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Just a couple of pics of my new build. Most of the parts are the same except for the case and the water cooling system. Let me know what you guys think and sorry I haven't been on here in a while. My new job and school take up a lot of my time. I'm currently working as part of Swiftech's Customer Support Team so if you guys have any questions about their products just give me a PM.
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Hey guys, I got my 990fxa-ud3 rev 3 yesterday for my 960T in hopes to unlock the 2 cores I have verified are in the chip.
I've tried everything to unlock those cores on this board with no luck. Am I missing something? I'm on the FA bios that it came installed with out of the box, I'm thinking maybe I need an older bios?
I know the cores are there as I've successfully unlocked each core individually on my old roommates Asus M4a88m.
I'm hoping I didn't buy this board for no reason (besides great looks) redface.gif
Edited by InsideJob - 2/7/13 at 5:14pm
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Hey guys I've been away from the OC game a few months now. I have the GA-990FXA-UD5 and I was just wondering which BIOS now is the best for OCing. I am currently running the F7 BIOS if i'm not mistaken. I have visited the GB website and saw that they are up to F12 or something like that. Should I flash to the new versions or did they bring along more problems?

imo, the f11 is a great version to be on. f12a is a beta bios. I personally run the f11 on my 24/7 oc of 4.6 on air on my rev 1.1 board
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Hey guys, I got my 990fxa-ud3 rev 3 yesterday for my 960T in hopes to unlock the 2 cores I have verified are in the chip.
I've tried everything to unlock those cores on this board with no luck. Am I missing something? I'm on the FA bios that it came installed with out of the box, I'm thinking maybe I need an older bios?
I know the cores are there as I've successfully unlocked each core individually on my old roommates Asus M4a88m.
I'm hoping I didn't buy this board for no reason (besides great looks) redface.gif

There are no older BIOS for the Rev 3.0, you can try the newer FB BIOS, but good luck. I returned mine because the BIOS is really missing a lot of options.
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There are no older BIOS for the Rev 3.0, you can try the newer FB BIOS, but good luck. I returned mine because the BIOS is really missing a lot of options.

I got mine in a combo deal with an FX 8150 that went to a friend's cousin. I don't know how the return policy would go in such a case as the 8150 wouldn't be returned if I chose to do so.
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I got mine in a combo deal with an FX 8150 that went to a friend's cousin. I don't know how the return policy would go in such a case as the 8150 wouldn't be returned if I chose to do so.

Try the FB BIOS, it was pretty easy to update when I did mine.
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Try the FB BIOS, it was pretty easy to update when I did mine.

Update was easy peasy...
No luck though frown.gif
Tried setting core unlock to enabled, save and restart = bios screen flashes then a blank screen that just says gigabyte dual uefi bios at the top then system restarts and continues process until I shut down and clear cmos
Set core unlock to enabled, disabled C1E & C&Q, save and reset = same as above
" ", boost CPU vcore by +0.150 (1.470 approx), save and reset = " "
" ", boost CPU vcore by +0.200 (1.520 approx), save and reset = " "
" ", " ", disable C1E & C&Q, save & reset = " "

I am disappointed. I know the cores are there in my chip as stated, I've activated them on another board... frown.gif
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Update was easy peasy...
No luck though frown.gif
Tried setting core unlock to enabled, save and restart = bios screen flashes then a blank screen that just says gigabyte dual uefi bios at the top then system restarts and continues process until I shut down and clear cmos
Set core unlock to enabled, disabled C1E & C&Q, save and reset = same as above
" ", boost CPU vcore by +0.150 (1.470 approx), save and reset = " "
" ", boost CPU vcore by +0.200 (1.520 approx), save and reset = " "
" ", " ", disable C1E & C&Q, save & reset = " "

I am disappointed. I know the cores are there in my chip as stated, I've activated them on another board... frown.gif

The new UEFI in the Rev 3.0 is simply not up to the task, I bet it would work with an older revision 1.x board as I know the hardware is capable of it.
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The new UEFI in the Rev 3.0 is simply not up to the task, I bet it would work with an older revision 1.x board as I know the hardware is capable of it.

Bummer, ah well... I forcast Intel in my future a bit nearer then I had expected thumb.gif
Was hoping to get those 2 cores out of the chip with this board and give me some more headroom with my CPU bottleneck on my 7970. Games like Arma want more CPU power. i5 here I come tongue.gif
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that sucks,

sorry the 3.x boards suck so bad for you guys... it really seems like gigabyte has dropped the ball here. I mean they are WAY late to the Uefi party as it is, you'd think they wouldnt screw around eh?


i hope you both find a board that fits your needs.
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