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ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

  • AMD 990FX + SB950
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2133(O.C.)/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066

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M5A99FX PRO R2.0
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gbps USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Fast Boot Ups

Instant OS Login
ASUS has released new hardware and software designs to shorten system boot-up time to two seconds* for a smoother experience that removes annoying delays under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Faster system boot and restart means Windows starts quicker and more efficiently. No more waiting around.


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ASUS Boot Setting

Multi-Startup Options

Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PCs startup process. You can enter the BIOS directly with one click through a user-friendly interface, and quickly select your preferred system boot up method - either get to the OS in seconds or opt for regular boot up. Whatever your choice, settings are saved and consistent, with no need to choose every time you power on.

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DirectKey

A Dedicated Button to Access the BIOS Directly

Designed for those requiring frequent BIOS access, users can easily enter the BIOS automatically when the PC is on standby power with the simple press of a button. It saves you time during boot-up from having to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at its best!
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M5A99FX PRO R2.0
AMD® Socket AM3+ for AMD® FX Series CPUs Up to Eight-Core

AMD® FX™-Series / Phenom™ II / Athlon™ II / Sempron™ 100 Series Processors (Socket AM3+ / AM3)

M5A99FX PRO R2.0 supports AMD® AM3+ / AM3 multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features dual-channel DDR3 1866 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MTps via HyperTransport™ 3.0-based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD® CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process.

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AMD® 990X Chipset

AMD 990FX Chipset is designed to support up to 5200MTps HyperTransport™ 3.0 (HT 3.0) interface speed and dual PCI Express™ 2.0 x16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD's latest AM3+ and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance and overclocking capabilities.

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Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!

Flexible Multi-GPU Solutions - Your Weapon of Choice!

M5A99FX PRO R2.0 brings multi-GPU configurations through both SLI™ and CrossFireX. This motherboard features the powerful AMD® 990FX / SB950 platform, optimizing PCIe allocation in multiple GPU configurations. Expect a brand new gaming style like you've never experienced before!
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Dual Intelligent Processor 3s with New DIGI+ Power Control
The world's first Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS pioneered twin onboard chips - TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) and EPU (Energy Processing Unit). The third generation Dual Intelligent Processors with New DIGI+ Power Control provide a total CPU, memory and SMART DIGI+ Key profile-tuning digital power solution, which includes two digital voltage controllers allowing ultra-precise DRAM tuning in addition to ultra-precise CPU voltage control - a first on the AMD platform. It's upgraded with one-click extreme performance optimization with the user-friendly AI Suite II utility. This evolution of innovative and industry-leading ASUS technology provides super-accurate voltage tuning for better efficiency, stability and performance.

New DIGI+ Power Control

All-New Digital Power Control for Both CPU and DRAM

The New DIGI+ Power Control design with two digital voltage controllers upgrades motherboard power delivery to an overall solution on AMD AM3+ motherboards, including all-new DRAM controllers that offer ultra-precise memory tuning in addition to ultra-precise CPU voltage control. This evolution of innovative, industry-leading ASUS technology provides best-in-class control for better efficiency, stability and performance.
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TPU with the All-New SMART DIGI+ Key for a Blazing Performance Boost

Always at the forefront of power design, ASUS propels you into the future standard of power management again by giving you a complete CPU, memory and new SMART DIGI+ Technology with profile-tuning digital power solution, which works with the TPU to ramp up performance to its maximum. Enable the all-new SMART DIGI+ Key profile with a single click and adjust CPU ratios manually in the TPU to increase CPU frequency up to an incredible 100%!

