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Ok so I have yet another defective Asus product, and I'm going to RMA it and sell it off when I get it back. I just found a Gigabyte UP5 for $188 CAN on Amazon. Is this a good board? I plan on overclocking both CPU and GPU, not ram though.
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That board had issues with CPU VRM throttling while overclocking. I am not sure whether it got fixed or not.
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That board had issues with CPU VRM throttling while overclocking. I am not sure whether it got fixed or not.
I saw that, but that was back in like 2011 from what I understand. Can anyone confirm?
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According to some reports from 2013, the throttling should be fixed on newer BIOS versions.

The board is not without issues, but at that price, it's a great choice.
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According to some reports from 2013, the throttling should be fixed on newer BIOS versions.

The board is not without issues, but at that price, it's a great choice.
Thats what I figured. And hey, if I dont like it I'm RMAing my Asus sabertooth when the gigabyte gets here so I can simply switch out... again... pain in the arse but whatever.
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Well, moving things around is not the best option, but it's still an option. tongue.gif
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I still have the board since 2011. Bios has improved a lot over the years, but there is still a lot of work to do. Fortunately, there is a new revision (1.1), which is identical to the 1.0 revision - the advantage being that gigabyte is a bit inconsequent in supporting older high end boards (UD7 somebody?)

I do not recommend it at this stage - using the F5f beta bios, it works kind of stable (64 GB ram + this board = no go, esp. not when you want to use XMP). I have issues with the rear via USB controller, but that's a rare issue. With the current bios, my CPU is limited to 3.6 GHz in Turbo, overclocking is out of the question (but not a problem to me).

On paper, it is a great board with a lot of fairly unique features (enough sas/sata controllers to power...), but all in all, I have a spare asus board lying around for when it really gets on my nerves.
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I still have the board since 2011. Bios has improved a lot over the years, but there is still a lot of work to do. Fortunately, there is a new revision (1.1), which is identical to the 1.0 revision - the advantage being that gigabyte is a bit inconsequent in supporting older high end boards (UD7 somebody?)

I do not recommend it at this stage - using the F5f beta bios, it works kind of stable (64 GB ram + this board = no go, esp. not when you want to use XMP). I have issues with the rear via USB controller, but that's a rare issue. With the current bios, my CPU is limited to 3.6 GHz in Turbo, overclocking is out of the question (but not a problem to me).

On paper, it is a great board with a lot of fairly unique features (enough sas/sata controllers to power...), but all in all, I have a spare asus board lying around for when it really gets on my nerves.
Now see, this is what I was looking for before the board shipped. Oh well, I guess I'll sell it if I cant get my processor to the GHz I want it at. Is overclocking possible?
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It runs the C6xx chipset rather than X79, which may be to blame for the poor support.

I think Gigabyte is the leader of 1155 boards (idka 1150), my UP7 being far and away the best of the bunch I own/owned.
For X79, tho, Asus has been the best, the RIVE (not the disappointment that's the RIVBE) is the king, and the Deluxe/Premium and WS all fill their respective niches perfe ctly.
   
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