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Is anyone else having troubles with this motherboard? It's my second 1155 socket motherboard (I will be getting a third once the new revisions are out). Sad I'm going through so many.

This one's problem: The drivers on my PCI slot won't work. My 6970 graphics card drivers work from the disc, but the newer 11.2 drivers simply will not install (nor will previous drivers, only the ones from the disc will work). I tried everything -- driver sweep, fresh format, installing just the drivers, etc, etc. I even went as far as attempting to flash the graphics card's bios to a different vendor (which was unsuccessful to say the least). Believe me: I tried EVERYTHING, editing inf files, etc, to get the drivers to be recognized. Nothing works.

Anyways, back on topic: I put the 6970 in my other computer to test it out (to see if drivers were recognized). Yep. Right away the 6970 updated to 11.2 drivers and bam I was on my way. Peachy and golden. Happy and ready to go. But that's not the computer I want the 6970 to be in. I want it in my 1155 socket motherboard.

I've tried the F3 BIOS, F6 BIOS, F7b BIOS, and F7 BIOS, all of which pretty much function about the same.

So yeh... I'm left hoping when NCIX gets stock back in on 1155 motherboards that they will allow me to get credit and exchange and get an MSI motherboard (I had a shoddy Asus motherboard, now a shoddy Gigabyte motherboard... I'm on to hoping MSI is decent).
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I liked my MSI P67 board. Very stable board for me.
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Thanks for the reply.

I am hoping someone else with a UD4 board and a 6970 might have some insight on the matter.
    
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It's unfortunate. I've posted on three different forums (Including Gigabyte's forums). I have also contacted AMD, Diamond Multimedia, and Gigabyte.

Between all of these attempts, no one has been able to resolve my issue.

I guess I'll be selling my processor, motherboard, and graphics card (in order to purge myself of my computer's "evil core trio", as I hyperbolate those parts to be). I'll be doing that as soon as Bulldozer or Ivy Bridge are released, assuming of course that no BIOS updates or future drivers somehow remedy my problem.
    
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GB said you can return the mobo or get a refund, go get a refund. GB is redesigning some aspects of the boards for a second revision when they start re-shipping. Maybe you haven't installed something else that needs to be installed. like java or .net framework or somthing.
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GB said you can return the mobo or get a refund, go get a refund. GB is redesigning some aspects of the boards for a second revision when they start re-shipping. Maybe you haven't installed something else that needs to be installed. like java or .net framework or somthing.

Yeh I already installed .net framework and java tongue.gif I tried everything. >_<;

Well I'll definitely get a refund and I'll be looking for the best possible board. I'm thinking about possibly going back to Asus since they have a good name (even though I had a previously bad board on 1155 with Asus). So if I do experience a problem, it'll have decent resale value with the name. Heh. o_O;

I'll get myself a refund as soon as the 1155 motherboards come back in stock and see where I am with my problem then smile.gif
    
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I had to turn UAC off to get my radeon drivers to install on my laptop.

Plus I have a P67A-UD4 board and all my drivers work for me perfectly.
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For me, sounds like you had a bad batch... Or what Quackpot said
    
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that's what you get for using an ATI card...man the drivers are always so fantastic tongue.gif
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yea ATI cards have such crap driver, and they have problems doing nice OCes like NViDIA cards, that is why most OCer buy NVIDIA.
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