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So I'm not sure how long this UD3 is going to last. I was playing Farcry Blood Dragon the other day and could smell a faint hint of "burning" electronics. I can only assume its the VRM's though I still haven't seen any throttling. I find myself running Prime fairly often to see if it is. I can smell it during Prime too. I guess it is always possible it could be the little AMD fan spinning at 6K RPM too. I guess we will see what happens. I haven't heard anything back from Gigabyte "VIP" support either...


I as well get a weird smell from my PC, I was wondering what it was since I built it. So I wrote that review on NewEgg as well so here's to saving people some money. thumb.gif
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has anyone got a picture of the UD5 with crossfire setup?
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I as well get a weird smell from my PC, I was wondering what it was since I built it. So I wrote that review on NewEgg as well so here's to saving people some money. thumb.gif

Well that is reassuring lol
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Off topic, I decided to finally try Windows 8 today. Put it in a VM with 4 cores and 4gb of RAM. I can honestly say I hate it... The Metro UI is terrible. It took me several minutes to figure out how to close the Metro version of IE and the straw that broke the camels back was when I found settings for lock screen configuration. Lock screen settings for my full tower, connected to a TV gaming rig. Mobile device settings, on a full blown monster PC! I'm thinking Microsoft thinks people are stupid...
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Yes I'm in the process of going back to windows 7. 8 is an absolute disaster.
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One thing for sure is that your CPU is NOT stable at 5 Ghz and is pretty tricky to get it really stable at that frequency for too long.
As for CPUNB/HT overclock past 2600 I can tell you the performance gain is negligible.
Try increasing memory timings/or voltage a bit. What memory do you have ?

dude i am running my CPU for weeks now with 5ghz so don't tell me it isn't stable.

i already did some memory timings and my memory performs at its best at 2008 with 8-9-9-24 timings.

and there is some improvement on the scores when i get from 2510 to 2750 CPUNB or HT link.

i got quite a view point getting from 2510 to 2750 so i want to keep it stable at those speeds.
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Yes I'm in the process of going back to windows 7. 8 is an absolute disaster.

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Off topic, I decided to finally try Windows 8 today. Put it in a VM with 4 cores and 4gb of RAM. I can honestly say I hate it... The Metro UI is terrible. It took me several minutes to figure out how to close the Metro version of IE and the straw that broke the camels back was when I found settings for lock screen configuration. Lock screen settings for my full tower, connected to a TV gaming rig. Mobile device settings, on a full blown monster PC! I'm thinking Microsoft thinks people are stupid...


Get this program for Windows 8: http://startisback.com/

You could even share as it's $3 for 2 PCs. A video explaining why (Basically it turns it into Windows 7.5).
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I installed classic shell. It made desktop mode bearable.I'm still unhappy with all the mobile b.s. that is in it that can't be removed.
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I installed classic shell. It made desktop mode bearable.I'm still unhappy with all the mobile b.s. that is in it that can't be removed.

Yeah Windows 8 for PC was a failure even Microsoft has finally come forward and agreed.
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I as well get a weird smell from my PC, I was wondering what it was since I built it. So I wrote that review on NewEgg as well so here's to saving people some money. thumb.gif

I´m still @ stock speeds, changed the thermal paste on the NB and I´d still be able to fry eggs on it..Not to mention the VRM´s rolleyes.gif

Still waiting for the burning smell of imminent disaster tho! smile.gif
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