I already have a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC in hand and will have to wait until next Monday to receive my first graphics cards for it. I'm really looking forward to see what kind of performance I will get just on stock speeds.
Originally Posted by SwarmJAG The short story was I couldn't get ubuntu or xubuntu to ever get past the loading screen. It would hang on the little spinning logo thing. And that was 1 vid card plugged directly into board.
Much more to the story though. I have setup ubuntu and xubuntu on my gaming rig to run from a usb flash and cgminer for the amd card so I've done the whole process before at least on a different system. I could boot a install usb flash for both ubuntu and xubuntu but when I'd select the install option it would just hang. I then burned install dvd for both vers, yanked my burner out of gaming rig and tried to use it to install to an 500gig drive I had laying around. It went through the install but same deal on boot. Stuck on either logo spin or some install got to a Unix prompt shell like it wouldn't load grub. But keyboard and mouse would not respond.
I use Xubuntu for my dedicated miner. I assume the spinner image freezes, correct? Have you tried switching the monitor connection to the video card? Unplug monitor and plug it to the video card, after Xubuntu loads the video drivers kick in and you'll have to use the monitor with one of the video cards. The OS is running but it won't work with the motherboard onboard video.
As far as hanging during installation, this wasted a few hours of my time too. I figured out what caused it. Leave the network cable unplugged during installation
. If you leave it plugged in it will try to download some updates, but the network connection might hang somewhere.
Install Xubuntu offline, then it will be able to complete the whole process.Edited by ccRicers - 3/7/14 at 1:21pm