power sipping and good enough for all but the most picky videophiles (and streaming video users)
plonk420 "music, music video, computer freak", Amazon
7 October 2013
Summary: this is a near perfect HTPC device. i have this in a SilverStone ML03B case with an Arctic Cooling 120mm PWM fan blowing down on the heat sink to cool it. it's ridiculously quiet. via the right player, you can offload pretty much all h.264 decoding to GPU. and of course, xvid and (deinterlaced) mpeg-2 content will play just fine. only dumb encoders with stupid quality settings may give you playback issues, but that's one in a hundred encodes you come across.
Summary: I'm running OpenBSD as a firewall on this board and it has been running well. I had one problem where I managed to confuse the BIOS settings to the point where there was no video output. Once I cleared the CMOS (it took a few minutes to clear - be patient) it recovered and has been running fine since.
Summary: Everybody considering this motherboard had better be concerned with power draw because that is the chief reason to consider it. Really there is no other reason, since you would be better off with a AMD Llano APU from a purely price/performance perspective. You are considering the E-350 chip because it sips power. Period. I ran Kill-a-Watt, which has a .2W margin of error, on my E35M1-M-based PC when it was active and it was sipping 24 - 26W of power. VERY impressive.
Good board but not for beginners if they want to set up HTPC (mainly because of Netflix)
A. Singh, Amazon
26 March 2012
Summary: This board is good runs strong and without problems so far have had it for a little over 6 months. Mainly used as a HTPC to play content on the TV (1080p). Only complaint is that netflix is a pain to setup. However, I did find a fix for now and it seems to be working fine (however, haven't done a long term test on this yet). "You have to press shift-ctrl and right click on the silverlight screen. An options menu will appear.
Summary: When I first installed this board, my PS2 keyboard only worked immediately after clearing the CMOS. I used one of my USB keyboards to update the bios, and now my PS2 keyboard works well. I was also having trouble booting from an old IDE DVD drive, but eventually discovered that the drive is incompatible with the add-on PCI card I am using. I swapped drives and everything started working.
Summary: E35M1-M Pro became the heart of a server using WHS 2011. Selected primarily because it has five 5 6GB sata ports allowing server capacity of 10TB using 2TB drives or 8TB plus an optical drive. Current configuration is 4TB plus optical drive. External esata port allows local backup of media library and shared files. Streams video to networked Sony BR player at 5Mbs, better than DVD but not fast enough for 1080 HD.
Summary: I selected this MB for a low power draw file/media server build for my home. Just a low cost place to store legally purchased music and video without adding significantly to my electric bill. This motherboard will serve that function well enough for me but it does have limitations. The obsolete ALC887 audio chipset wouldn't be my choice for a HTPC but this isn't an issue for me because I don't plan to hook up speakers or use it for a HTPC.
Summary: works ok. one should not expect much out of it. not for gamers or transcoders. most likely issue is with skype and webcam so i would not put these against this product.
Pros: small size, plenty of ports, low power requirement.
Cons: skype leads to message about poor performance. most likely because of weak cpu. i was expecting this.
microsoft lifecam cinema webcam could not record 720p video. again most likely because of weak cpu. i was not expecting this failure.
overclocking beyond 3% as suggested by auto-tune makes it unstable.
QVL not updated. i am using 2 x 4gb gskill pair not on the QVL list. it works fine at 3% and lower overclocking.
Summary: I purchased this for the purpose of creating an medial solution for XBMC. It is a smaller motherboard and has enough horsepower to decode 1080p, I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and XBMC with little difficulty. Ubuntu required additional graphics drivers from AMD to make XBMC run smooth, but that was pretty minor. Trickiest part was getting drivers for wireless networking running so this box could be remote from my file server box.
Pros: CPU and motherboard contained in a single inexpensive package
, Zacate graphics are capable enough for 1080p
Summary: Ein Micro-ATX Board mit aufgelöteter CPU nebst Lüfter und allen modernen Schnittstellen (Gigabit-Lan, USB3, SATA6) erschien mir als optimaler Ersatz für ein defektes Mainboard in einem ASUS-Barebone. Bei dieser Version wird ein kleiner CPU-Lüfter (6 cm Miniteil mit > 2000 rpm) mitgeliefert und die notwendigen Kabel. Das Mainboard lässt sich sehr leicht montieren, wegen der kompakten Abmessungen auch in ein kleines Gehäuse.