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Originally Posted by Nephrahim;15589668 
Tmpin2 is not the coretemp. The core temps are listed seprately on HWMontior and are nowhere near the same temp as Tmpin2.

no, its not the core temp, its the socket temp... your boards are the same as the 990FXA board sensors.

here
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tmpin1 is the socket temp, not 2...
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I've been emailing back and forth with Gigabyte for the last week or so about the AMD FX throttling issue with the 990XA-UD3 (and other Gigabyte 9XX boards) and it looks like a fix is on the way with a new BIOS.

I've detailed the issue before, but basically FX CPUs throttle down at stock and overclocked speeds under heavy workloads (Prime95, y-cruncher, x264/Handbrake to name a few). The throttling occurs even with CnQ/C1E/C6/CPB/Hardware Thermal Control disabled in the BIOS.

In the case of FX 4100:
x18 3.6GHz stock

y-cruncher = drops to x16.5 3.3Ghz on either 2 or all cores during benchmark
LinX = drops to x16.5 3.3GHz on 2 cores, 2.5GHz on the other 2 cores.

Gigabyte sent me a new BIOS (marked F10c) today that added a new option under Advanced BIOS Features, AMD APM Master Mode. With this disabled, the CPU no longer throttles at stock or overclocked.

So far so good! The FX 4100 has been running Prime 95 Blend at 23x multi 4.6GHz 1.465v, 2400MHz NB, 1866MHz RAM for 2 hours without any hint of throttling or instability.

Don't despair FX users, a fix is on the way smile.gif
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Originally Posted by theonejrs;15579591 
MatijaInSpace,

I'm using F3. It works best for me! I'm not a big gamer. The only thing additional you see is the Core Control. and CPU Unlock. I prefer the ACC of my 790X-UD4H. All Core Control does is let you turn them either on or off. If you moved like I did from an AM2+ motherboard, the difference in the adjustments is obvious, but nothing major. A couple of changes in the voltage controls, that I googled to find out what they are. Just type the name of the adjustment in the search bar.

Russ

I moved from 880GA-UD3H, it has almost the same BIOS like 990XA. And I didn't have any problem with unlock or oc.
I tried F3, F6 and F9 bios version, always the same. Windows starts normally and when i start prime it freeze after few sec. I don't know what else to try??
Any idea?
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Originally Posted by Aaronage;15618711 
Gigabyte sent me a new BIOS (marked F10c) today that added a new option under Advanced BIOS Features, AMD APM Master Mode. With this disabled, the CPU no longer throttles at stock or overclocked.

so is this the reason why some of the bulldozer benchmarks on the net are so bad? [not trying to troll...]
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so is this the reason why some of the bulldozer benchmarks on the net are so bad? [not trying to troll...]
As far as I can tell, this is only a problem with Gigabyte motherboards. I haven't seen any complaints of throttling from MSI, ASUS etc. users, but quite a lot for Gigabyte 990FX-UD5, 990XA-UD3 etc.

Most reviews stuck with the AMD supplied Crosshair V (no throttling issue AFAIK) so I wouldn't say this was related to poor performance of Bulldozer, though it definitely doesn't help! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Aaronage View Post

As far as I can tell, this is only a problem with Gigabyte motherboards. I haven't seen any complaints of throttling from MSI, ASUS etc. users, but quite a lot for Gigabyte 990FX-UD5, 990XA-UD3 etc.

Most reviews stuck with the AMD supplied Crosshair V (no throttling issue AFAIK) so I wouldn't say this was related to poor performance of Bulldozer, though it definitely doesn't help! smile.gif
@Aaronage,

There are two things I have to shut off in my setup for the 990XA-UD3, three things if you are Liquid cooled. In the Advanced you need to turn off both AMD C1E Support and AMD K8 Cool&Quiet support. If you use liquid cooling you also need to open PC Health Status and turn off CPU Smart Fan Control, and sometimes the System Smart Fan Control, depending on which bios you are using. With Liquid cooling, the smart fan controls can't keep up with the more rapid temperature changes, so it run's about 5C warmer through all temperature ranges. I have two fans in Push/Pull, 1800 and 1600 RPM. They are quiet enough that the noise is slightly more than with the fan control turned on, but the computer runs much cooler.

With the very cool weather we have been having in So Cal, with the temps dropping into the 40s, down to the high 30s. It makes it very easy to sort out which temps are which in HW Monitor Pro.

TMPIN0 = System/Case = 37C
TMPIN1 = CPU = 32C
TNPIN2 = Northbridge = 31C

I am now 100% certain that the Northbridge is TMPIN2 because if I blow cold air in the NB Heatsink, TMPIN2's temperature drops. If I unplug my NB Fan, the temp goes up. The NB is also very sensitive to the Ambient room temperature. My boot drive is going bad, after 6 years of hard use. I will be replacing it with a SATA-III SSD. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220602 I'm also going to have only 2 HDDs in the drive bay, so it should improve the cooling of the two remaining HDDs. The SSD will mount flat on the bottom 5.25 Bay, which is sort of a wind tunnel created by a Scythe Kama Bay fan. I bought that because i only needed 2 5.25 bays, and wanted a way to get more airflow through the case. I also made my side cover 120mm fan into an exhaust, which dropped the TMPIN0 temp about 2C, with no signs of throttling at all. Hope this helps.

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Edited by theonejrs - 11/14/11 at 2:12pm
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Here is the new F10D Beta Bios for the 990XA-UD3!
the Multiplier Throttle down issue is fixed for Bulldozer!
flash the bios after that go to: "PC Health Status" - "Hardware Thermal Control" change to DISABLE.
and Disable the AMD APM!

Than you cann change the Multiplier and test ist in Windows with Benchmark. The Multiplier will be stable in full use. no throttling down or something!

Enjoy smile.gif

F10D

https://rapidshare.com/files/1746042963/990XAUD3.10

or the older F10C


https://rapidshare.com/files/2384406045/990XAUD3.10c

Edited by morris1981 - 11/22/11 at 4:00am
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Thread Starter 

I will be updating this thread with the new BIOS versions this afternoon :)

I wonder if they are usable at all with Phenom II processors though.

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Hi i tomorow getting New 990XA-UD3 and FX 8120 ... i want ask i saw on internet registry fix, when we can expect that, does someone had all 990xa ud3 bioses in RAR, ALL FULL and Beta bioses ..
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