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the mafia II demo has the benchmark tool
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OK I will run it, give me a day or so, I am very busy and my cards are in the SB system.
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Awesome guide!

Bought the 2600K and UD7 yesterday. Had been eying the Maximus IV weeks prior, but decided I'd buy the UD7 if the Maximus IV wasn't available the 9th (because I'm upgrading from LGA 775 and I've waited long enough). UD7 is the only flagship P67 available right now; i.e. only NF200 board. Other vendors blew it not releasing their competition on the 9th (spared only if they release it this week).

I still need to purchase memory. What are your thoughts on low-voltage (1.35v) memory for P67? e.g. G.SKILL ECO series.

Moreover, what would give me optimal CPU/memory overclock performance for UD7--higher frequency memory (e.g. 2133Mhz) or lower-voltage lower-timings memory (1.35v-1.5v, 1600Mhz)?
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If i were you i wouldn't worry AT ALL about memory voltage, you can push memory voltage just you can on X58 and P55 systems, over 1.8v. I would get a 1866kit with good timings, OR if you have the money get a nice 2400mhz kit and down clock it to 2133mhz and tighten the timings.

On P67 you can ONLY use DDR3, 800, 1066, 1333, 1600, 1866, and 2133 same for every board. Timings are important, but I think SB loves memory bandwidth, it wont affect CPu OC but it performs excellent with higher memory speeds, plus it can actually do those high memory speeds.

You made the right choice with the UD7, not only it is really easy to OC, but you don't need to worry about Turbo, and C1E, and EIST, your multiplier is steady what you set at all times, it just a sick motherboard plus it looks nice.

From what I have heard, they are having problems with the M4E. BIOS and/or OCing.
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Thanks a lot Sin for all your help. I don't have much time tonight but I appreciate all the help. I'll have plenty more questions though don't worry
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yea man NP, just PM me ill take care of you, same goes for anyone else with trouble or OC help needed.

But hey I don't work for gigabyte so don't take my word for anything official, but I will try my best to help you guys.
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yea man NP, just PM me ill take care of you, same goes for anyone else with trouble or OC help needed.

But hey I don't work for gigabyte so don't take my word for anything official, but I will try my best to help you guys.
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Great, albeit somewhat ominous, answer .
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Nice review sin

Its really informative!!

btw what do you think about UD4? How do you compare UD5 and UD4? Is it worth spending extra on UD5?
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