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Asus M3A
4.9 out of 10

Asus M3A

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Overall 10
10

ASUS M3A AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

michelle g., Newegg
4 October 2015
  • Pros: very good mother board tho newegg nolong has it in stock. i have had this mother board since 2008 it is now 2015
  • Cons: the sound board went out sometime ago but there ways around that.. still over all i give it a 8/10 due to sound problems...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Board

christian m., Newegg
29 September 2015
  • Pros: It's still running great, have had absolutely no problems in the 7 years that I have had it. Never gave me an issue, and has been running strong.
  • Cons: None, for the price I paid.
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Overall 10
10

Good litle board!

Daniel L., Newegg
16 November 2013
  • Summary: One of the SATA connectors got a little loose on the board, but it still worked fine. Awesome board for the price!
  • Pros: Simple, reliable, and it's ASUS. What more do I need to say? Housed a Phenom dual core while I had it, and overclocking was relatively simple with the included software.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic Board

Daniel H., Newegg
12 October 2013
  • Summary: Almost five years strong now on this board, no issues.
  • Pros: Performance, options, longevity
  • Cons: Slow memory speeds with four sticks
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Overall 4
4.0

Work-Arounds are rediculous to install

David G., Newegg
13 June 2013
  • Summary: After all the work-arounds, future purchases will NOT include ASUS motherboards.
  • Pros: still working after 7 years (yes, this is a very late entry, but may be useful to someone).
  • Cons: Ethernet drivers loaded by manufacture are WRONG, as well as the installation disk. Caused a black screen error and hours of wasted time. Found the Atheros L1 GigaBit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Controller after looking it up for hours to find the previous company manufacturing the product. Simila...
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Overall 8
8.0

Fix for BIOS Problem

Faustina T., Newegg
22 February 2013
  • Summary: The only issues with this board have been the AMI BIOS, which is very popular, and used on tons of different boards, so it's hard to knock the board for that fault. But two serious BIOS problems will cost ASUS an egg, because they haven't posted any support for either problem in four years, despite...
  • Pros: Ran this board almost continuous around the clock for more than 4 years. Went through 2 sets of enterprise RAID disks. When the second set of disks had a failure, after about 5 reboots, the BIOS became bricked with a very common problem where the NV RAM fills up with error entries, and won't fini...
  • Cons: RAID controller BIOS doesn't support rebuilding the array by adding a new disk. Have to full-back it, wipe it, redefine the array, and full-recover it.
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Overall 4
4.0

fun while it lasted

Lex N., Newegg
1 January 2013
  • Summary: I'm disappointed in ASUS. I've bought exclusively ASUS motherboards for over a decade. I think I might have to reconsider that loyalty now.
  • Pros: Nice feature set and price point.
  • Cons: USB became flakey after a year or two. Now it looks like the SATA interface is dying too; linux keeps having to send bus resets. Scared me, I thought my drive had failed, but it's doing it on multiple drives.
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Overall 10
10

Love Asus

John B., Newegg
11 December 2012
Overall 10
10

only Lasted 3.8 years!

Mr. M., Newegg
1 October 2012
  • Summary: Amd Phenom 2 X4 940 cpu. 1000 watt power supply. 4 Sticks of 2 Gig Ram. G Skill F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK As Per the Qvl from the Book/owners manual. Amd radeon 4870 X2 Graphics card. To the Guy having memory Problems use this ram and u will have no problems.
  • Pros: Great Board!!! For as long as it lasted. i wish it lasted longer. but, oh well. got almost 4 years out of it. ran it pretty hard the last year or two with a couple of highly intense graphics games. Pirates and World of Tanks. used Graphics card 4870 x2. not two cards. the x2 card.
  • Cons: did not last as long as i would have liked it to. and i did keep it cool.
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Overall 6
6.0

almost a good board

Charles W., Newegg
10 October 2011
  • Pros: Great overclocking, great service from New Egg
  • Cons: I had this board for over a year now it's always crashing from memory problems. Changed settings in the BIOS multiple times still no use. OCZ Gold Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2G10664GK AMD Phenom 2 x4 920 Deneb 125w. If an...
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