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Finally getting my UD4-B3 on Monday, a couple questions.

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1. Should I bother reinstalling Windows? (UD4 to UD4-B3)
2. Should I expect stability at the same OC settings?
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You can just boot to windows and it will install devices again automatically, and you'll have to activate again. However, the stock BIOS the board comes with is a bit unstable, so I HIGHLY recommend you do the following: (you could prepare the flashdrive in advance, too)

Flash to beta bios version f3d for best results. It's best to clear the CMOS after the flash by doing the following: (I HIGHLY recommend f3d, or whatever the last beta bios in the f3 series was, but NOT F3 final, as it had some bugs and would also cause windows to freeze on shutdown sometimes).

Assuming you're using a flash drive to boot to DOS and flashed with FlashSPI.exe: (you could use Qflash too but I always use a dos bootable flashdrive)...

Power off the PC after the flash
turn off the PSU switch
wait 60 seconds
Open the case and take a flat head screwdriver and short the two clear cmos pins for 30 seconds, by bridging the two pins with the screwdriver head.
Put case back together, turn on the PSU switch, boot, configure all of your new BIOS settings.
Save, exit and go back to BIOS at least once more to make sure your settings are acceptable.
Reboot the computer again and before you see the CPUID Post screen ID, hold Alt and F12 at the same time until you see the memory count. Then you can copy the main BIOS to the backup (this improves stability).
You'll have to power off after it's done, by holding down power for 5 seconds.

Then go to windows, choose reactivate after it installs drivers automatically, and you're good to go (after another restart).

Vdroop with LLC enabled is much improved over the B2. The real vcore (measured with a DMM) is around 0.02v higher than what you see in the monitoring software, when using Loadline calibration.
Edited by Falkentyne - 4/16/11 at 2:33am
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Excellent. Thanks for the info.
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Good luck.
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