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ZION103 Feb 16, 2012, 05:43pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 Motherboard
Intel Core i3 550 3.2Ghz (Clarkdale) (Socket LGA1156)
Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler/both fan's fitted
Kingston HyperX 4GB (2x2GB) PC3-12800C9 @ 1600MHz
Samsung F3 500 GB Sata HDD X4
Samsung 24x DVD RW
Win 7 64Bit
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micro Feb 17, 2012, 06:59pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 motherboard, is anyone useing this ?
Nope, went with the Z68 chipset as it is 1155.

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ZION103 Feb 22, 2012, 06:13am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 motherboard, is anyone useing this ?
i have a question i dont know if can be answered, i have 1600 ram like in my sig, it only runs " 1333, i was told first that because of the cpu im useing i can only ever have my ram running " 1333 but now i hear if i change some settings in Bios it will in fact run " 1600, any one know how i can do this, many thanks

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 Motherboard
Intel Core i3 550 3.2Ghz (Clarkdale) (Socket LGA1156)
Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler/both fan's fitted
Kingston HyperX 4GB (2x2GB) PC3-12800C9 @ 1600MHz
Samsung F3 500 GB Sata HDD X4
Samsung 24x DVD RW
Win 7 64Bit
Cybor
john albrich Feb 22, 2012, 07:34am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 22, 2012, 07:49am EST

 
>> Re: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 motherboard, is anyone useing this ?
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The Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 is supposed to support Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules.

IF your memory is "XMP" compliant, your motherboard "should" do that for you. So, perhaps your memory isn't XMP compliant...but it also MAY depend on which firmware version you have installed on the motherboard (see item about version F7 below).

If XMP doesn't handle things for you, then on that Gigabyte board you may have to enter the BIOS/CMOS settings menu (done at boot time) and use what Gigabyte calls the "MB Intelligent Tweaker" (MIT) to change the memory timings and/or voltage.

Read your user manual WARNINGS and instructions carefully as doing the wrong thing can damage your CPU, memory, etc.

I don't have a P55 so can't tell you exactly what to do, but here are some links that might help.

Don't do ANYTHING until you understand the risks involved and have a good handle on the details.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55UkTAsDhY8
Uploaded by LinusTechTips on Aug 4, 2010
I've been promising this one for a long time. I show you how to tweak the frequency and timings of your DDR3 memory on a P55 motherboard and run some simple benchmarks.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265469-30-gigabyte-4x2gb-kin...hx1600c9d3
Don't use the Fail-Safe default settings unless your RAM only requires 1.5v. Updating the BIOS from F3 to F6 made no difference. Gigabyte has since released BIOS update F7 (2010/01/28) for the GA-P55-UD6 which is supposed to add "Enhanced memory compatibility." I've not tried it.


edit to add:
Might also want to see my comment on persistent "dead stick" RAM in the first post of my thread: http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/77413/
I very briefly talk about some other factors/settings that can also negatively affect the ability to "overclock" RAM to try to get the system to run RAM stable at specified speeds.

ZION103 Feb 23, 2012, 04:50am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 motherboard, is anyone useing this ?
First a BIG thanks for the above,

the youtube vidio really helped me out, i have had this system now for just over a year and never had the ram running " 1600,

i played with some settings in BIOS and manualy put all the ram settings in from KINGSTONE web site for the ram i have DDR3 1600 witch are timeings of 9,9,9,27 not the 9,9,9,24 what it was set to before, i olso set the voltage for the ram to the 1600 settings " 1.65v, it was set to 1.50v i also had to change the DRAM FREQUENCY but to get the right setting i had to drop my multiplier from 24x to 20x

it really is weird to me but in AIDA64 Extreme Edition it now says im overclocking by 20% yet my cpu is still running " 3.2ghz ? is this just because i have changed the ram to the right settings ? my temps have now gone up a little too should this be happening ?

once again many thanks for any help

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 Motherboard
Intel Core i3 550 3.2Ghz (Clarkdale) (Socket LGA1156)
Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler/both fan's fitted
Kingston HyperX 4GB (2x2GB) PC3-12800C9 @ 1600MHz
Samsung F3 500 GB Sata HDD X4
Samsung 24x DVD RW
Win 7 64Bit
Cybor

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