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post #501 of 810
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Originally Posted by Ellis View Post
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.
Yeah did read that recommendation in the thread but simply dont think avoiding the reset button should be necessary. Especially since im not overclocking, this board should simply work as expected ...
post #502 of 810
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Originally Posted by zambz View Post
Yeah did read that recommendation in the thread but simply dont think avoiding the reset button should be necessary. Especially since im not overclocking, this board should simply work as expected ...
It shouldn't be necessary, but currently it is. I don't see why you would rather have boot loops all the time than spend a few extra seconds holding the power button down instead of pushing the reset button.
post #503 of 810
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It shouldn't be necessary, but currently it is. I don't see why you would rather have boot loops all the time than spend a few extra seconds holding the power button down instead of pushing the reset button.
You're right. I was primarily bummed about this problem because I was ALSO having BSODs which I have only yesterday confirmed was a RAM issue. So the only issue I personally have with this board is the boot cycling when hitting Reset, which I will simply avoid for the current time.

I'm still following up with Gigabyte on this and am hoping they can properly resolve it with a BIOS update although I imagine that I'm not the first to try to get them to fix it.

Fingers crossed
Zambz
post #504 of 810
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Originally Posted by zambz View Post
You're right. I was primarily bummed about this problem because I was ALSO having BSODs which I have only yesterday confirmed was a RAM issue. So the only issue I personally have with this board is the boot cycling when hitting Reset, which I will simply avoid for the current time.

I'm still following up with Gigabyte on this and am hoping they can properly resolve it with a BIOS update although I imagine that I'm not the first to try to get them to fix it.

Fingers crossed
Zambz
Yeah, really it is their responsibility to fix this issue as it isn't an acceptable problem to have. It's not as if it only happens to those of us with large overclocks, it just happens to everyone using the motherboard.

Although someone told me that the infamous Gigabyte boot loop has been around years and years on a lot of their boards, so I've stopped holding out much hope for them fixing it.
post #505 of 810
is it considered boot looping when my my motherboard just power cycles on and off?

i bought the ga-z68x-ud3p-b3 two days ago after my asrock board died.

has the following symptoms:

-power on via switch
-fans spin, motherboard leds turn on for 5 secs, powers off, turns on, powers off
-have tried to clear the bios, remove battery, removed psu cable, removed 8-pin+24-pin and waited 10 minutes

things tried and failed:
-psu is fine. switched in another psu and has the same problem
-cpu is fine. removed cpu and turned on and has same problem
-gpu is fine. switched in another gpu and has the same problem
-removed all power and devices and only 24-pin and 8-pin. no good

time to rMA?
post #506 of 810
Yes, that is the bootloop.
You can clear CMOS until you're blue in the face and it won't do you any good.
Read back a few pages in this thread and try the power button + PSU switch method I posted up (Also adding link to my signature). It was the only thing that worked for me.

So far I've only had one other boot loop since that day and it was caused by a crash, but luckily a quick power pull fixed it. System has rebooted many times since then with out issue.
Edited by GldRush98 - 11/5/11 at 10:33pm
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post #507 of 810
Spoke to the techs at the computer store that I bought the mobo from and they have never experienced the issue I have mentioned (a few extra loops when using the reset button on a non OCed system). Lets see what Gigabyte tech support comes back with.
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I've had this boot loop problem with Gigabyte Z68X UD3P B3. It worked perfectly fine until one day it went to sleep and couldn't wake up (restarting over and over again every 3-5 seconds). Found this thread and tried almost all of the things mentioned here without any success. I thought it was the motherboard problem so I replaced it with ASUS P8Z68. I get home with a brand new mb, try it and... BOOT LOOP!
Well, after some research it turned out to be the RAM problem. It's Corsair 4GBx2 1600MHz (CMZ...1600C9 series). One of the sticks died, the other one is fine. Now waiting to replace the RAM.
To anyone having the boot loop problem - remember that RAM can cause this problem, try using a single memory stick (from another computer that is working) before returning your motherboard.
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This boot loop sucks so hard!

Here is a quick backround.

Got a Gigabyte Z68X UD3H B3 from an online retailer along with the rest of my rig. Worked perfect for about a week and then boot loop. Didn't use reset or anything like that as far as I can remember.

The loop was on...5secs..off...on...Bios splash..10 secs...off over and over again.

I tried everything from overnight battery removal to complete system rebuild new PSU the works.

Could not get this rig to come out of the boot loop as easily as others seemed to. Eventually I RMA'd the board completely frustrated.

Was considering a full refund but then thought I would give it another chance. New board arrived and I rebuilt and worked flawlessly.

a few days in and yep thats right the exact same boot loop. Needless to say I was well pissed. Tried clearing CMOS over and over again but no joy.

I came across the post by GldRush98 and thought I'd give it a go. Tried it loads of times and thought that it was not working. I found that if I waited till the pc was on the longer boot loop and hit the psu at the back after about 5 secs then the backup BIOS would kick in.

I am back up and running but for how long who knows. Thanks to GldRush98 for saving me another RMA but no thanks to Gigabyte for making a turd of a BIOS on their new boards!
post #510 of 810
axion5, I'm thrilled to hear that method helped someone else!

Gigabyte needs to either fix this or recall the board... but I don't see either happening
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