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I have had the exact motherboard the rev 1.0 and it was disappointing as you see it.

It is perfectly normal for this mobo to take 20 seconds to reach the OS boot stage.It also adds 10 second in the OS booting stage from some reason.In Windows 7 the CPU scores will be lower than with other mobos ,the RAM scores as well

It is perfectly ok that the SATA controller to underperform with some HDD-s and SSD-s even with newer hardware revisions of the 970A-UD3.

It is perfectly ok to see the USB 3 controller going out from time to time randomly

It is perfectly ok to have NO BIOS support practically ,BIOS-es are out rarely and they brake stuff or change nothing .

I have had more overclocking ability with F5 ,but some 8 gig kit would not work and CPU throttling was observed
With newer BIOS-es the overclocking watch dog will kick in from now where and revert the RAM to 1333Mhz as well

If you want this board to work properly it won t happen ,they don t care.
I ve sold mine.
   
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Looks like my new rig with the 8350 & 970A-UD3 mobo is running pretty steady now & I wanna try overclocking it by hand. However reading all the guides here has only helped up to a certain point, then I get lost in the additional jargon & discussion. I found this guy's video on YouTube and tried writing down each step. There are remarkably few steps, maybe 20 total, but they are for an ASUS motherboard. Is there such a thing available somewhere specifically for the 8350 & 970A-UD3 mobo? Not necessarily a video, but maybe just a straight forward list of basic steps?
Edited by Loeteke1 - 5/23/13 at 7:03pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MckeAmnDeTk

here's the video I was referring to
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Originally Posted by Loeteke1 View Post

Looks like my new rig with the 8350 & 970A-UD3 mobo is running pretty steady now & I wanna try overclocking it by hand. However reading all the guides here has only helped up to a certain point, then I get lost in the additional jargon & discussion. I found this guy's video on YouTube and tried writing down each step. There are remarkably few steps, maybe 20 total, but they are for an ASUS motherboard. Is there such a thing available somewhere specifically for the 8350 & 970A-UD3 mobo? Not necessarily a video, but maybe just a straight forward list of basic steps?

It barely works on stock with that CPU ,what makes you think you will be able to overclock a 8350 on it ?!
It s the wrong board to overclock an 8350.
   
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What do you say?

GA-970A-UD3 is a good mobo for the price, and it can OC a FX-8350.

There are best mobo's but more expensive, in it's prize range GA-970A-UD3 is one of the best mobo's in the market.
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I'm looking to buy a 970-UD3 for my home-server and wonder whether this board will boot at all without a graphics card of some sort?

I'd prefer not to install one (or rather, remove it after I set things up) as I can do without the power draw (it's going to be on 24/7) and the extra heat built-up in the case.
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No, without a graphics card this motherboard can't boot, you have to install one.

Anyway at idle many gpu's consume and heat very little.

Sorry for my bad english if i wrote anything wrongly.
Edited by jacqlittle - 5/25/13 at 9:03am
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Originally Posted by Drommiss really url= 
It barely works on stock with that CPU ,what makes you think you will be able to overclock a 8350 on it ?!
It s the wrong board to overclock an 8350.

Sorry perhaps I misread the heading on this page, it appears to say support, not discouragement.
Edited by Loeteke1 - 5/25/13 at 6:06pm
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It barely works on stock with that CPU ,what makes you think you will be able to overclock a 8350 on it ?!
It s the wrong board to overclock an 8350.
Really?

     
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Great going JSC1973! Congratulations!

About my prior request as quoted below, I know it would be a lot ot time and work to do, but could you post such a list of steps?

"Looks like my new rig with the 8350 & 970A-UD3 mobo is running pretty steady now & I wanna try overclocking it by hand. However reading all the guides here has only helped up to a certain point, then I get lost in the additional jargon & discussion. I found this guy's video on YouTube and tried writing down each step. There are remarkably few steps, maybe 20 total, but they are for an ASUS motherboard. Is there such a thing available somewhere specifically for the 8350 & 970A-UD3 mobo? Not necessarily a video, but maybe just a straight forward list of basic steps?"
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