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  Magic jack and Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 [SOLVED] 
 
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micro Jul 23, 2011, 01:07pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I am posting this as i know HWA is always found via google.

My Magic Jack would work on all of my older computers, but not on my new computer Gigabyte z68 chip set with win 7 64.
After working on it for days and trying to download new MJ software and update everything i could think of i finally checked the Gigabyte website to see what updates were available for my mobo.

I installed the updated usb 3.0 "Etron USB 3.0 Driver" release date of 2011/06/16 version # 1.0.0.101. My Magic Jack immediately started working again.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3853#dl

I hope that someone will find this helpful.

SYMPTOMS:
I would plug in MJ and it would prompt me to run the mj.exe.
I would do so and mj would download the new software (aprox 12mb). It would then sit there with the splash screen running indefinitely.



GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3, 2600k @ 4.0
16 gig Corsair Vengeance
Evga gtx 260 216, samsung 2253lw"
Baracuda 7,200.12 CoolerMaster 212 +
Win 7 64, fsp fx700-gln, Razer DA,G15
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mothow Jul 23, 2011, 05:52pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 28, 2011, 07:39pm EDT

 
>> Re: Magic jack and Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 [SOLVED]
good info. thanks micro Ive Been wanting to try MJ so this will help eliminate any trouble i might have when i get mine

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Zero Jul 28, 2011, 02:13am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 28, 2011, 02:15am EDT

 
>> Re: Magic jack and Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 [SOLVED]
Hi Micro,

After a long wait, I finally located a store where I can get a Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H, locally.
I am planning on buying it today. I just wanted to ask you about your experience with the board so far.

I hope it is all good. :)

Edit: Any problems overclocking with 4 RAM sticks? I am going to run a 16GB setup.

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Intel Core i7-2600K.
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 285
4 X 4 GB G.Skill DDR3-1600
2 X WD 320GB @ 7200 RPM
2 X WD Green Power 1TB
2 X WD Green Power 2TB
OCZ GameXstream 850W
micro Jul 28, 2011, 10:16am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Magic jack and Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 [SOLVED]
Zero said:
Hi Micro,

After a long wait, I finally located a store where I can get a Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H, locally.
I am planning on buying it today. I just wanted to ask you about your experience with the board so far.

I hope it is all good. :)

Edit: Any problems overclocking with 4 RAM sticks? I am going to run a 16GB setup.


here is a post i made about the board.
The only problems so far have all been driver related, but were easily fixed after i updated via disk/internet.
The board easily overclocked, though i only raised the multiplier on the cpu, i didn't touch the ram at all.
It is said that for the z68 boards, you should get the 1.5v ram or the board for stability reasons to avoid bsod's.
Good luck, keep us updated about your build.
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/77802/

GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3, 2600k @ 4.0
16 gig Corsair Vengeance
Evga gtx 260 216, samsung 2253lw"
Baracuda 7,200.12 CoolerMaster 212 +
Win 7 64, fsp fx700-gln, Razer DA,G15
Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid
Silence in the face of evil is it's self Ev
Zero Jul 31, 2011, 10:03am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Magic jack and Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 [SOLVED]
Hello again,

micro, thanks a lot for your input. You post made it easier for me to decide.

Finally, I upgraded my system. I got the GA-Z68X-UD3H, the i7-2600K and a set of 16 GB DDR3-1600 G.Skill RAM (1.5v).

The board is solid. Everything was running as it should from first boot (thank God).
I was a little worried about the overall setup. Some people reported a few problems and that discouraged me a little.

I loaded Win 7 x64....looking sweet on my Samsung 23" monitor in full HD resolution.
I like Win 7...except for the tons of security alerts and settings...I know it is good...but a little annoying. I still don't understand why Win 7 is eating my RAM and disk space. RAM's free space is always around ZERO. Some people are talking about some caching mechanism that 7 uses.
Also, I allocated 100 GB of disk space for the OS. I am down to 45 GB of free space.
Actual used space is around 16 GB. I check system restore settings and they are ok.
I think 7 is doing some backup functions...I did not pay much attention to the problem yet.
I will check it out later.

As I said, the board is solid and I like the black color...looks great with the red sink around the RAM sticks.
However,I don't like how the cooler is very close to the RAM slots. I want to buy a decent cooler
so that I can overclock the processor. I am having some concerns about the space.
I don't think any cooler would fit. I tried to fit my old Freezer 7. The sink could fit
with proper mounts. The fan cannot. It touches the first memory stick's sink.

