Summary: (1) This is an excellent motherboard. Two things: (2) Before you allow a single electron to enter the board's circuitry go to another computer, log on the Intel site, and download the 2040 BIOS flash BG2040P.BIO to the root directory of a flash drive.
Summary: I am pleased with this motherboard, in spite of its low price. I am not able to get it to operate the DIMM at 1600 Hz, but it is likely because I don't know how to manipulate BIOS. The performance numbers are all above 7.2, except for the hard drive data transfer rate at 5.8.
Summary: I couldn't ask for more from the motherboard itself. It's perfect for what I need. However I'm only giving 4 stars because the unit shipped with a broken wifi Bluetooth module. In order to return the product i need to completely disassemble my computer and send the entire motherboard back.
Summary: I wanted to write a review as a bit of a help to anyone who experienced the same problems I did with this product. I have this motherboard in my main PC with a second generation i5 (2500k). I was building a computer for my girlfriend and got her the third generation i5 (3450 3.1ghz).
Summary: Set up was a breeze, paired this mobo with an i5 2500k, auto overclocked to 4.5ghz with intel software within minutes. skull led is a very cool look. but i have an Silverstone FT02, so the skull is rotated at a 90 degree angel, still looks cool though. Happy with it!
Summary: I started using this MB back on Dec 2011, very happy with it, everything works well, except a few days ago something started happening: memory (Corsair Blue Vengeance xx4GB) I noticed it was running at 1333 mhz, when it can run at 1666mhz, I used the Intel Xtreme Tuning Utility and then chaos: now...
Summary: 1ere carte mere arrivée HS mais Amazon a vite réagit et très bien super SAV : échange rapide et remboursement des frais de ports : bravo composants de qualité mais bios pas ergonomique En + les tests la montre moins rapide que qu'une Gygabyte de 3 ans : meme disque SSd et meme ram windows ne...