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Got timings @ 1922mhz to 9-10-9 -28! I feel satisified with that, but i will try lower. Ty again for all your help!

My memory kingston hyper X beast are supposed to run at 2133mhz@ HyperX Beast (T3) - 8GB Kit* (2x4GB) - DDR3 2133MHz CL11 Intel XMP DIMM

Part Number: KHX21C11T3K2/8X

Specs: DDR3, 2133MHz, CL11, 1.6V, Unbuffered, Spec Sheet PDF

Profile 1: 2133MHz, 11-12-11, 1.6V
Profile 2: 1600MHz, 9-9-9, 1.5V
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Tried some more but it seems i have to settle for 9-10-9 timings at my ram speed. Now im wondering how important is the 2 other values that u talk about when u overclock your memory the (Cycle time-tRAS) and (Bank cycle time-tRC)?

My tRAS is 28 and my tRC is 46, what should i aim for with those?
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I have had my UD5 rev 1.1 for about 14 months now, and have had no problems with it. I don't know how many Gigabyte boards you're used in the past, but they use AwardBIOS, which is really the only thing I can fault the UD5 for, but compared to the UD3 (which you have probably read a great many horror stories about in this thread) it's a very solid board and tends to overclock very well. If you want to set up a CrossFire/SLI rig it can handle up to a 3-way rig. Also, If you want to install a PCIe Wireless card, it will be little snug above the first PCIEx 2, especially with the proximity of the NB heatsink to that slot... It's usually not too tricky to manually configure RAM to run at 1600 or 1866 if that's their rated speed, despite the BIOS not having a default native support for anything over 1333. Other than that I can't really think of anything that distinguishes the UD5s... I haven't encountered anyone with a Rev 3.0 that I know of, but I haven't heard of any issues with them either. The Rev 1.1s have a very solid reputation, and that's the majority of what's on the market right now, as come to think of it, I don't think I ever encountered someone with a Rev 2 either.

Given what other boards cost and the track records some of them have, I would recommend either a UD5 or an ASUS Sabertooth R2.0... they're about the same price, and arguably two of the best 3 or 4 990FX boards on the market.

Indeed I have had one gigabyte board in the past...but that's exactly why I was pointing my interests to a REV 3.0, which has UEFI (dual UEFI according to gigabyte site). Problem is I just cannot find one here in Europe...and the rev 1.1 are already just a tad more expensive than Sabertooth R.2.0...What are the other two of the best 4 990FX?
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My experiences with software overclocking this year are bad.

AMD OverDrive: Set it to 4.4ghz and it ran fine. Tried 4 different games and 1 ran better, 2 ran worse, and 1 would not run at all.

Gigabyte Easy Tune with Easy Boost: It came on the installation disc. I let Easy Boost run and it liked 4.6ghz and it ran fine. Tried the 4 games and 1 ran better, 2 worse, and 1 not at all. Oc'ed to 4.5 in bios and turned off all of the power saving stuff, then ran EB again. Same results as the 1st time.

I've got 16gb of G.Skill ram @ 1600mhz. Never touched it and both the bios and CPUZ agree it is running at 1600mhz. Is it worth the bother to mess with it?
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My experiences with software overclocking this year are bad.

AMD OverDrive: Set it to 4.4ghz and it ran fine. Tried 4 different games and 1 ran better, 2 ran worse, and 1 would not run at all.

Gigabyte Easy Tune with Easy Boost: It came on the installation disc. I let Easy Boost run and it liked 4.6ghz and it ran fine. Tried the 4 games and 1 ran better, 2 worse, and 1 not at all. Oc'ed to 4.5 in bios and turned off all of the power saving stuff, then ran EB again. Same results as the 1st time.

I've got 16gb of G.Skill ram @ 1600mhz. Never touched it and both the bios and CPUZ agree it is running at 1600mhz. Is it worth the bother to mess with it?

