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    Default Re: GA-x79-UD7

    A google search using: copy main bios to backup bios gigabyte
    first result: GIGABYTE Tech Daily: Video guide how to update your backup bios on GIGABYTE P67 boards
    date: February 2011
    for: Gigabyte P67 motherboards
    Before you try this, I recommend that you email Gigabyte tech support to see if this technique will work with your board. I wouldn't want to risk possibly bricking a new motherboard.

    edit:
    I repeated the search with X79 at the beginning of the search string,
    check out: GIGABYTE X79-UD7 Review W/ 3960X where the following is in the first post:
    That two color button is for the BIOS switch, you can select whether you want to use the main or backup BIOS, also the small black button is for ClearCMOS.
    Post #14 has an X79 Overclocking Guide video (17:35).
    I haven't looked at the rest of the thread.

    oopsie, the same review is also here at TweakTown: http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...tml#post410480
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    Default Re: GA-x79-UD7

    Well, I tried again today...
    f4b bios
    Multiplier 40
    CPU 1.368v
    VTT 1.15v
    IMC 1.2v
    CPU TDP 250w
    memory profile 1 (1866)
    memory 1.65v


    That just did the endless 6F error.
    Tried again with memory at stock speed/voltage and the BIOS got corrupted and had to revert back to the f2 version on the backup BIOS.

    After all this I would be totally satisfied with no overclock at all if I could just get my memory to run at tested speed. I'm seriously thinking about an EVGA board when they become available.
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    ust found this thread. I bought a Gigabyte GA-X79-UD7 from Newegg. 1st board had a loud zap and a voltage regulator fried as soon as I powered it up. I RMA'd the board to Newegg and got a replacement. Supposed to be a new board, but looked like it was an open box or a returned item as a couple of accessories missing and everything taken out of their plastic wraps. Thanks Newegg. Installed the "new" board. The power button was lit on the motherboard as soon as I plugged in the power supply. I assume this is because it sees standby power. The board did fire up, but as soon as I applied the XMP setting to the memory and tried to restart, the board died. Tried everything listed here, and no go. When I plugged in the power supply, the power on button would flash briefly then die. I was really looking hard for shorts as it sure looked like no standby power. I was really bummed, and returned the board as defective and asked for a refund. Got an ASUS Rampage IV Extreme X79 and installed it in the system with the same components (CPU, Memory, etc.) as I had used for my 2 fatal UD7 attempts. The ASUS has been chugging along for a week now, no problem. I set the XMP profile to 2400, and no problem. I overclocked it to 5.1 GHz, no problem.

    I am beginning to believe the Gigabyte GA-X79-UD7 has a serious design flaw because I have now seen references to dead boards after changing something in the BIOS on several forums. It is a frustrating problem to troubleshoot, especially with a liquid cooled system, as you wind up stripping the board of all components to verify it is a motherboard problem, then even switching to the backup BIOS does not cure the problem. I had a Z68 Gigabyte board with a "boot-looping" problem that drove me nuts same as this new board. All I can say is the X58 UD7 was my favorite motherboard, but after the problems I have had with Gigabyte Z68 and X79 motherboards, adios Gigabyte. Call me when you get your s**t together and design a motherboard that works.

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    Default Re: GA-x79-UD7

    I hope you're wrong about this board johnnyC. I'd be very happy if a BIOS update cured some of these issues... I'll hang on a while longer to see. The EVGA boards aren't available yet anyway.
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    it takes a while for bios's to catch up with things,so i wouldnt worry too much

    tried new http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/12.../X79UD7.4d.zip f4d beta bios?
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    Default Re: GA-x79-UD7

    I have the ud7 x79 with the 3960x and have been having very few issues so far. Running at 4.5 right now with memory at 2133. Got it up to 4.8 without any problems today. On bios f4d, but could do the same on f4c. My vcore for 4.5 is 1.35, vtt auto, imc auto, cpu tdp is 250, setting memory setting manually.

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    Default Re: GA-x79-UD7

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    it takes a while for bios's to catch up with things,so i wouldnt worry too much

    tried new http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/12.../X79UD7.4d.zip f4d beta bios?
    Yeah, well except for the part where everyone else seems to be able to overclock with this board while I can't bump anything up without the dreaded 6F reboot loop...
    Like I said though, not giving up yet.
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    32gb is alot of memory,esp when trying to overclock,i dont know if youve tested with less memory? maybe 16gb or less?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    32gb is alot of memory,esp when trying to overclock,i dont know if youve tested with less memory? maybe 16gb or less?

    Yes, on RAM GUY's suggestion (over on the Corsair forum), I tried with single sticks of 8GB in differrent slots and then tried 16GG in the eahc different channel. I also ran memtest on each configuration - hours of memtest with no errors but not a single configuration would take even the slightest bump in MHz.
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    Default Re: GA-x79-UD7

    Playing around today with my old computer. Getting it ready for my wife. It was an i7-965X on a GA-X58-Extreme running f13j BIOS.
    I can push that CPU to 4.2GHZ no problem. Bumped the memory up to 2400MHz ...and it would not start Windows. That's to be expected though. At least when Windows didn't start it was easy to recover from - no weird reboot loops or BIOS failures.
    It runs that memory at it's tested spd of 1600MHz @8 8 8 and 1.65v no problem though.

    I wish this X79 board could do half as well.
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