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My board was $110. It was not a $50 board. And may I politely ask why that matters in the first place? Even my very first board, a $40 micro ATX board from long ago even allows Vcore adjustments. Even my friend's reference board allows it. I really don't understand why you are trying to justify excluding such a basic feature based on price. There is absolutely NO excuse to not allow Vcore adjustments on an aftermarket board.
My 890FXE board was $120 from Tiger Direct brand new and was one of the best OC boards for the Phenom IIs, breaking world records for some time (the clock records were even put on the Newegg page for this board). Look at the Z77 ASrock boards that are currently selling for $120... do these boards lock vcore? Even if my board was $50 it should allow vcore adjustments. Whether it OCs well or not or whether it has fine voltage increments is a different topic. But adjustments, even crude ones, should be available. I know you are knowledgeable about computers and I respect that but I adamantly disagree with your opinion on this topic. We will agree to disagree I guess... although I am pretty shocked at your answer.
I just don't like when people buy cheap motherboards to OC lol, I am sorry i wasn't in a very good mood at that point, I apologize if what I said came off the wrong way. Listen sometimes motherboards that cost less have less features the ones that cost more have, like the vcore adjustment. I will report and ask about the boards lower than the D3H, as they should have some type of vcore adjustment, if not only just DVID offset. I agree, but i thought you said the board cost $50, now you say it cost you $110 then I do think it should have some type of vcore adjustment.
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new bios for UD5H , F8c ,   anybody know what's changed ? 

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nope, try it out!
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My board was $110. It was not a $50 board. And may I politely ask why that matters in the first place? Even my very first board, a $40 micro ATX board from long ago even allows Vcore adjustments. Even my friend's reference board allows it. I really don't understand why you are trying to justify excluding such a basic feature based on price. There is absolutely NO excuse to not allow Vcore adjustments on an aftermarket board.
My 890FXE board was $120 from Tiger Direct brand new and was one of the best OC boards for the Phenom IIs, breaking world records for some time (the clock records were even put on the Newegg page for this board). Look at the Z77 ASrock boards that are currently selling for $120... do these boards lock vcore? Even if my board was $50 it should allow vcore adjustments. Whether it OCs well or not or whether it has fine voltage increments is a different topic. But adjustments, even crude ones, should be available. I know you are knowledgeable about computers and I respect that but I adamantly disagree with your opinion on this topic. We will agree to disagree I guess... although I am pretty shocked at your answer.

Just because you think a feature should be available on a product doesn't constitute a shortcoming of the mfg. for not including it. If it was important to you then you should do your homework and make sure it has what you want. The language that is used in ads is always going to use those types of general statements about giving you full control, blah blah blah. You may not agree but cost does have a general direct relationship with features. I think its funny (not ha ha funny) that even after you were able to rma your still *****ing. Buy a board that has the features you want at a cost your willing to pay. If you buy something that claims to have a feature that doesn't, or it doesn't work correctly (or at all) you have a legit gripe. Otherwise you made a mistake and you should chalk it up as a learning experience. Stop blaming someone else for your mistake.
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I don't blame him. Sounds to me like they gimped it by design. Like the P8Z68-V LE; I found out right away that ASUS allowed offset only, with no fixed Vcore that overclockers like.

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Mandrix, did you ever hear back from Gigbyte about the board with bent pins? What was the final verdict with them?
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Mandrix, did you ever hear back from Gigbyte about the board with bent pins? What was the final verdict with them?
All I know is they have the board since the 10th. End of story, haven't heard anything else yet. Don't have any idea what their turnaround time is, never RMA'd a board to Gigabyte before. I just hope they fix it and don't charge me a fortune. If I hadn't tried to straighten the d*** pins and mount a cpu -maybe- Newegg would have took it back. You know, I never even looked at the socket until I had the board mounted, and as soon as I took the cover off I saw a shiny spot where it turns out the pins were bent over, and what looked like bits of plastic intermingled. Never had an experience like that before and Newegg basically said I was lying which was upsetting, but what you gonna do? I didn't see any use in going on about it, I bet they get lots of end user fubar'd stuff.
Problem is I've got several things from Newegg lately that have been dysfunctional, not all computer related. Starting to wonder what the deal is.
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All I know is they have the board since the 10th. End of story, haven't heard anything else yet. Don't have any idea what their turnaround time is, never RMA'd a board to Gigabyte before. I just hope they fix it and don't charge me a fortune. If I hadn't tried to straighten the d*** pins and mount a cpu -maybe- Newegg would have took it back. You know, I never even looked at the socket until I had the board mounted, and as soon as I took the cover off I saw a shiny spot where it turns out the pins were bent over, and what looked like bits of plastic intermingled. Never had an experience like that before and Newegg basically said I was lying which was upsetting, but what you gonna do? I didn't see any use in going on about it, I bet they get lots of end user fubar'd stuff.
Problem is I've got several things from Newegg lately that have been dysfunctional, not all computer related. Starting to wonder what the deal is.

I should get my POS back from Newegg in the next couple days, wondering if it is worth my time to deal with Gigabyte or not.
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I've been running a new GA-Z77X-UD5H for about a week and a half now, and overall well-pleased with it. I've noticed a couple of issues with USB devices, one almost certainly BIOS-related, the second... I'm not so sure. My board arrived with BIOS F5 installed, I flashed it to F6 right away, and then flashed to F7 when it officially appeared on the Gigabyte site. I have not played with the beta BIOSes yet. I've got the Intel iGPU disabled, 1394 disabled and never installed the VirtuMVP nonsense. The board is rock-stable, the only funny business seems to be with USB.

The first issue is trying to get into the BIOS, it will hang up with a partially-drawn BIOS screen, if I have my external USB 2.0 hub connected. The hub is a Belkin, and I have an old Epson scanner, an old Microsoft Force Feedback 2 joystick and a relatively new Thermaltake hard drive sata dock "toaster" attached to it. If I unplug the USB hub, I can get into the BIOS and navigate it just fine. There is no problem with the hub or any of these devices, if I let it just boot into Windows 7, only accessing the BIOS is a problem. The joystick emulates a keyboard to a certain degree, that may be at the root of the problem. Anyway, unplugging the USB hub is hopefully just a temporary workaround to get into the BIOS.

The second issue is my Andrea Electronics USB-MA microphone adapter, which I plug into my case's front USB port, I generally get an Error Code 10, device failed to start, on first cold boot-up, seen in the Device Manager. Re-plugging the USB-MA will get it working, if not on the first re-plug attempt, then usually on the second, or at the most third re-plug attempt. The USB-MA always worked perfectly on my old faithful GA-EP45-UD3R, that was previously installed in the same case, and I've tested it on another computer and it works fine there. Once it gets working, through re-plugging it, it works fine thereafter on the GA-Z77X-UD5H. I downloaded the newest drivers from Andrea Electronics, and it made no difference. I really like this USB-MA too, it completely got rid of the light, but annoying, 60 Hz hum that I used to get with my headset mic plugged into the X-Fi's front or rear mic input.

Any comments or insight will be appreciated, otherwise I'll wait for a new BIOS to hopefully iron these minor issues out.
    
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hey guys, i've been reading this thread ever since i got my z77x ud3h, anything in particular that i should know else besides updating my bios?

here's my rig:

intel core i7 2600k
gigabyte z77x ud3h
g.skill ripjaws F3 12800CL9D 8GBXL
corsair hx650
evga gts 450 ftw
corsair carbide 500r

anything that i can know more or anything, i'll be happy to have your advices on things, PC build 1st time and a OCN newbie here, much appreciated
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