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ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) 7 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD A88X (Bolton D4)
  • Athlon/A- Series (FM2+)
  • DDR3 2600+(OC)/2400(OC)

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With audiophile-class sound from Purity Sound, and easy toggling of the device connected to the monitor, the ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ Motherboard is great for you to build a media center PC or a gaming powerhouse. It's based on an AMD A88X (Bolton D4) chipset and supports an FM2+ 95W/FM2 100W processor. This motherboard is built to be stable and durable with premium gold caps, plus a robust 8+2 power phase design. Compute with confidence with the high-density glass-fabric PCB that resists humidity. Turbocharge the performance with unbeatable ease with X-Boost technology. Experience blistering data transfer with the native SATA III and USB 3.0 technology. The acclaimed ASRock XFast RAM, XFast LAN, and XFast USB are also included, for a fast, smooth experience in both local operation and on the Internet.

  • newegg Purity Sound: Bask in the Music Purity Sound is a combination of several hardware and software audio solutions and technologies that will satisfy even the pickiest audiophile. Including 7.1 CH HD audio with Realtek ALC1150 audio codec, a 115dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier, a TI 5532 Premium Headset Amplifier which supports up to 600ohm headphones, cap-less Direct Drive technology, an EMI shielding cover, PCB isolate shielding, and support for DTS Connect.
  • newegg HDMI-In: The Smart Way to Connect Your Devices Tired of constantly switching devices to connect to your one and only monitor? From now on, just connect the monitor to your motherboard, and connect your secondary device (such as a PS3 or Xbox) to the motherboard’s HDMI-In port. With HDMI-In, users may conveniently toggle between the computer’s screen and the secondary device’s screen with a hotkey, or even use their secondary device without powering on the computer.
  • newegg Premium Gold Caps This motherboard uses Premium Gold Caps that are 100% made in Japan. These solid capacitors are sleek, high-gloss caps with a premium gold coating that represents its long-lasting durability and ultra-stable performance.
  • newegg 8+2 Power Phase Design with Digi Power Designed with a 8+2 Power Phase design, this motherboard features sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Hence, this motherboard offers unmatched overclocking capabilities with the best system stability, plus enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers and extreme overclockers. It also discards traditional analog power and uses a next-generation digital PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) design. This provides CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly, so that the stability and lifespan of the motherboard is greatly enhanced.
  • newegg High-Density Glass-Fabric PCB What you’ve never understood about your computer is that it is scared to death of water: H2O, humidity, or whatever you’d like to call it. And even though you do not see the water, there actually may be lots of excessive moisture in the air killing your motherboard silently and slowly. No, your motherboard doesn’t melt when in contact with water like the Wicked Witch of the West, but it dies of short circuiting. Luckily, ASRock has a new High-Density Glass-Fabric PCB design that reduces the gaps between the PCB layers to protect the motherboard against electrical shorts caused by humidity.
  • newegg X-Boost Brilliantly designed for smart overclocking, ASRock X-Boost Technology is able to unleash the hidden power of your CPUs. Simply press “X” when turning on the PC, X-Boost will automatically overclock the relative components to get a performance boost of up to 15.77%! With the smart X-Boost, overclocking CPU can become a nearly one-button process.

Learn more about the ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Mr E.
  • 8/28/2015 6:26:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNO ASRock Technical Support !

Pros: Undetermined

Cons: To say ASRock has Poor technical support would imply the existence of technical support, when in fact there is NONE.

On August 17, 2015 (11 DAYS AGO) I submitted a detailed explanation of two issues I was experiencing with a new install of the ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+MB via their online customer issue reporting system. Within about 5 minutes of submittal, I received an e-mail (at bottom) confirming the receipt of my issue. In that response, they noted they would be contacting me "soon" regarding my issue, but there was NO issue/problem number assigned as is the case with the vast majority of online issue reporting systems with other companies and organizations I've previously dealt with in the past.

The issues I reported were:
#1 - "flashing #36" code from the motherboard's "Dr Debug" led display
#2 - No video display from the motherboard on my monitor using either VGA or DVI cables connected to the related motherboard's connectors (individually).

This is my 4th PC system build from parts.

My components:
ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 Model - F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM EVGA 220-G2-0850-XR 850 W power supply
AMD Athlon X2 370K Richland 4.0GHz, Socket FM2
Acer G206HQL

All components above are brand new.

To try to resolve the issue I tried both sticks of ram individually in every memory slot, as well as connecting two different working monitor's (individually) to both the DVI and VGA connectors. (WITH THE POWER OFF to make each change, then powering on) No resolution to either issue was found.


In my online issue report, I noted my e-mail address, my phone number, and my USPS mailing address.
I have received NO response in ANY form from AsRock since I received the automated acknowledgment (below) that my issue
report had been received. I have checked my e-mail's SPAM folder for their response as well with none there either.

In addition to the lack of professionalism in NOT responding to my issue report, the FACT their issue system does NOT issue a problem or tracking number is also amateurish & unprofessional.

