Flaky BIOS, flaky power, no diagostic indicators, dead after two months
24 April 2014
Summary: Got this board a couple months ago for a currency mining operation. I've been building PCs for 15+ years and most of my recent builds have involved Gigabyte boards. However, I think I'm done with Gigabyte as I think this board is indicative of a decline in quality many have been discussing elsewhere. Issues: Will not boot a USB flash drive equipped with Linux (I tried both debian and ubuntu images). Continuously reboots.
Summary: it died after three months of use. it had problems from day one with crashing.The bios was changed and then it worked better for two weeks then started to crash. Gigabyte has done this to me before years ago. Save your money and dont buy any of the UD3's.Go to other sites and read the reviews, you will find there is lots of problems with this board.
Summary: So i just received my new in box GA-990FXA-UD3 and its a board only??? I cant find any photos or reviews to verify but every MB I've ever purchased came with the CD, Manual, Mounting Hardware and a sata cable..... Am i missing the joke? No where is this listed as a board only but it also says nowhere whats included in the box. Do I return it?
Summary: An amazing board, with abundant features from a supposedly good brand. the problem is mine failed after two months. This may change after I see how well the company handles getting a replacement, but how can one give more than one star to an "ultra durable" device that fails after two months. shame.
Summary: Complete garbage. Never tweeked, never overclocked or anything. 2 months of using it, it starts to restarts by itself. I tried formatting the HDD, restarts during Wins 7 installation. Tried changing HDD, restarts. Tried changing RAM, restarts. Tried changing Vid card, power supply, restarts. I've concluded it's this garbage piece of motherboard.
Highly upset, paid $110 for a product that doesn't work!
tracy dailey, Amazon
21 October 2013
Summary: Any of you who are ordering this READ THIS FIRST. I ordered this board to build a gaming rig and I didn't have all the parts for my PC to power it up and test it out. Well My return policy ended October 6th, today is the 22nd. Too late to return it, I'm out $110 I could've spent elsewhere. As a hardware geek I can tell you this board will not work for you if you plan to buy an FX series CPU. It will throttle it so badly you can't do much at all.
Summary: I have not been able to load either Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Even using downloaded drivers and supports instructions, the installation of OS fails. The support is slow (days) and so far has been unhelpful. I am now looking for non-Gigabyte motherboard.