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I emailed them earlier today and asked about the differences between the revisions. Hopefully we'll get some answers.
I emailed them the other day to ask about newer revisions of the UD7's and I haven't heard back yet cause I'd really like to get the UD7 but want to wait till they have the bugs worked out LoL
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Found this rather funny, on Newegg someone reviewed their Gskill ram on the UD3 page and only gave it 2 eggs because it was DOA. So that pulls the overall rating down and it's not even the right product LoL !
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I honestly love my UD5, I replaced my Asus 88Evo with this board and have had absolutely no issues. The vdroop is annoying, yes, but I am stable at 4.1 ghz x6 at 1.5v, 3000mhz NB at 1.35 and mem at 1.65v (standard for my hyperx). After 4.1 ghz I start to get stability issues, cant seem to get it stable even at 1.55, which is when the voltage fluctuates too high (1.6v) and low (1.48) during stability tests. Everything else on the board has been very straight forward and I purchased the board to eventually move to the bulldozer chip anyhow so O.C. my AM3 really isn't important in the grand scheme of things.

I am currently using the F5c bios which doesn't seem much different than the F5b that I installed originally. New sound drivers are great, I prefer the onboard over my X-Fi fatal1ty card. Everything in my system was detected on the first boot, even my SSD which was a problem with the 88Evo board I had prior.

I guess I don't really understand the voltage issues. I am able to overclock my chip even higher than my regular AM3 board which was highly recommended for overclock. Even with the voltage increases at idle, they are still within the safe limits for my chip.

Also, if anyone was curious. Lian-Li has an onboard usb3 dongle that allows case usb3 cables to plug directly to the board, rather than running it around the back to a usb3 port

. I have my Corsair 600T external usb3 connected to it, works great.
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I honestly love my UD5, I replaced my Asus 88Evo with this board and have had absolutely no issues. The vdroop is annoying, yes, but I am stable at 4.1 ghz x6 at 1.5v, 3000mhz NB at 1.35 and mem at 1.65v (standard for my hyperx). After 4.1 ghz I start to get stability issues, cant seem to get it stable even at 1.55, which is when the voltage fluctuates too high (1.6v) and low (1.48) during stability tests. Everything else on the board has been very straight forward and I purchased the board to eventually move to the bulldozer chip anyhow so O.C. my AM3 really isn't important in the grand scheme of things.

I am currently using the F5c bios which doesn't seem much different than the F5b that I installed originally. New sound drivers are great, I prefer the onboard over my X-Fi fatal1ty card. Everything in my system was detected on the first boot, even my SSD which was a problem with the 88Evo board I had prior.

I guess I don't really understand the voltage issues. I am able to overclock my chip even higher than my regular AM3 board which was highly recommended for overclock. Even with the voltage increases at idle, they are still within the safe limits for my chip.

Also, if anyone was curious. Lian-Li has an onboard usb3 dongle that allows case usb3 cables to plug directly to the board, rather than running it around the back to a usb3 port Lian-Li USB3 dongle. I have my Corsair 600T external usb3 connected to it, works great.
Newegg has a Front panel USB 3.0 that will plug directly into the USB 3.0 Header on your motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811996037
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I saw that, but since I have the USB3 port built into my case already, I didn't need the full unit and I had a difficult time finding that adapter specific to my current configuration.
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Does anyone here think that the new EK chipset water block is a good deal for the UD7? I just recently got into water cooling and my chipset registers a maximum temp of 62 degrees Celsius in HW monitor. The black one goes for 85 and the clear one goes for 80 bucks. Does anyone think it would be worth it? Some of the retailers are starting to carry them now.
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Does anyone here think that the new EK chipset water block is a good deal for the UD7? I just recently got into water cooling and my chipset registers a maximum temp of 62 degrees Celsius in HW monitor. The black one goes for 85 and the clear one goes for 80 bucks. Does anyone think it would be worth it? Some of the retailers are starting to carry them now.
can you post a link to the site or sites where you are looking at the waterblocks?

Think I found them on FrozenCpu.com I'd give them a shot, but I'd like them better if they came with a waterblock for the southbridge too.
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Not sure this is the right place to post, but i hope someone can help. I have the 990fxa-ud3 board rev 1.0 with bios f2 which i have a 120GB ocz agility connected to as my main OS drive running Win7 x64. The drive is connected to sata port_0 and is running in achi mode. i have a dvd drive connected to sata _4. I was able to install the OS from the dvd drive to the SSD no problems. I have now tried to add a second hard disk which is a samsung F3 1TB. The problem is when I connect the drive to any of the sata ports and boot the drive is not seen in the bios or windows. I have opened up the case and the drive is not spinning at all, even though it has power to it. I thought the drive might be dodgy so i pulled it out and put it in a hdd caddy and it works fine. I thought the sata power connector might be dodgy but if i just connect the drive to the power and not to a sata port it actaully spins up. So the problem only happens when the drive is connected to the sata power lead AND the sata port on the mobo. Its so strange and doesn't make any logical sense. My case also has a hot swap sata bay which i connected up to the power supply and to sata_2 on the mobo, I then put the samsung drive in and booted up. Nothing, it wasn't recognised or spinning, once windows had booted i physically ejected the disk from the hot swap port and reconnected it and it started sppining and was recognised by windows. Can anyone help at all, as i want the hard disk connected inside my case not in the hot swap bay. Thanks very much.
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Not sure this is the right place to post, but i hope someone can help. I have the 990fxa-ud3 board rev 1.0 with bios f2 which i have a 120GB ocz agility connected to as my main OS drive running Win7 x64. The drive is connected to sata port_0 and is running in achi mode. i have a dvd drive connected to sata _4. I was able to install the OS from the dvd drive to the SSD no problems. I have now tried to add a second hard disk which is a samsung F3 1TB. The problem is when I connect the drive to any of the sata ports and boot the drive is not seen in the bios or windows. I have opened up the case and the drive is not spinning at all, even though it has power to it. I thought the drive might be dodgy so i pulled it out and put it in a hdd caddy and it works fine. I thought the sata power connector might be dodgy but if i just connect the drive to the power and not to a sata port it actaully spins up. So the problem only happens when the drive is connected to the sata power lead AND the sata port on the mobo. Its so strange and doesn't make any logical sense. My case also has a hot swap sata bay which i connected up to the power supply and to sata_2 on the mobo, I then put the samsung drive in and booted up. Nothing, it wasn't recognised or spinning, once windows had booted i physically ejected the disk from the hot swap port and reconnected it and it started sppining and was recognised by windows. Can anyone help at all, as i want the hard disk connected inside my case not in the hot swap bay. Thanks very much.
I've never used AHCI for my hard drives, however I do know that if your hard drive doesn't support AHCI it can cause problems. You might need to disable the AHCI mode to get the Samsung drive to be recognized in the bios. If the bios doesn't recognize the drive it won't turn it's specs over to Windows during the boot process. However when you plug it into the hot swap bay after windows has loaded windows will see it as a plug n play device just like a USB external drive, which is why it's working that way.

Oh yeah, you say you're running the F2 Bios I believe that they are all the way up to the F5 Bios now you might want to think about an update.
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