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Hello guys,

I have a GA-990FXA-UD5 Board, rev 1.0 with vdrop apparently. I got a fx-8350 recently, but have had the board for awhile hence rev 1.

I installed the cpu and began to OC to 5ghz, It loads windows, but when i try to prime. The computer freezes instantly.


After increasing CPU VOLTS to 1.66v. to help compensate voltage drop ( should be around 1.56-1.60v on drop during prime95 or on full 100% load). computer still freezes instantly when opening prime95. So I am guessing, it may not be that i need more voltage but something else to help stable it?

I tried increasing the CPU PLL all the way up to 2.695v , no change at all.

I tried increasing CPU NB volt up to 1.4750v , no luck either.

does NB frequency and HT frequency affect it?


What else should I try?


Also just in case if anyone needed to know, I have good cooling. (1) 3fan radiator , (1) 2 fan radiator , (1) passive radiator (4 tube cape cora ).

i agree with Khaotic. However i believe the only change in this system is the Fx cpu. I would still test the system at stock clocks/volts to ensure its stable. My next suggestion is forget about prime 95, and use IBT.

What are your northbridge and hyper transport speeds? Also what is your vrm temps/northbridge? (twpin2 on CPUID Hardware monitor.)
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The ud3 doesn't give enough power with the vrm's on 1.5V sadly... it will result in voltage spikes and drops. i don't want to know what happens on 1.55V
source:
http://www.hardcoreware.net/gigabyte-990fxa-ud3-review/3/
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The ud3 doesn't give enough power with the vrm's on 1.5V sadly... it will result in voltage spikes and drops. i don't want to know what happens on 1.55V
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the UD3 has plenty enough VRM for the FX processor. It supports up to 400amps. Its not going to be enough if your under Ln2, and want to jack the voltage up higher, but for water/air its plenty. If your using LN2/phase change/ Chilled water the Crosshair V is the way to go.

It is unlikely the VRMS are holding his overclock back.
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They didn't need new drivers for windows 7, they worked fine. They likely made a new version driver for windows 8 and make some tweaks, then just passed it down to windows 7 as well.
Which is why I said it was probably for windows 8. I updated them at least the audio drivers. The AMD sata driver actually comes with the newest Cat Drivers. The Sata driver from the 12.11 beta 8 is better than one posted on the gigabyte website.
12.11 beta 8 drivers Crystal disk- 490mbs read - 474 write
Gigabyte new Sata driver- 453mbs read - 440 write
Use the cat 12.11 beta 8 sata drivers, or download them from the amd website.

the Sata AHCI driver on the gigabyte site is the same driver bundled in the 12.10 and 12.11 beta packages...

Gigabyte site:


12.11 Beta Package:



1.2.001.0331 I've been using it since 12.9 (i think)... fast, good driver. Only exception is that it causes the microsoft storage port driver to spike up a high dpc latency every once and a while... (like a blue moon situation really). but no "real" problems otherwise.

this is using it with my Corsair Performance pro SSD as the main and only drive in my system as well... so its happy and right at home with SSD's.
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the UD3 has plenty enough VRM for the FX processor. It supports up to 400amps. Its not going to be enough if your under Ln2, and want to jack the voltage up higher, but for water/air its plenty. If your using LN2/phase change/ Chilled water the Crosshair V is the way to go.
It is unlikely the VRMS are holding his overclock back.
it will. how higher the load on the vrms, the more vdrop and vspikes. the supplied voltage from the ud3 was never good.
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100% stable with a rev 1.0?
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A little more tweaking and it should be. Temps are much too high at the moment..
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My suicide shot
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2593201

What's the CPU VID on your chip, if I may ask?
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