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.
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: REPLACED BOARD WITH NEW ONE(TOOK SOCKET APART AND FOUND 2 BAD PIN HOLES...I NEEDED TO KNOW...CAN U SAY VOIDED WARRANTY):)
Pros: Not going crazy......trust me on this.....
Cons: red cpu light...WENT INTO FORUM TO SEE IF I MISS SOMETHING DURING TROUBLE SHOOTING BUT ,...THE BIG "U" CONFIRMED EVERYTHING I TRIED...BAD NEWS THE SOCKET DIED....1ST TIME IN MY HISTORY OF THIS HAPPENING...A LEARNING EXP.AFTER 20 YAERS IVE HAD LITTLE TROUBLE WITH BAD PARTS ,USUALLY HUMAN ERROR.......
Summary: Buyer, beware. if you get a box from a company that sells computer parts that is not wrapped with plastic, chances are that you are buying an open box at retail; 9 of 23 item just recently bought from newegg by me had to be returned, they appear to be imperfect parts bought for cheap and sold at...
Pros: This board comes with so many features that I wouldn't recomend it to anyone who isn't tech savy, though i would recomend it to anyone that could handle it's awsome overclocking functions, native usb 3.0, hydralogix, and overclocking software that comes with it.
Cons: Bad intel lan chipset, this can be combated by either a wireless card, or a new ethernet card, though you shouldn't have to. This has been the only problem that i have had with this awsome MB.
Summary: AMD 1100T 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Asus Crosshair IV Extreme CoolerMaster HAF X 942 EVGA SuperClocked GTX570 Corsair TX850 V2 Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Fatal1ty Champion Series Corsair Vengeance 1600 4GB Dual Channel. 16GB total.
Pros: It's the little things that matter. Like the adapter to plug all the little power, reset, LED etc plugs in so you can easily plug a solid plug into the motherboard. That matters for clumsy people like me that hate needle nose pliers. Well labeled components, detailed instructions, and solid const...
Cons: Processor too close to the RAM for me to use my Corsair A70 Heatsink. I would have to shave some off of the fins and I'm not sure that I want to do that at this point. That wouldn't be a problem if I was water cooling, but I'm not.
Summary: I use liquid cooling system. Check out my youtube if you are big fan of Asus Crosshair IV Extreme. youtube dot com/watch?v=Sy4etSD9YjM AMD Phenom II X4 BE 4.03 Ghz Corsair Dominator 3x2gb 8-9-8-24 2000mhz Asus HD5870 V2 Corsair 750w Updating coming soon. :D
Pros: -Very easy overclocking -Impressive good features overclock system in bois -glad to get free antivirus of Kaspersky Lab ROG -no issue NB fan and it keep cooling staying
Cons: First week I got issue of bluescreen but after I found message from microsoft 'answers' forum its said need update Intel ethernet drivers. I went to Asus website and download the file into my document and saved it. Click Computer on right Manage>Device Manager>Network Adapters>click Intel etherna...
Pros: Looks like a great board. I think I may purchase one shortly. Every board I have bought from Asus starting around 2000 has worked great. I've only had one go bad on me. I'd still advise anyone to research the board they are going to buy extensively to understand all the quarks of the board before...
Cons: @ASUS MBs SUCK @Asus MB suck A*Z (obviously the same fool) I don't know why anyone would listen to a negative review from someone that appears to be so uneducated.
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.