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Does anything happen when you do alt+F12? Like a screen pop up? I just tried it, and the only thing that happened was windows failed to boot.

Yes, it prompts you to back-up the Bios!
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sometimes you need to use a PS2 keyboard. Only sometimes with USB does it work for me.
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Try holding down alt and f12 as soon as the CPU ID string appears at the top of POST. If you do it right, it will ask you if you want to copy the BIOS.
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post #64 of 71
just making sure, the only differences between the UD4 and UD5 are:
Phase circuit / LCC settings and cooling heatsinks
One PCIe x4 slot and two PCIe x1 slots [UD5] instead of three PCIe x1 slots [UD4]
Two more USB 3.0 ports in the back
One more USB 3.0 port in the middle of the board
Power/reset/clr cmos buttons on board
eSATA and 1394a ports (which noone cares about)
Do you guys think it's worth $70?
Does the phase circuit change the overclocking capacity of the board dramatically on air/water cooling (no extreme dry ice or liquid nitrogen stuff)?
Thanks! biggrin.gif
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post #65 of 71
Not many board has actually 24 power phases i know ud7 dose......
Edited by yoyo711 - 4/3/11 at 7:13pm
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post #66 of 71
I prefer Gigabyte boards myself, although I used to use Asus board and still think they are fine.

UD5.
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post #67 of 71
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Originally Posted by klil;12990035 
just making sure, the only differences between the UD4 and UD5 are:
Phase circuit / LCC settings and cooling heatsinks
One PCIe x4 slot and two PCIe x1 slots [UD5] instead of three PCIe x1 slots [UD4]
Two more USB 3.0 ports in the back
One more USB 3.0 port in the middle of the board
Power/reset/clr cmos buttons on board
eSATA and 1394a ports (which noone cares about)
Do you guys think it's worth $70?
Does the phase circuit change the overclocking capacity of the board dramatically on air/water cooling (no extreme dry ice or liquid nitrogen stuff)?
Thanks! biggrin.gif

i think its worth 70 bucks yea, but there si no reason for more than 12 phases unless even if you want to go subzero. You have to have very high clocks like over 6ghz to impact a board where it needs more than 12 phases. of course more phases add much better efficiency, and cooler operation. They also allow more stable output current and things that yes only subzero OCers need. All mobo companies overdo it, at least GB and Asus, and its because electronic power output circuitry that is being stressed as much as OCers stress it, needs to have redundancy/be working at much lower capacity to last years and years.
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post #68 of 71
One glaring omission on the UD4 is the lack of an onboard clear cmos button. Instead you get a jumper... on a $190 board! Shouldn't jumpers be a thing of the past at this point??? I guess you can easily overcome this by building a simple clear cmos switch... but still...

I was thinking about picking up the UD4 to save a few bucks when I go swap out my UD5 for the B3 board, but then I realized the UD4 has no clear cmos button, so no thanks.
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post #69 of 71
lol my g1 assassin lacks all buttons, a simple button fixes it, or a screw driver lol, just short em out. its not a big deal, its more convenience of course that is what you pay for.
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post #70 of 71
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Originally Posted by cmeeks;12990796 
One glaring omission on the UD4 is the lack of an onboard clear cmos button. Instead you get a jumper... on a $190 board! Shouldn't jumpers be a thing of the past at this point??? I guess you can easily overcome this by building a simple clear cmos switch... but still...

I was thinking about picking up the UD4 to save a few bucks when I go swap out my UD5 for the B3 board, but then I realized the UD4 has no clear cmos button, so no thanks.

The button on the UD5 is epic convenient. But one thing to keep in mind is that a button actually can fail with time. Jumpers last forever. But no one would ever press a button on a motherboard enough for it to fail...it's not like you're pressing a mouse click... That being said, I just flashed another beta bios into my UD5 and used the clear button...didn't have to get on my hands and knees to fish around my X-Fi for the clear cmos jumper like I had to do on my P5WDH (probably wouldve been faster to remove the x-fi instead of donig all that work...)

For boards that do have jumpers, they should put them in a VERY easy to reach place, instead of always close to the BIOS...but I guess there's an electrical reason why they have to be so close...
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