GIGABYTE have released a number of BIOS updates for some of it’s X79 series motherboards due to excess heat problems when performing extreme overclocking.
This is what GIGABYTE said:
It has come to our attention that certain X79 Series Motherboards (see models below) may malfunction due to excess heat when performing Extreme Overclocking beyond the board’s limit. To address this issue and to ensure our product is being used as intended, we urge existing X79 users to either visit GIGABYTE’s official website to download and update their X79 series BIOS, or contact GIGABYTE’s regional service center.
The GIGABYTE X79 Series Motherboards in question are ONLY limited to the following models: GA-X79-UD3, GA-X79-UD5, GA-X79-UD7, and G1.Assassin 2. The X79 series motherboards not named above are outside the scope of this statement and not applicable.
GIGABYTE is committed to the following:
1. GIGABYTE will make its best efforts to ensure that all partners, distributors and retailers have the latest firmware (BIOS) installed on existing X79 Series Motherboard models.
2. GIGABYTE’s commitment to service excellence will not be compromised. The GIGABYTE X79 Series Motherboards offer an unprecedented 5 year warranty, the longest offered in the industry. We encourage users to register for this FREE 5 year warranty here:
3. If any existing user is still unsatisfied after the recommended firmware (BIOS) update of their X79 Series Motherboard, GIGABYTE will offer an unconditional replacement of their X79 Series Motherboard (same model). No Questions Asked.
The latest X79 Series Motherboard BIOS update may be found below. Alternatively, existing users may also perform the BIOS update by using the GIGABYTE @BIOS utility which may be downloaded from the GIGABYTE website:
G1.Assassin 2 – Please update to BIOS F7 or later
GA-X79-UD7 – Please update to BIOS F7 or later
GA-X79-UD5 – Please update to BIOS F7 or later
GA-X79-UD3 – Please update to BIOS F7 or later