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Because the asus sabertooth is mention know that the rev 2 cannot unlock cpu cores. I would also look for the asus m4a99fx rev 2. It has also nice capacitors and digivrm.
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Because the asus sabertooth is mention know that the rev 2 cannot unlock cpu cores. I would also look for the asus m4a99fx rev 2. It has also nice capacitors and digivrm.
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Because the asus sabertooth is mention know that the rev 2 cannot unlock cpu cores. I would also look for the asus m4a99fx rev 2. It has also nice capacitors and digivrm.

Shouldn't need that function, unless you want to disable cores. All cores should be active all the time.
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I have a x2 550 that also work as a b50 x4 but not on this mainboard. The unlocking on this mainboard isn't working and I already told that ga tech. I then bought a fx cpu but that isn't really cheap here in europe.
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I am going to guess that you were using the small data set in OCCT. I already have an aftermarket cooler and will be getting a better one some day, but with the small data set in OCCT this 8350 lasts 1 minute or so before it shuts down at 65C. Or, the last time I ran it it throttled at 59C. So you already have pretty good cooling and your UD3 should survive with a little help.
Using the medium or large data sets my temps peak at 55C +-.

I got an email from Gigabyte yesterday about my review on Newegg. They gave me a case number and an address. I went there and it is an old obsolete site. I have a bad feeling about this.

OCCT: all I did was fire it up, altered no setting/preferences, nosed around a little to assure myself no part of the test was going to mess with the SSD at all, then leaving it on the first tab, just hit "ON"

I'm fairly content for the moment that, AS-IS, I'm fine doing anything with it I would typically do, as long as ambient stays under 80f. So I'm going put off installing this cooler:


until after I get back from "out-of-town", (apparently attaching adaptor-bracket requires accessing the BACK-side of the MB, ='s board has to come all the way OUT), anyway, I bought it and I fully intend to use it I just don't feel a pressing need to spend the TIME on it between now and mid June.
(CD in pic for scale). You hear how big these things are, might be, in the reviews but it never completely prepares you for when you get the thing in your HAND.
I'm assuming I'll have room enough,

For myself with my lil' ol' 95w 6-core, there is NO chance (this CPU) will ever get a better cooler than this one.
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Honestly not surprised, I am looking to just save some money and buy a new mobo. What Anyone got any suggestions for a board that is in the same price range as this one?(UD3)

If, you have an FX-8-core and you're planning to OverClock it, forget "same price-range", pony up the extra, what is it, (30-35 bucks?), and get the UD5. JMHO.

(or save a few bucks, get the UD3 and run it stock, ....heck even at stock the FX8000's are plenty zippy.)

OR OR OR, if you haven't bought the CPU yet, I do recommend what I have, the FX-6100 (almost HALF the cost of an 8000 series!) and the UD3 are a very decent match. But, consistent with pretty much all OC-boards/scenarios you'll need to ditch the OEM CPU cooler if you plan to OC. Also DO NOT fail to upgrade the BIOS to "FC".
Edited by NoNewEgg4Me - 5/22/13 at 2:18am
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If, you have an FX-8-core and you're planning to OverClock it, forget "same price-range", pony up the extra, what is it, (30-35 bucks?), and get the UD5. JMHO.

(or save a few bucks, get the UD3 and run it stock, ....heck even at stock the FX8000's are plenty zippy.)

OR OR OR, if you haven't bought the CPU yet, I do recommend what I have, the FX-6100 (almost HALF the cost of an 8000 series!) and the UD3 are a very decent match. But, consistent with pretty much all OC-boards/scenarios you'll need to ditch the OEM CPU cooler if you plan to OC. Also DO NOT fail to upgrade the BIOS to "FC".

? The 6100 is pretty much garbage compared to the newer vishera core 4300, 6300 etc. I have no idea of even the price of the 6100.
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You should NOT need to remove the motherboard to install that 212 HSF. I did not with an Arctic A30 which is very similar. The mother board already has a steel back plate installed and holding the stock cooler in place. I just removed the screws from the stock plate and installed the adapters one screw at a time. It took maybe a half hour total.
One thing you will need to change is the fan. It will not clear the heat sinks on your ram. It must be removed, flipped over so it blows in the opposite direction, and then the cooler must be installed so that the fan is on the back side next to the VRMs. Positioned like that it is pulling air through the cooler instead of pushing it through and blowing directly at the case exhaust fan. That is how my A30 is set up and tests have shown that it only runs 1-2C warmer that way.

noneweggforme: I believe you are correct. I have been reading reviews of the cheaper boards from all manufacturers and am seeing the same things we are seeing here. The 8XXX cpu cooks them all.
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Well my Sabertooth r.2 arrived yesterday. It's a replacement for my "sick" UD3 rev. 1.1 board with the failing VRMs.
There are in my opinion significant differences between them, other than cost.

The most important to me was the back of the board, underneath the VRMs. What I thought was a "support" to keep the board from warping? It is, plus it also appears to be a flat heatsink and it has what appears to be thermal tape between it and the board. Asus, it seems, knew about VRMs overheating and took very aggressive steps to cool them. Gigabyte didn't know or didn't care.

This is typed on the wifes computer...I am taking my time with Sabertooth install. I plan to place a fan on the backside of the Mobo aimed at the "VRM heat sink" and of course one on the front side VRM
heat sink.

It just bar-b-ques my chili, that I can't buy a premium quality mobo with two graphic slots....you must by 3,4 or more. rant over.
I hope this helps y'all.
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Well my Sabertooth r.2 arrived yesterday. It's a replacement for my "sick" UD3 rev. 1.1 board with the failing VRMs.
There are in my opinion significant differences between them, other than cost.

The most important to me was the back of the board, underneath the VRMs. What I thought was a "support" to keep the board from warping? It is, plus it also appears to be a flat heatsink and it has what appears to be thermal tape between it and the board. Asus, it seems, knew about VRMs overheating and took very aggressive steps to cool them. Gigabyte didn't know or didn't care.

This is typed on the wifes computer...I am taking my time with Sabertooth install. I plan to place a fan on the backside of the Mobo aimed at the "VRM heat sink" and of course one on the front side VRM
heat sink.

It just bar-b-ques my chili, that I can't buy a premium quality mobo with two graphic slots....you must by 3,4 or more. rant over.
I hope this helps y'all.

If only ASUS would release a Maximus Gene equivalent for the AM3+ / 990FX chipset...
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