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I've tried everything... and nothing is working - Like I turn it on and within a second it's off and rebooting constantly. And I still haven't heard back from Gigabyte about my ticket............. Such a pain in my ass. It's been in a constant loop for the past 5 minutes - this is getting ridiculous.

I hear ya. It takes a lot of patience, atleast for me, to get the dualbios to flash. The pin shorting works like 1 time out of 20, had to be perfectly timed. If I simply put a screwdriver to the pins and pressed power, it'll go into a really fast infinite loop.

I have better success with the power supply trick. For me though, once I flick the power supply off (and discharge caps by pressing power), I have better luck if I also jump the clear CMOS pin. Then it's a matter of timing the sucker to trick it into bios recovery. I'd say this success rate is 1 out of 10.

Hate this board with a passion is all I can say. My friend's Z68XP-UD3 don't have any of the problems. Its clear CMOS works perfectly, so if you're stuck in a infinite loops, simply clear cmos and all is well.

I'm finally stable now at 4.8, but new problem - random BSOD 124 at idle mad.gif
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I'm finally stable now at 4.8, but new problem - random BSOD 124 at idle
lol, if you're getting a 124 BSOD at idle, then you're NOT stable!
Also, make sure you're not running any of the Gigabyte power save utilities. They're guaranteed to cause problems on an overclocked machine.
Edited by GldRush98 - 10/31/11 at 4:18pm
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I've tried everything... and nothing is working - Like I turn it on and within a second it's off and rebooting constantly. And I still haven't heard back from Gigabyte about my ticket............. Such a pain in my ass. It's been in a constant loop for the past 5 minutes - this is getting ridiculous.
Try the power switch hold w/ psu switch method over and over until it works. Give it a solid dozen tries. I think it took me a couple tries before it worked.
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Try the power switch hold w/ psu switch method over and over until it works. Give it a solid dozen tries. I think it took me a couple tries before it worked.
Tried that so many times.... Hasn't changed within a week - opened a ticket with Gigabyte last week and they're still asking me if I tried a different PSU.. Which I stated in my original ticket.
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lol, if you're getting a 124 BSOD at idle, then you're NOT stable!
Also, make sure you're not running any of the Gigabyte power save utilities. They're guaranteed to cause problems on an overclocked machine.
In the 124 bsod thread, lots of people have the same issue - 12+hr prime stable but bsod at idle. Not stable, but not unstable in the traditional sense.

I'm on a clean windows install, no crap utilities at all, except Easy Tune 6 to monitor voltage and temp. Perhaps I should uninstall that as well and see what happens?


I have a new theory on the infinite loop that seems to work for me. It seems when an oc fails, Gigabyte trys to default into a safe bclk, 100, as a "safe" backup.

I've been running at 98 bclk, with high (49) multi. When that fails, usually due to turning off PLL overvoltage, and the board defaults to 100, making it even worse at 4.9ghz. The board therefore never recovers and gets stuck.

I'm now doing the opposite, 104.9 bclk with a low multiplier (45). So when an oc fails, it'll reboot a couple times, and if that still fails, the board defaults to 100 bclk, I'm back down to 4.5ghz. 99 times out of 100 I'll boot right back into bios and no infinite loop.

It's worth a shot guys
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I spent a few hours trying ideas to fix this on my board, keep in mind I have had the issue without overclocking...

- Did 9 passes of memtest without issue
- Pulled out some ram and then also swapped the ram sticks that i had removed with the ones inside
- Unplugged my hard disks
- Unplugged my optical drive
- Took out my graphics card
- Took out my battery for 10 mins and hit the reset CMOS button a few times

With each of these changes the problem persisted which only leaves a few things
- Incompatibility with my memory
- Bad CPU ... unlikely
- Bad PSU ... unlikely
- This mobo is crap ... likely

Ill be in touch with my supplier today, but happy to try any BIOS tweaks anyone recommends?

I should mention that I have also been having random BSODs which Ill share with everyone when I get home ... not doing well at all with the SB platform so far. I originally had the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO board which would also have some boot issues. Instead it would infrequently lock up prior to Windows loading. but no BSODs. Overall it was a superior board in my opinion ... but I returned it due to that issue because the store only recommends Gigabyte and were pretty sure my issues were related to the board.

Cheers
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Edited by zambz - 11/1/11 at 2:30pm
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How were you able to run memtest if you were stuck in a boot loop?
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How were you able to run memtest if you were stuck in a boot loop?
My issue isnt endless actually, ONLY when i use the reset button, the PC does the following about 50% of the time...

- It turns itself off
- Then starts and shows the "Waiting for ME ready message" and counts down from 9 to 0
- Then turns off again
- Then finally turns on and boots as normal

Oh and i also tried disconnecting my case reset button and using the motherboard's onboard reset button to no avail.

Cheers
Zambz
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Gigabyte ga-z68xp-ud3p rev 1.3 no reboot loop problems .Ive crashed this thing enough times with unstable oc and hit the reset button bazillion times so its tried and true no loop.
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My issue isnt endless actually, ONLY when i use the reset button, the PC does the following about 50% of the time...

- It turns itself off
- Then starts and shows the "Waiting for ME ready message" and counts down from 9 to 0
- Then turns off again
- Then finally turns on and boots as normal

Oh and i also tried disconnecting my case reset button and using the motherboard's onboard reset button to no avail.

Cheers
Zambz
Well there's your problem. Whilst it's a bit crappy, just don't ever ever use your reset button. If you had read through here you'd know that people recommend not to use it because it almost always triggers a boot loop. I've got into a loop twice, both time after using the reset button. I never use the reset button now, and my motherboard is working fine.

Sure, it shouldn't happen, but I'm not entirely sure they're going to fix it and I don't think it's worth switching motherboards over, so I'm just going to live with it.
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