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Hey folks,
Newbie member here hoping for some help.

I've recently purchased myself a new system, including the GA-790FXTA-UD5 motherboard, AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition and OCZ PC3-12800 AMD Black 2x2GB OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK (x2, so 8gb).
Everything works, boots, posts etc and i've gone ahead and installed Win 7 64bit

The problems are these:
I've installed easy tune 6 and when it loads, it gives me an error telling me it can't find the driver.
The ram is running at 1066 for some reason, and when i load AMD Overdrive there is no 'black edition profile' button
The raid driver install things all give me a 'no driver' error. I've setup a sata3 raid array in the bios, as per the manuals instructions, but it doesn't seem overly fast to be honest... so i'm wondering if it's working in raid at all.

Just a note; i've never used win 7 or 64bit before, so apologies if these are dumb questions/problems.

Is anyone able to give me some help/advice?
Should i be changing the timings, voltage etc for the ram in the bios to what it's supposed to be? I thought AOD might do it for me, but there seems to be a black edition fail on that front.

I'd appreciate any help

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post #502 of 916
Easy Tune has been problems... I got errors in bad English saying it could not load drivers also... I just tune via the BIOS now...

I am not sure about the raid deal either... I have a Striped 0 raid of two Spinpoints (suppose to be faster then the raptors by them selves) and it seams to take longer to boot and my "windows" experience rating for the HD's are the same as when I had just one Raptor...

there have been a few posts earlier on showing voltages and bus speeds...

I cant get over 3.8 GHz and have it stay stable... I got it running at 3.9 but when I would add video stress along with it it re-boots...

over clocking needs to be done in the BIOS to give a real effect... not saying the software does not OC, but it can give a false sense of stability. people will OC with software and run stability and pass, adjust the BIOS as per settings and it fails...

also some recognition programs only detect BIOS... when my system was being evaluated for Blizzard Games beta testing the results showed the stock clock when I was OC on easy tune...

For the Memory, you can fix it by once again going into the BIOS and fixing the multiplier and making sure the timings are set per what the stick are rated for.
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post #503 of 916
digital_steve the first thing you need to do is update the BIOS on your BOARD to "FDf"
http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Mothe...ver=#anchor_os

The older BIOS's for this board had a problem with the AMD OVERDIRVE. DO that first and you should have no problem updating the Back Edition profile.
Edited by Nightingale - 5/3/10 at 10:26pm
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Thanks for the help guys, i really appreciate it

So the main thing is, stick to the bios. I'm not sure why the mobo underclocked the memory, but i'll whack it back up to specs there.

I'll then get the bios revision and check out AOD again.
    
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I am not sure how the MB detects the timing on the memory if it reads a bit of stored data or if it tests the memory on a quick testing. It may be that at a quick glance it was not up-to snuff so it just dropped the timing.

BIOS will always provide the most stable and best OC. It does make it harder since you need to rebote for each adjustment. but well worth it.
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Quote:
So the main thing is, stick to the bios. I'm not sure why the mobo underclocked the memory, but i'll whack it back up to specs there.
All DDR3 memory in amd systems will not boot at 1600 default without manual changes. Intel is different since they have there XMP profiles stored on the ram modules.

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BIOS will always provide the most stable and best OC. It does make it harder since you need to rebote for each adjustment. but well worth it.
He has BLACK EDITION memory from OCZ. The AOD detects the RAM and then connects to an AMD server where the XML Memory profile is automatically downloaded which then the AOD alters his Motherboards BIOS DRAM memory settings.

The problem with the 790FXTA F2 bios was that it didn't work properly with AOD(hence the greyed out "black edition profile' button") that is why he needs to flash to the latest "F3f" bios which works 100% with AOD and automatic profile detection.

So Digital Steve what you need to do is,
Launch AMD OverDrive, go to=>Preference=>Online Update=> you then you should be under AMD BLACK EDITION MEMORY PROFILE, Click CHECK and then UPDATE. It will tell you to then reboot your system.

This is what it should like after the profile update.


Edited by Nightingale - 5/5/10 at 12:24am
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post #507 of 916
man the beta bios suck guess that why there beta but if u turn off the cool and quiet it set the auto speed to 3.6 and voltage to 1.475 that crazy
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You Should personally thank Gigabyte through E-mail since they never really gave this board proper BIOS support as I had mentioned before a couple pages back.

it's still a beta cause these lazy ****S at gigabyte don't consider this MOBO to be that important. There priorities lie in INTEL Boards first and for most, after Intel next is the AMD 890 series. Matter of fact there phasing the 790FXTA board out.

So far they only released 2 Final BIOS's and that was 5 months ago when they released the board.
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post #509 of 916
**** me this is irritating
Tried the BIOS 'overclock' and it wouldn't boot windows
Tried to get the F bios update, but windows 7 won't run the file at all
Tried the @bios but that will only load certain file extensions (which isnt what was downloaded) or will only auto update to the f2 bios

***... AHHHHHH!
    
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Cool... found the .bin file as a download on another forum, so i'll flash the BIOS tonight!
    
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