Summary: Videocard lock-in thing chipped off when I initially purchased it very easily, but thankfully that wasn't an issue. Then it only took 6 months for the DIM slots to fail. I'd suggest paying just a little bit more money for a better mother board.
Summary: My old MB fried and since I was stuck on a budget I picked this guy up. I'm runing an AMD FX 6300 so only have two slots for RAM was a non-issue as that chip can only accomadate 8gb. It is cheap, solid, easy to set up, and gets the job done.
Summary: Man this is an old MB and you can't even get it anymore so why review it? I'm freaking bored that's why I use this and a Sempron 145 processor in an UNraid server and it's solid. Nothing else to say BOOSH another review in the can!
Summary: Many motherboards have passed through my hands and you can immediately tell if it's going to be a winner. Unfortunately, this one's a "Denver Broncos". But just like them, it's still a solid performer, just that it fails when it really matters - like the fact that SATA3's non-existent, or that EIDE port is unnecessary. The USB situation is a bit screwy too on WinXP, but works OK on W7. And the memory timing kept giving me fits, until they released a new BIOS to fix it.
Summary: this was my 3rd build. When I booted up...the boot screen didn't work with my new wireless keyboard or mouse. plugged in an old p/s keyboard....to get into the Bios ...and couldn't do a dang thing in there. Nothing...nada..zip. Pulled my hair out which was hard to do since i'm bald. Sent the darned thing back. Going back to Gigabyte.
Summary: The ASRock mobo is a solid, reliable motherboard. This Model replaces the 880GM-LE. It has some new features, and performs well. For those who are not aware, ASRock was a subsidiary of ASUS. They now are in direct competition with them. They are third largest MOBO maker, behind ASUS and Gigabyte. I have built many p/c's over the years with their MOBO's and they do the job at a good price.
Summary: I am just going to tell you the only bad thing about this motherboard is that you can only install 1 graphics card in it.... 8gb of ram is just more that enough for gaming because I have no seen any game that uses more than 3.5gb of ram. Another thing is that even if the computer is turned off and the power plug is plugged then the motherboard delivers power to the usb ports...