Dead in less than a week after installing Windows 10
Che-Dermont Grant, Amazon
12 September 2015
Summary: Bought this board to build a PC for my friend. Everything was fine. Built the PC, installed Windows 10, activated it and all. It downloaded some updates and restarted. After, it's been stuck on the BIOS splash screen and won't go past that.
Summary: Finally have this system running stable using my old FX8350. Had to jump through hoops and make a call to AMD corporate to RMA my FX9590. However, AMD tells me that this board does not support the processor - but Gigabyte says it does... (someone's not on the same page).
Pros: It works I guess. Does work to an extent with FX9590 and BIOS FCh.
Cons: Since February I have been facing random lock ups... I have replaced everything on this system in troubleshooting efforts. Reseated EVERYTHING hundreds of times on this particular board. Refuses to read 1866mhz memory. Managed to set the memory to 1866mhz in BIOS but it fails to boot with more th...
Summary: I bought this to replace my year old GA990FXA-UD3 because it was newer, returning this UD5, replacing it with my old UD3, much more reliable.
Pros: Fast Nice layout, typical of Gigabyte boards, Bought as update to newer version of board. Bad Idea.
Cons: Board has trouble locating usb drivers upon initial installation of Win7, Had to hunt awhile to find appropriate drivers, this board is NOT for an inexperienced builder. Using a program and the usb at the same time is almost a guaranteed crash.
Summary: I've used Gigabyte motherboards a number of times in builds and have liked them, but this one has really disappointed me. I seriously considered sending it back immediately, I thought a BIOS upgrade might help, but now that a new BIOS is released, again I can't install it, same old problem.
Pros: Looks nice Holds 4 pci-e x16 cards Lots of SATA ports AM3+
Cons: BIOS is flakey (I tried an upgrade when I purchased it and it failed. Only with some major internet searching could I get the "DUAL Bios" to reflash a working version. From time to time, it goes into a reboot loop that can only be exited by putting a 4gb simm in the place of the 8gb I normally us...
Cons: Motherboard failed. I bought 2 of them from Fry electronics then after those crashed I got this one from newegg and everything was going fine then one day it just stopped booting up and all other hardware runs fine in my other system.
Pros: Great feature every thing i wanted in a motherboard
Cons: Worked awesome till 6 months out of warranty, The net work controller has stopped working. I love how companies make products that last just long enough to get past the warranty so you have to buy their product again. I guess a cheap ASUS is going in for now. -.-
Cons: ...ran decent never got a chance to ramp up the power though, although it seemed to not have the proper drivers on the disk it came with for the USB 3.o device driver..(which is more than odd) I had Compatibility checker on the site i built it on before ordering the parts there was no issues with...
Summary: Couple of things. The board that I purchased is a replacement for the identical board that literally came apart when I removed my video card. I wasn't expecting that. My choppy video was probably the original motherboard all along and it wasn't until I received the new video card and attempted the...
Summary: Price was high when I got it in December of '14, but I got what I paid for and would do it again in heartbeat.
Pros: I'm using this board with a FX8350 and 32GB of Corsair RAM as an ESXi whitebox. Haven't had any issues with it, it runs stable and has enough PCI-e ports to run add-on cards that I need (SAS, network, and a low end video card for console management.) Paired it with a solid 750W PSU, the only down...
Cons: This is installed in a 4U rackmount case so I had no issues with the SATA ports, however I could see where the headache would be if it were in a normal desktop case. Other than that I honestly can't come up with any cons, which follows suit for every other Gigabyte board I've used, which as been ...