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Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 (Sandy Bridge) living review

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Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 (Sandy Bridge) living review
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2011, 09:20:24 pm »
Water setup is looking nice man!

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Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 (Sandy Bridge) living review
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2011, 09:51:44 pm »
Hi Lsdmeasap,

Thanks. Had to do a bit of shoehorning to get it all in there but once fitted it was fine. Trying to get the air bled from the filter was the most time consuming part. :D
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Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 (Sandy Bridge) living review
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2011, 06:41:44 am »
Ya, it looks like a tight fit, but looks good once you got it all in there!

Haha, ya getting rid of air takes forever sometimes!   I am always thumping on my rads for a day or two after a new setup to get air out  ;D

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Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 (Sandy Bridge) living review
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2011, 07:46:08 am »
Yes I actually had to change direction of the flow of the filter to get it to clear the air and that was with the 655 on full blast!
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
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Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 (Sandy Bridge) living review
« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2011, 08:05:46 am »
I always have everything not mounted down, so I can shake rattle and roll with the rads, reservoir, and pump  ;D

I do a lot of on/off and shake of stuff, then once I get it about all gone I squeeze the tube closed a few times every so often while it's running to push stuck bubbles out.    I also don't add any dye or anything until the air is completely gone, that stops foam from forming

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Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 (Sandy Bridge) living review
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2011, 08:32:56 am »
Shake, rattle and roll. Sounds like you must have been watching me there Lsdmeasap! ;D I tried squeezing the tubes as well! I was just using distilled water. Pure.
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Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 (Sandy Bridge) living review
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2011, 09:00:26 am »
Haha, great minds always think alike man!  ;D

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Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 (Sandy Bridge) living review
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2011, 10:25:33 am »
Interesting stuff, nice read :)

Something thats confused me (I might be reading it wrong) but at your highest overclock your watercooling setup was only a few degrees better than the air cooler?? My i7 @ 4ghz with 1.3v on a Noctua NH-D14 the highest core was 68degrees, i know you obviously were using an i5 setup, are i5's significantly cooler than i7s or something?
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Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 (Sandy Bridge) living review
« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2011, 10:32:02 am »
Just remembered those i5's are on a 32nm which would probably explain it.

I've been out of this game for too long lol :(
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Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 (Sandy Bridge) living review
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2011, 10:46:39 am »
Yes the new generation of 32nm processors run a lot cooler than the previous ones. My i7 920 gets quite warm even with a reasonable overclock and needs the water but this new i5 runs a lot cooler. In fact were it not for the fact that I like watercooling anyway I don't really think there is any need for it on these CPUs.
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Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 (Sandy Bridge) living review
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2011, 11:12:37 am »
Whats the furthest you reckon you could push it to? Say 10min prime stable?
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Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 (Sandy Bridge) living review
« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2011, 11:34:25 am »
Well I haven't tried too much yet so I am not sure but it went to 4.7 just on the multiplier so I reckon with a bit of voltage tweaking and some fine tuning of the Mhz it should get somewhere near 5 Ghz which isn't bad for a 3.3 chip.  Heat doesn't seem to be a problem really so it is just keeping everything stable.
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Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
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Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 (Sandy Bridge) living review
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2011, 05:53:13 am »
I'm 100% sure the chip will do 5Ghz, and 95% sure it will do at least 5.1Ghz or above!  You'll have to enable PLL Overvoltage in the Advanced CPU settings page, but after that once you tweak the voltages right you can easily do 5Ghz or above

You just have to play with it DM, and you will see!

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Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 (Sandy Bridge) living review
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2011, 08:04:11 am »
Thanks for the tip Lsdmeasap, I'm hoping to get time to play with it later. I'll let you know how I get on. ;)
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 (Sandy Bridge) living review
« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2011, 12:09:43 pm »
Thank for this forum. i like it. wish you best of luck.
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