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So, quick question. I am setting up the liquid cooling on the 3570k using a 120x2 radiator. Which is a better way to set up the fans on the rad. Pushing air through or pulling air through? For some reason i feel like pulling would be better. anyone?
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So, it seems you used to have a similar setup like I have (X58 and i7@4.2Ghz).
How do you feel now, with your new Z77 system? Is there any visible performance or something? smile.gif

As of now the only noticeable difference I can tell is it boots way faster. From the point I press the power button until I see windows is so much faster than on my old X58A-UD3R. Other than that I haven't had a chance to play any games yet and tooling around in windows seems about the same. Honestly, I don't expect too much of a difference from my old set up, maybe a few more FPS in games.

I really didn't need to upgrade. my i7-930 setup was plenty fast but I jumped on a cheap 2600k and inevitably had to build a new system around it. I really want to get 5ghz out of it but with the limited tweaking I did last night it might be harder than I thought. Regardless, I'm really happy with the z77-UD5H.
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Originally Posted by JollyMan View Post

So, quick question. I am setting up the liquid cooling on the 3570k using a 120x2 radiator. Which is a better way to set up the fans on the rad. Pushing air through or pulling air through? For some reason i feel like pulling would be better. anyone?

Honestly you might get a better response in the Water Cooling Section of the forums. I think push/pull is the best but between the two I'm not sure. I have mine set up pushing air through only because that's the only way it'll fit in my case.
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Originally Posted by DeXel View Post

BTW if anybody was wondering about maximum amplifier output of UD5H, it's seems to be 32Ω . It is pretty weak, though I have expected that.
Quote:
Headphone Amplifier Output@32Ω Load
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/datasheets/ALC898_DataSheet_0.60.pdf Section 9.3

that isn't the amp, you gotta look at the actual chip it is separate from the ALC898 codec, its made by TI. It is a DRV632 and there are two of them. Hardware secrets hahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahaha. I am sorry but you made me laugh.

Here is the datasheet to the amp:
http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/drv632.pdf
there are two of them used, one for back panel and for for front panel header. it says 600ohm

ALC898 you can't advertise a amp just with it alone.
Edited by Sin0822 - 4/27/12 at 6:31am
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@sin0822,

Can you please explain the Auto/Normal settings for Vcore and DVID? I got black screen when Normal settings were used? Had to clear CMOS to boot again. redface.gif
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@sin0822,
Can you please explain the Auto/Normal settings for Vcore and DVID? I got black screen when Normal settings were used? Had to clear CMOS to boot again. redface.gif

okay so basically auto allows for SVID and the board to determine and increase the voltage for you at an easier rate, the board will also help increase the vcore if you increase the OC>

Normal is when the board sets a default vcore and then behind the scenes SVID will increase it slightly depending on the frequency. If you want to add an offset voltage which is applied when he frequency is increased you can use the DVID offset and add an offset value to the normal VID.
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interesting I haven't had issues with USB stick in FAT32, it worked fine everytime, but I did have one USB stick and it stopped being seen, but it turns out the stick was messed up anyways.
roxxphatcox- lol you really install your systems with Crossfire already setup? Did you update the BIOS to the latest?
Some of these boards have been at the stores for months already, as they were shipped very early on, and they have very early BIOSes, if you buy a board you should flash the BIOS to F6 for the UD5H and I think F8 for the UD3H.

I am buying my board this sunday. What is the best and easiest way to upgrade the BIOS? I have a really old GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L, and remember I had a really difficult time getting the board to recognize the USB stick in order to do the bios. It took me several days to get it working and now I can't remember what i did since it was so long ago.

Thanks!
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Just put the new bios on a flash stick and put it in the blue usb port on the bacck. Use the in bios flash utility and it should detect the flash drive. Navigate to the bios file and proceed with the update. It worked for me without issue. Couldnt have been easier.
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Just put the new bios on a flash stick and put it in the blue usb port on the bacck. Use the in bios flash utility and it should detect the flash drive. Navigate to the bios file and proceed with the update. It worked for me without issue. Couldnt have been easier.

Ok thanks! Sounds like they improved it. I think I had to make a USB bootable disk if i recall with Windows XP.
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Ok thanks! Sounds like they improved it. I think I had to make a USB bootable disk if i recall with Windows XP.

It doesn't need to be bootable. Just make sure it is formatted in FAT32.
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