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Originally Posted by ThreeDFlyer View Post

Thanks xP_0nex, I fixed it, at least for now.
I cleared the CMOS this morning, restarted it went into a couple boot cycles and is working fine now??
In the mean time I was on newegg last night and ordered a ASrock extreme3 gen3. Should I run the MB I have and return my impulse buy or will this be an on going problem?
Thank you for the reply!
To answer your question yes, it was looping on and off during a cold boot.

Unless it was impossible to use in its current condition without an RMA. I would've just waited, z77 boards are right around the corner.
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I absolutely agree and will always agree with this statement thumbsupsmiley.png I will never undestand why people would update the bios if their mobo had never shown problems in the first place headscratch.gif

Because the NEW bios had support for the new intel cpu I updated it because of that very info!. Would've liked to have put a new cpu at some point in the future but didn't expect all this hastle, that's not to say that updating it would've caused these cold boots in the first place
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Because the NEW bios had support for the new intel cpu I updated it because of that very info!. Would've liked to have put a new cpu at some point in the future...

I also plan to update to an Ivy Bridge cpu (when I actually see the need to have it) in the future but as long as I'm continuing to use this Sandy Bridge cpu there is absolutely no need to update the bios, especially if my mobo is fine. I will simply update the bios when I have my Ivy Bridge cpu in hand.
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I also plan to update to an Ivy Bridge cpu (when I actually see the need to have it) in the future but as long as I'm continuing to use this Sandy Bridge cpu there is absolutely no need to update the bios, especially if my mobo is fine. I will simply update the bios when I have my Ivy Bridge cpu in hand.

yea keep your CPU for now, the gains of Ivy are there, however there are certain aspects that are different, and you are going to be like I want that, otherwise not much.

Your board might not need BIOS update even for ivy, depending on the BIOS.
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Has anyone tried the new F9 BIOS for the GA-Z68XP-UD3?
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-Support Intel 22nm CPU E1 stepping
-Improve power on issue
-Update ME / CPU code
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3892&dl=1#bios

My system has been reliable since my issue in October. So I'm at 5 months stable now... I'm hesitant to flash a new BIOS when I haven't had a problem in 5 months. redface.gif
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I have a GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 but having problems where is doesn't fully shutdown; the fans/Motherboard indicators/Power button remain after shutdown. Anyone else having this probelm?

I also get that boot loop after trying to power up from the fail shutdown, where is boots to splash screen (doesn''t make it to post) and then restarts... sometimes it resets the BIOS and powers up but is random. Have to always turn off PC at back of PSU then after a few seconds i can power up like normal.

I regret going gigabyte after last 4 builds going Asus, saving that extra $90 is not worth this hassle of trying to get my PC fixed. In the long run its going to cost me more to try and get this problem fixed. Currently PC is at PC store getting checked out. Last resort will be to buy a new Board and to RMA old board and hopefuly get replacement (which works) which i will sale off at a loss.
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I've got a GA-P67A-UD4-B3 (rev. 1.1) and didn't have any problems for months.
A few weeks ago I decided to add a Wireless PCI card to replace my USB stick and that's when the problems started..
First time booting the system with the newly installed PCI card and it just wouldn't boot. Tried the usual to get it running again (run with minimal hardware, bios upgrades) but no luck. Almost given up on it when the next morning I wanted to give it another try and to my surprise after letting it cycle for ages (must've been atleast 30 cycles) it actually booted!!
So I wondered if I would shut down the PC it would boot again without any problems, which it did. Then, when I got back home from work, to my surprise, it wouldn't boot again. Again let it cycle for half an hour and finally I managed to get into windows. When it does finally boot everything works like normal, I am able to stress test the PC / play demanding games which I found odd.
Then after a few weeks I got fed up with it and decided to send it for RMA. Stupid as I was I transported the MB home in my car to get my CPU Protector plate so I could ship it. When I got home the pins were already bent. Because I was honest to the store that I broke the pins myself the store actually still sent it for RMA (they refused at first telling me I broke it myself, they were surprised I was honest about it lol). Gigabyte actually fixed the pins (Credits to GB RMA, you are the best!). Yet my cold booting issue was still there when I tried booting it the first time.
Now since I have a watercooling setup and it takes me forever to get this thing assembled again I am not to keen on taking it apart again and shipping it for RMA once again in the hope to get it repaired. I reinstalled my PC last night and this morning it only looped twice before it booted (which is a lot better). So I wonder what it's going to do when I get back home in about an hour.
One thing that I found odd when the boot cycling is happening though is that the Phase Leds (next to ram) are flashing a bit when it is having trouble booting. Does anyone notice similar behaviour? I've never noticed this behaviour before so I found it odd when diagnosing what was wrong.
Well, I am probably going to buy a cheap GPU and a new PSU soon to see if that cures my problems, but my hopes are pretty low... I really still think behaviour could only happen with a bad MB, else I would also have problems when I've finally booted, which I dont.

