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Welcome, to the GA-990FXA-Series Owners Thread/Club. We look forward to hearing about your experiences with these great boards. We will try to keep this first post current with the latest relative update information and news. Our community also has a wealth of knowledge and will be glad to answer any questions you might have however, please, read through the thread to see if your question has already been addressed. Thanks!

GA-990FXA-UD7 Pic:
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GA-990FXA-UD5 Pic:
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GA-990FXA-UD3 Pic:
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GA-990FXA-D3
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Don't miss Gigabyte's Official AMD 900 Series microsite!!!
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Other threads featuring discussions about this board:

Coming Soon

FAQ:
(Please submit you Q&A suggestions via PM to fidof650.

Q: Can't find your answer?
A: Gigabyte USA (CA): 626-854-9338


Q: How do the board specs compare side by side?
A: Follow the link for a side by side manufacturer spec comparison:

Official Product Comparison


Q: What other threads are there featuring Gigabyte boards with the 900 series chipset?
A: Follow the links below:
New Gigabyte 900 series chipset boards spotted incl. 990XA-UD3, more 990FX boards

Q: When will these boards be available and where can I get one?
A: Previously limited release locations but globally Available NOW!!!
old retail release info:
The GA-990FXA-UD7 is available in the USA now at NewEgg.com for $249.99 USD.
The GA-990FXA-UD7 is available in Australia now at PC Case Gear for $279.00 AUS.

The GA-990FXA-UD5 is available in the USA now at NewEgg.com for $189.99 USD.
The GA-990FXA-UD5 is available in Australia now at PC Case Gear for $229.00 AUS.
The GA-990FXA-UD5 is available for pre-order from NCIX.com, a retailer in Canada. It is listed for $199.99CAD which suggests that the pricing structure will be smiler to the 890FXAs.

Q: Is the GA-990FXA-UD7 form factor an ATX or an XL ATX?
A: ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 26.3cm = 1.9cm wider that the GA-990FXA-UD5.

Q: In CPUID HWMonitor, which temp is what?
A: TMPIN0 = system temp; TMPIN1 = CPU temp; TMPIN2 = NB temp

Q: Where can I find information about these boards?
A: Links:
Complete Gigabyte AM3+ lineup!
GA-990FXA-UD7 overview page!
GA-990FXA-UD5 overview page!
GA-990FXA-UD3 overview page!
GA-990FXA-D3 overview page!

Q: Where can I get the most recent BIOS Updates for these boards?
A: BIOS Updates:

GA-990FXA-UD7 download page!

GA-990FXA-UD5 download page!
GA-990FXA-UD3 download page!
GA-990FXA-D3 download page!

Q: How do I flash the BIOS?
A: Official Q-Flash Instructions:
Official Q-Flash Webpage
Official Q-Flash .pdf

Official @BIOS Instructions:
Official @BIOS Webpage

Q: Where do I get the most recent drivers?
A: Drivers:

GA-990FXA-UD7 download page!

GA-990FXA-UD5 download page!
GA-990FXA-UD3 download page!
GA-990FXA-D3 download page!

Q: Where can I get the owners manual?
A: Manual:

GA-990FXA-UD7 download page!

GA-990FXA-UD5 download page!
GA-990FXA-UD3 download page!
GA-990FXA-D3 download page!

Q: What memory works well in these boards?
A: Gigabyte Memory Recommendations:
Coming Soon!

Member Memory Recommendations: To make a memory recommendation please PM me and I'll update the spreadsheet with your data.

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Q: Which memory should be avoided?
A: BAD Memory - Blacklist

Coming Soon

Q: I've noticed CPU V-core voltage drop in comparison to my BIOS settings.
A: Gigabyte's Response:
"GIGABYTE 990 series motherboards strictly follow the AMD AM3+ load line calibration design guide, and so CPU V-core voltage will drop according to loading. Such calibrations are built into the platform to protect the user’s purchase and prevent damage to the PC system"
~Thanks Sin0822 >>>Link to Post<<<</a>

Q: What articles have been written about these boards?
A: Articles/Reviews:
TweekTown in depth review
This is a twelve page detailed review of the GA-990FXA-UD7.
MotherboardNews: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 Motherboard Gets Unboxed
The first YouTube unboxing video. Just short of five minutes.

Hermitage Akihabara provides detailed coverage of the preview (No English Version)
Very Detailed and tons of pics!!!

VR-Zone covers the GA-990FXA-UD7 preview in Japan
A nice basic introductory piece.

MotherboardNews provides a brief overview of the preview in Japan
A nice basic introductory piece.

Q: Where do I get the programs you guys refer to in your posts?
A: Useful Programs:

AMD Overdrive
Fun to tinker with... Doesn't replace BIOS OCing!
CPU-Z
The standard for displaying system specs.
HWMonitor
Good hardware monitoring program.
GPU-Z
Graphics monitoring software.
SpeedFan
Supposed to allow you to monitor system temperature and adjust fan speeds.
(More of a toy than a tool... I've never seen it work well.)
CoreTemp
Good temperature monitoring software.
OCCT
Has many great programs built into one easy to use interface - Its core is in fact OCCT
For the CPU Burn it uese Prime to hammer the CPU; For the Memory test it uses Intels LinPack Memory tester to hammer both the CPU and the Memory; For the Graphics it uses a furmark style of test; and for the Power Supply it uses combo of the above. Great overall stress testing too to make sure your system and temperatures are safe and stable.
Memtest86+
Memory testing utility. (boot disk .iso)
Prime95
A well accepted stress testing tool.
LinX
Another stress testing tool.