Increased CPU and DRAM Overclocking Range

With programmable digital controllers onboard, users can adjust CPU and DRAM voltage and VRM switching frequencies for various overclocking scenarios. New DRAM tuning possibilities make the most of DDR3 memory for better performance with CPU/NB load line calibration and 30% more DRAM current capacity. Thanks to a slew of power options teamed with an extensive and intuitive UEFI BIOS, overclocking very large memory setups is no more difficult than mainstream motherboards.
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TPU

The Ultimate Turbo Processor
Unleash your performance with ASUS AI Suite II utility. The TPU chip offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring through Auto Tuning and TurboV functions. Auto Tuning offers a friendly way to automatically optimize the system for fast, yet stable clock speeds, while TurboV enables unlimited freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance in diverse situations.


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EPU

All Around Energy Efficiency

Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through AI Suite II utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends component longevity!
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M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Remote GO!

One-Stop PC Remote Control and Home Entertainment

Remote GO! links PCs, tablets, smartphones and TVs wirelessly together through an existing LAN cable and router setup. It allows users to stream multimedia content from PC to your HDTV, access their computer anywhere using their mobile device at home, while also allowing easy file transfers between your computer and mobile device. It provides a seamless environment for a futuristic, connected lifestyle with three useful functions: Media Streaming Hub, Remote Desktop and File Transfer.

Media Streaming Hub: Enjoy HD video, music and photos stored in the PC streaming to your HDTV via Wi-Fi connectivity. You can even control the PC to play multimedia on a TV with a tablet. It's the perfect match for creating your own home theater!

Remote Desktop: Operate and control your PC in real-time from a smartphone or tablet for complete comfort. This function brings notebook-like convenience, by creating a virtual remote desktop, offering portable access to your data with a smartphone or tablet.

File Transfers: Send and share files between your PC and smart devices* with only a right click on the mouse.
*iPad/iPhone can send, but not receive files from the PC
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Set up Your Home PC with Remote GO!
1. Wi-Fi environment setup - use an existing LAN cable and router setup to connect PCs and smart devices on the same home network
2. Install Remote GO! software on your PC
3. Download Wi-Fi GO! Remote to your smart devices (Supported Systems: iOS 4.0 or later & Android 2.3 or later)
4. Setup complete - get three useful free apps with ASUS Remote GO!

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USB 3.0 Boost

Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with USB Attached SCSI Protocol

New ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP), the latest USB 3.0 standard. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to an already impressive fast USB 3.0 transfer speed. ASUS software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without the need for any user interaction.

  • World's first USB 3.0 UASP Support – 170% faster instantly
  • Complete USB 3.0 Solution – Performance boost for most USB devices
  • Simple Plug & Boost – Auto detection design ensures best performance always

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USB BIOS Flashback

Easy, Worry-Free USB BIOS Flashback

USB BIOS Flashback offers the most convenient way to flash the BIOS ever! It allows overclockers to try new UEFI BIOS versions easily, without even entering their existing BIOS or operating system. It even works without key components such as the CPU and memory installed. Just plug in any USB storage and push the dedicated button for three seconds. The UEFI BIOS is automatically flashed using ATX standby power. Worry-free updating for the ultimate convenience!

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DirectKey

A Dedicated Button to Access the BIOS Directly

Designed for users requiring frequent BIOS access, you can easily enter the BIOS automatically when the PC is on standby power with a press of a button. It saves you time during boot-up from having to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at its best!

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Network iControl

Real-Time Network Bandwidth Control

With a single-click on/off button, the application currently in use has its data and network bandwidth prioritized over other programs. Moreover, you can prioritize your favorite software easily by configuring profiles through the intuitive user interface. Within the profile, programs can be pre-scheduled to run in a specific time period to avoid network congestion and long-waits on downloads. Auto PPPoE network connection provides a one-step setup for enhanced online convenience. Overall, it's an intuitive network bandwidth control center.


UEFI BIOS

ASUS UEFI BIOS offers the first mouse-controlled graphical BIOS designed with selectable modes, providing a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only controls. It also natively supports fully-utilized hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit operating systems.

ASUS Exclusive Interface
EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed info. Users can choose system performance settings and drag and drop boot priorities. Advanced Mode for performance enthusiasts includes detailed DRAM settings via a dedicated memory info page for complete insight.

