Summary: This would have gotten a 5 had it not been for the dead on-board LAN. Every thing about this board rockz and rockz it hard.....except the one i got had a faulty RJ-45 jack, it wouldn't recognize that a cable was plugged into it.
Summary: This was my first build and I was pretty reluctant at first. It turned relatively easy after I started, some rookie mistakes here and there and viola! It was up and runnin. Here's my specs: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WBC AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice Processor 256MB BFG 5500 OC Graphics Card...
Summary: if you dont like using your computer. Newegg wont help me with the warranty, and ASUS says its working fine after sending it to them to have an RMA completed. Thanks Newegg...off to find a new company to deal with.
Summary: If you read through the other posts like i did before i bought this you would have seen that all you have to do for the SATA drivers is go through a few folders on the CD that is included. Also i dl'd the new bios before i even installed any of my new components.
Summary: Would have given 4 stars but the setup was a PITA. Now this isnt the fault of the board but the XP-120 heatsink would not fit without bending some components so I left it off. BIOS shipped was 1012 and the Asus website says my X2 4400 needs 1014.
Summary: I paired this board up with an x2 4200. First the good. The board seems to work just fine. I havent run into any problems after the one Im going to mention in the next paragraph. So far it seems to be rock steady running in dual channel mode with 2x1g OCZ platinum at the advertised 126.96.36.199 setting.
Summary: This board is great if you need socket 939 + AGP; it's a breeze to install, has a passively cooled northbridge (no annoying whiney fan), and has a decent feature set. However, don't be tempted to update the Marvell Yukon integrated ethernet driver on Windows Update - the 8.35 (7/20/2005) version is...
Summary: Well, when I bought this board late last year it was highly rated, but many people had issues when using Low Latency Memory or Higher-end type memory. Essentially you have to set the speeds for the majority of the RAM, CAS, TRAS, TRC, and so on. Once that was all set up this board flew like a dream.
Summary: well i have it a 4 cuz nothing is perfect but this is really close its definatly easy to setup acept this is my frist asus and it took me a bit to figure out how to get to the boot menu. but it runs very nice and i love the ai overclock. great onboard sound.