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post #201 of 12375
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Originally Posted by tw33k;13912706 
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

Grab a 975 or 980. I got both chips stable at 4.5GHz on water and suicide 5.6GHz on dice with the UD5.
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post #202 of 12375
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Originally Posted by Lostintyme;13916772 
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.

It's bullcrap they did not put on/off/rest/for cmos switches on this board. The 890FXA-UD5 had them. Only negative i could find. It overclocked 50MHz better than the Crosshair V and almost 100MHz better on dry ice over the CH V. FYI.
Edited by PureOC Jim - 6/18/11 at 1:04pm
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Originally Posted by PureOC Jim;13917975 
It's bullcrap they did not put on/off/rest/for cmos switches on this board. The 890FXA-UD5 had them. Only negative i could find. It overckicke 50MHz better than the Crosshair V and almost 100MHz better on dry ice over the CH V. FYI.

Yeah, I guess they were looking for things the UD7 had and the UD5 didn't have and had to sacrifice those buttons in order to make the UD7 worth it. Of course, switches are extremely cheap and 1 more USB port won't do me good(I have 4 on my front panel plus 10 more in back). Never used an E-SATA in my life. PCI-E slots are probably the only pro.
    
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post #204 of 12375
I was thinking about buying GA-990FXA-UD3 but I still have Phenom II X3 720 with 4 unlocked and I don't know if this board has a capability to unlock Phenom II CPU cores. So if someone has this board and an X2 or X3 CPU, let me know. Thanks
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post #205 of 12375
If anyone bothered to check Amazon, the [ame="http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-990FX-SB950-Motherboard-GA-990FXA-UD3/dp/B0055QYKQO/"]990FXA-UD3[/ame] is on sale there (just out of stock)
And at the price point I predicted of around $175
post #206 of 12375
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Originally Posted by Benz;13927908 
I was thinking about buying GA-990FXA-UD3 but I still have Phenom II X3 720 with 4 unlocked and I don't know if this board has a capability to unlock Phenom II CPU cores. So if someone has this board and an X2 or X3 CPU, let me know. Thanks

I contacted Gigabyte about this, turns out right now the board doesn't support unlocking(I think? I just asked them about the "Auto Unlocking" function, there might be an ACC option in BIOS) but they will contact the BIOS team soon for support.
    
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My UD7 should be arriving tomorrow. I choose this board over the crosshair V. I hope i made a good choice....The Crosshair have some extra features on the board that i like and this board is 10$ more and doesnt have those features. I am gonna go SLI so the extra x16 slots will be useful.
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post #208 of 12375
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Originally Posted by LBear;13932741 
My UD7 should be arriving tomorrow. I choose this board over the crosshair V. I hope i made a good choice....The Crosshair have some extra features on the board that i like and this board is 10$ more and doesnt have those features. I am gonna go SLI so the extra x16 slots will be useful.

I feel the same way too but instead got the Crosshair V, I was checking out the UD7 and had a hard time trying to decide.
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Hey guys, my UD5 should be here this Wednesday, and I have 4GBs of 1600MHZ CL9 Ripjaws. What kind of clock should I be getting? Maybe CL8 1866MHZ if I'm lucky?
    
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post #210 of 12375
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Originally Posted by Lostintyme;13936957 
Hey guys, my UD5 should be here this Wednesday, and I have 4GBs of 1600MHZ CL9 Ripjaws. What kind of clock should I be getting? Maybe CL8 1866MHZ if I'm lucky?

If the RAM is 1600 and it s already made on overclocked chips , i doubt you can get 1866.Keep in mind also that the CPU does not allow you such clocks.
1866 can be done my Bulldozer IMC and not by the IMC of your actual CPU .
Memory controller IMC is on the CPU die not on the mobo.
   
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