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Anyone know how I can sign up with Gigabyte to try beta bios'? thumb.gif

I got that bios by basically complaining about the core unlock feature not working. I'm in the UK, not shure where your from z3r0_k00l75 but you could try asking here http://uk.gigabyte.com/about-gigabyte/contact-us.aspx , hpe that helps.
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Techs specs for the 970A-UD3 (in spanish).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD4OgDaQPVw
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I got that bios by basically complaining about the core unlock feature not working. I'm in the UK, not shure where your from z3r0_k00l75 but you could try asking here http://uk.gigabyte.com/about-gigabyte/contact-us.aspx , hpe that helps.

I have doubts this "alpha" bios or whatever will be any different considering that the feature hasn't worked well in every past bios.
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I got that bios by basically complaining about the core unlock feature not working. http://uk.gigabyte.com/about-gigabyte/contact-us.aspx , hpe that helps.

Apologizes in advance if someone already asked....What CPU are you trying to unlock cores on?
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Hi KyFire, thanks for your interest, the CPU is a Phenom II 565be that I have unlocked and stable to B65 X4 3.5Ghz in my Asus m4a78lt-m (I can even get it stable at 4Ghz also with NB of 2800Mhz) I have been using it as a B65 for over a year with Artic freezer 7 pro rev 2. But with the same CPU in my GA-990XA-UD3 (rev 3), I unlock in bios, reboot, check CPU in bios and it unlocked to X4 @2.7Ghz (strange, but whatever), boot into win7 X64, start Prime95 blend test and literally 1 second into it windows locks up (no bsod, just freezes) so I have to hard reset. Back into bios, I try uping Vcore, NB core, HT link voltage, NB/ PCIE/ PLL voltage, NB voltage and lowering the ram ratio and uping the voltage slightly ( I tried many cobinations), boot into windows, Prime95... and same result. I spent the best part of 2 days trying to get this CPU stable on my 990XA-UD3.

I'm very annoyed at Gigabyte for claiming to have core unlock technology, so i've had to switch back to my old asus mobo, as PII 565be seems to bottleneck 2X HD7770 cfx and I get higher and smoother framerates with B65 X4 and one HD 7770.
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The unlocking feature is crap on all or most of the 9xx chipset based boards and even on many 8xx chipsets.
AMD made it such.
The problem is that this boards not only that they lack unlocking for older CPU-s but they work bad with new FX CPU-s and this is rather annoying and strange.
For most of them running stock a FX 8350 is quite hard ,turbo boost makes them boil in spite of the huge amount of VRM stages..
   
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Hi there!

I'm new in the forum so I say hello to everyone as my first act!

Then, I'm writing here beucase I have recently bought this mainboard http://it.gigabyte.com/products/page/mb/ga-990xa-ud3rev_30 it has the UEFI graphic bios. I'm using an AMD 8320 and with amd overdriver I have manage to reach the 4,3 ghz with 1,40 v core ( actually on auto I haven't touched it ) without problem. Temperatures are very good, 49 °C. Anyway I have a problem, I cannot set the frequency on the bios becayse the "CPU clock ratio" feature cannot be modified, it stays on AUTO, clicking enter doesn't make any change. I can only modified the frequency by clicking + o - but then it goes with incremets of 500 mhz which I don't want, I would like to stay on 4300. What can I do ?

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nevermind I have solved!


By the way is that normal that the motherboard take some times to start? Also I have noted that Fans, start when I power on the pc, then arrested themself for 2 second and starts again.
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Hello all!

I just bought a Gigabyte 970a-d3 rev.3.0 board and an AMD FX 8120 cpu.

I live in Thailand and AC sucks here so ambient tempature is like 25-30c.

Now i was wondering what cooling solution I should use, i wanted to overclock the CPU to 3.8ghz. Is that really hard? I got a Raider 750 watt CPU and plan on getting an MSI Radeon 1gb 7770 gpu. Ram is 8gb of 1600.

Anything i should really watch out for when i attempt to do this, or any advice?
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Yes. You need to keep those vrm's nice and cool. Grab one of these -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708016. They fit perfectly on the 970A-D3. I have no idea about that power supply so I can't comment on that. Hopefully it has a good strong 12v rail though as these chips are power hungry little devils.
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