Did you or somebody you realize construct an AMD Ryzen machine solely to be annoyed by unusual stuttering points? These issues have at all times existed in sure Ryzen techniques, however solely with the discharge of Windows 11 did the difficulty come to the forefront, as a result of Windows 11 mandates the usage of a Trusted Platform Module (TPM).

If you do not have a bodily TPM gadget, you’ll be able to allow emulation of the function by means of your system firmware, generally known as the “fTPM.” Ryzen machines help fTPM, however on some techniques, enabling it causes weird, periodic stutters that trigger the complete machine to hold up briefly. These stutters do not simply interrupt gameplay however any exercise in any respect on the machine together with movies, music, or simply moving the mouse round.

It was a pernicious challenge, however of us narrowed it all the way down to the fTPM function very early this yr. You can resolve the issue by putting in a bodily discrete TPM, however these could be briefly provide after scalpers purchased up remaining shares attributable to Windows 11’s imminent launch final yr. You can even resolve the issue by merely disabling fTPM help, which might be what nearly all of Ryzen customers ought to do seeing as they’re in all probability nonetheless utilizing Windows 10. (Note that disabling fTPM help will make your machine unbootable in case you are utilizing Bitlocker drive encryption!)
A bodily discrete TPM. Never seen one, have you ever?

AMD introduced that it believed it had discovered the foundation reason for the issue early in March, however stated that firmware updates would not be prepared earlier than early May. Indeed, some distributors have printed updates that purport to resolve the issue. Well now, AMD’s come out and stated that it has shipped mounted firmware together with AGESA model to the motherboard producers. Essentially, it is of their fingers now.

With that in thoughts, for those who’re experiencing this stutter, or for those who merely need to improve to Windows 11 and do not need to undergo the stutter, head to your motherboard producer’s web site and search for the most recent BIOS update. Not each vendor has up to date each board—notably, this writer’s ASRock X570 Taichi hasn’t gotten an update but—but it surely appears to be like like nearly all of ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI boards utilizing X570 and B550 chipsets have been up to date. Let’s hope the remaining can get the brand new firmware mounted up quickly.