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Anyone know if the Z68X UD3P has the same reboot issue, haven't came yet, and I didn't see this thread before, and it is scaring me.
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Essentially all the UD"x" boards are the same with more or less features.

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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.
That's because you never used a UEFI board before. Boot loops do not affect all Sandy Bridge motherboards or else we would see another recall from Intel or some type of workaround would've been announced. And no, UEFI is the future, it's not a gimmick, might want to read up on some UEFI 101.
Edited by AzO - 6/18/11 at 1:49am
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AzO, unless I'm mistaken, I believe Gigabyte has UEFI as well, it's just not GUI driven.
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Boot loops do not affect all Sandy Bridge motherboards or else we would see another recall from Intel or some type of workaround would've been announced.
FYI, the boot-loop problems do exist with the other P67 mobos. This was never a consistent problem just like now. If you need proof, just take some time and Google this to find these reported problems in other forums. You can also find these problems in the Biostar, MSI, and ASUS club threads. This is one of those cases that you might end up with a mobo that will go through this or you might be a lucky Gigabyte Z68X owner that has not experienced this...like me and some others that have already admitted they do not have that problem This is not a widespread disease...This reminds me of the reported problems with the GTX 570 reference GPUs. This boot-loop problem is starting to be blown out of proportion
Edited by drBlahMan - 6/18/11 at 8:34am
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FYI, the boot-loop problems do exist with the other P67 mobos. You can Google this to find these reported problems in other forums. You can also find these problems in the Biostar, MSI, and ASUS club threads. This is one of those cases that you might end up with a mobo that will go through this or you might be a lucky Gigabyte Z68X owner that has not experienced this...like me and some others that have already admitted they do not have that problem.
boot-loop problems are not the same for other manufacturers as with the old Gigabyte bug.

Those problems ASUS P67 boards has been suffering from are just a couple of boot loop cycles before it finally boots up. And this can easily be fixed by a few bios settings.
    
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boot-loop problems are not the same for other manufacturers as with the old Gigabyte bug.

Those problems ASUS P67 boards has been suffering from are just a couple of boot loop cycles before it finally boots up. And this can easily be fixed by a few bios settings.
I understand that. ASUS has always been quick to fix there boot-loop situations. I give them high respect for that. Gigabyte on the other hand, has been going through this for ages. Gigabyte does need to be more consistent in releasing their fix for these problems. I just do not like the fact that people get up here and start making it sound like you're doomed whenever you buy a Gigabyte mobo. Yeah, I got alittle sensitive about it (shame on me) but at least individuals should be a bit more factual when talking about these occurences.
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I understand that. ASUS has always been quick to fix there boot-loop situations. I give them high respect for that. Gigabyte on the other hand, has been going through this for ages. Gigabyte does need to be more consistent in releasing their fix for these problems. I just do not like the fact that people get up here and start making it sound like you're doomed whenever you buy a Gigabyte mobo. Yeah, I got alittle sensitive about it (shame on me) but at least individuals should be a bit more factual when talking about these occurences.
The problem is that people fear of getting a Gigabyte board with this bug. It can happen in time too. As long as there is a chance of getting it, and no way to get rid of it, people tend to move away from Gigabyte.

Had Gigabyte fixed this issue they would have sold alot more motherboards. No doubt. Appart from this bug, they have great motherboards.
    
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you gotta understand that most ppl dont OC their boards, the majority of any OEMs sales are not OCers, if they were then well youd see all OC boards.
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you gotta understand that most ppl dont OC their boards, the majority of any OEMs sales are not OCers, if they were then well youd see all OC boards.
Yeah, I know. I was referring to people in here and other enthusiasts.

Still, they would have sold more motherboards if they had fixed these issues. There was a poll some time ago in here. About half of OCN had bought ASUS boards, rest was divided by other manufacturers.

Also, all those motherboards we talk about in here, are actually sold as overclocker boards. Gigabyte even stamp 'overclocker' text on their PCB's/or used too. They are designed for overclocking in every way. No doubt.

And about these boot-cycle problems, it does happen at stock speed to.

Those OEM boards sold are not the same boards. They are often stripped down boards. But I agree, that is where the biggest market share is.

Because of how many people report about this loop-cycle bug, and people who get it after a while with Gigabyte boards, and looking at how many years it has been ongoing and also in many cases only solution is to RMA, I cannot recommend Gigabyte boards to people in here. It would not be fair to them.
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to be very honest with you the top OCers don't let this problem stop them because to be honest its not going to stop them if they need that WR, they need to use the board that is going to take them there. They also know that new tech comes with its problems and issues. With P67 it was over and done with through certain BIOS updates and now with Z68 its going to take some time. With your old board you should have read through the threads over at XS as they go through all the BIOSes and find one that helps solve the problem. Its also a problem that comes and goes, as i got a new chip to see how high itd clock then ima sell it like tomorrow and i was OCing all night for the past two nights and I didn't have the issues on the Z68 board.

You also have to realize asus is a MUCH larger company and has much large fan base than any other manufacturer, that is how its been for ages, no company has been able to come close. Asus is also worth 10x what gigabyte is worth and gigabyte is the second largest manufacturer. They literally have endless resources, while other companies do not.

You ask the normal guy on the street, who is asus and they might know, you ask about any other manufacturer and they will be like nope.
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