The Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 Motherboard isn`t a misfortune to anyone. The GA-F2A85X-UP4 sits with the top AMD Trinity motherboards. The Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 uses the latest FM2 CPU socked and AMD A85X chipset. This chipset supports up to 64 GB of 1866MHz DDR3 memory. It also supports AMD Memory Profiles and XMP modules. Audio is controlled by a Realtek ALC892 codec and networking is done with a Realtek 8111E Gigabit LAN chip. Storage interface includes seven SATA 6Gb/s connectors and 1 eSATA 6Gb/s connection. Peripheral interface is done with up to 6 USB 3.0, up to 10 USB 2.0, and a PS/2 keyboard/mouse port. Two of the USB 3.0 ports are controlled by an Etron EJ168 chip. Internal expansion is done with 3 PCI Express x16 slots (x16, x8, x4), 3 PCI Express x1 slots, and 1 PCI slot. Features include Gigabyte`s Ultra Durable 5 technology, Digital Power Engine, 3D BIOS, Dual UEFI BIOS, and 333 onboard acceleration. The Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 also includes Lucid Virtu MVP support."
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips