I cannot figure out how to get my voltage settings off of auto so that I can overclock past 4.4 and have it stable.
Also when I power on my computer it spins all the fans up and shuts off then repeats that and then the third time it finally powers on all the way. Is that common among ud3s? Also it seems to forget what drive to boot from when it restarts, does anyone know why?
I tried a bios update and nothing changed, it is an ugly bios as well as crappy, I am not even sure how to get to the advanced bios if that's what you're saying? or do you mean just the advanced settings?
does it has an uefi bios by the way? or just an old style blue award bios? if its an old style bios, then you need to go in the Motherboard inteligent tweaker. menu. There you can set system voltage control to manuel.
I have the board and i can second its piece of shit bios. There aren't any drop down menu's on some categories but there are on others. It is very weird to use. Strangely the ones that don't have drop down options are actually controlled by typing in the settings. So like if you wanted to change the voltage you have to type in what voltage you want.
From those settings you should be able to edit the frequency by chaging the multiplyer using the - and + keys, you may have to hold down shift to get them to work, or they're different buttons. Look around a bit.
From there you should be able to OC quite well.
as for voltage-
If you click enter on the setting it should come up with a few choices i think... I'll look back into it. CHange it to quick or expert and then you can add voltage in .025V increments.
This is what i was able to get from my Chip the FX6350
I would highly not recomend running the chip higher than +.075V or maybe even +.05V because the board has a partially open VRM design meaning that it can't cool as well so the extra voltage will only make it warmer. I personally run it @ 4.7Ghz +.05V but the chip is stable (tested and everything) @ 4.8Ghz +.075V, But I'm not comfortable with that voltage so I keep it tuned down.
specs on profile. I'm using pretty good cooler so cpu thermals are really good. Never gets above 47C on max REAL WORLD LOAD (Eg, multiple renders, video playbacks and cpu intensive games all at once), It gets up to about 52-54C on synthetic stress testers.