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Item#: N82E16813128549
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI 5 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Intel Z77
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
  • DDR3 2400(OC)/1600/1333/1066

Pros:

Easy to set up and install.
Fast, boots quickly(~20 sec), like the BIOS setup.
Good feature set, including eSata and Firewire (I have some old 1394 camcorders).

Fast boot with SSD and Win 8 is great - almost like a tablet!

Cons:

After about 3 hours of system operation started getting an intolerable beeping motherboard alarm that will not clear. Now I get it all the time at start-up. System temps are okay, apart from the alarm the system works great. Windows experience index is 7.9, so I am not suffering there.
Sent a request in to the Gigabyte feedback, no response yet.

Other Thoughts:

This motherboard is a rev 1.0 - checking the Gigabyte site the current version is 1.1 :( , even so this should have nothing to do with the alarm not clearing.
I trust that Gigabyte will return with an answer within the next day, otherwise I will RMA this...
Used to buy EVGA boards, went with Gigabyte this time because of the positive feedback. Now I regret it - all my EVGA boards worked out of the box without funky annoying hi-pitched alarms like this one.

I have been building computers for about 11 years now...

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for your comments. Honest and constructive opinions are always welcome. We apologize for your difficulty with your Gigabyte product.

The audio beeping alarm is part of the health features of your GIGABYTE motherboard. Either your temperatures (CPU, or system) is above your set threshold, or your system voltage from your power supply is not within specification. If you installed the Easytune6 software, you will be able to see the error. Or you may also enter the CMOS setup, in the PC Heath Status section.

If you require further assistance, please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyte-usa.com with the case number 2013011605 in the subject line. List your complete configuration. Your may contact our Live Technical Support at 626-854-9338, option 3 if the matter is urgent.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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