What do you mean by clean BIOS update? Does it also reset your CMOS settings?
For me, the BIOS flashback is necessary if the normal update has failed in the middle or the old BIOS does not support your brandnew CPU and you have to update it somehow.
my mother board has started showing QCode d3 this will start showing a few minutes after startup when it was initially QCode AA, after checking asus codes it states that it means Some of the architectural protocols are not available, but what does that actually mean in laymans terms?, only change made was updating AMD display driver 6900xt and I dont really want to roll back to previous driver as this latest one has fixes i need for other problems. TIA for any and all advice
It's about latest beta drivers. 20.8.1, latest stable 20.6 are ok. d3 is informational code from what I read and it's nothing to worry about. I face it on my new 6800XT.
Qcode D3 means some of the Architectural Protocols are not available. That is information from it.
On reddit people say, that face this problem with Ryzen and Nvidia driver. So may be is CPU dependent, than AMD driver issue. Latter will try latest 4010 beta BIOS.
Also this is in official notes by AMD:
After updating to the latest RadeonÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ Adrenalin software, a D3 information code is seen on some motherboards. However, AMD has not identified any issues pertaining to it ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ it is an information code and not an error code.
I too have issues with this BIOS - although mine is a brand new build - I never had a previous BIOS, and went straight to 3801 (Beta).
I have an X570-E Gaming with Ryzen 5900x. I cannot get an HP Reverb G2 to work ... I am constantly getting the 7-14 error (could not detect VR headset). It works on a prevous PC. The PC obviously detects it to a point because it starts the install procedure. Unplug/replug - no joy. Different USB sockets - no joy. Also, sometimes when plugging the Reverb in my mouse would dissappear, and would only come back with a hardware restart. FYI, the Reverb works fine when plugged in to an external hub.
I'm also having intermittent (but frequent) issues with a WDD Black SATA HDD not being properly detected. It is showing up in Windows as an unknown device, and in Disk Manager as an uninitialized disk. I cant see it in the BIOS either - all the entries for SATA are blank, although the BIOS detects my 2 x NVMe drives with no issue. The WDD Black has all the content from my old PC, so I'd prefer not to have to blow it away and reinitialize.
I raised a ticket with ASUS Support, and they recommended to go back to 3603.
Question - if I do this do I need to downgrade the AMD chipset driver, or is it ok to leave that at 220.127.116.111?