Outstanding. USE DEBIAN. Not Ubuntu as of this moment at least
Brian T. Clem, Amazon
31 March 2013
Summary: I read all the horror stories on the web ... But let me tell you about my experience... 1. I bought 2 part thermal paste to really get the heatsinks to stick. only $5 and soooo worth it!! 2. I had extra heat sinks from old vga installs...
Summary: There are some bad reviews for this mobo. However, I must be the lucky one for get a fully functional mobo. It's great ports are in good locations and has been working steady under moderate to heavy use.
Summary: Overall seems like a great board, just gotta get some cooling going if you're going to OC high. Since its a delicate piece of equiptment, you gotta do your homework and realize that there are differences beyond the just the form factor.
Pros: High overclock ceiling. Mini-itx Fm2 support. worked first time, all drivers worked. OC works etc etc.
Cons: Gets hot, part of that is due to mini-itx cases being constrained. I can see how people would burn their boards. If you're careless and don't heat sink the VRMs, etc then yeah you can burn it up. Keep it in spec and keep it cool, and it'll work. I've had for about three months now, and no problem...
Summary: As other reviews mention, this motherboard is prone to catch fire, My board gets warm and toasty but yet to see the fireworks. I also observed that the CPU temperature goes up quickly when idle in BIOS mode.
Pros: 1. Only mini ITX available 2. Works as described 3. Feature rich
Cons: IO Shield was not so great to work with - not a deal breaker. Other than that, none so far.
Summary: Caution - If you use Scythe SCKZT-1000 80mm Kozuti CPU Cooler, you will only be able to use 1 RAM slot. I learned this the hard way. I read all the dimensions, bought low profile ram chips, but apparently I still calculated wrong.
Pros: This really is a great mini ITX motherboard, no issues at all. This is my first ASRock and I was very impressed. I have it paired with A10-5700 in an HTPC. As soon as I powered it on I did a bios update from USB stick - went smoothly. Running Win8 Pro. Great fan controls for 3 and 4 pin. BIOS is ...
Cons: It would have been nice if RAM slots were positioned a little further from CPU for my low profile CPU cooler.
Summary: Like I said before, I have been an intel guy for a few years now and I am greatly impressed with this AMD system. I am using this board, A6-5400K, Kingston Hyper X 120GB SSD, 4GB RAM, small 200 watt proprietary PSU, and all crammed into an old 2" Hiper media case.
Pros: Great little board for a low power set up. I bought this with an A6-5400k for an XBMC build. BIOS has great features and allows under clocking and under volting of CPU, GPU, and RAM. Great fan control as well. The Asrock overclocking/fan control application works very well also. I've been running...
Cons: Not much. I was going for low power so tried to push it as low as possible. Lowest available multiplier in bios is 14x and it will not boot no matter what the settings are, same with 15x. I got everything working right at 16x which has my CPU running at 1600mhz. Also, lowest working voltage setti...