Pros: this was a very nice motherboard but my first asrock motherboard and it was nice to see it had a built in buillten board to be able to change the drive on the fly to boot from great suprize thanks newegg
Cons: well the memory was the hardest thing i had 15 sticks of memory rangeing from 256 to 2 gb and it would only run 2 of those sticks period but they were the same speed all them said they were the same but no not this motherboard but it is a nice motherboard
Summary: I have owned the R2.0 version of this board almost since it was released and this is one of the boards that shows Asrock's trademark ingenuity: imagine a board drafted for Pentium 4s that by its EOL gets Core 2 Quad support. Or a modern board released in 2013 that ships with a floppy connector.
Pros: - Core 2 Quad support - Official support for Wolfdale (45nm) CPUs(R2.0 supported them with bios 3.30 but not officially) - Works with Windows 7 out of the box. The built in Windows drivers work fine. - Apparently they fixed the slow boot of R2.0. A big plus.
Cons: - Core 2 micro-architecture support requires CL2.5 RAM. Not really a con, just a heads up. - Only 2 RAM slots. - VRMs can't handle an overclocked Quad. If you plan to overclock stick with dual cores. - Max FSB is 300Mhz. Again, not a con just a heads up. - CPUs with 1066FSB will force RAM to run ...
Summary: Last of the Mohicans...AGP still alive and kicking and this Motherboard is it. Thanks to ASRock for still making the last know AGP Motherboard available anywhere and thanks to Newegg for carrying it.
Pros: Last great AGP Motherboard currently available anywhere. Have this MB running with a Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz processor, probably the last AGP graphics card made by HIS Radeon HD 4670, powered by a BFG 650 watt power supply and a 120GB SSD Drive with a 2GB Western Digital hard drive for da...
Cons: No windows 7 Drivers. Old Technology, but vintage for me. Had a previous version of this MB that used a E6600 Dual Core 2 processor but wouldn't work with R3.0. Expensive for old technology.
Summary: Works fine in Windows 7. Although there aren't Windows 7 drivers on the CD, you don't need them. The Windows 7 install, followed by optional updates in Windows Update, finds all of the hardware and installs the correct drivers. It is NOT slow to boot.
Pros: Good overclocker. I got my Pentium D 805 (2.66 GHz) up to nearly 3.4 GHz, before backing off to 3.2 GHz. Two IDE connectors.
Cons: Locked Vcore might disappoint hard-core overclockers. SATA is only SATA I (150 Mbps.)
Summary: This board was purchased as an exact replacement for a fried board. It is in an older PC that is used as a backup/second computer set up as I like it, and I have no need for anything different. I'm not an IT guy, so It is perfect for what I need; its fast, and reliable.
Summary: I needed a cheap motherboard to pair up with a Pentium D that didn't require DDR2 memory, considering I already had 2GB of DDR. This board fit the bill perfectly. Also, it's my first ASRock product so any doubts I've had about the brand before are completely wiped out. Great motherboard!