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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 really weird noises coming from it

    Can I RMA my board when revision 2 comes out and receive the new one?
    Assuming there are revised boards, which tends to happen with Gigabyte, then I suppose that depends on how the Gigabyte warranty services are setup in your country.

    If support did acknowledge the noise as a "fault" and IF GB offered "advance replacement", then I suppose it would be possible to get a newer board at a later date, albeit from repaired stock.
    Then again, your board could go back and found to be NFF (no fault found), or even if the fault was acknowledged, you could end up with your board repaired or an alternative of the same revision.
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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 really weird noises coming from it

    Wait, you think they'd send me a refurbished motherboard?

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 really weird noises coming from it

    Quote Originally Posted by Corei7MAN View Post
    Wait, you think they'd send me a refurbished motherboard?
    I can't say for 100% for sure because I simply don't know. But I assume their warranty services are not unlike the rest of the industries, ie as with LCD monitors, Hard Drives etc, once you are out of the "exchange for new" DOA period (often 30 days here in the UK), then you either get your product repaired, or get the same product that has been repaired.
    When say your LCD monitor goes faulty after 6 months for example and you have a swap out on site warranty, you'll most likely get a repaired monitor.
    Same with hard drives - i tend to prefer Western Digital drives and have RMA'd a couple over the years and always got back "ReCertified Drives".

    Companies simply can't afford to scrap warranty returns and replace with new. Equally a large amount of hardware that is returned is NFF - it's simply sent back. This could be for a number of reasons, but no doubt customers not understanding what they have purchased and how to set it up is probably a factor.

    On a similiar Theme, there have been OEM's not being able to say replace small capacity Hard drives (under warranty), simply as the entry level capacity is always climbing. So it has been common for them to use a low level program and set the Max Size of the larger replacement drive to the capacity of the original drive - effectively not allowing you to have that extra space!
    Obviously there are programs out there such as MHDD and HD manufacturers utilities, that allow you to reclaim the whole drive capacity.

    The PC component market has aggressive competition and because of that nothing is wasted.
    I have no doubt that returned memory modules are hardware tested, for example CST Inc. Products: SP3000 DDR Tester, Eureka, Handler, Ez SPD, Clock Reference, and FREE DocMemory
    most are not found faulty, re-bined, tested, matched and packaged. For companies that complete all the SPD data a new date entered etc and then back into the retail chain OR saved as RMA replacements.
    OCZ for instance don't use the Date Field in SPD where Crucial's modules do and always appear to be upto date.

    This is why I have suggested on other posts where people are eager to RMA products, that they exhaust all other options first. Simply put, your replacement will no doubt be someone elses repair or NFF return. The only exception to that is if the product is DOA or developes a fault within a short time frame, ie usually 30 days here in the UK (seems to be the most common policy)
    Last edited by VorLonUK; 02-01-2009 at 10:29 AM.
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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 really weird noises coming from it

    Well then, I'm gonna sell this mobo.

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 really weird noises coming from it

    I bought this mobo too and had the same problem. Mine makes buzzing noises when I seek through a movie by moving the position slider left and right. I have tried different hard drives, disconnecting the DVD drive, a different PSU and even one memory stick at a time and yet no-way-jose. So I returned it to the retailer and ask for a straight replacement. The replacment GA-EX58-UD5 still makes the buzzing noises, which leads me to the conclusion that perhaps my retailer has got a faulty batch or that ALL boards are like this. I am not going to bother RMAing this one because I need a PC to get work done so I guess I'll live with it, but I am surprised that, in this day and age, Gigabyte does not test inductors and chokes for noise because nobody wants a buzzing PC!

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 really weird noises coming from it

    I have a ex58 ud4p with the slight ring from a noisy choke. This is a common issue on mb from all manufacturers. Mine was bearable and I really noticed a slight ring everytime I clicked on a link while surfing which would put a load on the cpu and bring it out of a powersaving state. Anyway to get it to stop try disabling CE1 in the bios. The chokes will ring when the voltage is kicked up on the cpu to bring it out of this lower voltage state. Noisy chokes are common and not something to worry about just annoying. Disabling CE1 I found to be a common solution to stop this and the power saved from the CE1 state is less than 6 watts when the cpu is idled.
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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 really weird noises coming from it

    Quote Originally Posted by DankBuddha View Post
    Disabling CE1 I found to be a common solution to stop this and the power saved from the CE1 state is less than 6 watts when the cpu is idled.
    Yeah I thought that tweaking the bios, especially clock frequencies, might be the answer since the dodgy choke might go into some sort of resonance mode at the current frequencies. I'll experiment tomorrow.

    I couldn't find the "CE1" setting anywhere on the BIOS of my GA-EX58-UD5 motherboard. What menu is that under on your GA-EX58-UD4P?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoox View Post
    Yeah I thought that tweaking the bios, especially clock frequencies, might be the answer since the dodgy choke might go into some sort of resonance mode at the current frequencies. I'll experiment tomorrow.

    I couldn't find the "CE1" setting anywhere on the BIOS of my GA-EX58-UD5 motherboard. What menu is that under on your GA-EX58-UD4P?

    Thanks

    Sorry, I'm a tard its c1e and its under the different cpu settings like where you can enable/disable turbo, h/t, eist, etc.
    Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P F10d
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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 really weird noises coming from it

    This problem has been discussed quite a lot.
    Its common for the UD5 series.
    It actually happens when a High powered video card is installed and the cpu energy saving features are enabled.
    Turning off C1 is the common fix as many have mentioned.
    It affects a vast number of these motherboards and is the choke component.

    For those who dont believe its from power draw over the pci express bus, try out a low end card, you'll notice the sound will not happen even if C1 is enabled. GIGABYTE are well aware of this common annoyance, and im sure the X58A series motherboards wont have this issue when they are released.

    I really wish I could ask some rma questions and similar topics about this (being a UD5 owner myself) but its against rules so I'll have to leave it at that.

    One thing tho, if you seal the chokes as some have done as the workaround for this problem, can it hinder cooling components around the choke, or does the choke loose cooling or need to be cooled?

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 really weird noises coming from it

    Hello, I too have had this problem and someone directed me to this thread as a reply on the Anandtech forums.

    This sucks and I sure wont buy gigabyte products in the future.

    Anyways another solution I found by messing around with settings was to change the CPU voltage from Auto (1.2555V) to Manual and set it to 1.2000V
    That stopped the buzzing from the Mobo.

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