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I need to figure out what board I will buy...
Asus boards are cheap, but you get what you pay for, I am consdiering the WS revolution, but that is in the UD5 price range.
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Your out of your mind. Gigabyte is King in terms of voltage reg. I agree MSI is trash motherboards... but this Asus I have right now is just as bad...





I would own another gigabyte right now if they're engineers didnt produce the worst heatsink/slot layout of the past 10 years.

Having 3x Pci-e 16x slots just to have the only 1x at the top blocked by a heatsink literally is the reason that I cannot use a gigabyte motherboard in my rig.

p67 so far as been a complete and utter disappointment/joke. Nothing works. For every single success story there have been 25 horror stories. I'm about to just scrap this and go back to my q9550.
What is the x1 slot at the top on the Gigabyte boards for exactly? I can't see any x1 card fitting with that heatsink still attached.

I hope I'm one of those success stories. I have a P8P67 PRO sitting on a table next to me for my brothers build. I guess the good news is that it sounds like it is mostly BIOS issues, so hopefully in a few weeks the mobo manufactures can work the kinks out.
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well they have pci-e 1x risers. but I do agree with that 1x slot is blocked by the heatsink on the UD5 and UD7, they did this on the X58 boards as well as others, I think its becuase they really do not care about PCI-E 1x, and want to provide more 16x slots in better places.

There are three solutions:
#1 buy a PCI-E 1x riser
#2 but a low profile 1x card
#3 use a 16x slot as PCI-E is interchangable.

But the M4X has pretty bad spacing, i think the p8p has better spacing. I think the UD7's SLi spacing is just fine, pretty nice and easy.
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post
well they have pci-e 1x risers. but I do agree with that 1x slot is blocked by the heatsink on the UD5 and UD7, they did this on the X58 boards as well as others, I think its becuase they really do not care about PCI-E 1x, and want to provide more 16x slots in better places.

There are three solutions:
#1 buy a PCI-E 1x riser
#2 but a low profile 1x card
#3 use a 16x slot as PCI-E is interchangable.

But the M4X has pretty bad spacing, i think the p8p has better spacing. I think the UD7's SLi spacing is just fine, pretty nice and easy.
Or... they could just not include that slot on the board to begin with, so they don't confuse the user to thinking they will actually have that slot available.
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Well actually take a look in the UD7 thread, someone bought a simple riser and it worked for his Killer audio card. a 5 dollar fix for all the *****ing.
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hey Sin ChiL has VRD12 PWM controllers !

did Asus use those? or they reused the old ones from their rampage series ><?
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post #127 of 130
no they had to use the new ones, yea I saw that they finally got it. ASUS usa marketing informed me that they used Chil control but they re branded it with their logo LOL.

not everything is perfect tho, for instance people report that the vcc doesn't drop when EIST drops the multi to 16x,
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no they had to use the new ones, yea I saw that they finally got it. ASUS usa marketing informed me that they used Chil control but they re branded it with their logo LOL.

not everything is perfect tho, for instance people report that the vcc doesn't drop when EIST drops the multi to 16x,
Well I haven't been able to play around with mine yet because my board is broken but I would assume it doesn't drop because they set voltage manually rather than the offset method. I think if you use the offset method it changes as the clock changes but I don't know.
post #129 of 130
no with EIST it should automatically downclock per DVID standards as well as SVID, because the processor has a set VID value for 1600mhz, even if you set vcc manually, that is how my GB and MSI board does it.
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You pay for quality. I got the p8p67 pro and it won't let me break things... I had the processor at over 90c out of stupidity and not watching close enough when playing with the overclocking on a stock hsf. I spent pretty much a months net pay to build my new computer plus part of another paycheck just to make sure I had the warrantys and support that I wouldn't be repeating a new build in a year or so. This is coming from someone who buys Snap On tools religiously... over 20k in tools and still buying. You pay for quality, plain and simple. Sometimes you over pay but you take the good with the bad...
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