Originally Posted by owcraftsman
You will not find an X02 for the UD5 the GIGABYTE Latest Beta BIOS
<< linked is F8a. If it's anything like the X05 which is fir my board the OC I'd stay away from it. Maybe someone with your board can chime in and tell us what the best one going is for the UD5H.
For such a low clock I recommend you set optimized defaults save and exit and go back in change the multi (x43) and vcore (1.250v) only no other changes and save and exit. Reboot to windows and retest/stress with Aida64.
Your Adia64 setting should look like the image below. make sure to check the same boxes and click on preferences and change amount of memory to use per thread to 1Gb for proper testing.
Got it about the BIOS. From my reading of the Z87X thread, F7 seems to yield reasonable success without issues--but, if anyone knows better, please do chime in!
OK, so I ran did that (43x + 1.250V after optimized defaults) and AIDA64 passed for 10 minutes!
I'll run it for longer tonight to see if it is really stable. Out of curiosity, I tried Prime95 and it crashed within 5 seconds. You're right--there is some confusion! For what it's worth, on all my overclocks that failed in P95, I never had BF3 (a pretty CPU-intensive game) crash, even if I gamed for hours (while P95 crashed in minutes). Hmmm...the plot thickens!
If AIDA64 is the one (even though it is Intel's recommendation for stress testing), man, I need to hurry up as I might only have a week or two left on that evaluation period, haha.
Thank you for the help--really! I would've never tried AIDA64, but I do have good feelings now...I'll see if it AIDA64 means BF3-stability in the next few days,