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    Default GA-H67N-USB3-B3 - faulty ??

    I have just built a new media centre in antec isk case using a GA-H67N-USB3-B3 with an intel i3 2100t and ssd drive for boot. I have some serious issues however with the build :(
    Installed win7 professional on it and then ran perfomance test when loading 3d textures system hung and just get coloured flashes on tv (using the hdmi port). Managed to get it to do the test by dropping my ddr3 1333 down to 800. However after anywhere between 5 minutes and 2 hours same thing happens again and only option is to power off and on again.
    Thought perhaps it was my memory so bought some 1.5v crucial ddr3 1333 - again having same issues anywhere between 5 minutes to 3 hours , looks like the hdmi output goes screwy and then locks up whole PC. I have tried 2 different tv's now as well as different hdmi cables , and even 3 different psu's :(
    I am running F3 bios - does this sound like a DOA system board or is there a beta bios that may fix this ??
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    Default Re: GA-H67N-USB3-B3 - faulty ??

    I am reading on other forums that I am not alone with issues with this motherboard.
    Other people seem to think that in non AHCI mode it seems to be ok , but in AHCI mode is very flakey. Mine is currently in AHCI mode with my SSD

    Anyone else having similar issues with this board ??

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    No one ??
    Guess my only option is to RMA this then and get the Intel one

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    Default Re: GA-H67N-USB3-B3 - faulty ??

    I'd go ahead and try the latest BIOS before you send anything back, it's F5
    http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList...usb3-b3_f5.exe

    Since this is a CPU/Graphics issue it could also be a faulty CPU, so if you do get another board and see the same issues you may need to RMA the CPU with Intel.

    You don't have these issues if you use a regular graphics card do you? Or have you tested that yet?

    You may also be able to get around the issue by lowering the graphics clock speed in the BIOS (Internal Graphics clock), OR adjusting the grahpics voltage by increasing it and leaving the graphics clock at default speed.

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    Not tried another pcie graphics card as using the one pcie slot for a tuner when setup
    Will try lowering graphics clock or increasing the voltage

    Thanks for the reply
    Is there anywhere that shows what the fixes / differences are in the beta bios's ?

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    Default Re: GA-H67N-USB3-B3 - faulty ??

    There is a small change log on the BIOS download page for your board, but that does not mention all fixes, changes, or improvements.
    GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-H67N-USB3-B3 (rev. 1.0)

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    Thanks for the link :)
    checked yesterday and F5 wasn't on there
    Upped the Graphics voltage slightly and (touch wood) 1 hour no problems

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    Uptime 10 hours now - so looking good so far, just slightly concerned that I've had to do this tho to get it working
    Will leave on and running over next 24 hours as a stress test and report back

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    Default Re: GA-H67N-USB3-B3 - faulty ??

    Nice to hear man, hopefully this solves the issue for you.

    I'd expect you might need more voltage pushing a large TV, since these are mainly setup for monitors, so I kinda thought that or lower freq would help.

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