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BIOS flashing on these boards is pretty much totally safe, thanks to DualBIOS, which has been standard on most GIGABYTE boards for awhile.
The first post recommends to OC via BIOS, as does everybody.

The 970A-UD3 should do the job thumb.gif it's even cheaper if you [URL="http://http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-970AUD3"]buy on Superbiiz[/URL] and use code RELAX ($98 + shipping)
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What temperatures should I be looking at here to make sure everything is good?
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Here is my overclock, any tips? Stable through 30 minutes of Prime95. Just set the multiplier to 19x and disabled turbo core and left the voltage at stock. Temps maxing out at 42C.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1981353
Edited by Raven.7 - 9/2/11 at 9:14pm
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NVM, after looking around i found out the core voltage is right.
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Needs more Prime95 (30 minutes not really that good an indicator of stability tongue.gif) but otherwise you are just fine. You may be interested in IntelBurnTest for a quicker test for the CPU.

One thing I noticed about everyone's 990XA-UD3s.... regardless of PSU, the 12V always reads about 12.29V in HWMonitor. It is like that on mine, whereas on my old board this value used to be closer to 11.921V (which is pretty close to what the BIOS says on my 990XA).
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Needs more Prime95 (30 minutes not really that good an indicator of stability tongue.gif) but otherwise you are just fine. You may be interested in IntelBurnTest for a quicker test for the CPU.

One thing I noticed about everyone's 990XA-UD3s.... regardless of PSU, the 12V always reads about 12.29V in HWMonitor. It is like that on mine, whereas on my old board this value used to be closer to 11.921V (which is pretty close to what the BIOS says on my 990XA).

I'm hearing a lot about raising the NB/CPU, thoughts?
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That will unlock some useful memory bandwidth, yes.
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That will unlock some useful memory bandwidth, yes.

What speed/voltage would you recommend?
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Depends on your chip. All have different overclocking results.
OC it when you're done with the CPU clock.
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One thing I noticed about everyone's 990XA-UD3s.... regardless of PSU, the 12V always reads about 12.29V in HWMonitor. It is like that on mine, whereas on my old board this value used to be closer to 11.921V (which is pretty close to what the BIOS says on my 990XA).

Thanks thats reassuring smile.gif Thought my PSU was getting old. Will check bios readings.
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