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ASRock CoreHT 252B
6.7 out of 10

ASRock CoreHT 252B

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Overall 10

*correction to previous review

ROSS Z., Newegg
2 June 2012
  • Summary: Update: I *was* able to get the drivers working under Win7 x64 w/ the LG TV. @time of last post, I had experimented with the various versions of the Intel driver (CD version from 2011 vs. 2/22/12 and 4/3/12 versions from Intel's site).
  • Pros: @ASRock: Thanks for the fast response and good call on updating the bios. I am attributing the fix to this, as nothing worked correctly w/ or w/o correct drivers before this. Current BIOS = v1.10 (off ASRock site). I'm restoring to 5 eggs :D Current settings Intel driver v15. Resolution:...
  • Cons: @newegg: No ability to edit my previous review? @intel: your graphics dialog needs some work... its slow and buggy and while most settings are ok, options to adjust left/right display alignment isn't uber intuitive. @lg: why the hell can't I choose "Just Scan" for my PC input?on HDMI2? (Label=PC,...
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Overall 6

Intel HD 3000... very frustrating!

ROSS Z., Newegg
27 May 2012
  • Pros: Good box - quick, quiet, seems sturdy enough (although i haven't really put that to the test lol).
  • Cons: The Intel HD Grapics 3000 card has REALLY given me a headache on this thing... I am taking off 2 eggs SOLELY for ASRock's choice in using this graphics card. My primary intent with an HTPC is to be able to use a PC via HDMI. Intel's card fails miserably in this respect. I am running multi-boot w/...
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Overall 8


Mike J., Newegg
25 March 2012
  • Summary: Can't seem to find out if sata 3 on mobo
  • Pros: BD, usb3, coreI5, size
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10

Slick HTPC/Server

Eric W., Newegg
9 September 2011
  • Summary: My main concern is long-term reliability. I'm using this PC as an occasional HTPC and primarily as a server, meaning it stays on 24/7. Laptops generally aren't designed for that, so I'm hoping the hardware will hold up. My 252B idles a little higher than I'd like at 50C CPU and 50C motherboard.
  • Pros: I have only owned this PC for about a week, but it has met all of my expectations so far. I upgraded the RAM to 8GB and installed Windows 7 Pro 64-bit without any issues. It boots fast and runs great. It's fairly quiet too -- almost inaudible when the fans are low. The BIOS is easy to navigate an...
  • Cons: I can't think of any real cons, but here are some things that would have been nice: - I ordered mine with an 8GB RAM kit; it would've been nice if there was a model that shipped without RAM and perhaps a hard drive so users could choose their own. - There are no PCI/PCI-X slots, so I have to buy ...
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