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Random lockups with my new build - gigabyte z77x-d3h

Random lockups happens all the time, and it's not related to high loads on CPU. Everything just freezes - no BSOD. My PC specs: gigabyte z77x-d3h (bios - F15) intel i7 3770k (stock cooler) DDR3 ...
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Gigabyte 965 S3 Motherboard POST's too fast to enter BIOS

I never had this problem before putting the HDD's on SATA mode in BIOS (actually, I had them put on AHCI), and didn't really need to enter BIOS after that. But now I need to, and the damn POST goes ...
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Stop the constant random reboots of my GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3V

I've got some issues with a new system. It's rebooting constantly. The system consists of a: brand new: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V with F9 BIOS (latest) Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz 2x 8GB ...
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Motherboard or CPU failure?

MB: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P. CPU: Intel E8400 3.0 GHz. All was running 24/7 as a server for 3.5 years. I was going to back up my RAID 5 data to an extra disk, so I shut down the PC and opwned the ...
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Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 not booting

I recently purchased the following PC components: Gigabyte XKT-1155 Z68AP-D3, along with Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU, Kingston 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC and Asus nVIDIA GeForce 210 Graphics ...
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Computer freezes with Visual Artifacts/Scrambled Screen (even at BIOS)

System Specs: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2l (BIOS f8b - stock)1 Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO - stock cooler PSU : CoolerMaster eXtreme Power Plus 460W HDD: 1 x 640 GB SATA, 1 x 320 ...
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USB HDD not detected. Works in other PC's

My USB Seagate external hard drive got pulled out of my desktop the other day when somebody tripped on the cable, and hasn't been detected since by that desktop no matter what port I use. I tested it ...
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D-Sub port not working on Windows 7 (Intel onboard gigabyte)

Iv been using my HDMI slot to run a 24" monitor and all was well. I borrowed a 17" monitor from work to run a dual screen set up, plugged it into the d-sub port and nothing happened. Checked the new ...
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Windows won't start after changing SATA controller mode to RAID in BIOS (Intel X79 GA-X79-UD3)

This seems like a question asked a dozen times, so I've already read and tried many solutions. None of them have worked until now. I installed a fresh Windows 7 x64 on my new computer, on a Gigabyte ...
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If I have 2 Video cards in the same computer without SLI or Crossfire will it boost performance at all?

I have this motherboard with 2 PCI-E Graphics cards, apparently only one of them is actually x16 what ever that means. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2625#ov If I put the ...
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Memory compatibility?

I'm in the process of building a PC intended mostly for gaming and I've got a few questions. Currently, I only have the motherboard and CPU: Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 ...
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HDMI and DVI connected monitors not in dual view on Windows 7 (Intel onboard Gigabyte)

I have a HDMI to DVI cable which is connected to one monitor (HDMI is on PC side) and DVI-DVI connected to other monitor. This seems to work up until the system is fully loaded (the startup logo ...
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Nvidia 8500 GT graphics card vertical lines displayed on LCD screen

I have nvidia 8500 GT graphics card (512 MB) in my system on gigabyte motherboard. A few days ago due to electricity fluctuation there are some vertical lines are displaying on my lcd screen and the ...
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Vertical lines on LCD and all computer text scrambled

A few days ago, my system was working fine, but lately my home electricity has been flutuating many times in a day. Now, my computer has stopped working properly. Those problems happen: When I play ...
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Motherboard and RAM compatibility

My computer often freezes for few seconds when doing memory intensive operations, cause of 1 GB installed memory. Windows 7 starts to use Paging File but my hard drive is very slow and opening a basic ...
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GigaByte doesn't boot after power-on, but does after reset

I've got a pc based on a gigabyte ga-p35-ds3p motherboard with a weird boot problem. The machine was working perfectly but after being in storage for about 6 weeks it fails to boot correctly ...
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Reset Disks to Non-RAID in Intel Matrix Storage Manager

I have a Gigabyte S-Series motherboard based PC that was configured with two SATA drives. The drives were NOT raided, but the RAID controller in BIOS was enabled - just no raid volumes created. ...
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Upgrading from SATA 1 to SATA 3

