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Just watch this.

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Yeah I've seen that. I've also noted several bios updates and different board with different things going on.


I think on this it's just best to use the ol "wait and see" method.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared;11938147 
lol how much did you get? smile.gif

I guess you could argue that you're still using the turbo frequency on the Gigabyte board - however instead of it being turbo its locked in and doesn't down clock.

That's the way I'm reading it anyways.

I'll find out soon enough since I happened to buy a Gigabyte mobo smile.gif

Sold it to El Gappo, and for that reason I went with a modest $300. I love El Gappo, I stalk that guy religiously.

If indeed Gigabyte's boards are able to be "locked" at a given frequency, then what that "probably" means is that the rest of the squads boards will be able to do it to, EVENTUALLY with bios updates. Really just need some concrete proof of the Gigabyte being able to keep a constant speed, voltage, and ratio, which we should have by Tuesday if some people overnight their stuff( which I'm sure MOST actually will. )
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Indeed, it's all new and there is so much info out there it's hard to know whats true, what isn't, and what's current.
    
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From my take after talking to HQ last night (gigabyte) is that they are trying very hard to make sure that turbo doesn't work and that you can OC without it. They are aware of turbo going crazy, so they have given you the option to disable it, well while it works partially, the multiplier doesn't bounce around at all, if you use a program like TMonior the multi is still very low, so turbo is still in effect. That is what happens on my UD7 nd the UD5, supposedly on the UD4 the multiplier doesn't drop to 16x it stays at whatever you set it to, when i publish my OC guide i will make it very clear.

BTW no official BIOS has been rleased for any board, so don't freak out.
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So the UD4 is good to go?

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post #27 of 30
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Many interesting responses. I saw in several reviews that it was Turbo only OCing, but wanted OCN's opinion on this to see if I missed any details.

Good to see Gigabyte trying to get around this problem and giving us back base overclocking instead of this Turbo only non sense.

At least we can set the CPU TDP and Turbo OC speed to all cores in the BIOS. That way turbo pretty much lasts forever at max OC even if it's only one core at load or four cores. At least that's what I've read.

Wonder if Bulldozer will limit OCing and perform similarly to SB.
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post #28 of 30
ok so i retook a look at my UD7, seems like tmonitor is just a POS, with turbo and everythign disabled on my UD5 and i7 930 it also shows the same multiplier decrease.

YOU CAN OC WITHOUT TURBO ON GIGABYTE P67A boards 100% confirmed. It might still be turbo, BUT the multiplier doesn't decrease. I tested with super pi for ecciceincy, b/c it doesn't take cores to 100% or even 50% to enabled turbo, with turbo scores are a bit lower.
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So the ud4 should be effective for overclocking, AND won't down throttle?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin0822;11942503 
ok so i retook a look at my UD7, seems like tmonitor is just a POS, with turbo and everythign disabled on my UD5 and i7 930 it also shows the same multiplier decrease.

YOU CAN OC WITHOUT TURBO ON GIGABYTE P67A boards 100% confirmed. It might still be turbo, BUT the multiplier doesn't decrease. I tested with super pi for ecciceincy, b/c it doesn't take cores to 100% or even 50% to enabled turbo, with turbo scores are a bit lower.

Might be looking at Gigabyte boards then. I really liked the Biostar board for $130 at MicroCenter. I'm sure it's VRMs weren't up to par compared to ASUS or MSI, but for $130, you get the LED readout and Onboard Power/Reset switch. Too bad there aren't reviews out for the Gigabyte boards like the ASUS boards which have all been reviewed.

So any Gigabyte, UD3, 4,5, 6 and 7 boards can overclock the base clocks? You're part about confirmed base clocks OCing say it isn't Turbo, but it is LIKE Turbo. Care to explain?

If the Multipliers don't drop, then how is it close to Turbo since it's not downclocking the multipliers? Is it lowering the bus speed from 100?
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