Summary: I bought this for a computer i was building, I paired it with a phenom II x6 1090t and it works great after you download a new bios firmware at first it was only recognizing 4 cores. after the bios update all was well.
Summary: Had to do an upgrade, and discovered to my horror (HORROR!) that everything was now SATA(!)...But...but...I've still got IDE! Thankfully this board is still available, with one precious IDE channel for my two drives. And a pretty decent price to boot! And so began the Great Upgrade Of 2010.
Summary: This is a great motherboard that allows you the room and flexability to use a simple system or upgrade. I used the AMD phenom 2 955 quadcore processor and 8 gigs 1333Mhz of RAM. There were no problems in loading the windows 7 operating system.
Summary: I got this mb for my rig with an AMD Phenom II X2 550. Was able to unlock 2 cores on the AMD :) and overclocked it by 5% (3.255 Ghz) with stock heatsink and fan. Graphics are great for movies and casual gaming with the onboard HD 4200 GPU.
Summary: Not much more to say....I have built many units and to date this is the best motherboard I have used for the price. There are many more out there, much more expensive with many less features. BOTTOM LINT: BUY THIS ONE!!!
Summary: I primarily purchased this board to unlock certain cpu cores. The board pretty much has everything needed for a HTPC with hi-def audio and video through HDMI. I probably should have bought a different model without the on-board video as I am not taking advantage of it.
Summary: UPDATE: The ethernet port, which has been disconnecting me from the network about every 2 days finally completely failed. Checked the cable on another machine, re-installed drivers, etc., so it's definitely the on-board NIC. ASUS originally sent me to the "reseller" (Amazon).
Summary: Pros: Asus has made another solid product with this motherboard: it is stylish, functional, and will give you a bang for your buck for the performance. It has everything you need if you are building a budget computer, office computer, or gaming rig.
Very slow shipping. Its taking for ever go get here. This is what amazon mean by "free shipment". Never again. Nov. 14-23
Terry Munnerlyn, Amazon
20 November 2009
Summary: Very slow shipping. Its taking for ever go get here. This is what amazon mean by "free shipment". Never again. I ordered on Nov. 14. My package arrive on Nov. 23 by USPS. The package coming from Lexington, KY. I live in Houston, Tx. It dont take that long for a package to get here. Very, Very Upset.