Summary: This item arrived opened. Was advertised as new. After installing board immediately a message appeared that last time used it had overheated!!! This is in the bios on the motherboard so is not a hard drive message. I changed out the harddrive also but no help.
Summary: I have also had this computer setup with the Asus A8N-SLi Deluxe mobo since 2006, and its still rocking solid. I just had to replace a power supply as it burned out, possibly from being in my basement office area and moisture, but thankfully the mobo and my hardware were not affected.
Summary: I love this board. I bought it on P. Grabber as a refurb and I have used it with an FX-55 since 2005 and it is still faster than many of the comps they sell as "NEW". If I could get the price they quote here, I might part with it, but it is not going to be sold cheap!
Summary: This motherboard is awesome, i have an amd athlon 64x2 dual core processor and i gotta tell you it rocks. I see only 1 flaw the south bridge fan is VERY cheap and it died on me after almost a year of use, it screwed up my motherboard but thank god Asus has a standard 3 year warranty.
Summary: I was able to overclock this board with a AMD 64 3700+ 90nm CPU to 2.7Ghz, for over 48 hours. Heat is not a problem with a good heatpipe cpu cooler. I am however very disappointed with the cheap southbridge chipset cooler fan. After about 200 hours on time, the cooler started to whine loudly.