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Err, what is folding?
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Err, what is folding?

Look here: OCN Folding@Home Team
    
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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.
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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.
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BUT JUST ME WAIT!
1. I havn't yet actually tried to OC to the point I THINK I'll be able to once I get my new CPU cooler.
2. once that's done I'll have to do SOME sort of stress testing as yet none done at ANY OC.
3. last but not least the temps here haven't hit the summer highs here yet, which will be high 80s to low 90s and that's when I'll be doing my stress testing. AND
(4?) while my apt is AC-equipted I currently have NO plans to turn it ON. I have cealing fans in every room and I plan on that being good enough. Soooo homeboy here could well still be in for a bit of a reality check....whistle.gif (through the graveyard?)
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Yeah, methinks the 4XXX and most 6XXX series users will be ok, but the 8XXX users are out of luck on anything over stock voltages. This one was ok until I gave it a click up on the VCORE. It's 2 clicks up now and warped, but only at the Northbridge VRMs.
I have learned that airflow management is critical and I still have some learning to do.

I got a scare earlier. Decided to play a game for a bit. When I bailed out and checked temps the mobo looked ok but the 2nd video card was pegged both in usage and temps! Shutterdown!
It seems the PSU was running hot and sending hot air to the VC, so a cleanout happened. I took the opportunity to pull the mobo and checked the Northbridge. When I replaced the stock heatsink with the Enzotech one the mobo was straight, but now it is warped there. So I slapped some goo on it and bolted it down tight. That seems to have helped.
The next step is to improve airflow to the top rear of the case. Dunno how to do more since there are already 3 120mm fans jammed in there with 4 more 120s blowing in from the front and top. Time to pester the people in the air cooling section here.
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I spent a few hours working on this board and other bits and pieces today. The Enzotech Northbridge cooler is now bolted down tightly to the warped board. The board was not warped when it was first installed as a preventative measure. It is now running hotter than before too. I need to learn more about case air flow and fans.
Whatever it takes to keep it alive a while longer.
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So Gigabyte "VIP Support" got back to me again. This time is even better than the last. Brace yourselves for the wisdom they have bestowed upon me this time....



Since all the reviews on Newegg are all positive and nobody has ever left a review complaining about throttling on this board, I'm asking you guys that are experiencing throttling, warped boards, VRM issues... to email their VIP Support. It seems that they aren't aware of this issue! The VIP Support email is newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com You can even tell them I sent you.

This is my response to them.




Does anybody know anything about contacting a writer at Anandtech or Tom's? Or any other hardware review site? They want to dick us around I think its time we take this to the next level and really hit them in the wallet.

*edit* I just shot an email to Ian Cutress at Anandtech about this. Hopefully I hear back from him. I'll keep you guys posted.
Edited by OzzyRuleZ - 5/14/13 at 10:00pm
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I spent a few hours working on this board and other bits and pieces today. The Enzotech Northbridge cooler is now bolted down tightly to the warped board. The board was not warped when it was first installed as a preventative measure. It is now running hotter than before too. I need to learn more about case air flow and fans.
Whatever it takes to keep it alive a while longer.

Get 4 or 5 strips of cardboard and put directly under the VRM area of the motherboard. When you mount the board that will cause pressure to push the board up in that area forcing the VRM chips into the heatsink. It was the only way for me to correct the warping issue.
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So Gigabyte "VIP Support" got back to me again. This time is even better than the last. Brace yourselves for the wisdom they have bestowed upon me this time....



Since all the reviews on Newegg are all positive and nobody has ever left a review complaining about throttling on this board, I'm asking you guys that are experiencing throttling, warped boards, VRM issues... to email their VIP Support. It seems that they aren't aware of this issue! The VIP Support email is newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com You can even tell them I sent you.

Funny enough someone made a review after us stating he is running his 8350 5.1GHz stable 24 Hour Prime95 test on air....


I'll send an email to them soon, I go ahead and get some nice pictures of the problem for them since words are to much to handle.
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