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What is the difference between "auto" and "normal" on these boards?
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auto adjusts to other settings, normal is fixed (sort of) wink.gif
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Is something wrong with my pc ? When I restart my computer it shuts down for like 5 sec then starts back up again it even happens when i turn it on this started happening when i enable HPC mode. I can go into windows just fine o.o

pc specs:
AMD FX-8350
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 rev 3.0
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post #4384 of 12377
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Originally Posted by punk2k6 View Post

Is something wrong with my pc ? When I restart my computer it shuts down for like 5 sec then starts back up again it even happens when i turn it on this started happening when i enable HPC mode. I can go into windows just fine o.o

pc specs:
AMD FX-8350
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 rev 3.0
GTX 670
Corsair TX 650W V2

if it is happening after you make changes in bios it is normal. the changes have to be applied when it is off as to clear out the old setting completely.
just think of it as a physical switch flipping.
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I am experiencing the same thing when I restart it shuts down for for 3-5 seconds and starts back up again. I don't know but everything works fine otherwise. Imho I'm sure it's fine, but I fixed my cpu throttling issue so I'm gonna leave HPC mode enabled.
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I am experiencing the same thing when I restart it shuts down for for 3-5 seconds and starts back up again. I don't know but everything works fine otherwise. Imho I'm sure it's fine, but I fixed my cpu throttling issue so I'm gonna leave HPC mode enabled.

That is interesting because HPC mode handles the P-state modes. When enabled it allows the CPU to ramp from Idle P-state to full P-state immediately instead of slowly engaging to determine the amount of clock required for the job at hand. This enables the CPU to be immediately ready for parallel work instead of random (or HTC) application thread work which befits (from a purely efficiency stand point) using alternate P-states.

Ergo, I wouldn't see why the BIOS would have to re-enable the command every boot unless the processor resets P-states every reset. In which case the BIOS is using a sort of "HACK" to enable the HPC mode every boot explaining the "on / off" scenario your guys are reporting.
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Hello, I am having trouble getting high memory marks with the 990FXA-UD3, I used passmark 8.0 to determine this. I have corsair Vengeance 8GB(2x4GB) currently installed. Mine currently rates 45% slower than what others got with corsairs 1333 (PC310600) ram. Mine is 1600 (PC3 12800). Any tricks or solutions that you know of? Is it the brand or the speed?
Thanks everyone.
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Wow It's been a while since I've been on the OC.net forums!

I've recently purchased a 990FXA-UD3 Rev 3.0 board and I currently regret getting the 3rd revision. Even though I turn off all the APM options I possibly can and enable HPC mode, I still am getting CPU frequency throttling during load. Is there maybe something I am missing?
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It seems that many people are having issues with VRM throttling and need help to disable APM. Even at stock clock 3.5ghz it was dropping my freq down 3ghz. I had all pwr management features turned off the the cpu. i have a fx 6300 oc to 4.5 ghz. with a ga-990fxa-ud3 board rev 3.0, I have successfully fixed my throttling problem. This is with bios FB. Don't know if it works with other boards though. HCP mode must be enables in the bios under cpu control settings.
Here is the link http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboards/display/amd-fx-mainboards-roundup_3.html

Can you tell me what your other settings are and how you got to 4.5ghz?

I have the exact same processor and board and am still having some issues even with HPC mode enabled.

Thanks!
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Wow It's been a while since I've been on the OC.net forums!

I've recently purchased a 990FXA-UD3 Rev 3.0 board and I currently regret getting the 3rd revision. Even though I turn off all the APM options I possibly can and enable HPC mode, I still am getting CPU frequency throttling during load. Is there maybe something I am missing?

From my research is seems AMD has gotten motherboard manufacturers to throttle the chips under full load to prevent them from going over their rated TDP as a safety precaution. Apparently they had found that in some situations specifically with x6 Phenoms on AM3+ boards with inadequate power delivery for that many physical cores could fail dramatically especially in lower quality 4+1 phase boards, specifically it seems the ones released by MSI. Nearly causing a few house fires...
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