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I have the UD5 rev 2.0 and tried the F7e BIOS and it made my motherboard a vegetable. I THINK the problem was I turned the computer off before the 2ndary BIOS kicked in, because I tried uploading it earlier and it failed but took a few seconds to recover. Thankfully it was still within warranty so I got it fixed, but when I got my board back it was getting increasingly unstable every time I booted up until it became permanently unresponsive to anything. It used to work perfectly fine, so their technicians must've handled it improperly. I noticed the heatsinks were slightly misaligned too so they might've done something to it. Anyways, I had to send it in, again, and they gave me a brand new board that works just fine. Unfortunatley it's still rev 2.0.
I was wondering, does anybody have any idea why this happened? I used @BIOS and the ezflash built into the moob and neither worked. I'm also wondering if anyone knows if the piledriver CPUs work with it, or at least the FX8150.

I don't have the board anymore, moved on the an Alienware M18xR2:D, but when I did have it, I updated the BIOS to the F7e and had no issues with the running my FX8150. Must have been a bad flash
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I don't have the board anymore, moved on the an Alienware M18xR2:D, but when I did have it, I updated the BIOS to the F7e and had no issues with the running my FX8150. Must have been a bad flash

See, I thought it was a bad flash too, but I flashed it like 3 times. Each time the computer would restart about 5 times in a row before POSTing and then it would revert back to the old BIOS. I think, but can't prove, that my board failed because I held down the power button when it was doing that looping reboot thing (it takes a while for it to stop doing that). Now that I have this replacement mobo, I wonder if maybe it'll work properly this time around but I'm not sure if I should take the chance again.

What utility did you flash with? Did you get the F7e BIOS from this forum topic or elsewhere?

Also, thanks for pointing out that the FX8150 works. I hope the FX8350 will work too, but I'm sure it would.
   
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Hmm have a mate on a UD7 : any updates if Vishera is good to go with these?

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They had a beta bios for Bulldozer but to my knowledge nothing for Vishera
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I loaded BIOS version F3 and for some reason, my PC keeps turning itself on. I shut down the computer the proper way and about 30 seconds later, the PC turns itself on again! I made sure there were no boot on lan options enabled. I am not sure what to do. And I also tried F6. I get a RAM based BSOD with F6. I just installed a fresh copy of Windows 7. I have rev. 2.0. Any suggestions from the experts? Thank you!
post #3996 of 4334
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Been getting progressively less stable. (Hard-locks of death with occasional BSODs.) Lately now, its been tossing all sorts of RAID errors and occasionally will lose USB devices.


I let the GF have my old UD5, and it ran a 965 140w Deneb just fine, and about a couple months ago it threw another RAM based BSOD that also involved the video card. Updating drivers helped for about a day, and it came back. Swapped out the RAM (Gskill 2x4 1333 stuff) and put in the Corsair RAM the board worked well enough with, and stability is back. Why the board took well over a year to decide to crap on the RAM is beyond me. I tested the RAM in the now backup Asus with 1090T in it works fine, and perfectly stable.

The GF previously was using a UD3 that went into a family member's build, and that thing has been 100% solid since day one. The UD5 has always been another story, though, and I feel like it's impending doom.

Regarding someone asking about hard drives...never had a problem with any hard drive size up to 2TB with this board. The only real problems I've had across a couple boards has been RAM related, regardless of CPU. Swap to another motherboard (RAM or CPU) and the problem never returns. The process of elimination favors the 2.0 UD5 being unstable. The 2nd board was not overclocked, so I know that's not the cause, either.

Mostly I think this board is super flaky on RAM, even modules specifically listed as compatible on Gigabyte's QVL list. However, I do remember that they wouldn't stand by their list, only citing it as a "reference of what might be more stable," and not what was actually tested, in essence (or at least in my opinion) disavowing any accuracy to their claims.

If the board is working for people, that is a good thing, and I hope they don't have issues.

Also, if people have some issues with the board, they can always PM me. I might not know the answer, but I can at least speculate. God knows I had enough problems out of mine to have some troubleshooting experience.
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Hi guys,
does anybody now, if there is a newer Beta-Bios for 890FXA-UD5 (rev 2.0) than F7e?
I got AMD (Ati) Driver-Error (VGA) during playing Games (World of Tanks & World of Warcraft)
since my BIOS update
going back to F6 seams to solved this problem
thank You

problem found!
disable" AMD C1E Support" in BIOS Advanced options

problem occours if it´s a Phenom2 CPU
and a Radeon 5870

bulldozer not tested
but with radeon 4890 and C1E enabled: no problems

System:
Phenom II 965 (C3)
Sapphire Radeon 5870
Edited by urmelus - 12/14/12 at 3:53pm
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Final update on the issue... called tech, they said they flashed it to F4, and found nothing wrong. I get the board, it's actually F6. Remember, Gigabyte Tech Support has told me not to put anything newer on it than F3 unless I have Bulldozer. Oh, and it's still broken. Except now I have to wait 20 seconds longer for it to boot because of how long it takes to detect the RAIDs.

I've now gotten a refund processed, so it is going to be replaced with an Intel LGA1155 system. After 14 years of using AMD, I have to call it quits.
     
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Final update on the issue... called tech, they said they flashed it to F4, and found nothing wrong. I get the board, it's actually F6. Remember, Gigabyte Tech Support has told me not to put anything newer on it than F3 unless I have Bulldozer. Oh, and it's still broken. Except now I have to wait 20 seconds longer for it to boot because of how long it takes to detect the RAIDs.
I've now gotten a refund processed, so it is going to be replaced with an Intel LGA1155 system. After 14 years of using AMD, I have to call it quits.

This sounds like the same problem I had when shipping to them. I sent them a board loaded with F3, and they claimed F1. Sent back a board loaded with F2, which I was lucky to even get to boot with the 1090T. I find it odd that they suggest above F3 with Bulldozer, as I had the least problems with F6 on Thuban, and F3 on Deneb.

While I like rooting for the underdog (10 years AMD myself) I went with an 1155 system as well, as can be seen in my signature. Honestly, I have had one issue out of it; after relocating I had to reseat the video card. The only other issue was me pushing the overclock a little too hard and corrupting the SSD. Those are the only two issues in about a year. I can't claim such an easy time in AMD territory, ever, sadly enough.

Overall it sounds like Gigabyte treated you very similarly to how it went for me, and that's also a shame. I still won't buy Gigabyte.

I hope your time with an Intel system goes as smoothly as mine has, Blitz.
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I've been using a GA-890FXA-UD5 Rev. 2.0 for roughly a year and a half now. Back when I bought it, the specs said you could put in four sticks of RAM for a total of 16 GB, but at the time 8 gigabyte sticks weren't common, so I'm hoping that limit was arbitrary. I was just wondering if anybody could tell me definitely whether or not I can put 8 gigabyte sticks in each slot or not? I've got 8 gigs in two slots at present and now have a need for more RAM for some memory-intensive programs I'm running (I'm maxing out the 8 gigs and getting a lot of paging), so I'm hoping I can put in an extra 16 gigs in my two empty memory slots instead of just 8. That might help me squeeze more life out of this great motherboard before I need to upgrade to an AM3+ or whatever.

Thanks in advance,

-- Steve

P.S. Also, would be worth the extra $ to invest in faster RAM, such as DDR3 2133 instead of 1333, if I've already got two 1333 sticks installed? I'm not really up to speed on the ins-and-outs of memory hardware, so any advice would be appreciated.
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