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: This board is more than 3 years old, had it since March 2008 and never had the board act up. No gigabit ethernet issues. Do note that the stock drivers that comes with Windows are broken. If you try a bulk transfer, it will crash your system.
Pros: Excellent board for excellent price. It supports my Phenom II 810 even though there's no official support for this CPU in the official CPU support list.
Cons: There is a VCore selector bug for Phenom II CPUs where it wraps around, this is a BIOS bug. Though am not asking too much of it since it never was listed as supported, but should be something to keep in mind. This board only has 4 SATA 2.0 slots which kinda sucks. Also, this board doesn't use sol...
Summary: This board is very picky when it comes to memory. I have a feeling that some of the people returning might be suffering from bad mobo/mem problems. I went through 2 nights and was about to give up and RMA this board then I decided to try different types of memory.
Pros: Plenty USB in the rear and on the mobo itself Highly customizable bios
Cons: Way too pick with memory when using a Quadcore
Summary: I would say 3.5 stars in reality. Lower score is for overvolting the CPU and not having a manual BIOS control to set voltage as well as the high temp. I usually go with MSI boards since I have had good luck in the past, but they don't have parallel ports anymore which I need.
Pros: No frills (onboard video, multiple PCI-e slots, etc...) to jack up the price. Asus quality, handles AM2+ chips. Easy to set the clock multiplier on unlocked CPUs.
Cons: 200 series Geforce will block 3 SATA plugs, tendency to overvolt 7750 BE CPU, runs relatively hot in a well ventilated case (38C under heavy load).