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I find it odd that the ud3 board has had no BIOS update in 4 months... it is still on f10a beta.
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post #4992 of 12382
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Originally Posted by Fordox View Post

I find it odd that the ud3 board has had no BIOS update in 4 months... it is still on f10a beta.

Not odd for Gigabyte. The UD3 was the third GB board ive owned and all three had a "beta" bios as their last released bios. My UD3 board was so buggy especially after flashing both backup and primary bios to f10a. It started not reading all memory and then poof, it went out. Im currently in an RMA process with them. In the meantime I bought an Asus sabertooth 990fx gen3 r2.0 board. Gigabyte doesnt even have a graphical UEFI bios. Also the UD3 bios setings sometimes wouldnt stick. in uefi mode you have to put cdrom as first boot device which is really weird.
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stupid Question. a Friend just bought the UD3 board But was told by Newegg live chat it "should" ship w/ latest bios( and this could be a prob if they boldface lied.) as he went ahead and bought the Vishera based FX8300

if it isnt using F9 (or F8Beta) will the board "dummy it down" till he has a chance to flash it to F9? (they confirmed atleast its Revsion 3.0 for the board)
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http://valid.canardpc.com/2774649

Stability isn't a hundred percent prime threw a error on core 1 after 4 hours. But stable enough to move on to the next set of clock for me. I run the ga-fxa-ud3 rev 3 with a Phenom II x6 1055t. I have shut down two cores to gain stability. Kuhler 620 Liquid cooling. this forum has helped me get past some minor bumps on the way. I have only been doing this about a week now.
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Here's a view of the voltage discrepancy I'm getting. the left side is HWmonitor (Aida64 and pretty much any other monitoring software I've seen shows the same odd voltages), and the right is Easytune6. I'd guess Easytune6 is correct, but it seems odd, as if the sensor was shot, all voltages should be off.

Edit: I realized how Easytune was able to force 4200 turbo, it changes the p1 state (which is normally 20.5x) to 21x. The 990fxa-ud3 seems to prevent my fx8350 from ever going into p0 (legitimate 21x). Really wishing I had just bought another board, the amount of uncertainties with this $140 bucks worth of metal is giving me quite the headache.

Edit 2: Ran some test after uninstalling Easytune. Using AMD PScheck, my fx8350 does go into p0, just very rarely, and so quickly that most apps like CPU-Z don't update in time to show it. From some videos I've seen it should be happening WAY more. Apparently some Asus boards have this problem as well.
Edited by aquagene - 4/19/13 at 5:58am
post #4996 of 12382
Yeah Hardware monitor on mine displays voltages almost identical to yours. I've disabled turbo mode on mine. Even at stock speeds with turbo enabled it throttled like crazy. It would jump to 4.1ghz then to 1200mhz then jump back to 4.0 to 4.1 then back to 1200. Kind of defeats the purpose of turbo lol
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So this morning I pulled both the NB and the VRM heatsinks. I removed the little sticky pad from the VRM and applied MX-2 paste to all of them and reapplied the heatsink with nuts and bolts eliminating the terrible plastic pins. On the NB I had already applied MX-2 but I cleaned it up reapplied MX-2 and secured that heatsink with nuts and bolts as well.

So now that the sinks are properly fastened guess what!? Absolutely no change, if anything it throttles faster than it did before! I'm officially done with this board. Gigabyte won't be getting another penny from this guy. I think I'll either be going with the Sabertooth or CHV.
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post #4998 of 12382
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So this morning I pulled both the NB and the VRM heatsinks. I removed the little sticky pad from the VRM and applied MX-2 paste to all of them and reapplied the heatsink with nuts and bolts eliminating the terrible plastic pins. On the NB I had already applied MX-2 but I cleaned it up reapplied MX-2 and secured that heatsink with nuts and bolts as well.

So now that the sinks are properly fastened guess what!? Absolutely no change, if anything it throttles faster than it did before! I'm officially done with this board. Gigabyte won't be getting another penny from this guy. I think I'll either be going with the Sabertooth or CHV.

you have the wrong revision i had the ud3 with no problems now i have the UD5 and its even better, also asus is not the best at the boards because they have problems too and they are too expensive for 990FX board.

if i were you i would go with UD5 rev. 1.1 like me and ur troubles are over smile.gif
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So this morning I pulled both the NB and the VRM heatsinks. I removed the little sticky pad from the VRM and applied MX-2 paste to all of them and reapplied the heatsink with nuts and bolts eliminating the terrible plastic pins. On the NB I had already applied MX-2 but I cleaned it up reapplied MX-2 and secured that heatsink with nuts and bolts as well.

So now that the sinks are properly fastened guess what!? Absolutely no change, if anything it throttles faster than it did before! I'm officially done with this board. Gigabyte won't be getting another penny from this guy. I think I'll either be going with the Sabertooth or CHV.

Yeah I wish I had the money to buy a ASUS board, or a time machine to tell my past self that Gigabyte isn't the way to go for motherboards. It wouldn't be so bad if they would fix critical issues like that with some sort of speed, I'm starting to doubt we will ever get a fix.
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So after messing with it a bit, I determined it was in fact throttling way sooner. So I pulled the board back out. I pulled the VRM heatsink and guess what I seen? I seen that only the outside VRM's were making contact with the heatsink. There was only compound on the heatsink from the 2 outermost VRM's on each side. Interesting. The only thing that can cause this is either the heatsink is bent or the board is warped. So I got to investigating. Well the heatsink is flat. My board however was very bowed. I'm surprised I didn't notice before!

I went about trying to flatten the board. Very carefully obviously. I was able to get some of the bow out. I went ahead and put the sticky pad back in instead of MX-2. It obviously needs the extra "padding" to make contact. I still used my nuts and bolts to secure everything. The result you ask? It goes MUCH MUCH longer now without throttling. Sadly I wish I could say I solved it, but I didn't. It eventually still throttles.

However this proves that it is a VRM heat issue. If you other guys having the issue don't mind, take your board out and see if its bowed. I think you may be surprised. I'm not sure how we are going to solve it though, (well I still plan on getting an Asus board lol). We can't get rid of the heat without good contact on the VRM. We aren't going to be able to do that if the board is bowed without that crappy thermal pad. I'm thinking that maybe with some thermal glue and small heatsinks placed on the VRM's in groups of 4 may be the answer. That may eliminate the effects of the board being bowed because each sink can sit only only a few VRMs as opposed to trying to cover them all.
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