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So I'm going to be building a SB rig, and Im going to get either the MSI P67A-GD65 or the Gigabyte P67A-UD4. Whats the difference? I did some research and the only thing I found was the SATA ports.... and of course the bios. Whats the difference, which one should I go with?
    
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Someone on XS went from the GD65 to the UD4 B3 and was quite happy. He didn't like that the MSI board either undervolted a lot, or overvolted with LLC, with no way to stop it from overvolting....
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I dont like the UD4 at all, so you might want to look for an Asus board or something
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I dont like the UD4 at all, so you might want to look for an Asus board or something
Whats wrong with the UD4?
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Someone on XS went from the GD65 to the UD4 B3 and was quite happy. He didn't like that the MSI board either undervolted a lot, or overvolted with LLC, with no way to stop it from overvolting....
I have owned both with the UD4 in my second Rig and the GD65 on my bench station. I had a similar experience with the GD65. Vdroop with UD4 with LLC on is only .01 - .02v and .04v with LLC off. The GD65 was .06v LLC off and added .04v when set. I ended up returning the GD65. The GD65 is definitely not a bad board, but it is harder to really push sandy Bridge.
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I have owned both with the UD4 in my second Rig and the GD65 on my bench station. I had a similar experience with the GD65. Vdroop with UD4 with LLC on is only .01 - .02v and .04v with LLC off. The GD65 was .06v LLC off and added .04v when set. I ended up returning the GD65. The GD65 is definitely not a bad board, but it is harder to really push sandy Bridge.
I dunno. As long as you compensate for the voltage differences, the GD65 is a pretty awesome board. I have no experience with the Gigabyte board, but I know that within a day I was able to get 4.5Ghz with 1.3v on my GD65.
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Whats wrong with the UD4?
Board acts like trash (even for daily use).
Boot loops, random crashes, hates my ram, buggy bios, buggy board in general.
post #8 of 10
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I dont like the UD4 at all, so you might want to look for an Asus board or something
I now have a ASUS P8P67 Pro board on my bench station and it is comparable to the UD4. The new UEFI of Asus is neat but it really adds nothing to the actual performance of the board. Both are good boards and good companies.
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Board acts like trash (even for daily use).
Boot loops, random crashes, hates my ram, buggy bios, buggy board in general.
I have never experienced any of those problems and I have owned two?

You just got a dud board. It happens even on the $400 high end boards!
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Board acts like trash (even for daily use).
Boot loops, random crashes, hates my ram, buggy bios, buggy board in general.
did you ever get a B3 board instead? new bios code, better llc, fewer problems with BIOS in general than B2, my UD7 is perfect for B3, i have both boards here and the BIOS improvements are significant, prob cause intel changed the BIOS codes. Anyways I have a GD65 here too, it has major problems with RAM IMO.
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