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I have to agree. The UD3 board has been very stable. In fact, I'd go so far as to say it is underrated. It is a very well engineered board.

I just can't seem to get the steps right to set the memory to it's proper speed of 1866. I usually avoid raising the voltage if possible and since these DIMMS are rated to run at 1866 at 1.5, I should not have to, but I don't know.

When I switch to manual and change the multiplier to reach 1866, it won't boot and I revert back to default settings

I guess I'll need to go over the latency settings as well, so I'll look at that when I get home tonight. I've been too tired the last few nights to look at it with much detail.

Thanks,

Daniel
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ohh no, you need to fix that. 62c is the max safe temp for stock clocks. In my experiance anything past 50c can cause instability problems on the Denab based Phenom II's.
With the Silver Arrow I am able to toy with 4.2Ghz and 3000NB. Still working out the kinks but I do have 4.0/2800 perfectly stable for 24/7 usage. Deal with that heat problem and your golden to OC:)
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Question for friends build.
The Gigabyte boards like the 990fxa series do they have the boot loop problem like you see in the p67-z68?
I have had no such problems with my UD3. My experiance has been great. I would recommend the UD3 to anyone doing a AMD based build. the UD5/7 seem to be slightly worse about BIOS bugs and Vdroop/Boost, but still seem to be good boards.

Khaotic,
Thx for the info, idle & browsing cpu temp are ~ 42* - 47* C
That 65* C temp was just during prime95 blend torture stress test
Sure am looking forward to that H80!
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Does VDroop only mater if your overclocking because i know i wont be overclocking his pc
   
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Does VDroop only mater if your overclocking because i know i wont be overclocking his pc

If your not going to overclock then no. The Vdroop/Boost on any of the UD board will be a trivial non existent issue.
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+1 thanks for the help.

Im probably going back to amd myself because i never head the headaches that i have now with asus and intel ive been really unlucky
   
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I have to agree. The UD3 board has been very stable. In fact, I'd go so far as to say it is underrated. It is a very well engineered board.

I just can't seem to get the steps right to set the memory to it's proper speed of 1866. I usually avoid raising the voltage if possible and since these DIMMS are rated to run at 1866 at 1.5, I should not have to, but I don't know.

When I switch to manual and change the multiplier to reach 1866, it won't boot and I revert back to default settings

I guess I'll need to go over the latency settings as well, so I'll look at that when I get home tonight. I've been too tired the last few nights to look at it with much detail.

Thanks,

Daniel

Hey Daniel , in your bios turn off C1E, and then set your memory clock. Seems to be a common problem, wonder if they will update the bios to fix this problem in the future.
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My sig rig with the GA-990FXA-UD7... AKA the Chupacabra
Cant wait to pick up monitors for an eyefinity set-up.
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Still waiting for PMs with memory evaluations for the OP.

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+1 thanks for the help.
Im probably going back to amd myself because i never head the headaches that i have now with asus and intel ive been really unlucky

ASUS would be the problem there, in my experiance only their high end boards are worth using, their mid range and el cheapo boards just plain suck lol,
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Anyone know what changes have been made to the UD3 revision 1.2??
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ASUS would be the problem there, in my experiance only their high end boards are worth using, their mid range and el cheapo boards just plain suck lol,

wouldn't the 990fxa ud3 be a cheap low end board?
   
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