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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme4 FX-8350 Unstable with Stock Settings

    Beta Bios 2.20A (from ASRock website) had no impact on the problem. I don't know if the bios that Emily from ASRock said she had available is different as I have not heard from her with a copy of the beta bios she referred to.

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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme4 FX-8350 Unstable with Stock Settings

    Dear all,

    Sorry for the late reply.
    Because we did more test with the beta BIOS before, we spent some time double checking the BIOS.

    For this issue, please kindly update 970 Extreme4 BIOS L2.21B from below link to try.
    Link: http://download.asrock.com/bios/AM3+...L2.21B)ROM.zip

    After testing the BIOS, please kindly provide the test result for me.

    If any question, please let me know.
    Thank you very much!

    Have a nice day
    ASRock TSD
    Emily
    Last edited by ASRock TSD - Emily; 01-15-2013 at 07:14 PM.

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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme4 FX-8350 Unstable with Stock Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by ASRock TSD - Emily View Post
    Dear all,

    Sorry for the late reply.
    Because we did more test with the beta BIOS before, we spent some time double checking the BIOS.

    For this issue, please kindly update 970 Extreme4 BIOS L2.21B from below link to try.
    Link: http://download.asrock.com/bios/AM3+...L2.21B)ROM.zip

    After testing the BIOS, please kindly provide the test result for me.

    If any question, please let me know.
    Thank you very much!

    Have a nice day
    ASRock TSD
    Emily
    I upgraded Bios to this one. Will inform later if it helped or not. Thank you.

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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme4 FX-8350 Unstable with Stock Settings

    The beta bios 2.21B seems to work better.

    With stock settings Prime95 has run without issue for about 20 hours.

    I noted that the idle voltages are much higher than before also (which might be how they fixed the problem)
    idle voltage is 1.416 according to the bios
    during a 1 core stress test the voltage was 1.42V
    during an 8 core stress test the voltage was nominally 1.33 to 1.36 but dipped as low as 1.296. CPU temp was about the same as I have seen at 75C with the stock cooler.

    So in short I think this does address the problem with stability of the processors. I have only tried this on one of the 3 systems so far.

    One other note is that I still had to overvoltage the 1866 memory which is rated for 1.5V. It needs to be run at 1.65V. Given that the board is rated for 1333 memory (which works fine) I don't think I'd fault ASRock on that.
    Last edited by pmarcus; 01-16-2013 at 09:14 PM. Reason: updated prime95 test

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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme4 FX-8350 Unstable with Stock Settings

    Indeed it is working much stable on 2.21B Bios on stock settings. I have been running OCCT burn and Intel Burn test for about 3 hours and everything is fine. Will let it run overnight to see the results. I didn't even changed any setting for RAM, everything is by default.

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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme4 FX-8350 Unstable with Stock Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by Arni View Post
    Indeed it is working much stable on 2.21B Bios on stock settings. I have been running OCCT burn and Intel Burn test for about 3 hours and everything is fine. Will let it run overnight to see the results. I didn't even changed any setting for RAM, everything is by default.

    ASRock 970 Extreme4 FX-8350 Unstable with Stock Settings-photo-16-01-13-1-58-34-pm-jpg

    Guys the result seem to good so far...will leave it on Over night to see if it pass 15hour prime 95 test!!

    will keep sending the result, Fx8150 with stock setting and BETA BIOS L2.21B

    everything stock no adjustment made at all!!


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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme4 FX-8350 Unstable with Stock Settings

    Dear all,

    Thanks for the detailed test result and the help!

    If any question, please feel free to let me know.
    Thanks!

    Have a nice day
    ASRock TSD
    Emily
    Last edited by ASRock TSD - Emily; 01-17-2013 at 06:03 PM.

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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme4 FX-8350 Unstable with Stock Settings

    I had the same issue with ASRock 970 Extreme4 (BIOS v2.20) and a brand-new FX-8350. The same system setup was rock-stable with my old Phenom II 965 X4.

    Upgrading BIOS to v2.21B seems to have resolved this issue. Now my system seems stable and Prime95 hasn't produced any error for 1 hour (or so) at stock (auto) settings,
    while previously some applications would rarely hang, and Prime95 produced errors within seconds/minutes.

    Notes:
    Using XMP Profile 1.2 / Memory speed @DDR3-1600 / Auto memory timings.
    Max CPU temperature ~67 Celcius under full load / Zalman CNPS10X Extreme PWM Setting = Low (Max ~1600RPM).
    Disabled CPU thermal throttling.

    I will try to leave my system running overnight (at least 12 hours) and report the results.

    Thanks Emily!
    Last edited by MadMaxx; 01-18-2013 at 03:14 AM.

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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme4 FX-8350 Unstable with Stock Settings

    My system has been running burn tests for about 2 days already without stopping and it seems everything is working fine. Thank you Emily. BTW it would interesting to know what was the problem that was fixed in this bios. If it is possible could you please let us know.

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    Default Re: ASRock 970 Extreme4 FX-8350 Unstable with Stock Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by MadMaxx View Post
    I had the same issue with ASRock 970 Extreme4 (BIOS v2.20) and a brand-new FX-8350. The same system setup was rock-stable with my old Phenom II 965 X4.

    Upgrading BIOS to v2.21B seems to have resolved this issue. Now my system seems stable and Prime95 hasn't produced any error for 1 hour (or so) at stock (auto) settings,
    while previously some applications would rarely hang, and Prime95 produced errors within seconds/minutes.

    Notes:
    Using XMP Profile 1.2 / Memory speed @DDR3-1600 / Auto memory timings.
    Max CPU temperature ~67 Celcius under full load / Zalman CNPS10X Extreme PWM Setting = Low (Max ~1600RPM).
    Disabled CPU thermal throttling.

    I will try to leave my system running overnight (at least 12 hours) and report the results.

    Thanks Emily!
    guys and Emily we have test the FX8150 + 970 EXTREME 4 over 20 hour PRIME 95 PASS

    here is the result

    ASRock 970 Extreme4 FX-8350 Unstable with Stock Settings-screendump-jpg


    How ever i would still like to know what has been fix and what is the original Problem??

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