Powerspec G167 Ryzen 5 Desktop and Windows 11


I recently picked up a discounted G167 from Microcenter to use as a platform for some minor upgrades etc. Out of the box, great PC with Windows 10. I decided to take the Windows 11 plunge and rolled the dice to see if the TPM microcode issue that plagued older firmware ( 1.3 installed) was an issue and it seems it may be. Its annoying I can't upgrade this firmware via Powerspec/Microcenter. The PC definitely has these stall states that occur fairly regularly to the point where its a hindrance. Wondering if anyone has gone to ASRock, etc to overwrite Powerspec firmware and if they were successful or if that is something Powerspec would do on a case by case basis or via their support/service? I don't intend to do so if its possible I'll brick the computer. The ASRock site itself isn't extremely helpful other than showing the succession of firmwares after 1.3 where they likely updated the microcode to take care of this AMD issue. Any feedback is appreciated.


  • Shoan041
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    Windows 11 has been having known large slow down issues with Ryzen processors, including the new 7000 series. It may be a product of that relationship. I'm staying on Windows 10 for now myself because of these problems.

  • PowerSpec_MikeW
    PowerSpec_MikeW PowerSpec Engineer
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    edited November 2022


    You can flash an ASRock BIOS into the board, we don't in anyway block it. There is always a small risk with flashing a board, unless you lose power or intentionally shut off the system failures are rare. Could you describe when you're seeing the stutters and what you're doing when this occurs? I'll try to recreate it. The issue was supposed to be resolved in AGESA This would be BIOS 1.50 or above on the ASRock B550M-C.

    Service can update the BIOS for you. Is the system still under the manufacturer warranty?

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