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If you still have overheating VRM with fans blowing directly over them, it's time for an RMA to Gigabyte.

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If you still have overheating VRM with fans blowing directly over them, it's time for an RMA to Gigabyte.

Greg

I have 5 fans now pointed and it fails after 10 mins of prime due to heat. Should I grab another UD3 for get a refund?
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I have 5 fans now pointed and it fails after 10 mins of prime due to heat. Should I grab another UD3 for get a refund?

I would probably RMA it because you often see 4.5 GHz on this board across the internet so the limit you see shouldn't be.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1177861/how-is-the-gigabyte-ga-x79-ud3/0_20

Maybe you should ask Sin0822 about it.
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I would probably RMA it because you often see 4.5 GHz on this board across the internet so the limit you see shouldn't be.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1177861/how-is-the-gigabyte-ga-x79-ud3/0_20

Maybe you should ask Sin0822 about it.

I was going to ask him, but I've tried everything he would most likely suggest. I can't even keep stock speeds without the VRM's melting. Was the UD4 also called back?
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I was going to ask him, but I've tried everything he would most likely suggest. I can't even keep stock speeds without the VRM's melting. Was the UD4 also called back?

You mean the UP4? No, it's a newer model.
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You mean the UP4? No, it's a newer model.
So would that board do the job in the VRM department?
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So would that board do the job in the VRM department?

For sure since it has IR VRM's but the UD3 should be able to handle that from the start:
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When it came down to overclocking the UP4 it was really no different from the UD3 featuring the same chipset we reviewed here.
Unfornately for us, our test bench processor has maxed at 4.6GHz on each of the motherboards we have tested including this one.

Source: http://pro-clockers.com/motherboards/2474-gigabyte-ga-x79-up4.html?start=4

If you see they say that their 3960X isn't able to go past the 4.6 mark, they maxed it out on both boards and squeezed 4.6 GHz @1.4v on the UD3.
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im assuming youve tried reseting everything to default? clear cmos?

is the bios up to date?


My VRMs were giving me issues as well, but only at high overclocks.

here was what i did



note the small fan to the left of the cpu block.
worked like a charm for me, but it sounds like you have bigger issues than i did.
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For sure since it has IR VRM's but the UD3 should be able to handle that from the start:
Source: http://pro-clockers.com/motherboards/2474-gigabyte-ga-x79-up4.html?start=4

If you see they say that their 3960X isn't able to go past the 4.6 mark, they maxed it out on both boards and squeezed 4.6 GHz @1.4v on the UD3.

Yeah, the UD3 should, but my UD3 is faulty it would seem. What would you pick, UP4 or asus p9x79 (not the pro or deluxe)?
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For sure since it has IR VRM's but the UD3 should be able to handle that from the start:
Source: http://pro-clockers.com/motherboards/2474-gigabyte-ga-x79-up4.html?start=4

If you see they say that their 3960X isn't able to go past the 4.6 mark, they maxed it out on both boards and squeezed 4.6 GHz @1.4v on the UD3.
Which pulls 300W from the socket arrowheadsmiley.png
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