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BSOD when BCLK is at 100 on B660-F

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Some months ago i updated my BIOS to 2212, to unlock the 6000MHz XMP, and since then i cant keep the BCLK at 100, the system boots up normally but then it starts having random BSOD, crashes on normal apps, errors in tests like Cinebench.

The solution that i found was to keep the BCLK at 96.0 and then i can even select any XMP profile (4800, 5600, 6000) that the system will run just fine.

I already tried disabling XMP, updating BIOS again, doing an undervolt, lowering the CPU and Cache Target Frequency to match the value when lowering BCLK, setting the core ratio manually but nothing worked.

According to the board site, the 2212 update cannot be rollback, so im stuck with every version after that.

Sorry for my english, its not my primary language. If you need any more info, please let me know.

CPU: i7 13700k (Stock);
Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix B660-F GAMING WI-FI with latest BIOS (3010);
RAM: 2x8GB Kingston DDR5 6000MHz (KF560C40BBAK2-16) (A_2 and B_2);
GPU: MSI RTX 3060 Ti;
Cooler: Corsair H150i Elite Cappelix;
PSU: XPG Core Reactor 850w


Customer Service Agent

Hello, @luckzada 

Based on your description, it seems that adjusting the BCLK to 96.0 is more stable under the 2212 BIOS.

The latest BIOS version for the ROG STRIX B660-F GAMING WIFI is 3010, released on December 20, 2023.
You may consider updating to this version and checking for stability, or stick with the BIOS version and settings that provide stable operation.

Thank you.

Exactly, after updating to BIOS 2212 setting the BCLK to 96.0 is the only way to run it properly.

I tried updating to the latest and it did not help, i still have tons of BSODs even at stock settings.

Customer Service Agent

Hello, @luckzada 

This indicates that your hardware and configuration parameters are more stable under a specific BIOS version.
Based on this, we suggest you consider maintaining the specific BIOS version and related settings for overclocking.

Thank you.