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Thread: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 not shutting off completely when powering down, and BIOS loop.




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    Default GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 not shutting off completely when powering down, and BIOS loop.

    Hi all,

    I have this very annoying problem with my GA-Z68XP-UD4 it does this 95% of the time. When I shutdown in Windows 7 Pro 64bit the board does not shutdown completely. My case power LED will stay on, the CPU and case fans are running, the LEDs on the board is on, but my video card's fan is off and no signal is going to the monitor. The mouse and keyboards are off. The only way to shutdown completely from this state is to unplug the computer. Holding down the power button does nothing, reset does nothing. I don't think it is a software error since eventlog does not show any errors during shutdown.

    The other problem i have with this is BIOS loop, when I boot up the computer it display the bios logo and it will reboot, and I get a blank screen after the 2nd reboot. To get around this I have to unplug the power, once again holding down the power button and reset button does not work. But the BIOS loop only happens 10% of the time, but still annoying, i've been using Gigabyte boards since 2000 and this is the 1st board that i have issues with.

    here are my hardware specs

    i7 2600k
    GA-Z68XP-UD4 BIOS version F4 (this also happens on F3)
    Corsair Vengeance (2x4GB) DDR3 1600
    Corsair Professional Series HX750 750W
    EVGA Superclocked GeForce GTX 570
    WD Caviar Black 2 TB

    I've spoken to Gigabyte tech and they blame it on software. This was a clean install and not a port from something else.

    Any inputs would be helpful. Thanks.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 not shutting off completely when powering down, and BIOS lo

    have you tried latest beta bios's if there are any? and where are you shutting down from? the power switch or from within windows? its best to always shut down from windows

    tried f5 bios??

    http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList...8xp-ud4_f5.exe
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 not shutting off completely when powering down, and BIOS lo

    Thanks wazza300,

    I'll try the F5 BIOS when I get home from work tonight. I use the windows shutdown command to shutdown my machine every time.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 not shutting off completely when powering down, and BIOS lo

    remember to load optimized defaults after flashing,then enter your bios settings
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 not shutting off completely when powering down, and BIOS lo

    got it. I'll report back if it still does the same thing. I may even put in a new HD and a clean version of windows just to see if the problem goes away.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 not shutting off completely when powering down, and BIOS lo

    seemslike a bios isue to me,it takes a while for them to catch up and fix the issues,i remember i had the same thing with sleep resume ect when my mb first came out
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 not shutting off completely when powering down, and BIOS lo

    I assume that you can try to run the Windows live update to make sure all the hotfix patches are installed, and update to final version of BIOS (you can downloaded it from GIGABYTE website)

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 not shutting off completely when powering down, and BIOS lo

    As of today all software and firmware are up to date, and it is still happening, not powering down completely after a shutdown. I'm still skeptical about Gigabyte tech telling me this is a software issue. This weekend i'm going to put in another HD, format it and do a clean install; OS, drivers, and updates only and do some testing and find out once and for all if Gigabyte techs are just lazy and pointing fingers, or i have a bad board :(

    And i forgot to mention my brother has the same setup as I do but with a GTX460 and his board shutdown correctly. Not to mention he has more software loaded than my machine.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 not shutting off completely when powering down, and BIOS lo

    can you give a list of your components? your using onboard gpu? could be igpu related if your bro's pc shuts down fine but with an add in gpu
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 not shutting off completely when powering down, and BIOS lo

    wazza300,

    I'm using a EVGA superclocked GTX 570 while my brother is using a EVGA GTX 460. The rest of our components are the same.

    In my BIOS I did not turn off the onboard video, I have it set to auto (use onboard if no other videocard is detected) and initiate PCIex16 slot 1st. My brother also has these settings set, in fact our settings are exactly the same.

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