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    Hello,

    I own a gigabyte 790FXTA UD5 and I am really very happy with it. i am about to build a new rig though (the current goes to my nephew) and I would like to buy the X58 UD7. I already have the CPU (i7 980x) and the HDDs, 1 SSD crucial c300 256GB SATA 6Gbs and 4 Samsung spinpoint F3 2TB (for RAID 10 array).

    Ok, I have one concern, I have read a few threads (at tom's hardware and anandtech) that there was a pb with the crucial SSD and the SATA 6Gbs on the board (firmware issues I beleive). Is it true or has it been fixed?

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    What do you mean by PB, problem? If so, no there isn't any problems, what you read was likely user error or lack of knowledge if you meant posts by normal users.

    There is some negativity on 6GB/s SSD's in general due to some firmware issues though, but this is expected with such a new drive. It works fine though, but not sure what your concern is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    What do you mean by PB, problem? If so, no there isn't any problems, what you read was likely user error or lack of knowledge if you meant posts by normal users.

    There is some negativity on 6GB/s SSD's in general due to some firmware issues though, but this is expected with such a new drive. It works fine though, but not sure what your concern is?
    Yeah, I meant problem, sorry about that. I could have been clearer or at least add a link. This is what I found (user's comment at newegg)

    Pros: I can't think of any.

    Cons: The first issue is that I can't boot it with a USB keyboard at all. I'm using a Saitek Eclipse II and it just doesn't work. I have two more Saitek keyboards and none of them work. I have to plug in an old keyboard to get the thing to boot and then I plug in my USB keyboard in order to use it. For $350+ I just can't live with this issue.
    I have tried all different settings in the BIOS as well as all of the other BIOS versions available and noting worked.

    I specifically went with this motherboard to take advantage of my new SATA 6/gbs Crucial C300 SSD. It doesn't work right on this board either. It takes forever to boot up and it hangs. I did some research and I am not the only one with these problems with this motherboard.

    Other Thoughts: I would imagine it would be fine if it worked right. I will stick with ASUS as I never had any issues with their boards.
    I did find similar comments about this on different forums. I was wondering if it was an issue specific to the gigabyte board. It is expensive material so I'd like to be sure before buying it. Although, if in your opinion it sounds like a firmware problem then disregard it as it will most certainly be fixed with the next update.

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    Ahh well they may just be used to a much faster booting board, Gigabyte boards do boot slower than many others by default. This is will all of them, not X58 alone or with a 6GB/s SSD.

    No the issue I mean are what Anand has found in general with all 6GB/s SSD's out now, recovering from large erases and write times not cleaning up very well when disk is full or has just been trimmed, they just need more firmware progress is all. Yes I assume things will get fixed in a firmware update, but it might take as few though. You can always look in the Crucial Forum if you have not already, plenty of users there using these and posting issues too of course (But there is plenty with no issues and UD7 too). Let me know if you need a link.

    I personally do not have one of these yet, but when I do get one I would be using it on the Intel chip anyway because the Marvell drivers are just not as fast from most tests I have seen anyway. So no need to use these ports just yet I don't think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Ahh well they may just be used to a much faster booting board, Gigabyte boards do boot slower than many others by default. This is will all of them, not X58 alone or with a 6GB/s SSD.

    No the issue I mean are what Anand has found in general with all 6GB/s SSD's out now, recovering from large erases and write times not cleaning up very well when disk is full or has just been trimmed, they just need more firmware progress is all. Yes I assume things will get fixed in a firmware update, but it might take as few though. You can always look in the Crucial Forum if you have not already, plenty of users there using these and posting issues too of course (But there is plenty with no issues and UD7 too). Let me know if you need a link.

    I personally do not have one of these yet, but when I do get one I would be using it on the Intel chip anyway because the Marvell drivers are just not as fast from most tests I have seen anyway. So no need to use these ports just yet I don't think.
    Ok, thanks for the info.

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    Anytime!

    Are you buying now, or in a while? Just wondered, if I get one myself I will let you know how it works out.

    Do keep in mind though, once firmware and drivers get updated the marvell ports will likely out perform the Intel ones, just isn't fully there yet is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Anytime!

    Are you buying now, or in a while? Just wondered, if I get one myself I will let you know how it works out.

    Do keep in mind though, once firmware and drivers get updated the marvell ports will likely out perform the Intel ones, just isn't fully there yet is all.
    I don;t think that I am going to buy it at all. My first choice regarding the MB was the EVGA X58 Classified (4 or 3 way SLI/Xfire) but it didn't have SATA 6Gbs. Gigabyte was the only choice but now, a user at overclock.net pointed me here: Your Ultimate Gaming Stop . I think that I will get back to ASUS this time around. Thanks for the help though.

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    Ahh OK, well enjoy your new board no matte what you end up getting!

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    Hi guys, I have a little problem here with a GA-EP45-UD3LR board. The problem is it will not post with 4 dimms occupied with OCZ2FX11502GK memory (ALL are 1gig modules). Now the reason I bought the board is so I could run these modules at their rated speed...Not to be. I have the latest bios F10 and have set the voltage MCH CORE 0+.2 (1.3)...Dram up 0+.3 (2.1v). That allows to post with one dimm occupied. Now here is the problem...If I place all 4 rams in.......The machine will not post, just keeps powering on/off. If I take out slot 3 the machine will post. If I put it back in and remove only slot 2, the machine just keeps powering on off again. So me thinks slot three is dodgy. But if I put one stick only in slot three the machine posts. Even tho I have lowered the spd to 1000 or even 800 with everything else set to auto except the timings 5-5-5-18 @2.1v the machine refuses to post. So here is my question.....Is there a known issue with the memory controller with all 4 dimms occupied or could the board be defective?

    I am thinking about RMA but the thing that has thrown me is that the machine will post regardless of what dimm (1 module only) I try......Just not with all 4.....


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    Thanks in advance for any insight to this issue.

    Memtest no problems with the ram.

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    Please make a new thread with this issue, that way we can keep track of what you have tried and what all has been discussed already.

    Sounds to me like you just need proper settings is all. Please copy your post and any new thoughts you might have to a new thread, then get a template from my signature and give us your current full settings you are trying and we will advise back.

    Thanks

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