Summary: I have purchased more than just few MBs from ASUS and considered them to be the best. They no longer meet that expectation.
Pros: Installation was routine. The MB is stable and performed well with my Vista opertaing system. ATI video controller preformance is well beyond what I expected.
Cons: After about a month, the MB quit recognizing my USB mouse during restarts, cold starts are okay. Now after 6 months I have no audio, the drivers are current. I have written the ASUS support line (48 hour turnaround) concerning the latter problem with no reply after five days.
Summary: I managed to get my athlon IIx4 630 overclocked to 3.6 ghz but could only reach a max bus speed of 278. That was probably the biggest upset , besides the HD audio, for me on this board. It is great for someone who is just going to be surfing the web and not going to be overclocking to much.
Pros: Great board for the price....... Has support for 6 core processors and for 1200mhz oced ddr2 ram........ Awesome display port selection...... 6 SATA ports....... Small footprint in case.
Cons: No mosfet cooler(for overclocking)....... Driver support is horrible..... only 2 dimm slots...... HDMI audio did not work and still doesnt...... does not overclock very well
Summary: Amd athlon ll dual core 2.8ghz, 2gigs ram ocz with heat sinks, 400psu dyntec, 2hdds one 80gbs one 500 and it works nice and cool.
Pros: good mobo, no problems ever, amd board, and quick setup.
Cons: can't get to the driver updates on asus.com i click on the link for this mobo and it just sends me back to the homepage. if anyone else can get to it lemme know but thats a huge con not being able to update my drivers.
Pros: - Works as advertised. - Built in graphics excellent for light gaming. - HDMI - Small footprint - Typical ASUS quality I purchased this to refurb a light gaming rig/homework machine for my son. Was able to reuse the power supply, case and hard drive. Added this board, 4 GB of RAM, a Sony DVD Burn...
Cons: - Two RAM slots (kind of a bummer) Not much else I can think of.
Summary: I got this because the board I got with a barebones kit was bad twice. I'm not an over-clocker, so I haven't experimented. Seems like a good board. The temp monitoring software displays a pretty consistent 72 f.
Pros: 6 sata ports, accepts AM3, still has DDR2
Cons: As per the other reviews, the N bridge heat sink separated from the chip. I was expecting this & was prepared with Arctic Silver.
Summary: Wish it had 2 more ram slots so I don't have to look for 4GB modules in future. My system specs: CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 630 MB: ASUS M4A78L-M RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB DDR2 1066 HDD: 1. Kinston SSDNow 64GB SNV425-S2 2. Western Digital 1TB WD10EAVS 3. Western Digital 250GB WD2500JS 4.
Pros: I use this board for my workstation/fileserver at home: * Very good layout for sata cables * DDR2 overclock supported * Core unlocking supported (tested with phenom II BE 555)
Summary: Never tried the onboard video! Started with a gigabyte ati 4850 1 gig card! XP had some problems with the onboard via audio and onboard hdmi audio conflicting! Windows 7 fixed it! Once again great mobo! Newegg ROCKS!
Pros: Great Mobo! Was looking for mobo that supported new phenom II processors, but would use the ram from my old setup! DDR2 667, This fit the bill, Saved some cash by only needing to by 2 more gigs of ram instead of a new quad channel kit. Love the EPU engine and ASUS pc probe utilities. Awesome moth...
Cons: AMD cool and quiet sucks! Doesn't work like advertised! Still underclocks cpu even when gaming!
Summary: I purchased this mobo for an unRAID file server that I'm building and so far there are no issues to report... all is working as expected. I wouldn't want to use this mobo for any serious Windows 7 machines but it's perfect for a basic file server that will be running quietly in the background.
Pros: It's well made. Does what it's supposed to do. No frills, budget motherboard with a lot of great features.
Pros: I ordered this as part of a package without even realizing it wasn't fully assembled believe it or not. The fact that I'm typing this review from that computer lets you know the setup went off without a hitch. Took me a couple of hours since I don't do this type of thing every day but I'm loving ...
Cons: NOne so far and I hope none in the future because if doesn't work right out of the box I'm sunk.