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First off, I'm sorry if this has been answered, I've tried to look through and read as much as this thread as I can, but that can be daunting when it is up to 54 pages.

I am currently in the process of upgrading my wife's computer to an i5 2500K processor from an old LGA 775 setup. I have a Gigabyte board in my computer (LGA 775 as well), and love it. I have used ASrock in the past and Asus, both of which I have RMA'd 3 different times (each). Needless to say I am not too keen on the idea of another Asus board (it seems to be the overwhelming favorite among Z68 chipset users).

I am considering the GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P but it seems to be plagued with the boot loop issue. The last thing I want is to be swapping out the MOBO like I have in the past. I am also considering pairing it with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

Has there been any updates to the MOBO or the bios that has definitely fixed this problem or are there steps/hardware I can use to prevent it? It seems to be fairly random. Is there another board that may not have the issues, but is similar in quality and price? I am definitely not 100% set on this MOBO and the boot loop issue definitely has me looking in other directions right now. Just for reference, I don't think I will overclock, however, I may in the future. There is also a high possibility I will want to use the onboard video for HD video playback.

Thanks in advance for any help those with more experience can give me on this!
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Originally Posted by Dragoth View Post

First off, I'm sorry if this has been answered, I've tried to look through and read as much as this thread as I can, but that can be daunting when it is up to 54 pages.

I am currently in the process of upgrading my wife's computer to an i5 2500K processor from an old LGA 775 setup. I have a Gigabyte board in my computer (LGA 775 as well), and love it. I have used ASrock in the past and Asus, both of which I have RMA'd 3 different times (each). Needless to say I am not too keen on the idea of another Asus board (it seems to be the overwhelming favorite among Z68 chipset users).

I am considering the GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P but it seems to be plagued with the boot loop issue. The last thing I want is to be swapping out the MOBO like I have in the past. I am also considering pairing it with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

Has there been any updates to the MOBO or the bios that has definitely fixed this problem or are there steps/hardware I can use to prevent it? It seems to be fairly random. Is there another board that may not have the issues, but is similar in quality and price? I am definitely not 100% set on this MOBO and the boot loop issue definitely has me looking in other directions right now. Just for reference, I don't think I will overclock, however, I may in the future. There is also a high possibility I will want to use the onboard video for HD video playback.

Thanks in advance for any help those with more experience can give me on this!
No, it hasn't been fixed in BIOS updates, and I'm not holding out much hope that it ever will be, although we'll see. As I've said in previous posts that you probably haven't seen, I've only had the problem when I've used the reset button, so now I just make sure never to use that button.
post #533 of 810
I suspected as much with the "fix". It's good to know that is only triggered (for the most part) by pressing the reset button (never use it anyway). Does it do it if you tell windows to restart? The only other concern would be that it actually wakes from sleep without causing a boot loop, I've heard that is a cause as well? The current MOBO in my wife's comp has NEVER been able to sleep properly. (It goes to sleep, than when you go to wake it up the monitor's won't come back on until a reset). I will lose A LOT of wife faction if I build her a new comp and it won't sleep properly lol.

Appreciate the response. I may still pull the trigger on that MOBO since I like Gigabyte and it's got the features I want in the price range I want to spend. I guess we will see what the Black Friday deals bring to the table.
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I suspected as much with the "fix". It's good to know that is only triggered (for the most part) by pressing the reset button (never use it anyway). Does it do it if you tell windows to restart? The only other concern would be that it actually wakes from sleep without causing a boot loop, I've heard that is a cause as well? The current MOBO in my wife's comp has NEVER been able to sleep properly. (It goes to sleep, than when you go to wake it up the monitor's won't come back on until a reset). I will lose A LOT of wife faction if I build her a new comp and it won't sleep properly lol.

Appreciate the response. I may still pull the trigger on that MOBO since I like Gigabyte and it's got the features I want in the price range I want to spend. I guess we will see what the Black Friday deals bring to the table.
Oh no, only if you use the actual button on your case. I always use the restart function in Windows and that works fine.

As for sleeping, once or twice I've had it randomly wake up after being put to sleep, but for the most part, sleep works fine.
post #535 of 810
I'm currently dealing with this boot loop issue on a brand new GA-Z68A-D3-B3 with an i7-2600k completely stock. I first had this issue getting the system up and running initially, but the odd thing I noticed is that I have NO boot loop problems with only 1 stick of RAM in.

I have tried each stick of RAM in the first slot, full memtest with no issue, and for a long while I ran with both sticks in dual channel with no issue. But this morning I woke up and the machine was cycling infinitely with no display, just fans spinning up and down. Again, removing the 2nd stick of ram gets me out of the loop, putting it back in makes the loop come back.

So the theory is, when I get home, if I try a few of these workarounds, I should be back up with both sticks in?

Update:

So the ONLY way I can get it to get out of the boot loop is by only using a single memory channel. As soon as I have both sticks of ram in for dual channel (and yes, it is a dual channel kit, matching pair) boot loop starts. So the question is, how the hell did I have it running in the first place with dual channel? Blind luck? And I still have a couple days left on my direct exchange policy with the retailer so should I just exchange the damn thing?

Update 2:

Got fed up and went to the retailer, swapped out Kingston HyperX for G-Skill Ripjaws and voila, problems solved. Guess it was the ram after all.
Edited by thracky - 11/23/11 at 3:00pm
post #536 of 810
Thanks for letting us know. It really seems to be more to do with memory, even on older boards. As I mentioned, my board will do this if the voltage for the memory is not set correctly. Perhaps people with this problem should further consider trying different memory.
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Update 2:
Got fed up and went to the retailer, swapped out Kingston HyperX for G-Skill Ripjaws and voila, problems solved. Guess it was the ram after all.

Good to know, I just ordered a pair of G-Skill Ripjaws for my build. smile.gif Hopefully if I choose a Gigabyte board they will help to NOT have a boot loop. thumb.gif
post #538 of 810
gigabyte z68xp-ud3 rev 1.0
Same issue here, but only happens when I press the reset-button or when i mess with bios.
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GA-Z68XP-UD3P (rev. 1.3) Never had a boot loop issue. I also have used and do use the reset button . Love this board.
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With my GA-Z68XP-UD4 boot cycling starts when Internal PLL overvoltage setting is enabled, with it both reset button and waking up from sleep start boot cycle. It's just too bad that system wont post without it when multiplier is set higher than 45.
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