I have the above mobo, and while playing hide and seek with a HDD, I found a new BIOS was available for the board (F8). So I flashed the new BIOS from a file using the Gigabyte utility. The new one, F8, was supposed to have better XMP compatibility. Nope. It wouldn't run my RAM at 3000 MHz no matter what I tried. It was stuck at 2133 MHz. I went back to F7 and all is well. It runs the XMP profile with no problems. The new BIOS may solve the XMP issue for some, but on my set up it failed in epic fashion. So if you update to F8 on this board and have that problem just go back to F7.