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post #11 of 23
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seems you added it to the list, i will include some pictures of the blown part

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Edited by Mokona512 - 4/6/12 at 10:02am
post #12 of 23
I bought my Sabertooth board thru New Egg and I have a certificate with a 5 year warrenty that came with the board
post #13 of 23
Ditto. This board is a machine. Can't really be beat IMO when it comes to AMD boards. I'd take it over the Crosshair series too.
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post #14 of 23
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I am going with the GA-990FXA-UD3 (hopefully it will support the 1075t with a voltage bump (possibility of going around 1.45v if needed )

(would have liked the asus board but it is too expensive and the cheaper open box does not come with the 5 year warranty)
post #15 of 23
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thanks for the help, hopefully the GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 will be able to handle the 1075t without dying (and possibly even allow for some increase in voltage
I also really like the Sabertooth 990FX for the one linked to and it is open box which means i wont get much of a warranty (called asus and they only offer 90 days warranty for open box items)
PS one question about the GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
if anyone here has used it, does anyone know it it allows you to specify some sata ports to be ahci while others are in ide mode (One of my dvd burners does not like ahci mode but since my msi board only did ahci, I ended up not using the dvd burner (I hardly ever needed to use it but it would be good to get it up and running again)

yes, it is possible in UD3, you can set first four slot to AHCI/RAID/IDE while last two slots can always be set as IDE.

Well..UD3 absolutely won't die with 1075T...but...everyone here seem to make you buy Sabertooth 990FX, and I think I am in to this too. If money isn't matter or price difference between UD3 and Sabertooth is not that much, then buy only Asus Sabertooth 990FX. It is the most durable motherboard designed for AMD. And of course it comes with 5 yr warranty.
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post #16 of 23
im pretty sure you can make 3 of em ide.and 3 achi or them all ahci or ide
post #17 of 23
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just got the GA-990FXA-UD3 and it is working fine so far but am having a few minor issues with the voltages.

The base voltage is detected as 1.3V for the CPU, and I want to push it to 4.1GHz using 1.41V. The issue now is when I increase the voltage to get the system stable. the CPu voltage increases more than needed at load, ev if I run prime 95, the CPU voltage will jump to 1.52V
post #18 of 23
I've found that different softwares will show different voltages. What monitoring are you using? I think most people trust the CPUz volts.
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Do not continue with the 870A-G54.  It is known to fail despite cooling, even at stock speed, on any 125W TDP quad/hexa core processor.  It is the board with the single highest recorded failure rate out of every compared board, as documented in my thread (sig) About VRMs & MOSFETs.

Of the 10 most recently recorded failures, 5 were of this board and/or direct variants like the 870-G45. 9 out of the last 20. 13 out of the last 30.  7 out of those last 13 failures (more than half) are "notable" (magenta highlight - indicates that VRMs failed despite cooling or at low/stock processor speed).

You can see that despite the direct airflow from your CCF's angled fins, your VRMs failed to keep up with your power-intensive 1075T with a slight OC and no overvolt.  Poor design that leads to capacity and heat issues is to blame.

Not trying to thread jack, but I have an MSI 770-G45. Think that should be fine as long as I keep the voltage under 1.4v with a 125w CPU? I have heatsinks on the MOSFETs and good airflow going across them.
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Not trying to thread jack, but I have an MSI 770-G45. Think that should be fine as long as I keep the voltage under 1.4v with a 125w CPU? I have heatsinks on the MOSFETs and good airflow going across them.

I believe that a friend of mine is running a very similar setup to yours. He hasn't reported any problems, but I think his max OC was like 3.5ghz. Be cautious with those MSI boards anyways. Read the horror stories xd has compiled.
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