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Let the fun begin! I just received my new GA-P67A-UD3-B3!

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Re: Let the fun begin! I just received my new GA-P67A-UD3-B3!
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2011, 03:29:20 pm »
Yes to be honest I think it is just a mix up. The motherboards are the same boards (PCBs) that were issued as the original motherboards therefore they will still say Rev1.0 Until Gigabyte runs out of these PCBs and has new ones fabricated they will then show as Rev1.1
« Last Edit: March 22, 2011, 05:27:43 pm by Dark Mantis »
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i7 3770K
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6950 2GB
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Re: Let the fun begin! I just received my new GA-P67A-UD3-B3!
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2011, 09:44:58 pm »
Yes to be honest I think it is just a mix up. The motherboards are the same boards (PCBs) that were issued as the original motherboards therefore they will still say Rev1.0 Until Gigabyte runs out of these PCBs and has new ones fabricated they will then show as Rev1.1

Is there anyway I can be sure before I begin this build?

Would runner know?

Soar
AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

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Re: Let the fun begin! I just received my new GA-P67A-UD3-B3!
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2011, 10:21:06 pm »
No Soar, I think that you are well equipt both physically and metally for the build, just take it steady and be carefull. It should go a treat! ;)

Thanks again DM!

One more question: does this GA-P67A-UD3-B3 MOBO have the Marvel controller on it?  And if yes, am I to use the Intel controller instead [I remember you mentioning somewhere to use the Intel driver rather than the Marvel driver]?

Also, at another forum, I have been advised to use the Crucial RealSSD C300 rather than the OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2.  Do you concur with this advice?

Soar

Soar I along with others mentioned in an older thread about using the intel drivers and believe me you won't regret it. I was getting disappointing speeds of 110 MB/s with my c300 SSD before installing the Intel drivers. It jumped to 330 MB/s (all read speeds) after installing the Intel ones.

And good luck with your board build.
Intel i5 2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3 Ghz (OC to 4.6 Ghz)
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Gigabyte P67-UD3-B2 Bios V. F4
Crucial 64 GB RealSSD C300
8 GB DDR3 1333 RAM (OC to 1666 Mhz)
Radeon HD 4670 1 GB DDR3 (Does what I need it to do)
23" Asus VH236H 2ms 1080p
Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Re: Let the fun begin! I just received my new GA-P67A-UD3-B3!
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2011, 10:35:23 pm »
No Soar, I think that you are well equipt both physically and metally for the build, just take it steady and be carefull. It should go a treat! ;)

Thanks again DM!

One more question: does this GA-P67A-UD3-B3 MOBO have the Marvel controller on it?  And if yes, am I to use the Intel controller instead [I remember you mentioning somewhere to use the Intel driver rather than the Marvel driver]?

Also, at another forum, I have been advised to use the Crucial RealSSD C300 rather than the OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2.  Do you concur with this advice?

Soar

Soar I along with others mentioned in an older thread about using the intel drivers and believe me you won't regret it. I was getting disappointing speeds of 110 MB/s with my c300 SSD before installing the Intel drivers. It jumped to 330 MB/s (all read speeds) after installing the Intel ones.

And good luck with your board build.

faizoff, I totally believe you guys!  But where can I find these Intel drivers?  Is it automatically included at Gigabyte's website under the downloads for GA-P67A-UD3-B3?  Is it on their included CD disc?

Please let me know exactly where I can find the correct driver to use.

Also, may I ask which number firmware you are using on your c300?  Are you using firmware 002 or 006?  There seem to be mixed reports on which firmware to use.  Have you any suggestions?

Thanks much!

Soar
« Last Edit: March 22, 2011, 10:54:16 pm by soarwitheagles »
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CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

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faizoff

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Re: Let the fun begin! I just received my new GA-P67A-UD3-B3!
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2011, 10:50:25 pm »
Found my previous post on this
http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php/topic,4128.msg32775.html#msg32775

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So after a little digging around I found http://www.forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/HELP-Fresh-Build-with-C300-64GB-Low-WEI-Score/m-p/32562

on the Crucial forums of a person with similar circumstances as me with regards to the C300 rating. They changed the drivers that were the default installation by Win 7 from msahci to intel RST ones.

The link is in the last post of that thread to the Intel drivers. It's made a big differnce as far as I can tell, things seem to be a lot smoother and boot time is now under 25 secs. The Windows rating is 7.8 and I couldnt be happier.

Oh and I've overclocked the CPU to 4.4 Ghz at the moment and this thing is blazing fast even with the stock cooler.

Soar this is the link to the download center.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Chipsets&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technology+%28Intel%C2%AE+RST%29
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Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Gigabyte P67-UD3-B2 Bios V. F4
Crucial 64 GB RealSSD C300
8 GB DDR3 1333 RAM (OC to 1666 Mhz)
Radeon HD 4670 1 GB DDR3 (Does what I need it to do)
23" Asus VH236H 2ms 1080p
Windows 7 Home Premium 64

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« Last Edit: March 22, 2011, 10:53:31 pm by Dark Mantis »
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: Let the fun begin! I just received my new GA-P67A-UD3-B3!
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2011, 11:00:24 pm »
Soar they are available here:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Chipsets&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technology+%28Intel%C2%AE+RST%29

faizoff you are getting just a bit too quick there!  ;)

Are you saying I should uninstall the Microsoft chip and install the Intel chiip?  If yes, anyone know a step-by-step instruction sheet on how to do this?

