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so like the title says... i thought it was an upgrade and i have nothing but issues. yes its great i can get 4.5-5.0 OC and yes its nice that it runs cooler.

so maybe SB isnt taht bad but this GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 is garbage. vrms are nice and 16 phase power is nice. the space between pcie lanes are nice. bios blows!!!!

this nifty boot loop issue that they have is the worst ever. oh sure they say the most recent bios fixes the issue. nope! i am at the most recent not beta bios and it still bootloops. this makes OCing a PITA!!! if it BSODs lets wait 10-15 min before the computer might start. and i say might!!! it tooks 20 mins of nothing but restart after restart after restart! i finally ahd to jumper the cmos and pop out the battery and then after even more bootloops it finally booted correctly!!! this is my first and last gigabyte board!!! i have owned ASUS in the past and am about to go back!

my only hesistation here is that i have heard people say that it happens on other board makers as well. so i am cluless. i spent $500 upgrading and have a ****tier computer. what an investment!


well i feel a little better now( not much)
Edited by Tipless - 10/15/11 at 6:15pm
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Try updating your bios.The latest from Asus for my P8Z68-V Pro cured my PC not waking up from sleep mode.I never really had the booting looping problem

I hated my system to when i frist switched and wished i hadnt but its fine now after about three bios updates all's well finally.
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it doesnt matter whether it sleep or not. only time it doesnt do it is if it a software restart, like from inside of windows. you touch the power button and nope poop.
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Yep, its no x58a-ud3r for sure!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mothow View Post
Try updating your bios.The latest from Asus for my P8Z68-V Pro cured my PC not waking up from sleep mode.I never really had the booting looping problem

I hated my system to when i frist switch and wished i hadnt but its fine now after about three bios updates all's well

In the OP he states he DID update to the latest BIOS
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In the OP he states he DID update to the latest BIOS
rep for you sir for reading lol
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it doesnt matter whether it sleep or not. only time it doesnt do it is if it a software restart, like from inside of windows. you touch the power button and nope poop.
Sorry you're an unlucky 1. My Z68X-UD4 is peerrrfect. Boots fine & wakes up happy

Guess you're gonna buy ASUS like everybody else
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Originally Posted by Tipless View Post
so like the title says... i thought it was an upgrade and i have nothing but issues. yes its great i can get 4.5-5.0 OC and yes its nice that it runs cooler.

so maybe SB isnt taht bad but this GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 is garbage. vrms are nice and 16 phase power is nice. the space between pcie lanes are nice. bios blows!!!!

this nifty boot loop issue that they have is the worst ever. oh sure they say the most recent bios fixes the issue. nope! i am at the most recent not beta bios and it still bootloops. this makes OCing a PITA!!! if it BSODs lets wait 10-15 min before the computer might start. and i say might!!! it tooks 20 mins of nothing but restart after restart after restart! i finally ahd to jumper the cmos and pop out the battery and then after even more bootloops it finally booted correctly!!! this is my first and last gigabyte board!!! i have owned ASUS in the past and am about to go back!

my only hesistation here is that i have heard people say that it happens on other board makers as well. so i am cluless. i spent $500 upgrading and have a ****tier computer. what an investment!


well i feel a little better now( not much)
I had to RMA my first UD3P because of this issue. Got a new one, it happened a few times, but now it RARELY happens.. And when it does, it will boot cycle 3 times, then start up, always!

Usually only happens when one of my OC experiments fail

Edit - Also, make sure you flash the Backup BIOs as well, because I personally think that's where the issue lies.. Idk, Newegg nor Gigabyte were aware of this issue when I contacted them about my RMA, but the lady at Newegg processed me an Advanced RMA for my motherboard even though I had it past the 30-days.
 
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Bit of a derp going from a 920 to Sandy, really, so you had it coming
    
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post #10 of 32
MSI make great P67 or Z68 boards IMO. The bang for the buck they have is just phenomenal and their exploding VRMs are a thing of the past since a while. If I was you, I'd try to get a refund on the motherboard and get a MSI board.
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