Originally Posted by hurricane28
I get headache of all this Gigabyte talk to be honest...
Headache already? Wait until the real GIga AM4 board come out and the forum will be flooded with "help, strange things happen in my Giga board". People will be tearing their hair apart for like 6 months before they figure out the BIOS quirks.
I keep discovering quirks 2 years after the purchase. So far on the UD3P:
- With BIOS F1, double boot is avoided with Turbo on.
- With BIOS F2G, you can disable turbo and double boot doesn't occur.
- My front USB 3 header works after driver installation, until reboot. After reboot, front USB3 ports give power, but devices don't get recognized. All works if i use USB3 to USB2 adapter cable, using them as USB2 instead. I even changed computer case, with the suspicion that maybe there was incompatibility between mobo and the port controller of the case. All the VIA USB drivers had bugs.
- In Linux, mouse and keyboard are dead, unless i enable IOMMU in BIOS.
- With BIOS F2G, if i change settings, i get constant boot screen that my settings are bad. You need to revert to factory defaults, boot at stock speed and then try again or something similar. I 've lost track of the exact procedure really. Last time it happened it would also refuse to work with AMD Msr Tweaker. Eventually i get it right at some point.
- Past 4.4Ghz, Cool N Quiet is lost.
- When i installed 4 RAM sticks, it would see either 12GB or something else (i don't remember, 14?). Reinstalling Windows didn't help. It decided to see 16GB, only when i changed the order on the DIMMs.
- The first VIA audio driver was causing static noise at high volumes. It was eventually corrected with newer driver. The newer driver has no noise, but sometimes, something happens and the output volume is somewhat reduced and gets back to normal after reboot.
- If you manually undervolt directly in BIOS, increasing the clock (4Ghz) and reducing the vcore, you either lose CnQ or you get "bad settings" BIOS screen. I don't remember which one. You need to keep vcore to auto and have AMD Msr Tweaker to do the undervolting. Since last time it suddenly didn't like AMD Msr Tweaker, now i have simply auto vcore (1.32v) and low LLC. It undervolts a bit... I am too tired to attempt to fix Msr Tweaker anymore.
This in a motherboard, where GIgabyte had "years of experience":
And you think YOU had a headache?
Yeah, i can definitely see me buying Gigabyte again!
(unfortunately, i even bought TWO UD3P). Seriously, i bought the UD3Ps, out of fear about the longevity of the ASrock 970 extreme3 with 8320@4Ghz. But, after the Gigabyte ordeal, i now look with more understanding towards the Asrock. I mean, ok, it has weak VRM, but there are no strange things happening in the BIOS. Everything you select, simply works. Gigabyte is pure frustration on the other hand.
The poor bastards that will buy 1st gen AM4 motherboards from Gigabyte, can't even imagine what will hit them. Edited by Undervolter - 9/28/16 at 4:39am