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.
Summary: So I purchased this board and was hoping set up would be a breeze. Simple HTPC set up using the APU for video output. Dropped in a a10-5800k and to my surprise, the video output is corrupted when would hang when installing windows 7. Default voltages are set quite high (makes it run hotter than it's supposed to, ram timings and speed detection is off as well. The kicker is that this board simply does not work without updating the bios.
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.
Summary: 6 Stunden im Betrieb, grade Windows und die Asrock Treiber sowie ein wenig Software a la Winrar, Avast, Chrome etc drauf - Zack, PC aus. Tot, nicht mal vorher n bluescreen oder irgendwas. Gibt keinen Mucks mehr von sich, auch nicht mit nem andren Netzteil und mit allen Komponenten vom Mobo abgezogen. Wenn man mal nach "FM2A75M-ITX R2.0 fire" Bildern googled kommen auch ein paar intressante Geschichten zum Vorschein. Finger weg!
Summary: Hatte wohl ein defektes oder teildefektes MB erhalten. den meine APU hat einfach hoch und runter getaktet wie sie es wollte so was es unmöglich damit ihrgendwelche Spiele oder gar ein PS2 emu zu benutzen. N.s: Das MSI Mini ITX MB ist tadelos am laufen.