Summary: I bought this motherboard before most of the issues everyone had with it came to light. This went into a light use build with a clarksdale i3. My mom has been using this computer for the past 4.5 years with no problems.
Summary: Gigabyte is going straight down hill with their product quality. They used to make a solid, reliable product and 50+% of their MBs and components my computer manufacturing company purchases do no pass our initial testing with a good handful dieing months out.
Summary: Just wanted to leave a mostly positive review here. I've owned this board for 3-4 years now, and it's been my primary system. For the first few months I owned it, I was having the reboot nightmares others are complaining about, but I was also using the integrated graphics, and only with a 230W PSU.
Pros: Pretty good little mITX board if you know what you're doing
Cons: Obviously the integrated graphics stability issues
Summary: So has anyone been successful going through Gigabyte RMA process? I guess I'll try to get that started soon and will hold off buying a new motherboard for a little while.
Pros: Very good board while it lasted.
Cons: So, I've been fighting with this board for probably 6 months now, on and off. It wasn't until now that I decided to look for a replacement, that I checked others reviews. My PC boots up for about 5 minutes at a time and then just shuts off. The scariest part is that I never know when it will boot...
Summary: I never overclocked this board. It worked fine for a year then I replaced it with an ASUS board. Packed it away in it's original packaging & antistatic bag and stored for it in the closet for a year, with other spare parts.
Pros: Gigabyte's quality has never done me wrong..till now. 1. Great features for the size & time 2. Option to overclock 3. Good MB for HTPC
Cons: 1. Will not stay on for more than 5 min, then is unresponsive/dead for a Half Hour+ then will turn back on only turn off 5ish min later. a. All temperatures are fine when computer shuts off. CPU - 32C MB - 44C b. All components work with another board 2. BIOS intermittently reads CPU Fan speed, j...
Cons: I'm like everyone else here as well. I bought this board without reading reviews beforehand and now I'm regretting it. I can use it to browse the internet, but that is it. Any stress from games or any sort of video (twitch.tv, youtube, netflix) will cause the computer to shut of and not turn back...
Summary: If there isn't a recall to replace these boards with a refurbished model (at the VERY least), there should be. I knew I was taking a chance purchasing another Gigabyte motherboard after the headaches the first one gave me. "It's been 10 years, surely they have better quality control," I told myself.
Pros: Relatively complete feature set for a Mini-ITX motherboard released in 2010. The primary reason I risked purchasing a second Gigabyte motherboard, hoping they'd improved their quality control since 2002.
Cons: After about 6 months with a mild OC of 160 BCLK (DDR3-1600) and all else left the same -- other than manually-set RAM timings -- the board began to shut down, seemingly at random. As time went on, patterns became evident... it was usually when running any GPU-accelerated software. Through much tr...