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I have not flashed the bios with any updates as yet - I am using the one it shipped with so that is probably the issue. I am using one of the two on-board LAN ports - the bottom one (Local Area Network #2)

I will write down the message next time I see it. I just saw another person who had the same issue and the newest bios / usb drivers apparently stopped it. I will update asap
Edited by TechieGeek2012 - 7/11/12 at 6:12am
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Quick question about the problems I am having with my UDH5 WIFI board - while I am in windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, nothing is plugged into the USB 3.0 ports, but it constantly keeps bleeping at me and telling me that a device has exceeded voltage or something. Will the latest bios fix this?
Also, I have serious issues with the Wired LAN card dropping connectivity on me intermittently. Not sure if it's the onboard card, or if it's the cable... or if it's just Comcast - still trying to get to the bottom of that.

The bottom is the Atheros GbE LAN chip. And Comcast is definitely worth not ruling out. My whole neighborhood just united in a customer service campaign that had bucket trucks and service techs all over the place for a week. We were getting on screen and audio pixelation that affected the phone and internet so................ They finally got it and everyone got a free month.

Have you loaded the drivers and chip-set ware from the included disc or from Gigabytes download site? I know Gigabyte has updated the USB 3.0 drivers and there may be an updated on Intels site but at least you want better than the included disc.


Are you familiar with Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Event Viewer ? You can get some ideas there to help you track it down. If you see Port error that is described as a DR, DR means "Drive Removable"
    
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Yeah I was using the included disc. I'll go get everything off the Gigabyte site and update it. And if that doesn't work, I'll grab the USB drivers off the Intel site.

I have tinkered a little in the event viewer, so yes I am a little familiar with it. I'll check that out.
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Yeah I was using the included disc. I'll go get everything off the Gigabyte site and update it. And if that doesn't work, I'll grab the USB drivers off the Intel site.
I have tinkered a little in the event viewer, so yes I am a little familiar with it. I'll check that out.

Be sure and run with the bare essentials at first and then adding peripherals one at a time doing both cold starts and re-boots on each. I had a eSATA device that would not let me cold boot.

Good luck.
    
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Dunno if this has already been posted, but haven't seen it asked anywhere else, so here it goes:

While looking at the new dominator platinum ram from corsair i fell over this product picture:

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As far as i can gather the motherboard in the picture is a Z77X-UD3H, except that the heatsink on the south bridge is silver/metallic instead of the original blue. This is of particular interest to me, as i am looking to build a monochrome ivy bridge build, and no motherboards seem to suit my needs in terms of color scheme. This however would be very close, leaving only the blue vga-connector and the red power button to be dealt with, assuming that the heatsink on the vregs has the same color as the heatsink depicted.

My question is of course how they acquired this heatsink. My initial guess was that they stripped the original heatsinks of paint, but it looks like there is black text on the heatsink, so i'm starting to wonder if it's an engineering sample with pre-production heatsinks or something similar. What are your thoughts on this? And do you guys think that it would be possible to strip the blue heatsinks of paint and get a good looking result?
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My initial guess was that they stripped the original heatsinks of paint, but it looks like there is black text on the heatsink, so i'm starting to wonder if it's an engineering sample with pre-production heatsinks or something similar. What are your thoughts on this? And do you guys think that it would be possible to strip the blue heatsinks of paint and get a good looking result?

You could remove it from the board and gently glass bead it. The blue anodization would be tough to strip chemically if possible at all.
    
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You could remove it from the board and gently glass bead it. The blue anodization would be tough to strip chemically if possible at all.

Glass bead? Are you talking about sandblasting with glass beads? Anyways, i didn't know if it was anodized or not, are you certain that it is?

Thanks for the input smile.gif
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yea the board in that picture is an ES sample. They had silver heatsinks.
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yea the board in that picture is an ES sample. They had silver heatsinks.

Bummer sadsmiley.gif

Thanks for the info though smile.gif
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Glass bead? Are you talking about sandblasting with glass beads? Anyways, i didn't know if it was anodized or not, are you certain that it is?
Thanks for the input smile.gif

Yeh, most machine shops have a booth. You could do it with really low pressure. Wire brushing or Emory cloth would scar and contaminate the metal. Glass beading would still make it a matte finish. I think if you were really patient you could find a matte silver paint and mist it with very light coats until you had full coverage. By misting I mean doing it in super light passes that do not fully cover it at first. Of-course you would want to paint a test item to see what the dried finish would be like.
    
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