Summary: Asrock said they will ship me a new mobo overnight if I take a pic of my return receipt and mobo (and email it to them), but after looking over the reviews, I think I'll get another LGA 2011 compatible mobo with DDR3, which is few and far between.
Pros: Not many pros
Cons: I took over from the previous computer guy who built the PC and used this mobo. Since Day 1 it has been freezing and BSOD'ing. I've installed Win10x64, clean install after wiping disk, 3 times, and the BSODs were so bad I couldn't use it. I went back to Win7x64 and now it freezes 1 or 2 times dai...
Pros: This is a good stable motherboard. I usually buy nothing but Asus motherboards because of their proven stability, but I decided to try this one since it was cheaper. I was not disapointed. It has never frozen up or crashed on me at all. I love it!
Cons: The only real complaint I have is about the manual. I think it is lacking in some of its explanations of the more advanced features of the board.
Summary: My suggestion stay away from asrock mobos.
Pros: Work pretty well when I first purchased and installed, I was very happy.
Cons: After a number of months my sata controllers began to "disconnect" which I didn't know at the time but thought it was a hard drive issue, after running enterprise level hdd testing utilities coupled with the manufacturers diagnostic utilities, I could find nothing wrong with the HDDs, I then chan...
Pros: Used this in a build for a friend of mine; She bought parts and brought them to me for assembly. She has reported no problems as of now. Installation went smoothly and the board and other components worked almost perfectly (problem with Windows recognizing 4TB drive as a 4TB drive). None of the r...
Cons: the Xfan didn't seem to work, but side vent case fan blows right onto the heatsink so it's not a major problem
Summary: Many users have reported problems with back USB 3.0 ports and Ti driver. Here is the solution: Go into the Device Manager and locate the Texas Instrument USB 3.0. Open the Properties of this driver, and make sure the Power Management is turned OFF!
Pros: Solid 12-2 power design, quality components, fan for South Bridge, Stability is very good if you set memory to XMP, then work to overclock from that point. This board can do great things, but use Win 8 and you will be fine.
Cons: Skimpy manual, motherboard diagram tiny, Do NOT install Asrock overclocking software......it will cause all sorts of problems. For that matter, do not install any of the fast USB, fast RAM, it is NOT for this board if you are running WIN 7 or 8. These utilities are designed for the XP 32-bit oper...
Summary: In response to the manufacturer response on my previous review, perhaps ASRock should keep troubleshooting "tips" for its customer support and stop attempting to shift blame to those who bought their products and experienced defects.
Pros: When it was working, it did everything I needed it to and at a nice price.
Cons: I had several issues with this mobo. The first one I had would not accept 8 dimms of memory without crashing. I sent it in to ASRock, which gave me a new one at no cost. That one did not have any issues with the memory. For a while, it worked fine, even with a pretty hefty load of hardware includ...
Summary: Own 3 of these boards. Bought 2 boards year and half ago and never had an issue. The only issue I had with the older boards was that the bios was out to date and when I upgraded from sandy-bridge E to ivy-bridge E cpu it wouldn't post and I couldn't figure out why.
Pros: - Easy overclock settings - Board layout and design - Reliable no issues
Cons: - Some unnecessary software you don't need to install that all manufacturer likes to include
Summary: The error shown above can be manifested on any system, but it is hidden, and certainly will not show up with Windows OS. I suggest running prime to test the board while checking the result of each run. RMA with ASRock can be a nightmare unless you have a dedicated secretary to follow up on the case.
Pros: Put in a system lightly used for about two months. Past two months this board failed giving hardware errors (see cons below). I run Intel Fortran, ifort, and started to see strange results. It was hard to diagnose and point to the hardware causing the error. I swapped CPU and still get the same e...
Cons: [Hardware Error]: MC2_STATUS[-|CE|-|-|AddrV]: 0x940000000000017a [Hardware Error]: Bus Unit Error: EV error during data copyback. [Hardware Error]: cache level: L2, tx: GEN, mem-tx: EV