- AMD 970 + SB950
- FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
- DDR3 2100(OC) / 1866(OC) / 1800(OC) / 1600(OC) / 1333 / 1066 / 800
Shorts out when I bump the case 01/06/2012
This review is from: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
It runs smooth when it does and it looks like a great motherboard.
When I got this motherboard It would not start up, Desperate due to the fact that I also bought the new AMD FX 8-core Processor I contacted ASRock. They told me to take it out of the case and power it on with only the power connectors and the processor/heatsink on it. so I did and it gave me an error beep then I put the ram and graphics card back on and it booted to the BIOS. Happy I put it in back in the case and I tried to start it up. Didnt work so I wiggled the cable for the motherboard and it started it up. So I was happy and I started to use it normally. I snapped the cover back on the case and as soon as I did that the motherboard shorted out. I was cursing cause I could not get it to work again without wiggling the motherboard. So I have it sitting here on its side using it. I am going to return this back to newegg and hopefully I can get a good unit. and I will re-review it when the time comes but until then I give this motherboard two eggs
If it where not to short out I would love it, also I know it is not the power supply cause I have had the power supply for a while now and it would run my old build
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