Originally Posted by Salva52
I was rather disappointed too with k7 and generally with gigabyte on am4, bios takes too much time to release and problems are many and various (with bclk, xmp, rom Lost, dead card, clear cmos...). I will perhaps change for msi like an b350, the bios are good and often updated (and cost less)
I had none of those problems, bclk works fine when setting pci-e gen properly, xmp works for me no problem but I prefer manual for tighter timmings, rom lost still not seen that (I know many people have had this problem though), dead card don't know what does it mean (maybe dead motherboard? Didn't happen to me yet either, but there's an easy fix disconnecting psu, taking off the battery and then pressing power button near the dimm slots for a minute or so, at least from what I've readed, this should not happen though and Gigabyte should adress it ASAP), clear CMOS works fine for me when I've needed to do it because I messed with bios settings.
I do agree BIOS updates takes too long with Gigabyte, and lacks many features other boards bioses have, and I don't like their vrm heatsinks (a heatpipe would have been pretty handy), except for that, I love this motherboard pretty much.