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If you have a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H and are interested in sharing tips, tricks and questions about the board, please post here!

Many thanks to Cadaveca, for his review here: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/Z77X-UD5H_WiFi/

I recently picked up mine at Microcenter, along with a 3570K. This will be my second Gigabyte board out of a more that a dozen over 2 decades of PC building. It has not been powered up as of this first post, though I've gone through the manual while I was travelling. Hope to test and burn-in this weekend.

Suggested topics:
  • Overclocking
  • Gigabyte Software
  • Hardware Compatibility
  • BIOS Versions
  • Cooling and Fan Controls
Links to downloads through www.gigabyte.us:

Manual (English): http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_ga-z77x-ud5h_e.pdf
Manual (English, Intel Rapid Start/Intel Smart Connect/Intel Smart Response manual ...support may vary by model...: http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_intel-ui_e.pdf
BIOS List: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4139#bios
BIOS (latest F14): http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/BIOS/mb_bios_ga-z77x-ud5h_f14.exe
Drivers and Utilities: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4139#driver

My first question is about "Smart Recovery 2", which allows you to backup your OS on a partition on the primary OS drive. Questions: Does it work? Can you restore the OS to a different drive?

Second question is about the BIOS, any particular version that is good/bad?

More to come. If you own the board, please subscribe and list the CPU, memory and GPU you are using (and BIOS version if you know it), I will compile a list here.

So far:
NeoCrisis: 3570k / 8GB Corsair Vengeance / GTX 670
Jack1n: 3570k / 8GB Corsair Dominator Plat / Radeon HD7950
mm67 : 3770k / ? Memory / Dual HD6870's
Sasqui: 3570k / 16 GB G.Skill Sniper 2133 C9 / Intel 4000 HD (for now)
 
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I'm loving my motherboard havent taken advantage of the mstata yet but soon
 
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Sign me up,using latest f12 bios.
 
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I'm running a rev 1.0 board with an i7-3770K, bios F15d
 
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I'm running a rev 1.0 board with an i7-3770K, bios F15d
Your sys specs show a i7 2500K in a P67 motherboard. Did you buy yourself a christmas present?
 
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I have that Z68 system in sys specs and Asrock Z68 E3G3, Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H, Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H systems :)
 
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What version board? I got the v1.1, came with the f14 BIOS.
I meant to say F14 got mixed up,my board is version 1.0 is there a difference?
 
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I have that Z68 system in sys specs and Asrock Z68 E3G3, Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H, Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H systems :)
Nice... so you've got a 3770K and what video card in the UD5H? Going to add it to the list.

I meant to say F14 got mixed up,my board is version 1.0 is there a difference?
I didn't even know they had a rev 1.1 until I took the motherboard out of the package yesterday. I read that the LAN1 has chip update, the Atheros 8161(Atheros 8151 for rev. 1.0 of motherboard)

Someone asked about "soundproblem (greenport and 5.1 output)" in 1.0, but don't know if it's fixed in 1.1.
 
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Nice... so you've got a 3770K and what video card in the UD5H? Going to add it to the list.
UD5H system is running with two HD6870 cards.
 
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Nice... so you've got a 3770K and what video card in the UD5H? Going to add it to the list.



I didn't even know they had a rev 1.1 until I took the motherboard out of the package yesterday. I read that the LAN1 has chip update, the Atheros 8161(Atheros 8151 for rev. 1.0 of motherboard)

Someone asked about "soundproblem (greenport and 5.1 output)" in 1.0, but don't know if it's fixed in 1.1.
Haha found exactly the same thing on google,any way i use the intel lan port and i dont use the on-board audio so its all good to me.
 
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Updated list.

Haha found exactly the same thing on google,any way i use the intel lan port and i dont use the on-board audio so its all good to me.
Yea, I don't think there's anything big, Gigabyte doesn't even list the 1.1 rev on thier website.
 

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Great Idea! should make looking for help a whole lot easier.

I just bought your cousin, the GA-Z77-D3H with i5_3570K. Don't have the parts yet but just starting to read up on possible issues. Haven't built a system in ages. Don't know how different the Z77-D3H is from the X-UD5H.
What did you pick for memory?
 
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Sasqui, hope to get in the "club" in few days. It's coming!

really like the OC potential this board looks to have (as told by you in another topic).

Anybody here has the version with the PCIe WiFi card included? Already used it?
 
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Great Idea! should make looking for help a whole lot easier.

I just bought your cousin, the GA-Z77-D3H with i5_3570K. Don't have the parts yet but just starting to read up on possible issues. Haven't built a system in ages. Don't know how different the Z77-D3H is from the X-UD5H.
What did you pick for memory?
G.Skill Sniper 2133 C9 1.65v

Anybody here has the version with the PCIe WiFi card included? Already used it?
My guess is that the add-on is nice, but a dedicted Wifi or BT card would be better. If you have rig that high end, likely, you'd have cable anyway?
 
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My guess is that the add-on is nice, but a dedicted Wifi or BT card would be better. If you have rig that high end, likely, you'd have cable anyway?
Certainly you can afford a dedicated one haha!
 
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I am running the Gigabyte Z77-UP7 with 3 x Radeon 7970's and love it. It overclocks great and i broke 6GHz on dry Ice.

 
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FYI: XSPC is making a full motherboard block. Haven't seen it retail yet but it is up on their website.

 
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how does UD5H compare to SNIPER 3?
if i am only using one video card is there any advantage?
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how does UD5H compare to SNIPER 3?
if i am only using one video card is there any advantage?
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There is no real advantage. Save the $ if your only using 1 card.
 
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The sniper comes with better Audio,thats it basicly.
 
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picked up the UD5H
thanks Cadaveca
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picked up the UD5H
thanks Cadaveca
waiting on water block
UD5H is a killer board.
It really is... and it's relatively simple so far. I *still* haven't gotten mine under water yet, spent a few days cleaning out a 4 yr old gunked up loop and now it's ready for prime time. Hoping to see my 3570K @4.8Ghz, it did 4.7Ghz stable on air with just a little work.