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Ong J.

Ong J.

Joined on 05/15/06

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Awesome!

AMD Ryzen 5 2nd Gen - RYZEN 5 2600X Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+) 6-Core 3.6 GHz (4.2 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 95W YD260XBCAFBOX Desktop Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 2nd Gen - RYZEN 5 2600X Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+) 6-Core 3.6 GHz (4.2 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 95W YD260XBCAFBOX Desktop Processor

Pros: - Installs flawlessly on my motherboard - Extremely fast!

Cons: - Does not do time-travel

Decent piece of motherboard for the price

ASRock AB350 Pro4 AM4 AMD Promontory B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock AB350 Pro4 AM4 AMD Promontory B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: - Came pre-flashed with 4.60 bios, worked with my Ryzen 5 2600X - Lots of USB ports - VR ready - Works on Windows 7

Cons: - Read below

Overall Review: Had some problems making it work initially as it won't boot up. Initially I thought the motherboard didn't came pre-flashed with the latest bios, so I tried to get help from local tech stores to flash, but unfortunately, no local tech stores in my area carry AM4 chips. Contacted AMD and ASRock local office here and both refuse/unable to help at all. I was starting to lose hope and almost submitted for RMA, but I decided to try again, reinstall everything from scratch. Suddenly it powered on, but froze in the bios screen. But good news is, now I know it will boot up somehow. So I tried to make sure every plug is plugged in firmly, and powered on the system again a couple of times. After probably 20 tries, it finally powered on again and I quickly went into the bios to flash 4.60 to 4.70, I pre-downloaded from Asrock's website into a thumbdrive. From there, everything worked smoothly. Booted into my old SSD running Windows 7, and went ahead and installed all the drivers. Everything worked except USB 3. So I went and download the latest beta "All-in-One" drivers from Asrock and browse to install the drivers manually via device manager, and it worked. Overall, I got it to work but not after spending almost the whole day time on it. The bios screen offers tons of configuration options and recognized all my hardware devices now. Awesome once you make it work!

Works perfectly!

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX (AMD Ryzen Ready) 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) AMD Optimized Desktop Memory Model CMK16GX4M2Z2666C16
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX (AMD Ryzen Ready) 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) AMD Optimized Desktop Memory Model CMK16GX4M2Z2666C16

Pros: - Good RAM For the price - Works on my Ryzen 5 2600x and ASRock B350 motherboard perfectly

Cons: - None