MSI b350m gaming pro £61.14 on Amazon prime now
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MSI b350m gaming pro £61.14 on Amazon prime now

£61.14£7518%Amazon Deals
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Found 23rd Jan
2881903.jpgSaw this on Amazon prime now. Only mentioning as significantly cheaper than on normal Amazon and any other retailer. I like MSI motherboards due to features such as Boot2bios and other stuff. Not bad of you want a cheap Ryzen motherboard.
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I have this board, bought for about the same back when Ryzen was newish (open box).

Can't OC my 1600 much on it(best I can get is 3.7), though that's probably the chip's fault.
Also can only reach 2933 stably with my 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance 3200, any higher and cold bootups become irratic.
Though there are many revisions of these dimms, and the ones with Hynix chips(as mine are) struggle on all Ryzen boards not just MSI.

Other than that, perfectly adequate board.
There've been several bios updates over the months, but none recently.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 23rd Jan
TehJumpingJawa10 m ago

I have this board, bought for about the same back when Ryzen was newish …I have this board, bought for about the same back when Ryzen was newish (open box).Can't OC my 1600 much on it(best I can get is 3.7), though that's probably the chip's fault. Also can only reach 2933 stably with my 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance 3200, any higher and cold bootups become irratic.Though there are many revisions of these dimms, and the ones with Hynix chips(as mine are) struggle on all Ryzen boards not just MSI.Other than that, perfectly adequate board. There've been several bios updates over the months, but none recently.


Since over clocking ram doesn't reap much benefit, in fact next to none then no need to worry to eek out any more.
Kulaak3 m ago

Since over clocking ram doesn't reap much benefit, in fact next to none …Since over clocking ram doesn't reap much benefit, in fact next to none then no need to worry to eek out any more.


you are incorrect - Ryzen's infinity fabric relies on fast RAM.
adamspencer954 m ago

you are incorrect - Ryzen's infinity fabric relies on fast RAM.


How fast & why? What benefit does this give?
Kulaak2 m ago

How fast & why? What benefit does this give?


faster the better. the two dies communicate via an 'infinity fabric' which utilises fast memory. slower memory = slower communication = lower performance.

can have a fairly big impact on performance going from 2400 to 3200mhz, for example. in some cases around 10% if i remember correctly.
TehJumpingJawa36 m ago

I have this board, bought for about the same back when Ryzen was newish …I have this board, bought for about the same back when Ryzen was newish (open box).Can't OC my 1600 much on it(best I can get is 3.7), though that's probably the chip's fault. Also can only reach 2933 stably with my 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance 3200, any higher and cold bootups become irratic.Though there are many revisions of these dimms, and the ones with Hynix chips(as mine are) struggle on all Ryzen boards not just MSI.Other than that, perfectly adequate board. There've been several bios updates over the months, but none recently.


I used the same ram on 2 * Asrock Pro4 b350m (was about £60) builds and got stable at 3200. Although as you say, could have been the revision I got.

At stock voltage with Ryzen 1700 (stock cooler) one PC is stable at 3.6 and the other at 3.9. no doubt I could get more if I got an after market cooler and bumped the voltage to 1.35.
adamspencer9513 h, 54 m ago

faster the better. the two dies communicate via an 'infinity fabric' which …faster the better. the two dies communicate via an 'infinity fabric' which utilises fast memory. slower memory = slower communication = lower performance.can have a fairly big impact on performance going from 2400 to 3200mhz, for example. in some cases around 10% if i remember correctly.


This is correct. The infinity fabric runs at 0.5 X RAM speed, so the faster the ram, the faster the cores communicate with each other.

That's why Ryzen speed is so ram dependant.

For the sake of fairness, intel 8th gen CPU's are also affected by RAM speeds, but anything over 2800-3000mhz with them yields far lower returns compared to Ryzen.
TehJumpingJawa23rd Jan

I have this board, bought for about the same back when Ryzen was newish …I have this board, bought for about the same back when Ryzen was newish (open box).Can't OC my 1600 much on it(best I can get is 3.7), though that's probably the chip's fault. Also can only reach 2933 stably with my 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance 3200, any higher and cold bootups become irratic.Though there are many revisions of these dimms, and the ones with Hynix chips(as mine are) struggle on all Ryzen boards not just MSI.Other than that, perfectly adequate board. There've been several bios updates over the months, but none recently.


Waiting for a BIOS update as the lack of ability to OC the Ryzen platform is becoming frustrating. Had a few issues here and there which are annoying to me - like you have - but wouldn't be deemed an issue to other users.

OCing the RAM has been an issue for me - stuck at 2400mhz but opted for 32gb as I mainly edit video on my rig rather than game.

I probably wouldn't opt for this board personally, but it's a good price for those looking for an entry in the Ryzen platform.
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