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@SpacemanSpliff you made a beginners mistake.
DON'T EVER read the temperatures from the cpu out of the core sensors.
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I'm totally frustrated. I imported my new mid-end gaming PC parts and I wanted to give AMD a try to start overclocking. Here's my rig:

Windows 7 x64 (I also installed Windows8 x64)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZYTc
Motherboard Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 1.0
AMD FX-6300 not overclocked at all.
(4 x 4gb) 16gb RAM Samsung branded 1600mhz (I tried with some Kingston low-profiled well rated in Newegg that a friend of mine currently uses, they're 1333mhz and also I get the same issue)
Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Boost
PSU Seasonic G 550 80 Plus Gold.

I've tried turning on my computer with only ONE stick of RAM but doesn't show anything on the screen, doesn't make sounds but the CPU fan sometimes gets louder. If I place TWO sticks of RAM I only get 4gb and when I go full house, I only get 8gb. I've cleared CMOS several times, I've cleared it with the pin, removing the battery, I've tried to force 1333mhz, I've taken out the GPU, put it back in, I've searched for bent pins on the processor and looks flawless, I've not overclocked at all because annoys me that I've only available 8gb. Easy Tuner from Gigabyte and CPUZ are able to see I've 4gb sticks available. The only time I was able to see 16gb was when I placed the other Kingston memory from my friend but as soon as I tried stability with Prime95 to start overclocking, the setting got screwed again. I've searched a lot and I'm not able to find a suitable answer. What could it be?

RMA is not an option since I live in El Salvador.

What can I do, experts? I'm in your hands.

Thank you!
post #5623 of 12377
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Originally Posted by mfalconer View Post

I'm totally frustrated. I imported my new mid-end gaming PC parts and I wanted to give AMD a try to start overclocking. Here's my rig:

Windows 7 x64 (I also installed Windows8 x64)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZYTc
Motherboard Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 1.0
AMD FX-6300 not overclocked at all.
(4 x 4gb) 16gb RAM Samsung branded 1600mhz (I tried with some Kingston low-profiled well rated in Newegg that a friend of mine currently uses, they're 1333mhz and also I get the same issue)
Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Boost
PSU Seasonic G 550 80 Plus Gold.

I've tried turning on my computer with only ONE stick of RAM but doesn't show anything on the screen, doesn't make sounds but the CPU fan sometimes gets louder. If I place TWO sticks of RAM I only get 4gb and when I go full house, I only get 8gb. I've cleared CMOS several times, I've cleared it with the pin, removing the battery, I've tried to force 1333mhz, I've taken out the GPU, put it back in, I've searched for bent pins on the processor and looks flawless, I've not overclocked at all because annoys me that I've only available 8gb. Easy Tuner from Gigabyte and CPUZ are able to see I've 4gb sticks available. The only time I was able to see 16gb was when I placed the other Kingston memory from my friend but as soon as I tried stability with Prime95 to start overclocking, the setting got screwed again. I've searched a lot and I'm not able to find a suitable answer. What could it be?

RMA is not an option since I live in El Salvador.

What can I do, experts? I'm in your hands.

Thank you!

Your friends RAM was all recognized yet yours isn't? Honestly I would say your RAM kit is probably defective frown.gif Can you have your friend try your RAM in his system to see if his can find it?
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post #5624 of 12377
madsmiley.png I'm so tired of this board, I had it at 4.6GHz but in Sony Vegas the 100% load would cause throttling so I put it at stock but I couldn't stand the performance loss I got in some games. So right now I decided I would see just how high I could go with some stability, my end result was that at 4.0GHz it was unstable unless HPC was on and I only tested for 2-3 minutes so hell it may have lost stability in 10-15 minutes, with HPC mode on I decided hey lets see if 4.2GHz works after all it's the stock boost clock so that shouldn't be pushing it, I was wrong I went about 2 minutes in Prime95 before it started throttling.

sad-smiley-002.gif This is just so frustrating, I sent yet another email to Gigabyte I don't even know what to expect from them anymore but I was pretty mad in the message and honestly I'm only gonna get worse if they keep acting like this problem doesn't exist.
post #5625 of 12377
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@SpacemanSpliff you made a beginners mistake.
DON'T EVER read the temperatures from the cpu out of the core sensors.

