Summary: I bought this for a computer I just built, unfortunately, as is the risk with buying used pieces, it isn't entirely functional. Now, it does work and I can run window and anything I want on it, the problem is the PCI slots. Both of the PCI slots not only do not work, but also mess something else up when somethign is plugged into them. The top one messed up the display and made the ethernet port (or whatever it's called) not work, the lower one messed up the audio.
Summary: I got a bad motherboard and spent countless hours and money replacing parts only to finally realize by the process of elimination that the motherboard didn't work. I got a full refund even though it was after the return period though because of Amazon's best-in-the-world customer service. But I'm still highly disappointed in the amount of money and time I spent troubleshooting the darn thing.
Budget, Overclocking Motherboard With An Upgrade Path
1 February 2014
Summary: This has proven to be a solid choice for my first 'Franken-puter' desktop build. I purchased it 'Used, Like New' for just forty-two bucks. Paired it with a very inexpensive, 65 watt, 2.9 GHz AMD AM2 socket, dual core CPU (also used; another fantastic bargain @ $30 !, and 4 gigs of leftover DDR2 RAM I had. Motherboard automatically overclocked CPU slightly to a bit over 3.0 GHz. It fired right up with absolutely no problems and the most recent BIOS.
Summary: Absolutely recommend this. I have not had any issues with this board. Installed it the day it came and has worked perfectly since. I have not used the over clock feature on this so I cannot say anything about that part of it. Great product.
Summary: Great, very versitile board, will use am2 and am3 CPUS and ddr2 or ddr3 RAM! Makes it so easy to upgrade. The overclocking utility is awesome for a board in this price range! Fast LAN works very well as does the USB fast charge capability.This is my second purchase of this board, one build was for my son the next for me (because I liked it so much)!
Summary: I had a foxconn motherboard that actually blew a capacitor and burned the motherboard thus the need for a new motherboard. I did quite a bit of research before settling on the Asrock MB. I have and AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.9 GHz processor. I installed the processor and fan then powered it, loaded the OS and my system was back up and running. There is some added utilities included with the MD.
Summary: Good product if you are on a budget will work with am2 and am2+ you can use your old processor and ddr2 memory. If you want to upgrade later on you change for a am3 or am3+ processor with the ddr3 memory.