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Has the boot cycling issue happened with any of Z68XP boards? I've only seen people with Z68X boards in their sig posting problems in this thread. I'm ready to pounce on the 2500k/GA-Z68XP-UD4 combo from newegg if there are no problems.

Got the same setup and I have observed the following:

-Unstable OC: Boot loop 3-4 times before catching itself and notifying me of an unstable Overclock. BIOS is changed to default and I'll have to load my saved profile and to tweak the Vcore etc.

Note: Do not power down during the looping and press/hold the power button. Doing so for me has caused me to lose all my saved profiles, not fun to re-enter everything.

-Non-OC boot: No issues

-Stable OC boot: had one instance (out of dozens of power downs/restarts) where it boot looped twice but posted with my stable OC and into OS without issue.

I hope this helps, honestly I believe with another BIOS revision the boot loop will be removed completely but, at least for now, it's not as big of an issue as it was for the P67 boards.
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This issue hasn't been a problem for me so far. It'll sometimes boots 2-3 times before the screen shows anything. AND this is honestly when I've been OCing and messing around with stuff in BIOS. I've been stable now for a few hours and have tested and nothing so far. Will keep you guys updated about the Z68XP boards.
That's good to hear. My Z68XP-UD4 just arrived today. What BIOS are you using with your board?
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Ever since I flashed back to BIOS F6 from F7d I've been rock solid stable and trust me, I've been abusing the board more than usual. I turn it off/on randomly, I always turn it off when I leave the house or go to bed, etc.
hehehe.. "Just gonna load this game up and pretend like I'm going to play.." *yanks out power cord* "Damn, it didn't happen."
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Originally Posted by notafinger! View Post
Has the boot cycling issue happened with any of Z68XP boards? I've only seen people with Z68X boards in their sig posting problems in this thread. I'm ready to pounce on the 2500k/GA-Z68XP-UD4 combo from newegg if there are no problems.
All of the cool kids get the Z68XP-UD4

I'll be sure to let you guys know if I run into any boot loops. The box my board came in was beat to hell (both the brown box and the actual Gigabyte box), so hopefully I don't have any problems. Although, it probably wouldn't bother me as much. My current Abit board hangs on boot randomly - usually whilst checking to see if there are any AHCI HDD's attached. I've had to restart it a good 15 times once before it would turn on. But back on topic..

So excited!

Edit: I see, thanks for the info Villossa!
Edited by xDezor - 6/17/11 at 2:19pm
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That's good to hear. My Z68XP-UD4 just arrived today. What BIOS are you using with your board?
F1

I haven't looked yet, how many BIOS versions are out for this board?
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I haven't a clue. xD
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I think there is only the release BIOS.
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no it should boot cycle like that and finally catch its own if the OC is unstable or you just applied an OC.
Well yeah, I know about that boot cycle. But even when I apply the overclock using just the multiplier, save & exit, it won't boot cycle. It just restarts and boots the OS no problem. OC is stable.

Anyway Gigabyte support seemed pretty clueless. They had me do the usual troubleshooting steps which I pretty much already did (also tried F7d beta and different memory sticks, but no). They concluded with an RMA. Don't trust Gigabyte to fix this so I'll probably see if newegg will exchange for different vendor. With the numerous newegg reviews describing this exact issue both on Z68 and P67 plus forums like this they don't seem to know about it otherwise why not just tell me "We're aware of this issue, blah blah..."?

They're TouchBIOS is stupid useless for most people then later they release Z68 boards that have iGPU support? Now this crap. Ridiculous. They don't have their **** together this time around.
Edited by Patrick Wolf - 6/17/11 at 6:34pm
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actually they know whats going on, but their tech support has nothing to do with fixing it so its not something they know what to do about. Their BIOS team is the one that needs to know, as there really is not fix for it. it seems like random boards have the problem with random BIOSes.

Touch BIOS is for the normal consumer who wants to get into building computers.

They do have iGPU support but not in their high end boards. Thei new XP versions have quicksynk support too. You should switch the board and get another one.
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actually they know whats going on, but their tech support has nothing to do with fixing it so its not something they know what to do about. Their BIOS team is the one that needs to know, as there really is not fix for it. it seems like random boards have the problem with random BIOSes.

Touch BIOS is for the normal consumer who wants to get into building computers.

They do have iGPU support but not in their high end boards. Thei new XP versions have quicksynk support too. You should switch the board and get another one.
Simply an unacceptable answer. I've always supported Gigabyte, and I must say that I thought no one could make a P67 board with as many issues as Asus was having, but I was wrong.

My B2 board had zero issues whatsoever. The first 2 times I used my new B3 board I had zero issues, but EVERY single boot after that...EVERY boot has had boot problems. It usually starts out with 3-4 loops with all my fans running at 100%..it actually sounds faster than 100% which kinda scares me like the board is overvolting or something. Then I have to go back into the bios and reset my stable overclock..and hope that it boots correctly. Sometimes I have to repeat the process. Completely frustrating to have to go through this every morning.
Edited by cory1234 - 6/17/11 at 9:42pm
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That's why I RMA'ed the Z68-UD4 for a ASUS P8Z68-V PRO.

Disappointed that Gigabyte still hasn't gone full UEFI yet.
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I really don't see how UEFI would have anything to do with it. Boot loops plague all sandy bridge motherboard manufacturers, so it's not like "oh it still has a BIOS, that's why there are problems". I for one prefer a BIOS screen. Simple, easy to navigate, no gimmicks.
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