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    Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R
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    Video Card - Gigabyte GV-R485MC-1GI Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3
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    Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R
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    Video Card - Gigabyte GV-R485MC-1GI Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3
    RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600
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    Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R
    Processor - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz
    Video Card - Gigabyte GV-R485MC-1GI Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3
    RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600
    Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
    CPU Cooler - Zalman CNSP10X Quiet
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    Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R
    Processor - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz
    Video Card - Gigabyte GV-R485MC-1GI Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3
    RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600
    Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
    CPU Cooler - Zalman CNSP10X Quiet
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    Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R
    Processor - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz
    Video Card - Gigabyte GV-R485MC-1GI Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3
    RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600
    Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
    CPU Cooler - Zalman CNSP10X Quiet
    PSU - Corsair CMPSU-520HX
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    Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R
    Processor - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz
    Video Card - Gigabyte GV-R485MC-1GI Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3
    RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600
    Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
    CPU Cooler - Zalman CNSP10X Quiet
    PSU - Corsair CMPSU-520HX
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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD3R + i5 build...BIOS input?

    I have no experience with P55's yet but I do have experience with that particular graphics card.

    If I were you I'd direct a fan over it as soon as you can. Gigabyte must have been on acid the day they decided to make a passively cooled HD4850. The whole idea is rather stupid. With the stock actively cooled HSF, it idles at 70c and loads at 90c. A couple of reviews have had it fail due to over heating merely running 3DMark Vantage.
    "With the Gigabyte GV-R485MC-1GH, the card continued to run without any airflow in an ambient temperature of 26 to 27C at over 100 degrees. The maximum temperature we recorded on the fins was a finger-melting 98.7C and, according to RivaTuner, the core hit 106C during our stress test. We then left the card to settle down and we recorded an idle core temperature about an hour later of 62C, while the fins were a respectable 57C." [Bit-tech]

    You might have enough air flow in the case to get away with it, but keep an eye on temps all the same. the addition of a single 80mm fan on 5V (silent) can lower temps by as much as 30c.
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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD3R + i5 build...BIOS input?

    PCI Express Frequency should be at 100
    Base clock should be set at 200
    System Memory Mult should be at 10x

    This will get your ram at 1600 rated speed.

    Should enable AHCI in the bios.

    Check out gskills forum for a guide on tweaking that ram.

    Unfortunately, not many members on this board run this motherboard (why, I don't know). Maybe because its fairly new? I haven't gotten a lot of input on the board myself, so I've been just playing around with it on my own. Running stable at 3.5ghz
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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD3R + i5 build...BIOS input?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho101 View Post
    I have no experience with P55's yet but I do have experience with that particular graphics card.

    If I were you I'd direct a fan over it as soon as you can. Gigabyte must have been on acid the day they decided to make a passively cooled HD4850. The whole idea is rather stupid. With the stock actively cooled HSF, it idles at 70c and loads at 90c. A couple of reviews have had it fail due to over heating merely running 3DMark Vantage.
    "With the Gigabyte GV-R485MC-1GH, the card continued to run without any airflow in an ambient temperature of 26 to 27C at over 100 degrees. The maximum temperature we recorded on the fins was a finger-melting 98.7C and, according to RivaTuner, the core hit 106C during our stress test. We then left the card to settle down and we recorded an idle core temperature about an hour later of 62C, while the fins were a respectable 57C." [Bit-tech]

    You might have enough air flow in the case to get away with it, but keep an eye on temps all the same. the addition of a single 80mm fan on 5V (silent) can lower temps by as much as 30c.
    Well, with the whole case open, and me giving it the "hand as close to it as possible without touching it" test...it's definitely warm. After I get everything running, and the close closed up, I will check the temps. I have room for 1 fan on the side of the case if needed.

    Thanks!!
    Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R
    Processor - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz
    Video Card - Gigabyte GV-R485MC-1GI Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3
    RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600
    Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
    CPU Cooler - Zalman CNSP10X Quiet
    PSU - Corsair CMPSU-520HX
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    Default Re: GA-P55-UD3R + i5 build...BIOS input?

    Quote Originally Posted by bodean View Post
    PCI Express Frequency should be at 100
    Base clock should be set at 200
    System Memory Mult should be at 10x

    This will get your ram at 1600 rated speed.

    Should enable AHCI in the bios.

    Check out gskills forum for a guide on tweaking that ram.

    Unfortunately, not many members on this board run this motherboard (why, I don't know). Maybe because its fairly new? I haven't gotten a lot of input on the board myself, so I've been just playing around with it on my own. Running stable at 3.5ghz
    Thanks for the numbers.

    BTW, I'm DL'ing that version of Win 7 right now...how's it working for you? Any words of wisdom when I load it?

    Not to shock anybody here, but I haven't upgraded the OS on my home system since Win 2000 Pro
    Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R
    Processor - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz
    Video Card - Gigabyte GV-R485MC-1GI Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3
    RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600
    Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
    CPU Cooler - Zalman CNSP10X Quiet
    PSU - Corsair CMPSU-520HX
    Case - Coolermaster Storm Scout

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