The very top port, right above the video card is the one my primary EVO is plugged into. Well, Gigabyte has just trumped ASUS in quite an unorthodox but commendable move in this department with Cloud OC – real-time internet based overclocking made a reality. During my test install I installed the Marvell drivers from within windows 7 and it would seem there is no way to install just the driver. Even the Marvell drivers are crap. Join Date Jun Location pdx Posts 5. I see no need for RAID utilities.

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You can check for TRIM to see if it is enabled but it doesn’t actually tell you whether it is active. Surprisingly, there are no onboard power or reset buttons, so you’ll mrvell to fall back to the good old front panel headers. The picture is from http: Because of how intense the game is, we mrvell without anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering enabled, and at a resolution of 1, x 1, See screen shot of the bios settings in the manual.

One of the PCIe x1 slots is rather close to the heatsink, which probably means you can only install a short add-on card there. While the idea of overclocking via the internet seems absurd at first, not when you consider that you can now interface with the system while its busy benchmarking, even in full screen. Of course, some of those features are scaled down or removed for the more reasonably priced UD3R. That said the drive appears to be on channel 7, which another page in the manual suggests that channel tied to Sata3 port.


Not as far as I am aware. Who says a Core i7 system has to be large? The time now is If you do a search of the recent posts on this forum regarding SATA there was someone that was using a card of I think that type.

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R – 1.0 – motherboard – ATX – LGA1366 Socket – X58

Its shown in device manager as a unknown device. Here, we have the six ‘blue’ SATA 3.

These storage connectors make for quite a crowded board, and with four PCIe 2. The utility works only in Windows Vista and Windows 7 to set up a virtual server to interface with the motherboard directly. For our testing, we set all the settings to High. July 14, I did some searching and it looks like Gigabyte dropped the ball and does not include a driver only package for the Marvell SATA 3 controller.

Results 1 to 10 of Intel has finally released a CPU worthy of its premium Extreme Edition brand – the first six-core desktop processor. Obviously, Gigabyte believes that the intended users of this model will have this board installed in a chassis, with no reason to boot up the board on an open-air system.


Even the Marvell drivers are crap.

GA-X58A-UD3R with Samsung EVO – Marvell Port Install

Think of it as a real-time overclocking interface, only this time, you can access this control on any internet capable with a browser. However I notice that these cards use the same Marvell controller chip as do the Gigabyte motherboards and in that case anyway very poorly. However real-time overclocking tools are what they’ve been lacking considering ASUS had it TurboV utility available marvll for this purpose. F5BJR on July 13, Ga-x58a-u3dr Help Login Register.

The following information is from the specifications in your motherboard user manual: That’s interesting Pierre, thanks for the update. But I have tried holding my ta-x58a-ud3r the right way but my arm gets tired.

I should have read this thread first: A very familiar layout and design from Gigabyte for its ga-x58a-kd3r mainstream take on the Intel X Page 24 in the user manual has a diagram that shows: