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post #11 of 31
Honestly, if that particular board was actually "throttling" their 8350. Then technically the board I've been using should have already exploded and my house blown to bits.

You'll be perfectly fine with temps like those.
post #12 of 31
I have a friend who has been running this board and cpu combo at stock for almost a year, still running solid thumb.gif
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A lot of people complaining about this board overheating are simply running high clocks without proper cooling on the VRM. VRM cooling on motherboards is designed with the idea that it will be getting incidental airflow from the stock cooler, as they are designed to blow air down and across the motherboard. When you start putting these all-in-one coolers or tower air coolers on a cpu, it makes the current cooling solution even less effective. Gotta supliment.
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post #14 of 31
I had a REV 3 for about 2 weeks and I returned it and exchanged it for the brand new REV 4.

Anyway, while you can add additional cooling to the VRM of the 3.0 to alleviate throttling because of the VRM, the board will still throttle due to APM unless you install the buggy beta BIOS (which allows APM to be disabled) or you disable APM via AMD Overdrive.

The APM throttling has a very minimal (if any) impact on performance, however it is the kind of thing that bothers some people, myself included.

The 4.0 is a nice board for the price. The 3.0 is severely flawed. I can't speak for the other revisions I have not owned.
post #15 of 31
UD3 and 8350 owner here. There were some issues with the rev.3 of this board and VRM's overheating under the stress of an overclock. I cant confirm or deny if thats been fixed. I ahve a rev1 board and have been using an 8350 for a while now. Sitting at 5.0ghz right now somewhat easily, but i do have an extra AMD heatsink fan above my VRM's for good measure. You can kind of see how its positions in the pic below, right behind the tubes connecting the top rad.

Its a good board, but if you are looking for highest possible overclocks, there are definitely better choices

http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1725468/
post #16 of 31
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After messing around with this board for around 12 hours, I've decided to RMA. No matter what I've tried, I could not get it to boot the hard-drive. I've tried re-installing windows, but when it gets time for the computer to restart to finish installation, it would boot as though there was no installation in progress. After trying to boot into the hard-drive after that mess, it would state that it cant find the boot files.

I've flashed the updated bios to the latest version, messed around with the bios in every possible way known to man. I've tried installing Windows from both CD & USB. I'm completely run dry and came to the conclusion that the board is a defect.

Any of you experience anything similar?
post #17 of 31
Have you tried a different hard drive?
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post #18 of 31
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Yes, 2 different HDD's and an ssd.
post #19 of 31
Try setting BIOS for Legacy, rather than UEFI. Also, partition drives as MBR rather than GPT, and try again.
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post #20 of 31
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Unfortunately I have tried that as well. I've even tried plugging in a HDD that already had Windows on it, after the splash screen, the screen will just go black and freeze.
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