Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
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Robert Jackson Sr., Amazon
18 October 2013
Summary: The motherboard would not even past POST when it was installed. Processor and memory that I used worked fine as I purchased an ASUS MB to complete my project. Amazon return policy was great! They arranged the pick up and my refund was posted within a day.
Summary: After about 6 months, I'm fighting the dreaded boot loops that everyone seems to be getting with this board. For the money, and for what this board offers, there are many other boards that are stable and have more options.
Summary: Boot loop can happen on any board. Gigabyte boards has this problem most often. This exact motherboard has this problem the most often of all the Gigabyte boards. Boot loop risk is pretty high for this board. I'd say 50%+.
Summary: Pros: It has a lot of connections and handles what I need it to. Cons: It does have the boot loop issue. I solve it by unplugging it when it starts doing it. Then it will boot and I have to go back in the bios because it says it wouldn't start because of instability. Regardless what I have my i7-2700k clocked at, it does that every time. It's a good thing that I leave it running most of the time and it works otherwise, or they'd be getting it back in a heartbeat.
Summary: terrible customer service this mobo burnt 3 usb flash drives and a card reader. i tried changing for a diferent mobo to see what the hell was going on. that is it!!! this crap works very badly, it turns on, but i cannot make it work properly. i needed to change of course. when i sent an email to gigabyte (usa), they answered me that i had to search for a brazilian representative.
Summary: Same issue as most others, random boot loop. Mobo not reliable at all. Powering this guy on is like a crap shoot, ya never know if it'll POST and load OS or lock up or boot loop indefinitely or boot loop for 5 minutes and then load or boot loop 5x and then load or, well you get the idea. I have replaced RAM, video card, as well as PSU and all seem to point to this piece of work. I'm using an i5 2500K w/ this.
Summary: I'm a very tech savvy guy and have always built/upgraded my own computers. I read tons of positive things about this board and chose it for my next build as I'm moving into the Sandy Bridge era. I was a tiny bit hesitant however because I've had some issues with Gigabyte products in the past, but after tearing down my entire previous build and building this one... I realized that I should have trusted my gut.
Summary: I built three computers using this motherboard. One of the three failed within the first month, I returned it to Amazon for a replacement. After installing the replacement, I googled "Gigabyte Z68 Boot Loop" and found that many others were having this same problem. So I thought I'd be smart and buy another as a backup just in case...Well not much later, the second of the 3 computers started exhibiting the same symptom. No problemo, I thought.
Summary: The first motherboard I ordered failed within 3 days after attempting to use their EasyTune6 software. I talked to Gigabyte tech support and I was told the motherboard was bad. Now, after about 2 weeks the replacement motherboard has failed from a simple computer restart. In both instances the PC failed to even make POST. I know Gigabyte makes quality products but I cannot recommend this particular motherboard and have asked for a refund.