cover
ANTHONY S.

ANTHONY S.

Joined on 12/11/09

0
0

Product Reviews
product reviews
  • 1
Most Favorable Review

Follow-Up on DOA board

GIGABYTE GA-B85M-DS3H (rev. 3.0) LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-B85M-DS3H (rev. 3.0) LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Good board that came with some issues... Fast performance with little issues once installed and up and running.

Cons: This is a follow up post to my DOA post earlier. Initially the board would not boot up, acted as though the CPU or board were dead with one small detail, the system tried to power up. After eliminating everything else I took a magnifying glass to the CPU socket and found the issue. The of the sockets pins along one of the interior edges were, for lack of a better description, manufactured together. The six pins (three on each column) were fused together so perfectly and neatly that it had to be done during the manufacturing process. The pins were perfectly melded together so seamlessly that they weren't readily visible until I "zoomed in" on them. I used a small plastic pointer to carefully spread the pins and realign them. Once correctly placed, board fired right up with no issues. If you board is DOA or not working correctly, check the pins closely.

Overall Review: BTW, the Gigabyte support email team were on this issue immediately and responded quickly. They were more than willing to replace or assist in troubleshooting the board.