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post #1 of 17
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First off, sorry if this ends up in the wrong section.

I have a UD3H and the overclocking on it is absolutely terrible. I wonder if this is a rare occasion and mine needs to be RMA'd.

What happens is every time I try to overclock anything at all and the voltage is wrong or some other setting is messed up, next time it cycles and tries to boot, if it fails the next time I enter the BIOS it will lock up and freeze. So I restart. Same thing, I get into the BIOS and it freezes. The only way to solve the issue is to hit the 'CLR CMOS' button on the board and try again.

This becomes really frustrating when trying new clocks or fine tuning clocks.
This only REALLY happens when voltage(Vcore) is played with, but sometimes when RAM is as well.

The CPU is fine, tested with another board. Using bios revision f17e I believe, will double check and edit if needed.
Flashed to an earlier version of the bios to see if problem persisted and it does.

Thanks for any help,
AaronMa
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First off, sorry if this ends up in the wrong section.

I have a UD3H and the overclocking on it is absolutely terrible. I wonder if this is a rare occasion and mine needs to be RMA'd.

What happens is every time I try to overclock anything at all and the voltage is wrong or some other setting is messed up, next time it cycles and tries to boot, if it fails the next time I enter the BIOS it will lock up and freeze. So I restart. Same thing, I get into the BIOS and it freezes. The only way to solve the issue is to hit the 'CLR CMOS' button on the board and try again.

This becomes really frustrating when trying new clocks or fine tuning clocks.
This only REALLY happens when voltage(Vcore) is played with, but sometimes when RAM is as well.

The CPU is fine, tested with another board. Using bios revision f17e I believe, will double check and edit if needed.
Flashed to an earlier version of the bios to see if problem persisted and it does.

Thanks for any help,
AaronMa

Look for the Gigabyte Z77 motherboard club...I'm sure they'll be able to help you

Edit: Here you go http://www.overclock.net/t/1239993/official-gigabyte-z77x-owners-discussion-information-support-thread-and-club-ud5h-ud3h-d3h-and-all
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Yea that must not happen unless your OC settings are way below stable. Are you sure your RAM isn't the culprit? Different mouse/keyboard?

What's your LLC at?
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The z77 ud3h can be very picky with memory, mine is just a daily driver since it is pretty flakey with memory overclocks. I have found that just leaving the memory at 1600Mhz will let it cold boot every time, but even a 2666Mhz kit that can pass stability testing while overclocked to 2666Mhz in the board, simply cannot cold boot again without being downclocked. Most of the time or the board will simply fail the overclock & kick you into the bios at boot.
    
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Thanks for the help guys.

Main thing isn't the OC failing.. It is the fact that when it does fail, the BIOS just freezes..

Using a new K/M combo now and having the same issue.

Not sure the LLC means much unless you think that the clock is SO bad that it doesnt like it.. But even when I boot with .010 under the voltage I can boot into an OC on, it will fail and the bios will freeze still.

EDIT: RAM is not the issue.. I have memtested and tried it in a friends board.. No issues there. (Granted it could just be some random thing like you said and it is refusing.) But no OC's on the RAM.
post #6 of 17
I have no luck with memory OCs on this board... caveat being Corsair Vengeance doesn't seem to clock as high as Samsung or Gskill Ripjaws

You can tell if your OC failed if the BIOS freezes or the thing boot loops

Are you plugging things into the MARVELL USB 3.0? Try without anything on the marvell usb 3.0.

What RAM? I've read Crucial doesn't play well with this board or other Gigabyte boards.

Are you using Windows 8? I was only able to go up 4-5 multipliers on Windows 8 , but that was before it was release version.

what BIOS are you on? F18 seems to be the best, F19e doesn't seem to save BIOs changes without clearing CMOS.

Download here for rev 1.0:http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4153&dl=1#bios
Download here for rev 1.1 (same thing but different rev of the mobo): http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4441&dl=1#bios
Edited by AlphaC - 5/1/13 at 8:33pm
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I dont want to deal with it freezing and having to clear CMOS EVERY time. I dont want that to be the teller if it is unstable.. That is SOO annoying in my opinion.
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Does it freeze if you apply "insane" amount of voltage for given a overclock? Try ~0.030 over what you usually set.
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Does it freeze if you apply "insane" amount of voltage for given a overclock? Try ~0.030 over what you usually set.

Now we are on the right track.. No, it freezes usually when I put less voltage than required.. but I know what voltage some clocks require, so I just use those.
post #10 of 17
OK. Usually when UEFI freezes due to low voltages, Windows will boot, but will fail any stability test. For some reason UEFI is often more stressful than Windows.

Is that the case? Does your Windows fail stability test?

And how do you overclock? Do you start from low voltage, and then go to higher, or vise versa? It's better to start from high voltages. I usually run 10 runs of IBT, and check for WHEA errors. If everything is OK, I keep lowering voltages until one or the other happens. Then 12-24 hours of Prime95.
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