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Published on December 27th, 2011 | by Dan


ALERT: Gigabyte Recalling Several Smoking Motherboards

Gigabyte is recalling 3 models of motherboard due to a possible voltage issue which could cause the motherboard to smoke or even catch on fire.

The models are GA-X79-UD3, GA-X79-UD3 and G1.Assassin 2 mobos.  Here is a link to the press release (translated): Gigabyte Recall

The concern arose after an enthusiast doing a light stress test on his overclock had the motherboard catch on fire.  He disabled embedding of the video, so you’ll have to watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_Wk4QWHjpc The ending shows the smokey results.

If you have any of these I would highly suggest sending it back in to gigabyte for a new model.  These are enthusiast grade parts and aren’t cheap.

Source: MaximumPC




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One Response to ALERT: Gigabyte Recalling Several Smoking Motherboards

  1. Ofenlicht says:

    Wow. Gigabyte was usually the most relieable option.
    I am happy I ordered an UD4 though.



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