Summary: I have set up security password for my BIOS and now I cannot remove it. All features related to this are inactive when I go back to BIOS. I submitted this issue to the support and they said I needed to clear the CMOS.
Pros: - Easy to set up. - Acceptable features for the size and price
Cons: - Cannot remove BIOS password after set up one. - Computer keeps coming back on although I've tried all the possible wake-up features - Horrible customer service. Extremely rude and unwilling to resolve your issue. They don't care about the customer!!!
Pros: I wrote an earlier review a while ago. I have since upgraded from an ivy celeron to a Intel Core i3-2100, with all SATA ports populated. It runs Windows Server 2012R2, and runs 24/7/365, for about 2 years and 4 months right now. So far, it's rock solid stable. It serves as the base for my NAS/Net...
Cons: Only 2 RAM slots but really, that doesn't matter much unless you need more than 16GB of RAM.
Summary: I cannibalized an old Lenovo for this mobo. (Sandy Bridge core I3 & 6 G of ram) The PS/2 ports & USB 3 on-board are a nice upgrade, & it's more stable than the old mobo.
Pros: 2 PS/2 ports, serial & parallel port headers, USB 3 on-board, front panel headers for both USB 2 & USB 3 so it matches any case. The BIOS claims it will update online. Mine has been running very stable.
Cons: Windows 7 didn't recognize the on-board ethernet so don't lose your driver disk as you won't be able to go online to download drivers. Win 8 might be a different story, I don't know.
It is a very good motherboard for rough environment
Gunter Blauensteiner, Amazon
2 May 2015
Summary: It is a very good motherboard for rough environment. I like this board. I am using it in dusty and hot environment and I can recommend to anybody who has his computer exposed to heat, dust and other tough elements.