Buildzoid Revisits ASRock X370 Taichi, Plus AMD Ryzen OC Tips

The latest video from Buildzoid returns to the topic of the ASRock X370 Taichi motherboard, the board that was doing a good job of driving him crazy just a week or so ago. The great news is that ASRock got in touch with Buildzoid and then returned to the drawing board to produce a new and improved BIOS which addresses the bugs that were ruining the OC experience in the initial release. It’s now possible to adjust core voltage and frequency settings without having to re-input all other settings. Kudos for ASRock for responding to criticism in a positive way, taking the feedback from Buildzoid and using it to quickly improve their product.

In a previous video Buildzoid showed us his technique for adding a Vcore measurement line to the ASRock X370 Taichi board. In this video we get to see it an action, including a comparison of the readings that are taken from the CPU VRM, the measurement line, which is connected to the CPU area on the reverse of the board and the readings that we get in BIOS. What we find, unsurprisingly is that all the reading differ just a little, a fact that underlines the benefits of having a Vcore measurement line which is considered by most overclockers to be the most reliable.

We also get some more advice and learnings from Buildzoid regarding the very general and broad topic of AMD Ryzen overclocking. One topic of interest remains DDR4 overclocking, an area where many AMD enthusiasts are having issues. Buildzoid reveals his general strategy and goes through the settings he uses to get the most out of his Ryzen 7 1800X rig.

As always, catch the latest video from Buildzoid here on the Actually Hardcore Overclocking YouTube channel.

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