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rangerrick - the F7 and F8 bios being refered to are for the Z68X-UD4.
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Originally Posted by rangerrick337 View Post
First of all I've spent the whole day going through this forum thread and trying every idea presented. There is no easy solution or else the smart people contributing to this thread would have figured it out already.

I've updated the drivers to version F4 with no success. People keep talking about F7 and F8 drivers but where are people getting these? The gigabyte website has the latest drivers as F4.

I updated the backup drivers as well (hold alt + F12) on the bios screen.

The way I get it to run is to switch off and unplug the psu for a couple of minutes. When I power up it will do at least two boot cycles but sometimes as many as 6 before I hear the sound of that beautiful beep.

I've tried resetting the cmos (connecting the two pins) which does not seem to have any effect on my success.

I've gotten windows 7 installed but will be dual booting mac osx86 as well. So just leaving the system on is not a good option for me as I have to reboot daily to get into different operating systems.

I think I'm going to return the board. What are your thoughts, should I just get a replacement assuming this won't be a problem again, or should I be looking at a different board? It seems a lot of people have switched to the P8Z68-V PRO.

This is very frustrating and I'm beginning to think that I should have never come back to PC after owning a mac for the past 5 years.
Technically, you don't have the boot loop because the boot loop is infinite and you're never supposed to see the BIOS POST screen. What you have is something else that has fewer user reports and is actually different from the intended scope of this thread, but is still a Gigabyte-exclusive problem with their Z68 boards. I had a similar problem as you with the GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3. I experienced a finite boot cycle for as many as eight consecutive reboots before it would boot into Windows.

I never found a fix. I tried a second GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 with the same results. I tried almost everything including a few illogical ideas for this illogical problem. The only things I didn't try as a potential remedy was disabling the Marvell SATA controller, using a different mouse, and using different RAM. The latter two items proved to not matter with my current motherboard, so it's inexcusable to me if one of the two was the problem with the GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3.

I recommend that you get a different motherboard by another manufacturer. Even if there is a fix for this finite boot cycle, you shouldn't have to disable a bunch of motherboard features or implement convoluted workarounds just to get the motherboard to behave like it is supposed to behave.
    
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Those who are able to enter bios, don't forget to try the trick that fixed my looping issue in my Gigabyte GA-P35 DS3R. Try to disable 'Legacy USB Storage Detect' feature.
    
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Originally Posted by Alepale View Post
Disable Spread Spectrum. That helped for me. It still sometimes double/triple boots but not as often.
Cheers for the info. Unfortunately it did not fix the '3-cycle boot loop' problem. I've asked one of my mates who has the same board. He has the same problem when CPU PLL Overv. is enabled. In the P67A-UD4-B3 case it's probably just some BIOS bug and it will hopefully be fixed in the next beta BIOS.
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Please keep us posted - I have a new Z68X-UD4 with an i5 2500K - neither one out of their boxes yet. Probably sending the board back monday - not sure if I'm keeping te 2500K yet - got it at a decent price so I might still use it with a different board.
Why would you return both? Have you just given up on computers all together or what?
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Why would you return both? Have you just given up on computers all together or what?
Not certain yet what I'm going to do.

I'm thinking of waiting to see what happens with BD - if it is actually released in September.

On the other hand, the Z68X-UD4 is perfect for my needs, I can put my M4's on the Intel SATA III, and still have plenty of Sata ports left for my other drives. I'm still waiting to see what the feedback is as people swich over to the F8 bios. I just don't have the time to invest in a problematic build. Not like I need to make a change right now.
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I'm still waiting to see what the feedback is as people swich over to the F8 bios. .
Not the same MB, but F8 bios did not fix the issue for me. Came home from work today turned on my rig, seemed to start fine then bam.. Maybe I should have stuck with Asus, have never had any problems with them in the last 12 years.
 
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Thanks sequoia464. I was looking at the Z68XP-UD4 and was seeing only F3.

If you guys are all up to F8 and still having issues then it's no wonder the XP series is still suffering as well because we are only up to F3s and F4s.

I'm going to look into my options of switching motherboards, which is truly a shame because I was excited for my first Gigabyte mb.

Thanks again for the help guys, I'm in a better head-space today not sitting at home trying to get this stupid machine to run.
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disabled CPU PLL overvolt, and seems to be fine so far.. Have booted up fine 3 times with no issues today.. a bit crap you have to disable features of the motherboard to get it to boot properly..
 
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i have a gigabyte z68 that is in an unstoppable loop. I've removed video cards, memory, cleared cmos, removed 24pin, nothing. powers on for 2-3 seconds then off for 8-9 seconds. over and over. nothing i've tried will stop it. it is oc'd and has been running flawless for 4 months. this has happened in the past though. there was some combination of holding power button, pulling power cord then booting into backup bios or something.. I cant find those instructions to save my life, been looking for 2 hours. Can somebody help please? how do you force a backup bios boot? someone said somewhere about shorting pins on the bios chip but i cant find them either.. pics or links to bios chip pics and which pins to short would be awesome if you have it on hand... thnks again..
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