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Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R
5.9 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R

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Overall 6
6.0

Still going since 2009 build

Kim K., Newegg
26 November 2015
  • Summary: I gave it 3 stars mostly for the start up issues in the beginning, and the bad ram slots. Other than that, this MB is still going after 6 years. I think that counts for something. I am planning out a new build right now. Truthfully, I will probably steer away from a Gigabyte MD.
  • Pros: It's a very good looking board. Was easy to put in. All the board connectors were well marked.
  • Cons: When I built this board, I had 2 PC builds under my belt. This was the first one to be a total PITA to get up and running. Only 2 RAM slots work. It has some weird USB issues. Sometimes when I plug in a USB, it actually disables my mouse and keyboard USB. I have to do a complete restart.
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Overall 10
10

Work Horse

Theresa E., Newegg
11 August 2011
  • Summary: I am sure knowing what I am doing has a lot to do with my success but 14,000 hours of run time with only minor issues(not from the product) has to be a record of some sort. This thing just rocks as does the Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield and the 8 Gigs of G.SKILL DDR3 1600 and 4 1.5TB Seagate...
  • Pros: Still going strong after 1 year 8months and 7 days running 24/7. Yet to find anything that it cant do well. plenty of USB, SATA, Memory slots, has more Bios options then I will ever use. Dual bios! recovers from a bad flash without having to press, plug in, hold anything.
  • Cons: It's not new anymore. They don't sell it anymore. Someday it will not work anymore.
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Overall 10
10

Update

Yevgeniy C., Newegg
14 February 2010
  • Summary: This is an update to what i said earlier. INSTALL the utilities for the motherboard. Open up the "smart6" utility and enable quickboot. Only do this after you made sure its running like you want. In my earlier review i posted that this motherboard boots really slowly and wakes from boot slowly too.
  • Pros: Durable, Cool, Blue color, Great back panel with now stupid printer ports or com ports overclocks easy.
  • Cons: was not compatible with my corsair ddr3 1800mhz ram
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Overall 6
6.0

Starting to annoy me

Yevgeniy C., Newegg
13 February 2010
  • Summary: My build. Cooler Master CM690 Gigabyte GA-p55 (updated bios) Intel core i5 750 quad core cpu @ 2.66 Corsair Dominator ddr3 Ram (4x1gb) @ DDR3 1333 cl7 EVGA 9800gt 512mb ddr3 gfx card Roswill 600w PSU 1500 gb total hdd space (various size disks) Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit ... i know...
  • Pros: Lots of features, durable board pretty good OC features Nice MOFSET cooling. I absolutely love the rear panel layout and how there is no integrated video. No pointless printer port or com ports that no one uses anymore. fun to play with the "face wizard" utility... made my image win95 loading scr...
  • Cons: The biggest con I have with this board is that it does not support my Corsair Dominator RAM. Mine is ddr3 1800 at cl7. I can "overclock" to make it to specs but then my cpu overheats and its all unstable. What tops that is when i unplugged the computer to change one of the side fans, when i plugg...
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Overall 8
8.0

Hi

Anonymous, Newegg
13 February 2010
  • Pros: I Love the look and technology of gigabyte boards. This current board failed a day after i had it. But it does happen.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent board but TERRIBLE Customer Service

Anthony S., Newegg
12 February 2010
  • Summary: Don't rely on Gigabyte to be truthful or helpful. I actually argued with the tech that wanted me to build various RAID configs. She consistently interrupted me and was rude.
  • Pros: Board has a ton of USB ports and a fair amount of SATA ports. Decent price for what you get. Built in RAID controller - see below for more info though!
  • Cons: Gigabyte customer service is absolutely terrible! My RAID 10 failed within a month of having the board. After several new HDDs, I finally RMA's the board. 2 weeks later it is returned. No documentation on the problem, fix, etc. I called gigabyte and the CS rep said "they found the problem and fix...
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Overall 10
10

Fine mobo

4737030998049281, Newegg
6 February 2010
  • Summary: After reading other reviews, I flashed to F-4 before I did anything. I used win 7 drivers for audio and lan. No problems to report. Shouda waited for A version.
  • Pros: Fast and stable board. Plenty sata and usb connectors. Extra cool SB. Easy set up. Sinks on VRMs. OC software work well.
  • Cons: Slow coming out of sleep. (about 20 secs)
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Overall 10
10

Perfection

Matthew L., Newegg
5 February 2010
  • Summary: The cool-blue color scheme is nice, and goes well with subtle blue LEDs.
  • Pros: The perfect motherboard for building a great gaming platform. Enough slots for expansion and memory. Multiple safety measures in place to make BIOS flashing simple and easy. Very sturdy, the PCB is very tough! When it says 2oz copper, it actually means it, this board doesn't bend at all, even whe...
  • Cons: Ships with a lame version F2 BIOS that guffs up Win7 install and hangs on the performance evaluation. Easy and safe to flash up to version F4 using @BIOS from within Windows, took less than a minute and all was well. Memory slots are kind of close to the CPU socket, so if you use a huge cooler yo...
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Overall 4
4.0

Total Junk.

Anonymous, Newegg
5 February 2010
  • Summary: The last Gigabyte motherboard I purchased turned out to have nothing but problems. BIOS problems, random crashes, slow response - all of which apply to this motherboard, meaning not much has changed with Gigabyte. Also, the USB port has problems with disconnecting to my Sony MP3 player.
  • Pros: The box is colorful and shiny. Gigabyte really knows how to present and market their products. I was suckered in to the hype.
  • Cons: Wow, where to begin. Ok, I purchased this as a combo with an Intel I7 860 CPU. First, after plugging in my USB keyboard and mouse, I quickly found out that the BIOS revision shipped with the motherboard had bugs with USB keyboard support. I checked the support website and found the BIOS was 3 rev...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good motherboard

Anonymous, Newegg
3 February 2010
  • Summary: This motherboard has worked superbly since I first powered it on. A very solid choice.
  • Pros: Well built motherboard, good clear setup instructions.
  • Cons: BIOS defaulted SATA ports to IDE mode. After I installed Windows 7 I learned that I should have made a driver disk and changed the mode to AHCI or RAID. It was pretty easy to fix however, so this isn't a huge con in my book.
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