My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3 and it has 4x SATA 2 ports. I have SATA 1 disk installed and it's slowing my system, I think it is because of its 8mb buffer. I want to upgrade or should I say ...
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Computer acting weird

My specs: Windows XP PRO SP3 with latest updates of course Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3 CPU - DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E4300, 1800 MHz (9 x 200) Video card - Gigabyte GeForce 7200 GS I have ...
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Computer won't turn off after hibernation

For long time I have been using hibernation instead of shutdown. I do normal shutdowns maybe twice a week if not less. After hibernation I always power off computer (from UPS button) because USB ...
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Why my USB devices are working while PC is not working?

When I shutdown the computer, I need to disconnect all USB devices(mouse, flash drives, USB hub) because their lights are bright and it's hard to sleep or I can just power off computer by PSU PWR ...
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HDMI version on Gigabyte GA-H55-UD3H / Intel H55?

I am looking for information regarding the HDMI standard for the Gigabyte GA-H55-UD3H motherboard. All the sites simply say that the motherboard has an HDMI interface but they do not show its version. ...
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How do I enable SATA 3 on my computer or check if it is enabled?

My HDD is a WD5000AAKX, the Shop keeper told me that it is 6gb/s meaning SATA III right ? How would I know if its working at SATA 3 6.0gb/s? My system: Intel Corei7 920 Gigabyte X58A UD7 AMD ...
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Does my Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P motherboard support a SATA 3 SSD drive? [closed]

Can this motherboard, a Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P, support a SATA3 solid state drive? South Bridge: 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_0, SATA2_1, SATA2_2, SATA2_3, SATA2_4, SATA2_5) supporting ...
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Audio front panel noise?

I want to use the front-panel audio connections for my headphones, but when I use it, it makes a static noise like my HDD. There is no problem with the wires. This sound starts only when Windows ...
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How do I replace a motherboard with the new one?

Is there any compatibility check done while purchasing a new motherboard with the available peripherals? One of the computer's GIGABYTE motherboard got damaged (getting stuck at bios and not booting ...
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How can I limit/disable TurboCache on a EX58-UD3R?

I have 16GB of RAM installed in my computer. It is DDR3 at 1333MHZ. My motherboard is a Gigabyte EX58-UD3R MAX RAM 16GB. In Windows 7 Professional 64-bit I can only see 12GB; the remaining RAM is ...
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“Missing” Realtek 8111E adapter on Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3

I have had my newly built PC for about 1½ month. Main spec GA-P57A-UD4-B3 Intel i2600K 16GB Kingston DDR3 GTX560Ti Intel 320 40GB SSD 1TB Western Digital Corsair Power Supply 600W CX At first I ...
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Could other hardware be responsible for bad sectors on my hard drive?

I have a Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 motherboard. There is a single hard drive (a cheap Seagate Barracuda drive) attached to it over SATA3, and AHCI is enabled in the BIOS. Recently, the drive started to ...
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Different Audio on front and rear channels

Motherboard : Gigabyte G31MS2L Drivers Realtek: 6.0.1.6235 I want to have Skype on the blue jack and Windows Media Player on green. Is that possible? Here's my current setup:
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BIOS hanging when configured for AHCI mode

My system was working fine until I decided to resize my primary partition. To do this I had to reboot. During POST my BIOS hung right as it was detecting the different drives. I updated my BIOS to the ...
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How to know which RAM I can/should buy for my PC?

I have a relatively old PC (5 years or more) which has only 1GB of RAM. I'm running on Windows 7 and unfortunately it doesn't like being so senile... I have a Gigabyte mother board but I have no ...
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Does intel E7400 Core2Duo support vt-x?

Does intel E7400 Core2Duo support vt-x? The specification on the intel's website says it supports vt-x, But the Intel Processor Identification utility says it doesn't Can anyone confirm this? I ...
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What precautions when using multi-rail SMPS?

