The Motherboard arrived finally a week a ago from Gigabyte after a RMA. A long wait but worth it I guess. Over the phone all the tech told me was that the MOBO had a bad BIOS. I don't really know if it was the hard-drive as Seagate said it was (they sent me a new one) or the both the MOBO and the HD. I put it all back together, CPU,RAM GPU all the other fans etc etc. It worked. I was able to completely load Windows 7. I then installed the Gigabyte chip-set drivers, video drivers and am trying to get this late Christmas gift for my daughter up and running. Now there is still one annoying problem or roadblock
, There is no on board sound from the Real Tek sound driver utility. I even manually installed the Audio drivers from the Gigabyte CD. There was a error message when I tried to install the VIA Hyperion driver. it said " We can't find a HD audio device". The speakers are Logitech Z 523. When I plug a small head phone into the back or the front, sound come from both through the headphones. When I try the speakers, there is no sound. The speakers are detected because a pop up utility comes up from the Real Tek sound setup utility and asked to check the appropriate box , headphones , center, side , front speakers etc. I tried these speakers back in a older PC, they work and sound does come out from the old machine through these speakers. I even switched monitors to a old one that does not have built in speakers thinking there was some glitch with the built in speakers of the new monitor a AOC 12367F LED. No difference still no sound. Any ideas I just want sound , I am even considering digging up a old Creative Labs sound blaster sound card and trying that in a PCI slot but I think sound should come out. I may call Logitech and I even searched for a installation CD or drivers on the Logitech site. No drivers for that speaker.