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I have a question I've got a 990xa-ud3 which bios version should I run for OCing. atm I've got it up to 4.0 and im using bios version F8 I think.

I'd highly recommend F12 (or F12b if it's still in beta release).

My chip hit 4.2 easily (but it does on any BIOS revision, other than F11. Lol). But aside from that, F12(b) has VRM throttling protection, where as older revisions do not. It's a good thing to have if you have a power hungry chip like Thuban.
    
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There is a 13b BUT not a huge fan of beta drivers. So with the f12 drivers is there a difference in boot time too. From some posts earlier in here I saw something about F6 and later there where longer boot times.

Along with this is there any other drivers I should update?
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It's not a driver, it's a system firmware. That said, they are not quite like drivers as Gigabyte can't release something that would potentially destroy your board. The BETA versions may just have instabilities with certain setups, or missing features, but are otherwise fairly stable.

And yes, it actually was F13b that I used. F12 may have been the really bad one, sorry my memory isn't the greatest. I know that F10 was good (but lacked VRM protection), and that F11 was fail as all hell.

I recommend trying F12 then, and if it sucks, F13b. For the love of everything, don't flash F11.

Those two above that I recommend are purely based on the "OH HEY. We save your motherboard from exploding" because that's what happened to my UD3. wink.gif
    
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yea firmware driver. just got the wrong word used.

Now interesting thing I just found..........http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/279/images/mb-z68-touch-bios.html Is it worth toying with?

And I cant remember where to get the the flash program I used to flash the bios from windows. Or is there another suggested way to do it. Last time I just used the program and bam 5 mins later bios flashed.
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yea firmware driver. just got the wrong word used.
Now interesting thing I just found..........http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/279/images/mb-z68-touch-bios.html Is it worth toying with?
And I cant remember where to get the the flash program I used to flash the bios from windows. Or is there another suggested way to do it. Last time I just used the program and bam 5 mins later bios flashed.

Personally, I'd recommend doing it from DOS, or within the BIOS itself (QFlash). Flashing from the Windows environment can be potentially risky.

As far as touchBIOS, no clue. Never used it.
    
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Ok I did the flash to version F12. But now during the first and second boot up. I noticed a long delay before post. I did reset my OC back to 4.0 after I reset the pc. then reposted and it saw almost a 10 second wait till the screen showed the bios pic from gigabyte. Is that normal?
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Ok I did the flash to version F12. But now during the first and second boot up. I noticed a long delay before post. I did reset my OC back to 4.0 after I reset the pc. then reposted and it saw almost a 10 second wait till the screen showed the bios pic from gigabyte. Is that normal?

Don't really know if that's normal, what all do you have enabled in the BIOS? Mine didn't take that long to post on either F12 or F13. It was always pretty much the same until it started having POST failures (failing VRM, if I had to place my finger on it).
    
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The board isn't even 8 months old and I only started OCing the board in august.
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I didn't mean yours was failing, mine just started having POST failures around the time that it died. Had it at 4.0-4.2 for about a year and then it just up and died one day while sitting on the desktop.

Try disabling the integrated stuff that you don't use, and what about the SATA controller? AHCI makes it take a little longer to POST.
    
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Welp...Gigabyte just lost my business.

Their response was "Sorry, we know LLC is not available on your motherboard model...Please go buy a new, more expensive model. Thanks for contacting us!"
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