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GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Pros: Fast motherboard with a lot of bells and whistles. Maybe too many to be reliable.

Cons: I ordered two combos with motherboard, Intel I7 6700 8M Skylake quadcore and G Skill TridentZ ram. put everything together and motherboard fired right up and returned a decode error of 55. MEMORY INITIALIZATION ERROR. Called tech support and they walked me through all the things I'd already done. Using one stick of ram, taking out the battery. I put the memory from the other system I bought and same result. Motherboard DOA. There is nothing I detest more than getting DOA parts. They cost a lot of time and money.

Other Thoughts: Don't know if this contributed to the failure of the motherboard but when I put the CPU into the socket it fit fine then when I closed the latch, it seemed harder to close than any CPU i'd ever installed. Yes the socket was clean and the CPU was inserted correctly. When I inspected it during troubleshooting, I didn't seen any bent pins. I installed the second motherboard with the same ram and CPU I used in the first system and it ran great.

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Display Name: Donald S.

Date Joined: 02/20/06

  • Reviews: 1
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  • First Review: 04/15/16
  • Last Review: 04/15/16
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