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    Default EX58-UD4P, 2 Questions!

    These questions are for those who have recently purchased a EX58-UD4P motherboard.

    1 - Where did you buy it and what version of BIOS did your motherboard come with from the retailer.
    I want to get a D0 step i7 920 and this motherboard and I don't want to run into BIOS revision problems!

    2 - A recent review here on TweakTown for this motherboard says that it doesn't have any eSATA support. It's my understanding that this board comes with and adapter for two eSATA devices. Who's right?

    Edit Update: May 16, 2009 10:55 am Local,

    I asked this question in another forum and the response I received from someone who asked GIGABYTE this was:

    If you purchased a current inventory retail boxed GA-EX58 series model motherboard, the BIOS should already be updated for the D0 stepping processor. If not, you will need to use the older C0 stepping processor to boot and update the processor before installing the D0 stepping.

    So you can see my confusion!
    Last edited by mtwieck; 05-16-2009 at 10:59 PM. Reason: Update:

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    Default Re: EX58-UD4P, 2 Questions!

    I can't answer question 1 for sure, however the answer to question two, from reading the description on scan.co.uk (any other web retailer is good, I'm not endorsing this one TM) says that it does indeed come with the same e-SATA backplate that came with my EP45-UD3P.

    According to the page for your mobo on the Gigabyte site, BIOS F6 has an entry which says :"ntelŪCore™ i7 processor D-0 stepping support". The BIOS is dated 26/2/2009, so as long as your motherboard was manufactured after mid february, it should be fine. The only way to check this is to contact the retailer and ask them if they can find out for you.

    I dug out my mobo box for you to see if it states BIOS revision, and it doesn't so it's doubtful the x58 box would state it too.

    Hopefully your retailer will be considerate enough to test it to find out. If you order both the D0 CPU and the board, stating you're buying them to work together you will have more amunition to get a resolution if the board doesn't support D0.

    Failing that, the only other thing to do would be to borrow a c0 920 and flash to the latest BIOS with that. Bit of a pain in the bum tho.
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    Default Re: EX58-UD4P, 2 Questions!

    I heard that all mobos will boot with a D0, but a BIOS update is needed for it to fully recognize it.
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    Default Re: EX58-UD4P, 2 Questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by fatguy1992 View Post
    I heard that all mobos will boot with a D0, but a BIOS update is needed for it to fully recognize it.
    I heard the same...

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    Default Re: EX58-UD4P, 2 Questions!

    I have this mobo and did all updates. So far all is working well minus my esata port on my case.

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    Mobo: Gigabyte EX58-UD4P (NO Overclock)
    Bios: Sign EX58-UD4P F8
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    Power Supply: Silent Pro M600 Watt
    OS: Vista Home Premium
    Last edited by avi0707; 05-31-2009 at 12:51 PM. Reason: put my pc specs on

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    Default Re: EX58-UD4P, 2 Questions!

    Haven't heard anyone having issues with D0 stepping and the UD4P, and I definitely have eSATA.
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    Default Re: EX58-UD4P, 2 Questions!

    Demonsavatar where ya get EX58-UD4P BIOS F9a?

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    Default Re: EX58-UD4P, 2 Questions!

    i just updated to EX58-UD4P BIOS F9a and now it freezes in my computer folder until i disconnect. Cant be the esata port on the haf case cause had it working on another build. Where are you connecting the esata wire on the blue or the white ports on mobo>?

    using vista 64bit

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    Default Re: EX58-UD4P, 2 Questions!

    Quote Originally Posted by avi0707 View Post
    i just updated to EX58-UD4P BIOS F9a and now it freezes in my computer folder until i disconnect. Cant be the esata port on the haf case cause had it working on another build. Where are you connecting the esata wire on the blue or the white ports on mobo>?

    using vista 64bit
    Sorry about slow response, been out of town on vacation :)

    I have my eSATA ports connected to the white ports, which are controlled by the Gigabyte GBB36X controller. When I first connected my eSATA hard drive, it did not work.

    To get it to work, first I had to enable AHCI mode in the BIOS for the Gigabyte RAID Chip and then install the Gigabyte RAID drivers in Windows, which are available from the Gigabyte website (Make sure you get the ones for your operating system).

    My eSATA drive is properly recognized as a removable device now.

    I'm also running Vista64 also, so it should work the same for you.
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    24/7 OC: 21x183Mhz = 3.84Ghz @ stock Vcore/QPI voltages
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