Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H
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Nice board, a Few misses.
2 January 2011
Summary: Pros + + Small + Well built + Easy to read instructions + Looks great + Decent for overclocking + Bios are simple and functional + TONS of inputs and outputs on the I/O panel + Works with AM3 processors. Cons - Needed to purchase specialized sata cables, The sata ports location causes all of them to be blocked by larger video cards. - Some of the locations for the case inputs were located in strange places. Overall, for the price. This is a fantastic motherboard.
Summary: This motherboard is pretty well built quality wise, all components looks solid and long lasting. Plenty of features also. One big drawback!!!! Becareful if you use a long video card for example i'm using a geforce 250 and 3 of the sata ports gets blocked by the GFX card... leaving tight space for connecting only 2 sata devices...
Summary: I like the motherboard well enough; stable at spec'd voltages, 4G RAM, Ubuntu linux, etc. My biggest disappointment was that the integrated video doesn't support HDMI and DVI video simultaneously; if you want dual monitors with the integrated video, one of them has to use the analog D-SUB connector. See Note 3 @[..] I'll be adding an additional ATI card to my system to support dual digital monitors, which I hope doesn't require more cooling.
Summary: The MA785GMT-UD2H motherboard has a lot going for it. It is relatively inexpensive at $80.00 on Newegg as of this morning. For that price you get the full package including the best featured integrated graphics on the market, High Definition Audio in the form of the Realtek ALC889A CODEC, low noise with no fans on the NB, and a decent performer to boot.
Summary: when configured to the max 8GB, Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit fails. Removing a 2 GB memory stick and all was well. Otherwise, no problems. Have not figureed out a memory workaround but it was very frustrating. Problem appeared during large (>1 GB) file copies. System froze. Seems to be an Ubuntu issue.
Summary: The only issue I had was the the motherboard operates the RAM at least 1.6 volts, which fried a few sticks that were rated at 1.5 volts. I didnt know anything about the voltage settings before all this...all the other specs of the RAM matched just fine and the voltage is not something you typically are concerned about it.
Summary: Installation was rather easy - mounted CPU and memory on MB before putting it in the case, first time I do it like this. Posted at 2nd try - had forgotten to plug in the CPU power header in the first try. So you could say that it posted right away (with Athlon II X2 250). Has all the features needed for an everyday PC user, and much more - this one is for my sister in law, who uses it mainly to surf the web, email, messenger, etc. plus some office work.
Summary: I would not suggest this board anymore considering there are new boards by Gigabyte with USB 3.0 and other features (like sideport memory). However, this motherboard is amazing! It has almost everything you could ask for: firewire, integrated graphics, AM3 platform, DDR3 memory, plenty of sata connections etc. I was also able to unlock extra cores on my Phenom II X3 processor.