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Yup. That was at the Christmas ln2 meet a few days ago redface.gif
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Originally Posted by Wild Wally View Post

Here is some more information regarding memory limitations. This applies to all AM3 processors.
http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php/topic,2515.0.html
Basically, no AM3 processor will support RAM speeds above 1333 as a default value. You CAN force the RAM to run faster but it is not recommended. Running at 1333 aqnd tightening the memory timings is the recommended solution. I don't know if this applies to AM3+ as well.
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WW, that's total BS! I've been running my x6 1090T for several months now with Kingston Hyper X RAM @ 1600MHz. I'm using the F5 BIOS and I've also got my CPU overclocked to 4.2GHz. I've had no problems at all except for the vdroop of course. My CPU voltage is set at 1.5 in the BIOS and I get 1.456 in CPU-Z. Here are the screen shots to prove it. I've got Prime 95 running in the background to stress the CPU and memory. I've run Prime 95 for a full 24 hours without any errors. CPUZ screen 1.jpg 800k .jpg file CPUZ screen 2.jpg 796k .jpg file CPUZ screen 3.jpg 797k .jpg file
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Originally Posted by Wild Wally View Post

Here is some more information regarding memory limitations. This applies to all AM3 processors.
http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php/topic,2515.0.html
Basically, no AM3 processor will support RAM speeds above 1333 as a default value. You CAN force the RAM to run faster but it is not recommended. Running at 1333 aqnd tightening the memory timings is the recommended solution. I don't know if this applies to AM3+ as well.
WW


Wildwally,

Thanks for the tip. As I am running a 965 BE with 16gb of corsair vengeance rated at 1600 MHz @ 1.5 v, I will turn it down to 1333 as your post suggests
(on a 990FXA-UD5)
Appreciate the heads up.
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update: (quote from the link WW posted) AMD recommend that you only use memory that appears on the QVL as this has been tested for compatability at higher speeds.
my ram is on the QVL list, so I will set it to stock.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2183414

good stuff.
Edited by bcudasteve - 1/5/12 at 7:26pm
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Originally Posted by Heidi View Post

0.08V into positive or overall oscillations? Thanks for an info...still got no time to play up with seriously...on that board I had 1090t and F5 worked best from stability point of view...thanks again...thumb.gif

0.08v into the positive so would be you set 1.4v and get 1.48v under stress.
Where on F5 you would of noticed its only 0.02v so 1.4v goes to 1.42v under load.

If your running a 1090t stick to the F5 since F6's cause BF3 BSOD on Phenom 2 X6 chips or alteast it does for my 2 friends running a 1090t and a 1100t. Happens the exact same time like every 2nd game.
Where with F5 they can get though a few games before they crash and again its both at exactly the same time so Im thinking its a BF3 bug with the X6 chips.

But with a FX chip you need F6c for the chip to run properly just its got the massive voltage increase which makes going for high clocks harder since you need to set a lower voltage and windows might not be stable with that voltage but it will be under load from the increase.
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WW, that's total BS! I've been running my x6 1090T for several months now with Kingston Hyper X RAM @ 1600MHz. I'm using the F5 BIOS and I've also got my CPU overclocked to 4.2GHz. I've had no problems at all except for the vdroop of course. My CPU voltage is set at 1.5 in the BIOS and I get 1.456 in CPU-Z. Here are the screen shots to prove it. I've got Prime 95 running in the background to stress the CPU and memory. I've run Prime 95 for a full 24 hours without any errors. CPUZ screen 1.jpg 800k .jpg file CPUZ screen 2.jpg 796k .jpg file CPUZ screen 3.jpg 797k .jpg file

The recommendation DID come from an official Gigabyte forum in the UK. I don't think it would have been posted there if there wasn't some amount of truth to support the claim although the poster DOES say he is not posting the information as official Gigabyte tech info. He also did say it was possible to get higher than 1333 on AM3 processors but not recommended as there is the possibility of damaging the memory controller(s).

When I was running a Phenom II x4 980 I did get my RAM speed up to 1600 without playing with the bus speed. Anything else I did was rejected as an overclock even though the RAM was rated at 1866. My experience, in general, has been the Phenom II 980 and the FX-8150 are less stable than previous configurations on the GA-990FXA-UD7 and on the older ASUS AM2+ board I was using previously.

If you have some official news from AMD contrary to any of the above please post it. I'd much rather be wrong about this than right.

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WW is right, AM3 RAM speeds past 1333 are considerd overclocking on an AM3 board, Even if the native RAM freq is 1600 (like mine) it will always auto set my RAM to 1333 and (9-9-9-21 timings). Even look at the RAM speeds supported on the boards, it will say that anything past 1333 is an OC. AM3 boards all do this, all the boards I have ever worked with have been this way. Look on Newegg at AM3 boards under the memory supported. Its simple to go set the timings to stock though. AM3+ socket boards, most of them support up to 1866 with out it technically being an overclock, but some of the low end AM3+ board also have 1600 listed as an overclock.

EDIT: dont bother posting any "Official Gigabyte" info on this board, you will get flamed and people will come up with any reason to not trust any info gigabyte release's about these boards tech specs. Should have seen the Flame war over the NB temps that are safe for these boards. It got nasty, some people got butt sore that Gigabyte says its safe to run the UD3/5/7 NB's to 80-85c without problem. I thought it was pretty funny to see people freak out over it. get used to it WW lol.
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Hi All,

Anyone else having problems with BIOS F8a on the GA-990FXA-UD7? I have the FX-8150 CPU installed and the bugger refuses to boot regularly. Changing anything in the BIOS, even disabling the splash screen seems to put the kibosh on booting. No bad beep tomes or codes (displays FF which I thought means no errors). Just doesn't want to boot.

WW

It gave me too much grief so i went the F7 for ud7 & still on it . F7 seems good and only needs me to crash it, as apposed to doing it on it's own. . F8 is beta so i was happy to try F7. Motherboard originally came with F5, which is fine for Deneb n Thuban for high clocks. F7 seems perfect for FX.

Actually , when i think about it, i didn't have my best memory sticks in machine with F8 but even so , it shouldn't be that bad. I stuck with it for a day and was relieved F7 is good smile.gif
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WW, I'm just saying that for Gigabyte and AMD to say that it's unsafe is kind of crazy. I'm sure that they are just covering their butts in case there are problems down the road with setting your memory at rated speeds over 1333. I get that, but it still is kind of nuts. My memory isn't posted on their supported list for my motherboard either. I understand that I may be taking a risk by running my memory at its rated speed, I just don't think it's as big a risk as they're saying it is.
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Hi guys, anyone uses ram over 1.65v?
I know that on AMD u "can" put ddr3 with high voltages..but anyone tried?

thx
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