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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post

good luck man, if it does however do it again, id RMA and ask them to make sure it doesn't loop.

Bought it used from someone who swares it never happened to them ... so RMA isn't an option although I think I have about 3 more hours of anger left in me at this board before I do environmental experiments with it ( throw it in the yard) and go back to asus.
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Just built a new computer for my dad using a gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128495

I get boot loops randomly and a lot of the times it doesnt go past that first screen where it says gigabyte and the shortcuts for BIOS, boot menu etc (dont know what its called). Also when it does get to windows, the usb mouse and keyboard are very laggy. Is this something that can be fixed with a BIOS update or should I just RMA it? If I do a BIOS update will i still be able to return it to newegg if it doesnt fix the problem?
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~2 Month old Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 / 2500K / SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W

Built for office environment, NEVER overclocked, total virgin to everything. Worked perfectly.

Started re-boot looping this morning. Initially had bios checksum errors then would no longer bring up screen & continued blank looping. Board lights come on, fans spin for a few seconds, then stops & repeats.

Pulled battery, tried multiple sticks of ram, disconnected everything, no fix. RMA frown.gif



Edit:

I've read every post since around page 55.

Adding a couple things:

1. Using G.Skill F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL / 16GB / XMP 1600

2. Never updated bios, not sure what bios it had. Whatever it shipped with.

I'd like to again emphasize that this was a very lightly used machine in a professional temperature controlled office environment. Never OC'd, never tweaked, never ran XYZ video cards/enthusiast hardware etc.

I even built it with effective cooling (3 120mm fans)

It worked flawless for months (closer to 3 months) I ran benchmarks on it after the initial build and it performed very well.

Here all the full specs of the machine:

+Intel i5 2500k (stock OEM hs/fan)
+Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3
+SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W PSU
+Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3K5 120GB SSD
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+Lite-On DVD Burner iHAS124-0
+Antec VSK-2000 Case
+COOLMAX CMF-1225-GN 120mm Case Fans x3

I've sent the RMA request but i have to be honest it's tempting to just order a non-gigabyte replacement to speed this repair up a bit. I guess i'll wait the 2 business days and see what they say.

I've tried the power button/power switch combo fix a few+ times (mentioned many pages ago) but it has made no difference.

I was actually strongly considering this motherboard for my next build but i'm putting the brakes on that.
Edited by BGL - 2/21/12 at 12:41pm
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Here's another official update guys, I sent in a report on a few users still seeming to have these issues over the past two weeks, so here is there testing results and full reply.

Please pass this info along to your fellow Gigabyte users, thanks!
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Test 3 models of Z68 boards with the following BIOS:

1.) Z68X-UD7 with BIOS F10

2.) Z68XP-UD3 with BIOS F9g

3.) Z68AP-DS3 with BIOS FB

Our test results:

1.) Press CTRL + ALT + DEL keys when during boot up or in DOS mode >> Cannot see “continuous reboot loop”, nor “Waiting for ME ready”, nor “system overclocking failure” message. The system just reboot fine.


2.) Press the Reset button

A.) Press the button quickly and release immediately >> Cannot see any issue.

B.) Press the reset button for one second or so (This is not normal behavior.) >> System will shut down, and then power on by itself. Then the “Waiting for ME ready” message appears and then system will shut down and power on by itself again. Sometimes, it will show “System overclock failure” message.

Moreover…

According our testing before,
the issue of “continuous reboot loop” can be fixed by flashing the Backup BIOS with the same version as the main BIOS (latest one).
We Flash the Backup BIOS with the same BIOS version for the main BIOS version before test.

So be careful with that reset button and it should also work properly now too! But I still say avoid if/when possible biggrin.gif

And always keep backup BIOS up to date matching with the main BIOS.
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its sad but i am glad to see i am not the only 1 on a gb z68 with issues with 4gb sticks.

i have 4gb redline ridgebacks which turn my box in to a flakey mess of unstableness once i install them, go back to my 2gb sticks and its a solid as a rock.

z68 d3 here btw
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hey i think Stasio posted this on XS but not here, there are new Final BIOSes out.
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New user joining to mention my lovely GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 began randomly boot looping this evening after 2-1/2 months of ownership. Stock settings/no overclocking. The loop booting just happened out of the blue. I wasn't even toying with the settings. Quite frustrating. What's worse, I cannot get my USB keyboard to power up to dig into the bios. I'm going to grab an old PS/2 keyboard from work tomorrow and give it one last shot before I RMA.
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I seem to be having a related, but different problem to everyone else.

i5 2500k,
8gb Kingston Hyper X (2x4gb)
ga-z68xp-ud4 revision 1.3

Built the machine about a month ago, immediately setup a small overlclock and been fine until now.

Just randomly started boot looping - removing one of the 4gb DIMMs fixes the problem, then I boot into windows, shutdown reinstall the 4gb DIMM, boots to windows and runs just fine. Then after a shutdown it does the exact same thing, starts bootlooping. - both DIMMs work fine by themselves in all slots, and I get the same issue if I populate any combination of slots with both the DIMMs. I've even reverted the bios to all factory settings, flashed the bios - no joy. Perhaps it is just a RAM issue and I should try a different pair of DIMMs. - not so easy just where I am now however. Turning it off at the wall etc makes no difference, once it fails to boot with both sticks of RAM installed nothing short of removing one will get it booting again. I should also mention that it only starts boot looping when I shut the PC down, using restart is fine.
post #719 of 810
I can confirm that my issue seems to be the displayport connector - a budget cable using an extra pin which screws things up, duh.
Edited by sk1tz0 - 2/23/12 at 5:39am
post #720 of 810
I've had this problem several times and have tried EVERYTHING to no avail.....except for 1 thing.

SOLUTION:

Disconnect the reset cable power pins from the motherboard. This will solve all your problems, the only downside is you can't use the reset button...but I never used it in the first place so this is a great solution. This worked for me and many others...Good luck.
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