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I highly highly doubt anyone in this club has ever used the serial port... You might need to ask Gigabyte or ask in the general motherboard section. I have no idea, never used a serial port in my life.
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Does the serial port require some extra action or something? I connected a standard serial connector + case bracket (bought in an electronics store) to the header on the mobo and copied the settings for the serial port in the OS over from my old system, but I can't seem to get anything on the serial terminal. That terminal worked fine with the old system, but there I could set the baud rate in the BIOS...

If it's not something hardware or BIOS related, then I'll probably get an answer from the OS mailing list, but it can't hurt to ask here as well.
What os and what software? Minicom on linux? PUtty on windows? Bios having a baud rate ive never seen on consumer boards... Server motherboard yes. Ipmi..

Are you trying to see boot up sequence?
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Almost. The OS on the board is FreeBSD 9-STABLE. The Terminal is a physical Bull serial terminal (Bull TWSH004/A, to be exact). Yup, one of those CRT screens with a keyboard and a blinking cursor smile.gif
I had the same setup with my previous board and that worked, so I suspect something about this board is different.

I've already read that there are apparently TWO standards for motherboard serial header pinouts. I'll have to do some measurements to figure out how it's wired and see if that matches up between the motherboard header and the 9-pin sub-D connector at the rear of the case...
If not, I'll have to modify the cable. With some luck that just means unclipping the connector at the rear, change the order of the wires and press everything together again. If not I'll have to take out the soldering iron!
post #1824 of 3278
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Almost. The OS on the board is FreeBSD 9-STABLE. The Terminal is a physical Bull serial terminal (Bull TWSH004/A, to be exact). Yup, one of those CRT screens with a keyboard and a blinking cursor smile.gif
I had the same setup with my previous board and that worked, so I suspect something about this board is different.

I've already read that there are apparently TWO standards for motherboard serial header pinouts. I'll have to do some measurements to figure out how it's wired and see if that matches up between the motherboard header and the 9-pin sub-D connector at the rear of the case...
If not, I'll have to modify the cable. With some luck that just means unclipping the connector at the rear, change the order of the wires and press everything together again. If not I'll have to take out the soldering iron!

Having the TX and RX lines crossed is VERY common.. A simple gender changer w/ 'NULL modem' pair switching could be an easier solution.

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Anyone knows a viable heatsink to put over the VRM of the GA-970A-D3?

 

I have the revision 1.1 (since the 1.3, Gigabyte decided to put a heatsink over them) I´ve contacted Gigabyte but they don´t send spare pieces...

 

My mobo is this, as you can see, there is no VRM cooling:

 

Rev 1.3 with heatsink:

 

post #1826 of 3278
There's always the tiny Enzotech copper heatsinks. http://www.amazon.com/Enzotech-MOS-C1-MOSFET-Heatsinks-Pack/dp/B004CLDIHK
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There's always the tiny Enzotech copper heatsinks. http://www.amazon.com/Enzotech-MOS-C1-MOSFET-Heatsinks-Pack/dp/B004CLDIHK

I just don´t like them becouse I know that I will accidentaly hit one and make a mes... I just prefer an all in one heatsink

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A little help with RAM on the 970A-UD3 please?

I've got myself a Patriot Viper 3 1866Mhz 9-10-9-27 2x4GB kit. However, in the BIOS it is listed as running at 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24. I don't see any XMP or similar profiles in the BIOS... do I have to set it manually? If so, could you please guide me through the steps?

Thank you.
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Ya set them manually. Just go into MIT - DRAM Configuration and set the timings.
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I just don´t like them becouse I know that I will accidentaly hit one and make a mes... I just prefer an all in one heatsink

I didnt know that was the difference between the revs. I have the 1.3 with the vrm heatsink.

I thought the difference was a lot minor, that seems rather big difference between them.

And that is kind of weird how they wont send you a spare piece did you specify its the vrm heatsink which comes with later rev? I would try contacting them again.
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