Changed my mind again, I think.
Seems like a lot of people are still having issues with these new AMD boards. Twice I've tried building an AMD system and had issues and what I experienced is still happening to others. Issues with RAM, booting/restarts, and random crashes. I really can't deal with that headache again and I'd be a fool to try a third time. So I'm thinking about sticking with Intel BUT it seems they have issues too!
For starters, the CPU mount doesn't hold it properly so you almost need to buy a contact frame. It's about £15 so it's not about the cost but I shouldn't need to do that. Also, you have to screw it a certain way or it could causing booting issues lol. AND these CPUs run HOT and suck insane power. There is no way I'm buying an AIO cooler. It's not happening. I'm willing to buy a Noctua NH-D15 air cooler but it looks like that can't even keep the CPUs in check. I'm wanting a 13900K or 13900KS.
So far the pros and cons:
pros: cheaper, i can keep my current cooler as i have an AM4 mount. offer good gaming performance. uses less power and runs cooler.
cons: difficult finding fast RAM at 64GB. lots of bugs and instability
pros: best gaming performance (so far) and seems more stable
cons: more expensive, hotter, and uses more power. need a contact frame and possibly an AIO. at the very least I need to buy a new air cooler or a new mount for my existing one.
I'm thinking about just giving up my search for a new CPU for now. Might be best to give AM5 more time to mature or hope that Intel fixes the mounting issue and (don't laugh) release a CPU that doesn't run as hot. I don't know what to do.
I believe the settings you want to adjust to improve boot times is called Memory Context Restore. I guess each BIOS will have a different name but it's something like that you want to toggle.
Saw it mentioned by some posts online as I was research about motherboards.