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Alright, I'm not so sure about other brands, but I know Gigabyte and Asus had their fair share of quirks and issues on the B2 mobos. Can anybody with one of the new B3 boards comment on whether or not they got their act together and fixed the issues?
    
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Which issues are you talking about specifically?
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On my UD5, for example, it seems I'm unable to overclock my memory without BSOD. As for Gigabyte boards in general, if you pull the plug from the PSU while the computer is off and put it back in, you lose your overclock settings on the next boot.

I know Asus had or perhaps still has their boot issues as well.
    
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My new deluxe b3 board still had hanging issues, haven't had them since after updating drivers and lowering my clock to 4.9.
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On my UD5, for example, it seems I'm unable to overclock my memory without BSOD. As for Gigabyte boards in general, if you pull the plug from the PSU while the computer is off and put it back in, you lose your overclock settings on the next boot.

I know Asus had or perhaps still has their boot issues as well.
They mostly fixed that issue with the B3. I even removed the CPU from the socket (was changing to another 2600k) with the PSU unnplugged, and when I plugged it back in, it was still at 5 ghz.
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my new b3 board has a few small issues. Auto Overclock doesnt work. ( don't care ). Had cold boot issues, which were easily solved by resetting the CMOS. AI Suite ( asus OC software ) doesnt sync up properly with my BIOS.
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post #7 of 11
My b3 board, no problems at all. Love it.
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmeeks View Post
On my UD5, for example, it seems I'm unable to overclock my memory without BSOD. As for Gigabyte boards in general, if you pull the plug from the PSU while the computer is off and put it back in, you lose your overclock settings on the next boot.

I know Asus had or perhaps still has their boot issues as well.
Pulling the cord and releasing power is like resetting the cmos.I believe the B3's fixed little tworks,imo
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post #9 of 11
my ud5 would barley boot over 5 and was nowhere stable but since i got my B3 maximus IV extreme i can boot at 5.3 and 5 is prime stable for hours.

i know it a different board but at least i know it wasn't my chip that was holding me back....
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post #10 of 11
My UD5 B3 feels more stable, but I think it's just due to the bios version updates.
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