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    Thumbs up Re: Is the Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 the source of a world of hurt?

    JonnyGuru and HardOCP both rate the MaxRevo highly, so that makes it a thumbs up in my book.
    There are only a few top tier 1200+ watt power supplies that get very high ratings from HardwareSecrets, PCPER, HardOCP, and/or JonnyGuru.

    The general psu recommendation is that for extended high output operation, any psu should be run at 80% (or lower) than it's maximum continuous rated power output when interior case temperatures are up to 40o - 50o (C). Your current psu probably has a five year warranty, so you might want to contact Enermax tech support to see what they might be able to do for you.

    Many/most Enermax power supplies have traditionally been priced significantly higher than other comparable top tier units.
    Good luck with your new psu, let us know if it helps with your system's problems.
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    Default Re: Is the Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 the source of a world of hurt?

    have you tried a stripped down setup? just one hdd/optical drive one stick of ram,one gpu ect?just to see if its still sluggish

    its worth a try just before you rma or replace the psu just to give you some idea
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    Default Re: Is the Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 the source of a world of hurt?

    Indeed I have tried a stripped down version with the same results. Today I am reluctantly ready to purchase the Maxrevo. My trepidation comes from not knowing with any certainty which part is the source of my woe. Last night I ran OCCT PSU test for 3 hours and got what appears to be an anomaly with the 12v. To my novice eye the other results seem to be decent. I've uploaded the results to my RapidShare account as this is the only web hosting I have available on a moments notice. I'd like to receive clarification and feedback related to these results and in particular the 12v result.

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    Default Re: Is the Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 the source of a world of hurt?

    i dont fully understand what that means,whats it say the 12v is in easytune? idle and under load? have you tried with another psu?
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    Default Re: Is the Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 the source of a world of hurt?

    To clarify your question I ran another OCCT PSU test for 10 minutes with Easytune running. Easytune showed minor fluctuations but remained at or around 12v. However OCCT reported basement figures with predictable spikes under heavy load but values never exceeded 5v.

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    Default Re: Is the Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 the source of a world of hurt?

    Rerun your tests using the 4.0 version of OCCT.
    Download - OCCT Website english Download links are at the bottom of the page.
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    Default Re: Is the Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 the source of a world of hurt?

    I was not able to view your message until now related to a network failure somewhere.

    Last night while on the way home I got the Maxrevo based primarily on the knowledge that the Galaxy is 4 years old. To be sure it was painful but now I can eliminate the PSU as the problem. Probably find some time on Saturday to install it and will report back shortly after.

    BTW, I just downloaded OCCT 4.0. What a dramatic improvement over the previous version. Real time voltages are right there to monitor during the process. Will run it while at work today.

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    Default Re: Is the Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 the source of a world of hurt?

    A brief update in case someone is or will be following this thread.

    Received the Enermax Maxrevo PSU. In one word, sexy. However it did not resolve the issues described above. I'm taking it well though as I just have to caress the Maxrevo's body with my finger tips and all is right. On an impulse I bought a new case, the Lian Li PC-A71F and some upgrade parts for it like a new top for a three fan radiator. In the middle of painting the interior black now. Flat broke for the remainder of month so no more parts for now. I did install the OS on a WD Black as was suggested earlier in the thread. Same problems. Also received a replacement RAID card from Adaptec. I will not be inserting it into this board though for fear of destroying it as happened to the last two RAID cards.

    So, I'm right back where I started, suspecting the mobo or CPU. My next step is likely to be the board unless I hear otherwise. I'll buy a new one, if it resolves the issue I'll return it and pay the restocking fee and RMA the problematic one. With the 79's on the hump I'm debating whether to relegate the Z68 to the bad memory bin. Anyway, will post the results of the mobo in 2-3 weeks.

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    Default Re: Is the Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 the source of a world of hurt?

    Pleased to report that replacing the mobo did resolve all issues but one. Disk access latency.

    I'm running (x12) 2TB WD Black HDDs and a SSD. The 2TB drives are slow to respond if I haven't used them for several minutes. I'm guessing that it it takes time to read all the data before it's available in My Computer and for some reason this info gets flushed out of memory. I notice the sleep function is set to 20 minutes. I didn't want to play with it for fear of prematurely wearing the HDDs out. Once I did as a test and it did not seem to make a difference anyway. Would this be considered normal behavior when one running this many large drives?

    I also reported latency accessing the Recycle Bin on the SSD. I'm running a relatively quiet system in contrast to when I started this thread. As a result I'm now able to hear a HDD crunching away when I empty the Recycle Bin. I thought Windows might be writing data to one of the HDDs related to the Recyle Bin. So I checked the file paths for the Windows .tmp which seems to clarify it's using the SSD. Any thoughts on what is getting written to the HDD?

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    Edit: I think I might be better off if I post this in the Windows or Storage forum.
    Last edited by meat juice; 12-21-2011 at 08:18 AM. Reason: more thoughts

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    Default Re: Is the Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 the source of a world of hurt?

    I assume that you're running with several raid arrays.
    Do a web search using:
    tler wd black

    Can you test your system with your ssd and a minimal hard drive setup?
    You might need to contact WD tech support directly and see if they can help you.
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