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Seen some pictures of some other 970/990 NB heatsinks and it looked like they used a grey pad or tape. I have seen this pink bubblegum paste/pad before on other boards in the past.
Never been able to figure out if its TIM or a thick pad, and hate cleaning off the stuff. This however is my first experience in dealing with this pink stuff, brand new from the factory.

This crappy TIM/adhesive/pad whatever is just as much of a pain to work with fresh brand new, as it is on a 6 year old machine that's never been dusted out once and runs 70c daily.
Doesn't matter if this stuff is new or old it's always dry, hard and sticky.
    
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TMPIN2 is CPU Socket temp. What voltages are you running?
this is the screenshoot i took ten minutes after start the PC
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Update: Firmware version F13b (BETA!) has been released for the 990XA-UD3.
Updated AHCI/RAID versions, and new CPU AGESA. Actually a decent update, if only it didn't carry the beta monkier. Newer AMD RAID roms have improved caching, IIRC.

Version F7c for the 970A-UD3 as well. CPU Support List says F7c added support for Opteron 3250/3260. Seems they made a typo too. 3260 22nm??
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Edited by M3TAl - 7/20/12 at 4:22pm
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Personal update; I am loving F13b! Hope it stays this good in the official release. The only flaw is that it retains the same MOS protection that F12 had, and for some reason, the POST cycle seems to really dislike my overclock, in really random intervals. It's no big deal, just a quick tap of the reset button, don't even have to go back into the BIOS to load the profile. Other than that, the in-OS stability is rock solid, and it seems to perform a little more smoothly when copying around large files. All in all, a solid addition to a great board.
    
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4ghz 14x286fsb 9-9-9-27 1587mhz memory not stable
4ghz 14x286 9-9-9-27 1125mhz memory is stable
cpu stock speed 9-9-9-27 1600mhz memory is stable

Why my 4ghz memory is not stable and cpu stock speed same timing and stuff is?
post #1126 of 3278
Hey I'm back!


Still having performance problems but I figured out the overclock.

Is it really as simple as setting the CPU FSB from 200 to 220 to get 3.8ghz and ram up to 1600?.

That seems a little too easy.

Attempting to repair Windows installation since the new motherboard was swapped in without reformatting. Hopefully that should fix the performance issues right?
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Okay so finally got the time to play around with my 970a ud3 today, unexpectedly had to work all weekend. mad.gif

Don't got windows on it yet or nothing just updated the bios to F6. CPU temp is idling in the 30's, NB and VRM heatsink is barley warm to the touch.

This is just sitting in BIOS though at 1.424 volts CPU. I see when I set the system voltage control from auto to manual the CPU idles at 1.440 volts, changed nothing else.

LLC setting was auto. Seems the LLC setting on regular also makes the CPU idle volts 1.424 whether the system voltage control is set to auto or manual.

Change the LLC to extreme and the CPU idles at 1.440 volts again no matter if system voltage control set to auto or manual. Interesting.
    
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Is it really as simple as setting the CPU FSB from 200 to 220 to get 3.8ghz and ram up to 1600?
Well you have to take into account whether or not a voltage increase is needed for those speeds and also 220 FSB will result in 2.2ghz cpu-nb speed... If no voltage increase is needed then IT IS THAT EASY.
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4ghz 14x286fsb 9-9-9-27 1587mhz memory not stable
4ghz 14x286 9-9-9-27 1125mhz memory is stable
cpu stock speed 9-9-9-27 1600mhz memory is stable
Why my 4ghz memory is not stable and cpu stock speed same timing and stuff is?

Depends on your setup as a whole, have you tried increasing the vDIMM or vCPU/NB at all? Sounds like it needs a little more juice on the IMC. If all else fails, increase tRFC by 1 increment, it generally aides a ton in stability at no cost in performance when FSB >280.
    
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i have anything volted and not help
i have high end board ud7 and 1866mhz 1.5v rams
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