Summary: This is the second board I tried to use the AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core 4GHz AM3+ Processor with and it failed like the 970A-D3. Both boards state that they accept the FX proc. This board has no BIOS revisions, so it should have supported the proc out of the box. . I finally got the proc to work in a 990XA-UD3 board. I paired this board with an AMD FX-4100 X4 3600MHZ proc. VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH GIGABYTE!
SLOW PERFORMANCE AND CRASHES WHEN NO INPUT IN 15 MINUTES
James Sweger, Amazon
27 October 2013
Summary: NOT AS FAST AS AS I WOULD THINK. HAVE MUCH PROBLEM INSERTING CPU. I HAD BENT PINS THREE TIMES AND I AM NOT VIRGIN BUILDING COMPUTERS. THE CPU COOLING FAN WAS LOUD AND I HAD TO REPLACE WITH A AFTER MARKET FAN.
Summary: My Config is: 3 WD Black Caviar drives 1TB each. 8GB DDR3 RAM AMD Phenom x4 965 BE unlocked. Windows 7 ultimate The easy part was getting it all fixed. The board has ample room for a second fan despite having a large CPU cooler 3+1 drives. The hard part was configuring the OS and drivers. Gigabyte drivers from Website or from the DVD they give all made my HD extremely slow. The Average Disk Queue Length rose to 22.76 on average. SATA-3 problems i guess.
Summary: I bought this MB to replace the stock board that came with my HP p6821p. The first thing I noticed was the improved sound over the HP. My p6821p had too much base. I have not had any restart or power issues with this board either. I am pleased with this purchase.
Summary: When I started looking at the parts for my new computer, I decided to go with this Gigabyte motherboard, I have not had any issues. Amazon's customer service is fantastic and this motherboard is great. I love it's abundance of SATA and USB ports.