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Pretty thorough comparison between UD7 and the Asus Board. I have been looking forward to a UD7/1095T combo (and requesting to join your list) but was slightly disheartened by some of Gigabyte's lacking areas. I've never owned a Gigabyte product and have felt that I wanted to swear off Asus (posting from an M2N32SLI that has given me nothing but fits since I purchased it 4 years ago).

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mai...90fxa_ud7.html

Any thoughts about the switch / upgrade would be appreciated. I've enjoyed reading this thread (time and time again)...
Welcome Fid,

I have the UD5 and couldn't be happier. This board is amazing and with the f3 bios does everything I have asked of it. I like you used to be a ASUS fan and can tell you both are good companies. Gigabyte seems to be (to me) the up and coming leader of the pack.

Whatever decision you make let us know how it goes for you. And good luck!

Tim
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Yup... I'm about to jump from the UD3H to the UD5 board myself. Selling my UD3H to a buddy who I am building a system for.

Can't wait to get it and set it up. I've read nothing but good things about this board.
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If anything you guys have drilled into my head, is the UD5 should be (more equally) considered.

It would make the case decision much easier.

Thanks for the replies.
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Does anybody know what the documented max safe NB temp is? I know everybody throws around numbers like 60C, but I haven't seen this number actually documented anywhere. The reason I'm asking is because I've seen my NB temp (assuming NB temp is TEMPIN2 in HWMonitor) reach 60-61C max during Prime95 runs.
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Bah, problems coming again. Got a lovely BSOD PFN_List_Corrupt error in Win7 64 last night. That's usually hard drive or RAM. I was able to test a couple drives, and Windows shat itself again, this time with Page File in Nonpaged area. Sooo, RAM went back to stock 1600 speeds (8-8-8-24 CR2 with 1.69 volts instead of 1.65), and I need to try Memtest to ensure this stuff is working with the board, because it worked fine for months on the previous MSI.
It's Corsair Dominator "Intel" RAM, blue spine heatsinks. Link is below. Part number for modules is CMD8GX3M4A1600C8. It is on Gigabyte's QVL list (exact number), so it should have been tested working with the board. I'll start some Memtest runs around middle of today, and see where that takes me, but any more ideas are welcome. It seemed to be doing fine, but got a Windows update....and it starts the crap all over again, despite the BIOS revision.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145267

This RAM kit was a present, so if they are indeed bad, an RMA process is sure to be fun, as I'm no longer in touch with the person who gave them, and I've had them, maybe, 3 months, and got them new.
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Anyone in here tried the SLI hack on this board?
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Bah, problems coming again. Got a lovely BSOD PFN_List_Corrupt error in Win7 64 last night. That's usually hard drive or RAM. I was able to test a couple drives, and Windows shat itself again, this time with Page File in Nonpaged area. Sooo, RAM went back to stock 1600 speeds (8-8-8-24 CR2 with 1.69 volts instead of 1.65), and I need to try Memtest to ensure this stuff is working with the board, because it worked fine for months on the previous MSI.
It's Corsair Dominator "Intel" RAM, blue spine heatsinks. Link is below. Part number for modules is CMD8GX3M4A1600C8. It is on Gigabyte's QVL list (exact number), so it should have been tested working with the board. I'll start some Memtest runs around middle of today, and see where that takes me, but any more ideas are welcome. It seemed to be doing fine, but got a Windows update....and it starts the crap all over again, despite the BIOS revision.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145267

This RAM kit was a present, so if they are indeed bad, an RMA process is sure to be fun, as I'm no longer in touch with the person who gave them, and I've had them, maybe, 3 months, and got them new.
Man, do I feel your pain. I wish there was something I could help with this but it reminds me of a discussion I've had with colleagues for some time now.

It's 20 'friggin 10 already. According to AC Clarke, we were suppose to be headed back to one of the gas giants for a second trip.

No... We still get Blue Screens (and camouflaged Blue Screens).
Windows (even safe mode) has no good diagnostics built-in for testing. Its back to memtest for hours hoping something shows up.

I'm just getting back from your journey where 7's event logs were less than helpful. But by golly they show connection back to the mothership and say I was genuine, 'cause, well ... that's important!


Best of luck tracking this down and let us know what you find out.
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*UPDATE*

Got to spend a cool 9 hours at work today...straight (no breaks/lunch). That was fun. So, get home, work on my car.....yeah, that's a bust (literally), too. FYI...potholes may make a car go airborne, followed by the breaking of front suspension components. Sen. Byrd....the state is better off without you.
Onto the computer: currently it's spent the past 4 hours running loops of Memtest+ 4.10, passing loop 3 now with zero errors. Timings are 7-8-7-18, CR2, 1.69 volts, DDR3 1600 speeds. I somehow think 7 is acting funky on this thing, or perhaps it's some oddity with drives. I've only checked two of those so far, and have 4 more to go (all 1TB or larger...oy). But, I doubted the RAM was bad to start with as I ran my old system a little while before the old board croaked, and it was fine.
HDD are set to run in IDE mode (my mistake when installing Windows, as I'd just flashed to F3 BIOS). I haven't had success in getting AHCI to work post install, although I've witness no performance difference between the two, unless when trying to load two or more things at once from the same drive; in which case it's more serially performed instead of everything loading more slowly. No great loss, if at all.
I am wondering if having "virtualization" enabled might have something to do with the BSOD, which I don't really use often, so it can be disabled. Onboard sound is also disabled, due to using a PCI X-Fi. Serial and parallel ports are also disabled to free up any IRQ oddities, although I've left both LAN ports enabled. I can start poking around furiously in the BIOS to figure things out, but I think I'll mostly have to wait a revision or two for this board to fully solidify. Still...this revision is by far the best in terms of stability and performance for me.

And thanks for the well-wishing, Fid....I'll try to keep everyone posted on progress as I figure things out.

Now to work the proc and RAM more under some Supcom!
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Does anybody know what the documented max safe NB temp is? I know everybody throws around numbers like 60C, but I haven't seen this number actually documented anywhere. The reason I'm asking is because I've seen my NB temp (assuming NB temp is TEMPIN2 in HWMonitor) reach 60-61C max during Prime95 runs.
Well, since nobody knew, I questioned Gigabyte tech support directly and here is the answer.



Seems a little high to me...Tator Tot said that according to the AMD white papers, the 890FX chipset NB can take up to 75*C. I'm inclined to just go with that number since 80*C seems a little ridiculous...
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My UD5 will be arriving Thursday from Newegg.

That is all.
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