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Originally Posted by snake31415;14963425 
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!
As you can see from my signature, I have this board. I had the boot cycling problem once when I used the reset button, I haven't used the reset button since, and I haven't had the problem since.

It's a great board, and I wouldn't let the problem put you off getting it.
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Originally Posted by StarDestroyer;14967162 
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:


poor english tech guy:


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
The tech dude is getting confused.

I'm not sure if you're aware of the B2 fiasco with Sandy Bridge. Basically Intel released the first (B2) revision of motherboards which had a problem with SATA ports, and then they recalled them all and replaced them with B3 revision boards.

This, however, all happened before the release of the Z68 chipset, so there isn't a single Z68 chipset motherboard out there with the "faulty" B2 revision.

Basically, you don't have anything to worry about.

Also, the Z68XP-UD4-B3 doesn't exist. There was the Z68X-UD4-B3 (labelled as B3 so people knew they were getting a board without the problematic SATA ports - there was no B2 version of it) which seems to have basically been replaced by the Z68XP-UD4.

It seems that Gigabyte realised they didn't need to label all of their Z68 chipset motherboards with B3 on the end anymore.

tl;dr: Ignore that dude, you're fine.
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I hope its fine then
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Originally Posted by Ellis;14968335 
As you can see from my signature, I have this board. I had the boot cycling problem once when I used the reset button, I haven't used the reset button since, and I haven't had the problem since.

It's a great board, and I wouldn't let the problem put you off getting it.

Thanks for the info. I'm still going to need to do a bit more research into the exact parts I'm getting, but it's nice to know that this board only has the problem when using the reset switch (which I barely do). Hopefully Gigabyte will put out a BIOS update that completely fixes it soon!
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I dont see the problem. Only does it for me when i use Restart Button. Instead i just hold Power for 5s.
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I've had the Z68X UD4 since June, I haven't overclocked it yet but I've used the restart button before and I've never had the boot loop thing, do you think it's unlikely I'll ever have it or do you think it could be triggered by overclocking?
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I've had the Z68X UD4 since June, I haven't overclocked it yet but I've used the restart button before and I've never had the boot loop thing, do you think it's unlikely I'll ever have it or do you think it could be triggered by overclocking?

I only happened once for me. I overclocked the CPU right away.
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Originally Posted by smaudioz;14991941 
I've had the Z68X UD4 since June, I haven't overclocked it yet but I've used the restart button before and I've never had the boot loop thing, do you think it's unlikely I'll ever have it or do you think it could be triggered by overclocking?
Not sure to be honest, it wouldn't do any harm to overclock though, and I doubt it would make a difference to whether or not the reset button would trigger a boot loop.

Since that first time I used the reset button, I used it a few times, then after about 5 times I got the boot loop again, and then decided not to use it. tongue.gif
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I've just had this happen with my g1 sniper 2, I havent even had it a week.

I did get it to boot after removing the battery and loaded the default settings but when it started up it gave the boot failures from OC message. So I double checked it was on the defaults but after it restarted it's stuck in a loop.

Really disappointed, I got it from scan as a bundle package (2600k, 4x4gb ram and a H100), they OC'd it and gave it a 24hr stress test. It has been working fine but it crashed earlier today and I hit the reset button.

I've tried most stuff in this thread, just going to have to wait for a response from them frown.gif
post #409 of 810
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Originally Posted by Vallance;15040957 
I've just had this happen with my g1 sniper 2, I havent even had it a week.

I did get it to boot after removing the battery and loaded the default settings but when it started up it gave the boot failures from OC message. So I double checked it was on the defaults but after it restarted it's stuck in a loop.

Really disappointed, I got it from scan as a bundle package (2600k, 4x4gb ram and a H100), they OC'd it and gave it a 24hr stress test. It has been working fine but it crashed earlier today and I hit the reset button.

I've tried most stuff in this thread, just going to have to wait for a response from them frown.gif
Just as a kind of last resort, try:

Unplugging the power cable from the PSU at the back, and flicking the switch on it if it has one
Removing the 24-pin and 8-pin power cables from the motherboard
Removing the CMOS battery from the motherboard
Waiting 5 minutes

Then plugging everything back in and booting on default settings.

At least you ordered from Scan though, they're supposed to be good with their customer service. I always order with Scan, can't say I've ever had to deal with their customer services department though.
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I tried it about 20 minutes ago, battery had been left out for a few hours, it was still cycling. I'll try again in the morning and if it works I'll update the BIOS, see if that makes any difference.

If not, I've got my i7 to fall back on while I wait for a reply from scan.
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