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Sorry didnt see yur post ... wink.gif
Yeah, so I boosted the HT link up to synch with my NB OC and found a bunch more Memory Performance as well as computational (Prime, Super PI boosted as well).
Its a noticeable performance boost for sure, I did have to kick the HT voltage up a bit however, but didnt really see an effect on Heat.
As far as I'm seeing as long as the HT doesn't out pace the NB link, there is a small performance boost that can be had. But It also seems that thuban based cpu's benefit from increased ht link more so do to their tweaked memory controller over denub...

Hmm that is very good to know. I wonder why people have told me to keep my HT as close to 2000 as possible if there is a performance boost to be had. What did you have to raise your HT voltage to? and does this help with stability of anything, like memory OCs?
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Just a quick one, I havent updated my UD3 since F2 and just wondering which is considered the best BIOS atm?

do any of the newer BIOS's help with the vdroop/vboost issues?

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F5 is the best if using AM3 chips, it's what I used with my 1100T.

If you flash your bios to F5 make sure you flash to F3 and then F4 first.
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Quick question, does anybody know if the included sate cables with the UD3 are sata III? I just ordered a sata III SSD and was wondering if I had to get new sata III cables. Thanks!!!
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Quick question, does anybody know if the included sate cables with the UD3 are sata III? I just ordered a sata III SSD and was wondering if I had to get new sata III cables. Thanks!!!

Yes...

EDIT: You can look at them too. It will have them listed at 6GBps/3GBps.
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 3/14/12 at 1:11pm
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Quick question, does anybody know if the included sate cables with the UD3 are sata III? I just ordered a sata III SSD and was wondering if I had to get new sata III cables. Thanks!!!

I can second that they are, but it doesnt really matter if theyre certified SATA 6.o though.
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There is virtually no difference between a brand-new SATA 6Gb/s marked cable made this year and one produced nearly eight years ago as far as performance goes

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/your_sata_cable_slowing_down_your_data_transfers_max_pc_investigates

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I can second that they are, but it doesnt really matter if theyre certified SATA 6.o though.
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http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/your_sata_cable_slowing_down_your_data_transfers_max_pc_investigates
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Thanks for the quick response Shadow_Foxx thumb.gif
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Yes...
EDIT: You can look at them too. It will have them listed at 6GBps/3GBps.

Thanks KhaoticKomputing thumb.gif
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F5 is the best if using AM3 chips, it's what I used with my 1100T.
If you flash your bios to F5 make sure you flash to F3 and then F4 first.

Just an fyi, the am3 cpu issues on newer bios's dont seem to crop up on the newer revisions ( rev 1.1 ) As have been runnning my 1100t quite happily for a while on F7 and now F8 redface.gif

Anyone running SSD's in Raid on the UD7? May have a little prezzie here if so smile.gif
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Just an fyi, the am3 cpu issues on newer bios's dont seem to crop up on the newer revisions ( rev 1.1 ) As have been runnning my 1100t quite happily for a while on F7 and now F8 redface.gif
Anyone running SSD's in Raid on the UD7? May have a little prezzie here if so smile.gif

The OCZ revo series are actually several SSD drives in a raid configuration. Mine is a revox2 which is 4 40GB SSDs in a raid 0 configuration.
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Hmm that is very good to know. I wonder why people have told me to keep my HT as close to 2000 as possible if there is a performance boost to be had. What did you have to raise your HT voltage to? and does this help with stability of anything, like memory OCs?

I had to kick the HT voltage to 1.325 for stability...

TBH I haven't tried to see if I gained any head room. I'm honestly really happy with the performance gain in itself. The system is many times more responsive...

I think the the PHII's before Thuban didn't like a very high HT clock... But I've found limited info about thuban scaling well with a much higher HT clock. The Tweaked memory controller on the Thuban (Zosma as well) is the only thing I can think of as the contributing factor. However, the proof is in the pudding as the say. there is a noticeable gain to be seen.

For interests sake I went back to my old 940 machine running on a 750a nvidia chipset and played with the HT and NB clock... I found a decent gain there as well... I was able to push the NB to 2400 and HT to 2200 with nice gains in all respects. The HT will go up to 2400 as well, but there was a noticeable drop in performance at that speed... so the chips d act differently to the changes.

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