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F3 BIOS fixed an issue, now it runs at 900-1000rpm. Anyway, there is headroom for improvement.
thanks for the heads up smile.gif
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I'm pretty sure that thermal paste spread correctly (checked it) and fan rotation's direction is the same. I just think that BIOS isn't mature yet, as F3 shows great improvement:)
Talking about mosfet temp, if HWMonitor Pro shows correctly it is ~45C in idle. (TMPIN2 sensor).
Edited by Matas - 6/18/11 at 3:00pm
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im planning to get this myself. ive always been a gigabyte fanboy with amd motherboards biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Matas;13920812 
I'm pretty sure that thermal paste spread correctly (checked it) and fan rotation's direction is the same. I just think that BIOS isn't mature yet, as F3 shows great improvement:)
Talking about mosfet temp, if HWMonitor Pro shows correctly it is ~45C in idle. (TMPIN2 sensor).

I am sure a lot of these new boards will have bios updates to fine tune stuff. smile.gif
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The VRMs on my 790XT are idling at 36C right now, in the same range as other things on my mobo. Considering my case airflow is predominantly front-back and focused more around the CPU and GPU than mobo, that's not that bad. Then again, the VRM heatsink on mine is way more hefty and includes a heatsink to connect to the northbridge which may actually assist some of that transfer (both NB & VRMs are stable).

Anyways 45C at idle is nothing to worry about for sure, what is the load temperature?
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since i was planing to go for i5, this mobo and buldo make me confused...
i would take this path of amd, but i dont know how much would cpu be on its own...
for now, i can take this mobo and vengance 1600mhz for 175e...
which is comparing to i5 bit expensive... for p8p67 and same memory i would have to spend around 220e
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Hello all fellow Gigabyte 990XA-UD3'ers. I have a problem and I think this is a decent place to put it.

So my brother and I bought a couple of 990XA's in anticipation for bulldozer, but we both seem to have this same problem.

I put a Phenom II 550 in my board, and my brother has a 555 in his. In my old board (790X-UD4P) as well as my bros (some MSI board, idk) we were able to unlock to quad cores. I was even able to OC mine to around 3.7 max stable. In these new 990XA boards, unlocking cpus always results in unstable systems, can't pass prime95 or do anything intensive. Any idea as to why this is the case?

Unlocking only to three cores seems to fix the issue, but I hate being gimped so badly until BD releases. Maybe I should've gone with a 990fx board instead.
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Originally Posted by Quantium40;13923454 
Hello all fellow Gigabyte 990XA-UD3'ers. I have a problem and I think this is a decent place to put it.

So my brother and I bought a couple of 990XA's in anticipation for bulldozer, but we both seem to have this same problem.

I put a Phenom II 550 in my board, and my brother has a 555 in his. In my old board (790X-UD4P) as well as my bros (some MSI board, idk) we were able to unlock to quad cores. I was even able to OC mine to around 3.7 max stable. In these new 990XA boards, unlocking cpus always results in unstable systems, can't pass prime95 or do anything intensive. Any idea as to why this is the case?

Unlocking only to three cores seems to fix the issue, but I hate being gimped so badly until BD releases. Maybe I should've gone with a 990fx board instead.

Are you sure all the voltages are set the same on your new board as on your old board? Are you using the latest bios? you where using a 790X before so I don't see why you would have trouble on the 990X.
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Are you sure all the voltages are set the same on your new board as on your old board? Are you using the latest bios? you where using a 790X before so I don't see why you would have trouble on the 990X.

First tried similar settings, then tried just about everything else. It seems that no matter how much I or my brother tweak the settings (adding voltage, changing multipliers, messing with ht and fsb etc) prime95, heaven bench, and crysis all crash almost immediately upon running. If we lower the core count we both can always achieve stability quickly. Btw, updating sig rig. Also, BIOS is flashed to F3, no fix frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Quantium40;13923762 
First tried similar settings, then tried just about everything else. It seems that no matter how much I or my brother tweak the settings (adding voltage, changing multipliers, messing with ht and fsb etc) prime95, heaven bench, and crysis all crash almost immediately upon running. If we lower the core count we both can always achieve stability quickly. Btw, updating sig rig. Also, BIOS is flashed to F3, no fix frown.gif

You would have to ask Gigabyte. If you say it was passing prime 95 on your older 790X then I don't know... I never got a CPU with locked cores because it's never guaranteed to work unlocked. A 990FX would probably not have helped because they are about the same it's just the 990FX has 16x 16x Crossfire/SLI support.

Could it be possible something they changed with AM3+ is making your unlocked cores less stable?

look at this the GA-890GPA-UD3H will have AM3+ support but there is a catch...

"Description:

1. Beta BIOS
2. Add AM3+ CPU support

Note: Remove boot PXE ROM & unlock CPU core function, please use previous BIOS version for full functionality."

I saw that over on the AMD CPU forum..
http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/1044124-am3-physically-different-am3-2.html
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Originally Posted by CDub07;13916067 
That might be a feature AMD is trying to get away from with AM3+ and is why why there only doing the mid to high boards.

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Edited by v3dgames - 6/18/11 at 10:13pm
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