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I must go to sleep sadsmiley.gif . Hopefully some one else will help. You might want to make your own thread... probably get more help that way.
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It's long time I don't read this useful thread, i want to ask to experts some questions because i'm a big ignorant smile.gif

1) I have a 990XA-UD3 rev 1.0 motherboard with F13 (the last one) bios because i would like to buy FX-8350 (I just selled my FX-8150 yesterday), in these days i'm reading about this LLC (load line calibration) an important parameter to have a stable OC, why this motherboard doesn't have this option in the bios???? maybe it's available in older bios?????

2) Does the PLL cpu parameter important for a stable OC or is better don't touch this one???? I have read different answers on the net about this but still don't clearly understand what this function is.

3)Why if I choose in the bios 1.50V for cpu i will find a lower voltage in windows reading it with cpu-z???? I have disabled all the functions c1 state c6 state cool'n'quiet, apm master mode........why the voltage is not always fixed and change ???? if i put an old bios like F7 the voltage i put in the bios is the voltage i read in cpu-z..........

Thanks in advance to all the forum members will answer me, and excuse me for my crappy english, greetings from Italy smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Raven.7 View Post

Ok. I have officially regretted buying this motherboard.
Rev 1.0 doesn't have LLC control!!!
Who's the bloody genius at Gigabyte that came up with the idea of NOT giving a 99x chipset LLC control?!? On top of over-volting my CPU by .1v, the thing can't even pick up the right RAM speed, timings OR voltage.
Gigabyte support is going to hear about this one.

ohhhhh what a bad thing frown.gif

but if the 990XA-UD3 rev 1.0 doesn't have LLC option in the bios it has LLC control by default right?????? I mean I can't control LLC to choose ON/OFF but it is built in this motherboard or not???
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Originally Posted by netcrusher View Post

It's long time I don't read this useful thread, i want to ask to experts some questions because i'm a big ignorant smile.gif
1) I have a 990XA-UD3 rev 1.0 motherboard with F13 (the last one) bios because i would like to buy FX-8350 (I just selled my FX-8150 yesterday), in these days i'm reading about this LLC (load line calibration) an important parameter to have a stable OC, why this motherboard doesn't have this option in the bios???? maybe it's available in older bios?????
2) Does the PLL cpu parameter important for a stable OC or is better don't touch this one???? I have read different answers on the net about this but still don't clearly understand what this function is.
3)Why if I choose in the bios 1.50V for cpu i will find a lower voltage in windows reading it with cpu-z???? I have disabled all the functions c1 state c6 state cool'n'quiet, apm master mode........why the voltage is not always fixed and change ???? if i put an old bios like F7 the voltage i put in the bios is the voltage i read in cpu-z..........
Thanks in advance to all the forum members will answer me, and excuse me for my crappy english, greetings from Italy smile.gif
#1 (LLC) fixes vdroop, which is the problem you're describing in question #3.

#2 I don't know, it didn't do anything for me.

#3 That is vdroop, see #1.
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Nevermind, works.
Edited by reddik - 11/7/12 at 4:44pm
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990xa-UD3 1.0 have vboost by default - so 1.47V increases to nearly 1.6V in stress.
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Originally Posted by MRx View Post

990xa-UD3 1.0 have vboost by default - so 1.47V increases to nearly 1.6V in stress.

Same here with my UD5 1.0
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If anyone is interested I put thermal sensors on my VRM and NB heatsink to compare to the readings from the board sensors... And I gotta say I'm a little perplexed by what I found.

The sensors are off by ~1C compared to what the actual temp is. Installed my new fan controller yesterday and had all 5 sensors dangling in front of my case. My ambient room temp is ~27C and the sensors were reading 27-28C.

Anyways here's the results: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I'm still a firm believer that there is no sensor for the NB but the VRM reading confounds me. We believe tmpin#2 to be a VRM sensor right? So the heatsink is reading 41C and the board sensor reads 29C?
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Thread Starter 

TMPIN2 should measure the NB/chipset and not the VRMs on newer GIGABYTE boards. However, you are measuring the heatsink, not the chips themselves (i.e. where the board sensor might actually be located).

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I am a little disappointed by my Gigabyte 970-UD3 rev 1.0.
I am comparing it to the 890GPA that has "only" 4+1 and i don t like what i see.The "only" 4 phased 890GPA-UD3 has rock solid voltages with the X4 975BE ,even in overclocking , while with the 970 voltages are always going up and down.No LLC settings here ,but i see others have not to much advantages from it.And the throttling with FX 4100 drove me mad.

Maybe someone should make a thread with the motherboards that really work properly with FX/Vishera.The more time it passes the more 9xx series boards look like bricks to me.Made on the knees ,just to be on the market and thats all.Crappy BIOS support (see AHCI BIOS-es ass well) ,lack of drivers for AHCI and RAID and so on.

What happened to Gigabyte ,they have made excellent 7xx and 8xx chipset based boards and they simply can t make it right with 9xx series.
Any joy with 970-UD3 revision 3 around here ?!
   
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