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I'm just starting my new build, and I have quite a few things that are starting to make me worry a bit.
These two items in particular.

AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz

Mostly the motherboard...

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard


When I first purchased this motherboard (on sale). It was getting great reviews, 5 stars etc. But after looking through the reviews again last night, I see a lot of people
complaining about how the FX-8350 is throttling on that particular board and how the north (or south) bridge tend to overheat to the point of damaging itself. This is a very big concern
considering I also have an EVGA 780 GTX that I ordered and will be socket-ed into it, and the last thing I want is it to cause further damage.

Newegg shows this board as the best rated, and the most popular out of most of the others, so it makes me wonder how many people are actually having success and not posting
any feedback. I know that most people with bad experiences will be keen on posting the bad review vs a person that had a good experience with the item.

I'm hoping that I'm just over-reacting and everything will go smoother than I anticipate, I'm investing around 1500 for this build, and another 550 to get a second 780 in the near future.
Please let me know if I should be concerned or just go with the flow of things.

I appreciate your time! smile.gif
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It's just people over reacting and most likely not setting up the BIOS properly. I've been using Gigabyte boards for quiet sometime and have never had them throttle any of my CPU's not have I ever had any of them overheat.
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It's just people over reacting and most likely not setting up the BIOS properly. I've been using Gigabyte boards for quiet sometime and have never had them throttle any of my CPU's not have I ever had any of them overheat.

Should I be good to plug and play? Or do I need to update the BIOS?
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It's just people over reacting and most likely not setting up the BIOS properly. I've been using Gigabyte boards for quiet sometime and have never had them throttle any of my CPU's not have I ever had any of them overheat.


I don't think warped mobos is overreacting.. checkout the ud3 owners club. You won't overclock past 4.7 without a fan directly on top of your vrm/nb. unless you're going for crazy overclock you will be fine, but there is definitely an issue with this board.
    
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I don't think warped mobos is overreacting.. checkout the ud3 owners club. You won't overclock past 4.7 without a fan directly on top of your vrm/nb. unless you're going for crazy overclock you will be fine, but there is definitely an issue with this board.

I'm only thinking of overclocking to 4.5 max, heck I might just leave it stock. If I do happen to RMA the board, any alternative suggestions? My budget is 150.00 for one. I don't like the Sabertooth board because I hate the colors, they will throw off my metallic/blue/gunmetal look. I would have something that's on the darker side with some blues.

I personally couldn't find much that I liked so idk.


Edit:
I just read a post that they made a ud3 rev 4 board that solves all the issues.... Now, how am I supposed to find out if I got the rev 3 or 4?
I would assume with all the problems the rev 3 had, they would only sell rev 4's and pull the others off the market...
Edited by fleks - 10/29/13 at 9:50am
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it's marked on the mobo rev3.0 etc. it's a fine board just don't expect 5ghz without a fan on your vrm. I've benched mine at 5.3 with a rev3.0 and a fan on the vrm.
    
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it's marked on the mobo rev3.0 etc. it's a fine board just don't expect 5ghz without a fan on your vrm. I've benched mine at 5.3 with a rev3.0 and a fan on the vrm.


Would it help to put a water block on the vrm? I will end up doing liquid cooling when I get my second 780.

But I might not even have to, because now that you stated that you can find the rev on the board, I looked at the bottom left corner, I saw rev 4.0 on the front facing pictures.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514

Some people say they still got the 3.0 instead of 4.0 regardless of what it shows. I guess I will find out tomorrow when it comes in, I have my fingers crossed!
Edited by fleks - 10/29/13 at 10:46am
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Just saw this thread and starting reading up on the issues with this board, as I'm running the Rev1.1 version.

There are two quirks with mine:

1. If I run BOINC at 100%, at some point during the night it'll reboot. It does not do this with 80% load. System is 100% stable otherwise (even long handbrake encodes don't break it). I now wonder if my regulators are overheating and a fan would help.

2. If I put in an nVidia card, most of the time when I shut it down, it'll turn itself right back on. Switched to Radeon and no longer have an issue, but weird!

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Originally Posted by fleks View Post

Would it help to put a water block on the vrm? I will end up doing liquid cooling when I get my second 780.

But I might not even have to, because now that you stated that you can find the rev on the board, I looked at the bottom left corner, I saw rev 4.0 on the front facing pictures.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514

Some people say they still got the 3.0 instead of 4.0 regardless of what it shows. I guess I will find out tomorrow when it comes in, I have my fingers crossed!

If you end up getting the rev 4.0 I think you'll really like it. You may not need the water cooling on the VRM but if you did it would not hurt. Mine is 56 right now and I'm pretty idle.

just remember to keep turbo core enabled (and set turbo=core if you don't want turbo) and your cold boot will go a little faster. Hopefully those 3.0 are all gone....

I'm running:
REV 4.0 FX8320 @ 4000mhz (ya it goes faster)
SLI @ 16x PCIE 2.0 x 2
32GB RAM (4x8GB) @ 1600mhz
Firewire 800 pcie card.
Edited by bbond007 - 10/30/13 at 7:21pm
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If you end up getting the rev 4.0 I think you'll really like it. You may not need the water cooling on the VRM but if you did it would not hurt. Mine is 56 right now and I'm pretty idle.

just remember to keep turbo core enabled (and set turbo=core if you don't want turbo) and your cold boot will go a little faster. Hopefully those 3.0 are all gone....

I'm running:
REV 4.0 FX8320 @ 4000mhz (ya it goes faster)
SLI @ 16x PCIE 2.0 x 2
32GB RAM (4x8GB) @ 1600mhz
Firewire 800 pcie card.

I just got the mobo yesterday, and its a 4.0! I've put the pc together, my 8350 is idling at 25-30c. I'll hold on on water cooling for now up until I get my second 780.

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