Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: The end for Z68XPUD4




  1. #1
    will_s is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    71

    Default The end for Z68XPUD4

    A few problems I have had :

    1/ Boot problems including the dreaded boot loop ... basically solved
    2/ USB keyboard is there sometimes and sometimes not ...very hard to enter password without keyboard ...
    3/ Video problem......everything is ok until after I enter my password and it loads windows...... the screen goes blank and sometimes a reboot works sometimes not, funny thing is you can hit ctrl-alt-del and the window appears and you can enterTask Manager and then that window will appear but on top of a blank screen/black screen...... also can then get the windows support and help window up ( still on the blankl screen ) and from there follow a link to windows online using firefox......then finally the windows screen I have appears


    Now the last problem could be anything but I think its time for a new chipset ( new motherboard...z77 series )

  2. #2
    boondocks's Avatar
    boondocks is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Live Oak, Florida
    Posts
    1,652

    Default Re: The end for Z68XPUD4

    Yeah, that boot loop thing with Z68 is indeed weird. I had that initially, also the BIOS would hang and the cursor would run up and down the page. Fortunately BIOS updates seemed to be the cure in this case, and also I came to Z68 late and the BIOS "fix" wasn't long coming. The BIOS the board shipped with was definitely a work in progress-initial setup, drivers & Windows install was a PITA with the boot loops. But that's old news now and like you say I'm moving on to Z77 and the Z68 will run a seedbox machine in the near future. But it's not just Gigabyte that had problems with Z68. I have an Asrock Z68 in my HTPC that although is running flawlessly 24/7 now, was a major PITA to get set up and running. Never used clear CMOS so much .....but at least the Asrock had the jumper right on the board, ready and waiting!
    Maximus 8 Hero/6700K @ 4.8/4x4GB LPX @ 3200 15-17-17-36 CR1
    Case Labs SM8 w/dual pedestals / Custom water w/ acrylic pipe / Light box
    PowerColor 390Xw/EK block / Samsung 840 Pro 256GBx2 RAID 0 / 128GBx1 SSD's | 3 HDD's / DVD burner
    Dual Aquaero 5 Pro controllers for pumps & fans / FC9 for led's only 2xD5 pwm w/Bitspower tops - MCP35x2 - 3x480 rads/1x240 rad/AP15 fans / EK supremcy
    Seasonic Platinum 1000w custom fabbed/sleeved psu wiring by me

    Wifes: Z77X-UD5H / 3770K w/c with Raystorm copper block & 2 Rads/ Kingston HyperX RAM / Switch 810 case/ PowerColor AX7950 w/EK block
    HTPC: Z68 Pro3 M / 2105

    SOLD:Z97X-UD5H /4790K/F11b mod BIOS/4.8@1.38 4x4GB Kingston Genesis KHX24C11X3K4 2400 RAM 11-13-13-30
    SOLD:Z87X-UD5H /4770K


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Birmingham,Great Britain
    Posts
    9,250

    Default Re: The end for Z68XPUD4

    i hope their z77 boards dont have those problems,
    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. #4
    boondocks's Avatar
    boondocks is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Live Oak, Florida
    Posts
    1,652

    Default Re: The end for Z68XPUD4

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    i hope their z77 boards dont have those problems,
    According to what little I've seen so far, no standout problems, but who knows?
    I will keep my fingers crossed, my next build is going to be my last for a while, most likely.
    Maximus 8 Hero/6700K @ 4.8/4x4GB LPX @ 3200 15-17-17-36 CR1
    Case Labs SM8 w/dual pedestals / Custom water w/ acrylic pipe / Light box
    PowerColor 390Xw/EK block / Samsung 840 Pro 256GBx2 RAID 0 / 128GBx1 SSD's | 3 HDD's / DVD burner
    Dual Aquaero 5 Pro controllers for pumps & fans / FC9 for led's only 2xD5 pwm w/Bitspower tops - MCP35x2 - 3x480 rads/1x240 rad/AP15 fans / EK supremcy
    Seasonic Platinum 1000w custom fabbed/sleeved psu wiring by me

    Wifes: Z77X-UD5H / 3770K w/c with Raystorm copper block & 2 Rads/ Kingston HyperX RAM / Switch 810 case/ PowerColor AX7950 w/EK block
    HTPC: Z68 Pro3 M / 2105

    SOLD:Z97X-UD5H /4790K/F11b mod BIOS/4.8@1.38 4x4GB Kingston Genesis KHX24C11X3K4 2400 RAM 11-13-13-30
    SOLD:Z87X-UD5H /4770K


  5. #5
    will_s is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    71

    Default Re: The end for Z68XPUD4

    am considering the new Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB Motherboard

    but would hate to spend the money and see the same problem

    BUT from what I have read the Z77 are a massive improvement in terms of reliabilty


    edit: I think I may have solved the problem ......the Dell monitor has USB ports and card reader also has an USB stick in......... so will see what happens with a cold boot tomorrow


    last edit : I think I have solved the latest problem, nothing to do with graphics card or windows ..its all the motherboards weirdness :-)

    basically dont have any usb devices attached ( other then mouse/keyboard ) when booting...... now the boot is quick and without problem

    20 years mucking around with computers and I have nether encountered such a fussy and temperamental motherboard ..... but any more hissing fits from this mobo will see it meet a very big hammer
    Last edited by will_s; 04-13-2012 at 02:12 PM.

