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ASRock N68-S
5.6 out of 10

ASRock N68-S

Support for Socket AM2+ / AM2 processors: AMD Phenom™ FX / Read more

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Overall 4
4.0

horrible USB and IDE performance.

James F., Newegg
2 March 2011
  • Summary: USB is flaky at best. IDE is unusable. video is acceptable for my needs but not good for games. SATA works okay. it has some overclocking features in the bios i might tinker with but have my reservations about doing much with this board since it seems like it wasnt tested very well before putting it...
  • Pros: small form factor, basic video for media center playback. basic sound. price was right for me and i needed a small AM2 motherboard.
  • Cons: USB performance is inconsistent, i'll get good speeds one day and almost USB 1 speeds another. there was a USB speed boost driver which seemed to make the speeds faster for a second, then drop off after a bit in a big file transfer and generally the program seemed buggy and would pop up messages ...
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Overall 10
10

This is the reason i love ASRock

detrick r., Newegg
5 January 2011
  • Summary: after about a year of nonstop use, all of the back usb ports died. as well as the sound ports died. so im pretty sad about that.
  • Pros: It makes overclocking soooo easy. so easy a kid could do it. and it has everything a mobo should have. LOVE IT
  • Cons: only downfall is that the front mic and headphones never worked, also tried the front ports on other cases same problem.
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Overall 10
10

Good budget board

Aaron L., Newegg
7 July 2010
  • Summary: For a micro-board the layout is nice. I was concerned my PCI x16 video card could cover my PCI x1 slot but it doesn't. I was able to get a TV tuner card in there. *Whew* This was my first ASRock motherboard and I will check them our FIRST when I am ready to purchase a new one.
  • Pros: Reliable, affordable, solid, budget board. I am giving this 5 eggs for what you get in comparison to what you pay for. Obviously you can get more options and variety in more expensive boards. However if you research this board carefully to make sure it will meet your requirements, this will serve...
  • Cons: Can't really think of one. 2 memory slots maybe? Well I am only using 2 sticks of Ram Dual channel so not really a con for me. Should I list a con because it's a micro board? Well that could be like ordering a small pizza then complaining it's not a large.
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Overall 10
10

Great Board

Robert S., Newegg
12 June 2010
  • Summary: Had an Acer T-180 for the grand kids that went south...This ASRock board fit the bill...... I may just look @ ASRock when I upgrade my old Asus M2N32-SLI this Nov.
  • Pros: Great price, easy install,booted first shot & recognized all hardware! running Knoppix 5.3.1 - no problems. Great service from the Egg!
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

NIce!

Sean F., Newegg
28 May 2010
  • Summary: there customer service is good also, I had a OS related question and had an answer in 24hrs.
  • Pros: It's is a nice little mobo, Somewhat limited on how much RAM you can install, being that you can put an AM3 processor (Athlon2 X4) in it, it will take up to 8GB but I don't think they are ever going to get up to 4GB x2 on DDR2 RAM. regardless of this It has an excellent easy to use Bios That is e...
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Columbus H., Newegg
20 May 2010
  • Summary: Cheap Mobo, good for overclocking. I'd recommend this to anyone who uses DDR2 RAM. But it does lack some more slots of RAM
  • Pros: AM2, AM2+, AM3 support, I'm using an AM3 CPU right now and it works great. The OC Tuner is good for overclocking, but I rather use the BIOS for CPU. Has lots of utilities with it including ASRock OCTuner. Cheap, got it in a combo pack. Overclocked a Sempron X2 2200 Dual Core from 2.0ghz to 2.75gh...
  • Cons: I don't know how to overclock the RAM but that's not Mobo's fault. The utilities on the driver disk pretty much don't work on Windows 7 Ultimate, I couldn't install utilities at all, not even click install button - But I OC with BIOS anyways. Not a lot of slots for RAM, only 1 PCI-E but I don't u...
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Overall 10
10

Good, basic, no frills board

Eric A., Newegg
5 May 2010
  • Summary: I bought this MB primarily for the price and free shipping. First ASRock I've ever owned and would definitley consider them again. I'm using this in a backup PC and needed a home for an AMD x2 7550 that was replaced by a Phenom II Quad.
  • Pros: Price and features. Appears to be decent quality for Asus's budget brand. Layout is logical and easy to work with for such a small board. Plenty of overclocking options for the casual tweaker but I don't think this would please a fanatic. Good processor support for mid to fairly high end builds. ...
  • Cons: None at the moment.
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Anonymous, Newegg
29 April 2010
  • Summary: I guess you get what you pay for,
  • Pros: None it wouldn't power up. I thought I might have a bad PS but that checked out and I know the CPU is good.
  • Cons: I am a little upset that I have to pay for shipping this broken item back, but my history with newegg would indicate this problem will be solved
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Overall 10
10

Great Motherboard

Anonymous, Newegg
20 April 2010
  • Pros: Easy instructions to follow in the manual for setup, this motherboard is actually smaller than i though so it can fit into a smaller case! Fast shipping
  • Cons: If only someone told me that my power supply was dead i would be able to boot, but no problems simply ordered one from newegg!
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Overall 4
4.0

NOT GOOD FOR GAMING

karen l., Newegg
18 April 2010
  • Summary: Why make a board that can run all medium high end cpus and memory but can not run video cards. Why even put the pcie slot there? Do I keep my cards or my board.....of course, the boards got to go.
  • Pros: Great price, OC software, System stability with wide range of products (other than video cards).
  • Cons: This board would get a 5 star rating if you could use Geforce ddr3 cards in it. If you want to play games and get this board, DONT. It is incompatible with all 8000 series cards. I have wasted over 150 dollars on 2 8600 GT OC ddr3 cards and one 8600 GTS card. They will show corrupt screens at boo...
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