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post #31 of 3278
Well I put the GA-990XA-UD3 in and have been doing some testing
right after turning on I updated the bios to F3 then setup the bios.
then overclocked the CPU right to 4GHz @ 1.45v it was stable so I took it down to 1.42v
it was still stable so I took it to 1.4v had a error in prime after about 5 min so I put it back to 1.42v and let prime run for about 9hrs no errors smile.gif I never could get this CPU stable at 4GHz with any voltage on the MSI board or even my old GA-MA790XT-UD4P

Also I tested a setting in the bios that lets you set a sata port as e-sata so windows shows a removable device icon. I have a sata to e-sata backpanel that came with my old GA-MA790XT-UD4P worked fine with the GA-990XA-UD3 set the 2 ports as e-sata in the bios booted into windows and tested it - when I connected a drive it showed up just like a usb device smile.gif

So far I give the board a A+ biggrin.gif
Edited by v3dgames - 6/21/11 at 10:47am
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Nice decision to reuse old eSATA backpanel:) what is your VRM temperature at idle and load?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by v3dgames;13952318 
Well I put the GA-990XA-UD3 in and have been doing some testing
right after turning on I updated the bios to F3 then setup the bios.
then overclocked the CPU right to 4GHz @ 1.45v it was stable so I took it down to 1.42v
it was still stable so I took it to 1.4v had a error in prime after about 5 min so I put it back to 1.42v and let prime run for about 9hrs no errors smile.gif I never could get this CPU stable at 4GHz with any voltage on the MSI board or even my old GA-MA790XT-UD4P

Also I tested a setting in the bios that lets you set a sata port as e-sata so windows shows a removable device icon. I have a sata to e-sata backpanel that came with my old GA-MA790XT-UD4P worked fine with the GA-990XA-UD3 set the 2 ports as e-sata in the bios booted into windows and tested it - when I connected a drive it showed up just like a usb device smile.gif

So far I give the board a A+ biggrin.gif


Good news !
It s nice that the eSATA/SATA BIOS "switch" they put in 770-UD3 FKD BIOS exists in this mobo BIOS as well.
People should be aware about this feature to avoid buying more expensive boards just for eSATA "support"

It really looks good.
   
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Matas;13952825 
Nice decision to reuse old eSATA backpanel:) what is your VRM temperature at idle and load?

What tmpin is the VRM temp on this board?

When I was running prime 95 the CPU at 100% with the CPU at 4.0GHz @ 1.42v

tmpin1 was 36C
tmpin2 was 55C
tmpin2 was 40C

AMD Overdrive reported the core temp as 59C but
CPUID Hardware monitor and CoreTemp said 49C for core temp

CPU-Z Reported the vcore voltage going from 1.424v to 1.488v when the CPU was at 100% I have it set to 1.425v in the bios..

Since not even one temp sensor was over 60C after 9hr @ CPU 100% usage, I was happy
Edited by v3dgames - 6/21/11 at 2:09pm
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Probably VRM will be TMPIN2 at 55C, but it's quite strange as my gets hotter with stock X4 955BE and lower volts:?
Edit: did some additional testing. Put 120mm fan directly to VRM radiator and TMPIN2 temp doesn't changed at all. Radiator was cold, so I don't think that HWMonitorPro TMPIN2 shows VRM temp.,probably NB?
Edited by Matas - 6/21/11 at 3:13pm
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how do i update bios to F3? just got the mobo today. will probably install later. smile.gif
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Nvm. I found the instructions. smile.gif
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or even my old GA-MA790XT-UD4P
Are you serious? eek.gif

Well upgrading the cooler/having a nicely-spread thermal paste allowed me to lower my vCore (better cooling pushes back the wall where you need significantly more vCore for slightly more clock speeds), while on the same motherboard. If taking on this 990X will be even more of an overclocking improvement over my 790X though, might as well be running 4Ghz <1.4V on this baby! (With my Xiggy DK I need 1.475V to be stable)

About TMPIN2, that must have been a change in the temperature sensor chip on this new mobo. So it's not the VRM temperatures like before. Then again, if as you mention the VRM heatsink is cold, that's a great thing too!
Edited by xd_1771 - 6/21/11 at 5:13pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771;13956923 
Are you serious? eek.gif

Well upgrading the cooler/having a nicely-spread thermal paste allowed me to lower my vCore (better cooling pushes back the wall where you need significantly more vCore for slightly more clock speeds), while on the same motherboard. If taking on this 990X will be even more of an overclocking improvement over my 790X though, might as well be running 4Ghz <1.4V on this baby! (With my Xiggy DK I need 1.475V to be stable)

About TMPIN2, that must have been a change in the temperature sensor chip on this new mobo. So it's not the VRM temperatures like before. Then again, if as you mention the VRM heatsink is cold, that's a great thing too!
When I was using the MA790XT-UD4P and MSI board I was using
Startech Metal Oxide Thermal CPU Paste, I was getting at microcenter
but when I looked on newegg I found out it sucks based on the reviews lol
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835230014
so when I ordered the 990XA-UD3 I got some - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound with it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007
a other thing is I used to spread the thermal paste but after I watched a youtube video that showed how that can makes air bubbles I went with the 5 point method
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Edited by v3dgames - 6/21/11 at 8:42pm
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NB radiator is definitely the hottest after PC usage. Sadly, to clear TMPIN2 things out, I can't put directly airflow to it, because my big Xigmatek blocks the way.
xd_1771 -> you are an old-timer in VRM section:) in your opinion what is critical temp for mosfets?
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