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Originally Posted by Xyphur13 View Post

I quess I'm joining the crowd here. Just finished putting together a new system:
System consists of:
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-LG BH12LS38 12x Blu Ray Rewriter
-Intel Core i7 2700k Quad Core CPU
-WD Velociraptor 300GB
-Corsair Pro Series Gold 1200w
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-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: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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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)
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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?

Just as a courtesy, could you put your "more info" in spoiler tags?
post #762 of 810
Don't know if this has been discussed already (reached page 20 and had to stop), but my issue is linked to RAM placement. Placing it in the two slots closest to the HSF resulted in successful boots. Anything in the outermost two slots resulted in a boot loop.
Edited by chubbyfatazn - 3/19/12 at 8:14am
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Okay well 26-27 days later i've gotten a board back from Gigabyte.

Since i already replaced this with an ASRock e3/g3 i don't have any way of testing it.

I'm considering taking it home and giving it a shot. Might be a while cuz i don't have spare 1155 cpus laying around.
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Back from RMA. Oh god it's nice to have my PC back.
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This board/bios pisses me off, maybe i shouldn't swear but that's how i feel!. Since the f7e bios i've had what a month without issue apart from this last week when I had two cold boots. It passes prime and intel burn test for many hours so it's not system stability!. A week passes by and i read a post about backing up the bios on gigabyte, after another successful boot up I decide to back up the bios just in case I get another cold boot as I forgot to do it before. Thanks to this stupid idea it said that the back up bios was flashed successfully and to reset the system. I press the reset button and what does it do, starts up and shuts down, NICE!

I go into bios and it said it had failed because of overclocking NO IT HASN'T it's because i pressed the damn reset button after a back up bios flash. Ok then (I set the defaults in bios), Restart the system and get a nice box of text telling me it had started up but failed due to a failed overclock setting, NO IT BLOODY HADN'T!. Sod this I thought, I booted up the system set my overclock in bios, let the system shut off and pulled the psu cable. Put it back in and it booted it on it's own without me doing anything and wolla it worked fine.Not only did the back up bios idea cause me a great amount of grief but so did hitting that Reset button, Never EVER use the reset button on this board it thinks it's a failed overclock for some stupid reason.

This was a post on gigabyte forums
Quote:
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.
post #766 of 810
don't press the reset button, sterr clear of pressing the reset button. I am pretty sure you can press enter after a flash to reset. but yea it is stated not to press the reset button.

the good news is that Z77 has none of this issue, but Z68 sadly still somewhat but very minimally does.
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don't press the reset button, sterr clear of pressing the reset button. I am pretty sure you can press enter after a flash to reset. but yea it is stated not to press the reset button.
the good news is that Z77 has none of this issue, but Z68 sadly still somewhat but very minimally does.


It didn't tell me to press ENTER it said it was ok to shut down the system after I backed up bios or reset, I reset frown.gif

Nightmare!
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I just ordered my z77 UD5H it will be here Tuesday. I hope it doesn't have power cycle issues or I wil be pretty
Upset.
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I had 3 cold boots this morning mad.gif system starts shuts off... I pull the psu put it back in, it starts and shuts off. Finally on the third time I pull the psu cable out, put it back in and it starts perfectly.

Backing up the bios is such a placebo but it seems to be the cure all advice on the gigabyte forum

Why the hell did I get NO cold boots for over a month yet it's happening every so often again, I was on the computer for 8 hrs yesterday thats watching movies-youtube and playing a good three hours of BF3!
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I had 3 cold boots this morning mad.gif system starts shuts off... I pull the psu put it back in, it starts and shuts off. Finally on the third time I pull the psu cable out, put it back in and it starts perfectly.
Backing up the bios is such a placebo but it seems to be the cure all advice on the gigabyte forum
Why the hell did I get NO cold boots for over a month yet it's happening every so often again, I was on the computer for 8 hrs yesterday thats watching movies-youtube and playing a good three hours of BF3!

Buy a new board, gigabyte are a waste of time. thumb.gif
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