Summary: One of the PCI Express slots appears to be dead, as a USB 3 expansion card has no live ports when plugged in. Not sure if this is related to the BIOS or if the slot has just died. After two stable years, the checksum error and one BSOD, I'm worried.
Pros: It had been a good board, more or less, for the last two years. Up until about a month ago, it has been stable. Had lots of room for expansion, and seemed to meet my needs for board with lots of SATA ports and expansion slots. Windows7, AMD FX-8350, 16 ram, Samsung 840 250 Gig system drive, Rosew...
Cons: Has always a problem with USB 3.0, cannot it to update drivers, either from internet or disk. I have a PCI board and the front USB 3 ports have never worked. Worse, in the last month it has begun to have random BIOS Checksum error. it will start fine for a few days, and then it will turn on and i...
Summary: Died on me last night. After 2 years of the motherboard suffering bipolar disorder, it decided to end it all last night. My screen went blank, my pc on light was lit, but the busy light wasn't chirping away. Tried to hold onto the on button to do a hard turnoff, but that didn't turn off the system.
Pros: - Exactly what I was looking for in a Mobo* - Despite the issues, the features of this mobo kept me with it *when it decided it was a good day for it to work right.
Cons: - Bios is finicky (I'd almost be willing to call it garbage) - Would have a variety of USB issues - Lasted me literally a day over 2 years
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: 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: If you don't mind replacing your board twice a year then this is the board for you. Gave 2 eggs because like I said it was a nice board while it lasted.
Pros: Cool look. Installation was super easy. Nice bios GUI.
Cons: Bought one of these boards installed it and everything worked fine. purchased a new case and transferred everything over to new case computer would no longer boot. After testing found that the board was dead. Thinking I may have done something to it in the transfer I bought another one. Installed...
Summary: I purchased this board after viewing the specs and find it surpassed most other 990fx boards. Ive been a tried and true MSI user for the past 7 years and thought I would try something new. Well I received my first board got it installed. What do you know, no bios on the board.
It's a good motherboard, but I'm having problems with it.
10 February 2015
Summary: Its a solid motherboard. It runs great. The only problem I have is, my cpu is rated at 4.7 - 5.0 gh but it's running at 4.0 gh. I read that you have to update the mobo drivers to get it to run at 4.7 gh, but the drivers are up to date.
Summary: Since Gigabytes motherboards seem to fail in the same fashion I will NEVER by a gigabyte motherboard again or recommend it to my customers who want stability. I will pay more for quality. The only reason it gets 2 stars instead of one is because it did work for more than a year w/o issue.
Pros: Amazing capacity. Supported my Phenom II x6 perfectly and even upgraded Nvidia GTX 770.
Cons: FAILS LIKE EVERY OTHER GIGABYTE BOARD IVE OWNED!!! I used the board for about 2 years. ONe day it rebooted and went into a repetative loop where it would not get out of POST. Finally after about an hour of trying to activate the Dual-BIOS feature (WHICH ALSO FAILED) the board shorted itself and d...
Etron Drivers for the USB3.0 and the Etron controller Grabage
Steven Hardy, Amazon
15 December 2014
Summary: Ended up sending it back for a trade in second board the issue is not the board but Etron 3.0 USB drivers, if you are running wnidows 7 64 bit there not asinged drivers so windows 7 64 bit will not let you run them or install them.