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Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
5.1 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P

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Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P

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Overall 4
4.0

RAM slots busted

Jung Y., Newegg
26 October 2011
  • Pros: Ran great for over 2 years
  • Cons: All four ram slots busted and I need to get a new one to replace... I thought it would last longer than 2 years
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Overall 4
4.0

I know it's too late to sway anyone

Chris M., Newegg
6 September 2011
  • Summary: Gigabyte support is non-existent.
  • Pros: This was a great board that did everything I wanted it to do or needed it to do while it worked.
  • Cons: Two years into the three year warranty the board failed and after a dozen attempts to contact their support to get an RMA, I have given up with the decision to NEVER buy a gigabyte product again. Again, this was a great board while it worked, but if gigabyte won't support their products, then I'l...
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Overall 4
4.0

Bad choice in Gigabyte

Tina H., Newegg
19 March 2010
  • Summary: Now that it's working there is plenty of room to expand. I just should have went with something a little less expensive and more reliable for the build this was for.
  • Pros: Plenty of expansion slots and cable plugins are in good areas. Solid motherboard once you get it working.
  • Cons: Little did I know that if you put your RAM in the wrong DIMM slots, it will fail to power up. Here I was thinking it's a power supply issue or cabling issue of some sort, but I tried rearranging the memory and it magically powered up. I've never seen a motherboard fail to even POWER with working ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Only a week and Serious Problems

Gregory R., Newegg
11 March 2010
  • Summary: I RMA'd the badboy hoping the new one arrives and works as intended. I have always heard great things about Gigabyte products, but this board is proving all of the Gigabyte homers wrong.
  • Pros: Decent color scheme. lol
  • Cons: I received the first board and after 24 rhs, it started having issues. It was struggling with vid drivers, NIC drivers, etc. It started when I would get repeated BSOD with EVERY nVidia Display driver I would load. I even removed the driver, then used Drive Clean before re-installing, still an iss...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

bill r., Newegg
10 March 2010
  • Summary: I actually have a P35 bd but the reviews RE memory errors is occurring with mine also. Will run fine in SINGLE & FLEX mode but NOT dual mode. GB has been available on phone so I don't know about comments to contrary.
  • Pros: great MB reasonable price. HD audio, RAM & CPU options - RAID Easytune overclocking (which I haven't done yet). Stable EXCEPT see below...
  • Cons: Not much -- EXCEPT it has developed memory errors and after a LOT of troubleshooting I have determined that the problem is probably the MEMORY CONTROLLER. Which is most likely the cause for bad reviews on the EP45.
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Overall 4
4.0

erratic behavior

Corey F., Newegg
9 March 2010
  • Summary: rma'ed this board and bought an asus. I have a UD3R board in another system that has been rock solid for 16 months so must just be the 1.2 rev of the UD3P. Burned. Lesson learned.
  • Pros: wasn't doa.
  • Cons: Couldn't load OS (win7 or xppro). memory errors, memtest errors in millions. after purchase found other reviews of ram issues with the latest rev of this board. I purchased ram off compatibility list.
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Overall 4
4.0

Objectively Negative Review

Anonymous, Newegg
7 March 2010
  • Summary: Before anyone blasts me, I know that DOAs happen and it's just luck of the draw. However, I'm basing my conclusions from others' reviews and a history with this company. Even if not DOA, there are too many hoops to jump through to get this working.
  • Pros: * A champion overclocker. It took my quad core Q9550 to 4.0Ghz without any bios adjustment other than FSB. 9hrs stable Prime95. Bet it would go farther with tweaking. * Very intelligently designed. The copper layer does it's job as the board runs extremely cool. The heatsinks are long instead of ...
  • Cons: This is the second gigabyte motherboard I've bought recently and probably the last. These boards seem to have a number of issues the vendor is indifferent to fixing - especially UD3P rev 1.6, which I have and doesn't work. * The P55 and EP45 boards I owned had memory issues and USB issues that I ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Good when they work

John M., Newegg
1 March 2010
  • Pros: Fast, lots of features.
  • Cons: Seems to be a gamble getting one that works. I bought three, and two of them randomly crash, won't POST, die in mid-boot or hang. The one that works replaced one of the others and has all of the original other components, so I know it's not power supply, memory or graphics card.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great! If you get a working one

Michael C., Newegg
1 March 2010
  • Summary: It's tough to get 8GB of RAM stable in this board. It can be done, though. I've got 8GB running and I don't get any memory errors. I've had a couple of BSODs, but it's tough to tell if it's related to Win7 or the memory config. Either way, the board is pretty solid...when it works.
  • Pros: Easy overclocking and BIOS config. Lots of ports. Solid construction.
  • Cons: I purchased 3 of these for business PC builds. One was DOA, and another failed within 2 months. RMA'd the first through Newegg, which is always easy. I'm currently waiting to get a response from Gigabyte for the 2nd... support through their site is lacking. They only seem to accept email inquiry ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Rev 1.6 is terrible

A.C.K., Amazon
18 February 2009
  • Summary: I've had terrible troubles with this board from day one. Bad ram slots to start with - 2 out of 4. I figured since I only wanted to use 2 sticks, I would make do, but over time the board fried another stick of ram and now hangs randomly. I'm never, ever going with GIGABYTE again.
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