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Intel DQ77MK
7.6 out of 10

Intel DQ77MK

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Reviews and Problems with Intel DQ77MK

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Overall 8
8.0

NIC got sick, and died

Michael L., Newegg
5 December 2013
  • Summary: Fixed the TPM issue by installing the software, activating the chip with the software, reinstalling Windows, then turning on the TPM. Then it was fine, oh, and the NICs began to go, eventually with Windows first, then with every other operating system. Linux Mint lasted the longest....
  • Pros: It was very affordable when I bought it last September and fast! On board sound is good for most intentions
  • Cons: None really, had a bit of an issue with the TPM not being compatible.
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Overall 4
4.0

Seems faulty

Joseph N., Newegg
28 November 2013
  • Summary: I'm sad. This motherboard seems to be dying. I do not have money for another one. Should have bought something else. :[
  • Pros: Functioned flawlessly for a few months, affordable.
  • Cons: After a bit of use, the network adapter often stops working. Also exhibits the same behavior other users described: USB devices begin dropping out in repeated bursts, at which time the network adapter dies completely. Forces you to restart your computer.
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Overall 6
6.0

No Sound

Michael F., Newegg
3 June 2013
  • Summary: Who has been able to get someone from Intel to talk to them?
  • Pros: Everything works exceptionally well -- EXCEPT FOR THE SOUND! I would like to get the sound working properly before I attempt fiddling with the clocks.
  • Cons: NO SOUND! Realtek HD audio simply doesn't work. I've used Intel's audio troubleshooter, I've updated drivers with both Intel's website and with Realtek's website and I've installed Realtek's ALC892 CODEC -- Nothing helps. Nothing from the motherboard's rear jacks or from the Antec case's front he...
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Overall 10
10

Nice features

Torsten P., Newegg
23 May 2013
  • Summary: This motherboard in combination with a 77W Core i5 and SSD make for a fast yet quiet workstation that is the envy of users in the office that haven't gotten theirs yet.
  • Pros: Legacy DB9 serial connector (we're still stuck with it but it's a good ol' stable standard), dual monitor support, fanless bridge, color-coded connectors, and the charge-only USB connectors were a nice touch.
  • Cons: Intel's heat sink and fan mounting infrastructure is not nearly as robust as AMD's.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Board

Timothy M., Newegg
23 April 2013
  • Summary: I have two of these boards. One is running pfSense and the other ESXi. As a pfSense appliance this board does a lot. It's probably overkill but it's incredibly expandable and I'll never be able to saturate the chipset with four Gbit connections. ESXi runs incredibly well on this board.
  • Pros: LGA 1155, Q77 Chipset, Dual Gbit NIC, decent expansion, priced right
  • Cons: They're not giving them away!
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Overall 10
10

Excellent motherboard for a UNIX / Linux workstation build

Matthew N., Newegg
4 April 2013
  • Summary: . Just as a pro-tip for anyone considering this board for Linux, I highly recommend you update to the latest BIOS available for this board from Intel's Download Center, as various issues with Power Management and MTRR are resolved.
  • Pros: . - Supports UNIX and GNU/Linux operating systems right out of the box. - Packs a nice feature set, given the MicroATX form-factor. - Due to the business-class Q77 chipset, the lone PCI slot is natively supported. - Robust build quality which is designed to last for years. - Intel's excellent war...
  • Cons: . - Intel is exiting the motherboard business after Haswell. - The mSATA port is wired to a SATA II (3 Gbps) bus.
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Overall 4
4.0

DONT BUY THIS MOTHERBOARD

Joshua R., Newegg
15 March 2013
  • Summary: Intel didn't do anything about their mother board shorting out awful customer service don't buy this thing.
  • Pros: Worked fine...for 2 weeks.
  • Cons: Then it caught on fire.
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Overall 10
10

Great board

Megan S., Newegg
14 March 2013
  • Summary: I hope Intel copies this board with the next tick of the I7 chip.
  • Pros: Board works great. Everything just worked with no tricks needed to get the install working. Installed one with Win8 64 pro. Other with Windows Server. This board has serial header that I needed for some old hardware that does not like USB to serial converters. Good choice of options to cover a lo...
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Solid board with good features

Joe R., Newegg
5 March 2013
  • Summary: As is typical with Intel motherboards, this design is a solid, no-nonsense design. However, that doesn't mean it skimps on features. (Check the specs for details.) One thing I'm impressed with is how clean the BIOS configuration interface is.
  • Pros: Good feature set. Has a mini PCIe port. Lots of I/O options. Great BIOS interface.
  • Cons: No vga connector, must use the included adapter. Not a big problem, admittedly.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Timothy Z., Newegg
13 February 2013
  • Summary: The USB mouse issue only seems to occur with wireless mice. I tried a wired USB mouse and the problems mentioned under Cons did NOT occur. Other than this, I'm very happy with the board, and hopeful that a driver update from Intel will eventually fix this issue.
  • Pros: -Solid, feature-filled production workstation board at a fair price. -Nice BIOS layout. Simple, intuitive, and detailed. -I like the fine-toothed control you have over all three fan headers. Under all but the highest workloads, the fans hum along quietly at 30% of their rated speeds, barely audib...
  • Cons: There are some USB issues. Wireless USB mice (I've tested three, two Microsoft brand and one Logitech) get jumpy during high cpu activity, and become completely unresponsive when I plug a SanDisk Extreme 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive into any USB 3.0 port (front or rear). This does not happen when I p...
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