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Hello guys, i would like to know few things about the UD7 (from owners) because where i live i can't get the ME.


1. How to avoid boot loop when overclocking?

2. How to properly flash this mobo, is it different then X58?

3. What settings are the most important to set in BIOS in order to get stable 5.0ghz? (if the chip is decent) what vcore- (as max) 24/7 you guys recommend?

4. Does this mobo have any ram compatability issues?

5. Do you think its ok to use 1- 16x and 1- 8x slot instead of 16x/16x in order to have some space (and cooler cards) for Crossfire?

6. Does the NF200 chipset favour Nvidia cards? and if it does, how much? can i get top fps with Ati cards as well? i know this sounds kinda stupid but who knows, i must be sure.

7. Does Noctua NH D14 fits without issues if u got low/medium profile ram modules?

8. Do you think is worth to get 8GB ram (4x2) vs 2x2? regarding generall performance?

Any other suggestions/tips would be welcome!


Thanks in advance.
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Hello guys, i would like to know few things about the UD7 (from owners) because where i live i can't get the ME.


1. How to avoid boot loop when overclocking?

2. How to properly flash this mobo, is it different then X58?

3. What settings are the most important to set in BIOS in order to get stable 5.0ghz? (if the chip is decent) what vcore- (as max) 24/7 you guys recommend?

4. Does this mobo have any ram compatability issues?

5. Do you think its ok to use 1- 16x and 1- 8x slot instead of 16x/16x in order to have some space (and cooler cards) for Crossfire?

6. Does the NF200 chipset favour Nvidia cards? and if it does, how much? can i get top fps with Ati cards as well? i know this sounds kinda stupid but who knows, i must be sure.

7. Does Noctua NH D14 fits without issues if u got low/medium profile ram modules?

8. Do you think is worth to get 8GB ram (4x2) vs 2x2? regarding generall performance?

Any other suggestions/tips would be welcome!


Thanks in advance.
1. Problems experience causing boot loop were typically both BIOS were not matched, the sleep issue was a BIOS issue and most have it disabled anyway.

2. Utilize @Bios to flash

3. It varies on the specific CPU, follow http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...uide-p67a.html

4. Most people use G. Skill or Corsair, G Skill is mostly used.

5. If your just going to use 16x/8x why not just get the UD5, it's virtually the same board minus 2 SATA III ports and 1 NIC

6. NF200 shouldn't make a difference NVidia or ATI

7. it's a D14 and why most use G Skill with the low profile

8. If you do alot of multi-tasking yes 8GB is worth it. So it really depends on your usage habits and programs you use to make that determination.
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1. Problems experience causing boot loop were typically both BIOS were not matched, the sleep issue was a BIOS issue and most have it disabled anyway.

2. Utilize @Bios to flash

3. It varies on the specific CPU, follow http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...uide-p67a.html

4. Most people use G. Skill or Corsair, G Skill is mostly used.

5. If your just going to use 16x/8x why not just get the UD5, it's virtually the same board minus 2 SATA III ports and 1 NIC

6. NF200 shouldn't make a difference NVidia or ATI

7. it's a D14 and why most use G Skill with the low profile

8. If you do alot of multi-tasking yes 8GB is worth it. So it really depends on your usage habits and programs you use to make that determination.
Thanks dude rep+ so basically (after flash) during boot i hit f12 + cant remeber what and i make fresh copy of my (stock) BIOS, and after, if i get any issues regarding overclocking... the mobo will boot at once (loading the copy of the stock BIOS) and i wont need to clear cmos? right? or i missed something? thanks!


P.S. How are you satisfied with the mobo? any issues to note, or suggestions?
Edited by psyside - 5/27/11 at 3:32pm
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if you are only doing two way SLI get the UD5
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post #5 of 6
I'll be on the hunt for a Gigabyte Z68 UD7 next week,
Saw this post on suggesting the UD5 if he's doing Sli,
The Chief reason I'm thinking of going with the Z68 UD7 is the better spacing for 2 GPU's,
( And x16 )Does the UD5 have the same spacing?
Rig is for Gaming only.

Thanks.
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if you are only doing two way SLI get the UD5
I agree with this or save some $$$ and buy the UD4
Edited by drBlahMan - 6/21/11 at 8:07pm
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