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What gives here -- My Gigabyte 970a-d3 mobo BIOS is fully updated but still stinks

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Hello BIOS guru's and enthusiasts, I have a Gigabyte 970A-D3 mobo that I bought in Sept of '11 and have had several different CPU's in it over that time. The main issue with it (after I added a VRM heatsink that is) is the inability to get the RAM set at the speed that it's rated to run at. If I set that MEM setting to 1866, it jumps the FSB to a whopping like 240 and lowers the ratio/CPU but that causes problems instantly and it has never booted when I have used that function. I just want to use the ratio or mild fsb to OC the cpu, and separately just simply set the memory to 1866. Is that possible? I know that if I change the fsb, the it changes many other things, but simply running at the stock "turbo" CPU speed is fine with me if I just could set the memory to 1866 and 1.65 volts.... Maybe it's just time to dump off this board, or just run the dang memory at 1600...???
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post #2 of 5
Set everything on manual but use the recommended settings that were when set to Auto and start from there.
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I did do just that, and got rid of the entire system...lol. I do miss the PhenomII 965 that had been great for 2 years, but God got me, so to speak. The Foxconn board that I bought lasted 1 1/2 hours before the HT errored and during a BIOS update it crashed. Paperweight....lol. Time to just go back to the 990fx series and quit messing around with these cheapo's. Well, or the FM2+ Kaveri series
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post #4 of 5
Didn't catch which CPU you have on that MB but (since you are insisting to run memory at 1866) I guess it's an FX. Not too much to be gained from running memory at 1866 instead of 1600 so if you can run it stable, why not until you go to some more heavy duty MB or another setup.
I became an "anti-fan" of MSI MBs since I had to change a lot of them (something like 5 to 1 against Asus and Gigabyte) for other people. It's funny though, there are some that keep on running no matter what and MSI GPUs are real good too.
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You're right, probably it's more due to the model, build quality or luck of the draw... My GD-80 beat Crosshair V's, UD5's and the dang thing couldn't be killed... I bought a Z11 case that the top stock fans were crosswired from the factory, and it blew out the fan headers and the 1st channel of memory.... and the damn thing still ran onj channel 2 with the fans plugged into a controller...lol. It also survived a faulty clc that sprayed water all over it, but I did RMA it for a brand new board anyway, and even though it was "open box
" from newegg, they still sent me a brand nbew one... Everyone probably has had experiences that gives them their favorites. Oh the cpu was a crappy $30 Sempron that was unlocked to a Athlon II 450e and it will run at 1866 on other boards... Like you said just higher quality ones. I did hear that MSI had issues with certain 890 models though...
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