Summary: Wife's HP computer's mobo went toes up. Kept all the parts except mobo and put this in. Worked great except for old legacy HP case problems. HP uses proprietary mobo connector for front panel lights and power switch. Sorted that out enough so the power switch works but doesn't light up, now absolutely screams in comparison to the old HP, even with the same memory, processor and drive.
Summary: The one star is more so for the seller as it has been difficult to get this item return. Some how the Asus motherboard have been added to the shopping cart without me realizing it. I did not select it to be added to the cart but i should have checked my items before checking out. I did everything as required to return the item which ended up at Amazon instead of the seller so i don't know what happened maybe somebody can explain where i rent wrong.
The budget board that preforms like an enthusiast board
11 January 2012
Summary: I personally own the m4a88td-v instead of the -m, but there isn't one here on amazon. The differences are -v is full ATX, has 128mb sideport memory for the integrated Radeon HD 4250, 2 extra pci slots, 8 pin CPU connector, sb850 southbridge (better raid options) and sata 3. Otherwise, they're identical. I bought mine in May '11 and it's my primary computer. I started 1 year earlier with a P4 and ubuntu 8.04.
Summary: Frustrate!!! Well! This is my first review posted in Amazon. ASUS motherboards are made in someplace else around the world. So, I try to call for help or get customers support from the Asus website or calling on the phone and I still waiting for their answers that's why I returned the Dem thing because it will not start it all, after an arduous wasting time installation. So I got worry to waiting and I say to myself I will try a Gigabyte next time.
Summary: I decided to buy this as the mobo to my super computer I was building and this thing is a beast. It's great having USB3.0 and this board is plenty powerful for 99% of applications. Works great!
Summary: I bought this motherboard and paired it with the following: XMS 8GB DDR3 500GB WD Hard Drive Cooler Master 500W Power Supply Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB DDR5 AMD Phenom II X4 955 CPU Cooler Master Elite Mid Tower Case I must say, this is quite the gaming machine! I build a computer about 5 years ago: AMD x2 3800+; 6600GT (AGP). I haven't tried overclocking because I haven't had much time, although, I'm sure it will be great! The motherboard is rock solid!
Summary: I selected this motherboard because (a) its form factor and (b) ASUS was the only supplier who identified motherboards to go with the new AMD X4 980 BE CPU. All items on the board work as designed, however the design and quality leave much to be desired. The pins on the ATX power connector were bent and required straightening before I could insert the plug.
Summary: We build computers, and have since the days of windows 3.1 and the 286 processor. We always wanted to splurge and take our home computer to the Gaming Computer Performance Realm. After a lot of consideration we decided to go with the AMD 965 Black Edition Quad Processor, and the ASUS AM3 M488t-M/USB3 mainboard. This was a very good combination of features, value, and speed.
Summary: My wife's computer was about 10 years old, and had a 1 ghz or so single core processor. It was having trouble handling Windows 7, the sound system was flaky, and it locked up from time to time. Very few days went by without me hearing about how awful the old computer was. In short, it was time for an upgrade. While this mobo might be an overclocker's dream, that's not why I bought it. Since I don't overclock, I gave this a 3 star rating on overclocking.