Report 29 Jan
I'm new to MSI and this community, but have been a long time PC building enthusiast. I have been using an X670E ACE motherboard since the beginning of this year and troubleshooting some issues with the tech support team. Let me start by sharing the spec of my current system as suggested in the posting guide:
Board: MSI MEG X670E ACE (7D69-005R)
BIOS: 7D69v153 (not a typo)
VGA: EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING (24G-P5-3987-KR)
PSU: Silverstone SFX-L SST-SX1000-LPT (83.3A 12v rail)
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 7950X (100-100000514WOF)
Memory: 2x32GB, 6000MHz G.Skill Trident Z5 NEO (F5-6000J3040G32GX2-TZ5N) (Photo attached)
SSD1: Intel Optane P5800X 800GB U.2 (SSDPF21Q800GB01)
SSD2: Samsung 970 EVO 2TB M.2 (MZ-V7E2T0BW)
Cooler: Noctua NH-D12L
Keyboard: Iqunix F97
Mouse: Logitech MX Master 3
Overclock: None, everything at stock
OS: Windows 10 64bit Professional 22H2
The only bug that I have encountered that has been fixed is, that in BIOS versions prior to v1.53, if you disable the HD Audio Controller in UEFI then it also disables the Bluetooth adaptor (yes really, try it for yourself!)
However the following issues are still outstanding and I don't feel like I'm making much progress with MSI tech support, hence my reaching out here to see if I can get any community input:
- If integrated graphics are disabled then the computer cannot shut down. All monitors and peripherals power down but the LEDs and system fans stay running indefinitely until the computer is manually powered down. Replicate by clearing CMOS, disabling Integrated Graphics in UEFI, booting into Windows and then shutting down the computer.
- As discussed earlier in this thread, S3 Sleep mode is not available in BIOS versions prior to v1.51. Sleep mode is available in newer versions however for me when I wake the computer again I receive an "EA" debug code (S3 Resume Boot Script Error) and all system fans spin up to 100% duty cycle, and stay there until the computer is rebooted or shut down. This issue is present immediately after clearing CMOS and making no further changes.
- Enabling AMD EXPO dramatically increases boot time. If CMOS is cleared and the computer boots, it takes around 27 seconds for me to reach the Windows login page. If EXPO is enabled it takes at least 72 seconds, over 60 second of which is just waiting for POST. I was hoping for much faster speeds than this given I splashed out on a tasty Optane SSD, and I feel there is definitely room for improvement.
I would welcome any input and look forward to being part of this community!
My system specs are as follows:
: MSI MEG X670E ACE (7D69-005R)
: 7D69v153 (not a typo) in 2nd bios and 7D69v131 in 1st bios
: AMD Radeon GB 6900XT Xtreme Waterforce WB
: Corsair HX11200i
: AMD Ryzen 9 7950X (100-100000514WOF)
: 2x32GB, 6400MHz G.Skill Trident Z5 NEO (F5-6400J3239G16GX2-TZ5RK) and 2x32GB, 6000MHz G.Skill Trident Z5 NEO (F5-6000J3038F16GX2-TZ5NR)
Currently using the 6400 memory kit but both kits run pretty the same at 6200 in the system.
: Samsung 980 PRO 2TB
: Samsung 980 PRO 2TB
Samsung 980 PRO 1TB
: Custom water cooling
: Logitech G815
: Logitech G502 HERO
: PBO with CO or using eClk1 set to 103.24MHz with PBO and CO
: Windows 11 64bit Professional 22H2
I do not experience your shutdown issue when integrated graphics is disabled. Both of my monitors shutdown when I shutdown the computer.
I do not use sleep, so comment on this feature.
Not using EXPO with either memory kit, only the neo version has expo. However my boot times are still longer than what I experiencing with bios v131
There are other bios issues I have identified in another thread for this particular MB.
For those that my be interested, my OC changing the base clock results in about 2-3% performance improvement using less voltage.