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Quote:
Originally Posted by SimpleTech;15314941 
And it's interesting that the new BIOS file is now F5b, earlier it was F5a and has the same changelog.

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The a to b was a fix for us UD3 only users were the system would hang at "Loading Operating System" other then that the notes are the same. Maybe there something wrong with AGESA 1.1.0.0, yet UD3 is still up there.
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Just sent an email to Gigabyte support asking about the BIOS's pulled from their site and when updated versions are likely to be available, long shot, but hopefully they will reply.
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despite the vdroop issues, it really is a good looking motherboard:

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Quote:
Originally Posted by mxthunder;15318105 
despite the vdroop issues, it really is a good looking motherboard:

bikepics-2286956-full.jpg

Holy poop (hope that was censored enough)!
That's some bad*** cable management! eek.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mxthunder;15318105 
despite the vdroop issues, it really is a good looking motherboard:

bikepics-2286956-full.jpg

Ooo, can I join in too? Put the x6 in last night... figured might as well get a pic.
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Low light grainy phone pic that is... rolleyes.gif

But they really are good lookin' boards:)

Oh, thats some nutsauce wc you got in that them there case... I think it might need an extra radiator... right behind the ears tongue.gif

Ooo, just noticed how your loop was done... Little after cooler before the gpu... very cool
Edited by MadGoat - 10/15/11 at 11:03am
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@MadGoat How's that H60 treating ya? Good temps?
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Originally Posted by kzone75;15320060 
@MadGoat How's that H60 treating ya? Good temps?

Ya know, I wasn't too impressed with the H60 when I first built this rig. I used an older x3 440 since I had it around and the UD3 could unlock it. It was the only AM3 proc I had that I could use with the board to wait for bulldozer.

But since I installed the 1100t yesterday...

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I'm mega impressed with it now. I also switched my thermal paste this build. I figured I would try the MX-4 paste. (I've used zm-stg1 forever) I realized you don't need very much MX-4 at all. Installation is a SUPER breeze with this thing too. No back plate to mess with. An Excalibur fan makes for a great pusher fan for H60. I'm using the stock fan on the back side as the puller. (stock fan is actually a very nice fan)

So yeah, I'm very impressed. cool.gif
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Good temps. And I like your build.smile.gif Bought one last week, but I think I need to RMA it. 37C idle with CnQ on, close to 60C under load.. Only running at 3.4GHz. I didn't expect it to be cooler than the Noctua, but there's definitely something wrong with it. Even the stock cooler beats it. Seems like the pump is running empty at times. And it is LOUD. Tried everything and a bunch of thermal paste also. No difference. mad.gif

oh And the same day I installed it, I rebooted and the temps went climbing over 100C..eek.gif

Would be nice to see the motherboard at some point. Because the Noctua covers it pretty good. haha
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I don't know if anyone has already seen/posted this, but I came across this bulldozer overclocking guide for the Fxa boards. This guy is using a G2 bios on the UD7 not available to public. There is an LLC option on the Advanced Bios Features page biggrin.gif

http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/46237-bulldozer-overclocking-guide-performance-scaling-charts-max-ocs-ln2-results-coming.html
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Originally Posted by nukedukem86;15321260 
I don't know if anyone has already seen/posted this, but I came across this bulldozer overclocking guide for the Fxa boards. This guy is using a G2 bios on the UD7 not available to public. There is an LLC option on the Advanced Bios Features page biggrin.gif

http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/46237-bulldozer-overclocking-guide-performance-scaling-charts-max-ocs-ln2-results-coming.html

Ya, Sin0822 posted the same OC guide here on OCN.net
http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/1140459-bulldozer-overclocking-guide-performance-scaling-charts.html#post15285303
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