faulty motherboard, not compatible with icore cpu's as it is advertised
9 May 2013
Summary: This mother is a faulty one, I've got this one new, Installed i7-2600K on it, doesn't install Windows 7, keep rebooting and so, Upgrading the bios is hopeless, after lots of readings and studying on this, I've tried G2120 CPU on it which is dual core, it works perfectly fine, something wrong with the bios management with CPUs.
Summary: This is hands-down the best-looking motherboard I've ever seen. Great packaging, good layout, easy to read and see where everything goes. Unfortunately, that doesn't quite cut the mustard. It does have to work, and this one won't. Using memory straight from the QVL (Kingston KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G), Intel Xeon E3-1230 and ATI FireGL 5700, well, it won't fire up.
Summary: This board worked great. I chose this particular board it because it was still compatible with Server 2003 and the drivers loaded no problem on the SBS2003 server that I had to upgrade. Building this server out made me wish I was using it for myself. If you are using this with a xeon and planning to use onboard video, you need to make sure you get a processor that ends in '5' such as the E3-1225.
Summary: Overall a great motherboard and I've been very pleased with it for the past year. The only negative I have is upgrading to the 2009 BIOS bricked the ability to use any LSI storage controllers - a big problem when you've used for over a year happily and now can't boot. Anyway, ordered the prior BIOS version 0904 from Asus and back in good shape, but shame on them for releasing that 2009 BIOS without testing thurougly. So, would I buy again or recommend? Absolutely!
Summary: unable to post, so i added a speaker one long beep followed by three short beeps i tried clearing cmos & remove battery at least 10 times using onboard video reseated the memory in slot 1 reseated the cpu diagnostic tool says A3 been at this for at least 3-4 weeks now Specs: Intel Xeon E3-1220 Processor 3.1 GHz 8 MB Crucial Technology CT25672BA1339 2 GB 240-pin DIMM DDR3 Corsair Builder Series CX V2 430-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply NO HDD NO DVDRW NO ADDONS just...