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a b V Motherboard
December 18, 2011 10:05:55 PM

Hello,

I wanted to share some issues I have had with Gigabyte products so that people who consider buying their product are informed before purchase. The first Gigabyte Ultra Durable board I purchased caused random crashes due to south bridge issues. A friend of mine had a similar board with the same issues.

I had the board replaced under warranty and the new board caused problems immediately. The BIOS seems to be the issue. After several attempts to start the machine it finally posted after copying a back up of the BIOS to itself. I had it tested and it passed all its tests. Now it is failing to post again and seems to be caught in some kind of power up cycle loop. I had the PSU replaced with a brand new Corsair. It did the same thing with the previous PSU.

I have had many Rigs and the product that stands out as being overly problematic are the Gigabyte motherboards. I will not be purchasing Gigabyte products again. The cost and the inconvenience has been to much to ignore. I would not recommend these boards to anyone and anyone who considers buying one may want to check out other brands before doing so.
a c 107 V Motherboard
December 18, 2011 10:44:06 PM

What board is it?

I have used several Gigabyte boards without issues. Hell my media center runs one and is on all the time.
a b V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 12:25:24 AM

All my intel builds are gigabyte and they are low end and high end. Both have proven to be great overclockers. Did you and your friends buy the motherboards from the same place ?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 12:42:10 AM

I have installed at least 15 Gigabyte mobos and the only thing that was wrong, was the audio port.

I used to vacuum them, so maybe static electricity killed it.

But that's all. Now I got ASUS, because they didn't have Gigabyte I wanted on stack.
a b V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 1:40:21 AM

spentshells said:
All my intel builds are gigabyte and they are low end and high end. Both have proven to be great overclockers. Did you and your friends buy the motherboards from the same place ?


No the boards were sourced from separate suppliers. I would not go so far to say that all Gigabyte boards will be dodgy but I have noticed a few problems with them. The problems seem confined to the Ultra Durable USB 3.0 series 1156 socket. I also responded to a user on this site that had the UD series and it turned out that had a south bridge issue if memory serves.

The fact that a board supplied under warranty has failed out of the box is simply not good enough for a relatively high end board. If it was my main Rig I would be very unhappy. Even though the machine in question is my second Rig it is still quite the inconvenience. With this in mind I thought I would let people know. Personally I will be sticking with ASUS from now on.
a c 112 V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 2:01:01 AM

I have 3 Gigabyte UD3 mobo's and not one has had any issues.
a b V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 11:47:34 PM

very curious about all the mbs you have .. please .. ?
a b V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 11:52:32 PM

GB E45ud3r and GB G31es2l ASUS M2A-VM
December 20, 2011 1:32:46 AM

. I would not go so far to say that all Gigabyte boards will be dodgy but I have noticed a few problems with them.
a b V Motherboard
December 20, 2011 11:12:55 PM

maybe there is already solution but need to know what exactly the problem anyway .. no clue at all here ~
a c 328 V Motherboard
December 20, 2011 11:14:17 PM

chaere said:
. I would not go so far to say that all Gigabyte boards will be dodgy but I have noticed a few problems with them.http://www.uklv.info/g.gif

What problems?
a c 328 V Motherboard
December 20, 2011 11:17:10 PM

Wamphryi said:
Hello,

I wanted to share some issues I have had with Gigabyte products so that people who consider buying their product are informed before purchase. The first Gigabyte Ultra Durable board I purchased caused random crashes due to south bridge issues. A friend of mine had a similar board with the same issues.

I had the board replaced under warranty and the new board caused problems immediately. The BIOS seems to be the issue. After several attempts to start the machine it finally posted after copying a back up of the BIOS to itself. I had it tested and it passed all its tests. Now it is failing to post again and seems to be caught in some kind of power up cycle loop. I had the PSU replaced with a brand new Corsair. It did the same thing with the previous PSU.

I have had many Rigs and the product that stands out as being overly problematic are the Gigabyte motherboards. I will not be purchasing Gigabyte products again. The cost and the inconvenience has been to much to ignore. I would not recommend these boards to anyone and anyone who considers buying one may want to check out other brands before doing so.

Hi Wamphryi,

What mobo do u have? Usually when u have a problem, and u replace the part u think its faulty, and u get a new one, its not the one with the problem.
a b V Motherboard
December 20, 2011 11:44:09 PM

In this instance it is definitely the motherboard alas.
a c 107 V Motherboard
December 20, 2011 11:46:12 PM

That honestly sucks. I would say bad luck, but multiple times.....

I have had a P35-UD3, X58a-UD5 and H55N-USB3 all worked very well, also have used several gigabyte boards for other builds.
a c 328 V Motherboard
December 20, 2011 11:50:32 PM

Well, think of it, like u used up all the bad luck : )
a b V Motherboard
December 20, 2011 11:53:49 PM

:-)
a b V Motherboard
December 24, 2011 8:38:37 AM

I became so fed up with Asus customer service that I started using Gigabyte. One thing about Gigabyte, I noticed right away that they answer the phone and talk to customers. If there is an issue, they tell you what it is right away, with no runaround.
I may be dreaming, but it seems like Asus won't give you that same consideration.

You never said what your hardware configuration is, and so I am going to withhold comment about what the actual cause of the problem may have been.
It may or may not be the motherboard, without the information, it could be hard to say.
a c 156 V Motherboard
December 25, 2011 5:32:47 AM

All six (a P35, 2 P45's, and 3 G41's of various flavors) of my G'byte boards are Core2 boards. All have run flawlessly.
a c 328 V Motherboard
December 28, 2011 4:38:11 AM

Wamphryi said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Gigabyte-MOSFET-G1.Ass...

It seems I am not the only one having an issue with Gigabyte boards.

Well, the guy is pushing it, but do u know who complain and write about the mobo problem, people who have a mobo problem.

And those millions out there owners, they just enjoy the boards. I did visit this part of the TH forum for the first time like 10 days ago and it seem to me that ASUS owners had the most trouble.

Maybe its because there is more ASUS owners had some questions, but its not by any means indicator of quality or the other side.
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