Summary: I bought this motherboard to unlock the fourth core on my anthlon x3 445 3.10ghz and overclock.The fourth core unlock but not stable i still got to work on it.Overclocking wise i went from 3.10 to 3.75 ghz on stock cooler.This motherboard for me is pretty good with overclocking since i havent not even went far with it because of the stock cooler but over all is great i love it.The cons are bios for overclocking a bit all over the place and pci express to close to pci...
5 stars because I have never had an issue with an Asus Mobo
Carol A. Anderson, Amazon
9 July 2012
Summary: Came with everything I needed and some things I didn't. Buyers will be rewarded with 6 Sata ports as opposed to 5 as shown on Asus website. Hint to first time Asus Mobo installers. Buy an Asus "Q-Connector". That is a handy little item that allows you to hook all those little pesky wires coming from your case front cover. Like the Power Switch, Reset Switch, HDD LED,and that group. Those little single prong connections can drive you nuts.
Summary: This is the 3rd Asus motherboard in this computer. The first two were fine, this one is constantly restarting on blue screens and hanging up. Asus has been no help and they don't answer emails or return phone calls. Asus is not the company they used to be, may be a good idea to look else where for your hardware.
Summary: I built a computer with this board, a XII Phenom 955, and a geforce 440, but unfortunately I am waiting on a power supply exchange as mine was defective out of the box. The only gripe I have with this board is that it only has 1 fan connector besides the cpu fan connector. I am a little dissapointed as the case has two fans built in already, but I will only be able to control the speed of one of them.
Summary: Great MBoard, Used it with a AMD Phenom II 3.40GHz 965 Black Edition CPU and Crucial Dual Channel 4096MB PC8500 DDR3 1066MHz Memory and XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB PCIe. It made a fast computer.
Summary: Bought for my self build a year ago and have put it through it's paces for many hours every day since activation. Fast, stable, loads of options on it, even the somewhat spoilt tech geek would think it's great for it's price. Doesn't seem to be made anymore and super ceded by boards that are actually not as good as this one. Very good bang for your buck if you can get one!
Summary: This motherboard was very good for me because i used it for my first rig i have ever built. I am a fourteen year old and this motherboard was easy to set up and use. It comes with a detailed manual and the integrated graphics, if allowed to use a gigabyte of ram, can run games like portal 2, and Starcraft, if the settings are not stupidly high. I would suggest though, if you were going to use this motherboard for gaming, get a dedicated graphic card.
Summary: I know very little about computers, however a friend used this in the build of a quad core gaming machine for my son. Along with the other components, the computer is super fast and even on very high resolution there is no lag on games. So I must assume it is doing it's job well.