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ASUS AM1M-A AM1 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • Athlon Series / Sempron Series
  • DDR3 1866(OC)/1600/1333

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • David M.
  • 3/20/2016 7:16:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Low Power and Low Cost Solution

Pros: Nice and stable with Windows 10 64 Bit. Low power consumption, great for basic PC and very low in cost

Cons: Limited number of SATA ports

Other Thoughts: I'm using this board with the AMD Athlon 5350 to build a quiet running PC for office work. The computer draws 4 watts of power at rest and about 40 watts maximum, around 24 watts typical.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/27/2016 2:49:09 PM

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome for Price/Features

Pros: -- Small, and sturdy
-- Good build quality
-- USB 3 Header (see other thoughts)
-- Typical PCI-E slots for an mATX board
-- PS/2
-- HMDI, VGA and DVI for all types of Displays
-- ASUS
-- REALLY GOOD PRICE FOR THE AMOUNT OF FEATURES!

Cons: -- Only 2x SATA III Ports
-- Annoying CPU Cooler Mounting pattern
-- More USB 2 than 3 (but that is to be expected)
-- Better priced MSI

Other Thoughts: So, the biggest thing I was looking for was a USB3 Header on board because I got a case with only USB3 ports on the front panel. So, I looked and found this gem. Looked nice, adequately priced, looked of good quality, and made for a good HTPC build, especially with my Athlon 5350.

9/10 would recommend.

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  • Thomas G.
  • 8/2/2015 10:44:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPart 2 of 2 Review

Pros: Returned the board, processor and memory.

As usual Newegg accepted the RMA and products. They are the best in the business.

Cons: Returned the product since no drivers were available for Windows Vista.

Other Thoughts: Appears to be a well made motherboard but not usable for my purposes. I wanted to load Windows Vista and then dual boot to Windows 10 preview edition since it was not released for public consumption when I tested the motherboard. Also could not load Windows 10 Preview edition. When I called ASUS they couldn't tell me WHEN drivers might be available for Windows 10.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Thomas,

I am sorry that you never got the chance to use your motherboard and the inconvenience it caused you. I can try to find help you find information about when Windows 10 drivers will be available. Feel free to contact me at cl-justin@asus.com and I will help you to the best of my abilities in assisting you. Your case # for reference is N150806417

Thanks for choosing ASUS

Regards,
Justin
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • MARK R.
  • 7/23/2015 10:45:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice board - with clarifications

Pros: The connectivity on this board is great - it's wonderful that it has a serial port, considering many businesses still use equipment that requires them. And I've had no issues with this board, quality-wise. Great there are 3 PCIe slots.

And I absolutely love these little AMD 5350 CPUs

Cons: The ASUS website lists this motherboard as supporting ECC RAM. However, it does not. When installing ECC RAM, no option in BIOS comes up, and you can even get it directly from Linux:

insmod /lib/modules/3.16.0-4-amd64/kernel/drivers/edac/amd64_edac_mod.ko ecc_enable_override=1
modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'amd64_edac_mod': No such device

The ECC memory functions just fine, though -- only without the ECC aspect.

That's pretty big - to lie on your website. Fix this! Or fix the BIOS or whatever to actually support ECC RAM, if you can.

Other Thoughts: Overall I love this board. I usually get this one, or the ASROCK one, depending on if we need serial ports.

The only other thing I'd like to see different than "admitting" this board doesn't support ECC RAM (or fixing the BIOS to support it) is increasing the quality of the materials used to build the IO backplane. Cheap, cheap, cheap. One step up from aluminum foil. ;) Seriously, stiffen that up, and make it look like some good, solid quality there.

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  • George P.
  • 7/20/2015 5:59:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsAddendum: Does not support ECC

Pros: Small and very low power consumption. ( 20-21W at idle, not including monitor ). Surprisingly good performance at this cost and efficiency.

Cons: Does _not_ support ECC memory. Manual and on-line docs say ECC in some places, non-ECC in others. Memtest86 pro 6.1 says not, and the register values agree. I personally tried every BIOS from 0602 through the most recent 1201. This pretty much kills it for many small server applications.

Other Thoughts: Took multiple inquiries from Asus to get any answer at all. And the answer was that ECC is not supported.

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  • Erin J.
  • 7/19/2015 9:40:37 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood motherboard, low price

Pros: Works great, good price! It is ASUS, so it is always good!!

Cons: Only has 2 memory slots, and 2 SATA connecters on motherboard.

Other Thoughts: This came in a bundle, for the overall cost of the bundle it was a good buy.

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  • George P.
  • 7/9/2015 7:42:13 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsAttractive, but not quite there

Pros: Plenty of computing power with 5350 for a small server. Three video output connectors. Very low power, small form factor. Inexpensive. ECC support, if it actually works.

