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  • Gigabyte Recalling X79 UD3, UD5, G1.Assassin 2 Motherboards

    Good to know Gigabyte doing something about it.

    I Guess this will cost Gigabyte alot of money - it's their own faults so should be all at their own expense including shipping fees.

    Last week, a Taiwanese overclocker putting his OC workbench through an relatively laxed OC stress test saw its Gigabyte X79 UD3 motherboard go bust. Its CPU VRM couldn't cope with the stress, and blew a MOSFET. At the time, people responding to his video condoled him for his bad luck. It appears now that his wasn't a one-off case of "bad-egg". Gigabyte, in its latest press release on its Chinese website, noted the issue. Apparently it received several such complaints from overclockers where even moderate voltage-assisted CPU OC fried its VRM. The issue was found to be widespread, among three of its main socket LGA2011 products, the GA-X79-UD3, GA-X79-UD5, and G1.Assassin 2.

    Apparently, the issue is caused by a cocktail of bad firmware to complement the board's PWM circuitry, and bad quality PWM components. As an immediate remedy, Gigabyte issued a BIOS update for the affected products. This BIOS, however, will cripple the board's overclocking abilities. The new BIOS will throttle CPU when subjected to extreme stress, to save the VRM. The BIOS remedy is only for those who opt to keep their boards, or don't subject the board to extreme tuning. The other remedy, is to return the board to Gigabyte, for a free replacement when the "right" boards are available. Gigabyte also announced a general recall of the GA-X79-UD3, GA-X79-UD5, and G1.Assassin 2, from the market. A video of the "unlucky" (not anymore) overclocker's day going bad, can be watched
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_Wk4QWHjpc
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  • #2
    Might be a coincidence but my UD5 still plays up and it will NOT let me overclock through the multiplier, only through the ratio.

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    • #3
      it does list your board so i guess you have the latest BIOS and are affected

      RMA time me thinks

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      • #4
        Hah, this will be my third X79-UD5 then and my 5th GB board this year (2x P67A-UD7s and 3x X79-UD5s). Nightmare customer
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        • #5
          It's not just GB. Other mobo companies have had similar problems with motherboards frying on the X79 chipset.

          Originally posted by coiler
          Then go all out dogging, after i've finished rimming of course

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mr Moose View Post
            It's not just GB. Other mobo companies have had similar problems with motherboards frying on the X79 chipset.
            There was a brilliant thread on Hwbot where a company had ripped into all the other mobo manufacturers, and then all there x79 boards were having problems after release.

            Originally posted by coiler
            Then go all out dogging, after i've finished rimming of course

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            • #7
              Both Nick and I have opened tickets with GB so we'll see how it goes

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              • #8
                I must say I'm impressed that your board has lasted as long as it has considering how fast his board blew.

                Good luck to both of you and i hope you get this sorted

                Best of luck, Jack.
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                • #9
                  Really lost faith in GB mobos recently, what with the Z68 with no on-board graphics as well
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                  • #10
                    don't really see what the fuss is about the no onboard graphics? most people would never use them.

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                    • #11
                      Im still rocking my P67 lol no issues of burning there haha
                      Originally posted by omega
                      He's trying to lick the inside of his brain though, doesn't that count for something??

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jacksb4 View Post
                        I must say I'm impressed that your board has lasted as long as it has considering how fast his board blew.

                        Good luck to both of you and i hope you get this sorted

                        Best of luck, Jack.
                        Yeah mine is at like 4.4Ghz and 1.3V as well.

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                        • #13
                          Jusat saw this, would my GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 be effected at all?

                          Dan

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                          • #14
                            Nope, only the X79 chipsets.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Spaceboy View Post
                              Really lost faith in GB mobos recently, what with the Z68 with no on-board graphics as well
                              Probably because not many enthusiasts use onboard graphics.

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