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Nice but didn't work 01/27/2014
This review is from: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Nicely built and packaged board. Most popular 1155 on Newegg
The PCIe slots on this particular board are faulty (Win7 Ultimate installed). I used three video cards to test. My main card is a MSI 660ti, which wouldn't boot on PCIe#1 as soon as I install nvidia driver (many different versions tried, same result). It can boot on PCIe#2 but the display driver crashes constantly in Win7. I had much better luck with a Gigabyte 660ti but the card benchmarks less than 50% what it should be. The same story goes with a MSI GTX275. All three cards perform normally in other computers. I tried resetting BIOS etc. with no luck. I finally replaces the Asrock board with an ASUS. Everything else being exactly the same, the ASUS installation was a breeze and the system performs with no issue.
I didn't not try to get a replacement from Asrock because I lost confidence in this particular model after the issues I had. Therefore I cannot comment on Asrock service. This is my first and probably last Asrock board. I will stay with ASUS in the future.
Dear ASRock Customer
We sincerely apologize that you having difficulty with discrete VGA cards.
Mainboard supports most of the VGA cards on the market. We do testing with Nvidia GTX 660ti cards working normally on our test bench.
As always, we appreciate your purchase and constructive reviews are welcome.
If you have any technical issues or warranty questions please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly.
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