Originally Posted by Pudfark
UD3 rev 1.1 and 8350 here. I had a successful stable O'clock of 4.6 on multi and volt increase for three months. Now, throttling and overheating is an issue, VRM, I am certain. Have adjusted O'clock to 4.4 by reducing multi and voltage. Currently running 1.440 volts....and it's still getting warmer than I would like.
I'm done with this darn board. Will be buying asus crossfire next month and tossing this board where it belongs.
This is what I "think" I've learned? Never buy a lower end board like a UD3. Buy the higher end like a UD7. Apply that logic to all manufacturers. It just ticks me off, as a single GPU user, to have to buy a 4 slot card in order to get a better more stable board.
What I've learned
I confess, I bought this board with higher OC'ing expectations than I've now come to accept will be possible without a lot more add-on after market cooling solutions, jerry-rigging and flat-out-RE-ENGINEERING of the board than I'm willing deal with. But not much more. Mostly by virtue of my 95w 6100 CPU, I expect to be able to achieve about 70% of the OC I'd hoped for, with only beefed up CPU cooler and (probably the VRM HS), and keeping consideration for WHAT I PAID for this board I'm not especially dissapointed. I realize that those of you with 8-core's are in a different situation. The board was/is advertised with certian capabilities, giving you not unreasonable expectations you'd be able to OC to rates that are in fact NOT possible, without major add-on/re-engenering and even WITH THAT you're still risking, warping, throttling and worse.
Cutting to the chase, I agree with Pudfark, but I'd add, "Never buy a lower end board like a UD3 and match it with a higher-end CPU (like the FX-8000 series). OR put another way, if your CPU costs a lot more than your MB there might be something wrong with that picture.... My personal rule-of-thumb is to NEVER pay more for the CPU than I paid for the MB I'm matching it with. I paid $135 for my UD3 and $105 for my 6100 and they seem to be pretty much buds.