- Intel Z87
- 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
- DDR3 3000(OC)/2933(OC)
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Good board but with subtle memory issues 03/10/2014
Good construction and nice features for the price point.
This board is very flaky with 4 DIMMs installed. After spending a very long time troubleshooting the issue, I've managed to resolve the memory corruption issues by installing the DIMMs in a mismatched fashion (i.e. the opposite of what the manual recommends). This has made memory access a bit slower but has resolved all of my crashing/corruption problems. If not for this issue, this would easily be a 5-egg board, but spending so much time on a buggy board (where support was useless) has soured me on it. However, it's working now, so I still gave it 3 eggs.
I've written one previous review for this board, before I discovered that mismatching the memory resolved the issue.
Gigabyte's support is mildly infuriating; they updated the status of my RMA to say it had been tested and no issues were found, then didn't ship it back for another two weeks. Additionally, last time I sent an email to Gigabyte's "Newegg VIP support", they didn't even respond (this was several weeks ago, so I'm definitely not being impatient here).
Seeing as many other reviewers have mentioned memory/BSOD/stability issues, I should have done more research before buying.
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