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post #11 of 26
it gives you another x4 pcie slot which can be useful for a revo drive or something of that nature

but there's nothing wrong with gigabyte boards now... just flash to f5b or any of the stable bioses... not the stock f2 which is a piece of crap.

Never experienced a boot loop since flashing and also flashing my backup bios
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I like the UEFI, although it shouldn't be a deciding feature it is nice, also the Asus seems to have more support. I think I'll do the swap...
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I've heard the UEFI are pretty glitchy since they are kind of new still. I like the original BIOS though since we know it's mature. For me on Gigabyte boards I just need to have the 2oz of copper. You can really tell the difference. Gigabyte is one of the only companies that still manufactures their boards themselves so the quality control is top notch as well. I'd have to find the source again if you guys really need it. They all have good boards though.
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post #14 of 26
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I have the Gigabyte and want to swap due to boot loop issues of Gigabyte.
You can run into a boot issue with any P67/Z68 mobo. Just Google and you will see for yourself. You're taking a chance with any SB mobo you buy (ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, or BioStar).
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boot loop only happens when being a little silly with the ram or IMC settings. Just be careful with BIOS changes and it will POST almost all the time.

I have had 6 gigabyte boards and managed to stay sane using that method!
This is very true. Since my ram modules are not stable at rated settings all of a sudden I would see errors because of voltages because of either the ram voltage or the IMC voltage. It was fishy, but I knew that's what was happening.
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post #16 of 26
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I like the UEFI, although it shouldn't be a deciding feature it is nice, also the Asus seems to have more support. I think I'll do the swap...
Gigabyte has great support. I call them on the phone and the people that talk to you know what they are talking about. I was talking about my overclocks I achieved with one guy even. Just have to find the number.

All in all I think it's best to trial and error in every possible way before deciding... what if it was just one setting off? Just seems silly to me, but it's your choice. It's obviously doing it for a reason and you could still possibly have the same thing happen on the ASUS. Not saying you will, but it could happen. Try and slightly up a couple voltages quickly, memtest, try stock post vs OC post, test each mem stick seperately, use a different BIOS, etc.

Good luck my friend.
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post #17 of 26
I've had my UD4-P67 B3 stepping for about 2 months now. I have not had one loop or boot issue at all. Prior to this I had the asus P67 pro and had nothing but problems with it. So to each his own...
post #18 of 26
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I've had my UD4-P67 B3 stepping for about 2 months now. I have not had one loop or boot issue at all. Prior to this I had the asus P67 pro and had nothing but problems with it. So to each his own...
I honestly believe that this boot-loop issue is being blown out of proportion IMO.
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I will stick with the Gigabyte if these issues are really a stretch. Will the UD4 ever have UEFI?
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post #20 of 26
I have the P8P67 Pro and have not had a single issue. I have never had a boot problem once. It has been nothing but rock stable. I run it 24/7 for the last 2 months with a 2500k overclocked to 4.5ghz at 1.28v. The UEFI is great too, no problems. I haven't even upgraded to the new bios which is supposed to be even better.
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