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New Gigabyte X79-UP4 a dud


veldthui

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Well finally had enough parts to get my new beast going the other day. Everything except the GTX790 but I had an old 480 not doing anything so will use that till the budget allows.

Put the 32GB of memory in and the 2x3TB hard drives, plugged the power cable in and pushed the button.

Wow what a letdown :confused:

The cooling fans gave a kick, the corsair water pump ring light came on for an instant and the memory lights came on and stayed on. Could not get it past that point. No POST, nothing.

So stripped out the video card, memory, and unplugged the drives. If it was any of these it should at least start the fans and POST. Still no go. That left CPU, power supply or MB.

Took out the power supply and put in in my currently working PC and it fired up no problem so not power supply. CPU or MB. Emailed the place I got it from and they RMA'ed the MB back and said they had been having a few issues lately with Gigabyte MB's. Were going to test it themselves and send me a replacement but I decided to spend some extra and get a Asus P9X79 Deluxe instead.

3 more days of waiting then all go hopefully.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WIN8.1/Server 2012 R2/Win 7 Ultimate
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme 3.6 GHz, Socket 2011, Ivy Bridge-E
    Motherboard
    Asus P9X79 Deluxe
    Memory
    32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum CMD16GX3M2A1866C
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GV-N78TOC-3GD, GeForce GTX 780 Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP LP2475w
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    2x240GB Sandisk SSD, 2x3TB Segate 7200RPM
    PSU
    1500w Spider
    Case
    CoolerMaster HAF X
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro Series H105

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I bought a Gigabyte board years ago and it was a dud right out of the box. I haven't touched another one since. I also replaced it with an ASUS board. My two desktops and my laptop are ASUS.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

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I have three systems with Gigabyte boards, including one with a Gigabyte X79 UD5 and they work flawlessly.
Just my experience.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom System
    CPU
    INTEL Xeon E5-2670 LGA 2011
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA X79 UD5 v1.0 F13s
    Memory
    64GB (8 X 8 GB) G-Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3 2133 Quad Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 1060 SC 3 GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek Onboard ALC898
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung S27E310
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 PRO 256 GB SSD
    1 x 6TB WD 6003FZBX SATA
    13 x 3TB WD 30EFRX SATA
    PSU
    Seasonic X-1050
    Case
    Thermaltake Armor+
    Cooling
    INTEL BXRTS2011LC Liquid-cooled
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510s
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Explorer Mouse
    Internet Speed
    7.0 Mb/s
    Browser
    IE 11, Chrome
    Antivirus
    ESET NOD32 11.1, Malwarebytes Pro 3.5.1
    Other Info
    ASUS RT-AC68U router

veldthui

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Well the new Asus board turned up and once I had everything in it booted fine so definitely the motherboard. This is the second dud I have had. The first was one with the cpu socket pins with a finger depression in it. Was a while ago now.

The new system is lovely. As a start point I cranked it up to 4.3Ghz and run Prime95 for about 30 minutes. Stable as and cpu temp topped out at 43 degrees. My other PC tops out at 4.1Ghz and would be running at about 87 degrees and would be unstable.

WEI says 8.1 which is the drive as the lowest score. CPU/Mem was 8.7

Simply loving it.

I gave it the extreme test with the Asus software and it took it out to 5.0Ghz before it crashed at 100% load all 6 cores. Said it was stable at 4.9 but it did not reboot properly so took it back to 4.8.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WIN8.1/Server 2012 R2/Win 7 Ultimate
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme 3.6 GHz, Socket 2011, Ivy Bridge-E
    Motherboard
    Asus P9X79 Deluxe
    Memory
    32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum CMD16GX3M2A1866C
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GV-N78TOC-3GD, GeForce GTX 780 Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP LP2475w
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    2x240GB Sandisk SSD, 2x3TB Segate 7200RPM
    PSU
    1500w Spider
    Case
    CoolerMaster HAF X
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro Series H105

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

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