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    Default GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4 (UD5) (UD6) heat sink



    I am very disappointed that the P55 chip with power ~5 watt! installed a huge heat sink which locks very useful PCI Express x1. GIGABYTE trying to sell more boards, even at the expense of their functionality - a disgrace.
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4 (UD5) (UD6) heat sink

    Can't realy tell with that angle, but if the card is not lower than the slot than it seems there should not be any problem and it won't block it.
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4 (UD5) (UD6) heat sink

    I own a P55 UD3 and I'd be very glad to have that extra heatsink connected via a heatpipe to the mosfet heatsinks, as they get very hot (over 60C at 4GHz, that's hotter than the CPU itself). Due to the heatpipe the "NB" heatsink helps cools the mosfets, which is a good thing as they need it for heavy overclocking.


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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4 (UD5) (UD6) heat sink

    This is right angle:





    Why am I forced to choose between the additional overclocking features and basic functionality if I buy a product of mid and top price level?
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    I noticed this too...

    It's almost like a "fake" heatsink. You could probably remove it.

    Honestly though....do you really need that slot? If you do, I guess it has to be considered.

    I will look at mine when I get home to see if changes were made. I didn't even notice this when installing my board.
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4 (UD5) (UD6) heat sink

    Simple example :

    GA-P55-UD4, 2x Geforce 260 in SLI




    1. Free PCI - Great! One!
    2. Free PCI Express x1. But for good cooling of first and second Geforce 260 must be empty!
    3. Free PCI Express x1. But heat sink blocked!

    Where are now installing additional expansion PCI Express x1 cards?

    Result: no PCI Express TV Tuner, no HiEnd PCI Express Sound Card and more, more others....
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4 (UD5) (UD6) heat sink

    X58-UD4P is the same, I thought all cards that fit those slots where way short anyway so heatsink in the way didn't matter?

    Guess I never see any x1 cards so I never noticed

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4 (UD5) (UD6) heat sink

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    X58-UD4P is the same, I thought all cards that fit those slots where way short anyway so heatsink in the way didn't matter?

    Guess I never see any x1 cards so I never noticed
    Many of x1 cards are short, but not all

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4 (UD5) (UD6) heat sink

    Ahh, so I see!!

    I think I was thinking of the Mini PCI slots on my board, I can use one of those imaged above in the PCIE x4 on my board. But I do see what you mean now with the above images issues! How could they overlook that?

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