Summary: I bought this motherboard since it is the only FM2 miniITX board available for a small HTPC/TV gaming build using an A10-5700/8GB RAM in an Antec ISK 300-150 SFF case. It has been nothing but a big headache, until it finally died yesterday. First of all, from the very beginning I was having stability issues. It looked like the CPU or the system was overheating, causing the computer to shut down by itself.
No display via HDMI, VGA or with a dedicated graphics card
Simon Wakefield, Amazon
29 September 2012
Summary: Like one of the over reviews (and another user who commented on that review) I can't get a image to be displayed via either VGA, HDMI or when using a dedicated graphics card. I still need to do so experimentation but it does seem that there are issues with the mobo Might explain why while I was researching the problem that a lot of retailers seem to be listing it out of stock. ***Received a replacement from Amazon on 1st October**** Replacement started off better.
Summary: The PC started up, but nothing appeared on the display at all. I checked the manufacturer's website, which suggested there was a known problem with VGA output which could be solved by updating the BIOS. (Brilliant - your PC won't boot, but you can fix this by booting your PC and updating the BIOS. Notice the flaw in the logic there?) So I shifted everything downstairs to the TV (the only display in the house with HDMI inputs) and tried the HDMI output. Still nothing.