Summary: Oh ya on top of all that they sent me a letter stating “Please follow the appropriate RMA process and use phone support in the future please.” HA, from what I have read from previous people with dead mobos is the utter time wasting of hours with phone support to only confirm what I already know. Also why do you give the option to do it all through website?
Pros: Second motherboard seems to work great.
Cons: So this review is subject to change a little if NEWEGG decides to see this and do me right because I'm not sure I have the patience to deal with phone support, and from what I can tell from reviews on Newegg, phone support is pretty useless and redundant although I never tried so I have no experience. Long review so here's the bullet points -first mobo DOA -send back. Took over a month to recieve new. -payed for new mobo and they sent me an open box replacement withou...
Summary: Then the card would give me code 10 can not initialize! I had to disable and re-enable on-board usb ports to get to work!. This is not the fault of the motherboard really! It's an issue of the drivers! Both use the same update driver off of VIA's website! Gigabytes website driver wasn't the newest either! All Drivers were up-to-date. Their were no issues with the motherboard. No issues with the card. Put them togather .. Chipsets conflicted.
Pros: Paired with a 212evo and fx6300 Overclocks so simple! Disabled all cpu power nonesense! apm/c1e etc set multiplier to 22.5 4.6ghz ran prime 95 failed. bumped up voltage to 1.44 ran prime 95 for 2 days zero problems. Did multple test on on Intel burn test etc. everything passed. Default 4.1 ghz voltage was 1.412 I believe. An AMD document said the 6300 could safely use 1.5 to 1.55 volts But I would never go that high.
Cons: USB Ports from day one were finiky! Refuses to boot with a usb3.0 card that is known working. Put known working card in diffrent pc. The USB ports in the back contain the same chipset that was on the pci express card. VIA xhci. This caused a driver issue. If I disabled usb ports onboard if I had the USB card in the pc wouldnt boot. If i renabled them windows would boot up fine with card installed. detect both however the pci card wouldnt initialize until i disabled th...
Summary: First board RMAed for a refund, 2nd board disappointing for what I was expecting...
Pros: Looks nice, somewhat functional board, has lots of options
Cons: - For my setup, my Windows 7 64-bit would freeze up unless I disabled USB3 and 1394 Firewire... many others have this problem online as well - It is not good for overclocking, as the motherboard heat will cap out before your CPU heat caps out - The motherboards heatsinks are not good enough to be considered a "great" board (many people have talked about replacing them)
Pros: easy to build, works well with water cooled heat systems. love the bios interface!
Cons: Will not work with windows 7, did everything I could. change to legacy mode crash! windows repair crash! loaded all the new drivers crash! finally get windows to start crash! Windows updates crash!
Summary: overall a decent motherboard especially if on sale,the black pcb looks really sleek and is very rigid.also a plus is the larger heatsinks and heatpipe over the last revision(what were they thinking).A complaint would be the bios,after using Asus and MSI boards this bios is not that great.If you are looking for a decent and affordable motherboard and not to crazy of an overclock go for this.If you have the extra money I would go for a sabertooth.
Pros: price,color scheme,improved heatsinks over rev 3.0
Summary: I'm not overly impressed with the EFI bios but all boards have them now. The sound is fairly good. Psu is 850w seasonic and the mobo is a direct swap out of MA790X-UD4 which had stable cpu volts so I don't believe the cpu volt fluctuation is connected to the psu. I'd give it a 3 1/2 star but can't so it'll get a 3 based on it isn't getting a 4 even with a $105 sticker price.
Pros: Sata 3/ USB 3.0 / PCIE 16 on 2 slots hence FX.
Cons: CPU voltage seems to me a little erratic fluctuating from 1.3xv to 1.42x volts stock clocks 965BE.
Summary: The board I got had 2 bad memory slots. Also when my computer goes to sleep and I try to wake it back up, it constantly beeps. When this happens I have to shut the power supply off completely, otherwise when I turn it on it will beep and not boot.
Summary: Out of box only the two USB 3.0 ports worked with the Ubuntu default drivers. I never did get the network working, even after trying the multitude of forum postings. I believe something has been changed in this rev 3 version that has broken what was working for the older revs. I eventually returned the board and purchased an Asus M5A99X Evo R2.0 instead which Ubuntu installed perfectly on the first try. If you want it for windows, it is great.
Pros: Nice Looking board. Windows 7 installed easily but needed driver disk to get everything up and running. Default Windows drivers were just barely enough to get it setup to allow the install of the driver disk.
Cons: Will not work with Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10 (64 bit). I did not try 32 bit. I did not try an older Ubuntu. Tried for almost two weeks to get the network card working with no success in Ubuntu.