Summary: I appreciate items that just keep running. This one served as my daily PC for years but has served as a video compressor for the last two years. Now it will be a Linux box with respectable power courtesy of the new PC.
Pros: After years of operation with an Athlon X2 3800+, I was able to upgrade this in early 2014 with a used Athlon II X4 610e. The BIOS update made its recognition trouble-free.
Cons: Upgrading to a good volume of RAM was more troublesome, since it features only two DIMM slots, with a max of 8 GB. I opted for a pair of 2GB DIMMs for a total of 4 GB.
Summary: I would like to point out that at the time of this posting the motherboard in question is at least 5yrs old now and dosnt even have DDR3 support
Pros: Cheap, and moderately powerful when I bought it. it supports the newest Phenom II processors, and though displaying a warning about the processor not being compatible on start up I have never had any trouble with it. the build also had a 550 watt powersupply 4GB DDR2 800 ram running XP 64bit with...
Cons: About a year of having this the motherboard died. Though reasonable because the caps are only rated for 5000 hours of life which being constantly on is not even half that time. I had wished I figured this out before buying a new CPU.
Summary: I would have given this card 4 stars if it hadn't started failing on me.
Pros: Cool and Quiet lets the board underclock itself to save power when you don't need a lot. It's easily overclocked also, and quite reasonably priced.
Cons: After about 8 months the onboard lan stopped working and about a month later the onboard SATA stopped working also. The board still works, I just need to use a lan and sata card, annoying but not the end of the world.
Cons: ethernet port stopped working after 5 months, DOES NOT OC AT ALL. I put the CPU and RAM in another motherboard and OC'd without a problem, this one wouldn't even do 10% above stock. Pass if you would like to have the ability to OC at all.