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Asus-z9pa-u8-ikvm.33801673
8.2 out of 10

Asus Z9PA-U8/IKVM

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Reviews and Problems with Asus Z9PA-U8/IKVM

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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Gerald R., Newegg
1 May 2014
  • Pros: I'm a big fan of ASUS. I have a few of their MOBOs and several monitors, they make great stuff but I have no idea what the issue is with the server mobo I received today...
  • Cons: This is my 4th or 5th PC build, but my first ever server build. I can't for the life of my get this thing to make it through POST/into bios. The LED indicator says "b7" (yes, lowercase "b") which, according to the manual[1] means: NVRAM configuration reset
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Overall 10
10

Revised Review

William H., Newegg
28 March 2014
  • Summary: My prior review said the memory slots were bad. Turns out the problem was the CPU. After installing a new CPU (same kind as the first, just a new one) it worked perfectly with all four sticks of RAM installed.
  • Pros: Features and price.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad Memmory Slots

William H., Newegg
23 March 2014
  • Summary: I have ordered another Z9PA-U8 board, hopefully the new one will work.
  • Pros: Works great with 1 stick of RAM.
  • Cons: Will not boot with more than one stick of RAM. I tried another set of RAM, same problem. The first two sets of RAM meet the motherboard specs, but were not on ASUS's QVL list. I got a third set of RAM, which was on the QVL list, but still have the same problem. I have built many computers and servers and am very familiar with installing RAM. I highly doubt the problem was with my installation of the RAM.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid server grade hardware

Sanden Shelton, Amazon
3 February 2014
  • Summary: I've been building desktop PCs for over 13 years now and this board marks my first successful server build. Everything in the box is good quality as expected. Full manual, driver discs, sata cables, IO shield and even a case badge are included. I paired this board with an E5 2603, 16Gb of Wintec Registered ECC ram and a seasonic platinum power supply. It runs ESXi 5.5 from flash with an ssd cache drive and 1 Tb local data store.
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible!

MS, Amazon
26 November 2013
  • Summary: This is the fourth board we have ordered. Two of them were DOA, the third one had a USB port that fried (literally). Would not buy again.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great MOBO

Michael H., Newegg
2 October 2013
  • Pros: Stable, reliable board. Have used over 100 of these boards and I have been very pleased in it's performance and reliability.
  • Cons: no on board audio
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Overall 10
10

Great Hyper-V Server Board

Craig B., Newegg
17 June 2013
  • Pros: I have Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Datacenter running on this server board with Microsoft’s Hyper-V supporting 25 virtual machines and 128 Gig of RAM installed. It runs fast and has been in production for over 2 months now with no problems. I also have 2 LSI Raid controllers connected as well. One with 8 Kingston SSD drives in a Raid 6 and another with 8 Seagate 3 TB drives also in a Raid 6 configuration. The optional iKVM works great as well.
  • Cons: Only wish Newegg carried the ASMB6-iKVM module themselves. I had to order it from another supplier instead.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not great, bad QA

Zeno G., Newegg
18 January 2013
  • Summary: I bought two of these boards in the past month and a half. The first worked initially and I was happy enough with it.
  • Pros: Cheap, holds lots of ram.
  • Cons: One board had the ram slots fail within 30 days of first use, the second (a different build) came with a bad ram slot out of the box.
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