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ASUS E45M1-M PRO AMD E-450 APU AMD Hudson M1 Micro ATX Motherboard/CPU Combo
  • AMD E-450 APU
  • DDR3 1600(O.C.)/1333/1066
  • AMD Radeon HD 6320 graphics

3 out of 5 eggs Cranky BIOS endless boot loops 03/07/2013

This review is from: ASUS E45M1-M PRO AMD E-450 APU AMD Hudson M1 Micro ATX Motherboard/CPU Combo

Pros:

Small, Low power/ low heat, attractive

Cons:

Quirky BIOS, unstable operation, poor memory compatibility

Other Thoughts:

This is my second board. Board 1 was DOA out of the box. Newegg replaced it with another. I have just coaxed windows 7 premium on it and got everything up to date. On every reboot during the update process, the BIOS would crash and I couldn't get the board to post until pushing reset several times, rapidly. It never really boots up properly. Makes me dread shutting it down. Once it's running, it works fine while you use it but when it sleeps, it crashes or freezes. Asus is normally my "go to" brand for little builds like this. I am very disappointed in the instability.
One other thing, it's finicky about memory. I haven't found any it will take 8 GB of. It will only run with 4 GB of memory so far. I have some other options to try as far as brands later. If I have new data on that front, I will update my review if I can.
I may try to flash the BIOS if this continues. Heed this warning: This motherboard is trouble. Choose something else.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

What version os did you install 32 bit or 64 bit? Have you tried removing everything and just the minimum system requirements.

What memory are you trying to use that is failing? What is your PSU wattage?

Have you tried disabling the turbo key switch?

Have you tried reinstalling the OS?

Have you tried changing the mode of your hard drive from AHCI to IDE or vice versa.

Here is a link below where you can update to the latest drivers and bios.
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/E45M1M_PRO/#support

If you have any questions or comments you can email me again at cl-jeffrey@asus.com which I reside in the U.S

ASUS strives to meet and exceeds our customer expectations within our warranty policy.

Regards,

Jeffrey

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