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After running IBT (30 iterations on very high) I finally got it stable with 1.50v set in the BIOS. Temps never exceeded 48c. That's 5/6 degrees better than my H70 and much quieter.
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So....how many people have / are going to RMA? I've got an open RMA but haven't sent it back yet, hoping that Gigabyte will sort these 'issues' out. Will they be able to add LLC control with a BIOS update, or is this it?
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So....how many people have / are going to RMA? I've got an open RMA but haven't sent it back yet, hoping that Gigabyte will sort these 'issues' out. Will they be able to add LLC control with a BIOS update, or is this it?
I don't really mind the droop, I'm getting the same clocks the previous owner had with the exception of unlocking the 4th core. I'll be fine using this board for the next 2 years.
    
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So....how many people have / are going to RMA? I've got an open RMA but haven't sent it back yet, hoping that Gigabyte will sort these 'issues' out. Will they be able to add LLC control with a BIOS update, or is this it?
I'm not.
I think the fluctuations aren't as bad as the programs are reporting it to be.
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Need some newbie-ish help here.. Can someone enlighten me on how to set up RAID0 on this mobo, please. I am a tad confuzzled.
I have Windows on the ssd, got 2x 500GB 6Gb/s that I wish to RAID (for programs and games). When I set OnChip SATA type to RAID it will blue screen right when the windows orbs comes flying in. Will I have to put the RAID driver on a usb stick and reinstall Windows? Because when I have it set to RAID it won't find the Gigabyte cd. Which kinda makes sense, I guess..

Was simple on my other mobo.. Marvell for the SATA 6Gb/s and AMD for the 3Gb/s..

Pretty happy with the UD3 so far. Have had some problems getting in to the BIOS at times. But it's not like I go there much. Lower voltages at 4GHz than before, but I won't complain about that.
Can't do any stress testings yet. Room temps at ~27C / ~81F.
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you need to install the raid drivers in windows before switching the bios from ahci or native to raid. that way windows knows the correct driver to use while loading.

In some occasions you may have to "enable" raid in windows regardless of if the driver is installed or not.

refer to this for help in doing so. this will allow you to enable raid without having to reinstall windows with raid switched on:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975453/en-us

I am new here and joined up because i am very interested in the UD3. I love the layout of the PCIe and it has everything you need and not much of what you dont ;-)

its great to see peoples experience here. Thank you guys for all the info.
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Need some newbie-ish help here.. Can someone enlighten me on how to set up RAID0 on this mobo, please. I am a tad confuzzled.
I have Windows on the ssd, got 2x 500GB 6Gb/s that I wish to RAID (for programs and games). When I set OnChip SATA type to RAID it will blue screen right when the windows orbs comes flying in. Will I have to put the RAID driver on a usb stick and reinstall Windows? Because when I have it set to RAID it won't find the Gigabyte cd. Which kinda makes sense, I guess..

Was simple on my other mobo.. Marvell for the SATA 6Gb/s and AMD for the 3Gb/s..

Pretty happy with the UD3 so far. Have had some problems getting in to the BIOS at times. But it's not like I go there much. Lower voltages at 4GHz than before, but I won't complain about that.
Can't do any stress testings yet. Room temps at ~27C / ~81F.
What do you mean by lover voltages? Are you saying that you have vdroop or that you don't need higher voltages to achieve the stability of your 4.3GHz OC? Please explain.
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you need to install the raid drivers in windows before switching the bios from ahci or native to raid. that way windows knows the correct driver to use while loading.

In some occasions you may have to "enable" raid in windows regardless of if the driver is installed or not.

refer to this for help in doing so. this will allow you to enable raid without having to reinstall windows with raid switched on:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975453/en-us

I am new here and joined up because i am very interested in the UD3. I love the layout of the PCIe and it has everything you need and not much of what you dont ;-)

its great to see peoples experience here. Thank you guys for all the info.
Thank you kindly, but sadly it didn't work. Same lovely blue screen. Installed the RAID drivers and all. Might try it again later, or reinstall. Just for the fun of it.


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What do you mean by lover voltages? Are you saying that you have vdroop or that you don't need higher voltages to achieve the stability of your 4.3GHz OC? Please explain.
Oops. Not running at 4.3GHz now. Will have to save that until it gets a little chillier. But at 4.0GHz it needs 1.392. At load it'll droop to 1.376. Not sure it will be stable while stressing testing, but I'll give it a try tonight.
The 1.424V I have in my sig is for 4.0GHz. Forgot to change that a while ago. Getting old = senile Needed 1.46V for 4.3GHz back in the days..
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Here this guy is writing some about raid
http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.p...ic,5704.0.html
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Tried getting it to work for 4 hours. I am fairly patient, you know. Ended up reinstalling Windows. Now it's like new again. But I think that Gigabyte should really fix the problems trying to get into BIOS. Out of 10 times, I succeeded once..
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