Reviews and Problems with Asus Crosshair IV Extreme
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Nice one Great value - money
11 February 2013
Summary: well.. a f... amazing MB I make a upgrade from a M2N-sli deluxe and almost cry hahaha mmm but put a CORSAIR DOMINATOR 1600 and make me a few problems so i change the positions and the order of the slots to get it work... and buy a video car: asus 7850 director cut II.
Summary: I had certain requirements when looking for a board: AMD processor DDR3 3-way SLI This was impossible to find but this board came the closest to what I wanted. Yes this thing has all the bells and whistles one could ask for, a great plus. Only reason I couldnt find what i wanted is because everyone seems to be going for Intel processors and IMO are redicuously priced compared to AMD.
Summary: Killer board. 8 SATA ports, 6xSATA 6Gbps, 2 for optical drives Jmicro 3Gpbs. Top quality construction, limitless overclocking abilities. RAID 0/1/5/10 on board. This is the best chipset available and board seems rock solid with a 1100T Phenom II X6. Used Corsair 2x4GB (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9) at 1600MHz. I have it super stable on Win7 x64 Ultimate. Haven't tried much overclocking but is very quick with an SSD drive at standard Auto BIOS settings.
Summary: Comments about Asus Crosshair IV Extreme Desktop Motherboard: The best AMD motherboard I have ever used! I have this board mated to a six core phenom 2.8G processor and play the higher end games. with 8GB RAM installed and my six core it SCREAMS. Heat is not an issue and the board is also very pleasing to look at inside of the tower if you have an open windowed tower there are many leds and the republic of gamers logo shines bright.
Summary: When I first got this board I had just bought a new case as well. The case came with some cool looking black screws that I used to secure the motherboard to the case. I was getting constant (system would not run more then 10 mins) reboots and BSOD. I tested the memory and triple checked everything including the PSU. I'll spare you all the iterations I went though. The solution to my problem was those black screws I used.
Summary: First off, i just want to say i have no idea what the other people are talking about in there reviews. I have no trouble putting in 16GB on memory and installing my air cooler. Second, this board has the best chip set cooling design ive ever seen. Im running a Phenom II x6 1090t CPU, 2x XFX Radeon 5870's 1GB DDR5, a cool master RR-B10-212P-G1Hyper 212 plus air cooler,Creative Audigy 2 ZS sound card and everything fits perfectly.
Summary: Well took this board out of the package and it looked like it was open. The heatsink was hanging off the Lucid and SB chip. I turned the board over and theres the problem 6 screws missing. Call Asus and they told me to RMA the board with Amazon. Thanks Amazon for selling me an open box for the price of a close box.
Summary: Sincerely I had the Asus Formula Standard and it works pretty nice and cool, This thing is the same but much better It is bigger and nicer, and very overclockable It is 2cm Bigger than Formula IV Standard but if you have a full tower don-t worry It fixes pretty well, I do like the light of Republic of Gamers pretty awesome and well 5 Pci-E wow you can put there one crossfire one pci solid state and one sound card without problem, and well the price what could I tell you...
Summary: EDIT: See end of post for update after 1 and 1/2 years of ownership. This is one of the most feature complete boards I have ever personally seen. I needed it specifically for it's support of both Crossfire and SLI. However I have had nothing but trouble from this from the very start. The manual makes no mention of a couple of key plastic peel offs which is normally no problem as they are obvious, however this has one in particular that cannot easily be seen.
Summary: Pros: Awesome performance. Many options to work with. Nice color scheme. Easy to set up. Cons: Memory slots too close to the CPU. Makes it difficult to use a high end air cooler solution. Had to remove two sticks of memory to fit an air cooler on the CPU. Not good! Now have brand new memory I can't use = wasted money. The drive connectors in my case we so close to the drive bays I had to use needle nose plyers to connect the cables.