Bought new PSU and problem dissapeared. Motherboard was not the culprit after all!
Wanted to buy a new PSU anyway, since my previous one was el cheapo.
Edited by damunk - 3/5/12 at 6:43am
post #758 of 810
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post

Your board might not need BIOS update even for ivy, depending on the BIOS.

I'm still using F5 bios...My mobo was equipped with this bios out the box and as stated before in this thread, I've had no hiccups with this mobo (knock on wood wink.gif)
post #759 of 810
i also had a similar problem with my pc at stock and when OC'd to 4.4GHz which was 24 hour custom blend stable too

every time it happened i turned pc off, reset CMOS and its fine for a little while...

sometimes i regret getting my board, good looks might be deceiving

i just updated to latest F6 BIOS which is meant to resolve it, so we'll see how it goes
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I quess I'm joining the crowd here. Just finished putting together a new system:


System consists of:

-Antec Eleven Hundred Case
-LG BH12LS38 12x Blu Ray Rewriter
-Intel Core i7 2700k Quad Core CPU
-WD Velociraptor 300GB
-Corsair Pro Series Gold 1200w
-MS 7 Pro SP1 64B OEM
-Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850OC (2)
-Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A2133C11R Vengeance 8GB 2x4GB DDR3-2133 (2)
-Corsiar A50 CPU Cooler
-Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Rev1.3 (F10 Bios pre-installed)


Some more detailed info:

SiSoftware Sandra


Computer
Model : GigaByte Z68X-UD3H-B3
Chassis : GigaByte Desktop
Mainboard : GigaByte Z68X-UD3H-B3
BIOS : Award (OEM) F11 02/21/2012
Bus(es) : X-Bus PCI PCIe IMB USB FireWire/1394 i2c/SMBus
Total Memory : 16GB DIMM DDR3

Processors
Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2700K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4C 8T 3.91GHz/3.9GHz Turbo, 3.9GHz IMC, 4x 256kB L2, 8MB L3)

Chipset
Memory Controller : Intel Core (Sandy Bridge) DRAM Controller 100MHz FSB, 2x 8GB DIMM DDR3 2x 667MHz (1.33GHz)

Memory Module(s)
Memory Module : Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A2133C11 4GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-17100U DDR3-2134 (9-9-9-24 5-34-10-5)
Memory Module : Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A2133C11 4GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-17100U DDR3-2134 (9-9-9-24 5-34-10-5)
Memory Module : Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A2133C11 4GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-17100U DDR3-2134 (9-9-9-24 5-34-10-5)
Memory Module : Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A2133C11 4GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-17100U DDR3-2134 (9-9-9-24 5-34-10-5)

Video System
Video Adapter : 2x AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (960 SM5.0 820MHz/775MHz 5% OC, 2GB DDR5 4.2GHz 256-bit, PCIe 2.00 x16)

