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View Poll Results: Which brand of motherboard do you use?
ASUS 33 39.76%
GIGABYTE 19 22.89%
MSI 16 19.28%
AsROCK 12 14.46%
Other (Please specify) 3 3.61%
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Old 15-03-2019, 12:43 AM   #31
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BIOS updating should always be done via Qflash in the bios itself. So upload the BIOS bin file onto a thumbstick and flash it within the BIOS.

Gigabyte is crap for software. I've not installed a single Gigabyte software on my board because it just takes up too much CPU usage and makes your games stutter and run badly. I found this out the hard way.

But if you run it clean and set all the settings within the BIOS, you're golden. At least with my Z390 and my 9700k, it's been nothing short of flawless. I only went back to Gigabyte because my Z170X paired with my 6700k worked so well for so long which was heavily overclocked as well. I've sold the board after 3.5 years and it's still working with the new owner. Hardware yes, software big NO.
You would think that more than 10 years after BIOS flashing within Windows was introduced, it would be more stable and reliable now! Luckily for me I've never had an issue doing that across multiple devices for many years. I do understand that there is a non-zero risk but its super easy to do. Except for Gigabyte.

For my desktop I've had to install RGB Fusion to control the RGBs on the mobo. That and the BIOS flashing utility. Both are horrible. Never installed anything else.

For my laptop...........
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Old 15-03-2019, 07:23 AM   #32
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No Asus no talk for me.
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Intel i5 750 w Noctua C12
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ASUS P7P55D
Graphics Card
ATI HD 5870
Memory
4GB Team Elite 1333mhz
Display
Samsung 22"
Storage
1TB Samsung F3. 1TB WD black
Optical Storage
LG DVD
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Cooler Master 690
PSU
Cooler Master 550
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Xplosion! Kaboom
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Old 15-03-2019, 08:00 AM   #33
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Msi for me, simply becoz their AMD boards are best bang for bucks:

1.they use very decent components (especially for mosfets) for its price

2. They bothered to update d bios for rather dated board (my b350 tomahawk still gettin bios update for fixed/override option for vcore/vimc, previously only override mode available)

3. Their software is gettin better (ui mite not be as chio but get d things done)

4. Excellent support from corbel folks.

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Old 15-03-2019, 08:44 PM   #34
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Asrock. Because of budget.
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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X @ 4.0 GHz w/ Wraith Prism
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Asrock AB350 Pro4
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Sapphire Pulse RX 580 Crossfire
Memory
2x 8GB DDR4 SniperX 3200MHz
Display
Samsung 32" TV
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Crucial 1TB SSD
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Thermaltake V3 Black
PSU
Coolermaster V750 Modular
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Windows 10 Professional x64

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Old 15-03-2019, 08:59 PM   #35
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Have used gigabyte, msi, Asus, asrock, biostar, nforce, Tyan, aopen, DFI, ECS, Intel

All good leh, but I tend to buy msi much more.

Haven't tried supermicro, evga, Chaintech, Soyo, Epox
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Intel E3-1245-V3
Mainboard
MSI B85-G43M
Graphics Card
onboard
Memory
Kingston DDR3-1333Mhz CL9 4 x 4GB
Display
Dell U2412M
Storage
Intel 530 256GB + Hitachi 2TB
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LG BR/HD-DVD combo drive
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Old 20-03-2019, 10:12 AM   #36
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Hi bro,

Corbell is now the disty for GBT notebook. Saw your comment about your Aero 15X. We want to see what can we help for your issues.

Can you PM me a picture of your invoice and product serial number? Cheers.

For those looking to buy Gigabyte motherboards, please make sure you research the particular model you are interested in.

I blindly followed the brand name and chased the beautiful RGBs and have big regrets.

Some of Gigabyte's motherboards have extremely poor VRM cooling. At OC the VRM temps will exceed 100 degs. This is because of extremely poor factory design of the heatsinks (in particular the tolerances with the screws), they hardly press on the thermal pads even after tightening. You have to remove the washers and force it, causing the motherboard to bend.

For some of the affected motherboards, Gigabyte released a "v2" that supposedly corrected the problem with even bigger heatsinks - after reviewers tested the "v2", the exact same problem was there, because of poor tolerances, the heatsinks hardly press on the thermal pads.

Gigabyte says this is "okay" but who would want OC VRM temps at 100+ degs when other mobos have OC VRM temps of under 90 degs. Its like saying that its okay to have CPU temps at 100 degs since its within specifications.

The next thing that I noticed about Gigabyte was the very poor motherboard software. To me its the hardest and most un-intuitive to use - personally I've also had Asus and MSI mobos previously.

So, I would avoid Gigabyte mobos like the plague.

Side Note - Gigabyte Aero 15X

I also bought this laptop from Gigabyte because of the very good ratings on Amazon, and again noticed how poor the workmanship is on their products.

For the mobo they designed it such that the VRM heatsinks didn't screw in tight enough. 1-2mm off.

For their laptop, multiple reports of keyboard keys getting stuck, and I had to pluck out the switch to file the plastic down. Their factory just cannot manufacture items to specific tolerances well. Cost savings?

Not to mention coil whine issues and the nightmare of making sure the specific drivers are used so that the battery life does not drop from 8hrs to 3hrs. If Windows auto-updates, battery life crashes.

Poor software, poor hardware.

Should have stuck with Asus products ARGH!

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Old 20-03-2019, 12:18 PM   #37
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Using msi h97 gaming. Cos Corbel near moi house.

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Icute
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