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Overclocking Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3

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Ok now im not a noob to over clocking but im having a problem. Everytime i go to my bios to try to manually change the frequency of the CPU it doesn't let me change the values. I hover over it and try to hit enter and the + or - signs and it doesn't let me do anything. I tried to unlock the CPU and it still doesn't work. I would really like to know if anyone else is having this problem or how to fix it.
post #2 of 6
that mobo is notorious for many issues, see here:

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

if you got Rev3 thats probably why. Ask those people at the club they will try to help you out best they can.
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Should i take it back and get a different versiON?
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if you can IMO I would personally take it back and get a asus, like a m5a99x pro R2 or a sabertooth, if its not too much of a price burden im sure youd be happier.

If you have revision 4 of the UD3 its still fairly new but most people have been happy with it. So I would recommend finding out which rev you have and if its 3 i would for sure get rid of it before you cause yourself too much of a headache. If its rev4 or even rev1.x you should be able to fix it somehow.
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Figured out the problem. you have to use the + or - sign on the NUM PAD.
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Just throwing it out there, I read that there is a highly recommended patch on release day for AC4. not saying that will increase quality but AC3 also addressed a few issues early on that made it a tad better. My guess your gonna see 35fps=)....lol
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