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GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
  • AMD 970
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2000(OC) /1866

4 out of 5 eggs Ok board, but get the 990 if you can afford. 08/27/2013

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros:

Over clocked my FX-8320 to 4.2 before throttling became a issue.

Cons:

Throttling from what is assumed to be the VRM overheating a little to quickly IMO.

I had to request the BIOS version that allows you to disable "APM". GB did send this to me within 24 hours.

Other Thoughts:

*I mainly wrote this review to correct the guy below about the number for fans. There are 4, not 3.

CPU_fan , PWR_fan , Sys_fan1 , Sys_Fan2

CPU_Fan - is obviously for the CPU fan, and shouldn't be used for anything else.

PWR_Fan - from what I understood is for the PSU, but, modern PSU don't use it. PWR can be used for any fan, it will not control the speed.

Sys_fan2 - can be used for anything, it is not speed controlled.

Sys_fan1 - can be used for anything, but is speed controlled.


Sorry about the quick review, really just wanted to clear up the mobo fan connection issue. I don't want people not buying this because they are misinformed about the number of fan connections.

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  • Lawrence B.
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