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Asus-m5a97.33569099
8.3 out of 10

Asus M5A97

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Reviews and Problems with Asus M5A97

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Overall 10
10

M5A97 R2.0 - Poor RMA service

Paul L., Newegg
24 July 2014
  • Summary: North bridge gets so hot I can't even touch it. I suspect this is where the problem comes from.
  • Pros: Good looking board - Nice features - Easy to work with -
  • Cons: After 12 months will not post past the Asus Logo - Screen goes blank - Tried 2 other graphics cards, another PSU, other memory sticks, no luck. I go into the BIOS but can not get passed the first screen.
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Overall 10
10

Great Motherboard for a good price...

David A. Perez, Amazon
18 July 2014
  • Summary: Great Motherboard. Not too expensive and has many quality features. For a budget PC build this is an excelent Motherboard. Accepted the RAM values at 1600Mhz without any changes to the BIOS. I installed Windows 8.1 and it found most all the drivers including the NIC. A good rule of thumb before you purchase any Motherboard is to visit the manufactures website and check their Quality Vendors List (QVL).
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Overall 10
10

Great Product

Joseph Gonzalez, Amazon
9 July 2014
  • Summary: This item came in a timely manner and it is performing as expected.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product

Ranga, Amazon
30 June 2014
  • Summary: Decent MOBO for the price you are paying. I used this in my $700 gaming build and haven't run into any problems so far. The software that come with this MOBO is garbage but that is expected lol.
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Overall 10
10

the best

Darnell Turner, Amazon
30 June 2014
  • Summary: best am3+ mobo for its price: •most features •solid overall •plays all of my games at 500 fps (lol no)
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Overall 10
10

Easy to Use

IbanezIceman, Amazon
29 June 2014
  • Summary: I bought this so I could build my own computer for the first time. Along with a little advice from friends, I was able to read the instructions for installing this an all of my components. In case anyone's wondering, I'm using the AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition FX-4300.
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Overall 8
8.0

First one shipped had no video or beep on boot up.

Erica, Amazon
28 June 2014
  • Summary: Talked with ASUS tech support and could not fix it on the phone. Returned the 1st board to Amazon painlessly and the replacement board fired right up with no problems.
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Overall 4
4.0

Amazon was great with the returns had returned the broken ones twice ...

EffinToast, Amazon
27 June 2014
  • Summary: I received 2 of these boards DOA, friend i was doing the replacement for opted not to try for a 3rd. Never had a DOA issue with any other ASUS boards, maybe my time finally came. Just my mileage, Amazon was great with the returns had returned the broken ones twice within the same week and still got the other board we decided on.
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Overall 2
2.0

Does not support Debian Linux

joatmor, Amazon
27 June 2014
  • Summary: Debian Linux installed ok but after rebooting the system kept locking up. I tried tweaking the UEFI settings per various recommendations but to no avail. I was forced to return the board to Amazon. Once again Amazon's awesome customer service was there for me. If you are a Linux user look elsewhere.
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Overall 8
8.0

No problems using Linux Ubuntu 14.04

Marty d'Fried "gadget geek", Amazon
15 June 2014
  • Summary: I first got a very similar MSI motherboard, but the audio stopped working, and the temperature sensors seemed to be very inaccurate, saying it was very hot when it was barely warm to the touch. So I returned the defective MSI board and switched to the Asus. The Asus worked perfectly right off the bat, and the temperature sensors seemed to be much more reasonable.
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