Well, that sucks! How long did you have the board and what was wrong with the nic? Asking because every now and then the top nic looses connection and I have to disable and enable it in the OS to get it working again.
You won't reach the maximum core-speeds without adjusting some things in the Bios. First of all, set the cTDP and PPLC to the max wattage of your CPU. Next, set the Determinism Control to Performance.
Reboot and see what that does. I'm still fiddling with other settings (DF Cstates and CCLK) to...
New Bios & BMC Firmware available to download: ASRock Rack > ROMED8-2T
Bios 3.20 => Support EPYC7002 and EPYC7003 series CPUs (EPYC7001 is not supported)
BMC 01.19.00 => Init some PWM registers.
Not installed myself yet, ´because it ain´t broke, I´m not needing to fix it....
I have the same cooler as you do and a 7313p. Did load&stress test and with all cores running at max speed, the Noctua kept them at around 53-55C. I have it mounted in a 'desktop' case, but during testing it was flat on the table. I think you won't get into heating trouble.
What I would do is...
I used a 'thread-ripper' torque wrench, but you can clearly feel when it's time to stop screwing with a normal torx-screwdriver. There is a distinct feeling of the screw getting difficult to turn further.
7313p. Is actually black, crappy color rendering on my phone.
From an online retailer, packaging was AMS original, sealed and all.
They shipped it directly when they received it from the distributor,without checking. Could have been an expensive mistake for them, but as I'm raised properly...
This is getting ridiculous fast...My favorite shuckable drives (WD My Book 12 TB) have gone up form EUR 220 to EUR 360 in a day or 2. Bought most of them for an all time low of EUR 170. Luckily I've got 2 'in stock', in case one of the drives that are in use fail.