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Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3
6.6 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3

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Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3

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Overall 4
4.0

RMA'd

Randall G., Newegg
10 September 2012
  • Summary: Wish I would have read the other comments more carefully. I think they got a bad batch.
  • Pros: Looked like a nice board with good features.
  • Cons: Wouldn't start up. Boot loop failure. Also, it was rev. 1 instead of the advertised rev. 2.
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Overall 4
4.0

Terrible - It's a trap!

Lawrence D., Newegg
12 July 2012
  • Summary: Find something else, I'll be RMA'ing mine now.
  • Pros: Price
  • Cons: Does NOT support 22nm processors out of box! Requires bios update to support them! Ram slots 1 & 3 were defective - When attempting to set ram voltage from 1.5v to 1.6v motherboard refuses to start.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not my best experience

Lee L., Newegg
12 July 2012
  • Summary: The board I recieved had a z68 chipset issue that caused boot looping, even after changing every setting, resetting and updating bios, etc. bought a better board(Gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3) to avoid getting the problem again. That one had it too.
  • Pros: Worked... kind of.
  • Cons: Z68 Chipset issue(pll overvolt) made it reboot infinitely, even immediately after first boot
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Overall 4
4.0

BOOT LOOP!!!!

Donald F., Newegg
22 June 2012
  • Summary: RMA already sent off now im worried there just going to replace the board, and the same thing will happen, have read new bios updates do no fix this problem. :/
  • Pros: Looks good on paper.... Would have given this board 5 eggs if it worked.
  • Cons: bought the board, knew i couldn't use a 22nm processor until i flashed bios, so i bought a 32nm processor. everything worked great for a 32 days, (2 days after new-eggs return policy) THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN.. COMPUTER REBOOTS, then ENDLESS BOOT LOOP!!! so irritating i always bought gigabytes mother...
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Overall 4
4.0

it works...

Anonymous, Newegg
3 June 2012
  • Pros: It works and it is compatible with everything I have.
  • Cons: Only hdmi connector, no dvi, no vga. built in graphics is really really bad. CPU rated it a 1.0 metal back i/o is sharp. Cut my finger really deep because of it. Be careful.
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Overall 4
4.0

Warning, inspect those pins

Eric P., Newegg
18 May 2012
  • Summary: Using needle nose tweezers and a stereo microscope I was able to fix the three bent pins and the motherboard works now, but what a hassle, they really got you there. I am not convinced the pins weren't bent when I received the board. INSPECT YOUR 1155 SOCKET BEFORE INSTALLING CPU !!
  • Pros: Nice amount of I/O & buses for the price
  • Cons: Did not work out of the box, RMA'd it and was informed that I had bent pins in the 1155 socket. I examined the board at work and there were 3 bent pins in 3 DIFFERENT areas in the socket. I don't see how I could possibly have done such damage. I inspected the pins under a stereo microscope, and o...
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Overall 4
4.0

More and more reports of boot failures & MARCH 2013 UPDATE

Chris Wright, Amazon
27 April 2012
  • Summary: UPDATE: March 2013 Well, I did indeed RMA the board and it was returned to me after about 4 weeks. Since I had an old case and power supply laying around I decided to test it out before selling it. The results have been much better.
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Overall 4
4.0

BOOT LOOP...

Cesar Souza, Amazon
17 October 2011
  • Summary: Got this mobo for my 1st build (Hackintosh Machine). Spent a weekend trying to make it work, No deal. Had to return it and now i`m thinking if this brand deserves a second chance. Don`t Buy It, Don`t worth the headache.
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Overall 4
4.0

Blue SCREENS!!!!

Charli, Amazon
17 October 2011
  • Summary: I havent had this motherboard in a week and it just blue screens. I have tried it with different setups (RAM, PSU, CPU, HDD, SSD and also drivers.
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Overall 4
4.0

Troubled BIOS

Mark G. Hopewell "Mark G Hopewell", Amazon
26 April 2012
  • Summary: This is not a permenant review but temporary in light of a more full review later and when I have time to explain the issues I've had with this board. However, for now, I wanted to make potential buyers aware of the troubled BIOS this MOBO suffers from.
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