpu/soc, 250 for the frequency wave, extreme for the power supply, boost enabled, c-state enabled, apache enabled, iommu disabled or enabled if you want makes no difference unless your running a vm, set memory interleaving to channel as that's the most common for ddr ram, leave the rest auto and save you might just be surprised at how much oc actually harmed or influenced your machine for the worse even though your benchmarks kept getting higher and higher before. Thanks ASUS for getting my Ryzen 1600x v1 running perfectly I'm now able to game worry free for years now without having to buy another 400 dollar console every 3 years that offer sub par gfx, gameplay, charge for online gaming and invade my privacy.