Summary: could have been a great board. i got some good use out of it over the last couple of years but lots of headache also. on to a 990FX...
Pros: DDR3. onboard power, reset, clear cmos buttons. extra fan slots for case, cpu, misc fans. worked great with my Phenom II 955, overclocked to 4.2GHz @ 1.4v.
Cons: has trouble with USB 3.0, drives are not detected a lot of the time. bluetooth USB 2.0 dongle and wireless touchpad receiver get unknown device errors sometimes at boot. SATA controller has gone faulty, all HDs say cable error in health status and read\write speeds drop very low sometimes. AM3+ F...
Summary: This board saved my XFX 6870 the other day. some how, i dont know how, a piece of cheese landed on the back side of the card. the board immediatly cut power and saved it. i cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol and the card is perfect. What a surprise win. I will buy ASROCK M.B.
Pros: Better than ASUS comparible board, ie north and south bridge. Customer service is also 110% better than ASUS. Its a pretty board for the price.
Cons: Had to RMA the first one due to bios issue. 2nd one worked like a charm. *** not con but worth mentioning: C.S. was friendly, helpful and quick.
Summary: It seems like there could be a lot of potential with ASRock boards but they need to work the bugs out. All drivers are the most up to date and bios has been flashed and still these nit-picking issues are there. I have had much better success with Gigabyte, MSI and Biostar boards.
Pros: XFast USB - Really fast when it works Bios - Easy interface Overclocking - Easy through Bios or Utility AM3+
Cons: XFast USB - Doesn't work right all of the time USB 3.0 Ports causing problems constantly (Corrupted 2 different external hard drives and they don't always recognize a device when it's plugged in). Nearly impossible to delete and re-install the driver.
Summary: I know this is deactivated but i wanted to leave a comment because of my problems. I am in the process of rmaing this board and will probably end up getting a asus sabertooth mobo.
Pros: Worked great for a few months.
Cons: worked great up until the bulldozer launch. i got a fx 8120 and it could not read the temps and keeps throttling the cpu, i rma'd that cpu and am waiting for a new one to come. however it started doing it again for my old phenom 955 when i put it back in. starting about a week ago i am getting ra...
Cons: Had the board for about 6 months...starte acting weird when going to sleep. One day i come home to turn it on, it makes a deathly noise and then doesn't boot anymore. Checked everything only to find the mobo died....I've heard a lot about this happening with ASRock....taking my money somewhere else
Summary: If you DO have more than 1 of these systems on the network, then, get some PCI NICs (disable onboard) and you will be fine.
Pros: Great Price. Great Features. Solidly built board. Works with cost effective memory and top of the line. Using AMD x6 CPU. Has 16 GB of mem with 32GB memory possilbe. Ordered 5 of these (as well as 5 of the 880G Pro3) and all 5 worked off the bat. If you know need 1 of these, you are ok.
Cons: All of the 5 890's and 3 of the 880's HAD THE SAME MAC ADDRESS causing lots of connectivity issues. This is problably the first time out IT team has seen this as normally MACS are unique and hard coded by the manufacturer. Just received an order to outfit 2 call centers with newer hardware. I kno...