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Originally Posted by v3dgames;13924152 
You would have to ask Gigabyte. If you say it was passing prime 95 on your older 790X then I don't know I never got a CPU with locked cores because it's never guaranteed to work unlocked. A 990FX would probably not helped because they are about the same it's just the 990FX as 16x 16x Crossfire/SLI support.

Could it be possible something they changed with AM3+ is making your unlocked cores less stable?

Idk. Not a huge deal I guess. I'm willing to endure hell for a couple of months just to get to the Bulldozer devil-smiley-019.gif
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Originally Posted by Quantium40;13924200 
Idk. Not a huge deal I guess. I'm willing to endure hell for a couple of months just to get to the Bulldozer devil-smiley-019.gif

You should see what I am going through I got 16GB of ram over a month ago
I started having BOSD just found out with memtest86+ that 1 of the 4 sticks was bad they where 2 - 8GB kits so now I am using only 8GB again while waiting to ship the bad kit back corsair so they can replace it and now it seems I can't do anything without running out of ram.. hard drive keeps locking solid ram at 98% full once you get used to 16GB there is no going back lol

I updated my last post did not see a new post because of the new page you might want to read it.
Edited by v3dgames - 6/18/11 at 10:33pm
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Aha. Interesting. So it looks like AMD doesn't care a whole lot about the unlock feature anymore. I wonder if it is a problem that am3+ has and that is why it is being removed from bioses.

Thanks for the info. I think unlocking will be dead in a couple of months anyhow. It sure was fun turning a cheap proc into a quad monster though.
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VRM temp. at Prime95 smallFFTs test 58-60C. I think I can improve it by adding rear exhaust fan, cause now my Bitfenix case has only 2x230mm at front and at top.
Yeah, my old 790X-UD4P also had better VRM temps, just in case of having a more beafy radiator + heatpipes.
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Originally Posted by v3dgames;13924152 
You would have to ask Gigabyte. If you say it was passing prime 95 on your older 790X then I don't know... I never got a CPU with locked cores because it's never guaranteed to work unlocked. A 990FX would probably not have helped because they are about the same it's just the 990FX has 16x 16x Crossfire/SLI support.

Could it be possible something they changed with AM3+ is making your unlocked cores less stable?

look at this the GA-890GPA-UD3H will have AM3+ support but there is a catch...

"Description:

1. Beta BIOS
2. Add AM3+ CPU support

Note: Remove boot PXE ROM & unlock CPU core function, please use previous BIOS version for full functionality."

I saw that over on the AMD CPU forum..
http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/1044124-am3-physically-different-am3-2.html



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It s only for version 2.1 from what i see.
It would be nice to have the support for this mobo ,but it s a little more price wise in my case than the 990XA-UD3.

Nice find , +rep for you. smile.gif
   
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Originally Posted by Matas;13925394 
VRM temp. at Prime95 smallFFTs test 58-60C. I think I can improve it by adding rear exhaust fan, cause now my Bitfenix case has only 2x230mm at front and at top.
Yeah, my old 790X-UD4P also had better VRM temps, just in case of having a more beafy radiator + heatpipes.
I don't think I will have a problem with that.. My case is loaded with fans 2x120mm on the front 1x120mm on the top and 1x120mm on the back

With the fan on the top I did a test with and found the CPU and system temp to be lower with it pulling air in. The only exhaust fan in the case now is the back fan and the GPU exhaust fan if you want to count that.

I bet these fans are the only thing that has kept my current MSI-870A-G54 board from blowing lol
but I don't want to keep pushing my luck so I ordered the GA-990XA-UD3
Edited by v3dgames - 6/19/11 at 10:21am
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Originally Posted by v3dgames;13928122 

I bet these fans are the only thing that has kept my current MSI-870A-G54 board from blowing lol

It s the luck you have also smile.gif
If you stay at stock with that MSI it should work for the warranty time smile.gif
Good case aiirflow is also important.

But you can say you are good to go now ,with the new board.You will have finally overclocking Enabled smile.gif
The VRM looks strong on this mobo no doubt about it.
It s a beauty !
   
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Just ordered this board. Thinking of refusing delivery and going 990fxa. What type of performance am I looking at losing running dual 6970's with this board as opposed to the 990fxa ? 15% or so I can live with. Any more and I'm refusing. Not worth trying to save 30$. Sorry if this is a dumb question.


http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/08/16/sli_cfx_pcie_bandwidth_perf_x16x16_vs_x16x8/6

this is encouraging. looks like i made the right choice.
Edited by King Who Dat - 6/20/11 at 10:51am
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Originally Posted by danielwiley;13939234 
Just ordered this board. Thinking of refusing delivery and going 990fxa. What type of performance am I looking at losing running dual 6970's with this board as opposed to the 990fxa ? 15% or so I can live with. Any more and I'm refusing. Not worth trying to save 30$. Sorry if this is a dumb question.


http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/08/16/sli_cfx_pcie_bandwidth_perf_x16x16_vs_x16x8/6

this is encouraging. looks like i made the right choice.

A 16x 1.0 slot is just as fast as a 8x 2.0 slot smile.gif
16x 2.0 is just very fast biggrin.gif

I looked in google and found this
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/285966-30-express-express
and here
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/289555-33-crossfire-slots

btw my GA-990XA-UD3 just got here from newegg thumb.gif
going to shutdown this computer soon and put it in smile.gif
Edited by v3dgames - 6/20/11 at 11:08am
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Until you're using a 6970 with really huge resolution, 16x 2.0 vs 8x 2.0 or 16x 1.1 makes no difference smile.gif
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