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Borrowed time my friend. thumb.gif

I don't think so (knock on wood wink.gif)I've OCed the hell out of this CPU & just recently placed it back on stock speed. I've never had changed the bios either and will not do so until I actually need to. Not all Gigabyte P67/Z68 mobos have the boot-loop syndrome upsidedwnsmiley.gif
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evensen007/aryder405: I had not tried disconnecting the reset cable from the board.

Not a bad suggestion though
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Only once in a while I'll see a small single boot loop and then it goes back to normal. And does it once every 10 or so cold boots. I hope it doesn't go out of control soon.
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Only once in a while I'll see a small single boot loop and then it goes back to normal. And does it once every 10 or so cold boots. I hope it doesn't go out of control soon.

If my Giggi Z68 mobo goes kookoo.gif, I'll make sure I cry "wolf" in this thread wink.gif
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Well, my Z68X-UD4 appears to have official killed itself.

After a few months of no issues, I plugged in a USB drive that wasn't being recognized. I restarted the computer as a diagnostic step, and I was greeted by a bootloop.

This time, however, it doesn't seem fixable. Will get to the BIOS POST screen, then it restarts. Unable to reach BIOS, no keyboards initialize. Different RAM, in various slots, in various quantities will not correct it. Different video cards, no video cards, no drives, etc... Even convinced a buddy to bring his spare i5 over, nothing.


Sucks.
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Well, my Z68X-UD4 appears to have official killed itself.
After a few months of no issues, I plugged in a USB drive that wasn't being recognized. I restarted the computer as a diagnostic step, and I was greeted by a bootloop.
This time, however, it doesn't seem fixable. Will get to the BIOS POST screen, then it restarts. Unable to reach BIOS, no keyboards initialize. Different RAM, in various slots, in various quantities will not correct it. Different video cards, no video cards, no drives, etc... Even convinced a buddy to bring his spare i5 over, nothing.
Sucks.

have you tried an extended clearing of the CMOS? Doesn't sound like it, unless you just didn't mention it.

Try this. Unplug the PSU from the wall or from the motherboard, then remove the CMOS batter. Then press and hold the case/board power on button for one minute. Then let the system sit like that unplugged and drained, with the battery removed, overnight or 8+ hours. Then in the morning put the battery back and connect or turn on the PSU and see if it will then start.
    
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Well, my Z68X-UD4 appears to have official killed itself.
After a few months of no issues, I plugged in a USB drive that wasn't being recognized. I restarted the computer as a diagnostic step, and I was greeted by a bootloop.
This time, however, it doesn't seem fixable. Will get to the BIOS POST screen, then it restarts. Unable to reach BIOS, no keyboards initialize. Different RAM, in various slots, in various quantities will not correct it. Different video cards, no video cards, no drives, etc...

This sounds exactly like the symptoms my UD3 was having before I RMA'd it. Sorry. frown.gif
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have you tried an extended clearing of the CMOS? Doesn't sound like it, unless you just didn't mention it.
Try this. Unplug the PSU from the wall or from the motherboard, then remove the CMOS batter. Then press and hold the case/board power on button for one minute. Then let the system sit like that unplugged and drained, with the battery removed, overnight or 8+ hours. Then in the morning put the battery back and connect or turn on the PSU and see if it will then start.


Sadly I have tried and was unsuccessful. Had it out of the case, with nothing plugged in - basically fresh-out-of-the-box condition, and without the CMOS battery. Left it overnight and while I went to work. Even left the CMOS reset shorted while I was gone.

No joy.

Going to be a week before I can send it away, and who knows how long until I get it back...
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I have a GA-Z68-UD3 rev 1.3 that has never suffered a loop, though I have to say I am concerned.

It came from the factory with an F8 firmware, I was going to update it as soon as the most recent firmware came out of beta. Gigabyte removed the "beta" tag from the F9g firmware (Dated 2012/01/20) last week, but now it's back to being listed as beta, weird.

I'd really rather not put beta firmware on a perfectly working board, but if it will prevent this issue, I'll take the risk.

Can anyone confirm that the newer firmware versions claiming to "Improve power on issue" totally prevent boot loops? (These Gigabyte release notes are awfully short.)

I also have a GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 rev 1.3, but that doesn't even have a beta firmware promising to fix power issues. Not much I can do there.

Thanks
Edited by Laniklin - 2/26/12 at 9:36am
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If you never had a boot loops, then you are fine. If everyone had a boot loop then this thread would be 100 times bigger than it is. No one would buy GB boards, it is a problem that for some reason is random. If it was perfectly reproducible then they would have fixed it much earlier. The issue with some of these issues is that they are hard to reproduce, like there was a 6A error with the X79-UD7, and even though that board is totally EOL, half the users had the A6 error and the others didn't, and GB had a hard time reproducing it.

Laniklin, you need to be putting up the entire board name. Z68-UD3 doesn't exist, but there is a Z68X-UD3 and Z68XP-UD3, and Z68X-UD3H, Z68X-UD3P and so on. There is also a Z68XP-UD3-issd.

GIGABYTE's official site is slow to update, so please go to their USA forums, where their official BIOSes are also updated before their main site: http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/28441-gigabyte-latest-beta-bios.html

BUT if it ain't broken don't flash it, there is no need for a BIOS update unless you have some sort of problem.
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