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

  • AMD A88X (Bolton D4)
  • Athlon/A- Series (FM2+)
  • DDR3 2600+(OC)/2400(OC)
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • Pavanender G.
  • 8/22/2014 8:14:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard

Pros: Great features, UEFI BIOS USB3 ports rear and front. This motherboard was for my friends computer which I assembled. I experienced no difficulty in installing the motherboard. I booted up first time and have no issues so far. I like dual BIOS and LED display. All components appear to be good quality. This is the my fourth AsRock motherboard and so far have no problem with any one of them.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have a spacious mid tower ATX case therefore had no issue with rear facing SATA ports however in a tight installation this could be a problem, in such case top facing SATA port will be easier to handle.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/31/2014 9:19:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSATA Hot Swap Does Not Work

Pros: Have not had enough experience to find pros.

Cons: Hot swap for SATA drives is specifically called out on the spec sheets for this motherboard. It does not work in Windows 8.1. The drives show as standard drives and will not hot swap. I contacted tech support and they were no help in their first response and would not respond to follow up emails. At this point the motherboard is of little use due to the lack of hot swap ability.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Hot Swap and Hot Plug functions are different.
Hot swap works under RAID1, RAID5 (mirror) configuration and Hot Plug works for data drives (non OS drive) with AHCI mode without turn off the system power.
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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  • Matthew E.
  • 5/18/2014 2:53:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood value, great price

Pros: - 7 SATA ports
- Paired with the AMD A10-5800K Trinity with integrated Radeon HD 7660D, HDMI audio & video is flawless and no-fuss
- BIOS is amazing! Lots of features and finally looks like something from this century (doesn't look like the BIOS from my 1990's computer anymore)

Cons: - This is a FULL SIZED board, not micro-ATX (design decision, not really a con)
- Could not run G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 at 2133 stable (probably not motherboards fault)

Other Thoughts: Full featured board. I love the fact that it has so many USB and SATA ports! I could finally get rid of those add-in cards! Love the BIOS -- very, very flexible and great for overclockers. It powered right up, no problems at all. I immediately went into the BIOS and performed a update -- it connected to the internet and downloaded the update!! No OS necessary! The easiest BIOS update ever!

Paired this motherboard with AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7660D. HDMI audio & video works flawlessly.

Could not run G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 at 2133 stable, Latest BIOS, latest Win 7, 64-bit with all updates. XMP settings detected and used. Win 7 would boot and run for several minutes, but as soon as Firefox (high RAM use) is opened, the computer crashes -- hard. The motherboard auto detects the RAM as 1600, not 2133. Running at 1600, it is completely stable. This motherboard is listed as compatible with this RAM according to G.SKILL.
Again, I believe the RAM is at fault, not the motherboard.

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  • Jade C.
  • 5/4/2014 11:00:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Features at A great Price

Pros: -8+2 Power Phase and All Digital
-High Definition Audio, Same as other Brand's execution at a great price
-includes Crossfire molex power
-onboard power and reset button (has Cons Too)

Cons: -Plasticky Sound
-Very Flexible might be susceptible to warping
-Small Heatsink for Massive VRM Phases
-On Board Power and Reset Button made of Cheap Materials, Not much of a Design and Should be Placed on the Upper Right Side of The Board

Other Thoughts: -Price to performance is Great. I just Hope Asrock made a little Mile more on their design concept and Heatsink Size

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  • Paul M.
  • 4/7/2014 8:37:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAsRock Extreme 6+ A88x

Pros: Great On-board Audio
Very good overclocking ability
Easy BIOS update (flash)
Nice software package

Cons: 2600Mhz OC Ram is not an option in the BIOS
Max Ram Setting is 2400Mhz
2400Mhz throws errors
AsRock Tech support told me only 2400 RAM is listed as supported, yet the board is advertised specs at 2600(OC)

Other Thoughts: As another reviewer stated his RAM was unstable with this MoBo. Mine runs perfect @ 2133, but will not go higher on this board.
I'm using Corsair Vengeance 2666 memory and AsRock informed me that only 2400 is supported... yet the specs clearly state 2600 is an option
In the BIOS enabling XMP to 2666 defaults to the boards MAX setting of 2400. You cannot set the RAM to 2600 manually or using XMP so 2600 is not even in the BIOS options... using the newest BIOS and the original one installed.

