Summary: Motherboard died just before warranty expired. Fans would spin the case light would light up and the light on my Blu-ray drive would flash several times but wouldn't post and no video. Since it was before warranty period ended sent it back for RMA work.
Pros: Sata 6gb/s, Usb3.0, 4 DDR3 slots
Cons: PCI e slots unable to crossfire which after much reading found out that was the thing with these apu boards. Only made for crossfiring with the APU graphic chips. Gigabyte customer and RMA service is absolutely terrible (see other thoughts)
Summary: STAY AWAY FROM GIGABYTE ! I will NEVER EVER buy a Gigabyte product again. Stay away from them. Buy from ASUS or MSI, they make reliable products ans at least they answer e-mails when you contact them for support. I'm throwing this motherboard in garbage and buying from another company.
Pros: NOTHING. WORST PRODUCT I EVER BOUGHT (and trust me i have bought A LOT)
Cons: DON'T BUY ! DON'T BUY ! DON'T BUY ! STAY AWAY FROM GIGABYTE !!! During the past 15+ years i have bought over 40 motherboard for, my friends and my family. I have NEVER had so much problem with a motherboard. GIGABYTE SUPPORT IS TOTALLY USELESS. They never answer my support inquiries. I contacted ...
Summary: unless you have a heap of spare parts laying around (and a prescription for Vicodin for the headache it will give you) don't but this board.
Pros: good features (if you can get it to work)
Cons: if you want to use the latest and greatest processors, you have to update the bios. to do this you apparently have to have an old FM1 socket processor laying around as it will do nothing but act as a very expensive paperweight with the A8 3ghz without F5 bios. have been trouble shooting this for ...
Cons: boot ok about 10% of the time, often does not respond to keyboard, bios display fail (garbled video), memory speed incorrectly displayed, hard drives display as IDE, selecting AHCI lead to catastrophic failure, video only gets .5GB mem alloc,
Summary: for a motherboard that Toms suggested, this is cr*p.
Pros: Nice, plenty of sata
Cons: just went thru my second set of memory modules since I purchased it last month. Tried emailing gigabyte, still no response 2 weeks later... Tested the PSU, chip, made sure no shorts, 10 minutes later, fried another part of the PC. dont buy.
Summary: Ran out of space in the cons, but in addition to the RAID support (which is honestly so bad they shouldn't have bothered including it) (tested with BIOS F4 and F5), the overclocking and memory support is very sub-par.
Pros: All the core features of the board seem to work fine. *compatible with two different A series APUs I tried. *compatible indicates working at below spec
Cons: First and foremost, the RAID support is a joke. I built two systems using this board and two 1 TB drives in a RAID 1 mirror on both. (Drives are Item #: N82E16822148697). Within a month, the second drive on BOTH systems reported as being failed or disconnected. When the first one did this, I took...
But the Specifications Clearly Say it supports DDR3 1866!!!
20 October 2011
Summary: I chose this board for its support of the DDR3 1866. I guess I'll have to return it.
Pros: None if it doesn't support the ram thats a. on the supported list b. of the specification that this board is supposed to support without overClocking. gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H corsaire CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9 AMD A8-3850 Windows 7 Linux Mint
Cons: I contacted customer support asking why my board is seeing the DDR3 1866 as DDR3 1333 and they simply answered that the memory controller officially supports 1333, and that i would have to select overclocing options from the bios!!!
Summary: Nothing is over-clocked, and tried to install with only 8GB ram as well as 16GB. If i can, I'll update review if tech support response or problem gets resolved.
Pros: Seem to work fine with Windows Vista 64-bit installed - but not what I wanted to use it for. Seems to work fine with 16GB (4x4GB) Geil Memory DDR3 2166 running at 1600 default settings.
Cons: Cannot install Linux. 2 Viewsonic Monitors are not recognized and cannot configure monitors. Using Standard VGA and DVI cables - configured/setup monitors dual and individually - no adapters used. Tried latest Ubuntu, SUSE, and Fedora 14, Fedora 15, and Fedora 16-Beta (all 64-bit OS's). There is ...