Fine tuning your ram is mainly for tweakers and benchmarkers. Your not really going to see any real world gains.
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Well, I have provided enough technical information why BIOS is IMHO not so good to overclock and why software overclock has it reason. I can repeat myself but of course you can oc how you want. But from him or yours posting I can't see anymore insight then just always the same argument from authority. And you should know when you pass an exam semantic is important because what first count is formalism.

An I also posted that I agree with you its faster and provided why I feel why the BIOS is better and like I said in that post its user preference there is no wrong way to do it. So yeah you "repeating" yourself would really just be you wasting your breath.

As for semantics, I've passed enough of those tests to get my pieces of paper that say I know what I'm doing. Passing an exam is way different than how things work in the real world. In the real world if someone says CMOS or BIOS or even UEFI someone that knows what they are doing should know what they mean. "Correcting" them wasn't helpful, seemed more snooty to me than anything, as I said bickering over semantics is not helping.

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@ Ozzy

Okay than you will be satisfied with the h100i than biggrin.gif

I let you know when i sell it thumb.gif

Definitely let me know! I'm interested!
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My experiences with software overclocking this year are bad.

AMD OverDrive: Set it to 4.4ghz and it ran fine. Tried 4 different games and 1 ran better, 2 ran worse, and 1 would not run at all.

Gigabyte Easy Tune with Easy Boost: It came on the installation disc. I let Easy Boost run and it liked 4.6ghz and it ran fine. Tried the 4 games and 1 ran better, 2 worse, and 1 not at all. Oc'ed to 4.5 in bios and turned off all of the power saving stuff, then ran EB again. Same results as the 1st time.

I've got 16gb of G.Skill ram @ 1600mhz. Never touched it and both the bios and CPUZ agree it is running at 1600mhz. Is it worth the bother to mess with it?

The things I've run into with software overclocking makes me feel its not feesable. If you change something and the machine hardlocks, this is especially true if you are messing with memory timings, you have to reboot anyways. At that point might as well do it in the BIOS.

I've also had it to where the program would fail to load so all that work overclocking was wasted. The BIOS will load it each and every time unless of course you really screw something up lol

The issue I have with it on this current build is voltages. AMD OD is reporting stock voltages when I definitely am not running stock volts. That makes it dangerous. Oh look I'm running stock volts! When in actuality it could really be 1.6v. Oh sure Hardware Monitor shows the correct voltage but by the time you get to looking at it, it could be to late. The time you spend in AMD OD screwing around thinking things were fine could be deadly.

However guys like Recursion like it and hey that's cool. If it works for them and they don't mind the short comings more power to them.
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And bickering over semantics is accomplishing what? When someone says UEFI, I know they are referring too. The terminology and interface has changed, the base of what it does is has not

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OZZY,
JUST Part of why I stopped responding to him. I really tried to be nice, not take the bait, he was just primed to fight no matter what.
A lot more I could have said. Stones I could have thrown (back). To what end? Better just to move on. I said I was done and I'm going to stick with that.
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The things I've run into with software overclocking makes me feel its not feesable. If you change something and the machine hardlocks, this is especially true if you are messing with memory timings, you have to reboot anyways. At that point might as well do it in the BIOS.

I've also had it to where the program would fail to load so all that work overclocking was wasted. The BIOS will load it each and every time unless of course you really screw something up lol

The issue I have with it on this current build is voltages. AMD OD is reporting stock voltages when I definitely am not running stock volts. That makes it dangerous. Oh look I'm running stock volts! When in actuality it could really be 1.6v. Oh sure Hardware Monitor shows the correct voltage but by the time you get to looking at it, it could be to late. The time you spend in AMD OD screwing around thinking things were fine could be deadly.

However guys like Recursion like it and hey that's cool. If it works for them and they don't mind the short comings more power to them.

Agreed, "Each to his his own" works for me.
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Oops! Didn't mean to restart that mess. redface.gif

I found this thread and thought it might interest some of you. I wonder what it takes to get on that list.

http://www.overclock.net/a/database-of-motherboard-vrm-failure-incidents
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