Summary: Mine stopped working after two years. The warranty is 3 years, so I contacted ASUS through their online live chat. The service rep offered to email me the RMA info, but after waiting days, nothing came. The product is so outdated, I don't really want a refurbished one, so I gave up. Bought another brand this time.
Summary: This is a great motherboard. This is my second one and the first one has been so reliable and is so packed with features that I searched out a second one when I needed to replace another brand's board. Everything you could want in an AMD AM2+ board, lots of SATA, external SATA, lots of USB connectors on the back and more heads on the board, good on board video supporting two monitors without having to add a video card, and HDMI. Plus it supports my 125W AMD 6000+.
Summary: Very simple to install and set up. I had mine built in less than an hour and this was only my first actual build. I spent more time trying to recover my old files from the same HDD I had from my previous computer which seemed to get misplaced during the OS setup. I have had no issues with this board at all and am very impressed with the sound and video from the on-board audio outputs and GPU.
Summary: This is a great motherboard. The reason for four stars instead of three is that the Raid support is a combination of software and hardware -- not fully hardware. This means that you cannot create a raid mirror after you install the operating system. You have to create the Raid mirror as part of the operating system installation. Motherboards that implement hardware only Raid support do not have this restriction.
Summary: In the last several months I've used three of these mother boards with AMD Phenom quadcore CPUs to replace three family PCs. I've been happy with the board on each occasion. I've not had to contact tech support so I can't comment on that. I also have not upgraded the BIOS or tried overclocking to comment on that either.
Summary: This board is packed with a ton of features. Every single port works to perfection. The 7.1 digital audio is stellar and the video performance via HDMI, DVI and VGA are all fantastic. I can't imagine anyone buying this board who isn't intending on building an HTPC as this is what its intended use is. You could buy individual PCI-E cards that total near $500-$800 to get the same result this board gives for less than $100.
Summary: It's an EXCELLENT motherboard for a not so high grade gamer, or a high grade one, it's a motherboard that will last all through upgrading your computer, it's amazing and a perfect inexpensive motherboard. It runs a perfect dual core set and up to a quad core. Will be great for graphic design as well as it supports HIGH END graphics cards!