Cons: Marginal documentation, and marginal support on Asus site. Could not find interpretation of beep codes anywhere and could not get this from Asus after asking multiple times. Unclear if ECC RAM is supported and used. BIOS does not mention ECC anywhere, Linux utility says yes but memtest86 pro says no. This is with current 1201 BIOS.

Other Thoughts: Came with BIOS many revisions old. Bricked the board immediately upon attempt to update it. Fixed by buying a second board locally to get a fresh copy of the BIOS, as that was less painful than RMA. Eventually abandoned this board for a real server board in uATX, the Supermicro A1SRM-2558F and all problems went away. Supermicro was much more expensive but 4 GigE on board makes up for a lot if you need them.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear George,

I am sorry that you are not satisfied with the documentation and support for this motherboard. Feel free to contact me at cl-justin@asus.com and I will help you to the best of my abilities. Your case # for reference is N150726937


Thanks for choosing ASUS

Regards,
Justin
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Thomas G.
  • 7/7/2015 7:08:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNOT RECOMMENDED UNTIL FIXED

Pros: NONE.

Sales should be stopped and motherboards returned to ASUS for repair of backplates. See Cons below. .

Cons: Part 1 of a 2 part review [pre install test]

Prior to installing the mobo in case I always test fit the backplate. IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO MATCH UP THE BACKPLATE WITH THE MOTHERBOARD. In fact, when trying to install the backplate to the motherboard some of the grounding clips actually went into the output connectors. I actually spent about an hour bending and adjusting the various grounding clips so the various connectors would fit through the backplate. Even after all of this adjustment the lower USB port near the keyboard plug still scrapes the connector when inserted. The lower USB port backplate connector punchout is mislocated by about .040-060" [~1.2mm].

Other Thoughts: I CAN'T TELL ASUS what to do, but if it were me I would have a technician at newegg immediately and start fixing these backplates. Either that or I would have the entire lot of boards sent back to ASUS for repackaging with backplates the match this motherboard.

I am quite sure MANY people are going to damage some of their motherboards trying get them installed.

This is the WORST motherboard backplate I have ever encountered. Certainly not up to typical ASUS quality standards.

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  • Robert R.
  • 6/16/2015 2:11:54 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood ol' ASUS AM1M-A

Pros: It's been working great for over a year now as an HTPC with Windows 7 HP 64 bit. It has not once make me scream, whine, rage, or cry becuase it was a fobarish in some way.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I purchased my AM1M at a local store about a year ago. I wanted an HTPC and was hoping that maybe a quad core CPU would put an end to annoying random visual anomalies streaming video content. Using a Kabini 5350, and after figuring out how to adjust the UEFI bios, I used an existing case, an old Enlight 350 watt PSU (which had been in an Enlight case I purchased from Newegg several years ago), a Newegg purchased Zotac GeForce GT 630, and installed Win XP sp3. Eventually I swapped out the case in favor of a new one, installed Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit, but I'm still using the inexpensive 350 watt PSU.

Long story short, although I've yet to experience any trouble whatsoever with this setup, I was still getting the stupid anomalies until a couple of weeks ago (long after giving up and buying a Roku 3 which does the job too) when I decided to pull the GT 630 and give the APU a shot. Huzzah! Almost zero random anomalies! Guess it has to be the AMD drivers. SmoothVision or whatever. Also, for what it's worth, although this isn't either one of my two gaming rigs, it plays Far Cry 2 on 'medium' settings with fps constantly in the mid 30s on a 32 inch TV with 1360 x 768 res.

Truthfully, I have no degree from MIT or Caltech, nor do I build thousands, or even hundreds of PCs a year to make a living. I'm simply a hobbyist, and have actually only built about a dozen boxes for my own personal use since the turn of the century. Hence the 2 star tech rating. Actually, I think that's even pushing it a bit, but then a solitary star just looks so pathetic after all.

I've been buying and using ASUS motherboards and other items for years and don't recall having any serious problems with any of their products in all that time.

ASUS is about the best for MBs. Mass production methods, whatever the product, means lower consumer costs, albeit sometimes lots o' lemons too. Personally I don't usually Hulk out over the occasional fobared item - just poor customer service. Poor customer service is of course unacceptable.

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  • David D.
  • 6/8/2015 5:33:48 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood htpc

Pros: Easy to put together. Nice bios. Low wattage.

Cons: Only two Sata ports.

Other Thoughts: Needed to put together a computer for Dads living room. Already had discontinued G skill 1600L low latency ram and a low power hard drive laying around. The computer set up very fast with windows 7. Use the latest drivers from their website to save you time.

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