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well for previous platforms they were a huge part of the picture, but now that there is really no blck, its all in the CPU, and the mobo just needs to supply power.

The LLC should be getting better and better on the P67 boards as well
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Sin GREAT review, its a big reason why I went with the UD7 for my very first build.
Here's what I just finished building:

i7 2600k
Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3
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2 EVGA GTX 580 Superclocked
Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1T Hard Drive
Corsair Performance 3 Series 128GB
Corsair CMPSU-1200AX
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
HAF 932

Here's my problem/s: The PC DOES post and everything seems fine but sometimes when it reaches the GA logo screen it shuts down and restarts on its own. On the restart its fine and I can navigate the BIO's normally. I haven't attempted to install the OS yet because I want to figure this problem out first.
Also when I hit the reset button the PC shuts down completely (not like my other PC's where you can hear the fans still spinning and does not shut down completely) for couple of seconds then restarts. Is this normal? A couple of times though it did restart in the way I'm used to...
Another thing I noticed is my RAM is listed in the BIOS as 1333MHz 9-9-9-24 but its specs are 1600MHz 7-8-7-24. I don't understand this...

Is there an easy to follow guide somewhere to assist in BIOS set up for the P67A-UD7-B3 for a noob like me? It's pretty daunting staring at all those screens....I know, I know stop laughing...
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thanks for the review!

I am a newbie at overclocking and had some simple questions for you guys. I am running: gigabyte p67a-ud3
i5 2500k
hyper 212+ cooling

I initially went up to 4.5 ghz (only the multiplier changed), and it auto increased the voltage to 1.325 and now I believe it is stable. Why does the guide suggest that I lower the voltage and then run stability tests? What does that do and what are the potential benefits?
Also, what stability tests do you guys recommend? (I am currently running prime blend for a couple of hours. I dont know if that is sufficient. My temperatures at 4.5 Ghz hit about 57 degrees Celsius max) Thanks!
Also, in CPU-Z the Core voltage reads 1.068V. Isn't it supposed to be 1.325V like in my Bios?

Edit: Sry updated info. Let me know if there is missing information for my system
Edited by bonedout - 3/21/11 at 7:44pm
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@ bonedout please go here and fill this in. http://www.overclock.net/specs.php It would help us help you.
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I went with the p67-ud4-b3 for my build, I am installing the parts as we speak and was wondering if I am going to have to do any updates to the BIOS or have a RAID driver ready to be booted of an USB in order to install by 2x 160GB Velociraptors in Stripped mode. I looked on the gigabyte website and couldn't find any software designated specifically for RAID.
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Sin GREAT review, its a big reason why I went with the UD7 for my very first build.
Here's what I just finished building:

i7 2600k
Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600MHz 2X4GB
2 EVGA GTX 580 Superclocked
Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1T Hard Drive
Corsair Performance 3 Series 128GB
Corsair CMPSU-1200AX
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
HAF 932

Here's my problem/s: The PC DOES post and everything seems fine but sometimes when it reaches the GA logo screen it shuts down and restarts on its own. On the restart its fine and I can navigate the BIO's normally. I haven't attempted to install the OS yet because I want to figure this problem out first.
Also when I hit the reset button the PC shuts down completely (not like my other PC's where you can hear the fans still spinning and does not shut down completely) for couple of seconds then restarts. Is this normal? A couple of times though it did restart in the way I'm used to...
Another thing I noticed is my RAM is listed in the BIOS as 1333MHz 9-9-9-24 but its specs are 1600MHz 7-8-7-24. I don't understand this...

Is there an easy to follow guide somewhere to assist in BIOS set up for the P67A-UD7-B3 for a noob like me? It's pretty daunting staring at all those screens....I know, I know stop laughing...
Um BIOS's really don't have many tutorial, you just need to get used to how to use it. To OC you are expected to know how to use a BIOS.

But i can answer a few questions, first don't worry go ahead and install your OS, it wont restart in the middle for no reason. You have a POST codes display which displays numbers/letters while the computer is starting up. You want to watch that, if you try to install and OS and boot from the CD ROM then it will go all the way to FF. The mobo rebooting itself is part of systems check, it wont happen often, nor will it occur after the post screen.

The restart restarts correctly, lol, its a restart.

Your memory wont ever run at teh rated spec you buy, you have to OC it. 1333mhz is stock anything above is considered and overclock. One easy way to do this is just enable XMP profile in teh memory subsection of the M.I.T. menu.



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thanks for the review!

I am a newbie at overclocking and had some simple questions for you guys. I am running: gigabyte p67a-ud3
i5 2500k
hyper 212+ cooling

I initially went up to 4.5 ghz (only the multiplier changed), and it auto increased the voltage to 1.325 and now I believe it is stable. Why does the guide suggest that I lower the voltage and then run stability tests? What does that do and what are the potential benefits?
Also, what stability tests do you guys recommend? (I am currently running prime blend for a couple of hours. I dont know if that is sufficient. My temperatures at 4.5 Ghz hit about 57 degrees Celsius max) Thanks!
Also, in CPU-Z the Core voltage reads 1.068V. Isn't it supposed to be 1.325V like in my Bios?

Edit: Sry updated info. Let me know if there is missing information for my system
I said lower and test with intel burn test because you want the lowest voltage you can get while being stable.
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I went with the p67-ud4-b3 for my build, I am installing the parts as we speak and was wondering if I am going to have to do any updates to the BIOS or have a RAID driver ready to be booted of an USB in order to install by 2x 160GB Velociraptors in Stripped mode. I looked on the gigabyte website and couldn't find any software designated specifically for RAID.
have you ever setup RAID before?
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Um BIOS's really don't have many tutorial, you just need to get used to how to use it. To OC you are expected to know how to use a BIOS.

But i can answer a few questions, first don't worry go ahead and install your OS, it wont restart in the middle for no reason. You have a POST codes display which displays numbers/letters while the computer is starting up. You want to watch that, if you try to install and OS and boot from the CD ROM then it will go all the way to FF. The mobo rebooting itself is part of systems check, it wont happen often, nor will it occur after the post screen.

The restart restarts correctly, lol, its a restart.

Your memory wont ever run at teh rated spec you buy, you have to OC it. 1333mhz is stock anything above is considered and overclock. One easy way to do this is just enable XMP profile in teh memory subsection of the M.I.T. menu.




I said lower and test with intel burn test because you want the lowest voltage you can get while being stable.


have you ever setup RAID before?
I never had to install separate drivers or software for my 2x 500GB Seagate 7200.12s on my UD7 -- yes different drive and drivers and whatnot. Just an FYI
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yea because i don't have much experience with RAID but i thought you have to load the RAID drivers.
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hey guys, I thought I had a stable system at 4.5 Ghz and 1.295V but when I was playing Heroes of Newerth earlier I got a random BSOD. Does that mean that I have an unstable system? I tested the system with Intel Burn Test 10000 equations with 20 trial runs twice and there were no problems. What should I do in this situation?
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hey guys, I thought I had a stable system at 4.5 Ghz and 1.295V but when I was playing Heroes of Newerth earlier I got a random BSOD. Does that mean that I have an unstable system? I tested the system with Intel Burn Test 10000 equations with 20 trial runs twice and there were no problems. What should I do in this situation?
Run Prime95 Blend test for at least 12H. I prefer 24H for 24/7 stability. If it fails, raise Vcore 0.01V at a time until it passes. I've ran IBT for 24H just fine, but fail Prime95 Blend after a few hours.
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