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Gigabyte GA-X48-DS4
5.2 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-X48-DS4

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Overall 10
10

Been a very reliable board

Inna G., Newegg
27 October 2013
  • Pros: Had this board for over 5 years. Still works 100%
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Rock solid board

Inna G., Newegg
26 October 2013
  • Pros: Highly durable. Bought this board 6 years ago! Still works like new.
  • Cons: Nothing, other than the colors.
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Overall 10
10

I think some people are confused

Steve S., Newegg
8 June 2011
  • Summary: I think some people in giving reviews for this board should pay attention to which bios they are flashing their boards too instead of saying it ate all types of PSU and other hardware, there are no F6 or F8 Bios for this board just F2, F3b.
  • Pros: rock solid board, great connectivity, stable overclocks
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

David R., Newegg
26 December 2008
  • Summary: Newegg is one of the most professional looking, and ran retail websites I've ever used. Kudos Newegg. This was my second complete build (I've done many PC upgrades though). I wanted some 'crunch' power for heavy audio processing using lots of VST plug-ins in 32 Bit/44.1kHz audio.
  • Pros: Excellent board, new tech. An audio tech. from Native Instruments told me the Intel X48 will allow both PC and Mac OS configurations simultaneously, using separate hard drives depending on which you boot to. Haven't verified that though. I love Gigabyte's layout on their boards, and their excelle...
  • Cons: I bought recommended 2GB OCZ Reaper HPC 1066 RAM chips for the board with the Intel Core 2 Quad (Q6660) CPU (running WinXP SP3), but the system was not stable. I added some spare 2GB of Corsair DD2 800 RAM and the system runs in Flex memory, but is very stable. I plan to match the OCZ with some f...
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Overall 10
10

Completely awesome

Eric T., Newegg
13 December 2008
  • Summary: E8500 C2D 3.16GHz CPU Palit ATI Radeon 4850 LG BD/HD-DVD combo drive Antec Earthwatts 430 GSkill PC2 6400 2x2GB Vista Premium 64-bit Thermaltake HTPC case
  • Pros: Very easy. Worked great out of the box. Stable. Works as advertised! What more could I want for piece of mind?
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

CPU compatibility

Kathi W., Newegg
4 December 2008
  • Summary: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AN OLDER CPU SO YOU CAN REFLASH TO F2 IF NECESSARY! ONE EGG OFF BECAUSE OF THAT FACT WHICH GIGABYTE MAKES VERY DIFFICULT TO DISCOVER!
  • Pros: Fast with tons of expansion and onboard options
  • Cons: Although it may say it supports a certain CPU, it might not out of the box. I used an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz and the system wouldn't give any beep codes nor would it POST. it simply turned itself on and off over and over and over again. The reason being that gigabyte ships it with the f1...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good motherboard

Anonymous, Newegg
22 November 2008
  • Summary: kudos to newegg for their fast service.
  • Pros: quality build. lots of usb ports.
  • Cons: motherboard unable to recognize windows xp pro. sata connectors are too close to video card board
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Stuart M., Newegg
19 November 2008
  • Summary: Would not recommend.
  • Pros: Good specs. Performs well.
  • Cons: Mounting the stock heat sink of an Intel Core 2 Duo was very very difficult. Buggy drivers on its disc, only install the ethernet drivers so you can download better ones from each individual website. Mediocre instructions, typos everywhere (evidence of poor product quality assurance).
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Overall 4
4.0

Would not suggest to anyone.

Christopher B., Newegg
12 November 2008
  • Summary: It looked awsome. I personally love the color of gigabyte boards. But there bios and lack of features steer me away from them.
  • Pros: It has very good quality, Booted up first time, looks very nice, Good layout, Crossfire support @ 16x16.
  • Cons: The bios is terrible. Gigabyte doesn't give exact voltage for anything. Its +.200,+.150. After while it gets anoying. Did not overclock a Q6600 well at all. On another board I can easily get 3.4ghz this I couldn't even get 3.0ghz. This board also needs onboard CMOS reset button and on/off button....
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Overall 10
10

Stable.

Anonymous, Newegg
9 November 2008
  • Summary: Shopping for 2 X 4870s. How low can they go...?
  • Pros: Got it up rinning W$ in 2 hours including putting case, HSF, drives, etc. together. NV120 HSF fits into Thermaltake M9 mid tower case, tight but nice. E8500 hit 3.8 GHz on stock voltage. Max 32 C in Prime95. X48 at 30 C stable, no movement. Have blown F2 Bios in Window$.
  • Cons: HD Audio gave me a scare. Answer "line out" when plugging speakers into line out. Get memory sticks without fins, at least for the first set.
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