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ASRock 960GC-GS FX AM3+/AM3/AM2+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 760G+SB710
  • Opteron/ FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Timo S.
  • 2/25/2015 5:04:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat motherboard

Pros: Easy installation
I/O shield was easy to install
All conectors for fans and other things are labled on the motherboard
Came with a manual for all the pins and their connections
Works as intended

Cons: I really wish the board manufacturer would throw in some thermal paste along with it.

Had to buy some seperately, so if you're replacing a motherboard, make sure you have some thermal paste handy, because when the CPU cooler comes off, you got to re-apply thermal paste.

Other Thoughts: i bought this to replace an AM2 motherboard for an old AMD Cpu that was in a pre-built acer from 2006.

It worked flawlessly, replacement was no problem, installation a simple drop-in and connect.

It gave me some troubble on the first boot up, but after clearing the BIOS via onboard pins, it started right up!


They shipped the thing with FedEx, i prefer Canada Post over FedEx any day of the week.
I can pick up items from Canada Post in my small town, but to pick up a FedEx item, i have to make an hour and a half 50 km trip into the nearest bigger citty.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/13/2015 11:18:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board for old tech

Pros: This motherboard works with either DDR2 or DDR3 and comes in a micro ATX package. It looks nice and most importantly it powered up and is running.

Cons: None

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  • Mr. H.
  • 2/1/2015 11:43:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLet me use older and newer parts.

Pros: Had an old dual core AMD Chip (AM2) and DDR2 memory that I wanted to use. Also had some EIDE optical drives that still were good. This board let me used all my old parts and still make a good rig. Even had a 3.5 in floppy hooked to it for a while that let me recover some data. Using a SATA SSD and it all works together. I have an ASUS video card in this as well and use it for HDMI for a HTPC.

Cons: Made for 95 watt chip max.

Other Thoughts: I am glad I found this board that will serve current needs while using older parts that otherwise may have never have gotten used.

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  • Tamara B.
  • 1/22/2015 7:46:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs960GC-GS FX

Pros: It works, low price, good compatibility for older parts laying around.

Cons: Doesn't seem to like my new FX6300 six core AM3+ processor. Flashed bios to latest version, reinstalled Win7, installed latest mobo and video drivers and still cant get frame rates back to where they were.

Other Thoughts: The motherboard worked great when it had 89w Phenom II x2 555 callisto AM3. My processor upgrade turned into a downgrade lol. This mobo seems like a good choice for older parts like AM2 with DDR2 or AM3 with DDR2 / DDR3. Probably not a good choice for the new AM3+ processors. Spend an extra 10, 20 or 30 more bucks for a better board if your going to use the socket AM3+ FX processors.

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  • Raymond G.
  • 1/20/2015 7:21:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2 DOA

Pros: Can't think of any

Cons: Wasted time and money on two of these. They post but fail to install Windows. 0x0000007b errors on both boards. Tried with various CPU's and different RAM in 2 different cases.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

Thank you for your purchase and review. Sorry to hear both mainboard having problem with Windows installation.
However, mainboard supports Windows XP/Vista/7/8 out of the box.
Please try with another known good ODD and Windows installation media if CPU and memory are good.
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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  • Jason C.
  • 1/19/2015 5:29:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsASROCK 960GC-GSFX

Pros: Neat layout. Installed quickly with no problems.

Cons: Motherboard died after loading OS. Thought it was something besides the motherboard. Replaced the Power Supply with two new ones. No luck. Tried two other NEW processors no post. Unplugged everything from the motherboard except power and CPU no post. Took out RAM no beep codes. Board is DOA

Other Thoughts: Trying to get it replaced but there are no other boards in stock. Bummed.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize 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.
Plug the 24 + 4 pins ATX power back.
Turn on the power 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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  • scotty m.
  • 1/7/2015 9:38:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsImpressed

Pros: The onboard video is a lot better than your standard pre onboard videos from hp based mobo's

Cons: Very confusing on overclocking upon using the asrock oc software ,bios etc ,

Other Thoughts: , yes i'll agree the video software is out of date even with their updates on their website its ati an should be updated to amd support . this was based on a budget build amdx2 5000+ Evega 500 power supply hyper x 3k ssd 120gb

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  • Keith M.
  • 12/31/2014 1:30:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWow.

Pros: Acting better then expected. Supporting both DDR2 and DDR3 has let me upgrade bit by bit which is a huge bonus for being tight on cash.

Cons: Some what limited upper end memory cap.

Other Thoughts: Best used as a desktop/work station board.

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  • John H.
  • 12/27/2014 4:14:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA Great Little AMD Budget Board

Pros: This is a nice little board that packs a lot of punch for a budget price. I'm running it with an Athlon X3 455 with the fourth core unlocked (it's now reported by the BIOS as a Phenom II X4 B55). Unlocking the fourth core was a cinch (using the BIOS). BTW, I first upgraded to the latest BIOS for this board (version 1.6—it came with 1.4). I installed DDR3 1600 memory (2x4GB Ripjaws Series X) and it's running at the rated timings, 9-9-9-24. Tested flawlessly with Memtest86+ (24 hours) and Prime95 (8 hours). I did install an after-market cooler (an Enermax ETS-N30-HE did the trick), because the additional power needed by the unlocked fourth core made the stock cooler entirely inadequate.

For the video, I ignored the anaemic on-board Radeon Graphics and plugged in an EVGA OC GTX 750 Ti (it provides amazing graphics performance at only 60 watts). To power all this, I used a 400W Seasonic supply (and that supplies more that enough power).

Cons: I'm dinging this one egg, for two reasons. One: the most current BIOS (1.6) seems to be missing the Video BIOS for the on-board Radeon GPU. Two: the most current BIOS does not give me the ability to fully disable the on-board video. Instead, I took the shared-memory region down to 32MB, to limit the amount of memory wasted on the unused on-board video. FWIW, I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on this machine, so I set the kernel parameter, radeon.modeset=0, so Ubuntu would not attempt to initialize the superfluous on-board video.

Other Thoughts: Most of the capacitors are electrolytic (looks like a few are solid caps), but that's not a problem. There is nothing wrong with today's electrolytic capacitors. The "age" of faulty electrolytic capacitors came and went. It was called the Capacitor Plague, and spanned the years 1999-2007. This board was produced in 2013. You shouldn't expect all solid-cap construction for this price, nor should you lose sleep over the use of electrolytic capacitors in a modern system.

Don't expect to do much over clocking on this budget board. The chipset heat sinks are adequate at standard speeds, but won't be able to dissipate the heat produced by anything more than modest over clocking, so keep the speeds stock.

Regarding this motherboard's compatibly with DDR3 and various memory timings: the memory controller is not in the motherboard, it's in the AMD CPU. You need to verify that your CPU is compatible with a particular memory technology (DDR3 or DDR2). The CPU will also place limits on your memory timings, so do your research.

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  • Nick s.
  • 12/1/2014 10:51:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOne of the worst boards ive ever bought

Pros: Cheap easy setup works for a week. newegg gave a full refund

Cons: Bios doesn't save settings even after loading the latest version. broke after a week

Other Thoughts: this board should really be taken off have you seen the caps on this thing. i hadn't seen such shoddy caps since my 05 asus server board what

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