I'm not too familiar with HWMonitor, but I definitely agree that it makes much more sense for the CPU temp to be much more consistent as opposed to such a broad spectrum between Idle and Load temps. That's actually somewhat encouraging because generally under heavy load the CPU temp listed under the board sensors is actually lower than the core temp reported... which of course means I have more overclocking headspace available. Perhaps a 5GHz+ OC is still within reach after all... but it will have to wait until Tuesday after a good night's sleep from the 4 straight nights of closing the bar... The lone drawback to being a bartender... you seldom get home before 330, let alone get to sleep before 430.
post #5626 of 12377
About memory, I read somewhere on these forums that Samsung ram should be avoided. I am using 16gb of GSkill ram and it is working fine.

Hellsrage, what temps was it showing when it started throttling? Mine used to throttle at 65C, then 62C, and the last time I dared to stress test it it throttled at 59C.
My current theory is that as the board warps it pulls the VRMs away from the cooler, causing them to overheat and throttle. As the board warps more this happens sooner.
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I decided to take out my board, regoo everything, put a spacer in the H60 and try something with the slight warping I'm having on my board as well. Digging through my box of misc poop I found some pyramid shaped rubber spacers. (heres the closest picture I could find on the googles)



The ones I have are a little skinner but about 3-4mm taller then the metal standoffs holding the board down. So I put four of them spread out beneath the vrms and directed a 80mm fan over them. Now I don't know if it was the combination of stuff I did but the temps went through the floor. Playing BF3 last night the CPU peaked at 50'C whereas it would peak at ~58'C before. Running prime95 for an hour clocked at 4.4G (FX8350/multiplier only), stock voltages there was no throttling. I'm content @4.4, with fancontrol controlling the H60 this computer is almost completely silent when not under load, finally...

I can't complain, much, about this board. I dunno, this took way to much reading, after market parts and testing to get to this point...
post #5628 of 12377
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About memory, I read somewhere on these forums that Samsung ram should be avoided. I am using 16gb of GSkill ram and it is working fine.

Hellsrage, what temps was it showing when it started throttling? Mine used to throttle at 65C, then 62C, and the last time I dared to stress test it it throttled at 59C.
My current theory is that as the board warps it pulls the VRMs away from the cooler, causing them to overheat and throttle. As the board warps more this happens sooner.

That's no theory my friend. I've proved that, that is exactly what is happening. My board was so warped only the outer two VRM's on each side made contact with the heatsink. "Shimming" my board to keep pressure against the warped area is the only thing that stopped that but even with good contact across the VRM's it will still over heat and throttle without a fan on the VRM heatsink.
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About memory, I read somewhere on these forums that Samsung ram should be avoided. I am using 16gb of GSkill ram and it is working fine.

Hellsrage, what temps was it showing when it started throttling? Mine used to throttle at 65C, then 62C, and the last time I dared to stress test it it throttled at 59C.
My current theory is that as the board warps it pulls the VRMs away from the cooler, causing them to overheat and throttle. As the board warps more this happens sooner.

Everything was in the mid 40s which has me worried because now it's throttling at rather cool temps.
post #5630 of 12377
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Playing BF3 last night the CPU peaked at 50'C whereas it would peak at ~58'C before.
hmm thats interesting.

after seeing these results, i think im going to try the same thing. first ill check if my bord is warped.

i will be excited if it lowers my cpu temp.

on another note: the Asrock 970 extreme 3 has the same issue apparently. i just saw it in a thread on a dutch forum. dont know if it is coincidence, but it do is weird. maybe this is also happening on intel boards.
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