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Thanks Z3R0, that is my model, and ill give it a try if i can get this thing to read my USB. My rig is now in my signature, no idea how to share it otherwise. If anyone else has any more advice if this doesnt work that'd be great!

What speed are you trying to run that 16gb ram at? 1600? 1866?
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What speed are you trying to run that 16gb ram at? 1600? 1866?

Again, new to fiddling with the BIOS, but would this be the Memory Clock? if so, 1333 Mhz
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Well then it probably isn't a problem with the board and the 16gb. Sometimes the board can struggle doing 16gb at higher speeds. You might still have some bad sticks though. If a new bios version doesn't help I would run Memtest86+ on them.
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Well then it probably isn't a problem with the board and the 16gb. Sometimes the board can struggle doing 16gb at higher speeds. You might still have some bad sticks though. If a new bios version doesn't help I would run Memtest86+ on them.

Will do, although a problem I'm having now is that the computer won't read the BIOS that is on my flashdrive. If i backup my current bios to the flashdrive, it shows up, but nothing i put on it from a separate computer shows up. So now i can't update or downgrade my bios. I am almost positive that returning my bios to F7 will help instead of harm. I checked my RAM yesterday (pulling the sticks one by one) and they all seemed to work, but the RAM worked fine before i updated my bios so i dont know why they would stop working after the bios update?
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The flash drive is formatted to FAT16/32 format and has the uncompressed bios file on it? Ex: 970AD3.F10
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Editing main post because the 970A-D3 now has a Rev 1.4! Looks like a PCB rev. First BIOS is F10.

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Heads up, everyone!
LIMITED TIME OFFER: If you buy a GA-970A-UD3 on Newegg for $110 shipped you get a free 2x4GB DDR3-1600 kit, worth ~$40!

And the GA-990XA-UD3 has a $10 off coupon making it $120 shipped/$110 AR until September 3rd.

 

In other news, it's been a week actually since the first anniversary of me having bought my 990XA which means I can claim that I've been running this board for a year biggrin.gif

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Heads up, everyone!
LIMITED TIME OFFER: If you buy a GA-970A-UD3 on Newegg for $110 shipped you get a free 2x4GB DDR3-1600 kit, worth ~$40!
And the GA-990XA-UD3 has a $10 off coupon making it $120 shipped/$110 AR until September 3rd.

In other news, it's been a week actually since the first anniversary of me having bought my 990XA which means I can claim that I've been running this board for a year biggrin.gif

Thanks for the heads-up XD. That makes both of those extremely attractive. Do you go with the single x16 and 8 gigs free ram, or $10 more for the 2 lanes? Choices choices biggrin.gif I can honestly say if I had the cash I would buy.
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Heads up, everyone!
LIMITED TIME OFFER: If you buy a GA-970A-UD3 on Newegg for $110 shipped you get a free 2x4GB DDR3-1600 kit, worth ~$40!
And the GA-990XA-UD3 has a $10 off coupon making it $120 shipped/$110 AR until September 3rd.

In other news, it's been a week actually since the first anniversary of me having bought my 990XA which means I can claim that I've been running this board for a year biggrin.gif

I need a job sad-smiley-002.gif
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I can't see multi-card setups being that much popular in today's age given the ridiculous performance that can already be given by a single card. I like the 970A deal better ><

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