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Gigabyte GA-J1800N-D2H
8.4 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-J1800N-D2H

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Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GA-J1800N-D2H

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Overall 8
8.0

Nice board

Junior Thompson, Amazon
27 August 2014
Overall 4
4.0

What a pain in the @$$...

Mike, Amazon
8 July 2014
  • Summary: What a pain in the @$$... I've been building systems for over 20 years now, and I think I had more trouble getting an OS installed on this board than any other I've worked with.
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Overall 2
2.0

I agree with everyone else!

ZEUS, Amazon
1 July 2014
  • Summary: This board is PAINFUL! If you want to load windows 7, forget it! Then... after trying Windows 7 for 3 days, you turn to Windows 8 to load but only to find out you can't even get back into the BIOS to set the boot order. I am seriously through at this point.
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Overall 10
10

Great power for a small board

P. Demers, Amazon
20 June 2014
  • Summary: This board was able to push Minecraft on fancy graphics at 1920x1080 at roughly 30fps. It is very responsive, will most likely use more of them for other tiny builds.
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome for Ubuntu Server

Alena S., Newegg
10 June 2014
  • Summary: If you can't get into the regular BIOS from the splash screen just type "exit" twice at the UEFI console prompt - it will take you there. I'm copying/editing/annotating instructions for BIOS update that I used, these were provided by Lance W.
  • Pros: - Very fast, very cool server board. - 1x half-height mini PCI-E and 1x PCI-E (just enough for a dual band router build) - UEFI console provides the command "pci" which lets you double check that you're hardware is connected/functioning prior to OS installation
  • Cons: - Needs a BIOS update - Ridiculously weird USB keyboard support: UEFI console works with pretty much any keyboard but once you are in standard BIOS screen most suddenly don't - of the three keyboards I had handy only one worked. Having a PS/2 keyboard around is the only sure bet for setting up th...
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Good Board

Michael C., Newegg
4 May 2014
  • Summary: I bought this motherboard and build a fanless rig for surfing the Internet. Being new to mini-ITX boards, I bought Mini-Box’s “picoPSU-160-XT, 160w output” and figured I would need at least a 150-watt power adapter.
  • Pros: Very cool running. Small Good power Low Watts The bottom line is that overall this is an excellent board, particularly if you are looking for something small, fanless, with good power. In fact, this board is so cool running that it runs much cooler than my HP Thin Client t5720, which has a single...
  • Cons: Needs BIOS upgrade in order to run Windows 7 F-Panel is on opposite side of PCI-Express slot Like others have noted, a BIOS upgrade is necessary in order to run/install Windows 7. It’s silly because Windows 7 is still popular, but for some reason Gigabyte decided to forget about Windows 7 out of ...
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Overall 6
6.0

HDMI out doesn't speak to my TV

Nathan M., Newegg
4 May 2014
  • Summary: Reading the other comments, I went straight to a pair of 4GB SODIMMS at 1.35V, and immediately flashed this MB to the F3 BIOS. I used a PS/2 keyboard when flashing/tweaking the BIOS to F3. Never had a single problem getting it recognized.
  • Pros: It's small, and dead quiet -- completely fanless. When coupled with a SSD, there's no moving parts. Low power, though I've not measured it. Super-easy setup for a HTPC box -- plug in RAM, a SSD, power supply, and it's ready. 4.9 Windows experience rating, lowest number is the CPU.
  • Cons: VGA out is the only working video port. I did my initial build, BIOS setup & Win7/64 install with this board connected via VGA to a monitor. But, when I tried to connect this to a Sony KDL40EX501 TV, the TV never saw a signal. Tried multiple HDMI cables, multiple TV inputs. No luck. For a MB that...
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Overall 4
4.0

Great work from Intel! Not Gigabyte!

EdTheEngineer, Amazon
21 April 2014
  • Summary: Let's be real: the reason this board is good is because of the Intel J1800 SoC. It's a fantastic chip. So, all of the credit goes to Intel. Gigabyte, on the other hand, couldn't even figure out how to make this board boot a normal operating system out of the box.
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Overall 6
6.0

The bios is awkward

tommylommykins, Amazon
17 April 2014
  • Summary: Like other people have said, the F2 BIOS seems buggy. It regularly froze in the BIOS upon powerup or restarting. Updating to the F3 BIOS was not easy. The print documentation supplied by gigabyte on how to do this was inaccurate and some of the update methods they suggested do not work.
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Overall 6
6.0

Solid motherboard but strange BIOS

Hartono Nugroho, Amazon
10 April 2014
  • Summary: I am tearing my hair out for 2 days before checking out this page. Been trying to install Win7 (try both 32&64bit) with CD and USB flashdisk UEFI, legacy and all, to no avail. Read here that it only accept Win 8 X64 if you are in BIOS F2, which I have.
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