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    Default GA-990FXA-UD3 v1.0 Bios?

    Is there any beta bios past F6f that will address the memory compatibility and running 1866MHz ram in all 4 slots with FX CPU's?
    My system refuses to run anything over 1600MHz with my FX-8120 when all four slots are populated.

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    Default Re: GA-990FXA-UD3 v1.0 Bios?

    And with 2 slot popuated it does?
    What have you tried to convince it to run 1866 with 4 slots populated?

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    If I put DIMM's in slot 1 and 3, 2 and 4 or just single DIMM's in any slot I'm able to run the rated speed of the RAM which is 9-11-9-27 @ 1.65v. Once I manually configure speed + voltage with 2 DIMM's, shut down PC and install other 2 DIMM's sytem will not boot even though it just worked with 2 DIMM's. The memory I'm using is Patriot Xtreme Series 4 x 4Gb 1866MHz PXD38G1866ELK.

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    Then it may not be a BIOS issue. I don't know about the FX CPUs but phenom usually need more CPU NB VID conrol.
    Try increasing it a bit. Upper limit for pheno,/athlon CPUs was 1.35v, don't know is it for FX CPUs.

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    Default Re: GA-990FXA-UD3 v1.0 Bios?

    So I tried your suggestion and I also tried a different set of RAM and nothing worked. The other RAM was ADATA brand and it also won't post at 1866MHz speeds with all slots populated.
    FX-8120 4.63GHz @ 1.4v
    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 v1.0
    Patriot Xtreme Series 16Gb 1866MHz
    XFX HD 6950 2Gb
    ADATA S510 120Gb SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 1Tb 7200RPM HDD
    Corsair H80
    Corsair TX750M
    Samsung SH-B123L Blu-Ray
    Lian Li Lancool PC-K62

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    Default Re: GA-990FXA-UD3 v1.0 Bios?

    OK so after some trial and error and putting the RAM in my other PC which is a 970A-UD3 Bios version F5h with a Phenom II 960t unlocked I finally got it to work. I used Profile 1 under E.O.C.P. like I did with the 990FX. This gave me timings that were some what different then the 990FX gave me. After the 970 system booted with no issues I then installed them in my 990FXA-UD3, used the new timings from the 970 setup and it works.

    Even though I got it to work I still would like a new bios version.

    Thanks for the help.
    Last edited by cmac68; 03-29-2012 at 02:46 PM.
    FX-8120 4.63GHz @ 1.4v
    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 v1.0
    Patriot Xtreme Series 16Gb 1866MHz
    XFX HD 6950 2Gb
    ADATA S510 120Gb SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 1Tb 7200RPM HDD
    Corsair H80
    Corsair TX750M
    Samsung SH-B123L Blu-Ray
    Lian Li Lancool PC-K62

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    Default Re: GA-990FXA-UD3 v1.0 Bios?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmac68 View Post
    OK so after some trial and error and putting the RAM in my other PC which is a 970A-UD3 Bios version F5h with a Phenom II 960t unlocked I finally got it to work. I used Profile 1 under E.O.C.P. like I did with the 990FX. This gave me timings that were some what different then the 990FX gave me. After the 970 system booted with no issues I then installed them in my 990FXA-UD3, used the new timings from the 970 setup and it works.

    Even though I got it to work I still would like a new bios version.

    Thanks for the help.
    Hi, I noticed you asked a similar question as I did about a week ago, but did not post your results? I too am running an AMD FX 8150 CPU, on a GA-990 FXA-UD3 (Rev 1.2), only with 16 GB Crcial Ballitix 1866 MHz RAM. Could I be cheeky and ask what settings you finely used, to see if I could get my system to work right.

    A little over a week ago I posted the same question to GIGABYTE, about BIOS settings, only to be told by them that it was not a BIOS issue????
    They did however provide a link to an updated BIOS (Version 99FX312.FCi), which although I don't have the link anymore I can provide you with a copy of said BIOS, if you wish? If you need more info please let me know.

    Thanks Pete C B

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    Instead of just raising the Ram to 1866 I actually had to raise the fsb to 233. The memory was then set to x8.00 @ 1864MHz with stock timings and voltage.

    I should also note that I'm running a 4.68GHz overclock with 2330MHz on the NB. The HT was left as close to 2600MHz as possible.

    Have you tried using E.O.C.P. Profile 1 with your ram?
    FX-8120 4.63GHz @ 1.4v
    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 v1.0
    Patriot Xtreme Series 16Gb 1866MHz
    XFX HD 6950 2Gb
    ADATA S510 120Gb SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 1Tb 7200RPM HDD
    Corsair H80
    Corsair TX750M
    Samsung SH-B123L Blu-Ray
    Lian Li Lancool PC-K62

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    Default Re: GA-990FXA-UD3 v1.0 Bios?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmac68 View Post
    Instead of just raising the Ram to 1866 I actually had to raise the fsb to 233. The memory was then set to x8.00 @ 1864MHz with stock timings and voltage.

    I should also note that I'm running a 4.68GHz overclock with 2330MHz on the NB. The HT was left as close to 2600MHz as possible.

    Have you tried using E.O.C.P. Profile 1 with your ram?
    I'll give that a try and let you know the outcome! I was communicating with a guy named Chike, to sort out my system earlier he sorted out the problem (when I was running Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz RAM), but now I've moved on to 1866 MHz Crucial Ballistix, I did not dare to ask him for more help? As I said to him at the time I was not looking to overclock but just to get the system to recognize the correct settings for the RAM, the reason for moving on is I am putting together another system, and just want to get it right, I'm no expert when it comes to tweaking the BIOS and need as much help as I can get! You see at the moment when I power on the system, it only recognizes the RAM as 1333 MHz and if I tweak the settings to what I think is right then save and exit BIOS, then reboot all I get from my system is 2 long beeps from BIOS and the following message appears:-

    The system has experienced boot failures because of overclocking,
    The last settings in BIOS setup may not coincide with current H/W states,
    current CPU speed: 18.0 x 200 MHz,
    current memory speed: 1333 MHz,
    current HT speed: 2600 MHz,
    press DEL key to enter the BIOS setup
    or press any rest of keys to continue.

    Then everything reverts back to previous settings?

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    Default Re: GA-990FXA-UD3 v1.0 Bios?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fredbare View Post
    I'll give that a try and let you know the outcome! I was communicating with a guy named Chike, to sort out my system earlier he sorted out the problem (when I was running Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz RAM), but now I've moved on to 1866 MHz Crucial Ballistix, I did not dare to ask him for more help? As I said to him at the time I was not looking to overclock but just to get the system to recognize the correct settings for the RAM, the reason for moving on is I am putting together another system, and just want to get it right, I'm no expert when it comes to tweaking the BIOS and need as much help as I can get! You see at the moment when I power on the system, it only recognizes the RAM as 1333 MHz and if I tweak the settings to what I think is right then save and exit BIOS, then reboot all I get from my system is 2 long beeps from BIOS and the following message appears:-

    The system has experienced boot failures because of overclocking,
    The last settings in BIOS setup may not coincide with current H/W states,
    current CPU speed: 18.0 x 200 MHz,
    current memory speed: 1333 MHz,
    current HT speed: 2600 MHz,
    press DEL key to enter the BIOS setup
    or press any rest of keys to continue.

    Then everything reverts back to previous settings?
    Well I tried the "profile 1" option (with no effect), and I tried upping the NB a couple of notches (that had no effect either), had to reset the BIOS after that one (incidently, do you know of a program that will read the BIOS from inside Windows, and allow you to print the contents?), so I'm still limited to 1333 MHz, anymore suggestions?

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