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post #171 of 3278
Load line control on these F4e has 5 settings:
disabled, load 25, load 50, load 75 and load 100.
With F3 I have in the BIOS @1.200v and vcore fluctuates between 1.186v and 2.016v.
With F4e @1.200 is stable at silk at 1.200v, no vdrops, no vboosts - clean 1.200v!
EDIT: vdrop is still there, running prime95 vcore drops to 1.184v. The same 1.184v vdrop with load line set to disabled option.
BIOS @1.325v: prime 1.328v, idle 1.312v. Load line control isn't working
Now we also have DRAM Easy Overclock Profile ranging from @2000 to @2400 and one emty slot to add your wanted speed.
Edited by Matas - 8/13/11 at 4:21pm
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post #172 of 3278
vdroop doesnt look to bad on mine...

I believe I set the bios to 1.475 in this case, and the idle droop is almost none, and droop is < 0.02V at 4ghz OC OCCT Linpack, your PSU looks decent, so i dont understand why your having issues?
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post #173 of 3278
My vdrop isn't terrible too, max 0.03v I say, but regulation isn't perfect either and load line control isn't working at all.
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post #174 of 3278
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I'll have to test the motherboard when I have it installed with this new BIOS. I've seen others perform a good bus clock OC on this motherboard though, so I'm not too worried about my overclocked 1055T.

I also just filmed an unboxing video (myself) of the 990XA. Editing it at the moment. It'll be in the first post of this thread and YouTube when done.
post #175 of 3278
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My vdrop isn't terrible too, max 0.03v I say, but regulation isn't perfect either and load line control isn't working at all.
did you make a typo with the 2.016 V then? that would make more sense
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post #176 of 3278
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Oh my
I'm installing the 990XA right now.... and being the dumb person I am I decided to push on, of all things, the MOSFET heatsink in an attempt to move the motherboard a bit closer to the I/O shield--
And the heatsink actually came loose from the MOSFETs, even thouhg not much force was being used.
Wow, perhaps that's why the chipset heatsink runs very hot. Even that is not secured that well. Meanwhile the southbridge heatsink uses screws instead of push pins and is probably very secure.

I'm going to be giving a good downward push with both thumbs onto my MOSFET heatsink for awhile...
Edited by xd_1771 - 8/15/11 at 12:26am
post #177 of 3278
I was a little bit mistaken, once more time downgraded to F3 and it also shows 1.200v, not 1.216v
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Oh my
I'm installing the 990XA right now.... and being the dumb person I am I decided to push on, of all things, the MOSFET heatsink in an attempt to move the motherboard a bit closer to the I/O shield--
And the heatsink actually came loose from the MOSFETs, even thouhg not much force was being used.
Wow, perhaps that's why the chipset heatsink runs very hot. Even that is not secured that well. Meanwhile the southbridge heatsink uses screws instead of push pins and is probably very secure.

I'm going to be giving a good downward push with both thumbs onto my MOSFET heatsink for awhile...
Yea, I dont understand why they used screws for the SB but for the VRM/NB push pins... and only 2 instead of 4! I always move my mobo by pushing on my Mugen 2 (since its bolt thru). Which temp sensor is the VRM? How do you know how hot it is.
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TMPIN2 shows northbridge temp, & no VRM temp. under HWMonitor.
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post #180 of 3278
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Load line control on these F4e has 5 settings:
disabled, load 25, load 50, load 75 and load 100.
With F3 I have in the BIOS @1.200v and vcore fluctuates between 1.186v and 2.016v.
With F4e @1.200 is stable at silk at 1.200v, no vdrops, no vboosts - clean 1.200v!
EDIT: vdrop is still there, running prime95 vcore drops to 1.184v. The same 1.184v vdrop with load line set to disabled option.
BIOS @1.325v: prime 1.328v, idle 1.312v. Load line control isn't working
Now we also have DRAM Easy Overclock Profile ranging from @2000 to @2400 and one emty slot to add your wanted speed.
I just flashed to F4e and I can confirm there is a load_line control but it does not effect anything.
I still get a +0.05 vboost on load no matter what the LLC is set at.

I can also confirm F4e fixes the bug with entering the bios and boot menu
also when starting the computer the loading operating system message seems to go faster

The only thing that gets me mad is the I have been telling GIGABYTE Tech. Support about this problem and they replied

Quote:
Unfortunately we had not been able to see any issue entering the bios with this board in our lab. If you can provide us with the step by step procedure to replicating your results we will have our team perform the same test here.
Do indicate all hardware you have installed on your system and any settings which has been modified under the bios
so I sent them all my bios settings and all the hardware info even the model of my usb keyboard.

they replied

Quote:
Have you tried testing without the Headset connected?
Do try removing all other drives except for the one OS drive and test the results to entering the bios and booting. If all appears to be functioning normally proceed on with adding the remaining devices back in one at a time to determine at which point or which devices that is connected which is causing this issue
I replied

Quote:
Sorry to say but I have tried it without the drives and it still did it, plus It still happens without the headset.

they replied

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Did you make any adjustment under the bios or did any tweaking?
If so please restore it back to factory default by loading the fail safe and optimized default for further testing. If you feel the board is the caused of the issue you may submit for an rma request to sending in the board for warranty service.

http://rma.gigabyte.us
....

Quote:
Did you make any adjustment under the bios or did any tweaking?
I all ready gave them all my bios settings so why are they asking again..

Quote:
If you feel the board is the caused of the issue you may submit for an rma request to sending in the board for warranty service.
Now I tried F4e and it fixes what almost ended in a RMA for nothing
Edited by v3dgames - 8/15/11 at 1:58pm
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