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8.2 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3

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Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3

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Overall 2
2.0

One Star

Frank C Dauenhauer, Amazon
5 September 2014
  • Summary: Delivery fine, missing manual and most important the board did not work when installed so I purchased another.
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Overall 2
2.0

One Star

Francisco Berumen, Amazon
24 August 2014
Overall 2
2.0

where is the SATA cable?

musa, Amazon
19 August 2014
  • Summary: where is the SATA cable this like new but when it arrive there were no SATA cable i had to go best buy and buy SATA cable worth 10$.
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Overall 2
2.0

Does not support Debian Linux

joatmor, Amazon
25 June 2014
  • Summary: I have two things to say about this motherboard. First, the workmanship in manufacturing is outstanding. I will be looking to Gigabyte for future builds. Second, and very sadly, there is a design flaw that causes serious problems for Debian Linux users. I had IO_PAGE_FAULT errors that would cause my system to lock up. You can learn more here:[...]on Launchpad. I tried the grub modifications suggested there but the system still locked up.
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Overall 2
2.0

Won't run Linux and was flaky with Windows 7

Jason Schechner, Amazon
10 June 2014
  • Summary: Linux wouldn't install and even running Windows 7 it occasionally wouldn't boot so I ended up returning it. (Thank you, Amazon!) Plenty of forum posts show that others have had similar problems, especially with Linux, so I replaced it with an [[ASIN: B00D12OBEA MSI 1333 LGA 1150]] mobo (see my review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R18WHN9AYF5E0F) which has been working like a champ.
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Overall 2
2.0

subpar!

Levi, Amazon
29 May 2014
  • Summary: It caused my computer to freeze constantly. I ended up getting an ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ instead of a replacement.
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Overall 2
2.0

unstable

kcub7, Amazon
13 February 2014
  • Summary: This motherboard was the most unstable board I have ever seen, with a FX4100, Corsair 10600, sata 3 hd it would freeze up and most of the programs would not work, thought it could be components but tried everything in another computer and worked fine even the FX4100 processor worked great in another comp. tried to get an RMA and it took from JAn. until feb. to get an RMA from some company I won't name........ I would not recomend this motherboard to anyone........
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Overall 2
2.0

Sent back, Was DOA

Kyle Mende, Amazon
9 January 2013
  • Summary: Never got to test this MOBO due to needing to send it back because it came DOA. I've purchased countless PC components off Amazon but this is the first Gigabyte and the only one to come in DOA. Very disappointing as the price for the AM3+ board was perfect for my budget.
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Overall 2
2.0

When I opened the package the heatsinks for the northbridge ...

Lynsey, Amazon
10 August 2011
  • Summary: When I opened the package the heatsinks for the northbridge and southbridge fell off. After several weeks of trying to get Gigabyte to send me the screws to hold them in place I gave up. Their advice was to put the heatsinks in place and lay the computer on its side, hoping the thermal paste would hold everything together. Sorry Indian tech support guy, I'm returning it and going with an Asus board.
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2.0

Time vampire

James, Amazon
9 August 2011
  • Summary: Massive time waster. Installing Windows 7 seemed a little flaky... after the first attempt the new OS wouldn't boot. Upon installing again it booted up fine. I chalked it up to a fluke. It worked fine for about 6 hours, just enough time for me to set up all my programs and start doing some work. Then it froze and refused to ever boot again... but in such an enticing way I kept throwing good time after bad trying to make it work.
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