  6. #6
    will_s is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    71

    Default Re: The end for Z68XPUD4

    moved everything to a new case and it all fired up first up .. pretty impressed with myself :-)

    BUT when I finally decided to plug in the front usb 3 cables ( pass through to the back usb3 slots and the USB2 to the onboard headers the dreaded BOOTLOOP cycle returned

    just when you start to feel good about yourself and this board it jumps up and bites your arse off ... turned of USB in the bios and had to move the keyboard and mouse to the USB3 ports to get them to work but it wont let me back into the BIOS..the del to enter BIOS doesnt work but at least the bootloop has stopped
    Last edited by will_s; 04-15-2012 at 02:35 PM.

  7. #7
    boondocks's Avatar
    boondocks is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Live Oak, Florida
    Posts
    1,652

    Default Re: The end for Z68XPUD4

    What case did you get? I moved my Z68 to the Antec three hundred two and it has a front USB3 plugin for a mobo header.
    Maximus 8 Hero/6700K @ 4.8/4x4GB LPX @ 3200 15-17-17-36 CR1
    Case Labs SM8 w/dual pedestals / Custom water w/ acrylic pipe / Light box
    PowerColor 390Xw/EK block / Samsung 840 Pro 256GBx2 RAID 0 / 128GBx1 SSD's | 3 HDD's / DVD burner
    Dual Aquaero 5 Pro controllers for pumps & fans / FC9 for led's only 2xD5 pwm w/Bitspower tops - MCP35x2 - 3x480 rads/1x240 rad/AP15 fans / EK supremcy
    Seasonic Platinum 1000w custom fabbed/sleeved psu wiring by me

    Wifes: Z77X-UD5H / 3770K w/c with Raystorm copper block & 2 Rads/ Kingston HyperX RAM / Switch 810 case/ PowerColor AX7950 w/EK block
    HTPC: Z68 Pro3 M / 2105

    SOLD:Z97X-UD5H /4790K/F11b mod BIOS/4.8@1.38 4x4GB Kingston Genesis KHX24C11X3K4 2400 RAM 11-13-13-30
    SOLD:Z87X-UD5H /4770K


  8. #8
    will_s is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    71

    Default Re: The end for Z68XPUD4

    Obsidian 650D

    Yes...it has the USB3 at the front but they are passthrough cables to the back usb3 connections

    Would much prefer to use the onboard USB3 headers ... the USB2 ones on the front go onto the onboard headers

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Birmingham,Great Britain
    Posts
    9,250

    Default Re: The end for Z68XPUD4

    using latest etron usb3 drivers? there were issues with older drivers

    http://www.mediafire.com/?80udugv3i4a8sn6
    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. #10
    boondocks's Avatar
    boondocks is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Live Oak, Florida
    Posts
    1,652

    Default Re: The end for Z68XPUD4

    I bought the 302 case partly because of the front USB 3 plugging into onboard header, but if you buy that GA-Z77-UD5H board, included is a 3.5 inch front panel with USB 3/2, assuming you have a place to put it.
    Fortunately I never had any major USB problems with my XP-UD3 board, but I don't have any USB 3 devices in use right now on that rig. But honestly I was thinking about ditching Gigabyte for ivy bridge but went ahead
    and bought the UD5H after seeing the improvements made all around. Even if didn't get the new ivy bridge cpu I think you would happier with the new Gigabyte Z77 boards.
    Maximus 8 Hero/6700K @ 4.8/4x4GB LPX @ 3200 15-17-17-36 CR1
    Case Labs SM8 w/dual pedestals / Custom water w/ acrylic pipe / Light box
    PowerColor 390Xw/EK block / Samsung 840 Pro 256GBx2 RAID 0 / 128GBx1 SSD's | 3 HDD's / DVD burner
    Dual Aquaero 5 Pro controllers for pumps & fans / FC9 for led's only 2xD5 pwm w/Bitspower tops - MCP35x2 - 3x480 rads/1x240 rad/AP15 fans / EK supremcy
    Seasonic Platinum 1000w custom fabbed/sleeved psu wiring by me

    Wifes: Z77X-UD5H / 3770K w/c with Raystorm copper block & 2 Rads/ Kingston HyperX RAM / Switch 810 case/ PowerColor AX7950 w/EK block
    HTPC: Z68 Pro3 M / 2105

    SOLD:Z97X-UD5H /4790K/F11b mod BIOS/4.8@1.38 4x4GB Kingston Genesis KHX24C11X3K4 2400 RAM 11-13-13-30
    SOLD:Z87X-UD5H /4770K


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •