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GIGABYTE GA-MA780G-UD3H AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

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  • AMD 780G
  • Phenom FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2
  • DDR2 1200*/1066 * Whether 1200 MHz memory speed is supported depends on the CPU being used

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
7/11/2009 12:08:09 AM

Pros: Very good board, have been running in two computers for several mounths, no issues

Cons: none

Overall Review: I have used several Gigabyte MoBo the past few years and have had no problems with them, but I buy them for what I intend using the computer for.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Good for HTPC.. 7/9/2009 6:56:08 AM

Pros: Don't ding this for the onboard video or sound or lack of ability to unlock your Phenom II cores. Buy another board if you want that. I can say I'm happy when Phenom II 550 stock on this board for an HTPC build. The onboard video at 3250 is ok, and will play Blu-Ray back at 1080p but you won't get the best sound if you direct audio thru the on-board HDMI.

So I picked up a 4550 card on the cheap, and got sound up to my likeness. Can't knock the board for this; you ought to know better.

Layout is good, but a little weird on the SATA and floppy placements. But I only (and would think you only) would use 2-3 SATA ports, so it's not a big deal. And I don't floppy at all, so I flipped floppy off in BIOS.

BIOS is detailed and you can boot from USB if floppy is off and it finds A:... that's your USB stick with (hopefully) your F3A bios on it.

Board is quiet, low power, Realtek sound is groovy in Win7 no issues.

Cons: Nada.

Overall Review: Win 7 RC 7100 X64
Cooler Master Case (cheap on, $30)
Trio of Rosewill fans (80x2 + 120)
Plextor Blu-Ray player
WD 750 GB HD (green)
This mobo
Radeon 4550 low prof w/ HDMI video
Hauppauge 2250
Elgato Hybrid (comes in as Hauppauge 950)
AMD Phenom II 550 (yawns in an HTPC, but ready to graduate to gamer one day)

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great board 6/29/2009 4:37:57 PM

Pros: Well built, stable, good BIOS and utilities. Plenty of fan headers. Just works with no surprises.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I've recently purchased three similar AMD motherboards from three different vendors and the Gigabyte is by far my favorite. Very good BIOS for simple performance tuning. I'm not interested in overclocking, but it looks like it would support that well.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Very nice upgrade 6/29/2009 5:55:31 AM

Pros: Really great layout...coming from a no good cheap ECS Nforce6m-a v2.0 this motherboard was a giant upgrade! All the options to overclock are there. 2 pci express 2.0 slots for 2 graphics cards. Supports up to 140w processors. Comes with a program to overclock processor,memory,an graphics card from the desktop. Comes with an application to upgrade your bios from the internet,nice an simple. With that simple bios upgrade from the internet the motherboard can support AM3 processors..meaning Phenom 2s. Extra ports that i might never use lol

Cons: The onboard sound is the biggest problem..it's not good,mine cracks an pops. Buy a sound card if you get this mobo..not really a big problem cause they're cheap now but you should. When I put in my original processor an AMD Athlon X2 4000 the whole system seemed to be going slow for some reason,gaming performance was no good at all so I had to replace the processor and upgrade to something higher than a dual core X2 at 2.5 ghz

Overall Review: This motherboard went into my system with some parts I already had..I just also had to buy a new processor.

This motherboard
An AMD X2 7750 Kuma Black Edition At 2.9ghz(stock=2.7)
4 Gigs of Kingston Ram
And a Sapphire ATI 4870 w/1 gig of DDR5
500 watt Thermaltake Toughpower supply

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
5/ 5
great mobo 6/23/2009 5:04:56 PM

Pros: Overall great board. very easy to install. runs 6000+ 125w at a cool 30c (80f) at normal clock gaming. box has the AM3 cpu ready tag on it. so that's a plus

Cons: none!

Overall Review: the bios has an option to auto select either a 4pin or 3pin cpu fan which did not pick mine up correctly and gave me a annoying beeping till i figured it out. but it may have been fixed with bios updates.
its also works great with windows 7 and seems to be full compatible although the software its bundled with does not work yet.
i would definitely recommended this board to others great value.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Eggxellent Board 6/23/2009 1:06:08 PM

Pros: My first build. AMD Ph II x3 720. Easy to follow instructions.
Got everything put together and had a boot issue. Called Gigabyte Tech and Eddie walked me right through it. Love the board, love the tech support from Gigabyte and love the service from Newegg.

Cons: NONE

Overall Review: I have read some negative comments about Gigabyte Tech Support here. Not only do I disagree, but Eddie was on top of my problem and had me up and running in no time. A tip of the cap to him and their Tech Support area. Thanks Eddie.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
4/ 5
An egg short of greatness! 6/20/2009 1:16:30 PM

Pros: a) Supports phenom II AM3 cpus
b) Uses DDR2 memory (less expensive)
c) Plethora of overclocking features in bios
d) Less expensive than most AM3 motherboards
e) Overall quality of motherboard

Cons: a) Only supports DDR2 memory (slower)
b) Not an AM3 motherboard
c) No E-sata port
d) No AMD ACC feature to unlock cores
e) Bios bootup screen only stays visible for a couple seconds, not long enough to read it. Crazy annoying!
f) Price for motherboard currently too high

Overall Review: The colors are perttty looking.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Another good board from Gigabyte 6/18/2009 9:18:40 PM

Pros: HDMI/SPDIF output make this board ideal for a HTPC. Four memory slots, 3PCIe 1x, two 16x (one runs a slower speed.) Four USB headers (plus four ports on the I/O panel.) Gigabit network, decent onboard video. PCI slots, PATA, FDD, LPT and COM port headers if you still need any of them for legacy hardware.

Cons: Full size ATX board limits your case options. Would gladly sacrifice the PCI slots of they'd put this many PCIe slots on a mATX board.
One of the 1x PCIe slots is right behind the rather large northbridge heatsink - some cards might have problems using this slot.
Only one system fan header on the board.

Overall Review: I don't overclock, but this board appears to have a lot of options for tweaking those settings.
The driver install disk has a "browser configuration utility" that, to quote the install program "sets your browser search engine to Google!" Not sure why this worthy of an exclamation mark, what this has to do with getting the motherboard components working in Windows, or why they needed to 2MB file to do this.

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