I did not have this issue on 2 other motherboards by another company. The RAM works without errors at 2400 and higher.

AMD A10-7850K
AsRock Extreme 6+
Corsair Vengeance 2666 (8Gb)
Crucial M500 240Gb SSD
Corsair HX750 PSU

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please download and update the latest BIOS at below link.
http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/FM2A88X%20Extreme6+/?cat=Download&os=BIOS
Load the XMP setting at BIOS, OC Tweaker, DRAM Timing Configuration to try.
However, according to memory controller in CPU, it supports 1866 or 2133 depends on adopted CPU.
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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  • JONATHAN D.
  • 4/2/2014 6:27:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsdude......awesome

Pros: awesome motherboard, got the new 7850 kaveri in it and it friggin rocks. one button to overclock the processor, very easy to use and versitile. im not a overclocker guy by any means but this motherboard makes it easy, and its also easy to overclock the memory as well. and for you people that messed up and got windows 32 bit instead of 64 this motherboard gives you the option to use your extra memory for other stuff..sweet huh

Cons: made my old monitor obselete..have to get a new one....darn

Other Thoughts: my son plays minecraft and gary's mod and this mother board, kaveri combo. plays them effortlessly

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  • Peter T.
  • 4/1/2014 6:49:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMissing IR Driver

Pros: Good board in general with quite good features.

Cons: The IR header is there but no driver. I search on Asrock website but cannot find one. I downloaded the Smart Remote driver but Windows 8.1 says cannot find the CIR, this means a wrong driver. There is no IR driver on the CD. Device manager shows unknown device.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
The ASRock CIR driver is for ASRock smart remote only and its sold seperately. Unfortunately, mainboard does not come with CIR header. So ASRock smart remote will not be support for this model of mainboard.
For more information about CIR, please visit the link for smart remote " http://www.asrock.com/mb/spec/card.asp?Model=Smart Remote " .

However, mainboard has IR connector/header for infrared module device, and the driver should be provided by its module manufacturer.
For unknown device in device manager, please install AMD all in 1, LAN driver and ASMedia USB 3.0 driver.
Check the third party deivces has plugged on mainboard and they require driver.
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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  • Antonio D.
  • 3/23/2014 5:04:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFinished

Pros: great board as far as layout, and features

Cons: The board still need some work in operation, and workman ship received the board had memory problems so RMA memory and purchased new memory work fine for about a two weeks after that now the on-board Ethernet just quite working for some unknown reason. Tried reinstalling drivers to see if that would fix the problem with no luck..

Other Thoughts: contacted Asrock a couple of times and all the could suggest is to remove the CPU and Memory,and reinstall to fix a memory cliche problem.. i think their support department needs some work when it comes to customer satisfaction, and a willing to help customers better solve their issue with their motherboards.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Cpuapprentice,

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
For the LAN issue, please check the Windows device manager has no error under Network Adapter.
Check the LAN port’s LED lights are on once plugged the cable (unplug and plug).
Check the router and /or modem related issues.
Test with another LAN cable
Download and install latest LAN driver at link " http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/FM2A88X%20Extreme6+/?cat=Download ".
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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  • Anonymous
  • 3/20/2014 9:44:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome board!

Pros: Using this board for a htpc and it is great!!! This board has more than enough capability to operate in a home theater system and if I ever decide to transform it from a htpc to a gaming pc it has everything I would want in a gaming pc motherboard for a great price.

Cons: None so far

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  • John S.
  • 3/18/2014 6:46:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent except for 7.1 CH Sound

Pros: Excellent overall features

Cons: Problems with virtual 7.1 Channel sound

Other Thoughts: In the RealTek HD Audio Manager in 7.1 virtual surround sound mode, I get no bass at all. The other 6 channels are fine in test mode. To get virtual surround sound in J River Media Center for headphone play, I have to move the center channel output to the Front L/R channels, or I get no center channel sound at all.

After trying everything I could think of the last several months (reinstalling latest drivers, leaving several messages with RealTek Tech support with no response, web searches, etc.) I bought a Razer Barracuda AC-1. Had to Disable Driver Signature Verification for 64-Bit Windows 8.1 and use the BarracudaAC-1ForVista080426.zip driver, but it installed OK with the control panel. Now I have the 7.1 virtual sound working great with the Razer card.

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