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post #1411 of 3278
Guess i'll just return it and get a GA-990FXA-UD5. I did intend to OC it a little as well.
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A 970A-UD3 or 990XA-UD3 will be fine as well.
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Just use/buy UD3 versions and up suffixes not the others with Gigabyte ,to be on the safe side.
   
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Which disk controller should one use when installing windows 7 on a WD black hard drive ? AMD SATA AHCI Driver or the Microsoft AHCI Driver or just leave it on IDE mode.

Was going to use the AMD SATA AHCI Driver from http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3891#dl
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Originally Posted by rawsteel View Post

Which disk controller should one use when installing windows 7 on a WD black hard drive ? AMD SATA AHCI Driver or the Microsoft AHCI Driver or just leave it on IDE mode.
Was going to use the AMD SATA AHCI Driver from http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3891#dl
I would use the AMD ahci.
post #1416 of 3278
I used the Microsoft ahci. Either one will work. Some say the AMD has better performance. Weather that's true, not sure.
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GIGABYTE made a reasonable decision to stop rating 4+1 phase boards with no VRM cooling installed for 8-core processors.

You can always get an aftermarket cooling solution to provide some additional mofset protection right?

I picked up this one by Enzotech. Fits perfectly on my Gigabyte 970A-D3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708016
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I would use the AMD ahci.
Me too...

With mobo with older chipsets from AMD i used Microsoft AHCI drivers, but with earlier chipsets like SB850 or SB950, AMD AHCI drivers are the best way to go...
Edited by jacqlittle - 12/28/12 at 4:26pm
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I currently have a GA-990FXA-UD5 and Phenom II X4 955 and would like to do some Northbridge undervolting but cant find any info on the topic only undervolting the CPU which i have already done. Is it safe to drop it below the auto settings on a stock setup
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Originally Posted by rawsteel View Post

I currently have a GA-990FXA-UD5 and Phenom II X4 955 and would like to do some Northbridge undervolting but cant find any info on the topic only undervolting the CPU which i have already done. Is it safe to drop it below the auto settings on a stock setup
There's really no reason to do that.
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