New Upgrade! Quick and Easy Info for Enhanced System Control
  • F12 BIOS snapshot hotkey for sharing UEFI setup info and troubleshooting
  • New F3 Shortcut for your most-accessed info
  • ASUS DRAM Serial Presence Detect (SPD) Information for accessing memory info, detecting faulty DIMMs and helping with difficult POST situations
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M5A99FX PRO R2.0
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Windows 8 Ready

With hardware driver compatibility tested and assured, ASUS provides a complete solution for Windows 8 support. Starting now, users can experience the next generation operating system on ASUS hardware, and can rest assured that they can easily upgrade once the final driver versions are released without any compatibility issues!
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M5A99FX PRO R2.0
ASUS CPU-Z

Whole New Design of CPU-Z

ASUS CPU-Z is a customized ASUS version authorized by CPUID. It has the same functionality and credibility as the original version, with a unique design. Use the whole new look of ASUS CPU-Z to truly report your CPU related information and your uniqueness.
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M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Complete USB 3.0 Integration

Double USB Access, Double Convenience

ASUS facilitates strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel - four USB 3.0 ports in total. Experience the latest plug & play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. This motherboard affords greater convenience to high speed connectivity.

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Extra SATA 6Gbps Supports

Extra Ports, Extra Speed and Accessibility

The AMD SB950 chipset natively supports the next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) interface, delivering up to 6Gbps data transfers. ASUS provides extra SATA 6Gbps ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval and double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
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M5A99FX PRO R2.0
DTS Connect

Expand Your PC Audio Experience

To get the most out of your audio entertainment across all formats and quality levels, DTS Connect combines two enabling technologies. DTS Neo:PC™ upmixes stereo sources (CDs, MP3s, WMAs, internet radio) into as many as 7.1 channels of incredible surround sound. Consumers can then connect their PC to a home theater system. DTS Interactive is capable of performing multi-channel encoding of DTS bitstreams on personal computers, and sending encoded bitstreams out of a digital audio connection (such as S/PDIF or HDMI) designed to deliver audio to an external decoder.

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DTS UltraPC II

DTS UltraPC II delivers exceptional 7.1 surround through the most popular PC audio setups - your existing stereo speakers or headphones. In addition to virtual surround, it upgrades original sound to new levels with Audio Restoration, recreating the dynamic range of audio files. Symmetry mode improves the balance of perceived loudness across different input sources and Enhance boosts audio quality through high and low frequency equalization. With these technologies, users experience better home theater audio with ease.
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M5A99FX PRO R2.0
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
H87-G43 TurboV
Adjust system performance parameters with just a few clicks.
H87-G43 Auto Tuning
Achieve extreme yet stable overclocking results automatically.
H87-G43 External SATA
The external SATA port located at the back I/O provides smart setup and hot-plug functions. Easily backup photos, videos and other entertainment contents on external devices.
H87-G43 MemOK!
Quickly ensures memory boot compatibility.
H87-G43 AI Suite II
One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features.
H87-G43 Fan Xpert
Built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible control of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
H87-G43 Q-Design
ASUS Q-Design enhances your DIY experience.
H87-G43 100% Japanese Solid Capacitors
Uses 100% Japan-made Solid Capacitors.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Kirsten A.
  • 4/28/2016 7:32:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReally nice motherboard!

Pros: -Clearly labeled headders and buttons.
-Lights that display the functionality of other components (failed, functioning, etc)
-Lovely colours.
-Lovely bios.

Cons: -I feel like there could have been some warning in regards to the small plastic cover over the "DUAL INTELLIGENT PROCESSORS" heat spreader. Had my system not had a side window, it may have eventually caught fire, or melted onto my GPU.

