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I would say he isn't paying attention to voltages and clock speeds while its Priming or he is extremely lucky.

Oh and Gigabyte is avoiding the topic of warped boards like the plague too. No mention of that at all.
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I've hit my wall on this board, I can get 4.7GHz stable at 1.52vcore but the temps start getting scary. 62c core and 75+ on the northbridge. I can get my temps well into the safe zone if I drop the A/C in here down to 16C but normally it's 24C in here so that's a no go for 24/7 overclock.

I could not stabilize 4.8GHz @ 1.55vcore and I'm not willing to go any higher. I've dropped back down to 4.6 @ 1.45. I'd rather have my setup live for a couple months.

Maybe when I upgrade to push/pull and figure out a better cooling solution for my northbridge I will feel better about going 4.7 full-time.
    
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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.

I mentioned the issues that many of the UD3 owners on here are having with their boards in the review I just wrote today for my UD5... not that it really helps your cause that much, but if it steers the thorough buyer away from a board plagued with issues, at least it might save one person the headache and extra cash it has cost some of you.
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This UD3 motherboard is dying. I turned it on this morning and CPUID Hardware Monitor is showing insane stuff.
This board has 4 fans plugged into it. Two system and two PWM. The system fans are showing up, but one PWM is not and the other is showing impossible RPMs. Temps are all over the place too. The current ambient is 20 C / 68 F.
There are three other case fans running off the PSU also and all fans are 120mm.

I also wrote a review on Newegg last night. That one guy is in denial.

Edited by miklkit - 5/15/13 at 7:12am
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Wow! I need to borrow that fan! lol. Honestly I'm pretty sure mine is going to die. With as hot as those VRM's get even with the copper heatsink and the foghorn strapped to it, its obvious they were not designed with the 8350 in mind. I just hope it dies quietly and doesn't start a fire. Or I have the money to replace it before that happens...
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Just a thought, but have those of you with the ud3 tried heatsinks on the backside of the board too? I found these in some old stuff I had, pretty nice heavy copper ones:
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I think that would be a no no. If they happen to cross a circuit it will fry the board/anything attached to it. Also I know my board doesn't have room between the mounting plate and the board.
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I think that would be a no no. If they happen to cross a circuit it will fry the board/anything attached to it. Also I know my board doesn't have room between the mounting plate and the board.

I definitely would not have room either. But it does bring to mind somewhat similar idea. True, in most cases it would be challange to get one of those things attached somewhere that it would be particularly benificial, AND NOT at the same time ground-out or short the wrong contact. But assume for a second that you wanted to be able to try it. You'd have to somehow create the necessary clearance. . . bulb.gif ! Obviously you'd need taller STANDOFFS. Something like 12 or 14mm. (I dunno if they even make them) so anyway, even if you ultimately were unsuccessful in placing one of the heat sinks, the additional clearance ALONE would have to have a significant positive effect on AIR-FLOW under the board. and obviously it wouldn't be too tough to add a small fan, like say, off an old HD cooler... the trick of course would be finding 12-14mm stand-offs.
Edited by NoNewEgg4Me - 5/15/13 at 9:34am
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I definitely would not have room either. But it does bring to mind somewhat similar idea. True, in most cases it would be challange to get one of those things attached somewhere that it would be particularly benificial, AND NOT at the same time ground-out or short the wrong contact. But assume for a second that you wanted to be able to try it. You'd have to somehow create the necessary clearance. . . bulb.gif ! Obviously you'd need taller STANDOFFS. Something like 12 or 14mm. (I dunno if they even make them) so anyway, even if you ultimately were unsuccessful in placing one of the heat sinks, the additional clearance ALONE would have to have a significant positive effect on AIR-FLOW under the board. and obviously it wouldn't be too tough to add a small fan, like say, off an old HD cooler... the trick of course would be finding 12-14mm stand-offs.
aaaand of course you'd have to pretty much kiss you back pannel faceplate goodbye.... and expansion cards might not seat low enough to secure with a screw..... aaahhh as Rick Perry would say.... "Opps...!" .arrowheadsmiley.png
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Some cases such as mine for example already accommodate a fan on the backside pointing at the socket.

I suppose you could put heatsinks on the back if you used thermal pads but clearance would be a whole other issue.

Shouldn't have to go through all that just to get satisfactory performance from a board that was supposedly engineered and then marketed for overclocking purposes.

I know I'm having decent results right now but I've only had mine up and running for about 3 weeks. It was fresh from RMA when I got it so now reading through this thread I'm scared this thing is going to slowly cook itself to death. Here in a few days I'm going to redo my fan setup and take a closer look at my VRM heatsinks and see what I can do to stem off any problems before they start, hopefully. Already have contingency plans to just buy a new board altogether in a few months, if I make it that far.

Right now I've just got a spare 80mm rigged up over the NB...


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