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ASRock AOD790GX/128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX ATX AMD Motherboard

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  • AMD 790GX
  • Phenom FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2
  • DDR2 1066

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Get the power you crave with ASRock's A790GX ATX motherboard. Ready to support the latest AMD AM2 and AM2+ socket multi-core Phenom processors up to 140W, it features onboard AMD 790GX and SB750 chipsets and utilizes Hyper-Transport 3.0 technology to increase data flow. Its ASRock DuraCap feature more than doubles the life expectancy of the board and you won't have to worry about obsolescence as it's AM3 CPU-ready. Pack in the power with 16GB of Dual Channel DDR2 1066 memory.

The integrated AMD Radeon HD3200 graphics supports DirectX 10 and Pixel Shader 4.0 and the graphic capabilities can be expanded with two PCI Express 2.0 x16 cards using ATI CrossFire or Hybrid CrossFireX with full support for Blu-Ray playback and 1080p DVI and HDMI output. The Realtek ALC890 audio chipset delivers 8 channels of HD audio through six audio ports.

Connect up to six SATA devices at 3Gb/s for high-speed data transfers as well as the option for multiple RAID configurations. The external SATA connection allows the same throughput for external devices. Integrated Gigabit Ethernet LAN allows bottleneck-free connections to other network devices at broadband speeds and a half-dozen USB 2.0 ports along with a pair of FireWire connections allow for nearly unlimited possibilities in connecting peripheral devices.

  • newegg AMD K10 Processor Support The ASRock AOD790GX/128M supports AM2 AMD processors including the Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64, Athlon FX and Sempron series as well as the latest AM2+ K10 AMD processors.
  • newegg ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology Support Based on ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology, ATI Hybrid Graphics allows you to combine the performance of the HD3300 integrated GPU with an applicable ATI Radeon graphics card to bring enhanced gaming performance, productivity and power efficiency.
  • newegg SATA II with RAID Support The second generation SATA interface delivers up to 300MB/sec transfer speed, doubling that of the first generation Serial ATA. The on-board six SATA II ports support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD for better performance, enhanced data security, and flexible capacity upgrades.
  • newegg Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity The ASRock AOD790GX/128M features a fast Gigabit network interface for high-speed LAN connections at up to 1000Mbps data transfer rates with advanced security features to ward off malicious attacks. Gigabit LAN is ideal for supercharged seamless streaming of Internet audio and video content.
  • newegg IEEE 1394a Support IEEE 1394 is a widely used standard of interface between personal computers and digital AV equipment. With IEEE 1394a you can easily connect digital devices such as a digital camcorder to the IEEE 1394a port provided on this motherboard for up to 400Mbps data transfer speeds.
  • newegg Instant Boot ASRock's Instant Boot technology significantly cuts down system boot time, enabling you to boot up your Windows XP or Vista PC in just 3 to 4 seconds even after a full shut down.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Matthew W.
  • 8/2/2013 7:57:05 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreate Motherboard

Pros: Had everything I needed

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Had this motherboard for 4 years now and had no issues at all. Still running strong with a amd phenom II x4 and ati 3870 video card on the board.

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  • Dawn S.
  • 2/17/2010 9:45:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat deal!

Pros: great deal for the money! I had it up and fully running with win 7 in about 1/2 hour. looks nice good sturdy board.

Cons: none so far!

Other Thoughts: specs:
amd 720 X3 2.8 gig
2 4830 his video cards
320 wd hdd
ocz 700 watt psu
kingston hyper-x pc 8500
rosewill challenger mid-tower (very nice)

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  • Philip G.
  • 2/12/2010 3:29:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsCan't install Windows

Pros: Nice specs. Too bad it doesn't measure up to them. Windows XP on a quad-core 3GHZ Phenom II on this motherboard is noticeably slower than Windows XP on a dual-core 2GHZ AMD on older GA-M59SLI-S5. (This may be Windows' fault; it tries to distribute load evenly across 4 CPUs even when load is at 5%, gaining nothing and probably incurring heavy overhead.)

Cons: I transferred my Windows XP installation from my GA-M59SLI-S5 to this when the Gigabyte died. (Linux didn't take and needed to be reinstalled.) Drive eventually died. Found I can't install Windows XP on this motherboard! Unplugged all peripherals and graphics card, unset all fancy BIOS options, tried 2 different RAM types, yet inevitably get either IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD, "Cannot make directory \WINDOWS\system32", or "A disk read error occurred", no matter what hard drive I use (I've gone through 4 this week, including one brand new one). CPU is AMD quad-core Phenom II X4 940 Black 3.0GHz.

BIOS does not let you disable memory caching or shadowing. That may be the problem.

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  • Ramon W.
  • 2/3/2010 2:47:12 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs3rd one

Pros: this is my third one and it works just like the others>>>perfect.the heatsinks plastic piece was broken when i received it but i just took another plastic piece and replaced and its fine.prob happened from being shipped who you can see form the reviews here this is a great board i havent had a prob with one last one got fried from an ocz power supply thus the ordering of this one.i used another one for a build i did for a friend.

Cons: none

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  • Ramon W.
  • 1/26/2010 5:56:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsperfect

Pros: ok this is my second one that i have worked with and let me tell u i really like these boards.790gx chipset and am3 ready.the last one i ordered wasnt am3 ready but that was last year i flashed the bios on that one..this one came am3 ready.temps are great over clocking is easy.the amd oc tool is a great help without having to reboot ur system every time u want to lower ur clock speed after gaming.just up the multiplier a few bumps and test as u need to tocuh the voltages unless u want to up it higher but id be careful if u dont know what ur doing with that.just stick with upping the multiplier.the temp gage with the oc application works well i compared it to speedfan and they nearly match if not match all the time.installation was easy as always.would recommend to anyone be it beginner builder or advanced builder.ive used all boards from msi,asus,gigabyte,asrock,biostar,to ecs and this one is def one of my favs so far.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: excuse the runons and poor syntax,its a tech review.

