Summary: This mother board has been amazing! It still keeps chugging along. I may migrate this board and CPU over to a server that I host games on... Though with the power draw and no SATA 4 ports it might be time to retire this and add it to the mothball fleet.
Pros: I have had this board since it was released sometime in 2009. It had all the latest and greatest tech like DDR3 RAM. Surprisingly it's still going strong even with countless hours of gaming, video rendering and video transcoding... Paired with the Phenom 2 810 CPU, it is still plenty fast enough ...
Cons: Unfortunately like all tech products... Its now become outdated... It doesn't have SATA 3 (6Gbs) and the processor that I have is much slower to the modern CPUs. As well as being slower it also uses quite a bit more power vs the latest generation Intels/AMDs.
Summary: This is the board that shattered my trust of ASUS products.
Pros: Great for overclocking and doing things with both windows xp and seven.
Cons: The bios is more fragile than a one nanometer thick sheet of styrofoam. Like the five billion other people that got this board, it will eventually fail to post and even show signs of booting, which is a HUGE letdown.
Summary: It does not die, this thing can survive the wrath of the sun..
Pros: I'm just now upgrading my video card and am in awe that this board is so stable, so reliable and so dam good! Five years old and still running as strong as when it arrived. I previously have had gigabyte mobo's and after this asus board I am reformed. Good job asus, you hooked me.
Cons: Does not post. Have had to attempt to post bios 76 times before it'd finally go for 1 day use. Once it starts up it runs solid but once you shut down good luck getting it to post bios again. Complete waste of money, worn down my other pieces of hardware from attempting to start, & complete nightm...
Pros: easy to install easy to upgrade cpu or memory just make sure you update the bios to the latest one at www.asus.com select your country and go to the suport page and search for the model number this is my second computer that I have built from scrach from asus and they are a great company hope the...
Summary: I hate when companies don't stand by their products and give you the best service/product possible.
Pros: Maybe a good motherboard if you can get it to work.
Cons: I've had a very frustrating experience with this motherboard. This was my first build and I wanted a top of the line processor. I ended up going with the AMD Phenom II X6 1090 T. From day one I had problems with the motherboard. It would freeze at random spots. After a few months it would no long...
RAID Failure. Awful Technical and Customer Support
2 June 2011
Summary: The RAID capability of this MOBO does NOT function correctly. It will report a failed disk (you get to guess which one since it does not tell you) when no disk has failed. When you replace the "failed" disk, it does not rebuild the RAID. There are no messages of ANY kind during the RAID rebuild.