Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P
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Thomas T., Newegg
11 February 2010
Pros: Great board, over clocks well. Has some bios and onboard bugs but over all it good.
Cons: Cannot get my rear speakers to work in Realtech 5.1 or quad, sound. I have to set my speakers to 7.1 surround to get my rear speakers working. However, in Windows Vista sound set up, set to 5.1 or Quad sound, the speakers work fine during the testing sequence . This is a problem since I only have...
Summary: It is a solid board for the price, don't fault this board if you misread the specs.
Pros: 8 pin eps 12v rail plug, ddr 3 1666, good price, can save bios settings to flash drive.
Cons: smaller than standard ATX board size so it will be floating on the right side just be careful and you will be fine. Bios are not as good as they could be but not bad either. As far as i can tell all usb ports on the I/o panel are 1.1 not 2.0 but you do have 2 usb2.0 headers inside, but have not d...
Summary: I would have given this MB a five star. But, although Gigabyte is an outstanding company with excellent products, see the cons and do not hold your breath waiting for the rebate on their products. After two and one-half months of waiting, I have given up on the rebate.
Pros: This moherboard is really great for the price. Easy to install, easy to work with. But, please see the cons. Color coding of the memory banks is nice. More USB slots than you probably need, but that is the way things are heading.
Cons: Two big cons. First, on the left side of the MB, down the side with the SATA connectors and the 24 pin connector, 3 holes for the MB stand-offs do not line up with the stand-offs. I would advise installing the memory on a flat surface BEFORE installing the MB into the case. Second, top right of t...
Summary: I recommend Gigabyte over Asus motherboards anyday. Asus treated me horribly, refusing to take back a damaged board before the warranty expired because they said they didn't have spare parts for it and that it was "scratched". Yeah, it was NOT scratched when I returned it to them!
Pros: So far my games are running without slow downs, hang ups, freeze ups and crashes, despite long hours of play, for five months now. I guess that has something to do with my motherboard stability. That being said, I'm happy with this board.
Cons: Customer support is a bit undecided as to when the warranty begins and ends. At the time of purchase or mobo creation? I get different answers when I call. That being said, I hope my mobo doesn't die any time soon.
Summary: Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P A-DATA 2x2gb DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24 AMD Phenom II X3 720BE unlocked and overclocked to 3.2ghz XFX HD5770 OC 950/1370 (5480 effective) Samsung 1tb 7200rpm NZXT M59 Case Lite-On OEM DVD-RW Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Pros: Very nice layout...it looks really nice, SATA ports are pointed at a 90* angle Crossfire support (planning for 2 5770's in CF eventually) Onboard Gigabit ethernet GREAT sound, no need for a dedicated sound DDR3 1666+ (in slots 3 and 4) Great BIOS, easy overclocking Sturdy, "Ultra Durable" PRICE (...
Cons: I had to manually set RAM speed/timings (not really a con, most boards have this problem and it was an easy fix) Windows 7 install was taking a long time (over an hour to get to 20% extracting) i googled it and found that disabling the floppy controller fixed this (install took only 20 mins) Its ...
Summary: This is a decent enough board, but as is usual with Gigabyte, their boards get leprosy and parts die or fall off. For the money, this is a good investment for a good gamer or tweak board. The more expensive boards offer little more than this board)
Pros: Good Layout, all features you really need, good price for what it is (790FX has little practical benefits over this boards 790X), built for gamers and tweakers
Cons: Ethernet port already died, just like everyone else. Gigabyte BIOS updates are always an exercise in hope and luck. Things are mis spelled in BIOS and not clear as to what they do anyway. Layout is good enough, but its hard to use all the PCI slots if you actually need them (like when your ethern...
Summary: I will probably try pulling the little aluminum heat sink caps off; right now my north bridge is running hotter than my processor, and there's air blowing by, just not getting into the heat sink's fins, it just blows over the heat sink caps.
Pros: Solid board. We build a lot of gigabyte based systems at work, and they've always been solid. BIOS config options should be enough to suit most tastes. Good spacing between the PCIe 16x and 8x slots, so there's enough room for some air space between double thick video cards.
Cons: Included board monitoring and clock modifying software appears to not work at all in Win7, double clicking the icon requests admin priv, and then nothing happens. Heat sinks on voltage regs and north bridge are typical gigabyte silliness; they are designed to only really work well with a stock co...
Summary: It's not the video card nor power supply that makes that noise.
Pros: looks good, offers lots of features. Dual BIOS is really nice feature
Cons: Memory slots too close to CPU. SATA ports are on angle, that make little bit harder to disconnect cables if you have one's with clips. And the biggest problem: board seems to make like humming or if you wish electric noise when you play high end games.
Summary: Overall a great board. AM3, DDR3 and very upgradeable.
Pros: I wanted a quality board for my 1st build and this was it. Excellent features, easy to understand manual for a 1st time builder and a solid platform for future upgrades.
Cons: Board seems to flex a bit, should've been a bit longer, no big deal. Just be careful when pushing in cables. I wish both PCI express were x16. Doesn't seem logical to have one x16 and one x8. Minus 1 egg for that.