The store I got the board from has an Antec 620 self-contained liquid cooler. He wants 133 US dollars for it.
I checked some performance reviews and I did not like the results...especially at this price.
I think I will stick with air cooling.

There is a store in Bahrain that is offering Noctua NH-C14 and Noctua NH-D14.
Both of them are carrying the same price; $92.75. I thought about getting one of them.
I am just afraid if they would fit.

As for the processor, the i7-2600K is great. The only problem is the cooler that comes with it.
It is a joke. Temps could easily hit 60 C. I did not put the processor under any serious loads,
but I think it would cross the 80 C mark under stress benches like Prime95.
Also, the 4th core seems to run hotter than the rest. I am a little concerned because
the 1st core temp would idle around 35 C while the 4th core idles around 45 C.
I understand that temperature varies between cores, but 10 C difference is a bit worrying.
I did notice that the 4th core is usually carrying the highest load.
I am using RealTemp to monitor the CPU temperature. I was thinking of re-mounting the cooler...not sure about that, yet.

All in all, I like what I got for myself...I am sticking to this setup for a few years.
I just might need to change my GTX 285 in a year or so. Let's see what next gen gfx bring to the table.

Again, thanks, micro.

Have a good day, everyone. :)

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Intel Core i7-2600K.
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 285
4 X 4 GB G.Skill DDR3-1600
2 X WD 320GB @ 7200 RPM
2 X WD Green Power 1TB
2 X WD Green Power 2TB
OCZ GameXstream 850W
micro Jul 31, 2011, 11:03am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 31, 2011, 01:58pm EDT

 
>> Re: Magic jack and Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 [SOLVED]
@Zero
Good to hear it's up and running.
I would not overclock at all on that puny stock air cooler.I was afraid to even do any serious video editing with the stock temps.

I think a Corsair H70 water cooler would fit the board and they are rather inexpensive.
I wanted to get a Nautica air, but ran out of funds so i went with a decent air cooler.
I think all the cpu sockets are that close to the memory slots for all of the z68 boards, not just Gigabytes.

Your ripsaw memory is not as tall as my Corsair Vengence so you should have a more luck with any cooler, you may just have to face the cooler in a different direction.

This subject matter would be better suited in the other thread though.

GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3, 2600k @ 4.0
16 gig Corsair Vengeance
Evga gtx 260 216, samsung 2253lw"
Baracuda 7,200.12 CoolerMaster 212 +
Win 7 64, fsp fx700-gln, Razer DA,G15
Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid
Silence in the face of evil is it's self Ev
Zero Aug 13, 2011, 04:46am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 13, 2011, 05:34am EDT

 
>> Re: Magic jack and Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 [SOLVED]
Hey micro,

Sorry for the late reply.

Unfortunately, I cannot go with H70 because it is not available locally. Shipping it from the US will cost around $45 or so.
I think I will get the Noctua cooler. As you said, the Ripjaws are not as tall as the Vengence.
I have checked around other forums and have seen that it can fit, barely...but it does.

I am not comfortable with its size, though. The Antec 620 is more expensive, but it is much smaller.
Still undecided about this...I might go shopping around...you never know when good luck finds you.
I will post and let you know which I way I go and what kind of performance I will get.

On another note, I just want to point out how fast the 2600K is. It is very, very responsive.
I am especially impressed with the performance of virtualization. Even thought I was running an OC'ed CPU,
this fellow is a lot faster and handles the loads much better. If I were running a two-monitors setup and had one monitor displaying
the actual OS and the other monitor displaying the virtual one, I think I could fool anyone into thinking that these are two different computers.

That's what I wanted to add and I hope everyone is having a great time with their new builds.

Have a nice day. :)


EDIT: Checkout this piece of news from Gigabyte. All 6 series are going to support PCI-E 3.0 with a BIOS update when Ivy Bridge is out.

http://www.guru3d.com/news/gigabyte-entire-6-series-ready-to-s...cie-gen-3/

-------
Intel Core i7-2600K.
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 285
4 X 4 GB G.Skill DDR3-1600
2 X WD 320GB @ 7200 RPM
2 X WD Green Power 1TB
2 X WD Green Power 2TB
OCZ GameXstream 850W

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