Summary: Also have random artifacts on the screen. I had previously had two different GPUs installed. One was a Nvidia GTS450 and the second was a EVGA 560ti, both having random artifacts even when out of a game. I tried new drivers, old drivers, switched cards, & tested those cards in different units. I then took out all aftermarket GPUs and just used onboard graphics. I am still having the issue and it is now even more frequent.
Pros: Works, Somewhat.
Cons: intermittently lose all SATAII connections after restart. When I say all I mean, HDD, Optical Drive and SSD all at the same time. Can install these same componets on a different board and have no problems. This can normally be fixed after 4-5 restarts.
Summary: *The board provides sound via a single digital output headphone jack. Not a coaxial digital output, and not a digital optical output. This means your speaker system must be compatible with this. I had to put in an old SB Audigy 2 to get center and surround channels operational with my existing speaker set up.
Pros: *One of the only LGA775 boards out there that supports DDR2 667 (The only one that Newegg stocks at least).
Cons: *The ratings here at all over the place, due to bad units and parts breaking down.
Pros: This board when combined with all the other parts necessary to be called a computer booted well the first time with no errors and the OS installed correctly. I think it is a GREAT value if you still need a 775 Intel board with DDR2 memory.
Cons: None at this time and I hope there will be none.
amendment to my previous review - network connection works great now
David R., Newegg
16 May 2013
Pros: Good support from AsRock saved the day! The board initially was giving me problems with the onboard net connection cutting out intermittently. But, as the AsRock rep responded to my previous review, a new driver was available. It's been smooth sailing after I upgraded to the new driver!
Cons: Would have been nice if the board worked out of the box. But all's well that ends well, I suppose.
Pros: Worked out of the box with no fuss. Needed a replacement for an old overclocked Q6600 system. Documentation, drivers and utilities are all great. Easy to overclock from 2.4 to 3.0.
Cons: Really can't think of anything. Like any motherboard you have to take your build design into careful consideration. In this case the positioning of the CPU power connector almost interfered with my large heatsink but I made it work.
Pros: Simple board to install. No bells or whistles but I didn't need them. I just wanted to use some of the parts I had about without spending a ton of money. I added an SSD and boot time is about 20 seconds.
Pros: Nice mobo - was exactly what I needed as a replacement mobo.
Cons: Bought 3 of these, first two were good and had no issue. Third one after inspecting the CPU Socket I noticed a bent pin. Figured, get RMA back to Newegg! After paying $18 to send it back to Newegg. They sent it back and blamed me for the bent pin and said they couldn't replace it and to contact the manufacture. So I did and before sending it back to the manufacture, they wanted pictures of the CPU socket showing the bent pin. Got an email from ASRock saying I could ha...
Pros: Bought it to replace an old Gigabyte motherboard which had finally turned belly up due to bad caps. This ASRock mobo worked great out of the box, and booted up with no problems. To my surprise it turned out to run reliably at normal speeds, but also to overclock my old Core 2 Quad very well - went from 2.4 GHz to stable at nearly 3 GHz with almost no trouble. (Much better than the dead, formerly high-end, MB it replaced.)
Cons: It only has 2 RAM slots; that could be a problem, especially if you were not looking closely at the specs. Fortunately I was only using 2, but in some systems this would be an issue, especially when replacing an older MB.