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ASRock 990FX Extreme9 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

  • AMD 990FX
  • Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2450(OC)/2100(OC)
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Alex L.
  • 7/17/2014 12:17:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsBad board

Pros: Great layout, many SATA's

Cons: one DIMM channel did not work. Blue screened while installing drivers twice. Instillation also turned off back panel USB ports. Had to go through heaven and hell to get 3.0 connectors to work.

Other Thoughts: But, for those who say they're are scratches on the heat sinks, just pull the plastic wrap covering off.

This was my first and last AsRock Product and I don't need a response from the Manufacturer/

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please trouble shoot the mainboard whether the issue is resolved.
Please turn the power off.
Clear the CMOS.
Reseat the CPU and heatsink fan.
Test with single memory module on each memory slot one by one to isolate the slots issue..
If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp

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  • rui C.
  • 7/2/2014 11:12:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEXtreme 9

Pros: Good VRM, easy to overclock. Pushed a 8350 to 4.8ghz without a sweat. Great build quality.

Cons: My only con is that the onboard lan did not work out of the box. I had to manual install it from the cd, but that is not worth loosing an egg over. And unfortunately the gold and brown color scheme does not match anything on my case.

Other Thoughts: I have had ASUS and MSI boards before, but this ASrock is by FAR the nicest mobo I have owned.

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  • NICHOLAS M.
  • 6/21/2014 2:43:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBullet-proof... almost

Pros: This is after 4 months of ownership, and I have nearly nothing negative to say about it. Out of the box it was fully ready for the FX-9590, so that pretty much means ANY FX series CPU on the market will work. The 12+2 power-phase design is probably overkill as I am not intending to OC this already flaming CPU, but I am comfortable that the power system is comfortable running 220W without stressing.

The layout, double USB 3.0 headers, and just overall over-equipped nature of the board has me with free USB ports and free expansion slots, and that in and of itself is worth it.

I've heard a lot of "the UEFI is hard to follow" but either I'm weird, or those reviewers are because it was INCREDIBLY simple to walk through and set up.

Even though the FX-9590 is technically capped at an 1866 I was able to bump the on-die memory controller to 2133Mhz. As I do a lot of intensive calculation software (video trans-coding and editing) this speed boost is actually appreciable (3-5% speed increase) and not all 990FX boards OC the memory controller well. 4 8GB G.SKILL DIMMs were registered immediately by the board.

The included RAM Disk software gives a lot more space options than other free software packs, and having 16GB space for raw video and 16GB space usable memory makes this system cruise through even multi-layer compositions.

Cons: The included ASRock eXtreme Tuner software, even the latest version on the website, has a bug that will interact with UEFI fan temperature control options if that feature is enabled in the software as well. This can cause the OS to fully lock up, and puzzled the heck out of me, and I ALMOST gave up before it came to me. If you don't need constant control, set your fan modes in UEFI and don't bother with software overhead.

Other Thoughts: As with any mainboard, especially those overloaded like this is, don't bother with the software CDs. Get the latest drivers from the ASRock website for the best and most stable operation.

Specs:
ASRock 990FX Extreme9
AMD FX-9590
Corsair H105 Liquid CPU Cooler with Arctic Silver 5 thermal interface
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 2133Mhz 4x8GB
G.SKILL FTB 2xFan Memory Cooler
Corsair GS 240Gb SSD
2x WD Black 2TB
Corsair RM1000 PSU
Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X OC
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

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  • john q.
  • 6/19/2014 12:42:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsASRock 990FX Extreme3

Pros: None

Cons: Silly board was dead out of the box; I have had no end of trouble with ASROCK mother boards. I will never buy another one again. Spend the extra money and buy Asus Crosshair Z

Other Thoughts: Almost pure garbage.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. ASRock mainboards are fully tested to assure the quality.
Please trouble shoot the mainboard whether the issue is resolved.
Remove the mainboard from chassis, place it on mainboard’s box.
Clear the CMOS.
Reseat the CPU and heatsink fan.
Test with single memory module (non-ECC, un-buffered).
Reseat video card firmly and 6+6 power (if applied).
Plug the 24 + 8 or 4 pins ATX power.
Turn the power on (using onboard power button) to check if its post.
If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp

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  • Johnny L.
  • 6/15/2014 11:58:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsASROCK 990fx Extreme9

