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...
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.
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.
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.
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...