Originally Posted by LinkPro
Yep I get noise without playing anything. Technically I can ask amazon for a replacement but it has been sold out ATM and won't come back until 16th this month and I don't want to be motherboard-less for a week. So I opted for a refund instead and got the MSI in for a comparison.
And I just discovered another issue with it - crashing with all four memory slots being used. If I plug either pair (they're the same) into any position (1-2 or 3-4 for DC) everything is fine but as soon as all 4 are plugged in I get 5 BSOD's per hour, strangely never when playing games but just when casually browsing the web. After a quick googling it seems that tweaking the voltages may fix it but I'm not going to bother with that, if I paid 400 bucks for a piece of hardware I'd expect it to at least work correctly out of the box.
I also think you did the right thing to RMA it, I think it was defective.
Originally Posted by Fahrenheit85
Thanks, I'm going to do that. Last thing I want is any instability in my system. I want to make sure i'm 100% rock sold before I start OCing. Also it would be a jump from CAS 9 to CAS 11. Just wanna make sure im not swapping to a slower ram
Can I bother you with one more question? I used the 4pin header at the top, I think it was listed system fan for my AiO cooler fans, the thing was it wasn't spinning them up with CPU temp. When the fans are plugged into the CPU header they spin up and down without issue. Is there a BIOS setting im missing?
RAM is different, IMO just do this, run AIDA64 memory benchmark for read and write and copy and then write down the numbers, if you swap the kit run it again and see if you gained or lost anything.
YOu can check which fan header that is, and then go in the UEFI and disable fan control for it, disabling fan control should give you full speed.
Originally Posted by Derp
Sin have you had experience with other Z87 boards that aren't from Gigabyte? This small detail in Techreport's Z87x-UD3H review has me a bit worried. Have you noticed anything like this?
"When turning up the clock manually, we ended up at 4.5GHz, which required 1.25V to maintain stability under load. Booting the board at 4.6GHz wasn't a problem, but it took 1.35V to keep BSODs at bay. While we were able to get that speed stable under load, CPU temperatures spiked over 90°C and invoked throttling. Backing off on the voltage allowed the CPU to maintain 4.6GHz for a few minutes, though our load test soon brought about a dreaded blue screen.
On the Asus Z87-PRO, we took the very same CPU up to 4.7GHz using identical hardware. The CPU was running on 1.35V in that config, but temperatures stayed under 90°C. Throttling wasn't a problem."
I picked up a used maximus VI extreme from my friend, I always find tech report has issues overclocking with gigabyte motherboards. In what he wrote he worded it as if he had to use more voltage on the gigabyte, but in reality why would you need more voltage with the same CPU? There is something called the FIVR and it shouldn't require a different vcore board to board even if the boards have different VRMs. However microcode updates in the UEFIs seem to make big differences with required voltage, also it seems that each board maker reports things differently. If the CPU was throttling on board at certain setting and not on another at the same one, it would be wise to open a benchmark and see if they are the same, if they are then the other board is throttling but not reporting it, I have seen this on X79 with different manufacturers. However haswell only throttles for one thing really, that is temperature. Anyways I compared the UD3H and SNiper 5 and OC to the M6E I don't see differences in cpu overclocks or required voltages or any throttling for that matter.
I think perhaps he did the reviews or OC at different times with different microcodes in the UEFI. A different early BIOS can make pretty big difference in both scores and OC.
Originally Posted by mandrix
Anyone with UD5H having problems getting sleep to work? Monitor turns off but board keeps going. Power is set to balanced.
Last go around with Z77 it was quite a few BIOS iterations before sleep would work well for me with the same basic hardware setup (except RAM), looks like the case this time as well.
My boot times aren't very good yet, either. after Windows starts initializing it will sit at the start window a while before fully booting. Saw this early behavior before with Z77 as well.
Running 3 SSD's / 3 HDD's and like Sin says I have to wonder how they are managing things this time with less voltage.
Hopefully everything will get straightened out after a bit and get past the early adoption blues.
Hey there are a few fastboot options, one is even called ultra fast boot, have you tried it? Are you using windows 7 or 8? In windows 7 all my boards goto sleep and recover fine, I haven't tried 8 yet tho.