www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
7.4 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3

On/Off Charge Technology - GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology a Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3

Showing 1-10 of 23
Overall 4
4.0

been having problems

Anonymous, Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Pros: worked on and off for a while.
  • Cons: I will tell you of a story: The day I received this board, I put it together and it started up really well; I just didn't have internet for some reason. I turn it off and head to bed for the night. The next day, I go to turn on my system and play a CD. The CD plays all the way through and then th...
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

not for linux

David G., Newegg
21 June 2015
  • Summary: Bios not secure and any os can change it. Great company with standard old bios not uefi
  • Pros: Hardware is great, when functional.
  • Cons: Bios sucks. may be a good interface, but when it comes to installing any os the bios allows the OS to make changes to it. Had 3 different motherboards from Gigabyte. Each board gets one install of linux or windows, weather its Centos or Ubuntu. After the first install the bios values are changed ...
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Failing FAST!!!

Kriss B., Newegg
16 June 2015
  • Summary: Great motherboard build wise, BLAZING fast when it wants to run! I have 6 pc's on this circuit, none are this power hungry, I shut everything down and even checked my power line 115v coming in constant.
  • Pros: This thing was amazing 1st 2 weeks I had it running. Gaming was outstanding... Then I started getting the bad... (Will mention in the Cons) File transfers were amazing, until further mentioned in the Cons!
  • Cons: The Cons started after 2 weeks, random brown-outs (how do I know they were brown-outs?) speccy and other monitoring programs show the voltages are way off base, my +12v is currently showing +8.112v, yesterday it showed +10.880v so now I'm not even in a usable state JUST from that. my -12v is show...
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Not Gamer Friendly I.M.O.

Trevor C., Newegg
15 June 2015
  • Pros: Runs smooth, great graphics, great brand, great price.
  • Cons: When i open my games, i instantly freeze. i can do anything but game on this mother board, and it being 4gb+ GPU SLI, AM3+ CPU, and 32Gb 1866 Ram compatible,i figured it would run games without crashing. low on eggs cause of the confusing outcome of the stats.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Meh

Gootch, Amazon
8 June 2015
  • Summary: Started hanging up - swapped motherboard out and problem went away. 2nd of these I have had to replace. Would not recommend.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Looks are decieving

JASON C., Newegg
21 February 2015
  • Pros: Placement of components are well laid out. Color scheme is pleasing to those that care for such things.
  • Cons: The Realtiek Enthernet Controller and nearby USB ports appear to be dead. (This is my biggest complaint. I am sure Quality Control checks for such things, however it seems on this board something has gone amiss. I checked the forums and help guides to troubleshoot the issue. I am hoping Gigabyte ...
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Nice board but dead fan header

Jason G., Newegg
30 January 2015
  • Summary: I probably just got unlucky with this board and minus three stars might seem a bit harsh, but it's annoying that one of the two 4 pin fan headers was dead right out of the box due to poor quality control. The sad part is I'm not sure it's any better with any other brand.
  • Pros: Board works great so far other than the dead 4 pin fan header. Bios is very easy to use. Haven't done any overclocking yet but it looks like it should be easy enough to do.
  • Cons: The board has two 4 pin fan headers, one of which is completely dead. I have a water cooling radiator with two fans in a push/pull configuration and had to use the PWM splitter that came with it to hook up one fan and the water block to the CPU header. I now have to buy a 3-way 4 pin PWM splitter...
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Died Fast

Leah G., Newegg
17 January 2015
  • Pros: Fits well, and decent while it worked. Easy to Manage
  • Cons: I've had this computer built and used for only 5 months and the the motherboard is just about done. Hibernation freezing, (i don't have sleep mode on) and BSOD now. Ive tried updating BIOS and everything. And reformatting as well. Anything to do with sound devices and settings has been working, o...
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

ugh

Matthew M., Newegg
17 January 2015
  • Summary: seems awesome
  • Pros: good looking board and box
  • Cons: came doa now I must go through hassle of sending back un assembling the computer and reassembling on hopefully not a second doa
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Worked sufficiently well considering the price as a mid-range motherboard ...

rcrnnr, Amazon
30 December 2014
  • Summary: Worked sufficiently well considering the price as a mid-range motherboard for ~6 months. Blue screened and then would not restart(including BIOS). PSU paper clip tested, motherboard is almost certainly the cause of the issue.
  • Read full review
Next page >>