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Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2 (rev. 1.0)
8.5 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2 (rev. 1.0)

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Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2 (rev. 1.0)

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Overall 2
2.0

Cheap, but this motherboard is a trap

samuel c., Newegg
1 January 2016
  • Summary: - i recommend this motherboard if you plan on never upgrading to the latest gen cpu's or using the latest OS's
  • Pros: - Exceptional Price - Ease of Use - Hardware itself is solid
  • Cons: - if you get this motherboard, you WILL NOT be able to install Windows 8 or 10 of any version - because you cannot use the latest windows. you will be more vulnerable to a wider variety of malware - i spent $300 on the i7 4790 as an upgrade from a g3528 and it didn't even run on this motherboard ...
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Overall 2
2.0

No responce

Ernest M., Newegg
23 November 2015
  • Pros: It did work.
  • Cons: I tried to load free windows 10 and could not. I spent over 6 hours with Microsoft and they could not load 10. I don't know if it was the motherboard or not but I unplugged everything else and it would not load. I found other people were having trouble with loading 10 with a Gigabyte board when I...
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Joey O., Newegg
18 October 2015
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Motherboard will power on but not POST and no beeps. Swapped memory, video cards, etc. Nothing. I've just now learned lots of people were having issues with this board. Money down the drain.
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Overall 8
8.0

It Works!

LUDWIG P., Newegg
18 October 2015
  • Summary: Hey, I got it on sale with the rebate for $29.00 so should I complain about anything??? Well, it has been sitting in my closet for over 10 months now and I decided to use it as a cheapo Linux build with the G3258 Processor and a 128GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD as well as 8gig of Ripjaws X Ram, all of...
  • Pros: Cheap and works very well.
  • Cons: No HDMI output.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not Happy

Joey O., Newegg
17 October 2015
  • Pros: Not sure, it won't boot.
  • Cons: I bought the motherboard with the Intel G3258 and it will not boot. Nothing comes up on the monitor and I've tried the onboard video and a separate vga card.
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Overall 6
6.0

working now

Gary C., Newegg
19 August 2015
  • Pros: Good price, dvi and analog.
  • Cons: First one burnt out after 5 minutes during OS install. Would not post again after that. Got an RMA and the newer one seems to be doing ok so far.
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Overall 10
10

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?
  • Cons: No problems here.
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Overall 10
10

Works...

Kay K., Newegg
18 April 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Great Motherboard

Sean A., Newegg
10 April 2015
  • Pros: It hasnt failed and plays games with no problem.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible support options

William B., Newegg
19 March 2015
  • 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.
  • Pros: None
  • 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...
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