Lovely board, but unfortunately unstable! [ EDIT: Solved! ]
1 May 2011
Summary: The Motherboard has excellent features set, rarely found in this form factor, and it looks pretty too! Unfortunately it is unstable; when booted from cold state, it'll run fine until I just start playing any game (around 10 minutes after the PC was switched on) the game starts lagging then hanging (both graphics and audio), and then the whole system just hangs and the blue-screen-of-death appears with an error saying: " A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary...
Excerpt: * No problems w. installation or boot, detected all hardware completely* Colour scheme appears great* Easy and incredibly functional BIOS * Northbridge runs much hotter than I expected. I have a CM Sniper case with lots of ventilation, but if I turn the fans down - not off, just down - the NB clears 60 degrees at idle.* The bundled computer software is prone to error when measuring my CPU tempurature, both too higher and also low.
Excerpt: Completely fantastic board. But I was 1st shipped a undesirable board. The 1st board shipped was really unstable and had issues with the BIOS, Ethernet, and memory slots. Get in touch with the 1st board a fluke. I'd give 5 stars, but the 1st board was wrought with flaws.
Excerpt: State of the art. Many valuable capabilities. USB3 and SATA3. Helpful Manual. Easy to use assistance pages. I am quite content with the outcome and accomplishment starts and ends with the motherboard. It was simple to assemble. The supplied manual addressed almost all of the concerns that came up. This program responds almost immediately in all methods. The kids graphics intensive games are no sweat. Applications "opens" are all neglible time.
Excerpt: Great board at a decent cost This is the second time I bought this board. I am partial to Newegg and also ASUS. The difficulty is the LAN didn't function. In fact, apart from not operating, it wasn't even getting recognized in the bios. I was about to RMA it but tried ASUS tech assistance. As it turns out this is a known bug. During the testing of the motherboard the testing software turns off the LAN.
Excerpt: -Excellent BIOS for overclocking-Push button overclocking-USB3-Great on-board HD audio -Having trouble receiving my 6GBs of Kingston RAM to run larger than 1600MHz (it's rated at 2000MHz). -Didn't consist of enough screws to seat the board onto the case, but thankfully my case came with a bunch of extras. The motherboard manual is a bit confusing...
Excerpt: Nothing at all to complain about in it's function and potential to run my RAM, Processor and video card at wonderful speeds. Very user friendly (Relatively) BIOS Don't get me incorrect, I recognize this is a Micro Board, however, the placement of the PCI and PCI express ports would be better for me if flip flopped :( Just be very conscious ahead of acquire that this board has in essence 1 PCI OR 1 PCI Express... and if you use two graphic cards, it has NONE.
Excerpt: Great solid board. Fantastic bios for overclocking. Sata six and usb 3 is a good add on also. Has a 3 year warranty with it. Rest of the manufactures are 1 year now on micro-atx. Would not help my ram in x.m.p mode. Similar ram that i ran in my Rampage two Extreme with no matters. As now i am stuck at 1,600mhz and i have two,000 mhz ram.Hopefully a newer bios will fix the matters with the ram.
Excerpt: - Virtually everything is a pro with this motherboard!- For overclockers, incredibly robust BIOS capabilities I've put it in a HTPC chassis (Sylverstone LC13B), with a RADEON HD 6950 2Gb graphic card, no more than-heating challenge whatsoever.- Outstanding sound! But study the cons... 1- Excellent sound but broken Via-ASUS driver interface! If plugging a headphone, By way of popup asking a confirmation (annoying in the finish).