Yay for my 3rd thread this week! Anyways, As mentioned in a previous thread, My motherboard has written on it "EX38-DS4", its obviously not hand written, but printed onto the PCB as you would expect. However, Vista, CPUZ, and Gigabytes "DMI Viewer" say I have an X48-DQ6. At boot time, the Boot image is the "QUAD" feature DQ6 image. The layout and coloring of the sockets and connectors is as you would find on the X48-DQ6 Gigabyte page http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2763 But just that small wording on the PCB has me confused, even though 90% of sources say its an X48-DQ6 At the risk of sounding pathetic, I was considering taking it back AGAIN to MSY and at the very least questioning them about it, but because of the issues I had with them not warranting the EX38-DS4 (I previously had) as a capacitor falling off was "Physical Damage" and "Oh its not replacable now because its past the QA Assurace period" and "Ok, We'll see you in court". I can't afford to take legal action, however if need be I will, buying from MSY I knew when I first got the EX38 was a risk, they had a bad reputation (Atleast the CBD branch did that I brought from) for claiming parts to be one thing they arn't, and not warranting products that are warrantable. I'm just wondering where I stand, what the best way to find out what exactly my motherboard is, and what I should do. At the moment, I'm thinking about just leaving it, If its the DQ6, then I got this years motherboard, for 270AUD rather then 450AUD (270 = Price of old EX38 + 50$ 'repair fee'), but if it is the EX38 then why is everything saying otherwise, making me believe I have a product I don't. Should I at the very least lodge a claim with consumer affairs and see what advice they can give me...Thats free after all. Either way, I either got an expensive motherboard as a replacement of my hell cheap motherboard, or I have a hell cheap motherboard stating to be a hell expensive motherboard, in which others may have the same thing and not know! = illegal!
You could get in touch with Gigabyte first, if they'll confirm what it is (or isn't) then it gives you something solid to go on.
Doesn't your motherboard say on it which model it is? It could actually be a X38 motherboard, with a X48 bios on it. The same way that people would flash X38 based Asus boards to the Rampage formula.