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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P - Downward Spiral - Now does not POST

    My 2 cents:
    While his system "appeared" to be stable (no crashes or BSODs), his setup wasn't stable and file/data corruption could have eventually led to problems.

    It's a PITA, but when I build a new system or upgrade components, I perform my extended stability/stress testing to ensure that everything is okie dokie.
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P - Downward Spiral - Now does not POST

    Quote Originally Posted by b33cux View Post
    I'd get rid of that MOBO - I had one of those, and it would BSOD at will with a different message/dump almost every time. I swapped everything out RAM, HDs, graphics cards, OSs (tried on on clean installs of both XP and 7) - the ONE variable associated in EVERY instance of BSOD was the EP45-UD3P. Quite simply, it's a MOFO board - at least mine is. I'm so disgusted with it, I'm not going to bother with RMA - once Gigabitten, twice shy.
    You're being silly.

    Every motherboard vendor sells motherboards that experience random component failure, or even have entire production runs that use a weak or substandard component that was not identified until the warranty claims start pouring in. RMAs are a pain, but they're also a fact of life for every vendor.

    If you want, you can go the American Megatrends route and buy a fully tested and baked-in motherboard ... It'll cost you about $375 for basic P-35 chipset unit.

    Lets face it...QC costs money and the mass market demands relatively inexpensive motherboards with lots and lots of features and bling. It doesn't demand the kind of expensive testing and validation required to ensure reliability.

    I've had Intel D975XBX, ASUS A8N-SLI32, ASUS P5D and a couple of Gigabyte boards (P-875 and AM2) motherboards either delivered DOA or suffer premature in-service failure. I've also had an expensive Sharp LCD HDTV die after a week, and that one went in the middle of a World Series game.

    It's just the nature of the beast.

    For the record, my EP45-UD3p is one of the most reliable and stable motherboards I've ever used.
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    "It's just the nature of the beast."

    Why make excuses for poor quality?
    The fact that you have purchased plenty of defective products does not excuse the lack of effective Gigabyte Quality Control.

    It is the tolerance of mediocrity that leads to just that, mediocrity.

    My EP45-UD3R has been from first boot the most unstable build of 7 PC's I have built in the last 2 years.
    To top it off Gigabyte support is easily the most unprofessional and least effective support I have ever experienced.
    People should scream long and loud.
    Only then will some of the managers at tech companies like Gigabyte change their ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    My 2 cents:
    While his system "appeared" to be stable (no crashes or BSODs), his setup wasn't stable and file/data corruption could have eventually led to problems.
    I am going to +1 on Jim's comment. Also sounds a little to me like a grounding issue.

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    Quoting rmorse: "You're being silly."

    I don't believe I am. I think Gigabyte's reputation is making many overlook the possibility that the MOBO is the problem. For instance, this poor guy has trying to get this thing working since SEPTEMBER. How many more suggestions are people going to give him before someone finally suggests that just maybe it's the MOBO?

    If that's not enough, just Google "ep45-ud3p bsod" and see what comes up.

    I do realize that this is "Tweak Town", and I like to "tweak" as much as the next guy - but eventually, I'd want to actually use what I was tweaking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by b33cux View Post
    For instance, this poor guy has trying to get this thing working since SEPTEMBER. How many more suggestions are people going to give him before someone finally suggests that just maybe it's the MOBO?
    You have a pint there. I tend to do it rater quickly if I feel most reasonable and or possible options have been exhusted.
    Some tweaks, even to compensate on BIOS or minor hardware faults are acceptable, but that's about it.
    I am in the oppinion people deserve to get what they paid for, and in the case of this particular board, a top quality hassle free motherboard.

    I disagree with your first post though. You have a faulty board, RMA it, it's what RMA is for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chike View Post
    I disagree with your first post though. You have a faulty board, RMA it, it's what RMA is for.
    LOL! I hear you - and I should confess: In a way, I AM being silly: Although I think that board is totally undependable, I've only given up on USING it - not fixing it .

    Plus, I have my doubts that a replacement board would make a difference: My guess is that a firmware or driver update would best resolve this, and since there seems to be:

    • a large # of BSODs associated with this board, and
    • a low % of those seem to be getting resolved ,

    I'm going to wait a bit and see if Gigabyte releases a working BIOS version/driver update/patch/whatever in the near future. If not, I may exchange...

    Speaking of BIOS/driver versions: does anyone know how to get hold of PREVIOUS versions of same for this board? I don't see them on Gigabyte page nor on their FTP. With the versions immediately prior to the current ones, my board was much more stable: it only Blue Screened once a week or so - not 2x/day...

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    I'm a Noob - Had never been inside a computer until I built this Rig(8/1/09).It's not by accident that I picked the EP45-UD3P - I researched Mobo's for 3 months before I made the decision.The Good to Bad ratio is probably 70/30.Ithink 50% of the 30 just didn't know how to work or setup the Board.I know people get bad parts sometimes but that's no reason to put down a good product.I've had issues with this board - Only to find out I had some settings wrong in the BIOS.I am OCing this board - If it Burned up today - I'd be online tomorrow ordering another.I would "NOT" RMA it.If you Hotrod a car you break parts.If you OC a computer you break parts.It's not a matter if - It's a matter when.Thanks to the People of this Forum and the EP45-UD3P - You have made OCing a pleasure - Not a fear.
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    I wasn't OCing it - who the heck would try to OC it when it didn't work in the first place? I just wanted it to WORK. I happened to notice that in this thread, one of the possiblities that HADN'T been considered was the MOBO, I brought up the suggestion that it be considered, ESPECIALLY after reading more suggestions that yet more time/money be thrown at the problem. I didn't instantly consider my MOBO to be at fault; it didn't become prime suspect UNTIL I tried other known good components - simple Occam's Razor. As far as the ep45-ud3p being a piece of crap: I was expressing my opinion here, and, I'd like to point out: I'M over it. I got a better MOBO (from ASUS, thenkyewverymuch), and it works just fine. Badabing, badaboom. It was a solution that worked for me, and upon discovering another person with similar problems with the same board, I passed along what worked for me. As far as I can see, no other solution that has been presented in this thread has worked. Mine did and does. I still say after a certain amount of time, it's better to cut one's losses and find a solution that WORKS. And I would think that in a technical forum my or anyone's opinion would be INCIDENTAL to that.
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    I would not consider buying a new board as cutting losses, RMA is the more economical solution (most of the time,( much more when it is known that bad luck may come in 3s.
    Although all 3 boards in this example are GBs does not mean ASUS is free of hickups (just recently got the replacement to a defective ASUS board.)

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