www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Gigabyte GA-M61P-S3
4.6 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-M61P-S3

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GA-M61P-S3

Showing 1-10 of 101
Overall 10
10

Great Motherboard

Nathan J., Newegg
5 January 2015
  • Pros: I am coming up on 8 years with this motherboard. It is running great. I have never had any issues with this. I have gotten full use out of this motherboard, couldn't be happier.
  • Cons: Just noticed the other day that some of the capacitors are bulging. Capacitors will go bad over time. But after 8 years of use.. I can't complain.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

7 years and still going strong

Roderick N., Newegg
23 March 2014
  • Pros: Used this board in a custom build in 2007. Worked great! About 5 years ago I turned it into my media server and it has never had any problems that a reboot could not fix
  • Cons: It's hard to think of any. I kind of wished it had more SATA ports, but for 7 year old board I cannot complain.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

GREAT MOBO!

MARCUS Z., Newegg
3 November 2013
  • Pros: VERY reliable board! Bought this thing years ago for my very first custom build and is still running today in my brothers computer!
  • Cons: NONE!
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Awesome mobo even after 4 yrs

Asim K., Newegg
9 December 2011
  • Summary: WIsh it supported more memory standards than just ddr2 800 - no cons really for me on this board so far
  • Pros: Runs alot of apps and too many appliances off the PC to write here and still quite stable. Oddly, in 4 yrs of owning it, I got three BSOD's in a 2 weeks period after I installed the free zole alarm. Got rid of it and no more BSOD's
  • Cons: Wouldn't mind more USB's, like another 4 - hmmm...
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Very pleased with this mobo

Walter D., Newegg
12 February 2008
  • Summary: I'd buy this mobo again without hesitation. Dropped in 2 GB of dual channel DDR2 800 SDRAM and an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Windsor CPU. Running Mepis Linux and it's flawless... loving it.
  • Pros: Love the onboard everything... which I guess most mobos these days are doing. Had to have Firewire, though, which not all come with. Also, had to have Nvidia to take advantage of the Linux drivers, and the onboard NVIDIA GeForce 6100 video chipset was just the ticket.
  • Cons: None as far as I am concerned.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Pretty solid.

Anonymous, Newegg
8 February 2008
  • Summary: Great for the budget build.
  • Pros: Multiple firewire connects, has been quite stable, Fedora Linux liked it for the most part (still haven't gotten the firewire to work, but that's my fault I'm sure, not the motherboard's). Price was good for the things you get. Onboard video in the case that you need a backup if your REAL board d...
  • Cons: Too few fan connections for my taste, but luckily most of my fans have the option of normal 4 pin power connetion. The north bridge does get warm, but not too bad since I don't use th onboard video.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

User Review

James E., Newegg
7 February 2008
  • Summary: These boards might need to beckecked by Gigabyte. Surely I wouldn't have gotten the only bad two
  • Pros: The motherboard is ok when it works
  • Cons: had boot up prob with Ram sticks in Slots 1 & 2 , moved to slots 3 & 4 boot ok. RMA motherboard, new one the onboard sound is dead, had to install a sound card. Also have second board and the memory slots 1 & 2 are going out also.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Good Choice (almost a 5 egg)

John D., Newegg
5 February 2008
  • Summary: Easily upgraded BIOS to F6 version via floppy. I have two of these boards, one running a stock 5200 X2, and the other runs my 5000 X2 Black Edition at 3.0 Ghz by changing the multiplier. CPUs idle below 30 deg C on AMD stock 4-wire fan w/ heatsink. Both PCs a really quiet.
  • Pros: Lots of features, so you may not even need the 4 PCI slots. Cool and Quiet support really reduces noise due to CPU fan. You can also use it to controls the case fan. My case fan comes on at about 30 deg C motherboard temp. Plenty of extra headers for additional USB and Firewire ports.
  • Cons: The NB runs too hot (even hotter with a PCIe graphics card - go figure!) so I ended up having to add a 40mm x 10mm chipset fan . I put a 150 ohm resitor in series with the fan so it runs at about 2.5k rpm which makes it inaudible but effective. Only one IDE - I'd rather have the 2nd IDE instead o...
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

User Review

henry y., Newegg
25 January 2008
  • Pros: good price, some overclockability, easy to understand bios
  • Cons: only 1 IDE slot, hidden ram overclock option in bios requires you to press Ctrl+F1 which isn't in the manual, i'm not sure if it's just me but i couldn't OC the fsb past 214mhz stable
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Greg - RMA Update

Gregory L., Newegg
18 January 2008
  • Summary: Would have been a nice board without the problems. First board was DOA, and then the 2nd board LAN was DOA. I have been a fan of Gigabyte for a few years, but this experience has left somewhat a sour taste in my mouth. I am starting to question their product quality
  • Pros: First board was DOA, but then the RMA board came in and booted up nicely. Good board layout, color coated and the instructions were pretty straight forward. Nothing too complicated for the average user Well like I said earlier and in my previous review first board was DOA.
  • Cons: BUT the 2nd board could not get the Ethernet adapter to work at all. The driver CD scans the configuration first then selects the drivers you need to install based on the scan results. Well with the LAN not working, it wouldn’t give me the option. With that, updated drivers, onboard LAN was DOA. ...
  • Read full review
Next page >>