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From P67 to Z77? Worth it? (Tired of p67 issues)

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I've had issues with my gigabyte GA-p67A-UD5 B3 for over a year. In particular, the boot loop issue. It has gotten better to where it does not do it indefinitely, eventually starting up. However, I've had enough of it. I've narrowed down the possibility of any other component being the culprit.

Basically, is a z77 mobo, looking into (ASrock Fatal1ty Pro z77) be beneficial for me? I am not looking to upgrade from my i5 2500k or my gtx 580 for quite some time. It seems like the z77 mobo's are not having this "boot loop" issue like the p67 and some z68 have had. Should I pull the trigger on the ASrock Fatal1ty Pro even though I most likely will not be upgrading my CPU or Graphics card in the near future?

Will I be able to overclock farther? Other threads have indicated that they have had, higher, more stable, and less voltage requiring OC's. Is this true?

Thanks again OCN for helping me out!
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boot loop issue
Not a P67 issue but more a brand specifc issue..

Go over to this thread and take a ticket...
http://www.overclock.net/t/1034724/gigabyte-p67-z68-boot-cycling-problem
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It won't hurt to go with a Z77. As long as it doesn't turn out like the original P67 boards did.
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Yeah, I saw that post and was following it for a while. Waited forever for new BIOS, tried modded ones, sent in the board twice with advanced replacement so that I would receive a new board and not just my board back.

Ended up going with the ASrock Fatal1ty Pro z77! Comes in, in a couple of days. Hopefully it's awesome, have high expectations for it heh.
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If there isn't a fix for your boot cycle problem, then yes.
    
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The bootloops is from that hybrid bios they used. Luckly they dumped that mess and went full UEFI on their X79 & Z77 boards.
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Yeah, I saw that post and was following it for a while. Waited forever for new BIOS, tried modded ones, sent in the board twice with advanced replacement so that I would receive a new board and not just my board back.
Ended up going with the ASrock Fatal1ty Pro z77! Comes in, in a couple of days. Hopefully it's awesome, have high expectations for it heh.
The Asrock should be a much better experience than the Gigabyte POS, I have been playing with the Asrock for the past 2 weeks. Love it!
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The bootloops is from that hybrid bios they used. Luckly they dumped that mess and went full UEFI on their X79 & Z77 boards.
Doesn't solve the problems of countless current Gigabyte users of their P67/Z68 mobos with boot loops unfortunately and their x79 series was another flaming mess as well. tongue.gif
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I only get Boot Loop if i press Restart button and change and hardware around. To get it off just remove RAM boot, Turn off and put back the RAM and ON again.
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What'd you decide to do? I am considering upgrading my board since Asus is taking forever to RMA and I want to use my computer again, and will sell my current board once I get the RMAed one.
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Exactly why i purchased a new Z77 board, and in doing so ive now been able to overclock to 5ghz with much less voltage. i could only reach 4.8 on P67 with silly volts.

Yes i say its well worth it!
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