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^^^As for the Vdroop on my board. I actually got my board from Sin. So, I am in touch with him about it. So far he has told me for my particular board. I will need to set it to 1.5-1.55v to maintain ~1.4 under load 1.45 idle. Which clears up alot. So will be trying that. He also did say he hit 4.2Ghz easy. So, my hopes are high!! Just hope my temps arent!

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That vdroop is a disaster, glad I stayed away from these boards now.

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Them there droop is a pretty big deal breaker.....

I really wanted a UD5 too.

Looks like MSI, UD3, or something else it is.

Giga, WHY YOU NO REALIZE WE DON'T LIKE DROOP
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So, I did achieve my max stable overclock.
CPU 3.8Ghz @ 1.36v (1.424 in bios)
NB 3Ghz 1.3v
HT 2Ghz

I am limited only by this dinky 212+; well its actually quite large, just cant keep the 1090t cool at all. Even with 4 direct touch heat pipes. I even used fresh MX4 and filled the gaps. =( Hitting 54/55*+ at 3.9Ghz..but 3.8 I stay 50 or below. =(

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Them there droop is a pretty big deal breaker.....

I really wanted a UD5 too.

Looks like MSI, UD3, or something else it is.

Giga, WHY YOU NO REALIZE WE DON'T LIKE DROOP
Is it confirmed that this vdroop issue is present only on Gigabyte moldels?? the CHV has this thing?
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Originally Posted by GaToMaLaCo View Post
Is it confirmed that this vdroop issue is present only on Gigabyte moldels?? the CHV has this thing?
Yup, gigas problem. Shouldn't be an issue on air but ln2 etc.. things get a bit more tricky.
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Awesome! It should arrive at my door today! I will be assembling tonight and should have proof of my mobo tomorrow!
Sweet How did it go? I recently updated the BIOS as it was slow posting info on every reboot. The only thing I am not too sure of, is the changed ram slots, and if I have the ram in the right slots. Programs are telling me I am using slot 2 and 4. But the mobo had it switched around, with slot 1 being FURTHEST away from the cpu. So I placed it in 1 and 3, getting unganged dual channel mode..speeds are fine. So I guess I should relax.
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Sweet How did it go? I recently updated the BIOS as it was slow posting info on every reboot. The only thing I am not too sure of, is the changed ram slots, and if I have the ram in the right slots. Programs are telling me I am using slot 2 and 4. But the mobo had it switched around, with slot 1 being FURTHEST away from the cpu. So I placed it in 1 and 3, getting unganged dual channel mode..speeds are fine. So I guess I should relax.
Everything is running extremely well. Using F5 BIOS with no problems flashing. Drivers installed extremely easy except GPU drivers of course (GO AWAY MS, I don't want your crappy generic drivers). I am using the stock heatsync and fan for my 1100T with extremely cool temps (24C idle). The only problem I am having is my video card is crashing my comp, but this is an old problem. Everything seems to be working great.

Not sure if I will be OCing my 1100T any time soon. I'll wait to see if UD5s get their voltage droop fixed/ wait for BD to hit the shelves and OC that... I dunno, extremely sexy looking board with performance. Can't as for much better
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Is it confirmed that this vdroop issue is present only on Gigabyte moldels?? the CHV has this thing?
This issue doesn't exist (nearly to this degree), on the 990xa so its not a "gigabyte" issue. As mentioned on the previous page, it is by design. Shame you guys paid more for this mobo, and are having a harder time overclocking to 4Ghz < 1.5V.
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Everything is running extremely well. Using F5 BIOS with no problems flashing. Drivers installed extremely easy except GPU drivers of course (GO AWAY MS, I don't want your crappy generic drivers). I am using the stock heatsync and fan for my 1100T with extremely cool temps (24C idle). The only problem I am having is my video card is crashing my comp, but this is an old problem. Everything seems to be working great.

Not sure if I will be OCing my 1100T any time soon. I'll wait to see if UD5s get their voltage droop fixed/ wait for BD to hit the shelves and OC that... I dunno, extremely sexy looking board with performance. Can't as for much better
The setup is running pretty nicely now, I see no reason to OC just yet, 3,7ghz is plenty heh. Using stock fan as well but its pretty noisy. Will get that sexy lil watercooler by Corsair soon enough. Battlefield 3 beta runs like a dream with everything maxed but AA and AF.
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