Other Thoughts: The only issue I have had with it was that protective plastic on the silver engraving. Honestly it wasn't needed. It was the only part with it, and it was so cleanly placed with no indication that it even existed, that both me and my roommate (Both computer technicians) did not even notice it. It would have been a serious problem had my case not been built with a large viewing window on the side. [I saw the plastic bubbling up and peeling and had to stop mid game to turn the system off so I could remove it safely]

Maybe don't put potentially flammable, potentially meltable clear things without removal tabs on one small part of motherboards from now on?

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  • Thomas N.
  • 4/27/2016 12:29:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCover your back, get the Extended Warranty - otherwise, decent motherboard

Pros: - great for those who want an ASUS MB w/ a 990FX chipset but not the pricepoint of a Sabertooth or a ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z
- backward compatibility with older CPUs

Cons: - questionable build quality
- had to RMA this as the first MB threw a solid CPU_LED; wouldn't POST at all - blank screen. must have been a bad socket because I've tested the memory, cpu, power supply and video card on a working MB and made sure all components were compatible.

Other Thoughts: - first make sure the MB posts and build the system up, one component-at-a-time, before installing into your case as you may get a bad build.
- good thing I considered the bad reviews to brace myself for a potentially failed board.

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  • Lois S.
  • 4/18/2016 11:44:29 AM

5 out of 5 eggsA lot for the money, a good stable board when setup correctly.

Pros: It's a good stable board. I have two, one of which I have had running for 2 years 24/7 as a home server. It's had a SATA card in it at one point with a total of 9 drives attached, 4 port Intel NIC, 32 gigs ram, constant use running 4 virtual servers (WIN 2012R2) in VMWare ESXI and it takes all in stride. Even doing a mild OC to 4.4ghz. I just bought another and moved the 4 data drives over from the other one, and made a NAS with it using NAS4FREE. Yes, it accepts ECC unbuffered RAM, which is what I am using, and it is reporting the 72 bit memory, which makes this setup a steal for home use over what you would need to spend to get similar from Intel. CPU in the first one is the 8350 Vishera, and the new NAS has the 6300 6 core Vishera, way more than I need for the NAS, so it runs cool and quiet. (Also 95w vs 125 for the 8350). So it provides ISCSI to the VMs in the older build and backup room for personal data. No kids it's not flashy, no fancy colors or glowing lights and it's not for extreme OC, but it will provide a solid platform for a reasonable cost, paired with a reasonably priced AMD processor. Even helped my sister build a similar setup at her house and hers has been UP for over a year similarly burdened, with no issues.

Cons: It is not flashy, and is not for extreme OC, if you could call that a CON.

Other Thoughts: Highly recommended for someone on a budget who wants a machine they can use for general purposes and then game on it (with an appropriate video card and PSU) without spending triple what it sells for. If you want cutting edge, get a Maximus board, INTEL cpu, water it and OC the heck out of it. Otherwise, put the dough into a good video card and PSU, pocket the rest and use this board with an AMD Vishera cpu,

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/17/2016 10:00:39 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill going after 1 year

Pros: This board has been solid for a year. I've been quite pleased with its performance and it's overall stability. Still paired with the AMD FX-6300 CPU and 4 GB GSkill Ripjaws RAM 1333.

Using stock cooler, for an overclock test, I was able to overclock the CPU to 4.6 GHZ, but will need to upgrade to a better cooler as the temps are at 61°C at Idle, but was happy the system was stable as it was my first overclock on a CPU. When I upgrade I'll probably to a medium overclock to about 4.4 GHz. I don't want nothing to extreme.

Cons: Intermittent USB 3.0 controller failures. Sometimes during reboot, the controller won't reinitialize, and Windows only sees the 2.0 ports. A second restart fixes the issue. This only happens once every 6 months so I'm not complaining. Others have had this issue and it seems related to the PSU not giving the entire system enough power. My 600W Power Supply is over 8 years old, and the fan grinds, so hoping a new power supply fixes that issue.

