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ASUS A55BM-A/USB3 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD A55 (Hudson D2)
  • Athlon/A- Series (FM2+)
  • DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333
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The Asus A55BM-A/USB3 delivers the quality, features, and affordability for you to build a budget-friendly AMD Kaveri APU-based system. This motherboard is powered by an AMD A55 FCH (Hudson D2), and accommodates the latest AMD FM2+/FM2 APUs that integrate the powerful Radeon HD 7000/8000 Series Graphics. This means you'll enjoy discrete-class graphics acceleration in your games and daily applications, without the cost or power consumption of an actual discrete video card.

This motherboard is built with an array of Asus features that make it stand out immediately. Asus 5X Protection provides all-round protection to achieve the best reliability and durability. The new UEFI BIOS makes the system setting and tuning friendlier, easier, and more intuitive. The network iControl offers real-time bandwidth management for a smooth, lag-free online experience. The latest USB 3.0 is also incorporated for blistering data transfer when copying a library of movies, music, or photos.

  • newegg AMD A-series Accelerated Processor This motherboard supports AMD A-series Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon HD 7000/8000 Series Graphics. This revolutionary APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) combines processing power and advanced DirectX 11 graphics in a small, energy-efficient design to enable accelerated performance and an industry-leading visual experience. It features dual-channel DDR3 memory support and accelerates the data transfer rate up to 5GT/s.
  • newegg 5X Protection Asus motherboards guard your PC with 5X Protection. This motherboard uses quality components like DIGI+ VRM digital power design for precise APU power on demand, ESD units tested to strict standards that eliminate electrostatic interference, and resettable fuses around the DRAM slots to prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. Corrosion-resistant back I/O shields is also adopted, providing the best possible reliability and durability.
  • newegg New UEFI BIOS The media-renowned UEFI BIOS from Asus provides the smoothest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS, and now features more intuitive functions to quickly take you to favorite BIOS pages and frequently accessed settings through custom shortcuts. You can even write quick notes in-BIOS for future reference, view an activity log of setting changes and modifications, and rename SATA ports. EZ Mode has a whole new look, upgraded with extra-friendly capabilities like detailed fan controls, D.O.C.P profile settings, SATA information, and fast clock adjustment. Together, these perfect your BIOS experience.
  • newegg USB 3.0 Boost (UASP Support) Asus USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) in Windows 8. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to the already fast USB 3.0 performance. Asus software automatically accelerates data rates for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without any user interaction.
  • newegg Network iControl One click to prioritize network traffic for applications you're currently using, or set up favorite profiles to run at specific times. Avoid network congestion, speed up downloading, and make sure online gaming runs optimized, all through an intuitive user interface.
  • newegg AI Suite 3 Asus AI Suite 3 offers a brand-new user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It consolidates all exclusive Asus features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages, and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy-to-use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Jeff B.
  • 11/28/2014 1:14:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsEhhh....

Pros: It looks nice and does the basics

Cons: -The audio jacks seem to be very sensitive, as my speakers will simply appear to vanish (this could be windows, but rebooting and installing new drivers does not appear to help)
-Only the VGA Out works on my unit. The DVI In on my monitor works just fine, but there's no signal. Same with the HDMI.
-I needed to grab an older FM2 APU to update the BIOS to be compatible with my A10-7700K (This issue may be fixed on newer units).

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  • Daniel C.
  • 7/31/2014 11:22:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood board

Pros: Compact, and seems well built. If you run Win XP, you need to go into bios and change SATA from AHCI to IDE. Otherwise win xp would blue during install. I also disabled the anti-surge protect as it seems to be not working properly.
HDMI and USB 3.0 are a must for me, comes with win XP drivers.

Cons: none.

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  • Lorrie B.
  • 7/11/2014 7:33:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI should have known

Pros: I know that all my other parts are working, because I spent hours swapping them out trying to find out what was DOA.

Cons: none of the ports worked!

Other Thoughts: I should have known that this junk was not going to work when I saw that there was no cpu/apu cover, I saw a ten dollar cheeper open box version of this board so I knew to stay away but I bet some dumb in turn just grabbed one of those because it was closer, nothing was even sealed in the box or the outside of it witch proves my point!!!! Im very upset because I also had to remove my apu to return the board and I have hardly any thermal paste left!!! plus I have to pay for shipping off someone else mistake!

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  • Michael F.
  • 6/5/2014 9:02:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAsus Loyalty

Pros: It's Asus, so there will be no problem!
-Comes with the "Powered by Asus" case badge
-BIOS is very easy to setup and OC
-Really narrow board was surprisingly perfect for the case I chose.
-Only using HDMI, BIOS worked perfectly for me
-Of course all the features listed are awesome too.
-Way better than the MSI A-55 board that produced no video. That'll teach me to stray from Asus

Cons: -Only has one set of case fan on-board pins.
-The Front Panel pins could cause issues for those using a large graphics card. (if running CrossFire)

Other Thoughts: Wonderful "budget" build paired with
-this MoBo
-AMD A8-5600k
-8GB HyperX Fury DDR3 1866
-RaidMax Cobra 500w
Runs very well

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  • Peter C.
  • 5/25/2014 8:26:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for home office

Pros: Built a home office PC for a friend with limited budget. 4 GB Ripjaw, 1 TB WD HD, Win 7, Office, Internet, runs great.

Easy build, booted first time. I've never gone wrong with Asus MBs.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: My friend couldn't be more satisfied.

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  • William P.
  • 5/23/2014 8:02:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Mobo

Pros: The eggcellent (see what I did there) customer service quickly RMA'd the first DOA unit. Not mad, it happens. The motherboard runs like a champ.

Cons: None thus far.

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  • Nathan N.
  • 5/17/2014 7:55:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAsus A55BM-A/USB3

Pros: Build a starter gaming rig for my brother and order this board as a combo with AMD A4 processor.

- Easy to adjust Bios
- Simple to setup out of the box
- Works Great except on problem.

Cons: There was only one small glitch I see in this board.
- When running off the HDMI connector when going into the bios the picture is scrambled and will not load the graphical interface for HDMI. You have to switch to the VGA to see the BIO's configuration.

Other Thoughts: Perfect setup to get someone started into building computers.

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  • Kevin H.
  • 3/21/2014 4:57:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsASUS A55BM-A

Pros: Booted up fast and easy, no problems.

Cons: Not color coded, and writing is fairly small.

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  • Charles B.
  • 3/11/2014 9:24:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsBad NIC

Pros: none

Cons: I ordered 16 of these and two of them had bad nics. I installed windows 7 and when connecting to the router, the mac address showed all zeros. I reloaded windows twice on both units, with no changes.

Other Thoughts: none

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the motherboard. At your earliest convenience, please contact me through email, and we can discuss this case further. Within the email, please include any troubleshooting steps tried. 3534849.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Sheri A.
  • 2/28/2014 5:54:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot sure whats going on

Pros: It has a lot of features for the money.everything turned on when I set it up.

Cons: It does not like my usb wi-fi adapters. i have 2 that i have used in the past-both seem to have the speed throttled. I have had issues with games crashing/freezing my PC. When it crashes and i rebooot - often times i have to restart a second time as the USB keyboard or mouse do not work. I thought this was due to running windows 8.1 but it does the same with windows 8. I have tried for a week searching for solutions/changing settings/updating drivers and bios. I am returning this board and I am going with a different brand. I like asus. this was my first asus MB purchase however, and will probably be my last.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the motherboard. At your earliest convenience, please contact me through email and we can discuss this case further. Within the email, please include the serial number of the motherboard, any troubleshooting steps tried, and your reference number (3541335).

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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