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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;14868661 
I am thinking of getting a Z68X-UD4 tomorrow. Should i avoid it because of this problem? I am planing to run a 2500K and OC as much as i can.

You have to think that people have problems with other boards/manufacturers too, and that there will be a lot more people who have this board and don't have a problem with it (myself included) than the relative few who complain of the issues (same with nearly everything else). I did loads of research when I bought mine for about 2 weeks deciding between the Z68 UD4 and Asus P8Z68/P8P67 pro (reading reviews, forums, reading about issues people had with each board and I have to mention seeing many bad things about people having to deal with Asus tech support and then even having damaged/faulty items sent back to them as replacements), and I picked the Z68 UD4. Also it seems like this problem that some people are having is hopefully about to be sorted this month with a BIOS update.
Edited by smaudioz - 9/8/11 at 3:48pm
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;14868661 
I am thinking of getting a Z68X-UD4 tomorrow. Should i avoid it because of this problem? I am planing to run a 2500K and OC as much as i can.

i got this board 2days ago and i love it no issues at all
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;14868661 
I am thinking of getting a Z68X-UD4 tomorrow. Should i avoid it because of this problem? I am planing to run a 2500K and OC as much as i can.

From what I read up to this point, yes I would avoid Gigabyte for now. Gigabyte has been acting shady lately and hasn't been on top of their game, especially with this boot loop issue and their recent lie about Gen3 PCI Express.
 
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yeah, Gigabyte is trying to fail .

Not gona buy from them for 1 year, meanwhile i`ll follow their "Fail Marketing" technique....if it keeps on.
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Reason i got UD7 was because it always boots no matter what. My old ASUS P5Q-E was terrible. I have to go through a special process to get it up.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;14872528 
Reason i got UD7 was because it always boots no matter what. My old ASUS P5Q-E was terrible. I have to go through a special process to get it up.

I was following this thread for a while before I joined since it was the most active thread I could find on Google at the time.

I couldn't find a solution after trying many of the suggestions here and other combinations. This happened with my Z68XP-UD4 and I switched Asus and MSI, no more boot loop problem since then.
 
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I wish I had known about this before I got my stuff. I got a boot loop yesterday after pressing the reset button (I had no idea this issue existed) but that was at 5:30AM (late night overclocking lol) so I didn't want to fix it right there. Just FINALLY managed to get the board to POST, I had to:

Switch off the PC
Remove the power cable from the PSU and flick the switch on the PSU
Remove the 24-pin from the motherboard
Remove the CMOS battery
Wait 5 minutes (probably could have got away with waiting less, but I was a bit scared at this point tongue.gif

Thanks for the info in this thread. I'd have been pretty stuck without it. smile.gif
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I've been researching for an upcoming upgrade for my system. I've decided on the RAM and CPU I'll be getting, but haven't on the mobo. I was reading reviews on newegg and was directed to this thread in a review about boot cycling. After reading through this entire thread for an hour or two, I'm still wondering what would be the safest mobo to buy. I've been looking at the GA-Z68XP-UD3P (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128506)

I'd like to know if this motherboard would be safe to buy (I'm thinking no because some of the reviews talking about boot cycling) and if not, what a better option would be. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

And thank you all for this thread. It has been really helpful in making me be more cautious!
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I've won an open box Ncix auction for a Z68XP-UD4-B3, now I'm worried, my RAM is supported, but I don't even know where its proper Bios download is, look at here

Me yesterday:
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I have ordered a GA-Z68XP-UD4-B3 from a big store called NCIX, and on the gigabyte webpage they list

GA-Z68XP-UD4 (rev. 1.0)
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...?pid=3910#bios

GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 (rev. 1.0)
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...?pid=3849#bios

so what is the GA-Z68XP-UD4-B3, or is it something mislabeled by NCIX

poor english tech guy:
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Dear customer,

GA-Z68XP-UD4 was first released which was announced a potential design error recall by Intel. The current new chipset model becomes to Z68XP-UD4-B3.
GA-Z68XP-UD4 board shouldn't be available on market any more, current model should be Z68XP-UD4-B3.

Best regards,

Gigabyte technical support team.

so now what, email them again and ask where/what is the latest bios for Z68XP-UD4-B3 and hope its someone that knows the difference and can answer
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Your board is the Z68XP, not a Z68X, I don't know what's so hard to understand. Download the BIOS for the Z68XP UD4.
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