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Well at this stage, anything will be better than my crappy 880GM frown.gif

Quick question though. Does it need a Bios flash? Or is it shipped with the latest bios to use FX chips?
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Will the 990fxa UD3 handle a six core amd OC 500-700Mhz on air with noctua d14?

I plan on switching from 965 to one of the good six cores.
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Hey, quick question.

So, I bought myself a GA-990fxa-UD5 after some trouble with a Crosshair V, because I love my UD7. Weird thing is, I plug everything up (GPU in top slot, all power cables connected, etc) and oddly all I get it a black screen. The system starts up, all the fans (including my 6970's fans running at %100), my H60 pump is running, but still a black screen. Anyone have this trouble?
post #2934 of 12377
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Hey, quick question.
So, I bought myself a GA-990fxa-UD5 after some trouble with a Crosshair V, because I love my UD7. Weird thing is, I plug everything up (GPU in top slot, all power cables connected, etc) and oddly all I get it a black screen. The system starts up, all the fans (including my 6970's fans running at %100), my H60 pump is running, but still a black screen. Anyone have this trouble?

Try reseating your video card. You can also unplug everything except the CPU and then gradually add things until something definitely fails.

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Hi, Anyone know if the variable speed control of the sys_fan controller works properly? Some boards are notorious for only keeping them at full speed.

I am thinking of getting of getting a PWM fan controller as a hub and would appreciate some suggestions from those that have used them 1st hand.

I will be using a UD3 BTW.

Thanks
post #2936 of 12377
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Hi, Anyone know if the variable speed control of the sys_fan controller works properly? Some boards are notorious for only keeping them at full speed.
I am thinking of getting of getting a PWM fan controller as a hub and would appreciate some suggestions from those that have used them 1st hand.
I will be using a UD3 BTW.
Thanks

I use the Rheosmart as a PWM hub on my UD3. Works perfect for me. Took some time to set up but it works just fine.
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Does the NB use thermal pad or paste on the UD3? I could remove the heatsink, but too much work.
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Hi, Anyone know if the variable speed control of the sys_fan controller works properly? Some boards are notorious for only keeping them at full speed.
I am thinking of getting of getting a PWM fan controller as a hub and would appreciate some suggestions from those that have used them 1st hand.
I will be using a UD3 BTW.
Thanks

I can confirm that the board does control both the cpu and sys fan targets correctly. I currently have all 3 of the 180mm case fans in my RV02 controlled via the sys fan headers. The Cpu header works very well in both PWM and voltage control situations.

As fan as the north bridge cooling pad / paste... I know there was a fellow OC'er (or two) earlier in this thread that had taken off the heatsink for one reason or another... I believe it was a cooling pad that was found. I'll try to look for it...

EDIT:

Well I found this from the 990XA forum...

The 990XA-ud3 uses the same northbridge heatsink... so i would assume it has the same thermal pad... scroll down and you can see the stock black thermal pad...

Strange thing is none of the TMPIN temps on the ud3 I have get above 55c under any load...

ADDED: Whoa, I don't know what I was thinking...543

under prime load what Temp 2 (cpu temp) get over 60... core temp doesn't go over 50

NB temp (temp 3) never goes over 50 either... huh... interesting..
Edited by MadGoat - 3/22/12 at 4:11pm
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post #2939 of 12377
Thanks KhaoticKomputing for the PWM hub suggestion and
MadGoat for the confirmation on the Sys_Fan headers.

@KhaoticKomputing

Yeah, it was a toss up between the Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller and Zalman ZM-MFC1 Combo but since you've tried the Rheosmart and got it to work right, I think I'll stick with that as well. Besides, the wording of the Zalman seemed a bit vague at best. I can't tell if all the headers will work in unison as PWM or just 1. The pin layout of the Zalman wasn't much help either. 1 4 pin and 4 3 pins for a 5 channel controller vs the Rheosmat's 1 4 pin and 6 3 pin for a 6 channel controller

You mentioned "Took some time to set up but it works just fine." Is there something in particular about the controller I should know about before ordering it? The pin layout seems pretty straightforward from the pics I've seen. Did you mean the cable management routing to it perhaps?

Thanks again guys. I appreciate the suggestion and confirmation.
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the bigest hate for me on this mobo is the placment of the sata headers.in my case there very hard to use
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