Summary: How do you get a hold of ASUS warranty centers?
Pros: None of my components conflicted in terms of layout.
Cons: The I/O panel is extremely touchy. I will lose internet, mouse usage, and monitor display, and I have to go through a series of taking out cords and plugging them back in. Sometimes I just need to restart and then it works. It's really annoying.
Summary: This is a pretty good board---once you get it configured. It would get five eggs if it were perfect out-of-the-box, but it just isn't. Still, with a little tweaking, it works just fine.
Pros: -Easy installation, the quick connector block for the front panel connections makes everything so much faster to set up. The RAM slots are neat too; they only have one clip each rather than two. -Three PCI-e x16 slots -Side-facing SATA and IDE ports make for much cleaner wiring.
Cons: -You HAVE to update the BIOS to the most recent version if you want a stable system. Windows wouldn't recognize my wireless adapter and would hang constantly until I updated the BIOS. Now everything works nearly perfectly. BIOS flashing is extremely simple, luckily. The manual has all the answers...
Summary: It died on me after 2 weeks. Going to RMA it. It was working just fine prior to that. Here is my setup: CPU: i5 Lynnfield GPU: Radeon 5870 RAM: G. Skill 2x2GB PSU: Corsair 750TX Case: Antec 900 (great mid size case)
Pros: Express Gate - allows you to get on Internet without loading OS. Compatible with i5 Lynnfield. Make sure to check compatibility with RAM. Supports intel turbo boost. BIOS is nifty
Cons: RAM slots are a little too close to the CPU. If you want to put an aftermarket fan on the CPU, make sure it will fit next to your ram first (and in your case too). OV switch on the RAM was in the on position when I received it, advise turning off.
Summary: I installed 8GB of Gskill 1600 RAM and when i orginally booted up, Windows read 8GB installed 4GB useable. BIOS only recognized 4GB. The fix for this after hours of searching online forums and eveyone assuming I had a bad RAM stick, I reseated the CPU.
Pros: Everything is pretty self explanitory. BIOS is easy to navigate and comes with a few programs that makes overclocking even easier for beginners. The TurboV EVO program works like champ.
Cons: My 1 video card (gtx 460) covers up and pretty much makes all the PCI-E slots unusable. Puts a damper on my wireless ethernet card; hence 4 stars. Small con, but noteworthy. I'd give 4 1/2 eggs if I could...
Pros: Board looks really nice and I liked all the features
Cons: Couldnt get power to the top half of the board. when we did the first boot it didnt even post no fans spun. i am very dissapointed with asus and i wonder why they dont test their products before they leave the factory.
Pros: Gread job for Asus. I owned a P5GD1-VM from Asus for 8 years and still runing but now was the time to upgrade to a new technology... This Motherboard is well made. The bios is easly configurable. Runs fine with G SKILL ripjaws 2x2GB and I5-760 from Intel using XMP profile.
Cons: There was no FOAM under the motherboard in the box... To protect. The switch in the Right top corner for Extreme memory overclocking was ON by default. Noticed this before starting my machine and turned it off. You should pay attention since it is write in the guide by default off...