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post #21 of 45
So you had issues too when you ve build your 2500K rig ?!
Thats not good news.
180$ for a proper SB mobo is a little to much ,at least for me.
And who knows what issues may arrive in time.
   
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post #22 of 45
$180 was so I could SLI with a 3rd slot for PhysX. There are other options at the UD3 price range, the UD3 only offers one x16 lane, so its not something I would have been interested in to start with.

I killed 4 AMD boards in less than 3 months, so its not like I'm without fault. When you're pushing things to their max and beyond sometimes they break.

I think fault lies with me on the UD4, I was increases voltages I probably should have while folding at 5Ghz.
    
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post #23 of 45
Could it be a CPU socket + a Heavy Cooler combination ?
As in the past Intel had those issues with pins not pressuring where they should on the CPU ?! Foxconn sockets or something.
   
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post #24 of 45
Probably not, it worked fine for a month or so and only died after I experimented with some other voltages trying to lower the voltage for 5GHz while folding.

User error here I think smile.gif - But I still wasn't impressed with Gigabyte boards for 1155.
    
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post #25 of 45
BTF, didn't you already own an X6 1090T which you were very happy with, you sold it to say how awesome was SB, started bashing Thubans because they were not as fast (blah blah blah)...

And now want a BD?


Weird guy indeed.


But I agree that $180 for a half decent motherboard isn't a good price point.
   
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post #26 of 45
I'd wait till BD/SB can be sat down next to each other before dedicating your next build to one or the other.
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post #27 of 45
Buy a power supply tester.

See if it ripples to 13v/11V.

If your boards are dieing? Could be dirty power.
post #28 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artikbot;13522592 
BTF, didn't you already own an X6 1090T which you were very happy with, you sold it to say how awesome was SB, started bashing Thubans because they were not as fast (blah blah blah)...

And now want a BD?


Weird guy indeed.


But I agree that $180 for a half decent motherboard isn't a good price point.

BTF is the only one who has enough balls to tell the truth.

1155 motherboards aren't the best. the 2xxxK series is amazing. AMD is actually slow. Bottlenecks like crazy. Bulldozer is going to be awesome.

That's basically all he has said, and it's all true..

He's just very vocal.
post #29 of 45
Why do you guys always get personal? I was happy with my 1090T before SB came out and provided better per core performance and better multi-threading as well for less than what I paid for my 1090T. And yes I was happy with my 4.4 to 4.5GHz 1090T until I started to seriously consider SLI and noticed I was already getting some bottlenecking in the games I was playing. The move to SB and my pointing out what Thuban/Deneb can and can't do comes from the bases of having both, and having a SB chip which gives me some perspective on the benefits and down sides. It also has made me much more adamant in helping people and pointing out limitations in Thuban/Deneb to other people around here so they don't make the same mistake I did which was to continually listen to people telling me an upgrade would provide the performance I was looking for when I never did.

I also don't bash Thuban users, or any other AMD users. I just tell it like it is, which probably seems like I'm bashing since I'm tossing higher rendering/encoding numbers out than I could get with my 1090T while obtaining much better performance per core.

Your board is was $150, and it doesn't provide the performance available to me, it doesn't have UEFI, it doesn't have digital vrms, it doesn't have an additional x4 slot for a 3rd card, and it doesn't have the additional features my board has. I would say I'm more than happy with what I got for $180, of note here is the fact that the OPs board was $130 and a board failure is the fault of the company that made it, not the chip manufacture.
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post #30 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared;13522640 
Why does you guys always get personal? I was happy with my 1090T before SB came out and provided better per core performance and better multi-threading as well for less than what I paid for my 1090T.

I also don't bash Thuban users, or any other AMD users. I just tell it like it is, which probably seems like I'm bashing since I'm tossing higher rendering/encoding numbers out than I could get with my 1090T while obtaining much better performance per core.

Your board is was $150, and it doesn't provide the performance available to me, it doesn't have UEFI, it doesn't have digital vrms, it doesn't have an additional x4 slot for a 3rd card, and it doesn't have the additional features my board has. I would say I'm more than happy with what I got for $180, of note here is the fact that the OPs board was $130 and a board failure is the fault of the company that made it, not the chip manufacture.

You are the king.

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