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Originally Posted by TwoCables;15315478 
For me, my total restart time is about 10 seconds faster than it was when I had the E8400 in the EP45-UD3P.

The POST time alone is much shorter.

In relation to modern bios based boards. I really see only about 1-2 seconds.

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That wouldn't be dyslexia.

yes, it would. Your brain did not interpret the order of the words correctly.

My brother is a massive dyslexic. I know it when i see it wink.gif

/jokes......
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All you said was "other than overclocking quads, the ud3p is pretty average...."

When I upgraded from the EVGA 680i SLI to the EP45-UD3P with my E8400, the difference in overclocking was huge. I went from needing more than 1.368V to achieve stability at 4.0 GHz to only needing about 1.312V. Plus, my system somehow felt more stable. I don't know how to explain it.

Even at 1.368V, my load temps with the EP45-UD3P were lower (I don't remember by how much because it was too long ago to recall).

This board was far better than "pretty average" for me.
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that is more of a chipset thing. the UD3P alone didn't make your E8400 amazing. the fact that you went from an old nforce chipset to P45, the (somewhat) holy grail of C2X OCing, made more of a difference.

For dual cores, the REX and others are more sought after boards.

If you look at the top 5 C2D WR's, you have:

REX
REX
REX
Tpower i45
T2RS

If the UD3P was great for C2D's, trust me, it would be up there.


Now that that's done.

Other than overclocking performance. the UD3P isn't that special. Other boards of the time offered the same, or betterr features.
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