Summary: Although when new this board was great: low wattage, low heat, low power consumption, it failed after 13 months. Hmm just beyond the 1 year mark. I replaced it with a gigabyte board. It pulls a little more power but I have had one for several years that is still going strong.
Summary: The motherboard is advertised (even on the Zotac website) that you can install AM3, AM2+, or AM2 CPUs. Don't be fooled - an AM2 CPU won't fit (I don't know about an AM2+). An AM3 CPU fits and works fine. Also the website says DDR2 or DDR3 memory. Only DDR3 memory fits this motherboard.