Summary: The newest bios 6010 is better but reset to factory after you flash it. ASUS did a horrible job on this one. Search the internet for AT5IONT freeze and you will have days of reading material. My board wont run for more than 24 hours before freezing up.
Summary: I wish people would stop using flash to srteam content. It's notoriously a CPU hog.
Pros: Mythtv works great at 1080P, but you have to load the NVidea drivers, and also go into settings and set 'performance mode' (low power mode is set by default). What this means, is you can no longer be fanless. You'll have to by a 120mm fan to set on top of the cooler.
Cons: Sadly, most online steaming today is Flash video. Adobe does NOT currently support this video hardware to offload decoding into the video processor. What that means, is anything over 640x480 video will be using 100% CPU usage, and the video will stutter very badly. Non flash video works great tho...
Summary: Mostly, I wanted to say that after successfully using the Mushkin 4GB memory for a year. I recently decided to try out the 8GB version of the same memory since the price had come way down. I can confirm that it seems to work perfectly so far.
Pros: Small Form Factor, HDMI out, NVIDA Graphics/Controls. Good Horse Power for a microATX Atom board.
Cons: I wish it could pull a little more memory for the shared video card. But for my needs it works out pretty well.
Summary: I think this is an awesome board. I have one running Mythbuntu a MythTV combined frontend/backend attached by HDMI to a 1080p projector. (Be sure to configure for "VDPAU High Quality" -- see the VDPAU entry in the MythTV wiki.
Pros: Works perfectly with Fedora (16) or Ubuntu (11.04). On Fedora I'm using rpmfusion for the Nvidia driver and MythTV packages. Extra bonus: The DVI port is dual-link even though this isn't in the specs. I'm using this board with a dual-link DVI cable and 2560x1440 monitor.
Cons: If you run two monitors simultaneously on the HDMI and DVI ports, the power draw increases by a couple watts and the board temp rises. In my environment (ambient temp 70 F, and refuse to put a fan in the case) this resulted in the board temp gradually rising until thermal shutdown around 200 F. I...
Summary: This isn't going to play Modern Warfare 3, but that isn't what ASUS designed this for. If you are looking for something to play your music and video and browse the web, this motherboard is right up your alley.
Pros: Small form factor, no fans=no noise; integrated GPU and CPU so all you need is a case w/power supply, RAM, and a hard drive. Despite what some previous reviews have stated, this mobo CAN play 1080p media, you just need to know what you are doing. I have Windows 7 Ultimate running with XBMC media ...
Cons: None, this is a perfect motherboard combo unit for a media center PC
Summary: I installed MB in my old case from HP Pavilion Slimline s7520n (The original MB stopped working due to overheating). It fits very nice. I added 80 mm Noiseblocker multiframe M8-S2 fan and CPU temp. is always below 50 C. I will recommend this motherboard for everybody.
Pros: This motherboard is working great since September 2010 for 4-6 hours per day. Fanless design, but I added 80mm fan. I'm using 2 sticks of Kingston 2GB Model KVR800D3S8S6/2G.
Summary: I had an old SonicWALL 2440i CDP lying around and put this board in there for my HTPC. I have wireless N to my living room from a Belkin Wireless router and I use Windows 7 with Media Center. It works good: no stutter or pixilation. Oh, two hdhomerun tuners.
Pros: Easy to install, really no issues with the board.
Cons: The nature of the Atom beast is that its pokey. Sorry to get all technical, but that's just the way it is.
Summary: I am going to keep the system and make it my backup computer and not play movies on it. It is too unreliable. DONT Buy!. If you read the other reviews and they are positive it is probably because they are not using HD. PLEASE, check out all the problems with the HD before taking the risk.
Pros: It is fine if all you want to see is home made movies or standard definition movies. It is quiet and actually runs coller than expected. It fits nicely in my entertainment center. The over picture is fine and was fairly easy to set up.
Cons: Where to begin...IT WILL NOT PLAY HD, not even at 720p. After buying this MB I found that HD was out of the question due to the fact that the ATOM D525 is not capable of running HD. A reviewer stated that ASUS does not update the NVidia drivers which is true, but NVidia does not either. I also ha...