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I was thinking of getting this or the 990FXA UD3 and was wondering how buggy the F2 bios is. From the sound of things the F3 one isn't very good and I'd rather avoid these problems. Alternative is getting an EVO but they're not cheap and I'd rather stick with Gigabyte.

My 790FXT UD5 has died on me, it passes mem test for 24 hours but gives heaps of errors and BSOD's, despite changing CPU, memory, HD, video card, PSU and even screen (wife and I have same screen so she won't notice). I don't really mind RMAing the board but I would like to have something in preparation for BD's arrival.
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Got this board in on Friday and was able to put it in Saturday morning.

Overall, solid board from a construction standpoint. Love the colors and everything is placed well except for the SATA ports.....right behind my 6950 frown.gif


Also ordered a WDCB 1 TB SATA 6.0 drive and 8GB ripjaws to go with it. Used my aging X3 720 while I wait for BD.

At first boot it wouldn't go into BIOS. Fought with it for an hour before I was finally able to access Qflash and put the F3 BIOS on it.

Everything at stock settings with the F3 works FANTASTIC. As soon as I try so much as a smidgeon of an overclock it BSODs before it gets to load Windows. Setting my RAM to it's stock 1600mhz crashes in Windows.

Ran Memtest and both sticks passed with flying colors. I'm thinking either crappy BIOS update or this mobo hates my cpu. I'm flashing it back to F2 tomorrow and trying again.
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Is your RAM 2x4GB or 4x2GB?
If the latter, all Phenom II x3 are c2 revision, expect problems at higher speeds.

ickymay I like seeing that you are totally stable on this board and a Phenom II x6 smile.gif How did you OC on it? Bus clock or multiplier?
I've got an M4A89TD PRO coming and this may hold off my plans on a 990XA-UD3, but it's still on the horizon for me
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2x4gb

I hadn't read about the C2 revision, thanks for the insight. I'll do some googling.
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As long as it is 2 DIMMs there should be little issue
Try bumping CPU-NB voltage. A simple bump in DRAM voltage can also help, C2 rev IMC likes it.
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Yeah, I haven't had too much time to tinker with it. When I get home from work I'll get to play with it more and see what happens.

Really, I just want to hit the 3.6 mark for gaming purposes while I wait for BD.
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Anyone able to tell me how buggy the F2 bios is, as the F3 is really buggy it seems?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Liranan;14177268 
Anyone able to tell me how buggy the F2 bios is, as the F3 is really buggy it seems?

F2 is pretty ok. maybe only bios pwm control doesnt work but i am on 3pin fans so it doesnt matter. lol
anyway, xdd, could you remove me? going for a 990fxa-ud3 just to fit into my color theme. lol.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771;14083519 
I have no idea, I think they are SATAII cables and not SATAIII

Doesnt matter on the cable. its more towards the case if it gonna work @ sata 3.
oops.. double post.
     
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Alright....found some stability for overclocking this POS cpu.


Dropped my RAM to 1066, bumped ram voltage to 1.6, raised CPU to 1.4 from 1.33, and bumped the multi up. This is the first time I was able to run Prime without a crash in the first 10 seconds. I'm only at 3.4ghz right now (stock 2.8) but at least it's a step in the right direction.


Bumping the RAM to 1333 crashes me during boot-up. So unless I can find some tweaks that allows me to up RAM speed then I'll just deal with 1066 while I wait for BD. I'd rather have a higher clocked CPU than RAM anyway.

Back to tinkering away.
Edited by Poliwrath - 7/11/11 at 6:47pm
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