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Not much at all.

The HTT link merely transfers as a link between CPU & RAM and also I believe between CPU & chipset and all it really does is move already organized data in one direction or the other; the bandwidth provided at 2Ghz (4000MT/s) with a Phenom II is already quite redundant.

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Can someone confirm if the sata cables that comes with GA-970A-UD3 are sata 3? I tested the speed on a sata 3 ssd, but the read speed is 290MB/s only -- same as what I got on a sata 2 motherboard.
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Can someone confirm if the sata cables that comes with GA-970A-UD3 are sata 3? I tested the speed on a sata 3 ssd, but the read speed is 290MB/s only -- same as what I got on a sata 2 motherboard.
There is no difference between a sata 3 cable or a sata 2 cable, or even a sata 1 cable. What is your SSD? 290MB/s wasn't even maxing out SATA II, it can do around 375MB/s
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I'm pretty sure that they are, as on newer boards, SATAIII.

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Cables are cables....bro

Just like all the HDMI 1.2,1.3 1.4a WHATEVER
they are ALL the same cables with a different "certification sticker"

Physically they are the same, bandwidth is the same, etc.
High speed "cables" are a bunch of bologna.
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Anybody here use Touch BIOS.? when i click on overclock then Advanced Voltage settings it sometimes shows different setting to what i have set in the BIOS, eg.. i have my CPU Voltage Control set to -0.050v in the bios but it sometimes reads +0.600v in touch BIOS and my CPU NB VID Control also reads +0.600v but i have not changed it in the bios
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Anybody here use Touch BIOS.? when i click on overclock then Advanced Voltage settings it sometimes shows different setting to what i have set in the BIOS, eg.. i have my CPU Voltage Control set to -0.050v in the bios but it sometimes reads +0.600v in touch BIOS and my CPU NB VID Control also reads +0.600v but i have not changed it in the bios

I've dabbled in messing with TouchBIOS and I very much dislike it (reads my vCore wrong as well, and FSB sometimes), I'd definitely recommend using the real BIOS when messing with overclocking settings. Also; other tools like HWMonitor (or OpenHWMonitor), and AIDA64 may be more beneficial to use for checking your sensors for volts/temps.
    
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Just gonna warn you guys that there's been a bug reported with GA-990XA-UD3 BIOS F11 with an FX processor

 

I think it's extremely noteworthy that BIOS F11 "Adds VRM MOS protection", indicating that there may have been none before (not that with a high quality, high end 8+2 phase VRM system it'd be very necessary).

 

The GA-970A-D3 also now has VRM protection with the F9 update.  Very significant given that this is a 4+1 phase unheatsinked board and now we know it is there.


Edited by xd_1771 - 6/17/12 at 1:31pm
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UPDATE:

  • Gigabyte releases GA-970A-D3 rev 1.3 WITH VRM COOLING
  • Added GA-970A-DS3 to thread
  • Other various updates to main post

Edited by xd_1771 - 6/17/12 at 2:03pm
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BIOS Revision F12 has been released for the 990XA-UD3 boards, hopefully fixing the bugs with FX processors and other general stability issues.

Change notes: 1. Modify ET6 function
    
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