Originally Posted by zila
Question: does anyone here have the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 R5 board? If so, are you experiencing a badly overheating unstable mother board? I just got this thing back from Giga after a so called "RMA" and they claim there is nothing wrong with the board after testing but this thing is crap.
I'm gonna take it apart myself and see if there is something that I can do to try and get this thing to cool down. It won't run an FX-9590, FX-8350 at stock. Over heats terribly. So I installed my 1090T in it and still it overheats horrible and it throttles...........................at stock!! If I can't get her straightened out I'll have to toss it cause it's useless. Brand new board and it's crap.
Has anyone found a solution to the over heating problem? Or are these boards just doomed?
One thing you should look at, is motherboard warping, like mentioned earlier. See here illustrated:
Another case with Gigabyte board i remember in the forum, was someone with GIgabyte 78LMT USB3 that could barely stay at stock clock, while previously he could overclock a bit. It turned ouf that he had one burnt mosfet, which was revealed after removing the thermal pad. Just saying, these are possibilities that have happened before in the forum.
Every one of there boards has one problem or another that if I can't find a way to mod it or find a work around they don't work as they should out of the box. Last Giga board I will ever buy. I'm done.