AGESA B BIOS "upgrade" borked

Discussion created by nec_v20 on Nov 8, 2019
Latest reply on Dec 23, 2019 by psikotic

I just got the GigaByte X570 AURUS XTREME board a couple of days ago.

Before this I had (and have) the GigaByte X470 AURUS Gaming 7 WiFi and I have discussed my experience with this board and the 3600X I have extensively in the thread Definitive guide to configuring the Ryzen 3900X 

Running my 3600X (which I got to gain experience with the Ryzen 3000 series CPUs) I had no problems to speak of on the X470 Board. It was running ABBA BIOS.

When I got the X570 board I flashed the backup BIOS to ABBA (F5b) and the main BIOS to B (F10A)

On the newest BIOS I have had nothing but grief trying to configure the BIOS, even something as innocuous as setting the XMP profile causes the board to go nuts.

I switched over to the secondary BIOS with ABBA BIOS and have no problems with the RAM whatsoever.

The RAM I have is four DIMMS of Team Group Edition TDPGD416G3600HC16ADC01 3600 16-16-16-36 and had absolutely no issues with it - even overclocking it to 3733 16-16-16-32 - on the X470 board.

I looked at the GigaByte site and found others who seem to have problems since "upgrading" their BIOS to the new B version and I have to agree with those who say it is borked.


Whenever I set the XMP profile of the RAM on B, the board goes into a round of what I assume is RAM training when it reboots and at some point just hangs, BIOS error 22 is displayed quite often, but not always.


The problem is that I will be getting the 3950X CPU when it comes out at the end of this month and a pre-requisite for running this CPU according to AMD is the BIOS version B.