Reviews and Problems with Asus Crosshair IV Extreme
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Nicholas W., Newegg
23 May 2014
Summary: Three years later and I am still very happy with my choice in this motherboard. There are plenty of new options for system builds today, but with 6 cores at 4.0GHz and 16GB of RAM I personally don't have an urge to upgrade.
Pros: The Crosshair IV Extreme is an awesome mobo that I've been using as my gaming / do everything rig for just over three years now. All components on the mobo still function as expected. The boards feature set, from the on-board LED's to the rear mounted BIOS reset button have all proven to be great...
Cons: The Lucid Hydra CrossLinx 3 chip that was meant for multi-GPU acceleration going the way of vapor-ware has become a useless part on the board. Thankfully the GPU's I have used on this board function just fine without using the CrossLinx 3 chip at all.
Cons: I think something is wrong with the internet port. Might be a driver? Don't know but every time I have to many browsers open it blue screens, every time i'm playing a game online.. and so forth. When I do anything offline everything works well.
Summary: I bought the board late 2011 but didn't get to install it until late 2012 after returning from Afghanistan. I wish I would have tested it before I left to see all the issues, I would have returned it.
Cons: Same as anyone else with 1 or 2 stars tells you, this board is total junk. 1. All USB ports stop seeing devices, no BIOS settings or updates. Have to unplug each component one at a time and plug in again in order to recognize the component. 2. USB 3.0 sometimes works sometimes doesn't. 3. PCI-E l...
Pros: Good for overclocking. The built in RAID controller works really well with AMD raid software, Win7. Lots of good features but the cons out weigh the pros.
Cons: I have owned this board for a year and a half, it was used for my gaming PC, AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition, two AMD 5870's GPUs in Crossfire X, 1000 watt power supply. 1. Two PCIe x16 slots no-longer work, the capacitors for them burned out. Since the board is now useless I will tell you w...
Cons: too many bugs for $300. Crashes alot bad lan divers.updated my drivers with little improvment. bad bios.update my bios from vers. 203 to 505 with some impovment then update to ver. 2002 worked great for about a week and half to crash and die to never boot again
Summary: I dont rate 5/5 as perfect, to mean it means it exceeded my expectations and did not have any issues. The drivers you get on the disk are as up to date as the ones on the website for the on board NIC. If ASUS had released an updated driver within a couple months of my purchase, would have been 5/5
Pros: Read the specs, you will see them all right there.
Cons: One huge glaring out of box issue, it is prone to a network driver BSOD crash. After a year of checking for something a bit more substantial than beta drivers, i looked for a few hours to find an Intel update to the drivers which has fixed all my system issues.
Summary: My Rig AMD 1090T Black Edition 4 XFX 6970 2gb in 4 GPU Crossfire enabled 2 x Plextor 64 Gig SATA III SSD Drives in a striped array 2 x Western Digital 500 gig Sata III 1 x LG CD/DVD Burner Sata 1 x Coolermaster 1200w Continuous Power Supply 2 x Geil 4 GB Memory in 2x2 Setup in Dual channel mode.
Pros: This is the Second Crosshair IV extreme I have owned (the first was destroyed along with my house in an EF5 tornado definately not Asus's fault. Too bad to all the nay sayers) 5 PCI-E slots, one of the few boards that will support 3 way CrossFire at 16/16/16. Lucid Logic Chip Seems like it could ...
Cons: Well the BSOD from a buggy lan driver. This however is easily fixable with and updated version from Intel (or Asus it seems tho I got mine from Intel)
Summary: More of a user error. The blue-tooth chip they package comes SEPARATELY. Make sure, if you want bluetooth, to install it before you do ANYTHING with this board. I hadn't noticed it was separate and I had to take the other motherboard out just to put the chip in. Again, more of my problem.
Pros: This motherboard is just pretty to look at. But what impresses me is the overclocking features. This was MADE for overclockers, literally. I mean it!
Cons: I've been having an issue with my network controller. I don't know if it's a driver issue, or a hardware problem. I went and bought an aftermarket network controller and I've yet to have another BSOD like I was before. But whatever.
Summary: So far I've had two of these. The first one blew up and was replaced with a refurb that lasted a WHOLE 2 WEEKS! PCI-E slots are DEAD. One morning woke up and the little red LED for VGA on the mobo was on. Had an electronics expert check it and everything. This thing is dead. Like dead dead.
Pros: Lot's of features. Lot's of expandability. Smells good when it burns.
Cons: The heat dissipation for this board is pathetic! The materials used for this vital function are of such low quality they belong on a 50 dollar motherboard, not a 300 dollar one. The issue with the LAN is completely unacceptable and this board was undoubtedly released while known to be faulty. Tot...