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Asus Strix X470-F Gaming owners thread

AniChatt
Level 9
Hello guys, I am starting this thread for all Stix X470-F owners to discuss their overclock settings, issues etc. So that everyone get help quickly in a organised way. Installed my old 1600x in this mobo with 4011 bios and flareX 3200 with default docp and it works just fine without any issues so far. One thing to mention The board pushes 1.15v soc default docp profile. Is it normal seems a bit high for me as I have upgraded from B350-F gaming.
However a small issue I believe, the asus lighting control is not behaving normal. I mean just after login to windows it is taking a bit time to start (5min) before that if I try to on Lighting Control by clicking it, program crash window appears after few seconds. But when it starts on it's own then I can open asus lighting control. Anyone experiencing similar issue???
Also tried to use older version.
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timiman
Level 7

I'm using 4-pin PWM fans for case and CPU and like that they are setup in BIOS.
The fact is that the latest BIOS version which had perfect fan control without any issues was 4804. From then and on every new BIOS had the issues of random 0 RPMs or full RPMs.

Weird, i got that issue with earlier bios version actually XD. But resetting defaults bios settings, save, restart and set everything manually again fixed it on my end 

timiman
Level 7

I've found out that the Asus WMI version was changed after 4804. There is a note in github of FanControl app (for the ASUS WMI plugin), saying that it supports X470-F with 50xx BIOS version and newer (Asus WMI GEN2).

On the other hand, only full RPM for the CPU fan is occuring with latest BIOS, every 3-4 hours.

timiman
Level 7

Quick update after some emails to Asus support, regarding my fans issues.
They are unable to give me a solution of going back to 4804 due to the reason that the motherboard does not have a flashback feature.
They never replied to my solution of giving me a BIOS that will allow to flash an earlier BIOS but they telling me to send over the motherboard for service! And that without any information from my side of connected fans, fan type, which fan connectors etc. And general they did not ask me for any information regarding my issue, so for them to replicate it and -why not- fix in next BIOS version.
How this is going to help me better and faster from a unlocked BIOS version to allow me to return to 4804 which has no fan issues at all ?
Typical scripted support answers without any meaning. They also purposed to reinstall Windows to see if the fan issue will resolve itself!!! It is 100% clear that the BIOSes after 4804 have fan control issues under circumstances and to be exact the Asus WMI is crashing randomly, leaving the fans in their fate of spinning full or not at all!
That was for me then. I'll never use a Asus motherboard again as it seems their after sales support is scripted to waste the time of users, making them to skip support and buy new hardware.
I know some of you do not have issues -for now, but when the time comes to ask for support, you will come to the place I am right now.

caas
Level 7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzqwjVDKAnU

I remember this from somewhere in this thread. You can downgrade to anything if you just use the AMI framework.

This video shows how to downgrade an AMD bios/Agesa. Sometimes a new bios can bring problems, so it's useful to be able to downgrade. This video is for AMD motherboards that use an ami bios (American Megatrends Inc) as many x370, x470 and b350 boards use. Please, if you can and want to support the

timiman
Level 7

Seems a valid way to go back to 4804, but I'm not sure if TPM will break access to O/S after the downgrade.
Should I disable TPM before the downgrade or not ?🤔

I dont know the answer to that. Though my understanding of TPM I dont see a reason why it would do that.

timiman
Level 7

There is a possibility for the given guide to not work due to the BIOS format of the motherboard. There are '4804.cap' and not '4804.rom'.
Reading more deeper for that, converting .cap BIOS to .rom hides greater risks and possible will brick the motherboard with error -43.
Thanks for the hints though caas.

Niptech
Level 8

At worse you can flash the bios chip using a programmer (avoid CH341a) and an SPI cable adapter (search for 1005003066966123 in AliExpress)
Asus CAP file can be easily converted to ROM file using UEFITool.
The only concern is to recover beforehand the UUID MAC & MB Serial before flashing the bios, which can be done easily using FD44Editor.
Values can be easily extracted using this shell script (save as CMD file).

x470-F-GAMING.jpg

Also, this might help you understand the idea better: