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Asus E45M1-I DELUXE
7.4 out of 10

Asus E45M1-I DELUXE

Integrated AMD Dual-Core Processor E-450 with AMD Radeon™ HD Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Asus E45M1-I DELUXE

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Overall 4
4.0

Great little board, but one fatal problem

Chris I., Newegg
27 August 2012
  • Summary: I'm hoping ASUS doesn't point the finger at Windows 8, because I know it isn't Windows 8 since worked before reformatting. ASUS needs to support Windows 8 eventually!
  • Pros: Hardware This is a great combo board at an excellent price. The board stays cool enough during idle operation in spite of not having a fan installed. I put a case fan in anyway, and it keeps it really cool. Any ambient breeze will cool this bad boy down. Software Installation went very smoothly, ...
  • Cons: When updating the BIOS recently it rendered Windows 8 unbootable. I had to reformat and reinstall, which was a huge pain in the booty (and yes, I switched the BIOS setting from IDE back to AHCI before rebooting!). Another thing the BIOS update did was seemingly break USB 3.0 support. Prior to the...
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Overall 4
4.0

Doesn't do Netflix HD

Anonymous, Newegg
19 March 2012
  • Summary: Decent for a lower end HTPC.
  • Pros: All in one APU design, quiet due to no fan, low ITX footprint, plenty of connectors including 802.11n.
  • Cons: Sluggish processor but decent GPU. This thing cannot do Netflix HD because Silverlight is so CPU intensive, so do not buy this if you plan to use Netflix. Bluray movies hiccup sometimes but not much. I have returned this due to it not being able to handle Netflix HD; not only that, the computer i...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not quite up to scratch.

NinjaNurd, Amazon
13 April 2012
  • Summary: Was really hoping this would be the perfect NAS / media PC combo. Unfortunately its just not; First off it should not be passively cooled. It will run at up to 40C-50C in an open environment, throw it in a case and without serious cooling (ie noisy) its going to overheat.
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