Other Thoughts: I really love this board, despite the minor USB issue. I want to buy another one before they are discontinued.

I highly recommend this board.

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  • Andy F.
  • 4/12/2016 11:21:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: Easy to set up, good features. Good upgrade for faster processor down the road. Started with 6300.

Cons: No pins in USB 3 header for front. Returned and replacement ok. On new motherboard I found that if you remove the front USB 3.0 header the plastic retainer came part way off with the cable. When reinstalled the cable clips in but no 3.0. Removed cable and found the plastic retainer not glued down and have to push it back down.

Other Thoughts: Would buy again but think about the Sabertooth also.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/12/2016 9:44:45 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Good Board

Pros: Great price, took advantage of a sale + rebate; high end board cost double that comes with extra features that to me are completely unnecessary…No need to pay double for a high end board, do you really need 12 USB ports or can you do away with 10? 8 SATA ports or will 7 do? 4 chassis fans connectors…or 3?

The only real differences are the multiple GPU configurations and they are very minor, but are you really going to run 3 GPUs since 90% of you run Single and the other 8% are running Dual, and the remaining 2% are likely on a high end Intel platform where boards cost $500-600 and a 40 lane CPU will run you another $500, the chipset supports x16-x16 or x16-x8-x8 or x8-x8-x8-x8

USB 3.0 support even if the 990FX chipset doesn’t natively support this, this was accomplished by extra ASMedia controller (thank you ASUS, no thanks to AMD)
I was able to get my Phenom II 980 from 3,900MHz on my old AM2+ M3A79-T to 4,200MHz on this board, extremely happy!
Auto tuning function via windows AI Suite II is surprisingly useful it automatically OC’d run my RAM to 870Mhz (because AM3 CPU only officially supports PC3-10600) and I was not able to improve on this, CPU overlock took some manual tweaking to get a higher overclock.

Cons: NB and Mosfet / Volt Reg run about 89-90C (confirmed with infrared thermometer) under full load doing stress testing, need active cooling since my CPU and GPU are water cooled and case doesn’t have that much air flow, currently looking into solutions; water blocks or fans directed at the heatsinks.

Still PCI-E 2.0 (no 3.0 support on any AMD platform), not the boards fault but due to the outdated chipset from AMD…

Other Thoughts: Still using old AM3 Phenom II CPU on this board, will mostly likely upgrade to a FX-9590 Piledriver for the native DDR3-2133 speed support when prices take a dive once Steamroller is released.

Don’t use USB 3.0 slots when installing windows via USB flash drive, it doesn’t recognize the drive correctly and says there is a CD/DVD driver missing, use the USB 2.0 ports instead.

Update to the latest BIOS before installing any OS, Don’t use the supplied DVD to install your drivers; they are likely outdated, download the latest drivers from ASUS website, the chipset driver being most important since it can’t be updated later.

RAM QVL (qualified vendor list) is a scam, they have a list of DDR3 2400(O.C.) and DDR3 2200 BUT no AMD CPU natively supports these speeds, FX-9590 and FX9370 only support DDR3-2133, so how on earth were they able to qualify them? They are no supposed to run overclocked CPUs to qualify memory... and most modules listed are no longer in production…

System specs:
1200w Thermaltake PSU
AM3 Deneb Phenom II X4 980BE @ 4200Mhz with 1.6v core on water
Power Color HD7970 @ 1050/1425 (factory OC speeds) on water
G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB 2400 (PC3 19200) F3-2400C11D-16GXM @ 870Mhz

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  • scott r.
  • 4/11/2016 2:16:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: m board fires up first time

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: fx 8370 16gb ram spec by book antec hcg600 power old g card well let you know still need os

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  • Steve B.
  • 4/8/2016 10:38:30 PM

