Summary: Overall, the board has been a little flaky over the years (bought it in Nov/Dec 2009). I found out quickly it was best not to overclock the CPU (that might not be the fault of the board). The sound acted up until Gigabytes last set of drivers, so now its okay.
Pros: Easy to install, looked like a solid board, tolerated a little overclocking (but that wasn't my goal).
Cons: It almost never handles 16GB thumb drives. Sometimes the data shows up, most of the time either the USB driver fails to install (Windows 7) and Device Manager shows a yellow bang, or the tray notification says the device is ready to use, but explorer says it has no data and there's no free space....
Summary: Probably the last Gigabyte board I will buy as I am having much better luck with ASUS.
Pros: Small from factor and easy to navigate bios.
Cons: My board has never been totally right. I get voltage errors with the smallest of overclocks using the Gigabyte utility, and now my sata drives are not all recognized until 3 or 4 attempts to boot. I suspect there is voltage regulator going bad. I replaced the power supply, sata cables and tried d...
Pros: Everything runs well and solid except for the on board sound.
Cons: This is the second system i built this year with this MB. both systems have serious sound problems with the on board sound. Gygabytes website acknowledges it and has a new bios to flash to correct the problem. didn't work on either system. sound is delayed, crackley, and pops. it awful. I won't b...
Good Features, Good Price, but not for the faint of heart.
Anthony N., Newegg
3 October 2010
Summary: I do like the board, I just think I'm going to stick with ASUS or MSI in the future. It would have been worth the increase in price to either of those brands similar offerings to avoid the RAM nightmare.
Pros: Very feature rich board for the price point. Solid Caps, nice copper heatsink on the northbridge.
Cons: I have had nothing but troubles with this board's automatic RAM settings. I've tried three different sets of ram from two different companies (Mushkin & Corsair) and none of the ram, even the ones on the guaranteed compatibility list I've tried were "plug and play" so to speak. You have to manual...
Summary: Great motherboard for the price. I have an Intel Core i7-860 installed with 8 gigs of RAM - I purchased two G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333. All hardware works as advertised as well as the BIOS/drivers.
Summary: Strange board, but it serves its purpose and is currently working fine. Also, be sure to disable the ugly splash screen during startup.
Pros: It runs my i7 fine, as expected. Has extensive overclocking options in BIOS that I'm sure some people would know how to use properly.
Cons: Inserting a card into the PCI-E 16x slot causes you to not be able to remove some RAM. Removing the card solves this problem. A lot of my USB ports fried. RMA'd the motherboard with Gigabyte (decent service, but slow) and they replaced a few components and shipped it back. Works fine now. Even th...
Summary: I do not want to discourage other buyers from buying this board. I might have received a bad unit. While it was running, it was running great. For that reason I will give it 3 eggs.
Pros: -Quick to setup - nice design, seems durable - overclocks easily my setup in a nutshell is: -GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 - Antec 80 plus 500 watts - i7 860 CPU @ 21 *160 stock voltage - Geil DDR3 4 Gig ram - 640 32mb hard disk
Cons: - Not sure what happened there, but motherboard died after couple of days. I was running Prime 95, CPU temp was about 55C (I have the Corsair H50) and after about 20 minutes of testing, motherboard shutdown unexpectedly. Any attempts to power ON did not work. I was using the ANTEC true power 500 ...
Summary: DOA is headache, I try to fix 1~2days more Feeling so bad,My first gigabyte
Pros: Good imege Company,Cheap price,lot of feature My first gigabyte board,secound 1156 system
Cons: I bought dec/09 but used 3days because windows come 3days ago F3 BIOS updated F5 after BIOS main screen CPU TEMP is blank Sensor working regulary becuase MIT screen displayed each core temp Starting is hard after completely turn off restart is nothing problem after starting,nothing problem workin...