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  • Xp M.
  • 1/22/2010 9:09:29 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: HDMI port, not that I use it anyways. Automatically shuts off in bios if you have it set to run on a PCI-E card so you can save that extra ram space. OC too far? If you press esc at boot up it and hold it, it will return the bios to default state so you don't have open your case, move your massive 10lb video cards out of the way, take a plier and move that jumper pin to reset and back. I was able to OC my 2.7 phenom II X3 to 3.5 ghz with a V8 cooler master. Also supports unlocking that 4th core, but it becomes very unstable hence don't unlock it unless its made to be a quad core. I've tried and ran windows 2000 all the way to 7 Ultimate and it runs like a champ. You don't even have to install drivers from CD for windows 7. Extremely well built board, made from ASUS 2nd division. Not some cheap board like PC-Chips.

Cons: Bios does not recognize 1066 ram you have to manually set it yourself in the bios. If you have multiple HDD like me, 8 to be exact it takes a while during boot up to search and find the master HDD which I have already set it up in bios but for some reason it keeps scanning them.

Other Thoughts: Its too bad that this board can only support up to 1066 DDR2 ram and nothing beyond that otherwise this board would have rocked if it supported 1600 DDR3.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/1/2010 2:28:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Considering what I was expecting, the quality of this board surprised me. It is of similar or equal quality to the more reliable brand-names that I tend to work with. The overclocking options are exactly what I would expect, and I was able to take my 6400+ up to around 3.6 GHz stable on air.

All current AM3 CPUs are supported after a bios update, including 140 watt Phenoms. I have had no problems with Windows XP, Vista, or Seven on this board. Linux also works quite well.

The onboard video is good for very basic gaming, but you'll want to purchase a dedicated card for anything more than that. The onboard audio isn't impressive, but it handles every day audio tasks well.

Cons: This board is probably not worth investing in anymore, unless you have extra DDR2 and an AM2+/AM2 CPU laying around. If you're building a new PC, go with a newer AM3/DDR3 setup.

The design isn't perfect, considering how close together the PCI-E slots are for an Xfire configuration. It would be no trouble to put two lower-end cards in, but don't try to get a pair of 4890s in there. Additionally, the PCI-E X1 slot is above the heatsink.

Other Thoughts: If you are purchasing this board or another 140 watt board for the latest Phenom IIs, consider the newer 95 watt 945 instead of the 140/125 watt 965. Once they're both OC, the new 945 will achieve the highest clock speed. More 95 watt chips are probably on the way, so do your research before you make your purchase.

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  • James S.
  • 12/31/2009 7:33:17 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRuns Win 7 most excellent

Pros: One of the best motherboards I have owned. It has run WIN XP, WIN7 Beta, WIN 7 RC and WIN 7 Ultimate 64bit all without a hitch. I have 4GB ram and Phenom 8750 tricore.

Cons: none that I can find.

Other Thoughts: Very solid mobo.

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  • William J.
  • 12/8/2009 6:54:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuprisingly Good

Pros: Very well appointed and functionally perfect in my somewhat excessive system configuration. My system is used as a graphics design station but I also use it as a home recording studio pretty extensively. Every port, channel, connection, and/or function offered is active on my system and it's fully populated. I don't think many folks actually use ever functional port on their systems but I do.. including the Firewire, E-sata, raid, and all of the drive ports. My configuration is hard on a motherboard. I've had early failures with A-Bit, Gigabyte and to my surprise even my last Asus board failed. Motherboard failures are probably not that common for most folks but I have yet had one last more than about a year.

When my Asus board failed I decided I had proabably used the best and there was no better upgrade, so I bought this ASRock board and only because it had all the ports I would need to replace the ASUS.

It has run flawless. (more)

Cons: None. I dislike the odd and low res iconic boot up screen of some kind of metal man or whatever he is. It's the only thing out of place with this board. This is purely a preference but I'm sure a game player will be fine with it.

Other Thoughts: THis has been the only motherboard in this configuration of mine that has worked straight out of the box and without any glitches on getting everything to function up. If you are thinking that ASRock is just another of the mundane board vendors, think again! This particular board is top quality and functionally perfect. I didn't do any speed testing or benchmarks, but that's not what is the most important to me. Reliability and a board that works well when it's fully loaded and everything is asked to function. It's so apparent that boards are not made to actually tolorate full up configurations and the verdict for longevity is still out on this one... but based on how well it has worked compared to the other three, I'm guessing this will be the board that outlasts the cpu.

These boards remind me of how Abit was in their peak, but better.

I'm now a believer that ASROCK and the AOD790GX board is the best in class if durability and flawless implementation is what you wa

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  • Mike J.
  • 11/8/2009 6:48:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNever again

Pros: NONE...

Cons: MAC address are invalid in both CMOS and Flash
FWGUID are invalid in both CMOS and Flash
Look them up.A lot of people are having issues with these on asrock boards (not just AMD).
Customer support sent me instructions on how to fix both problems. They showed a picture reading the MAC address off parallel port (no parallel port on this board,Nor is there a MAC adress sticker on the board). . I was sent a number to fill in for MAC address. After all of that, The commands they gave were invalid(booted from floppy,everything). A week later,,, Nothing..

Other Thoughts: NEVER again..

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