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http://www.techpowerup.com/157543/Gigabyte-Recalling-X79-UD3-UD5-G1.Assassin-2-Motherboards.html
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Gigabyte, in its latest press release on its Chinese website, noted the issue. Apparently it received several such complaints from overclockers where even moderate voltage-assisted CPU OC fried its VRM. The issue was found to be widespread, among three of its main socket LGA2011 products, the GA-X79-UD3, GA-X79-UD5, and G1.Assassin 2.

Apparently, the issue is caused by a cocktail of bad firmware to complement the board's PWM circuitry, and bad quality PWM components. As an immediate remedy, Gigabyte issued a BIOS update for the affected products. This BIOS, however, will cripple the board's overclocking abilities. The new BIOS will throttle CPU when subjected to extreme stress, to save the VRM.



Gigabyte, I am disappoint. Glad I switched over to Asus for my current build.







EDIT: Other sources confirm the recall

VR-ZONE: http://vr-zone.com/articles/gigabyte-issues-recall-notice-on-x79-ud3-ud5-g1.assassin-2-motherboards/14360.html
Maximum PC: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/gigabyte_recalls_ga-x79-ud3_ga-x79-ud5_and_g1assassin_2_motherboards
Edited by 996gt2 - 12/27/11 at 1:19pm
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Gigabyte have really dropped the ball in recent times.
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Go Bulldozer!!! LOL j/k.
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I'm a huge fan of Gigabyte, but even this is terribly disappointing to me -_- C'mon, Gigabyte. Stop dropping the ball.
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There is no recall of the boards themselves i am pretty sure, only the BIOS version on the boards. But who knows they were going to release rev 1.1 of the boards soon to deal with another issue, maybe they decided to do this.
http://hwbot.org/forum/showthread.php?t=36548&page=2

Here is GB's one response:
http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.com/2011/12/new-bios-version-f7-for-gigabyte-x79.html
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Is it really surprising. Gigabyte rushed to release their X79 motherboards prematurely and this is worse than their X58 fiasco upon launch. This is a good reason why I stated that those wanting LGA2011 should wait for the platform's maturity before dealing with such fiasco and early-adopter side effects. Yes this is limited to Gigabyte but this shows how poor QC has become especially as the Derivatives and Credit crunch approaches 2012.
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One hell of a screwup. So much for testing?
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There is no recall of the boards themselves i am pretty sure, only the BIOS version on the boards. But who knows they were going to release rev 1.1 of the boards soon to deal with another issue, maybe they decided to do this.
http://hwbot.org/forum/showthread.php?t=36548&page=2

Here is GB's one response:
http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.com/2011/12/new-bios-version-f7-for-gigabyte-x79.html

According to multiple sources, Gigabyte has announced a general recall on these boards:

From VR-Zone:
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In a move that puts a large chunk of its socket LGA2011 motherboard lineup in jeopardy, Gigabyte announced a general recall of the GA-X79-UD3, GA-X79-UD5, and G1.Assassin 2 X79 motherboards, responding to an increasing number of complaints from overclockers that their boards' VRM weren't able to keep up with the stress they're supposed to cope with. Last week, an overclocker from Taiwan "japan0827" from the XFastest community posted a video on YouTube showing how the CPU VRM of his X79-UD3 motherboard popped up in smoke when subjected to stress.

Read more: http://vr-zone.com/articles/gigabyte-issues-recall-notice-on-x79-ud3-ud5-g1.assassin-2-motherboards/14360.html#ixzz1hlvvOU7p

Edited by 996gt2 - 12/27/11 at 1:19pm
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According to multiple sources, Gigabyte has announced a general recall on these boards:
From VR-Zone:

they all are getting their info from where i get it from.

It can be considered a general recall because GIGABYTE is offering refunds to anyone who bought them, and returns, and lifetime warranty service. But they aren't saying if you have one you need to bring it back because it is a recall. They are actually saying if you have one and you don't OC it then there is no problem. Funny thing is that if you do OC it you void GB's warranty.

They are recalling BIOS version, and thus by all the other statements makes it so that it looks like a recall. They should add UD7 onto that list.
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