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Were those anandtech benches occt software reports? I thought that was like their multimeter reading (I'm not sure what tool they used or how you hook up a tool to JUST the vrm...), not software readings. Lol well that don't mean ****. Yea after further conversation with the guy it was clear he had no clue what he's talking about. He's said some questionable stuff before too. Like he was going about how its impossible to get close to 5ghz on IB because it runs so hot, not because of his experience (to be clear, 4.5ghz is close to 5ghz, but he thinks that's unlikely too on ib...), but based on a silly anandtech article that did not delid, when I told him id be delidding and the only reason ib gets hot is because you need to delid.... anyways, I don't need to explain delidding to you guys. Just can't believe some people think delidding is a bad idea or something...

So I bought the ud3h z77! I used to use a biostar 3+1 phase board, I sawed an am2 heatsink to really thin strip and thermal taped it onto the vrm, it definetly saved th board (it was hitting very close to its 90*c limit in small ffts, the heatsink got very hot but did its job to allow me to use a $30 mobo to overclock like I had a $80 mobo).

I was thinking of doing the same thing to the ud3h - putting vrm heatsink with a ghetto mod again (hey, a sawed am2 heatsink will outperform any copper enzotech or any vrm heatsink you can buy!) On that top row.

My question though, is it relevant? Or is that top row only like iGPU, which ill be disabling since I got a discrete gpu. I mean, if they even run cool but are related to the cpu,ni don't mind putting it on, but if its unrelated, I won't bother. I do plan to push 1.4+ vcore on this ivy bridge, I will be pushing as far as possible with a delidded, nh-d14, ib build for 24/7 overclock.

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Can someone explain to me - what is delidded ?


i keep reading it on here - something you do to the chip ? to lower the temps - does it void the warranty ? if done -

how hard is it to do ? and would it be covered under the intel insurance plan which i purchased just in case - but dosnt start to Feb. 6

so have to watch it till then biggrin.gif


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post #4523 of 6656
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Can someone explain to me - what is delidded ?


i keep reading it on here - something you do to the chip ? to lower the temps - does it void the warranty ? if done -

how hard is it to do ? and would it be covered under the intel insurance plan which i purchased just in case - but dosnt start to Feb. 6

so have to watch it till then biggrin.gif


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http://www.overclock.net/t/1313179/official-delidded-ivy-bridge-club

Obviously voids the warranty. Even Intel Tuning plan won't cover it.
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so no one knows what those VRMs are on top of the UD3h?



I sawed my am2 heatsink to go on top, man it was a pain because there's a couple transistors in there that are slightly taller than the mosfets.
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I did a quick 2 hour prime last night - and it was fine - so i am not touching my settings just yet - i have it on XMP profile - and i upped the volts to 1.55 for the ram

as for the screen shots - i think i did some - but whats strange is - i have 3.0 ports on my case and when i used a 2.0 flash drive - it worked - now i got a 3.0 flash drive and it dosnt work - i cant make screen prints - that sucks - you know all this 3.0 stuff - i dont think its that great - more headaches not working or something - it maybe a little faster i have to say - this new flash drive i got is pretty fast 3.0 but have to use 2.0 for screen shots - its always something -

about my Sig - i tried to fill it out - and for some reason - its not working out - i dont seem to be doing it right so i gave up on it - i am sure its something very simple i am missing -

would make it easier for me also if i can get it filled out so everyone can see it - i am on 4.7 now - 2 hours prime - seems fine - next week - i am putting the stock fans on - and then will do prime again and leave it for 12 hours if it makes it - i need my liquid temps lower - and i need more fan power to do it - my room is very warm - so i need the higher speed fans - and open windows if i am going to give it a fair chance -

of course once its stable - and i just use the computer for normal use - it wont hardly go full load and fans wont be a issue for noise - - i can control with Chill software - and that was my goal - to control the fans from software -

to think all this time - i had them and never installed them because everyone was changing them out - i figured they were no good - etc, - goes to show - best to try for yourself first and then decide if you like a change - now i have to open it up again and change them out - i would have been done by now - but its fine - i will add a few fan filters on my side window anyway and add another side fan also -

one side fan fits fine - but the other one is too close to the cooler and cant fit it there - i have to make it sit lower on the side window - so i will try a nice Velcro all around with that fan and plug it right in the board header on the bottom -

then i would have total control off all my fans - others fans are on Fan controller -

if you can walk me thru to filling out my Sig - i give it another shot - biggrin.gif

click on the "rigbuilder" button in the upper right of the screen, then click on "create rig""
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hahaha.

Anandtech said they used a tool to measure the actual vcore coming from the boards.

I'm not really sure what the guy was getting at. He said he thinks the extreme4 is a better board and he'd never buy gigabyte because 'they dont report real vcore', but it doesnt even sound like its not reporting vcore in software or monitoring, it's just that with a multimeter of some sort hooked up, gigabyte boards might not report actual vcore (weird to say, i know) OR the results are... too good to be true?

I'm not really sure, like this guy is adamant that gigabyte boards are totally untrustworthy. However, even if he has a point, the idea that you should buy the Extreme4 is pretty stupid, for sure, lol. If he had a valid point, I would've considered going with Biostar instaed.

the AT reviewer failed to realize that when he tested the board CPUz was showing the VTT instead of the vCORE!! it is an early bug that cpuz always has with gigabyte's boards, however he could have used ET6 but ET6 wont give him a graph like that. haha he doesn't know how to measure vcore correctly, he used CPuz, OCCT uses CPUz for vcore readings and that is what he used, it is the most inaccurate way to measure vcore, he might as well have guessed. He also went ahead and stated his measurements were of ripple, which can't be measured by software.
The GB boards he tested all have voltage read points, if he owned a DMM he should have measured from there, which he didn't. Those are OCCT graphs, it is so sad it poisoned the minds of many into thinking first that ripple can be measured from vcore and second that you can accurately measure vcore through software.

sorry i repeated myself like 20 times in that paragraph, sometimes thing piss me off so much that my mind just goes nuts. lol
Edited by Sin0822 - 1/13/13 at 5:29pm
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so no one knows what those VRMs are on top of the UD3h?



I sawed my am2 heatsink to go on top, man it was a pain because there's a couple transistors in there that are slightly taller than the mosfets.
the ones to the far right which are unheatinked are for iGPU, the rest are the vcore. They don't need heatsinks, if they did need them then they wodul be sinked. However many people complained and thus with the UD4h they added more heatsinks for decor.
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Now that boards like the UD3H, Extreme4, GD65 have been out for awhile, has anyone kept track of the stats on burnt out boards due to overclocking? I suspect the UD3H has held up nicely.

By the way SIN0822, you have some of the best reviews I have ever seen. I would be interested in your view on the GD65 compared to the UD3H and UD5H as to quality of compnents used. ( notice I said quality of components, not just phase counts, I'm learning biggrin.gif) I'm leaning toward a UD5H myself, but the UD3h , GD65 , and Extreme6 look very respectable as well.

Thanks
Edited by Geezerman - 1/13/13 at 5:53pm
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i haven't used the GD65 but MSi tends to use decent components.

UD5H is a great board.

Thanks BTW,it is nice to see people read my reviews haha
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