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.
Summary: Using Athlon X2 245, socket am3, Corsair DDR2 Dominator 1066 (2 x 1gb) Board also provides a greater appreciation of buying a pre-built system.
Pros: When it works, great. The onboard video is what I was looking for, given I am using in a headless server.
Cons: 1st board: everything worked except onboard lan. Tried to upgrade bios using ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility in bios. Flash reported success, but board then would not post, no beeps, nothing. Did the usual remove battery, jumpers, nothing. RMA'd. 2nd board: everything worked, even onboard lan. Left on fo...
Summary: Good luck. Hopefully the board will work out of the box, but if it doesn't try the above. Was using AM3 processors 945 and 955, 2 GB RAM. Not sure what is happening at ASUS, but they don't seem quite up to the products that I have purchased over the last about 10 years--an average of over 100 boards...
Pros: Once (IF) you get it working, seems like a really nice board.
Cons: Bought a total of 4 M4A78 series boards. First 3 would only give a picture until you tried to change the BIOS settings. Then no more screen available. Emails and calls to ASUS only gave more frustration (must RMA, no one else is having this trouble, etc.). The troubleshooting steps recommended by...
Summary: asus really fell threw with this one. i used to have alot of faith in them, but not so much anymore.
Pros: while it worked it was great
Cons: i had the same problem JIM 236, after about 4 or 5 months, it stopped working, for no reason at all. but what really bugs me is that i was not even using on board video, i had a card. and the card works fine, i even tried it in a different pc.
Summary: This was an open box unit purchased from Newegg. When they say the peripherals and software may not be with open box items they weren't kidding. This board came without anything from newegg, including the i/o backing to match the board outputs to the tower. Should be included in my opinion.
Pros: relatively small footprint. Drivers for RAID worked with vista 64; RAID 0,1,5,10, jbod capable; 6 internal SATA slots; built in vga, hdmi, and dvi; 3 pci slots allows continued use of cards from older machines.
Cons: Optical out location too close and blocks 1 usb when utilized. Microsoft photo wireless keyboard not recognized by bios with latest flash; No firewire capability on the board (but still com1 and floppy hookups (?!)).
Summary: This was an open box item for 60 bucks which Newegg indicates will not ship with the full complement of stuff, but I was expecting the I/O backing to at least cover up the back of my tower for this system of outputs...Alas, no. This baby shipped with just the board and NADA else...
Pros: Built in video (VGA, HDMI, DVI), fiber optic out, RAID 0,1,5,10, JBOD; capable of locating and flashing bios under windows; 6 SATA slots, potential of 12 USB; 3 PCI slots handy to recycle various cards from old computer (ie old TV card)
Cons: Bios only partially recognizes my Microsoft wireless photo keyboard set (mouse, not keyboard); Utilizing the optical out blocks one USB out (TOO CLOSE TOGETHER), No Firewire inputs on board (yet STILL with COM1 and floppy inputs?!)
Summary: You would think they'd have a proper cpu detection system in such a "high tech" board. Oh well... Fair warning to those that want this board. When I called ASUS about a dead board they said it was either an issue with the board or it was being grounded out.
Pros: There are only a few in my opinion. The ExpressGate is pretty handy but very limited. It's too bad you can't load your own OS and use that instead of the ASUS provided software. Once I got this board working, it worked flawlessly until one day it just died. Currently it's being processed by ASUS ...
Cons: First of all when I installed this board I thought it was DOA since it didn't boot. There were no error beeps, no signs of anything. I had to reset the bios in order for it to boot. Once I rebooted it wouldn't boot again. It took me a few tries to figure out what was going on. I noticed my cpu sp...
Summary: Spent the better part of a day cloning my hard drive on my old PC for the upgrade to a new board and CPU, while thats going on I installed the new board CPU and Memory in spare case I have.. wanted to make sure all was good before swapping out my current board and raid array.
Pros: Fit in my Case, It worked for 5 hours.. RMA part seemed easy.
Cons: It worked for 5 hours, and ASUS Utility/Driver CD was a blank disk! with RMA will have to wait at least two weeks to get new board I assume.. So by the next time I get to try my CPU and new Memory will probably be over the 30 day return policy if they end up bad after a week of use