Also, which number firmware are you using?

Soar
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Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

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Re: Let the fun begin! I just received my new GA-P67A-UD3-B3!
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2011, 07:22:25 am »
Hi Soar,

All that is being suggested is that you use the AHCI drivers from the IRST pack as they seem to be more efficient than the Microsoft drivers. Don't worry about revision numbers.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
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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
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Re: Let the fun begin! I just received my new GA-P67A-UD3-B3!
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2011, 09:39:46 am »
(...) ex58 mentioned that the Gigabyte website is showing only rev. 1.1.  Somehow I received a MOBO with rev. 1.0

What's going on with this?  Have you any insights as to what happened?

Soar

Yes to be honest I think it is just a mix up. The motherboards are the same boards (PCBs) that were issued as the original motherboards therefore they will still say Rev1.0 Until Gigabyte runs out of these PCBs and has new ones fabricated they will then show as Rev1.1

Is there anyway I can be sure before I begin this build?

Would runner know?

Soar

Hi Soar

I already explained it in this post.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2011, 09:46:03 am by runn3R »
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Re: Let the fun begin! I just received my new GA-P67A-UD3-B3!
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2011, 10:34:24 am »
(...) ex58 mentioned that the Gigabyte website is showing only rev. 1.1.  Somehow I received a MOBO with rev. 1.0

What's going on with this?  Have you any insights as to what happened?

Soar

Yes to be honest I think it is just a mix up. The motherboards are the same boards (PCBs) that were issued as the original motherboards therefore they will still say Rev1.0 Until Gigabyte runs out of these PCBs and has new ones fabricated they will then show as Rev1.1

Is there anyway I can be sure before I begin this build?

Would runner know?

Soar

Hi Soar

I already explained it in this post.

Runner, thank you very much for bringing clarity on the revision issue.  I was concerned that the drivers might be an issue but now I can proceed with with the build knowing everything is fine.

We appreciate you and the help you give.

Thanks again,

Soar
AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

Windows 7+10
Scythe Temp Monitor + Fan Controller

Re: Let the fun begin! I just received my new GA-P67A-UD3-B3!
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2011, 10:36:14 am »
Hi Soar,

All that is being suggested is that you use the AHCI drivers from the IRST pack as they seem to be more efficient than the Microsoft drivers. Don't worry about revision numbers.

Ok Dm, got it.

One more question if you don't mind dear friend...

At what time during the build process should I install the IRST pack?  It sounds as if I must do it after installing Windows 7...is this true?

Soar

Soar
AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

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Re: Let the fun begin! I just received my new GA-P67A-UD3-B3!
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2011, 10:49:16 am »
At the same time as you install all the other drivers. ;)
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: Let the fun begin! I just received my new GA-P67A-UD3-B3!
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2011, 03:45:54 pm »
Thanks again.

Ok, I put the core basics together, hit the power button, and waaaalaaa...got my first post.  As people here suggested, I immediately loaded optimized defaults and then saved.

Since I will use the Crucial RealSSD C300, I think I am suppose to switch something to AHCI.  When I looked at the Integrated Periperals in BIOS, my guess would be I need to change the PCH SATA Control Mode from IDE to AHCI...

Can someone here help me know if this is the correct settings before I begin to install the OS?

Also, are there any other areas of the BIOS I should change before loading OS/drivers...

Please check my BIOS screen and let me know if you see something wrong.

And by the way, I forgot which do I load first, the OS or the drivers?

Ok, it's me,

Tired Soar [I stayed up all night]
« Last Edit: March 23, 2011, 03:56:41 pm by soarwitheagles »
AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

Windows 7+10
Scythe Temp Monitor + Fan Controller

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Re: Let the fun begin! I just received my new GA-P67A-UD3-B3!
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2011, 04:12:54 pm »
Hi Soar,

Looking good so far. The OS will need to be installed first then the drivers. Yes the AHCI mode is correct and best for your SSD.
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: Let the fun begin! I just received my new GA-P67A-UD3-B3!
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2011, 04:44:21 pm »
Hi Soar,

Looking good so far. The OS will need to be installed first then the drivers. Yes the AHCI mode is correct and best for your SSD.

Thanks again DM!  Ok, hope I don't bore you with another question...

I am considering rotating the Hyper 212+ 90 degrees so it can blow the hot air out the top of my case [so I would like to point the exhaust upward, toward the 200mm exhaust fan on my Storm Sniper case].

I positioned the Hyper212+ accordingly, but I noticed the heatpipes are very, very close to some capacitors on one side, and the RAM on the other side...

Do you think the distance is too close to mount the Hyper 212+ this way?

May I have some opinions here?  Do those heat pipes get real hot and could they affect the RAM or those capacitors?

When I orient the Hyper 212+ the normal way [blowin' toward the back of the computer case], then the heat pipes are no where near the RAM or capacitors.

Soar
« Last Edit: March 23, 2011, 04:48:07 pm by soarwitheagles »
AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

Windows 7+10
Scythe Temp Monitor + Fan Controller

 

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