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 purchased this board for my first system build. Alongside it, I installed an AMD Phenom II X6 3.3 ghz processor, 4x4 gigabytes of Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Ram, a 750w PSU, DVD/CD optical drive, Blu-Ray optical drive, and Western Digital Velociraptor 10000 rpm hard drive. I've had multiple issues with the motherboard from the beginning. At first it was due to memory errors.
Excerpt: I purchased this board from Gigabyte on the premise that it had ok reviews from Newegg and Amazon and it was at a reasonable price. If you do not plan on overclocking your CPU than this motherboard should do you fine if you are looking for a more budget friendly option. When overclocking my 8350 I experience voltage drops and extreme heat from the north bridge at just 4.2Ghz, was afraid to take it any higher than that.
Summary: same issue as thejclay13, i put all the parts on the ga 990fxa ud3 and powered it on, fans and stock led lights would work but would show no display on the monitor ( i used a 1600 watt power supply and two zotac geforce 560 ti's) so i removed everything from the motherboard except the power supply just like a gigabyte rep told me too and he said i should get a beep code from the beepbox if components are removed, but i got nothing and so he then said that the motherboard...
Summary: My primary components on this board: AMD FX™ 8350 8-core 4.0 GHz 60GB Corsair Force Series 3 SSD 16GB G.SKILL Sniper Series DDR3 1866 (4x 2GB) Pros: -After flashing the BIOS to the latest release (F9 at the time, F10a is still a beta), I was able to get my 1866 memory to run at 1600. (The BIOS it came with clocked it at 1333). Flashing the BIOS with the downloadable @BIOS utility was a breeze. -All the ports that I've used work. -I like the look of it.
Summary: Also 3TB support for the HDD for loading the windows 7 from HDD is not supported properly with the provided utility. Contacted support and received following response. Dear Customer, If this 3TB HDD is used to install windows, please set "EFI" for EFICD/DVD Boot Option under Advanced BIOS Features in BIOS. If the 3TB HDD is used for data storage, please use GPT format to format the HDD under Disk Managerment in windows 7.
Excerpt: I got this board for a very cool 100$ on black Friday and I've been working with it since, trying to get a decent overclock out of my 1045T. This board overclocks fairly well, considering that I was able to get a 40%+ FSB overclock from my low binned Thuban. Personally I haven't had any problems with NB overheating at all, I have my NB at 2200mhz and it idles at ~30C which is respectable considering that the NB heatsink is very wobbly and is held in place by...
Summary: I have bought the new GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard for my new system build to work with 3D. I've also purchased an AMD Bulldozer F-8120 Octa-core, 16Gigs of Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz Memory, an EVGA GTX 550TI 2Giga GPU and a SAPPHIRE 1050W PSU and two 500Gigs Western Digital SATA 3 Hard Drives. Everything is installed properly, but I can't install a new fresh copy of Win7 x64 Ultimate in RAID or AHCI mode.
Summary: I bought this motherboard on February 1st and installed it about a month later because I live in Caracas, Venezuela, the installation went very well and the motherboard worked perfectly until two weeks ago over here began to fade and frozen , because of that I update the BIOS version (F8) but did not work, the processor voltage began to change and this is what was causing the processor to overheat and shut down the PC accordingly so I decided to return to the previous...
Summary: One of the PCI-e slots didn't work when I got it and 2 of the sata outputs were bad. It cost me $80 to have a geek check it and then I figured it out myself. The last 4 sata's worked and one PCI-e slot worked. I think the more complicated they make em, the more they break.