Graphics Processor
OpenCL GP Processor : AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (960SP 12C 820MHz/775MHz 5% OC, 1GB DDR5 4.2GHz 256-bit)
OpenCL GP Processor : AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (960SP 12C 820MHz/775MHz 5% OC, 1GB DDR5 4.2GHz 256-bit)
Compute Shader Processor : 2x AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (960SP 820MHz/775MHz 5% OC, 2GB DDR5 4.2GHz 256-bit)

Storage Devices
WDC WD3000HLHX-01JJPV0 (300GB, SATA600, 3.5", 10000rpm, 32MB Cache) : 279GB (C:)
HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH12LS38 (SATA150, BD-RE, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 4MB Cache) : N/A (D:)

Logical Storage Devices
System Reserved : 100MB (NTFS)
Hard Disk (C:) : 279GB (NTFS) @ WDC WD3000HLHX-01JJPV0 (300GB, SATA600, 3.5", 10000rpm, 32MB Cache)
Optical Drive (D:) : N/A @ HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH12LS38 (SATA150, BD-RE, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 4MB Cache)

Peripherals
LPC Hub Controller 1 : Giga-Byte Cougar Point LPC Controller
LPC Legacy Controller 1 : T2 87-28
Audio Device : Giga-Byte Cougar Point High Definition Audio Controller
Audio Device : Giga-Byte Radeon 68xx HDMI Audio (NI Barts)
Serial Port(s) : 1
Disk Controller : Giga-Byte Cougar Point 6 port SATA AHCI Controller
Disk Controller : Giga-Byte 917Ah
USB Controller 1 : Giga-Byte Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2
USB Controller 2 : Giga-Byte Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1
USB Controller 3 : Giga-Byte Etron USB 3.0 Extensible Host Controller
USB Controller 4 : Giga-Byte Etron USB 3.0 Extensible Host Controller
FireWire/1394 Controller 1 : Giga-Byte VIA VT6308 1394 OHCI Controller
SMBus/i2c Controller 1 : Intel ICH SMBus


Network Services
Network Adapter : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (Ethernet, 100Mbps)

Operating System
Windows System : Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.01.7601 (Service Pack 1)
Platform Compliance : x64


CPU DC Line : 1.071V

March 5, 2012
After reading all these problems that everyone seems to be having with this "Boot Loop" issue, I was starting to worry about the Motherboard, and if I would be affected as well. I didn't find all this out till after I purchased all the parts for my new system. After I was done putting everything together, I proceeded to boot up for the first time. Pressed the power button, and entered the BIOS menu, and verified that the board was running F10. I didn't have my USB drive installed yet, so I put it in the front panel USB port and hit the Reset button. It rebooted, and got as far as displaying my four sticks of ram, when it auto rebooted by itself. I turned off the power to the computer before it could cycle, and waited 20 seconds, before turning it back on. It successfully booted up and I got into the BIOS menu again, and immediately flashed the BIOS to F11 (not the beta version, but the Gigabyte approved version).

I then proceeded with disabling the onboard GPU, and setting the HD controller to AHCI. I did not change anything else. Saved and exited, then proceeded to install Windows 7 Pro. It auto rebooted randomly once more after I had installed Win 7, when Win 7 was rebooting to self configure itself. It has not done it since then (March 7, 2012).

My Initial reaction when it auto rebooted the first time, had me thinking it was a capacitor problem (defective). I then thought that perhaps this "boot loop" is the result of the BIOS misinterpreting the various voltage readings on the motherboard, thinking that they are falling below or exceeding the preset margins applied in the BIOS, thus resulting in a reboot in an attempt to save the system from failure.

It would be interesting to see if the voltages are correct on this board and comparring them with the readings being reported to the BIOS.
Just a thought.

I really like this board, and would hate to RMA it. But I do think Gigabyte still has some testing and fixing still to do. Just my 2 cents.

Thoughts?
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