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GIGABYTE GA-MA78LM-S2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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5/ 5
Solid, Great Price
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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
2/ 5
Recent purchase

Pros: Great price. HDMI onboard. Plenty of USB and potentially a good board.

Cons: Not sure yet... cannot get past the initial post screen.

Overall Review: I bought this board a while ago and kept it in the closet "planning" on building it for my TV. Finally whipped it out and it wont get past the post. Just sits there. So I thought it was the board... switched it out to the new v1.3 and the same thing is happening. I have the Phenom II x2 555 which I was hoping to unlock. Well, now even with the new board it stops at the post... I am using DDR2 667 ram, but the memory list says this should work, plus it says OK on the post... not sure what is going on..

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
1/ 5
Terrible Board :/

Pros: It works... sometimes.

Cons: The integrated ATI Radeon HD 3000 on Rev 1.3 constantly crashes, causing the computer to try and BSoD, but instead of blue screening the entire motherboard will just shut off and restart. Before installing this motherboard my Computer could be on for months, and not once did it ever shut off or restart. This mobo can't sustain any form of sleep with any processor I've used. The longest I've been able to keep this computer on without it crashing is 3 days. The absolute least stable motherboard I've ever seen.

Overall Review: If you're looking for a gaming rig, this Mobo isn't even worth the money it's sold for, Rev 1.3 has a lot of issues across the entire board. The CBP is Blue which is neat, but I really don't care for what the hell a motherboard looks like, it needs to work above all else, which is can for short amounts of time. I bought this motherboard a while ago, open box, I thought it was just an unlucky fluke, but when I used a brand new MA78LM-S2H Rev 3.3, it also had the exact same problem. I highly recommend staying away from this motherboard. I know for sure this is the last time I'll buy anything from Gigabyte, Newegg still hasn't let me down, but this motherboard has been discontinued here, thankfully nobody else has to suffer a half planned integrated chip failure every 4 hours like I do.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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2/ 5
HDMI problems

Pros: Pretty good low cost board

Cons: HDMI routinely fails to re-initialize sound after the computer wakes up from standby. It is connected to a television, so every time I want to watch a show etc I have to reboot the computer to get the sound working.
It's a terrible bug for any HDMI system, even worse on a media PC.
I have spent many hours trying to fix it, everything from flashing the bios to trying different drivers, different cable, different monitor, and all possible settings.

Overall Review: If you plan on using this for HDMI sound, find another board.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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1/ 5
DON WASTE YOUR TIME

Pros: Its blue.....

Cons: DOA

Overall Review: If you don't listen to this or the other reviews then you can only blame yourself for buying a dead and broken product. Don't waste your time or money on this product.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your Gigabyte product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyte-usa.com with the case number 65187 in the subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
4/ 5
Great choice for a budget HTPC

Pros: Breeze to install.
Onboard sound and video are good enough for HTPC usage.
Lots of USB with On/off charging for portable devices.
HDMI/DVI output is the highlight of this board.
Unlocked my AMD Athlon III BX440 to Phenom BX 4 core. Yay !!

Cons: The onboard ATI videochip is a PITA with Win7 x64 esp with HDMI output. I spent 6-7 hours trying to get it to output sound. Later, I found it is a well known issue with ATI video chips. Luckily picked up a Ge210 FAR to get rid of this hassle. Just keep this in mind if you use HDMI to transmit audio out to TV like I do.
The driver CD was decent although outdated.
RAM slots could have been at least 3/4.
eSATA desired though not a dealbreaker.

Overall Review: I got it with the AMD Athlon III BX440 combo deal. It brought my total HTPC build price to $240 incl 1TB WD Green & 750GB WD Black. Can't ask for more.

Other build details :
1. Rosewill Wind Knight Case with 2 x 120 mm, 1 x 140 mm Fan & 1 x 80mm Fan
2. OCZ 600W Pro PSU
3. 2 x 1GB Kingston HyperX DDR2 800 RAM
4. SB Fata1ty Titanium Soundcard
5. Galaxy Ge210 512MB DDR2.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5/ 5
Nice Motherboard

Pros: it works Great right out of the box useing the onboard video the onboard sound card is pretty good.

Cons: The board runs a little warmer than my Asus mother board not to much of a con here nothing to drop an egg for

Overall Review: Its running Vista 64bit and a 500GB seagate hard drive AData DDR2 800 3gigs of memory and 2 DVD drives with a 600 power supply

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
1/ 5
Double DOA

Pros: Good price and features.

Cons: Was DOA out of the box. RMA'd it and the sent same dead unit back with no explanation.

Overall Review: I build a lot of computers for customers/friends and sometimes buy before needed when I see a deal. This unit sat on my shelf for 3 months before a build needed it and I installed it. Dead unit. Tried 2 of each of the following to verify it was the motherboard: cpu's, pairs of ram, power supply's, video cards, hdd's, dvdrw's, and cases. All tested items are known good and used for just this purpose. No build combination would post. RMA'd back to Gigabyte and they returned the same broken motherboard to me. No communication to me other than "tested." After trying this unit again with the same DOA result, I immediately started to disassemble it and removed the CPU cooler. The CPU was COLD. How an electrical fail of this magnitude could pass Q&A escapes me. Paperweight.

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Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your Gigabyte product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyte-usa.com with the case number 64947he subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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