Other Thoughts: ASRock's automated response to my issue submittal:

"
Dear Customer,
Please DO NOT reply to this automatic mail. It is just a confirmation that we have received your email. We will have technical support personnel to contact you soon.
For technical issue and emergency case, we suggest you to contact your dealer first.
If your dealer can’t solve your problem, ASRock web site also offers FAQ and CPU support lists (http://www.asrock.com/support). Some similar questions or solutions could be found there and our technical support engineers update the FAQ every month.
If it is regarding repair/RMA service, please kindly check with your dealer for related service. Please remember to record the model name & product serial number for future tracking.
Thanks for your email,
ASRock Technical Support Division"

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
We do reply promptly except on week-end and holidays. Please also check your spam mail incase mail filter has sent to that folder.
Code 36 related to memory.

Please trouble shoot the mainboard whether the issue is resolved.

• Turn the power off, unplug the power.
• Clear the CMOS.
• Reinstall CPU and heatsink fan.
• Connect with power supply’s both 24+8 or 4 pins ATX power.
• Connect the computer case’s power switch to mainboard or using onboard power button (if applied).
• Turn on the power to check if Dr.Debug showing code 53 (indicates no memory installed), then turn the power off.
• Install single memory module firmly on A1 slot, switching another memory if problem still persist.
• Turn on the power to check if it showing code d6 (indicates no VGA card installed).
• Install discrete VGA card firmly with 6+6 pins PCIE power (if applied).
• Plug monitor to VGA card.
• Turn on the power to check if it’s get the screen POST or last Dr.Debug code shown on mainboard.

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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  • WILLIAM N.
  • 7/8/2015 7:34:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt is great with graphics

Pros: very nice motherboard

Cons: even with AMD's highest best A10-7870k processor. The HDMI onboard chipset is low tech for windows 8.1 home premium. After using the OEM disk for windows 8.1 . A 1080i TV on the HDMI will not have sound with the on board HDMI. Will need a graphics card for that but great graphics. I took 2 eggs off because of that low tech sound feature for onboard HDMI and as I do not use headphones

Other Thoughts: With everything considered it is a great motherboard to have with a graphics card

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

Thank you for purchase and review.
For the HDMI audio, please check and Enable the Onboard HDMI HD Audio at BIOS, Advanced, North Bridge Configuration.
Download and install the onboard VGA driver at link below (using onboard VGA).
Check the default playback sound has set to HDMI at Control Panel/Sound/Playback.

Drivers download Link: http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/FM2A88X%20Extreme6+/?cat=Download

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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  • Pam B.
  • 6/15/2015 8:59:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it

Pros: Have had this motherboard for about a month now, I have had zero problems with it, actually like it better than my msi a88x-g45 gaming motherboard. All I can say is buy it!

Cons: None so far.

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  • Mark C.
  • 5/1/2015 7:05:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood board

Pros: This was a good board for me to build a basic FM2 system with Xfired gpus's. the angled sata ports really helped with my GPU's coolers covering that area. I haven't overclocked the CPU. The onboard power and reset buttons are also helpful when test booting.

Cons: None

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  • Kain F.
  • 4/21/2015 9:27:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Performance, Exceptionally Low Price

Pros: With a plethora of connectivity, and ample room for upgrading, this motherboard is amazingly cheap for what you get.
Here is a list of the amazing features that I would not expect at this price:
1: Power and Reset buttons on-board.
2: Dual Bios with interchangeable Bios chips.
3: Dedicated Soundcard.
4: Three PCI Express slots (16, 16, 8)
5: On-Board Debug Read-out
6: A plethora of rear IO that would be found a workstation grade board.
7: On-Board DP

This is one of the best motherboards that I have worked with next to the Asus ROG line motherboards. A great buy, I highly recommend that if you are looking at getting this board for your A88x build, that you definitely pull the trigger.

Cons: The only con that I can think of is that some of the fan headers are not placed in very logical positions. Also, there are not as many PWM headers as I would have liked.

Other Thoughts: I got an open-box unit and, to my surprise, everything minus the case badge was in the box.
Overall, this is a fantastic board for the money that comes highly recommended by me and has even been used in one of LinusTechTips' build guides.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/14/2015 4:21:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great with my amd kaveri 7650k. easy to set up and easy to configure.

Pros: easy to set up and configuration is very easy.

Cons: non for now.

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  • GARY K.
  • 3/23/2015 8:29:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied after 1 month

Pros: Worked great & fast while it lasted. Died just after the 30 day replacment with Newegg expired! In 15 years of building computers has this happened.

Cons: Poor quality control at factory.

Other Thoughts: Would not reccomend this board.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please trouble shoot the mainboard whether the issue is resolved.
Unplug the ATX power, remove all components from mainboard.
Clear the CMOS.
Reseat the CPU and heatsink fan.
Test with single memory module.
Test with onboard video (CPU with APU or test with VGA card).
Plug the 24 + 8 or 4 pins ATX power.
Turn on the power (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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  • william z.
  • 2/25/2015 11:13:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood

Pros: works like it should

Cons: none

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  • Wesley R.
  • 2/19/2015 3:47:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNIce Board

Pros: So much expandability and good looking board!

Cons: Can get my system to stabilize with DDR3 2400 ram. ( gskill ares ddr3 2400 at 2x4gb sticks. BSOD after BSOD with it turned up to 2400 with XMP enabled. Got it running at ddr3 2133 like a champ.

Other Thoughts: Other than Ram issue...everything else is working flawlessly.

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  • Danny j.
  • 2/14/2015 11:11:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: nice layout great performance been very happy with it

Cons: none

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