Gigabyte Intel X79 Motherboards Get New BIOS - Prevents Boards From Blowing Up
Some sites reported that Gigabyte is recalling all Intel X79 motherboards due to a component issue, but our contacts at Gigabyte USA say that isn't exactly the case. It appears that if you overclock the Gigabyte some of the Intel X79 motherboard series and throw more voltage at the CPU that the power phase design on the board overheats and actually fails. Gigabyte Taiwan released new BIOS versions for the GA-X79-UD3, GA-X79-UD and G1.Assassin 2 motherboards yesterday that helps keep the boards from getting too hot and blowing up. Gigabyte is 'recalling' all the boards in the market to flash the BIOS to the version that came out yesterday. This means if you feel comfortable updating the BIOS yourself you can do so and don't have to send in your board. You can watch the video of Youtube user Japan0827's Gigabyte X79-UD3 motherboard blowing up when running Prime95 here.
GIGABYTE X79 series motherboards provide some professional players firmware (BIOS) version, such as overpressure by overclocking, the fear caused by abnormal or over-temperature burning conditions, to ensure the best usage, please access the user immediately update Gigabyte X79 BIOS or call toll-free technology, we will appoint someone to serve you. GIGABYTE full recall on all sales channels for a particular version of the X79 motherboard firmware (BIOS) update, or by consumers to conduct its own firmware update, to ensure the best interests of consumers. GIGABYTE X79 for the protection of consumers to use extreme overclocking performance, where the updated version of the BIOS F7 (including the later version), still caused by overclocking the phenomenon of burning models are given a lifetime warranty (GA-X79-UD3, GA-X79 -UD5, G1.Assassin 2). Products of the company's X79 still worries consumers may be unconditional return policy (please contact the Customer Service Center Gigabyte).
Posted by | Tue, Dec 27, 2011 - 02:14 PM