Summary: I don't give it 5 stars because I have had to replace several but it does take the quad core processor I use and if I replace it with the identical Mobo, I don't have to reload anything. Last one had defective onboard video, but disabling in BIOS and using PCIe card worked fine.
Summary: Works greate... Used for building a system with AMD Phenome 1090T, 8 GB ram, 1 TB HDD. To be used as development machine. All the six cores are working good. I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit Operating System (Shaved $100+ microsoft dollars). OS downloaded and installed ATX drivers automatically.
Summary: Rarely do motherboards simply work the first time everything is plugged in, but this one certainly did. Current BIOS version has no problem with my newer Phenom chip, 8G RAM sticks, and Win7 x64. Everything simply works exactly as you would expect.
great motherboard for unlocking cores and overclocking
Tony Yu, Amazon
27 September 2010
Summary: This is a really great board and it seems that a lot of Asus boards can easily unlock cores. All you need to do is press 4 when the setup screen comes up and it unlocks all available cores. I unlocked a quadcore with this and overclocked the cpu to 3.8ghz as well without changing voltage!
Summary: I just bought this board and it keeeps crashing. I have a AMD Phenom 11 965, 4 gig corsear runs for 1 hour and locks up? What gives? I just found out the problem if you have this board and chip you need to update your bios to #3401.Works very well after that....
Summary: I can barely use any usb on the mobo... using latest bios. Last I tried to install the printer's scanner. Couldnt boot after that. Mouse and printer works but try using a memory or mp3 stick or any other usb device and it crashes. Dont even think of trying to change bios settings.