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Hi guys,

I just recently purchased ud5h.. also a first time builder,

please allow me to ask some noob questions..

I see some people with great experience mention "Load Optimized Defaults," what does that mean and how can I achieve that?

Also, after putting computer together.. install window 7.. do I download all the drivers from gigabyte site?

List:

Realtek Function driver for Realtek

Chipset:

Intel Management Engine Interface

Intel INF installation

LAN

Intel LAN Driver

Atheros LAN driver

SATA RAID

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology

Intel SATA Preinstall driver
(For AHCI / RAID Mode)

Marvell Storage Utility

Marvell SATA Controller Driver

Marvell Preinstall Driver
Note: Press F6 during Windows setup to read from floppy.

VGA:
Intel VGA Driver

WLAN+BT:

BT Driver

WLAN Driver

Wi-Fi Share

please which ones I can omit and which once are extremely important and necessary... please thank you.

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both chipset drivers should be install first, however you might want to install the LAN drivers first to get ont he internet and download the rest. i would install all of them, however you wont be able to install the intel VGA drivers unless you remove your dGPU or set the iGPU to be IGFX Init first.
Load optimized default you do through the BIOS, you goto the advanced menu, to the last page of the BIOS where it says save and exit, but you press the setting called "load optimized defaults" and then save and reboot.
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OK guys. i know that yesterday i decided to go ahead and rma the board. So i got home today and started taking everything apart, and i look behind the board where my waterblock attaches to the back of the cpu socket and noticed i didnt quite put it on right. So I think, "maybe the bracket was shorting out the board?" I decide to put it all back together, put in 8gbs of RAM, plug int he power and hit the start button. BOOM, on comes the comp, like nothing was wrong. So get into windows and mess around just to make sure it was all good. I restart the comp and it comes back up without a hitch. So I reset again, go into the bios and enable xmp profile1. restart and here comes the problems. The board debug LCD post a "19", i hit reset and the board boots back into bios. I load optimized defaults and the comp boots up again, no problem. Apparently this ram wont run at the stated 1.35v? I dont know. Not that big of a deal to me. So then i decide to throw the extra 8 gb of ram, to a sum of 16gb. Restart and and i get the post code "19". I reset and get into bios and load optimize defaults, reboot and bam, right back into windows. Ok so assume that maybe my watercooling blocks bracket was shorting out the board.

Now for the video card. I unplug power and install the video card, which requires an 8-pin and 6-pin connection. I try to boot and i get exactly what i was getting yesterday. Unable to post a code or even hit the reset to get into bios. I pull the card out and boot then get the "19" post code i got before. I reset and get into bios, load optimize defaults, and it now boots into windows just fine. So the big question is...does this point to a bad video card? Also, do i need to have the pci-e power (for the board) plugged in? Please help if you're listening. smile.gif Also, i posted this with the 16gb of ram. going to try and reset to see if it comes back up.
Edited by JollyMan - 5/3/12 at 1:11pm
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post #634 of 6656
Hey Guys,

Just got my rig put together last night, got the gigabyte z77 UD5H and an intel 3570k (I'll update my sig). I used the sysprep method that was mentioned a long ways back in this thread, and gotta say, my first time trying that method and it worked wonderfully, all I had to do was load the new drivers for the mainboard after I got into windows.

I did have a couple questions and maybe sin or someone can give me some info.

1. I was able to install all the drivers fine (downloaded all the latest drivers off gigabytes website), except for one, the intel management engine software. I noticed windows 7 put in it's own driver, and when the driver off the website (also tried the one off the cd) tries to load, it gets part way through the process and has an error, something about unable to initialize a module or something like that. Anyone else get this? Do I need the updated driver?

2. The board came default with Bios version F4, I know the official version out right now is F6, and F8 is the current beta bios. My question is, my system seems to be rock solid right now, no problems at all, haven't run any stress tests, but gamed with it all night last night in a few games with max settings to see what the difference was (old system was an i5-760 and have to say I notice a HUGE difference, I can pretty much max out some games 1680x1050 and it's glass smooth). Anyway, I noticed most the updates so far have been to address issues with sandy bridge, should I update my Bios? or leave things alone for now? I've noticed they almost seem to come out with a new beta bios daily, so figured I'd wait for the dust to settle and update when they get all the kinks worked out (don't fix it if it's not broke).

So, definitely impressed with the board and the processor, love the onboard intel lan (one of the reasons I picked it), and the onboard audio is actually pretty descent (have an old xfi kicking around, but may get something newer later).

Thanks in advance for any input smile.gif
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post #635 of 6656
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if you don't have problems then do not update your BIOS, that is just common sense. unless you need to update it, then you should update it.

The Intel ME is very important for in-windows OC, however if you don't OC within windows, which is only really good for benching, then don't worry too much about it. But I am not sure how well some of the Intel features might work, but as i remember ME is only needed for OC stuff. You would want to download the new version from the site.

BTW yea the audio is impressive for on-board, however ALC898 is the top notch ALC codec, they don't' really come any better from realtek, it has some really damn good specs, and the lindrivers/amps on the board that GB added are really what adds that good sound.


Jolly Man- you really shoudln't be hanging every time you ad memory and mess with GPU, as far as i know the board doesn't halt booting whether or not you have a GPU installed or not. Perhaps the short in the back messed up the board a bit, IMO you should RMA it, it still sounds like you have issues. I for one haven't landed on code 19 yet.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by br030hk View Post

Hi guys,
I just recently purchased ud5h.. also a first time builder,
please allow me to ask some noob questions..
I see some people with great experience mention "Load Optimized Defaults," what does that mean and how can I achieve that?
Also, after putting computer together.. install window 7.. do I download all the drivers from gigabyte site?

I am not sure if what I did was right but here goes.

After installing Windows 7, first thing I did was install the chipset driver by using the CD/DVD that came with the motherboard. I rebooted and after that I installed almost every single driver on there, except for I think the On/Off charge, not sure I would ever use it. Oh also did not install the VGA or anything to do with Lucid, figured I get to that later not even sure if it worth it.

I am not sure if the drivers on the CD are old, but I just look at the date of the drivers on the website and they all look at least 2-3+ months old.
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yea and also don't install splashdot or whatever it is lol.
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Thank you (Sin0822, Rondik,) very much for the advices and tips

Visited couple electronic stores such as fry's and bestbuy and in neither places was I able to get my questions answered as straightforward as here. Its truly helpful for a first time builder. All components should be here by Saturday I'll be back to ask questions if I run into any problems. thanks.
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Sin0822 you nailed it. I re-flashed the bios (same F7) and my Post screen hang vanished. Unfortunately, the other complaints about the completely locked bios has not changed. The last time I saw a bios with such limited active options was when I have helped friends with things like stock Dell or Gateway "off the shelf" computers. It may be that I missed some bios setting on this Gigabyte Z77X-D3H that will unlock some bios settings for me. Failing that, this thing has not given me any real boost over my overclocked i7 860 except for Sata 3. I have not yet noticed any real advantage to Sata 3 as my boot time with my OCZ Vertex 4 SSD is the same as it was with the i7 860. I am going to run some benches today.

Really anxious to hear you report back on the locked bios. Thanks for the help.
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