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ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Pro Gaming Motherboard Review (Page 7)

Steven Bassiri | May 8, 2017 at 08:08 am CDT - 1 min, 7 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASRock

Overclocking Results

CPU Overclocking

AMD's Ryzen platform is quite new; AMD and its partners are working very hard on fixing issues and getting things to work across the board. The CPU also doesn't validate that much higher than its maximum stable frequency. Memory overclocking is topped at 3200MHz on most motherboards, and bus adjustment is also very tricky. Don't get me wrong, the CPU can overclock, mine does 4.0GHz, and the best I can get a kit is to 3000MHz. I will go through and tell you exactly what I did to achieve my maximum stable overclock, and as AMD's ecosystem of compatible memory kits becomes larger, I will add in a memory compatibility section.

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The Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming is easy to overclock; you only need to set the CPU frequency and then enter a VCore if you want. The motherboard chose 1.35v for me, and that is the right voltage for 4GHz. With the new BIOS updates (or many my CPU's IMC is degrading) I am no longer to get my kit to 2933Mhz on the new motherboards I am reviewing, but I was able to boot with 2933Mhz with this motherboard. However, that speed was unstable, and I ended up doing 2666Mhz just like on the other three new AMD motherboards I have reviewed.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Steven Bassiri

Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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