Summary: I haven't tried any other motherboard or cpu configurations, as this is my only fm1 rig. All drivers are current, and once into windows the computer will continue to run until I shut it down.
Pros: Well, it works, usually.
Cons: I am honestly unsure whether it's the motherboard or my A8-3850 APU or what, but I had a devil of a time getting this rig to run stable for weeks. It still randomly goes into a boot cycle, stopping as Windows (XP Pro x64) is loading. Pretty much stock settings just to keep it running.
Summary: First, I never use the included CD/DVDs that are included with motherboards. I always download the latest drivers from manufacturers website. While reading reviews on here from other APU board purchasers I expected to have to hunt for APU drivers on AMD's site. But that wasn't the case at all.
Pros: *Feature List & Price! *Plenty of options in BIOS * APU A4-3400 @ 2.7Ghz runs @ 6.5c Idle & 24.6c Max. Total Power draw per my P3 Kill-a-Watt meter says 32w Idle & 61w under load yet averages 39. Not bad at all!
Cons: *No HDMI port for video out :( *Bios splash screen looks like you're going to boot into Windows 95! lol Seriously.... please use a higher res pic in future revisions, this makes you guys look cheap.
Summary: It was necessary to install the drivers (from the supplied disk) in order for all hardware features to function under windows 7 (no big deal - the process went smoothly).
Pros: Everything worked well from the first time it was powered up (to install Windows 7). Runs amazingly cool over all. In short, a good nontempermental budget board
Cons: Wish it had a couple more USB headers and Fan Headers (only two USB headers and a single system fan header). The supplied utility disk was loaded with "bloatware" (had to be careful when installing the hardware drivers to avoid it).