I will not go into details that I cannot use any of the selling features. Mainly due to bad ATI drivers.
I got the mobo Rev. 1.0, which was the only one available at that time, approx 5 weeks ago. I quickly realised the northbridge is getting extremely hot. I asked a couple of questions, everyone has the same problem, the supplyer advised there is no problem, it is designed to work like that.
Then, I cannot help to ask myself, if it is designed to work like that, why did they put a much bigger heatsink on the NB in Rev. 1.1 ???
Rev 1.0: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=2758&ProductName=GA-MA78GM-S2H
Rev 1.1: http://tw.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=2814&ProductName=GA-MA78GM-S2H
I printed them both and ticked the features one by one. And here si something more shocking: the rev 1.1 has... 1x NB fan header !!! That clearly shows rev. 1.0 might not be up to the task, with a much smaller heatsink and no NB fan header... TBH, I personally had to put a piece of cardboard to divert some of the airflow coming from the cpu heatsink downwards, to the NB. I can say it helps.
Did anyone try to get (at least) the small heatsink replaced with a bigger one as per Rev. 1.1? I consider this is a major change made in just 2-3 months from launching of rev 1.0 (March 2008) and Gigabyte should "come to the party" and help all of us "paying customers", and protect their name for the years to come... IMO, the bigger heatsink on Rev. 1.1 is a clear indication that not enough testing was done before releasing the Rev. 1.0 on the market. I am sure many others and myself, we all bought the product confident they know what they are doing. Maybe a recall of the product would be advisable? I do not know... If there are many other users concerned about this, who knows...
Looks like the people not trusting Gigabyte and having doubts are rewarded with an improved, better tested product.
I do not feel this is fair.