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02-20-2020 05:42 AM
Antikapitalista
AMD FX Processors Unleashed | a Guide to Performance Tuning with AMD OverDrive and the new AMD FX Processors

Since you already have Windows installed, I suggest that you start with reading the official guide to performance tuning from AMD:
https://web.archive.org/web/20180127...ning_Guide.pdf
Then you could search the Internet for other guides.
02-15-2020 03:13 AM
devilmaycry2020 Hi everyone

Here is my pc specification i want to overlock it a bit but dont know how to adjust it correctly. someone can help. Thanks a lot
02-12-2020 04:50 PM
devilmaycry2020
Quote: Originally Posted by Antikapitalista View Post
Yes, you can. They should work at 1600 MHz.
You can install as much as 32 GiB of memory and it will work at 1333 MHz:
https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/cpu-ddr3
Do not blindly trust rumours which claim that you should be able to overclock the memory, always test your setup using the Stressful Application Test:
https://github.com/stressapptest/stressapptest
You can download it and build it on probably any recent Linux distribution, many binary ones offer pre-built packages of the Stressful Application Test and there are even some live distributions that feature it.

I use 32 GiB of some low-profile Netlist-branded PC3-12800E memory with Hynix chips (I think that it is this one: NVD1G7235107H-D12THM), 4 sticks of 8 GiB each, with a fairly recent AMD FX-8370. Event though the BIOS automatically set the frequency to 1600 MHz, I found it necessary to lower it to 1333 MHz manually (by setting the multiplier to 6.66x, down from 8x), otherwise the Stressful Application Test would lock up my computer after a few minutes.
Thus, although it is a fairly recent CPU—one that was bundled with a Wraith cooler—it still does not support memory speeds beyond the original specification.

Besides, this motherboard tends to overvolt the CPU, or at least mine does (using BIOS version FEf). Try lowering the CPU core voltage to the base frequency VID, 1.325 V, while you are at it, and test it. The motherboard board sets it needlessly high.
I've found this https://www.overclock.net/forum/11-a...30776?page=401
02-12-2020 08:55 AM
Antikapitalista
GA-890FXA-UD5 v3.1

Yes, you can. They should work at 1600 MHz.
You can install as much as 32 GiB of memory and it will work at 1333 MHz:
https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/cpu-ddr3
Do not blindly trust rumours which claim that you should be able to overclock the memory, always test your setup using the Stressful Application Test:
https://github.com/stressapptest/stressapptest
You can download it and build it on probably any recent Linux distribution, many binary ones offer pre-built packages of the Stressful Application Test and there are even some live distributions that feature it.

I use 32 GiB of some low-profile Netlist-branded PC3-12800E memory with Hynix chips (I think that it is this one: NVD1G7235107H-D12THM), 4 sticks of 8 GiB each, with a fairly recent AMD FX-8370. Even though the BIOS automatically set the frequency to 1600 MHz, I found it necessary to lower it to 1333 MHz manually (by setting the multiplier to 6.66x, down from 8x), otherwise the Stressful Application Test would lock up my computer after a few minutes, at the power surge test, if I remember it correctly.
Thus, although it is a fairly recent CPU—one that was bundled with a Wraith cooler—it still does not support memory speeds beyond the original specification.

Besides, this motherboard tends to overvolt the CPU, or at least mine does (using BIOS version FEf). Try lowering the CPU core voltage to the base frequency VID, 1.325 V, while you are at it, and test it. The motherboard board sets it needlessly high.
02-09-2020 04:57 AM
devilmaycry2020 Hi everyone

Can i use 2 sticks 8G DDR3 1600mhz to run dual channel in Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 rev3.1 and upgrade CPU to FX-63xx or FX-83xx ?
And what is the maximum memory and highest frequency i can install on this mobo ?
thank you very much
04-12-2019 09:00 AM
tesla77
Quote: Originally Posted by podcats View Post
I scoured this thread today (because I have an old 890FXA-UD5 lying around that I figured I could get more life out of with an upgrade), and managed to find this post from ig0ru4 way back from 2011: https://www.overclock.net/forum/11-a...l#post15711750

For the sake of posterity, I've uploaded the file (89fxau52.f7e) to MEGA, which you can find here (hopefully it won't expire for some time): https://mega.nz/#!3CIUnKiT!VMavHYIh1...FI6F4N3RuvQZBc

I haven't tried the BIOS yet, since the board isn't with me right now, but I plan on trying it out in a few days. If it fries the board, then oh well; if not, yay for avoiding obsolescence!

Thanks to ig0ru4 for the original upload, and full credits go to Gigabyte obviously.

Hopefully this saves time for anyone else looking for this in the future! Cheers!
Appreciate your help!

Thanks a lot!
04-12-2019 08:56 AM
tesla77 BACKUP copy:
04-11-2019 09:53 PM
podcats
Quote: Originally Posted by tesla77 View Post
anybody? any news?

I scoured this thread today (because I have an old 890FXA-UD5 lying around that I figured I could get more life out of with an upgrade), and managed to find this post from ig0ru4 way back from 2011: https://www.overclock.net/forum/11-a...l#post15711750

For the sake of posterity, I've uploaded the file (89fxau52.f7e) to MEGA, which you can find here (hopefully it won't expire for some time): https://mega.nz/#!3CIUnKiT!VMavHYIh1...FI6F4N3RuvQZBc

I haven't tried the BIOS yet, since the board isn't with me right now, but I plan on trying it out in a few days. If it fries the board, then oh well; if not, yay for avoiding obsolescence!

Thanks to ig0ru4 for the original upload, and full credits go to Gigabyte obviously.

Hopefully this saves time for anyone else looking for this in the future! Cheers!
04-10-2019 09:44 AM
tesla77
Quote: Originally Posted by tesla77 View Post
Hello folks..

Does anyone have the BIOS 89fxau52.f7e to send me please?

I tried to download from here: http://ggts.gigabyte.eu/FileList/1304500/89fxau52.f7e

but the site is down

anybody? any news?

03-27-2019 03:59 PM
tesla77
Quote: Originally Posted by UnexplodedCow View Post
That's a good question. I *might* have the file sitting around, somewhere. Amazingly, I still have this board, and it still produces random problems. Moral of the story, even with the F7e BIOS is this:

1. DO NOT overclock this motherboard (Rev. 2.0). It just won't hold it. Ever.
2. DO NOT use with a 1090T chip. It is unstable even at stock speeds/voltages, with QVL RAM.
3. The F7e BIOS swap didn't do anything for functionality or stability, though I never rolled it back.
4. Don't bother with the onboard USB3. It always was garbage. Just disable it and get an add-in card.

5. My best opinion: don't use this board. It might work for a week, a month, or a year, but there *will* be a soiled bed, a corrupt BIOS, and just instability the entire time. Oh, it keeps running, and always has, but it's the worst board I've had (and I've used FIC boards). The UD3H was the better, more stable board, that could overclock, and take whatever was thrown at it (I still have one of those running just fine). Never a corrupt BIOS issue, RAM problem, nothing. My previous issues were mentioned in this thread. If you're looking for the F7e BIOS to solve a problem; it won't. The board is flawed, and ultimately the reason why I have not, and will not, buy a Gigabyte product since.

If I can find the BIOS file, I'll upload it here for you, assuming it's possible, and there isn't some rule prohibiting such, as I've not been on these forums in nearly as long.
Thanks man.. I'll waiting for.. I hope you find the miraculous file.
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