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i was wondering...
someone mentioned that colors of ram slot mean something, i cant remember it well, but it was something like white slots are for overclocking or so
well is that true? mobo in my rig, ram slots are blue-white-blue-white

They are colour coded so you can put two sticks in, use one colour unless you have 4 sticks, other than that its fairly meaningless, some memory needs manually setting in some boards and some require using slots 3 & 4, if ive missed anything im sure someone will clear it up or correct me if im wrong, but thats my opinion and experience of gigabyte and amd boards
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Aye, it's just to differentiate channels. If you are only running 2 sticks of ram they need to go in the same color slots to run in dual channel.
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The cooling was Thermalright Ultima-90 with 120mm fan.
Those MOSFET are from ONSEMI and they are rated for 93 Amps each
at what temperature? Capacity can drop sharply with higher temperature. On the other hand, it's probably not the FETs here but the rest of the board that couldn't handle it because the FETS were simply way too hot. With your Thermalright Ultima-90 on the CPU, the VRMs were getting absolutely no cooling and no means of even minimal heat dissipation. That's a lesson for you then, what it shows is that leaving even quality VRMs that have lower phase count without cooling can be disastrous. NEVER overlook VRM cooling.
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at what temperature? Capacity can drop sharply with higher temperature. On the other hand, it's probably not the FETs here but the rest of the board that couldn't handle it because the FETS were simply way too hot. With your Thermalright Ultima-90 on the CPU, the VRMs were getting absolutely no cooling and no means of even minimal heat dissipation. That's a lesson for you then, what it shows is that leaving even quality VRMs that have lower phase count without cooling can be disastrous. NEVER overlook VRM cooling.

Indeed when I examined the board it seemed that the power traces/planes under the FETs overheated and couldn't handle the current due to the higher resistance. The reasons might be that the FETs heated the traces or the traces simply overheated because of the high current... or combination of the both.

Anyway I learned my lesson and with the new board coming soon I defiantly will take precautions to cool the VRMs smile.gif
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Question for all you Gigabyte GA-990XA/970A-Series Owners. I just purchased a GA-970A-UD3 to go with my FX8320. Will the bios be updated already to be compatible with the 8320 or I'm I going to have a problem getting the board to post? I will not be able to put it together and check until after work.

Thanks.
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What revision is it? If it's 3.0 then it will work. If it's not 3.0 then you never know.
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Question for all you Gigabyte GA-990XA/970A-Series Owners. I just purchased a GA-970A-UD3 to go with my FX8320. Will the bios be updated already to be compatible with the 8320 or I'm I going to have a problem getting the board to post? I will not be able to put it together and check until after work.

Thanks.

If it's revision 3.0, then you have no problem because version 3.0 has support for all the newest AMD CPUs sense it first bios version.
If it's revision 1.2 (the one I have), then it should have no problem if it has been manufactured in the past 5 months (F7 BIOS).
My 970A-UD3 (v1.2), which I bought 3 weeks ago, came with the F7 bios.
I updated to the newest bios F8A, which caused problems, went back to F7.
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What kind of problems did F8A have?
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What kind of problems did F8A have?

Can't remember at the moment what the problem(s) were.

But the 970A-UD3, on it's own, removed F8A from the primary BIOS and installed F7 from the backup BIOS.
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The F8a is as good as the F7 , same cr.p BIOS.
Install F8a and enjoy the lack of evolution from Gigabyte.It also takes ages to release them.
The F8 is a BIOS from December and after 2 months it s still at the "a" version.

Very bad BIOS support for the AM3 + boards from Gigabyte.
Most probable they have one guy to work on Hybrid UEFI BIOS-es and another for the UEFI.
Bugs all over

I have turned off the Etron controllers because they drove me insane with the random Code 10,disabled the turbo core and APM to get rid of the CPU throttling in spite of the CPU VRM being cold.It s like the guys have no idea to fix stuff anymore.

I miss the AM2 +/AM3 boards they were making.

Once the new FM 2 APU s show up i ll switch all my AM3/+ rigs to them and i know one thing no more Gigabyte.
   
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