Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2 (rev. 1.0)
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Works great, no issues
Justin B., Newegg
7 May 2015
Summary: Put this in a cheap build for my mother-in-law who just needs basic internet and office document viewing/editing. It does the deed and does it well. Hardware used: Intel Celeron G1840 Processor BX80646G1840 Gigabyte LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX DDR3 1600 Motherboards GA-H81M-DS2V...
Pros: Every part does what it's supposed to do. I had no issues with this board. What else is there to say?
Summary: Worked out of the box, no issue with RAM. Disk that comes with the MOBO had such a smooth installation process, it has made me think twice about using GIGABYTE - satisfied customer here.
Pros: Bought this for an i3 upgrade for my fathers PC. -2 display ports -USB 3.0 I honestly never bought GIGABYTE before because I just had this notion that they were cheap in terms of quality. Boy did they prove me wrong. Nothing fancy about this board, it's just an H81 and does its job flawlessly.
Cons: Lacking sufficient number of fan connectors, but this is the case with most Micro ATX boards. I had plenty of 3-pin to molex connectors, so If you have a lot of fans keep this in mind or buy a fan controller. Other than that - none.
Summary: I am Head of Information Technology for the company that I work for and have been in I.T. for just under 20 years. I have never had this much of a challenge getting technical support for an item that I had purchased. The only reason I gave 1 egg is because I couldn't give a zero.
Cons: Board arrived. Installed in PC. Fans kick on but no POST. Tried to find technical support. The number given is in another country. Went to the website. Was forced to login with either my windows live account, Facebook account or had to create a passport account. I tried creating the passport acco...
Summary: I put an i5-4590 in it and it's running like a dream. Didn't realize it doesn't support RAIDs, I thought everything did that these days...
Pros: Cheap, supports i7s
Cons: Crowded, my 2 slot video card cooler is actually touching my PCIe Wifi card, but it works. Need a compact video card to use the middle PCIe slot. Not sure why they don't put the second PCIe slot above the PCIe x16 slot so you can use it.
Summary: after so many attempts in getting a stable overclock, thanks to one of the reviewers, chistopher t., i got a stable setting @ 4.1. i may try to go higher. used prime95 for 2 hours using simple and blended, reached 63C temps with a $20 cooler Raijintek Aidos, but i added another 92mm fan to create a...
Pros: price, simple not too complicated. perfect for my matx case that was lying around. bios is excellent. nice layout, USB 3.0. got this thru a combo deal with an Intel G3258.
Cons: easy overclocking options are greyed out and are only available on Z8, Z9 motherboards overclocking needs to done thru bios using trial and error
Summary: Great Motherboard for $50.00 Dollars. The CPU 3 GHZ Intel Pentium G3220 LGA 1150 and works great.
Pros: This was my first Build the motherboard layout was simple to understand, And easy to fit in my case. I also liked that it has 3 fan headers one for the front of the case the other for the back of the case and for the CPU fan. and work write out of the box. I will buying this this motherboard for ...
Cons: The only con is regarding the I/O shield it felt very flexible when putting it on the back of the case.
Summary: adjusting only the multiplier, i could only get it overclocked to 3.6ghz. i thought the g3258 was a dud. but i researched more about all the other settings i could play around with. i ended up setting (1) memory to 1333mhz, (2) uncore ratio to 32x and (3) cpu core voltage to max 1.2v.
Pros: cheap - got it on a combo deal with the g3258 for $80.
Cons: took me a long time to figure out how to get a stable overclock.