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GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #47 in AMD Motherboards

Posted

Pros: Inexpensive, well made, beautifully labeled, very clear manuals and instructions

Cons: Looks like the energy saving features might clash with Windows 7 64-bit, awkward placement of SATA ports

Although it's way too early to give this board a proper review, I wanted to take the opportunity to pass along this info. The build was smooth, I avoided any problems with the rear-facing SATA ports by pre-placing all the wires I was going to need. The problem was that it kept going to sleep, which I did not know why until after a long round of testing, part replacement, etc.

Turned out it wasn't a hardware issue, but a power settings issue. Looks like Windows 7 Pro 64 bit was set by default to Power Saving. For some reason the advanced settings to Turn Off HD's after 20 minutes and Allow Hybrid sleep were turned on! Just had to change to High Performance and change those two settings to NEVER & Voila!

Other than that I like this board. I will take off one star for that & for the SATA ports.

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GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Description:

Supports newest AMD AM3+ FX/AM3 Phenom II series processors/Advanced 8+2 phase CPU VRM power design for AMD high-TDP CPU support/2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces for ultimate graphics performance/AMD SB950 provides 6 native SATA3 ports with superfast 6Gbps link speed and RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support/Supports USB 3.0 with superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps/Gigabyte 3x USB Power with On/Off Charge USB ports/Ultra Durable 3 Classic Technology with copper cooled quality for lower working temperature/Turbo XHD technology accelerating hard drive performance with ease/Revolution energy saving design with Easy Energy Saver technology/Hi-def 108dB Signal-to-noise ratio Blu-ray DVD audio playback/Patented DualBIOS with Hybrid EFI technology for 3TB HDD support

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandGigabyte
EAN0818313012913
FeatureAudio: Realtek ALC889 codec. High Definition Audio. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel. Support for S/PDIF Out. LAN: 1 x Realtek RTL8111E chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Height3 inches
Length13 inches
Weight3.3 pounds
Width11 inches
LabelGigabyte
LanguagesEnglish
List Price$127.05
ManufacturerGigabyte
ModelGA-970A-UD3
MPNGA-970A-UD3
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameMOTHERBOARD
PublisherGigabyte
SKU1668396
StudioGigabyte
TitleGIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
UPC818313012913
Number Of Items1
Warranty3 years
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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