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GIGABYTE GA-F2A85XM-HD3 FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

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  • AMD A85X (Hudson D4)
  • APU (FM2 Socket)
  • DDR3 2400(OC)/1866

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Customer Reviews of the GIGABYTE GA-F2A85XM-HD3

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/20/2014 8:25:41 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggspretty good board

Pros: No issues, great features, runs great.

Cons: There are better boards in this price range.

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  • Joseph B.
  • 1/2/2014 10:39:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSmall Board plenty of SATA

Pros: Lots of SATA, can support high TDP processor with no issue (im using a 100W TDP).

Cons: 2 Memory slots

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  • J G.
  • 9/30/2013 9:32:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsa step backward

Pros: gigabyte

Cons: after more than a year using an asus f1a75-v with 16GB and an AMD A8-3870 (RADEON HD 6550D) running at 3 GHz, I moved to the Gigabyte GA-F2A85XM-HD3 with an AMD A10-6800 (Radeon HD 8670D) at 4.1GHz (8GB). lost video performance. not pleased.

Other Thoughts: other vendors may have better prices

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/16/2013 5:57:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGA-F2A85XM-HS3 FM2

Pros: Small width Mobo creates space for long Mobile Drive Racks in standard Mini-Tower Cases. Has Headers for Serial & Parallel Printers. Has USB 2 & 3 Connections.

Cons: No Floppy Header, No PATA IDE Header, No Internal Beep Speaker or Indicators for Post Codes.

Other Thoughts: You need a SATA Hard Drive (or SSD) & a SATA DVD Drive for Windows install. After Windows install, you can add a PCI interface for old PATA IDE devices. You need to install Net 4.0 on CD before installing AMD Catalyst
then download the latest Drivers from AMD website.

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  • Thomas T.
  • 6/21/2013 6:49:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGlitchy board, horrid customer service

Pros: Two PCI Express 2.0 x 16 slots.

Cons: First boot of this board, I went into the BIOS to see what the hype was about. In the process, I gave the BIOS a password. I can't get rid of it, and Gigabyte can't get rid of it. Gigabyte customer service (maybe tech support? I surely hope it's better than this) keeps telling me to clear the CMOS. I've known how to clear a CMOS since the late 70s. But I did it five times, all with the same result (the password didn't clear) before I refused to tear my machine down to do this futile process once more. I've not heard from them since.

First, the support person assumed I'm a newb who didn't know what clearing a CMOS meant. I got my first computer in 1979. Insulted by the assumption of my lack of knowledge, I said so. The support person responded, all upset from being abused. This is customer support?

They told me to clear the CMOS six different times. I did it, five times, then refused to keep doing something that was having no effect.

I use a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse on my workstation, and they haven't come up in the boot sequence at this time of the boot, so I have to plug in a USB keyboard to key in the password. Every boot.

I feel this is a defect, and I want a motherboard that doesn't do this. Gigabyte dropped their efforts to help me when I refused to tear down my computer again, and I've heard nothing from them since.

Even if Gigabyte products are solid gold, they're worthless without customer support.

Every time I have to plug in a USB keyboard to continue booting, it makes me mad as hell.

To me, this motherboard is defective and Gigabyte's 3-year warranty should give me a board that works better than this (the BIOS also don't let me set the DVD burner before the SSD in the boot sequence, so I'm stuck with this version of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS because the BIOS boots straight to the SSD).

Other Thoughts: I made an error in buying from Gigabyte. It's the first Gigabyte motherboard I've bought, and it will be the last Gigabyte product of any kind that I buy if they keep stonewalling on giving me the service appropriate for a 3-year warranty.

The board is pretty nice after boot - and I'm over being outraged for having to do the stupid human trick to boot my machine. I bought it for the 2nd PCI Express slot, where I wanted to install a RAID card.

I'm a Vietnam vet disabled with PTSD and I have a $100 per month allowance for buying computer parts, etc. I got the board, it sat around in my studio for a month (in the box, and the plastic) until I could afford an A8-5500 for it.

So Gigabyte is my only recourse for reparations.

I'm not holding my breath, but the Gigabyte board comes out of my machine, one way or the other, and if Gigabyte won't do the right thing soon, this board goes to the recycler.

I don't have enough mental health to deal with this thing.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer:

We're sorry to hear that you're having the BIOS password issue. Please drop us an e-mail at with the 98155 number in the e-mail subject line.

Thank you.

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  • Jae B.
  • 6/3/2013 2:44:11 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPretty good overall

Pros: Well set up, everything in a sensible location, feels solid in the hand, didn't flex even with a heavy CPU cooler attached

Cons: No internal speaker for beep codes.

The audio port does not work right when the cable is fully inserted; I had to pull the audio cable out about 1/8" to get sound out of both speakers. Fully inserted, it only produced sound out the left side.

Other Thoughts: It's good for what I need it for (small media and web-browsing system)

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  • Terry D.
  • 4/21/2013 6:45:37 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSeems to work OK

Pros: Just got it, really. Haven't had time to shake it out. Everything appears to be working OK. Updated BIOS over the net from Windows, no problems. Running 16Gb Crucial Ballistix memory OK. Works with a 4 pin ATX 12V connector. I've had it running for 10-12 hr. stretches with no glitches.

Cons: Don't know for sure, but BIOS may be a bit limited. I can't seem to undervolt CPU, for example.

Reported temps in BIOS and Gigabyte's Windows application disagree; neither agrees with SpeedFan. I'm either running core temps of 25 or 37 or 63 degrees. What is so difficult about this? I've been building systems since there have been systems (IT pro since 1969) and have yet to see a temp I trust. Gigabyte has lots of company here.

Other Thoughts: Bought it primarily because of the small footprint. Have it in an Apex MJ16 and there is room to spare. So far, I'm happy.

Just thought I'd post a "No obvious deal breakers" review to let you know it's not a box full of trouble.

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