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Will have to wait and see. If I have problems, then I'll be abandoning the AM3 platform completely, and selling absolutely everything I have. Tired of the hassle. There is absolutely no reason an AM3+ 990Fx board shouldn't be bale to handle an 8350... a CPU MADE for the board.

Maybe Intel is the way to go... Hurts to say that but this is getting ridiculous and its uncalled for.
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Will have to wait and see. If I have problems, then I'll be abandoning the AM3 platform completely, and selling absolutely everything I have. Tired of the hassle. There is absolutely no reason an AM3+ 990Fx board shouldn't be bale to handle an 8350... a CPU MADE for the board.

Maybe Intel is the way to go... Hurts to say that but this is getting ridiculous and its uncalled for.

Well, the thing is, manufacturers thought that it would be nice to have cool heatsinks instead of good VRMs on their boards, then everyone started going for budget gaming builds using 8-core FXs and 40$ AM3+ motherboards, and then well, you can guess what happened...
Still, only a few AM3+ motherboards actually have a beefy enough VRM system to handle overclocked 8-core FX CPUs.

About the 990FX UD3, the difference bewteen the revisions is the VRM heatsink, Rev 4.0 and 4.1 do have a bigger heatsink with a heatpipe, lower revisions have a smaller one. But maybe you can avoid problems with VRM temperature having a small (60-80mm) fan installed on top of the heatsink (since you're running an open case, that should be easy).
     
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Well, the thing is, manufacturers thought that it would be nice to have cool heatsinks instead of good VRMs on their boards, then everyone started going for budget gaming builds using 8-core FXs and 40$ AM3+ motherboards, and then well, you can guess what happened...
Still, only a few AM3+ motherboards actually have a beefy enough VRM system to handle overclocked 8-core FX CPUs.

About the 990FX UD3, the difference bewteen the revisions is the VRM heatsink, Rev 4.0 and 4.1 do have a bigger heatsink with a heatpipe, lower revisions have a smaller one. But maybe you can avoid problems with VRM temperature having a small (60-80mm) fan installed on top of the heatsink (since you're running an open case, that should be easy).

I had active cooling on my last mbo, so this new one will most def have cooling too. The placement of the fan was able to cool VRMs, NB and RAM at same time. I'm not concerned with OC'ing too much these days, hence part of the reason i want to rid the watercooling eventually.

PC's are getting amazing now-a-days with performance, overclocking not really helping as much as it used to it seems. Not a huge loss. I need my rig to be stable a reliable, not perform 2-5% better with reduced lifetime. The mobo in my htpc (AMD s939 machine with 16GB RAM) is from 2005 and still performing ROCK SOLID, with daily use the past 2 years because of its home theater needs.
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I had active cooling on my last mbo, so this new one will most def have cooling too. The placement of the fan was able to cool VRMs, NB and RAM at same time. I'm not concerned with OC'ing too much these days, hence part of the reason i want to rid the watercooling eventually.

PC's are getting amazing now-a-days with performance, overclocking not really helping as much as it used to it seems. Not a huge loss. I need my rig to be stable a reliable, not perform 2-5% better with reduced lifetime. The mobo in my htpc (AMD s939 machine with 16GB RAM) is from 2005 and still performing ROCK SOLID, with daily use the past 2 years because of its home theater needs.

Because ASUS A8N/A8N32s and DFI LanPartys are very solid boards. My ASRock 939NF4G-SATAII has been working daily since April 2006 when i bought it, it had even to run during 2014-2016 my FX-60 in it with a couple of bulging capacitors and the thing still runs perfectly fine biggrin.gif
If you go for aircooling, there are some coolers that also help cooling the VRMs (like the CM GeminII M4 that blows air towards the VRMs while at the same time cooling the CPU, it's like a way bigger AMD stock cooler)
     
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Will have to wait and see. If I have problems, then I'll be abandoning the AM3 platform completely, and selling absolutely everything I have. Tired of the hassle. There is absolutely no reason an AM3+ 990Fx board shouldn't be bale to handle an 8350... a CPU MADE for the board.

Maybe Intel is the way to go... Hurts to say that but this is getting ridiculous and its uncalled for.

Nah, it will handle the FX just fine. The problem will be how high you will be able to overclock. But for stock 8350 you won't have problems. I 've ran for some months 8320@4Ghz, undervolted in Asrock 970 Extreme3 (4+1 phase with a small VRM heatsink). Apart the fact that in stress test i was getting 62C socket temp, it was running without throttling or anything. Yours is 8+2, so despite any design problems of rev.1, it will certanly do the job.
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It is actually a rev 1.0.0? Hmm. I don't know much about Gigabyte UD3s but that might be ok. Rev 1.1 was the one they were bragging about back then. It does not have the EUFI bios and maybe not LLC. It was known to run cool.

Rev 3 was very bad with a buggy bios and overheating problems. Rev 4 and up are supposed to be ok up to 4.8 ghz. Good luck!
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It is actually a rev 1.0.0? Hmm. I don't know much about Gigabyte UD3s but that might be ok. Rev 1.1 was the one they were bragging about back then. It does not have the EUFI bios and maybe not LLC. It was known to run cool.

Rev 3 was very bad with a buggy bios and overheating problems. Rev 4 and up are supposed to be ok up to 4.8 ghz. Good luck!

The good thing is that he said he paid low for it. So, if it was a bargain, ok. Otherwise, for someone who buys now new, it makes sense to get one of the newer models with USB 3.1.
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Whats the difference between UD3 and UD3 R5? Mine will be the UD3 R5, and it says Rev 1.0 in bottom left, BUT, has a nice large heat piped cooler. It appears to be different somehow. I don't follow Giabyte, as I've always been a DFI (oldschool days), and ASUS guy. Tried some MSI GD-70s, but those are just BAD bad... Like TWO brand new from box dying within the same year I bought them bad... for absolutely no reason other than shut them down, and failed to post on next boot bad... lol

I don't have good luck with mobo's...

The 8350 tested perfect last night BTW on my friends machine. So some good news.
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Oh sorry. My mistake. Gigabyte has changed their numbering system. In the corner it used to say: "UD3 rev 3" or whatever the revision was. Yours just says rev 1.0 but has the heat pipe that means it is the new one, so it is a UD3 revision 5.1.

The newer revisions of that board have a reputation for being solid up to 4.8 ghz where they are hard wired to stop. Good luck!
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Whats the difference between UD3 and UD3 R5? Mine will be the UD3 R5, and it says Rev 1.0 in bottom left, BUT, has a nice large heat piped cooler. It appears to be different somehow. I don't follow Giabyte, as I've always been a DFI (oldschool days), and ASUS guy. Tried some MSI GD-70s, but those are just BAD bad... Like TWO brand new from box dying within the same year I bought them bad... for absolutely no reason other than shut them down, and failed to post on next boot bad... lol

I don't have good luck with mobo's...

The 8350 tested perfect last night BTW on my friends machine. So some good news.

You got this?

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5294#ov

If so, you 're good. This is a 2015 model. Only the newer Gigabyte Gaming series are newer than that. The only bad thing is that you didn't get the USB 3.1/M2 that the newer got. But most likely they all have the same or similar VRM.

You will be good to go. Gigabyte makes well built motherboards (with a few exceptions), but horrible BIOS. And instead of fixing the BIOS, it releases revision upon revision. Yours is the R5 rev1.0.

We thought you were getting this:

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5353#ov

Which has several revisions itself and it's older.

Don't worry, yours is better, if you got the R5.
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