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post #11 of 42
whine problem was fixed by BIOS update as well as Rev 2.0. yes though they have more problems than UD5 and UD7 and UD9 which seem almost flawless. There wer problem with UD3 and SSD+RAID 1 HDDs, as well as the whine, but that was fixed, DPC latency issues fixed as well through BIOS update, which Gigabyte is phenomenal with.
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post #12 of 42
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post
whine problem was fixed by BIOS update as well as Rev 2.0. yes though they have more problems than UD5 and UD7 and UD9 which seem almost flawless. There wer problem with UD3 and SSD+RAID 1 HDDs, as well as the whine, but that was fixed, DPC latency issues fixed as well through BIOS update, which Gigabyte is phenomenal with.
Yea, i was saying the old revision cause that's when i heard about it. Haven't heard any complains about the new rev, didn't know some of those things could be fixed with a simple bio's update.

Now you got me kinda curious, do you know exactly what was the cause? not trying to be a butthole just curious.

Good to know they fixed it, sucks that they kinda had the crap end of the stick for a while.

Still would prefer the ud5 has a few extra perks. It's as good as any of the other top mid end boards.
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post #13 of 42
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alright, thanks for the reassurance.
seems like the GB MB's don't get much love/attention on OCN...
Really?? Look at all the owners thread. Its pretty much either gigabyte or asus.

I always had the feeling here that Gigabyte and Asus are at the top, then all the other brands fall under them.
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Really?? Look at all the owners thread. Its pretty much either gigabyte or asus.

I always had the feeling here that Gigabyte and Asus are at the top, then all the other brands fall under them.
Pretty much. But that wont last long
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no ASUS and GB will be on top for a long time. The new things GB is doing to expand their line is amazing. The G1 Killer boards for X58 are coming soon, kind of like a ROG thing just for gamers.

GB has EFI loader now, EFI BIOS will most likely be out by launch.
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post #16 of 42
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How does this board compare with the R3E, EVGA SLI offerings, or MSI's big bang fuzion?

My friend showed me a few boards (abov) that were the same price as my UD5 and now I'm starting to feel like I've been ripped off.
I'd rather have the UD5 than any of the others mentioned, and I have owned more than one ASUS X58.
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post #17 of 42
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what problem? I read around the forums. I have sen them clock better than R3Es, and I never seen UD5 problems.
one very annoying problem is the POSTing on my ud5...
POST takes about 45 seconds...

could be PEBKAC but i remember it's done this ever since i first assembled the build.
post #18 of 42
why does your post take that long? mine takes like 10 seconds. You need to use quick boot option, and enable quick OS and BIOS boot through the smart6 program, set hdd timeout to 0. You just need to tweak.
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why does your post take that long? mine takes like 10 seconds. You need to use quick boot option, and enable quick OS and BIOS boot through the smart6 program, set hdd timeout to 0. You just need to tweak.
i've done all of that already.
post #20 of 42
Wow that is so weird, because my boot time I just timed it really is under 10 seconds. I also do not use ICH10R in AHCI or RAID mode, I think if I did I woudl have to wait for the AHCI/RAID BIOS of ICH10R that is probably what you are complaining about.

FYI if the board keeps going to C1 post code over and over, that is the board checking out your system stability because your OC is more than likely not that stable.
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