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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.

What about the problem of getting into the BIOS? I'm not worried about the VDroop, because that's normal anyway. I am just worried about smashing my keyboard out of frustration. If the F2 BIOS is pretty stable I'll get this board because the Asus M5A99 EVO is pretty expensive.
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terence I have listed you as past owner
Poliwrath you may be able to compensate for lowered performance due to lowered memory speed, by lowering the timings (i.e. 1066 ~6-6-6 and preferably lower)
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I replaced the two 1333MHz sticks I had with two 1600MHz sticks. I lowered the timings to 7-7-7-18 at 1.65V and I got better performance than with the sticks running at 1600 and 9-9-9-24.

I saw an article a while ago that said that you would need 2000MHz high timing memory to match low speed low timining. Also bump your NB speed to 2400 or higher. While you won't get noticable, spectacular performance out of if it will help, especially with folding or BOINC.
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My timings are at 7-7-7-10 from 9-9-9-24.

I've set my CPU freq to 220 as well to get to 3.52ghz and I can run small ffts for hours. I crash pretty quickly under blend so I'm going to do some tweaking tonight.

Edit: thanks for mentioning the C2 Revision, it really helped me figue out how to make this board play nicely with my aging cpu.

And I haven't had any issues with the F3 BIOS. It works great.
Edited by Poliwrath - 7/12/11 at 4:27am
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Wicked timings man, see if you can lower them to 6-6-6.
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if i put ddr3 g.skill 2000 mhz oc can i oc it? i mean i see all of you have 1600 mhz ddr3 but this mb can go up to 2000 mhz on oc?
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Yeah you can but it's better to get lower timings than higher speed. As I said, lower timings are far more effective and efficient than higher speed lower timings, unless you can get high speed, low timings. I can't afford those RAM sticks, so I'm sticking with what I have.

Here's a link that explains it a little. The problem with this is this: they are using DDR3 1200 (never seen DDR3 1200 sticks), rather than 1333 and their timings are odd too, higher than I would use. I would never use timings 9-9-9-27, I'd use 9-9-9-24 or 7-7-7-21, I'd use 7-7-7-18. I'd say DDR3 1333 7-7-7-18 is as fast, if not faster than 1600 9-9-9-24. That, however is beaten by 1600 8-8-8-22.

I am not the most knowledgable person on this toping but am reporting what I've seen with my own sticks and AIDA trests. My four sticks won't run stable at 1600 8-8-8-24 even so I'm sticking with 7-7-7-18, maybe I can get the timings even tighter than that but I won't know until I get one of these 990XA UD3's. It'd be great if I could run 7-7-7-15 but I think I'm delusional, though if lucky I will get them stable at around CAS 8 at 1600.
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Yeah you can but it's better to get lower timings than higher speed. As I said, lower timings are far more effective and efficient than higher speed lower timings, unless you can get high speed, low timings. I can't afford those RAM sticks, so I'm sticking with what I have.

Here's a link that explains it a little. The problem with this is this: they are using DDR3 1200 (never seen DDR3 1200 sticks), rather than 1333 and their timings are odd too, higher than I would use. I would never use timings 9-9-9-27, I'd use 9-9-9-24 or 7-7-7-21, I'd use 7-7-7-18. I'd say DDR3 1333 7-7-7-18 is as fast, if not faster than 1600 9-9-9-24. That, however is beaten by 1600 8-8-8-22.

I am not the most knowledgable person on this toping but am reporting what I've seen with my own sticks and AIDA trests. My four sticks won't run stable at 1600 8-8-8-24 even so I'm sticking with 7-7-7-18, maybe I can get the timings even tighter than that but I won't know until I get one of these 990XA UD3's. It'd be great if I could run 7-7-7-15 but I think I'm delusional, though if lucky I will get them stable at around CAS 8 at 1600.


tnx very much, i have one more question:rolleyes: when fxa bulldozder come out will i be able to put 8 core fxa on this motherboard? or 6 core?
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I have no idea as the specifications of BD are hidden nicely behind NDA's and lots and lots of lawyers.

The 990FXA UD7 has the same 8+2 phase power management as this board, thus I assume that the 8 core will be or should be fine. But BD is months away and nothing is certain yet. If the 8 core isn't supported I will be pissed off, as I am buying this board in the hope to buyeither the hexa or octa core later.
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Originally Posted by Liranan;14189943 
I have no idea as the specifications of BD are hidden nicely behind NDA's and lots and lots of lawyers.

The 990FXA UD7 has the same 8+2 phase power management as this board, thus I assume that the 8 core will be or should be fine. But BD is months away and nothing is certain yet. If the 8 core isn't supported I will be pissed off, as I am buying this board in the hope to buyeither the hexa or octa core later.

that is the same reason i bought this mb biggrin.gif
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