Originally Posted by clarck
I'm new here and i'm not into extreme OC. A complete novice on the matter.
I have this board on order and expecting delivery by Wednesday.
I also have in my hands the 3930K.
My system is all about Photo & Video editing. Not overclocking.
The main reason i chose this board was the SAS ports, although i will only connect regular sata discs on it.
I'd rather have stability than crazy fast oc-ing.
So, my question is this.
Should i change my order and go with the UD-5 instead? Or in normal use i will not see those issues you are referring to?
(i've read all your posts and i;m truly sorry that you did not get what you opted for)
Thanks in advance guys!
I do not believe that if you leave everything at stock, and I mean everything
at stock, that you will see this issue. Should you ever choose to upgrade to a 3970X or something that has higher TDP that may come in the future you may actually start to see problems with the chip not being able to keep the high turbo multiplier at load. What may apply more to you however is the RAID problems and the memory compatibility.
Keep in mind that on this board you cannot boot at the same time from RSTe RAID and SAS RAID. Only one can be used at a time. Same goes for Marvell RAID in combination with RSTe RAID or with SAS RAID. The board does not have enough shadow memory to be able to load two RAID option ROMs at the same time
Finally, memory compatibility with all 8 banks used is spotty at best. XMP profile will never set the correct VTT voltage if using all 8 banks so you will need to set it manually if you want to be sure you do not have problems.
Overall, the firmware on the board is really buggy, but the board is solidly built. If Gigabyte sorts out the firmware issues the board can be the best LGA2011 board out pretty much. Whether they will do this or not remains to be seen.
Originally Posted by Sin0822
you will be okay with the UP5 then, the issues they are describing here with the throttling is about their CPUs down-clocking from like 4.4ghz+ down to stock speeds
.That issue can be caused just by the chipset itself, i mean it is a server chipset and the PCH controls a lot
. C606 isn't the same as the normal X79 PCH that is usually provided on x79 boards.
C'mon man, even you know that's a big load of crap. In fact, the chip will throttle even at stock, given enough voltage. I have proven this here, on Tweaktown, and to Gigabyte directly already.
Now the latest update from me is that Gigabyte has now gone full circle back again and is asking me the same questions that I have discussed with them a million times. They wanted me to repeat my test at 4.4GHz with 1.224V to match their exact test and to tell them if I am throttling. Again, of course I am throttling. Here is the proof, one more time...I have also sent them this screenshot and asked "what's the point of this repetitive testing when the outcome is the same every time"...
They still have not provided any tangible fix.