This is a follow-up to my question How to identify an SMPS can power both SATA, and IDE devices? Since the question was posted, I've purchased Gigabyte R450 SMPS. The SMPS is dual-rail; something ...
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Gigabyte Motherboard + Adaptec RAID = No Booting from any drives

I have a brand new PC, just out of the box. It has a Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 motherboard. I also have an Adaptec ASR-2504 SAS RAID card with 2x 15k Seagate Barracuda SAS drives attached. After the ...
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Raid recovery in gigabyte GA-8I945 Pro

This was a working machine until a few days ago. And now it won't boot into the OS, during startup if makes clicking sounds (I think from one of the drives). Installed OS: Windows 2003 Web edition ...
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when i set my FSB to 400mhz in bios it actually stays at 333mhz

My front side bus (FSB) is rated for a maximum of 400mhz (Rated FSB 1600MHz). In fact, it used to run at 400mhz until recently. I'm trying to overclock my E8400 to 3.6GHz. I have done that in the ...
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Many Mouses keeps locking/sticking, eventually “USB device unrecogonised”

I am having a terrible problem with mice. A brand new mouse may work perfectly for maybe 24-48 hours and then start locking up and "stuttering". Eventually the problem becomes worse, either locking ...
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What do BCU.exe and BCUService actually do?

I've got a Gigabyte G32M-ES2L motherboard with an Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz CPU running Windows XP SP3 (fully up to date). Today when I booted the machine my firewall (Sygate Personal Firewall) ...
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i7 overclocking problem

I've got an overclocked system that seems to be misbehaving. When trying to boot up from cold the system just hangs and nothing is output to the screen. Fans are on as they should but nothing ...
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Problems reviving old pc including graphics card issue

I have a PC that seemed to have died years ago that I am trying to revive. It has a dual core athlon processor and a gigabyte motherboard. It had two dual output graphics cards, and I have long since ...
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Kingston HyperX 4GB and Bus compatibility

I'm considering purchasing Kingston HyperX 4GB . I believe it has 2000 Bus.and i have a gigabyte G41M-Combo which support DDR3 1333 . Will that work?
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Gigabyte motherboard (890gpa-ud3h) won't shutdown USB power

what the thing the Gigabyte engineers were thinking about their BIOS? How to disable USB being powered while standby/off by button? If I do hard shutdown by button (not related to my another question ...
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High DPC Latency and Slow Hard Pagefaults on Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R Motherboard

I've owned a DIY-built PC on a Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R motherboard for about 2 years now. When I first built this PC, it ran perfectly under Windows XP 32-bit. Performance was good, and I had no issues ...
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Can someone help me figure out why my PC doesn't boot up properly with my ATI 5850 card? (Video link included)

When I turn on my pc (cold start) my video card (Gigabyte ATI 5850) makes some weird fan-noises ... like it doesn't have enough power. So i've just replaced my Antec 450W with an Antec 750W TruePower ...
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Rebuild split RAID5 array

I'm running 6 320GB SATA drives in a RAID5 configuration on a Gigabyte M59SLI S5. Last week the system started hanging durning array initialization. One of the disks is dead and another has been ...
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VIA VT6410 BIOS Update Utility? Gigabyte GA-8I915PL-G Motherboard Integrated RAID Controller

I have a Gigabyte GA-8I915PL-G motherboard with a VIA VT6410 RAID controller onboard. I recently purchased a new hard drive that apparently needs the VT6410's BIOS updated in order to have it ...
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Windows 7 install issue with Gigabyte GA-8I915PL-G Motherboard (Via VT6410 RAID SATA controller)

I've been screwing with this W7 install (64bit) for FAR too long now. I boot to the Windows installer, it immediately asks for a driver disk for the controller, and search as I might, I cannot find a ...
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How to enable raid on Gigabyte G33M-S2L?

I'd like to set up RAID-1 on my Gigabyte G33M-S2L motherboard and for this reason I purchased two 1T hard drives. According to SiSoft Sandra the motherboard does support RAID but it is disabled. I ...
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Can I set up a separate RAID 5 devices?

I have a GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 motherboard in my system (Windows 7 64 bit) and currently have a Western Digital SATA 10k RPM drive in it. Is it possible to add three more SATA drives to make a single ...