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there is another vid. under Suggestions when Gary is talking how proud he is of the new future ..fan contols and how quick you can boot..if you disable Marvell controller lol
He has been missing in action since the bios fiasco,hope they get back on track with the bios or this will be my last asus mb
    
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I was really leaning towards a Asus because of the integrated bluetooth support, but this has me worried. Are there really boot up problems? My Gigabyte had no problems hooking up for me.
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I had a ud4 and returned it for the evo. I can say that the gigabyte as always had a much more stable CPU voltage.

My Asus bounces around a lot. They are very similar though both are great.

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I was really leaning towards a Asus because of the integrated bluetooth support, but this has me worried. Are there really boot up problems? My Gigabyte had no problems hooking up for me.
With GB if you have a bluetooth adapter GB has teh same control your PC from bluetooth and phone and internet thing its called cloud OC. But you gotta buy a bluetooth dongle.
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post #15 of 21
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I'm going with the theory that the 2500k & 2600K are fairly fragile when it comes to voltage. I am guessing that a lot of the motherboard issues we see reported are actually run down CPU's. I think Intel gave us an unlocked multiplier but didn't really tell us that 32nm is different has far as voltage and amperage. The power vs voltage curve could be very exponential and steep. My gut feeling is these CPUs are being damaged easily by overclocking. Until there is better history I wouldn't change any voltage or power saving features when overclocking.

The speed stepping and C states, I think are not there to save power as much as prolong the fragile 32 nm Architecture? These could be Intel's first CPU's with a definate finite lifespan.

So I ordered a Biostar H67 B3 board and a i2500. The way I look at it I saved $80 and when a 4.5ghz 6 core Ivy Bridge comes out it should drop right in no overclocking required. Now if the board proves unstable its going back, but with Abit engineers at Biostar I am hoping for the best. This will be my first non-overclocked rig in over a decade.
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post #16 of 21
just get w.e

roll a dice or flip a coin not hard man
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I'm going with the theory that the 2500k & 2600K are fairly fragile when it comes to voltage. I am guessing that a lot of the motherboard issues we see reported are actually run down CPU's. I think Intel gave us an unlocked multiplier but didn't really tell us that 35nm is different has far as voltage and amperage. The power vs voltage curve could be very exponential and steep. My gut feeling is these CPUs are being damaged easily by overclocking. Until there is better history I wouldn't change any voltage or power saving features when overclocking.

The speed stepping and C states, I think are not there to save power as much as prolong the fragile 35 nm archeticture. These could be Intels first CPU's with a defenate finite lifespan.

So I bought a ordered Biostar H67 B3 board and a i2500. The way I look at it I saved $80 and when a 4.5ghz 6 core Ivy Bridge comes out it should drop right in no overclocking required. Now if the board proves unstable its going back, but with Abit engineers at Biostar I am hoping for the best. This will be my first non-overclocked rig in over a decade.
4.5 ghz non oc'd six core? ok
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4.5 ghz non oc'd six core? ok
Ivy Bridge, which I read will be supported with the current 1155 boards I don't think that is too far fetched. If I am wrong I can always sell the CPU/MB for a few bucks. Time will tell.
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just get w.e

roll a dice or flip a coin not hard man
lol that's what I did, just trying to convince myself that its OK to go cheap on a motherboard, you never know it may be a winner
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Gonna have to say Gigabyte. Matte black PCB = win.
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