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Alright guys, I placed an order for the 970A-UD3, and emphasized to my AMD supplier to make sure it is Rev 3.0. This is the revision I should be looking at, right?

If the Rev 3.0 is not available, I will probably look at other options... ASUS M5A97 or ASRock 970 Extreme3... once again, this is with an FX-4170.

EDIT: I am just wondering if the 4800 MT/s on the board is sufficient for my FX-4170. Is it worth paying a bit more for a 5200 MT/s board? Bear in mind I will be overclocking.
post #1682 of 3278
Hi again guys,

I really need to know... which revision(s) of the Gigabyte 970A-UD3 should I avoid? My supplier is unsure whether the motherboard they have is the Rev 3.0 or not. The Gigabyte website shows that with Rev 3.0, the Gigabyte logo is engraved on the Northbridge heatsink. The particular motherboard I am looking at is not... so I assume it is not Rev 3.0.

I'm getting really paranoid, and may hold off the purchase altogether, after reading about CPU throttling and voltage problems on some revisions... should I go ahead with the purchase? Or get an M5A97 EVO or Extreme3?
post #1683 of 3278
Wanna low my NB temperature thats why i want to know: what is the min. voltage at 970A-UD3 rev1.2 that give stable work of north bridge w\o performance lowering\bsods etc.?
Now I'm using 'auto' in my bios.
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Hi again guys,

I really need to know... which revision(s) of the Gigabyte 970A-UD3 should I avoid? My supplier is unsure whether the motherboard they have is the Rev 3.0 or not. The Gigabyte website shows that with Rev 3.0, the Gigabyte logo is engraved on the Northbridge heatsink. The particular motherboard I am looking at is not... so I assume it is not Rev 3.0.

I'm getting really paranoid, and may hold off the purchase altogether, after reading about CPU throttling and voltage problems on some revisions... should I go ahead with the purchase? Or get an M5A97 EVO or Extreme3?

I have a rev.1.1 that I love. Great board. I think the rev.1.0 is pretty much the same. They changed the audio chipset on the rev. 1.2 to Via so its not as good as the Realtek on rev.1.(1). All I've heard are horror stories on all of the rev.3.0 Gigabyte boards. Can't blame you for trying to stay away from any/all revision 3's.
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I have a rev.1.1 that I love. Great board. I think the rev.1.0 is pretty much the same. They changed the audio chipset on the rev. 1.2 to Via so its not as good as the Realtek on rev.1.(1). All I've heard are horror stories on all of the rev.3.0 Gigabyte boards. Can't blame you for trying to stay away from any/all revision 3's.

Gigabyte the supplier is selling is not Rev 3.0. Had them have a quick look at the Northbridge heatsink, no "Gigabyte" logo. I unfortunately can't see it myself, as I am in a different country to the supplier.

The board could be any one of the following: 1.0, 1.1 or 1.2. Am I safe with any one? I'm going to overclock and I really don't want to face a roadblock with some inherent stupid / retarded feature on the motherboard of a certain revision, and then wish I went for a ASRock 970 Extreme3 or ASUS M5A97... I am only picking the Gigabyte because of its 8+2 power phase design. Its ugly, I hate the "Fisher-price" inspired design... but on paper it performs... if it can't perform because the revision doesn't want it to, out the window... figuratively... there is no other 8+2 power phase design in my area of as low a price as it is.
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Easy way to identify REV 3.0 boards is by looking at the box itself. REV 3.0 are ULTRA DURABLE 4 . All boards up to REV 3.0 are ULTRA DURABLE 3. So u can just look at the box and u will know wich one is latest version.
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Gigabyte the supplier is selling is not Rev 3.0. Had them have a quick look at the Northbridge heatsink, no "Gigabyte" logo. I unfortunately can't see it myself, as I am in a different country to the supplier.

The board could be any one of the following: 1.0, 1.1 or 1.2. Am I safe with any one? I'm going to overclock and I really don't want to face a roadblock with some inherent stupid / retarded feature on the motherboard of a certain revision, and then wish I went for a ASRock 970 Extreme3 or ASUS M5A97... I am only picking the Gigabyte because of its 8+2 power phase design. Its ugly, I hate the "Fisher-price" inspired design... but on paper it performs... if it can't perform because the revision doesn't want it to, out the window... figuratively... there is no other 8+2 power phase design in my area of as low a price as it is.

The easiest way to check the revision is to have a look on the board itself, or failing that cpuid should tell you, or the box, as long as you have a heatsink on the vrm's and can keep them cool, then the revision isnt going to stop you overclocking it just means you may have some settings the other revisions dont, I changed mine for an asus m5a99x evo rev 2.0 for the simple matter it looked better than the gigabyte at the same price, and it was in stock where as the gigabyte wasn't, the ds3 i had wasnt suitable for oc'ing as there was no heatsink on the vrm's and id not read enough before purchasing
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The board could be any one of the following: 1.0, 1.1 or 1.2.
The easiest way to check the revision - look at the box. As was sayd: 3.0 - UD4. 1.1\1.2 - UD3.
Also Gigabyte provide information about MB revision at sticker on the box, photo attached below.

Also if u want to use Vishera with any board below 3.0 u need to update ur bios to F7, and i wouldn't recommend u to to use 1.0 board, because i heard that there some problems with FX8350.
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The easiest way to check the revision - look at the box. As was sayd: 3.0 - UD4. 1.1\1.2 - UD3.
Also Gigabyte provide information about MB revision at sticker on the box, photo attached below.

Also if u want to use Vishera with any board below 3.0 u need to update ur bios to F7, and i wouldn't recommend u to to use 1.0 board, because i heard that there some problems with FX8350.

Grand. Thanks for that. I've informed them and am awaiting their reply. So I believe 1.1 or 1.2 should be just fine, 1.0 is the one to avoid. I'd say good chance its a 1.2 as these have been around for quite a while it seems.
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Just wondering... would 5Ghz be achievable on these boards with a FX-4170? biggrin.gif My goal is 4.6Ghz... though I don't mind more ofcourse!
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