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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Wishmaker View Post
P.S: My UD3R is REV 1.6.
Not sure why threw your board in the trash. You could of RMAed and got a X58A-UD3R rev 2.0 and wouldn't have to spend extra money on a new board or you could sold the ud3r for a cheaper upgrade.
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Originally Posted by KBcobra View Post
Not sure why threw your board in the trash. You could of RMAed and got a X58A-UD3R rev 2.0 and wouldn't have to spend extra money on a new board or you could sold the ud3r for a cheaper upgrade.
I lost faith in Gigabyte. It was my third REV 1.6 since I bought the first rig and they all work for a while and end up having the same issue.
 
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What issue did you have? (on all three boards)
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I has ud7 for sale

edit: saw your previous post about problems with gigabyte...
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post #15 of 18
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What issue did you have? (on all three boards)
Randomly losing 2-4 GB of RAM. Stripping the whole computer and checking each stick to identify where the problem lies. Constant reboots when overclocking. For example :

If I overclock above 2.8 GHz and test for max stability, prime 95 blend for 16-18 hours with temps within the safety net, the motherboard has erratic behaviour. Prime 95 says its fully stable, IBT, LinX, everything. What does this motherboard do? Well, if my pc is overclocked and I turn it on, the computer reboots 2-3 times before I get the post image.

You can imagine that if I turn the computer on twice today, the mobo will reboot 2-3 times for each turn on procedure. If I overclock with the Gigabyte software and click the normal presets, it does the same. I've contacted Gigabyte in the past and they had no idea what the problem was. I've sent them two motherboards, one 5 days after I set up my pc for losing RAM and that was with a Noctua cooler and not Venomous X. Some might blame the high pressure on the socket and indeed in some cases this is the issue. My second rig with an Asus RIIE has the same VX setup and never had an issue with losing RAM OR 2-3 reboots before post when overclocking.


I completely lost faith in Gigabyte products because :

1. I am studying my second masters in england, so one of the rigs is seldom used. My father turns it on everynow and then but when I returned last x-mas the computer failed to turn on. Basically, it broke on its own without anyone using it. So I stripped the whole thing out and took me 1 hour to troubleshoot it and finally starting the thing with the screwdriver worked. So I fixed my pc and left to england in january to study.

2. I came back last week and when I turned on my PC the post screen was showing 2GB of RAM. Yet again, nobody used this pc and it gets f-ed on its own. I rebooted a few times and then I get random bios messages saying my hardware config has changed, loading defaults. The defaults were corrupted so I ended up using the screwdriver method again. Furthermore, I saw burn marks on 2 out of 4 corners on my I7. The CPU was @ 3.6GHz fully stable with default QPI and 1.24-1.28 dynamic VID which is way below Intel's 1.35/7 max Vcore.


Long story short, this Gigabyte product sucks because:

1. Everytime I overclock, it reboots 2-3 times before it posts. I used the CPU I have on the Gigabyte in the UD3R on the RIIE and overclocks fine.
2. If I successfully overclock and am stable, I leave the computer off for a few weeks or a month, I come back home and everything gets corrupted at first startup.
3. PCI-E slots are horrible. my CFX setup chokes!



I spent 200 euros on this motherboard and never in my life I've been so disappointed. I opened my Antec 902 so many times because of this motherboard ... I can honestly tell you that in less than 15 minutes I can put back everything in my case and do the cable management. I am so trained ...
 
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*bump*


My RIIIF should arrive tomorrow or the day after. . I just realised that my Antec 902 might not be the best case for this motherboard. I had a look through the accessories of the board and as always, the longer multi gpu bridge is for SLI and not for CFX. Will the standard AMD bridges be long enough to cover the slot 1 x16 to slot 3 x16?
 
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post #17 of 18
maybe thats why they came out with a rev 2.0.
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post #18 of 18
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Alright, my replacement is here and up and running. I cannot compare these two motherboards. Its like two different generations.

  • The UD3R

  • The Rampage III F

  • I am not very happy with Asus QC



The first pic shows bent pins and the second the X-FI chip is crooked !!!
  • VX cooler on. This cooler needs not be at max pressure because it breaks sockets. For more look here


  • Finally some breathing space for my CFX setup. The UD3R was horrible!! The cards were choking!!
 
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