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post #31 of 104
Yeah that's too bad for Gigabyte. Their quality is generally exceptional but in this case they got a black eye.
post #32 of 104
Apparently the motherboards are NOT being recalled in the US.
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EDIT 4:20 P.M. EST: A representative from Gigabyte U.S. contacted us to say that the mobos are not being recalled in the United States. Here's what she had to say:

The Chinese announcement you have seen online was for the Taiwan region only not apply to NA America region. However, for NA America, we will provide any help that customers will need to for the BIOS update. The new F7 BIOS will easily fix all the issues and is ready for download on the website already, and we also provide swap service to users whose motherboard has been damaged due to extreme overclocking. (It only happens under some extreme overclocking settings, but it’s fixed by F7 BIOS).

Look for an official announcement to come from Gigabyte sometime soon. We've changed the headline and some details in the article to reflect Gigabyte U.S.'s response.

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/gigabyte_rolls_out_crucial_bios_update_overclockers_ga-x79-ud3_ga-x79-ud5_and_g1assassin_2_mobos
Edited by Sprkd1 - 12/27/11 at 4:01pm
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post #33 of 104
Id say thats good customer service smile.gif
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post #34 of 104
The last motherboard I bought from Gigabyte, will be the last board I bought from Gigabyte. I built my girlfriend a rig for her birthday using one of their MATX boards, and had nothing but problems with it for 6-7 months. Bluescreens, forgotten bios settings, on and on and on.

In the end, purchased an Asrock board to replace it. Didn't even need to re-install Windows, it's been running nearly 24-7 for a month now just like a motherboard should be able to do.

This news just cements my doubts about the brand.
post #35 of 104
Now where was that article with the smoking X79 Gigabyte board...
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post #36 of 104
What is funny - maybe a coincidence, who knows - is that after that video of the GA-X79-UD3 catching fire, Anandtech did a review of the board.
Edited by tpi2007 - 12/27/11 at 4:29pm
 
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post #37 of 104
The reason is no more BLUE PCB. BLUE PCB FTW. Ever since they switch they are going for looks then performance. I am happy with my current MB though. Only got it for $120.
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post #38 of 104
The UD3, UD5, and Assassin have been pulled from at least one online store in Australia already. If not a full recall they are at least not selling them in Aus for the time being.
 
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The reason is no more BLUE PCB. BLUE PCB FTW. Ever since they switch they are going for looks then performance. I am happy with my current MB though. Only got it for $120.

Ehh, my last 1155 board was a blue PCB P67A-UD3, and that board was quite unimpressive. Horrendous Vdroop when overclocking regardless of LLC setting. I'm not even sure why that board had an LLC option in the BIOS, since it did absolutely nothing. Both samples of mine (a non B3 and a B3) were like that.
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Gigabyte, I am disappoint.
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