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don't know what you mean, you mean Dolby Home Theater? It's useless. There's no point in that worthless application that can be downloaded free and when you use it you discover Realtek offers the same set of settings in the audio CP and i actually use it ... i am on a 7.1 setup
But anyway UP4's audio is not as good i would prefer a UD5 or UD7 if perfection motherboard audio is your thing

But, I can still use the home theatre software on a UP4 right?>
Cheers.
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But, I can still use the home theatre software on a UP4 right?>
Cheers.

Not sure but I think you can't, it has a BIOS layer or something like when I got Dolby on my board it was released alongside a new BIOS (FH) that added Dolby PCEEv4 support.
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Not sure but I think you can't, it has a BIOS layer or something like when I got Dolby on my board it was released alongside a new BIOS (FH) that added Dolby PCEEv4 support.
I see.
So, am I goingto be sacrificing good audio for cooler vrm's then?
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I see.
So, am I goingto be sacrificing good audio for cooler vrm's then?

I think you would see far more difference by going with a separate soundcard than between the two.
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I think you would see far more difference by going with a separate soundcard than between the two.
Thanks for the information.
ehhhhh.....I really can't believe my new mobo is overheating. Just my luck....has this even happened to anyone else?

Edit: Can I run these numbers by you?
My BIOS reports the following on system idle:
digital Vcore 79c
digital IMC 72c
digital DDR channels 74c, 68c
system temp 24c
CPU temp 28c
PHC (or something like that) 35c
Edited by BradleyW - 3/30/13 at 4:19pm
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70-80C isn't overheating for a VRM, but those numbers may not be accurate.
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70-80C isn't overheating for a VRM, but those numbers may not be accurate.

Yes, but this is during system idle. These figures could be double during blend test. The motherboard north area is way too hot to touch and I mean seriously danger hot! Time for RMA. I'm going to get a UP4.
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UD5 uses PowerPAK mosfets anyway so pick your choice. Except that UD5 (like the old UD5 i'm using) has 12 phase compared to a mere 6 phase (Strange they only put 6 a F2A85X-UP4 has 8!) on the UP4. Surely that will tell about the temps difference between them. None. But the UP4 is going to be more power efficient
Probably why your board is overheating is that it's got some VRMs on the underside

(They are using IR3567s for the controller)
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UD5 uses PowerPAK mosfets anyway so pick your choice. Except that UD5 (like the old UD5 i'm using) has 12 phase compared to a mere 6 phase (Strange they only put 6 a F2A85X-UP4 has 8!) on the UP4. Surely that will tell about the temps difference between them. None. But the UP4 is going to be more power efficient
Probably why your board is overheating is that it's got some VRMs on the underside

(They are using IR3567s for the controller)

Does the UP4 and UD5 have any VRM's on the back of it's board? Also, I saw a gigabyte advert online claiming the UP4 is 60c cooler on the VRM's compared to their Ultra Durable 4 boards on X79.
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Does the UP4 and UD5 have any VRM's on the back of it's board? Also, I saw a gigabyte advert online claiming the UP4 is 60c cooler on the VRM's compared to their Ultra Durable 4 boards on X79.

60°C's not realistic, just look at their testing methods:
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Up to 60° C lower temp. obtained using 4 phase IR3550 PowIRstage® with 2x Copper PCB vs. 4 phase D-Pak MOSFET @ 100A load 10 mins lab testing without heatsink IR®, PowIRstage® and DirectFET® are registered trademarks of International Rectifier.

Source: http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/312/ud5.html
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Intel Core™ i7 930 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R 2.0 Gigabyte GTX 470 SOC G.Skill RX 2x4GB 1600C8 
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PNY Prevail Elite 120GB Hitachi 7K1000.C 1TB LG GH24LS50 Noctua NH-C12P SE14 
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Windows 8 Pro x64 Lubuntu 13.10 x64 Samsung BX2250 Logitech Illuminated 
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Be Quiet! S.P. E⁷ 600W Fractal Design Core 3000 Logitech G300 AKG K240 Studio 
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