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I am purchasing the 990xa mobo but I have heard about some issues with the cpu coolers blocking some of the memory slots. What is a good cooler to get so that I don't have this problem. I was thinking the Cooler Master Hyper TX 3 might work but I don't have much to go on.

Also does anyone have any recommendations for a GPU... I will be mostly using it for CAD/video enc/decoding.

I hope none of these questions have already been answered, I have been through most of the posts but might have missed a few biggrin.gif
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If this is going to be used with the Kingston HyperX Blu, don't worry about it.
The issue only applies if you're using "taller" memory.

It's not uncommon that this happens with all motherboards really.

A midrange GPU of either nVidia or AMD/ATI (AMD/ATI have recently begun increased support level for GPU accelerated apps, similar to nVidia CUDA) will do. Nothing particularly high end required, though it may make the experience faster.
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Thank you xd , that kind of information really helps.I was looking around and I really like the boards here. I hope I can contribute something useful someday.

What do you recommend for a PSU?
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For those of you who have problems with the bios.

I got a beta bios (f4e) from gigabyte support, it seems to have fixed some of my minor problems.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SZ1NSIDB
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4096_bit_cypher: That would depend on the graphics card you are running. For single cards, a quality 400-450W for a midrange-high end card to a 500-530W for a highest end card with higher power consumption. For dual card setups, anywhere between 550W for CFX midrange-high end cards to 650W for CFX high end cards or 2 GPU on one card, to 750W and above for highest end cards, is recommended. You may want to look in OCN's power supplies section, particularly the PSU calculator thread laid out by Phaedrus2129, for more info.

komodekork: There is a new beta BIOS? Interesting. I don't have my 990XA installed yet (again, lazy ) but I'll be sure to have it installed from when the board is first turned on.
What problems were fixed?
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It's seems to have improved stability while overclocking, and now it's easier to get in the bios.

edit. also there is some new options like "load line"- whatever that means.
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It's seems to have improved stability while overclocking, and now it's easier to get in the bios.

edit. also there is some new options like "load line"- whatever that means.
Awesome. Maybe I will try it soon to see if it fixes the core unlock function. Too bad this bios didn't appear yesterday, as I just now swapped mobos for my old 790x since it has none of the 990xa problems.

Now we just need some other guinea pigs out there test out this bios.
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Awesome. Maybe I will try it soon to see if it fixes the core unlock function. Too bad this bios didn't appear yesterday, as I just now swapped mobos for my old 790x since it has none of the 990xa problems.

Now we just need some other guinea pigs out there test out this bios.
What issues were you having on the 990fxa-ud3?
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Load line calibration will ease vdroop!
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I just built my new system (last night!) and I'm working on establishing a RAID0 array between my 2 Seagate HDDs. In BIOS I enabled SATA Controller, Set the type to RAID, set port 4/5 type to As SATA type, and disabled RAID5. Saved and Exit.

Then, after turning on and off until I get the magic timing using delete, the screen appears showing my 3 drives and says:

"Press <Ctrl - F> to enter RAID Option ROM Utility..."

I press Ctrl F... and nothing happens.
The page stares at me like the compooternoob I am.

Help?
Same here... I reconnected my wireless USB keyboard to USB3.0 and...it works like a charm!!!
seems that extended USB3 controller has better legacy support for USB devices than integrated USB2...
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