Q: What other information might be useful to me?
A: Other Useful Info:

Phenom II OC Guide
Air Cooling

Q: How do I become an official members of this Thread/Club?
A: Official Members:


The spreadsheet below is the Members list for current CPU-Z Validated members. To become a CPU-Z Validated member, simply add your information by following this link to the input form. Members who are already in the spread sheet may update their entry by completing the input form as if you are entering your information for the first time. Duplicate entries will be deleted in favor of the one with the most recent time-stamp so, please make sure all entries are complete. If you have a reason to keep two entries (i.e. you own two boards) please, PM fidof650 with your reason or to provide feedback or suggestions for improving this spreadsheet.

[ame="http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0At7eapuF7nsydEIwNl9LS3JxdzBETnJDQlY0Y1FYOXc&w=100&h=400"]http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0At7eapuF7nsydEIwNl9LS3JxdzBETnJDQlY0Y1FYOXc&w=100&h=100=html[/ame]

Please, keep your system information up to date (edit your system info here) in order that we may establish context for your comments. Owning the GA-990FXA-UD5/UD7 is not a requirement of membership but is recommended as your stats will remain unceremoniously blank without it. Non-owners or non-validated owners must ask (via PM) to be added to the member list.

The below members have not yet provided CPU-Z Validation or are not board-owners.

--///-- fidof650
--///-- otakunorth
--///-- Johnny2000
--///-- Matas
--///-- PureOC Jim
--///-- frostedflakes
--///-- Sin0822
--///-- m_jones_
--///-- toddville393
--///-- hacksaw907
--///-- Lostintyme
--///-- kzone75
--///-- v3dgames
--///-- OverclockedUnicorn
--///-- VaNiaL
--///-- LukaTCE
--///-- BramSLI1
--///-- JorundJ
--///-- steamboat
--///-- langer1972
--///-- Dhalmel
--///-- JMDooley
--///-- Johnny2000
--///-- gtsteviiee
--///-- Scope
--///-- JunkoXan
--///-- Matas
--///-- Lucky 13 SpeedShop
--///-- q8bohmed
--///-- XBATHORYX
--///-- Fediuld
--///-- V-FrIeNd
--///-- VaNiaL
--///-- mxthunder
--///-- LBear
--///-- Evil Penguin

Additional Information:
Quote:
CPU-Z Validation does not denote stability. Please, provide a description of any stability testing if available.
If I have missed anyone, PM me and I'll add you.

Please PM fidof650 with any suggestions for improving this thread.

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post #2 of 10591
Now THIS is a motherboard club cheers.gif great info, pictures, etc.

I'm thinking of taking over for the midrange guys starting a Gigabyte 990X series motherboard club (I'm hoping for another UD4 of that with great value just like the 790XT smile.gif)

Only thing I might have a problem about here is the "Unofficial" thread title... a member complained about it being superfluous.
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this looks like my new board biggrin.gif

as soon as i can find it in a shop i'll be getting one and running it with twin 560ti's biggrin.gif
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looks good.. will be upgrading from 890fx ;-P
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by xcooling;13604909 
looks good.. will be upgrading from 890fx ;-P

I'll be making the same move wink.gif

~fidof650
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Cav. Blk. 1.5TB 7200rpm Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe 240GB SATA III MLC Samsung SH-B123 Corsair H100 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard - X03-51764 OCZ StealthXtreme 700w Corsair 500R Logitec G3 (Still love it!) 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Cav. Blk. 1.5TB 7200rpm Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe 240GB SATA III MLC Samsung SH-B123 Corsair H100 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 8 Pro Samsung 27" LCD 1080p Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW 20.1" Widescreen LCD Mo... Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW 20.1" Widescreen LCD Mo... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard - X03-51764 OCZ StealthXtreme 700w Corsair 500R Logitec G3 (Still love it!) 
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when is the eta of release?
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*** is that connection below where it says ATX4P? What I search on google is that its a 4pin but thats not talking about the ATX4P in the picture. If it is a power connection for better voltage stability for GPU's, well that wouldnt make any kinda of... normally put that as a 6 or 8 pin above the PCI-E slots.

Help me please! I want to know!
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Beautiful, just beautiful, finally AMD gets some loving. I only wish the clear cmos was on the rear of the board, so that we could clear cmos, without opening the case. But otherwise this is just stunning. Hope the UD5 is as good looking.
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nonamelab;13621705 
MB is already on Gigabyte site : http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3880#ov

Added to P1,

Thanks for the update:D

~fidof650
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Cav. Blk. 1.5TB 7200rpm Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe 240GB SATA III MLC Samsung SH-B123 Corsair H100 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 8 Pro Samsung 27" LCD 1080p Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW 20.1" Widescreen LCD Mo... Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW 20.1" Widescreen LCD Mo... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard - X03-51764 OCZ StealthXtreme 700w Corsair 500R Logitec G3 (Still love it!) 
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Custom clipboard mount TekNmotion TM-YW100A  Logitech Extreme™ 3D Pro XIGMATEK XAF-F1456 140mm White LED Blue Case Fan 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Cav. Blk. 1.5TB 7200rpm Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe 240GB SATA III MLC Samsung SH-B123 Corsair H100 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 8 Pro Samsung 27" LCD 1080p Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW 20.1" Widescreen LCD Mo... Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW 20.1" Widescreen LCD Mo... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard - X03-51764 OCZ StealthXtreme 700w Corsair 500R Logitec G3 (Still love it!) 
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