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Originally Posted by fitty;13908737 
Would it be possible to put 6xHD5770s on this board? Assuming single slot, enough power, no crossfire.

The draw for those cards is 108 watts at full load so I'm not worried about power. I'm worried about the system booting up. *lol*

Even if they run at 1x that doesn't really matter. I'm not aware of any limitations on the number of GPUs (non crossfire).

I assume having 6 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots means you can put 6 cards in, but I'd like to make sure before I ordered it. tongue.gif

Yeah, it would boot and work but really what's the point?

By the way everyone I ended up ordering the UD5 and I guess if I ever want tri-crossfire I'll just have one of my cards be dual slot.

Edit: If anyone is insanely rich and feels the need to buy 6 GTX 580s for folding, and water cool them all, the UD7 could take it.
Edited by Lostintyme - 6/17/11 at 1:19pm
    
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Almost got the UD5 today. No dual LAN... so I looked at the UD7... same thing. Its a feature Ive really enjoyed on my AM3+ 890FXA. Cant really justify spending more money to get less... Just a thought I wanted to share.
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Almost got the UD5 today. No dual LAN... so I looked at the UD7... same thing. Its a feature Ive really enjoyed on my AM3+ 890FXA. Cant really justify spending more money to get less... Just a thought I wanted to share.

Do you see significant gains using teaming? Pretty sure there is some sort of PCI card that will allow teaming.
    
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Originally Posted by Lindyrig;13909694 
Almost got the UD5 today. No dual LAN... so I looked at the UD7... same thing. Its a feature Ive really enjoyed on my AM3+ 890FXA. Cant really justify spending more money to get less... Just a thought I wanted to share.

The Realtek crappy LAN chips may be limited quantity wise lately ,who knows smile.gif .
Maybe the overclocking capabilities will make you get over the issue smile.gif .
   
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First bench of my SSD on this board

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Can't complain
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I don't think this BIOS is very stable. Rebooting is a nightmare. Sometimes, it hangs at the BIOS splash screen. Other times, pressing delete gives me "AMD AHCI BIOS" screen which lists my hard drives and does nothing so I have to restart. Maybe I should flash to F3

UPDATE: Flashed to F3. So far so good. Rebooted quite a few times now and no problem.

The problem is still occurring. It seems to happen if I set an overclock that isn't 100% stable. I don't know. It's very frustrating tho
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The problem is still occurring. It seems to happen if I set an overclock that isn't 100% stable. I don't know. It's very frustrating tho

945's aren't the best overclockers.
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945's aren't the best overclockers.

Yeah. I've reached it's limits I think. I either have to leave it as is and wait for BD or I might grab a 965BE to tide me over
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I dropped the $$$ on the UD5 about an hour ago at the Egg. Based on Gigabytes specs on their site, I really don't see the point in going with the UD7. Epeen, a combo port, and one additional pci-e slot that won't get used. Over a usable pci x1 & pci slots for a sound card & nic? Nah, no thanks. biggrin.gif
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 6/17/11 at 7:19pm
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I dropped the $$$ on the UD5 about an hour ago at the Egg. Based on Gigabytes specs on their site, I really don't see the point in going with the UD7. Epeen, a combo port, and one additional pci-e slot that won't get used. Over a usable pci x1 & pci slots for a sound card & nic? Nah, no thanks. biggrin.gif

Yeah, the PCIE X1 got me too for the soundcard. Never used an ESATA in my life so that's out. POST LED indicator is useful, but all my parts are tested and confirmed working. RESET, POWER and CMOS switches can be bought or made for $1.
    
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