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Had mine since June 2012. What overclock do you have on that 955? Mine's at 4ghz 2.6ghz cpu-nb 1.488v prime95 load and 1.456 idle (extreme llc).

I only have mine running at 3.8Ghz at stock voltage. It's very stable at this speed. To get to 4.0 GHz stable, I found I had to raise the CPU voltage to 1.5V and my temps where getting to dangerous levels. Though, that was with my old cooler, not the one I have listed. I haven't bothered to try again because my GPU is usually the bottleneck for most all games.

I'm kind of biding my time CPU wise until hopefully, we see FX-8320 price drops this summer when Haswell launches.

What are you changing to get your cpu-nb speed up to 2.6 GHz? Is a there voltage change involved?
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You need to change CPU NB VID voltage. It's typical for 955 to get 2.6ghz at ~1.3V (lower if you're lucky) with 8gb RAM. With 16GB it takes me 1.325V.

Overclocking cpu-nb does gain you quite a bit of memory performance and can gain fps in games. You really should look into a cpu-nb oc.
Edited by M3TAl - 2/22/13 at 2:33pm
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Looking for someone with 970A-UD3 1.1\1.2\3.0 and FX-8350.
Can you provide some overclock results plz? Temps, 3dmark, LinX etc.
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I've got an 8350 in my 970A-UD3. Bought it a couple weeks ago. So far (I've had very little time to play with it) I have 4.6GHz stable @ 1.375 vcore with llc on extreme and it tops out at 42-45C using an h60 in push-pull. Using mprime (prime95 for linux) to stress test.

Edit= Oh, it's a rev. 1.1.
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4.6 stable on air (Hyper 212+ push-pull) at 1.375v on a rev. 1.2 970A-UD3. Reached 4.7 but wasn't stable. I suspect there's a lot more in this chip, but not going to try it until I upgrade to better cooling.
     
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Hi everybody.

I just bought a GA-990XA (rev 1.1) and ordered an FX-8350.

I need advice on picking some RAM.
I want to have 16 GB running at a minimum of 1866 9-9-9.
I don't intend to do any CPU overclocking.
Easiest brand to get where I live is Kingston.

Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Mushkin Redline 997051 if you can find them, or some Crucial Ballistix Tactical, Ballistix Tactical Tracer, Ballistix Elite. Not sure how either overclocks since I have a X4 955 with memory at 1600 (mushkin and crucial 7-7-7-21 1T). At 1866 with a little more voltage they might do 8-8-8.
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Hi Guys, I will be getting the 970A-UD3 next week, was wondering of any known flaws? Also how well will it OC my FX6300? Will the VRMs strugggle?
     
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Hi Guys, I will be getting the 970A-UD3 next week, was wondering of any known flaws? Also how well will it OC my FX6300? Will the VRMs strugggle?

Which version of the GA-970A-UD3 is it (1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 3.0)?
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Er... This one ?

http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-ga-970a-ud3-am3--amd-970---sb950-ddr3-atx-7JYQ.html
     
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