Summary: I orderd this motherboard and received it quickly as I have with all of the products that I have ordered through Amazon. It installed and set up pretty easily. I ran it for about a month and started having problems with it booting.
Summary: I bought this to build a computer for our church's media projection. I picked the ASUS because it had the features I needed and had a "solid" reputation. Worked with no problems, then on its 11 month anniversary, it would no longer boot.
Pros: Good layout, 6 rear USB ports, rear audio ports, it's pretty.
Cons: Worked great for 11 months and then suddenly stopped. Hadn't made any changes to the computer and everything else worked find.
Summary: Should a mother board be this picky with RAM? I've never had this issue with other motherboards. Love newegg but they should have done their research with this kit.
Pros: It works.
Cons: Very picky with memory. Bought this as part of a kit newegg was selling. The memory included in the kit wouldn't work. Not really ASUS's fault. Tried 3 other types of ram and none worked. Ordered approved memory and it worked.
Summary: Looks like they have incorrect specs listed for this mobo. ASUS p7h55-m has 2x PCI express slots, whereas the ASUS p7h55-m PRO (listed here), only has 1x. It would be a shame to order everything in and not have enough PCI express slots for the new HTPC!
Summary: OS was not recognized on several occasions with several hard disks. At first, I suspected the HDD and cables. I replaced all, and the problem repeated. I switched to another SATA port, reset the BIOS and selected the boot drive and BAM! it boots! I suspect I have a bad SATA port.
Pros: HDMI out. Many USB and SATA ports. Turbo boost. AHCI. The right motherboard for a HTPC. Purchased this as a bundle with the i3-550. Nice blue color that will never be seen as it is enclosed in a case. Price was right.
Cons: BIOS settings are a bit confusing and sometimes useless with AHCI enabled. I haven't seen an update to the BIOS or chipset since purchase. ASUS online support has been somewhat OK. No Firewire or esata.
Pros: Generally a good match with a core3 for a good basic all around box running Win7, Linux Mint, and Fedora
Cons: After 5 months, the nic connection failed. Chip still registers as active and good, but there is a break between the chip and connector. Not worth my time to try warranty replacement; put in a new nic card and moved on.
Summary: The audio "port sensing" was mis-behaving and the tray utility kept indicating front and rear ports were constantly activating and deactivating. Had to use a USB audio dongle I used with my laptop. Then had to completely disable the realtek audio in the device manager. Got an RMA and sent it back.
Pros: * Great design * Solid performer * Great BIOS and Windows utillities
Cons: * Defective audio circuitry on 1st unit * Ill fitting port cover * Firewire would've been nice
Summary: Get a case where the power supply goes ON THE TOP. Otherwise your CPU power cable's got a looong way to go to reach the plug.
Pros: Decent layout. My old 8800GTX doesn't block any of the SATA ports. Micro ATX is good enough for my needs.
Cons: Memory standard is relatively low, unless you overclock. Board gave me all sorts of weird issues. If I turned on my computer after it had been off for more than 3 hours or so, I would either bluescreen, or go in an endless restart loop. The fix was to turn it off, then immediately back on. My fir...