4 out of 5 eggsGood product - Stable

Pros: Its my second build. Had it for 1 year now. All work smooth and perfectly. I also tried to overclock putting ASUS Optimal Mode in System Performance. I had trouble with that, but lucky, nothing fried. This is due to the good UEFI ASUS quality motherboard. The motherboard have all kind of feature that protect the board. Such as Probe 2 and EPU. I really like ASUS for that. Double protection.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: MY rig with this mortherboard;

ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
AMD FX-8350 3.5 ghz stock speed
16gb ripjaws ddr3 1600mhz ram
ASUS DirectCU II Radeon R9 270X

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  • David E.
  • 4/5/2016 11:20:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA great board and easy to install

Pros: Nice motherboard I coupled it with a AMD 8350 CPU. The processor will go from a idle of 1405 MHz to 4185 MHz in a flash and runs a constant 34°C. Setup was very easy and straightforward. I reinstalled Windows 7 Ultima 64 bit, but had a problem installing the Realtek high definition audio drivers that came on the motherboard disk. I also downloaded and install the Realtek Audio Driver V6.0.1.7525 for Windows 7/8/8.1/10 32bit & 64bit and installed multiple times. Microsoft also installed a newer version which was digitally signed by Microsoft to no avail. Every attempt to install the Realtek high definition audio drivers failed. During the install I got the error message "program could not start normally". After working with the Asus help desk and Microsoft for over two weeks and examining such services as Windows end user audio builder and Windows audio service all found to be running correctly.

Cons: The problem and solution was found within the Internet options of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 of all places. Within Internet properties under the advanced tab scroll down to multimedia a check mark must be placed in the entry, enable alternative codecs in HTML5 media elements, in play animations in webpages and Play sounds in webpages .....then under security (most importantly) a check mark must be placed in the entry, allow software to run or installed even though the signature is invalid, the check mark must be removed from check for signatures on downloaded programs. This allowed the Realtek high definition audio drivers software to be installed correctly. Once the Realtek high definition audio manager was install correctly I click on the gear on the left hand side of the manager for advanced device settings. I switched this setting to make front and rear output device playbacks two different audio streams simultaneously. Also switched to separate all input jacks as independent devices. Once this was done I plugged in my audio system, it came up and asked me what it was, I selected audio playback and I now have all the ports on the back working correctly Including microphone which only worked on the front ports before. I will say that neither Asus support technicians or Microsoft's technicians had a clue as to the real problem, as most people installed this software before the release of Internet Explorer 10 and especially Internet Explorer 11.

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend this board for the cost and efficiency. Once my audio problem has been taking care of my experience improved dramatically. I hope this information helps other builders with their endeavors.

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  • Brandon W.
  • 4/4/2016 6:30:08 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWont post no matter what CPU,RAM, or GPU is installed

Pros: It would be a great motherboard on paper if it worked properly. I want to like Asus products as I have heard good things, but I am extremely upset right now that it is already broken.

Cons: It is broken and therefore unusable. And I cannot get any help from Asus support, I cant do online rma, I am so mad I just want Asus to help me out and honor the warranty they say is rock solid but i have yet to see it.

Other Thoughts: I would not recommend this purchase to others until Asus tries to remedy this problem.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We appreciate the feedback you have provided on your ASUS experience. I'm sorry to hear about the issues you are experiencing. What are your hardware specifications? Is your CPU, memory, and power supply all in the qualified vendor list? After you have verified your parts, please double check each cable on the motherboard including your 24pin/8pin power plug connectors. Please make sure all your GPU connectors are firmly installed and that all your SATA drives are receiving power from your PSU. Clear CMOS and see if the board will POST. If it will not, pull one memory module and place the other stick in the slot furthest from the CPU and see if that helps. Please make sure to complete the power off cycle before testing hardware to avoid damaging your hardware. If you need help with any technical questions or general inquiries, please contact me directly at cl-nestor@asus.com using N160420731 as reference to your case.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best Regards,
-Nestor
ASUS Customer Loyalty – US Support

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