Reviews and Problems with ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional
Showing 1-10 of 35
Sean C., Newegg
6 July 2014
Summary: ASRock's site should let people know that this board truly supports the FX-9370 with flying colors, of course you need the Corsair H100i to cool that thing. but I can tell you that my new build has it running like a champ OCed @ 5ghz with out any hiccups!
Pros: 1. This MOBO runs the FX-9370 like a charm right out of the box, needs no bios update to runs the 220watt CPU!
Cons: The only con about this board was the fact it has no easy access bios buttons on the board or a clear bios button on the board which for me is in no way a deal killer for its price.
Summary: Did my compatibility homework on this. Do yours as well. AMD-based systems have some very particular memory limitations. Lots of reviews whining about memory comparability, they did NOT do the homework.
Pros: Easy install. Plays nice with everything I installed.
Summary: Overall I am so far satisfied with my purchase. I will update this review as necessary seeing as I have only had this board a few months.
Pros: Fully loaded. Great price. Solid performance so far. Upgradeable.
Cons: As mentioned in other reviews, their is the issue of the downward facing 4 pin molex located at the bottom of the motherboard. This will not be an issue for all but it was for me(and many others I can assume). Thing is, with a bottom mounting power supply, you have almost no room to utilize this socket unless you happen to have low profile 90 degree power connectors on your PSU. In my case, I did not. I ended up ordering some "Standard 4 Pin Low Profile Easy Install w...
Summary: Just wanted to mention that after I hooked the computer all up it kept freezing and restarting on me. I first thought it was the power supply so I replaced that because it wasn't new. It was not the power supply. I then ran memtest 86 on both RAM sticks and the test restarted. I then ran them separate and they worked just fine with no errors. I had placed the RAM in DIMM slots 1 and 3 for dual channel.
Pros: Great motherboard for the price! I purchased this to go with my FX-8320 processor because not every AM3 mobo can use the new 8 core CPU's.
Summary: No older PCI slots was my H@LY CR&P BATMAN MOMENT
Pros: Bios has more choices than carter has pills to tweek system. Great looking board.Played well with my drives, ram and video card. 4 slots at 1866 for 16GB. Good WEI score and top passmark score. No need to upgrade bios.
Cons: Two cons I have but will not take off an egg. With a mid tower case an bottom power supply gave me a 1/16 inch to connect a extra power molex tp video card slots. My GT 640 did not need it. Now a top mount PSU or Full tower case would not be a problem. Also it turns out I had 2 reg PCI cards that I could not mount ( TV tuner and WIFI card ) but my fault for not checking, Fix was USB WIFI and order PCIe x1 tuner.
Great board overall (Ultra Fast Boot feature, especially), but a couple of caveats
SHANE V., Newegg
12 February 2014
Summary: - I bought this board primarily because I wanted to install Windows 8 with EUFI support and a GPT hard disk (solid-state). Windows 8 on a GPT disk, coupled with a capable video card, is required to leverage the Asrock's "Ultra Fast Boot" feature. It's a bit of a pain to get working (especially if you need to migrate existing Windows data), but it's well worth the effort.
Pros: - Fast-Boot and Ultra-Fast-Boot (the latter of which requires a compatible video card, Windows 8, and the OS to be installed on a GPT [as opposed to MBR] partition).
Cons: - My portable USB 3.0 hard disk, which is USB-powered (no external A/C adapter) is recognized in only two of the four USB 3.0 ports that are available on the back of the motherboard (the bottom two). A similar USB 2.0 portable hard disk works as expected in all four ports. This leads me to conclude that the top two ports likely do not provide sufficient power for USB-powered 3.0 devices. I tried everything to get the top two ports to work with my USB 3.0 drive; I am c...
Pros: So far i love this board. Love the color combo. I was going for a red theme build so this fit perfectly. Bios seems really easy. I just finished my build so i haven't got to overclocking anything yet. With my build i get 7.7 score on microsoft
Summary: Even with the flaws, it runs great, Overclocks well, and doesnt seem to have the heat issues normally associated with most AMD 990 boards. No thermal throttling with this board. I feel like I could Overclock much higher than I have, but I really have no need.
Pros: Booted right up, after a little tooling around in Bios, had everything running at or above rated specs. Decently quick, and decent bios, I like the mouse feature in bios. The red and black looks pretty good.
Cons: Seems to be a driver issue with USB 2.0 or atleast with my case front USB headers. Computer freezes about 1/3 of the time something is unplugged from/plugged in to the front USB on my case. have to hard reset. the PCI-E power is in a bad spot unless you have a HUGE E-ATX case. The molex connector is jammed against the side of my PSU, doesnt seem like its going to be good for the life of either.
Summary: I would like to see a future revision of this mobo have a PCIe 3.0, not sure why they did not add that to it as well since it is possible.
Pros: Updating from my earlier review.
Cons: I major Con I see is the placement of the SLI/XFire Molex. It is right at the bottom of the board & in a place where it will be obstructed in many cases do to the placement of the PSU's that are bottom mounted. Not all cases will have this issue but its something to watch out for. Especially if they are a Mid Tower cases. I have an NZXT Phantom case & it does not allow for a regular Molex to be plugged in when the mobo is tightened down. Even when the power supply is ...