Pros: Easy overclock

Cons: USB 3.0 issues- See other thoughts

Other Thoughts: I bought this a couple months ago, and have never been able to get the USB 3.0 to work with my USB 3.0 ext hdd.
Ive tried EVERYTHING, checked all the forums and found that I am not the only one with this issue.
If USB 3.O is not that important to you then this is a good board for the price, but me, I want what is promised when I spend my hard earned money, and this board did not deliver.
So I am getting rid of it, and getting what I wanted in the first place, the Crosshair V formula-z.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
For the USB 3.0, please set the UEFI BIOS default.
Download and install the Etron USB 3.0 driver at link " http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/990FX%20Extreme9/?cat=Download ".
Test with another USB 3.0 devices.
If you have any technical issues please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp

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  • Roy R.
  • 6/13/2014 1:13:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs¡¡Great Motherboard!!

Pros: Fast!! Plenty of connections!! eSata, Sata, infrared, RS-232 on board, Firewire, USB 2, USB 3, etc. Loaded it with 32 GB of RAM. Worked perfectly!! Headers thoughout varied parts of MOBO make for easy set-up. BIOS well designed; intuitive.

Cons: Could still use Centronics parallel port!

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  • Steve C.
  • 6/9/2014 1:52:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid board

Pros: Lots of features, great overclocking potential. Nice layout, easy to install everything. Got my FX9370 @ 5.34GHz under water on this board, stable power delivery (and an FX at those speeds and required voltages uses plenty of power).

Cons: The board can be picky regarding which SATA ports to use for RAID, I found this out when I couldn't get my harddrives both recognized. The bios takes a little more getting used to than other manufacturers, but that is just my personal taste. LLC settings seem backwards, had to set them at stock clocks and write down where my voltages ended up while using them to get a better understanding of them.

Other Thoughts: Great board for the hobbyist overclocker with lots of usable features. I'd buy this one again.

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  • Dan A.
  • 5/26/2014 9:19:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Works great right out of the box. Easy bios to setup and has good overclocking.

Cons: None

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  • Vincent B.
  • 5/26/2014 8:41:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent motherboard

Pros: Excellent expansion capability
Lots of USB 3.0 ports, Firewire, and USB 2.0 as well.
Terrific step-upgrade. Plays very well with an older Phenom II 720, unlocking the core easily. Works very well with 4+ year old pc1600 ram, pulling the XMP profile properly and auto-adjusting cross-brand, non-alike memory to the XMP profile settings.
Added an additional silicon image based controller for removable cage, all works well and properly.

Cons: It can take some time to boot up without fast-boot options enabled. I wasn't expecting such a long wait for a post and initially thought there was an issue. After minor troubleshooting, I realized patience was the solution. Wouldn't have been so bad if the monitor were enabled, while the bios startup process is ongoing. Instead, the Bios goes through its song and dance, then initializes the video and shows the post screen.

"Important safety tip, Thanks Eagon!" - Peter Venkman

Other Thoughts: Only real con.. price swinging! If you see this board on sale, don't wait for a better deal. I ended up saying it was okay to wait an extra week, ended up waiting 3 and didn't find a better price. ended up paying $15 more.
Other than that, I was battling the decision to either add a usb3.0 pcie card and a pcie controller card. That was a 70 dollar upgrade, about 1/2 the cost of this board.. The upgrade was a better choice, providing a selection of pcie x16 slots, Intel lan, and 10 built-in sata/esata native.
...the value in the upgrade gives me flexibility to add a faster processor and video card at my convenience and still have a worth-while upgrade.
(Came from a 770 based AMD Chipset)

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  • John D.
  • 5/9/2014 2:40:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks---kinda

Pros: DDR3 2400
PCI slot
8 Core

Cons: Read the fine print---OC the ram or OC the CPU, not both.
No success at all OC the 9590 FX (Black Edition) even minimally.
USB 3 drivers a bugger to get to work, and the onboard connections cheap and weak---1 broke on first plugin of cable.
Xboost doesn't work at all.
ATXU useless
NOT a fan of UEFI Bios.

Other Thoughts: Wanted 2400 ram, needed PCI slot for High end ASIO audio.
You get what you pay for, and this was the only board available with a PCI slot, all others have gone to PCIe exclusive. Quite a downgrade from the Asus ROG board it replaced, (6 core and 16 gb 2133)
If you are not a tweaker, and just need a plug and go board with a pci slot, and are willing to mess around with the usb 3 driver---and are very gentle plugging things in, it's a decent enough, and inexpensive enough, board for the new 8 core FX chips.

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