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Hello overclockers!

I am in need of a little help regarding on how to overclock on a 990FXA-UD3. I've had other motherboards that were much easier to understand when it came to overclocking. As of now the only thing I was able to do was activate the turbo bringing my FX-8150 to 3.9Ghz. I've seen the sticky thread about the owners club but I'm not seeing anything about how to overclock on the board itself.

My H100 is not living up to what it can do! I want to push it! (Something around 4.5Ghz). If anyone can point my in the right direction on where I can find a tutorial on overclocking on this board, or if somebody can give me an idea of what they changed on their mobo (If they have the same one) and pass some of those settings on to me that would be great.

Thankyou for your time,

-Bigshot
Edited by bigshotking - 1/29/13 at 3:43pm
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Same here. I really want to know if I'm doing anything wrong with my UD3. In another forum (TipidPC for all you Pinoy OCers), I learned that you should adjust the NB clocks and voltage in order to increase stability, but I don't know the first thing about it. Can anyone provide their experience on this?
     
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I'll be following this thread because I have the same problem just didn't want to make a thread. smile.gif
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Bump!

I too am new to OC'ing (NOOB in full transparency) and I'd like to find out if there's any way to get more control over some of the settings on the UD3?

More specifically, I seem to only be able to change the CPU Clock Ratio from 3.5 (stock with my fx 6300) to 4.0, 4.5 and on in increments of 500MHz. I see people reporting 4.2... how?

I have been able to get my machine to boot and run at 4.0, but I swear its slower. I'm thinking this might actually be because of my memory

http://www.patriotmemory.com/product/detail.jsp?prodline=5&catid=34&prodgroupid=232&id=1317&type=1
(not rated terribly high)

Do I need to OC my memory to keep up with the CPU? Or is it that NB simply needs more voltage? Maybe a little of both?

Definitely would love some OC details specific to the UD3! (Currently running FA BIOS)

Thanks!

Revision: Still want the same info, but I believe all my issues with OC'ing right now are indeed memory related. Prime95 running smoothly for over an hour now with CPU only stress test. With CPU + heavy memory test, I would get cores reporting fatal errors (rounding).
Edited by DrV3nkman - 2/7/13 at 3:09pm
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Bigshotking, which revision of the UD3 do you have?

I hope for your sake its Rev 1 of some variety. I have the Rev 3 and apparently the new UEFI BIOS suck ass when it comes to overclocking features.

I think it'll be a matter of time before Gigabyte gets around to improving the Rev 3 BIOS, but for right now there are going to be difficulties. Start reading this thread here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1023100/official-gigabyte-ga-990fxa-series-owners-thread-club/4330#post_19241877

Considering going the AMD OverDrive route for ad-hoc OC'ing, but I've heard that can be dangerous.

Anyone have some advice? I would love to be able to put my H80i to the test!
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Bigshotking, which revision of the UD3 do you have?

I hope for your sake its Rev 1 of some variety. I have the Rev 3 and apparently the new UEFI BIOS suck ass when it comes to overclocking features.

I think it'll be a matter of time before Gigabyte gets around to improving the Rev 3 BIOS, but for right now there are going to be difficulties. Start reading this thread here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1023100/official-gigabyte-ga-990fxa-series-owners-thread-club/4330#post_19241877

Considering going the AMD OverDrive route for ad-hoc OC'ing, but I've heard that can be dangerous.

Anyone have some advice? I would love to be able to put my H80i to the test!

I have the same board the UEFI BIOS sucks ass :/
post #7 of 8
Gah! So I'm guessing we just have to sit tight with stock settings then for the time being?

I mean, the whole reason I bought the FX was to overclock seeing as that's where the value add really is. Shame on me for not looking into the various revisions of the UD3 (or even going with the UD3 in the first place over the UD5 or UD7), but there have to be some successful OC stories on this board by now, no?

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?283877-Overclocking-GIGABYTE-GA-990FXA-UD3-Rev3-(FBd-bios)-with-FX-8350-Piledriver

This guy says update the BIOS to version FBd (includes a dl link), but I'm not sure where he got it and I can't seem to find any documentation for it. Also, it appear he posted that before the FB BIOS update found here: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4397#bios

I like the idea of a BIOS that will do well with overclocking for this board, but color me skeptic despite the seemingly good reputation of the poster. I'm going to try and get some more info from him.

Thoughts?
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Am I to presume all of us having trouble with our UD3's have the R3.0 version? Because that seems to be the common link between GA-990FXA boards and problems with overclocking/unlocking. I'm even trying to sell the board out of frustration; I hate it!
     
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