I just got my new MOBO up and running and was hoping someone with experience with Gigabyte boards could give a bit of advice.
I picked up the Gigabyte UP45-UD3L as a replacement (P45 ICH10) , and I like it but also somewhat disappointed with it.
For example, with my old DFI board to do a 1600FSB OC was quite simple and effective, with only 3 changes.
FSB/DRAM = 333/800 FSB = 400 Adv Memory settings= More Aggresive
This left all voltages at stock with a 3.6Ghz OC, and RAM at 960 giving 8300Mb/S and stable.
This board involes a few more settings, many of which are foriegn to me (but figuring it out), and with basically the same settings it can only do 7500Mb/S on the RAM ..
Im obviously missing a setting somewhere. Any ideas?
The second point I would like to ask about, is about CPU voltage.
When its at all stock it lowers the multi and CPU voltage.
When OCd it will only lower the CPU multi. CPU Vcore stays the same, regardless of C1E & EIST being enabled. it shows this same behavior with auto vcore or manually set. (its set manual atm because the board want to set Vcore at 1.31 for 400 FSB for some reason when its fine at 1.24)
Is this normal for Gigabyte boards or do I need to change something else?
My old DFI still throttled it all even OC'd with no settings required beyond making sure they were enabled. (at least until it it started to die)
On the bright side, my SSD scores jumped by 10 points, and thats using MS drivers
overall the board isnt bad, especially considering it was a $90USD board.
So far seems to perform quite well.
I think I just need to get used to the bios as they are quite different.