UPDATING BIOS IS REQUIRED AND NOT EASY UNLESS YOU KNOW HOW
TWATripp "twatripp", Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: BIOS update IS required before using the I5 processors. It is not straightforward and it took me several hours to figure it out. First - you can install the processor and it will boot to BIOS, but it will not install windows. Here's what to do.
Summary: Pros: Good feature set, good price point. A friend uses this as well and likes its performance. Cons: First motherboard was dead on arrival, it showed power on the power indicator, but never budged a fan or went to POST. I am awaiting a replacement.
Summary: If their was one negative thing about this board it would be the fact that ASUS has an obsession with gold,you would think they were apple or something. LOL Jokes aside it is a great board that has plenty of SATA ports and plenty of USB ports.
Summary: This product came to me with just the mother board and it refused to boot (turn on). I could not even get it to go to bios. The cpu red light just stayed on, and after help from a millitary computer expert, he said it was the motherboard to blame. I hope my refund is approved.
Summary: I keep hearing how Asus makes great products, but this is my third major problem with Asus. This motherboard kept creating blue screen errors. It was also very difficult to resolve some driver issues. Their website support is not the greatest.
Summary: It was ok, I had some problems in the beginning though. The audio wasn't working, but after tweaking the audio settings, I managed to fix it. The LED's are very helpful, when I was trying to boot the computer, it was easy to tell if It was powering or starting up.
Installation was a snap and connections were pretty standard and easy
Fountainhead "engineer", Amazon
6 November 2014
Summary: got the asus z-87 mother board for a new tower. Installation was a snap and connections were pretty standard and easy. Main reason I went for this board was : - good reviews - reasonably inexpensive (just wanted entry level for high computation, no graphics) - supports HDMI - LOTS of usb So far the...