Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: GA-P55-UD3R + i5 build...BIOS input?




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Way too far North
    Posts
    33

    Default GA-P55-UD3R + i5 build...BIOS input?

    Hi all,

    I thought I would put my new i5 and GA-P55-UD3R build on here, and get some feedback on BIOS settings.

    Here are my components:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-750
    MB: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R
    RAM: G.Skil Ripjaws 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600
    Video Card: Gigabyte GC-R485MC-1GI Radeon HD 4850
    PS: Corsair CMPSU-520HX
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB
    CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS10X Quiet
    Case: Coolermaster Storm Scout

    The stuff...from Santa Newegg in 3 days




    Picture of components in case (Do you think that CPU fan is big enough?)



    A little Storm Scout action in the dark while running memtest




    I will post more in a second on the build, and current BIOS setting.


    Cheers,

    Kim
    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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Way too far North
    Posts
    33

    Default Build

    I put the thing together to bare bones start-up (CPU+RAM+VC+keyboard+monitor), and it started up with no problems.

    I went into BIOS, and it looked a little different from the last Gigabyte board I did last month. I loaded optimized defaults, and saved.

    I ran memtest with a bootable USB pen drive, and both sticks of RAM passed.

    Thoughts:

    The Zalman CPU cooler is HUGE!!! And, it will move on you if you press against it. I found this out when I had to mess with a wire by it. However, it has kept the CPU temp at ~28C. Of course, that is with no HD or OS yet. It is quiet. Also, I had to turn the fan towards the I/O ports since it would have blocked what I though was RAM Slot 1.

    That brings me to the Gigabyte board...it a pretty thing. It has worked great. One thing to note that where you think RAM slot 1 is...it's not. That is RAM slot 2.

    The VC is...HUGE. I wanted a fanless card for the sound level, and in return you get a big card with pipes and grill. It's a big mean looking thing that takes up 2 spaces. I also had to put it next to the big honking CPU cooler. It runs warm. I'll know more about this in the future when everything is set up. I'm not a gamer so I think it will be fine.

    The Storm Cout case is wicked looking. It fits the CPU cooler...which is saying something for a case that is not nearly as big as my Antec Sonata or the Smilodon I used for my husbands build last month. Also, the case has some really nice case management, and a snifty cut out on the back in case I have to mess with the CPU cooler mounts.

    The power supply is way kewl. This is the first time I bought a power supply separate from the case. Modular rocks...and it's quiet.

    Next up:

    BIOS screen shots, and a request for tweaks from the experts.
    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

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Way too far North
    Posts
    33

    Default RAM...for the timings

    Picture of RAM


    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

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Way too far North
    Posts
    33

    Default Bios 1


    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

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Way too far North
    Posts
    33

    Default Bios 2


    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

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Way too far North
    Posts
    33

    Default Bios 3


    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

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Way too far North
    Posts
    33

    Default Bios 4


    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

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Way too far North
    Posts
    33

    Default Bios 5


    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

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Way too far North
    Posts
    33

    Default Bios 6


    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

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Way too far North
    Posts
    33

    Default Bios 7


    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

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •