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Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 990FX (Socket AM3+) DDR3 PCI-Express ATX Motherboard

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AM3+ Support, AMD 990FX Chipset, ATX Form Factor, DDR3 2133(OC)/1866/1600/1333 (max 32GB), 4x USB3.0, 14x USB2.0, 6x SATA 6Gb/s, 4x PCI-E x16 (single at x16, dual x16/x16, tri x16/x16/x4), Supports NVIDIA® SLI™/ATI® CrossFireX™ Technology, 8 Channel HD Audio.

This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 46139  
Stock code: MBD-AM39-GA-990FXA-X
Manuf. code: GA-990FXA-UD3
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The 990FXA-UD3 motherboard is designed to offer a stable, high-speed platform for delivering amazingly fast data transfer via the GIGABYTE 333 onboard acceleration technologies. Featuring the USB3.0 controller, AMD 900 series motherboards allow users to take advantage of super fast USB transfer rates of up to 5Gbps, delivering 10x faster data transfer compared to USB 2.0. Utilizing the industry's first Serial ATA Revision 3.0 solution via AMD SB950 chipset, GIGABYTE AMD 900 series motherboards offer native 6 ports of next generation high speed data storage devices support with data transfer speeds of up to 6 Gbps with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10. The AMD 900 series motherboards introduce a unique hardware design with lower resistance fuses for ensuring lower voltage drops and providing more stable and plentiful power delivery. All USB ports also benefit from a 3x power boost for better power delivery to power hungry USB devices.

GIGABYTE's AMD motherboards are ready to support new generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ multi-core processors, delivering the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming.

Flexible graphics capabilities - Up to 2 VGA cards are supported for either 2 way CrossFireX™ or 2 way SLI™ action (running at two x16 bandwidth), delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.

Delivering native support for DDR3 memory up to 2000MHz, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 series motherboards allow users to easily reach higher memory frequencies at lower voltages; achieving higher memory performance with lower power consumption to run even the most memory intensive applications such as high-definition video and 3D games with ease.

GIGABYTE has completely redesigned EasyTune6 from the ground up to make it easier than ever to manage and monitor your hardware resources as well as tweak your system settings in order to achieve maximum system performance. Whether you are an overclocking enthusiast, or a computer novice, EasyTune6 provides the tools you need to quickly and effortlessly fine tune your system.

Warranty Information:

Manufacturer gigabyte
Warranty Type Manufacturer via Aria
Manufacturer Website
Manufacturer Phone 01908 322878
Warranty Period (yrs)3

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Question  RAM Requirements? by BuildNoob


Complete noob to building my own PC but would this MB (Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 990FX (Socket AM3+) DDR3 PCI-Express ATX Motherboard) require the RAM to be fitted in pairs or could 1 x 4GB Mushkin Blackline #992015 (1x4GB) DDR3 2133MHz be fitted and upgraded to 2\\4 x 4GB Mushkin Blackline #992015 at a latter date if required?

Thank you for your time.

Answer by mohamedA on Tuesday, January 3, 2012
yes you can use a single memmory module (memmory is better in pairs because they can be operated in dual channle mode)

Question  Updating BIOS by Oliver Mays

Hey there!
If I buy one of these is it possible to have the BIOS updated before delivery?
I don't want to have to send it back for an update or something.

Answer by mohamedA on Friday, December 30, 2011
most of the an3+ boards we stock now support the amd fx cpus out of the box but for those that need updating we can provide that service , i would suggest ordering via telesales or at the sales counter in order to ensure they are updated (pls request the board be updated to support bulldozer)
pls contact sales on 0844 999 2499 Mon-Fri: (9.00am-5.30pm)

Comment by Flynn

Brilliant board. Had no problems with it at all (that is problems because of the board, not myself :P). I had Aria update it for me and they were very helpful. Suits the FX Bulldozer quite well. Although I do not know whether it is the best board or not. For anyone building a PC, if you get this motherboard, for your RAM you will most likely need to go into the M.I.T on your bios and change the timings and such as the Automatic values sometimes differ to what it's optimum timings are. You can usually find these timings on your RAM's manufacturers website.

In all, an all round brilliant board and I am very happy with it.

Question  Bulldozer by Geordie

Hello I recently bought this board, before the message about the bios update was posted, is it possible you could update the bios for me if I send it you as I can't afford a processor or hdmi card to update it :)

Answer by mohamedA on Wednesday, November 30, 2011
yes we should be to , pls send an email to [email protected] prior to posting , or ring customer service on 0844 999 8 999 Mon-Fri: (9.00am-5.00pm)

Bios Not Ready for FX Bulldozer by daz

Don't buy this M/B for the Bulldozer CPU, Only if you have a spare AM3 CPU and HDMI ready monitor and graphics card, it's the only way to get the bios update so you can run FX CPUs, and update the pci slots so the DVI connections work.

HDMI Monitor,
HDMI cable,

To get this M/B to run Bulldozer CPU.

Response by daniele
That's right, you need to update the BIOS in order for the board to recognise the CPU since the board was designed and invented before the release of the FX processor.
The necessity to flash the BIOS when adopting a newly released processor type is common in the first few months of launch unfortunatly - it's the curse of the early adopter.
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