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post #11 of 32
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
Bit of a derp going from a 920 to Sandy, really, so you had it coming
Tis true ...Should of at least bought a 2600k. Bet there would not have been any boot-loop issues
post #12 of 32
How long ago did you get it? Maybe you could still return it and get a different mobo.


Personally I excluded gigabyte even from mobo consideration from my new build because of the hybrid uefi bios and all their problems. I would suggest Asus or Asrock, I went Asrock for the IB support and pcie 3.0

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Edited by Junkboy - 10/15/11 at 5:57pm
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post #13 of 32
the z68x ud4 is one of the best mobos out for 1155.. there are work arounds for boot loop issues.. pm me if you want some help
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post #14 of 32
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Maybe you could still return it and get a different mobo.
Yeah...I would try to if you still have time. I'll still recommend Gigabyte but MSI and Asrock do make better mobos these days if you're not feeling ASUS.
post #15 of 32
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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.
I have an MSI gd65 & a Gigabyte p67 ud4, the MSI can be picky with memory & can go off into boot loops worse than I've ever seen with the ud4. Final bios' aren't always the best, I'm still using an older beta bios for the ud4 that didn't get the boot loops (I stopped using the reset button), so haven't seen one on the ud4 since it was pretty new.
    
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...I'm still using an older beta bios for the ud4 that didn't get the boot loops (I stopped using the reset button), so haven't seen one on the ud4 since it was pretty new
I'm currently using bios f5 with my Z68X-UD4.
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i was on bios f5 when it started
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post #18 of 32
fyi.. i have had three ud4s in the past... one showed the boot loop problem.. ftw is right sometimes final bios sucks.. i used f5b iirc.

you need to flash to latest beta bios or whatever is confirmed to be the most stable..
flash your backup bios afterwards (is IMPORTANT)

that should fix it..
if not.. disable usb legacy (iirc sorry i don't remember specifically)

then that should fix it.. however with failed oc.. it will still boot loop.. just be patient , it will boot eventually.. if not use the psu trick
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post #19 of 32
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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.
Possibly, or he could end up like me where I had to go through 2 non functional Z68A-GD80's before they finally sent me one that was functioning... And when I say non functioning I mean they wouldn't even boot into bios...
    
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well hopefully badatgames trick will work. it did with the psu trick he told me
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