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post #1 of 30
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Right now I have the UD5 and have no issues at all other that the bios...

Just wondering:

1. If you are even going to bother with the new stepping and just use the unaffected ports?

2. Same board and just get the newer version?

3. Change to a different board?

I guess this wont apply or be a option for everyone depending how and where you got your board from but since I got mine from newegg I can just order another one once they are available and then return the board I have now for a full refund.


I think if I decide to change boards I might go with the UD7 since it will only be about $50 more but Im sure I will stick with gigabyte.

Also is there any new info on the Z68 boards? Or is it for sure P67 will support IvyBridge after all???
Edited by whipple16 - 2/23/11 at 8:07pm
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I've thought about doing this, but I am still on the fence. I might try and hold out as long as I can to RMA the board and see what's out by then.
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I might just end up returning my UD5 and getting a very cheap P67 board and then upgrading to Z68 or whatever new boards come out when IB is released depending on how long we will have to wait for Z68 and/or IB
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Him well, my UD7 gave me a lot of BIOS trouble in the beginning when it came to OCing it was just sooo finicky and annoying. Since then i have resolved all issues. Although i think i will get a full refund from Newegg and end up going with the Asus Maximus 4 Extreme.
They basically are extending the rama period to 90 days , so i am hoping something comes out before then, this is my only rig. I HATE being without a PC!!!
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i have the same issue thats why I might go with a cheap board and then get a Z68 when they come out. Hopefully the timing works out in our favor for this!!!
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i have the same issue thats why I might go with a cheap board and then get a Z68 when they come out. Hopefully the timing works out in our favor for this!!!
Ugh.... yeah....The UD7 was just really weird, had problems with saving BIOS settings, anytime i messed with CPU PLL enable or disable or even auto when i tried to save the settings i would get a rolling reboot cycle sometimes for more than 6 reboots! Then when i would finally get back into BIOS, that would be the only thing saved and i would have to manipulate voltages and multi again. After i got my bench results for 5.0ghz and 4.6 i decided to just wait until the revised boards came out. Right now i am just using easytune 6, which is a lot more viable and easy on my patience than messing with BIOS right now.

Sometimes i would get errors on OCs that tested stable for hours in Prime95.
I still randomly have a problem when i shut down or restart my PC with the bios saving "real time ratio change" as enabled . I dunno just a really finicky and unstable board in my experience. Glad to see i am not the only one!
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If Micro Center is going to offer in store exchange, I'll probably do it, even though it's an hour drive one way. If they don't, I'll keep the board until it's time to upgrade, then RMA it and sell the replacement as a new board.
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If Micro Center is going to offer in store exchange, I'll probably do it, even though it's an hour drive one way. If they don't, I'll keep the board until it's time to upgrade, then RMA it and sell the replacement as a new board.
What is your RMA time frame looking like ?
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What is your RMA time frame looking like ?
Umm, no idea since that time will be at least 6 months from now... I'll have a new board before I ever send out the old one to RMA.
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Umm, no idea since that time will be at least 6 months from now... I'll have a new board before I ever send out the old one to RMA.
How is that allowed? Im confused , sorry ha ha , are you meaning you will take advantage of the warranty for the RMA replacement board?
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