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This review is from: Rosewill Dual Serial Ports PCI card Model RC-301
Pros: It works well on my Win 7 64 bit computers. I use the MosChip driver 18.104.22.168.
Cons: Windows update wants to install ASIX drivers. Those don't work.
Other Thoughts: I got the MosChip drivers on Rosewill's site. They may also be on the included CD. I didn't look.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It has two monitor ports. Almost everything works with the BIOS rev 0099. The front panel USB3 ports work now and the Marvell SATA ports work now.
Cons: Some people have trouble upgrading the BIOS but I didn't.
There is now a minor bug in the BIOS 0099. It ignores the user specified hard drive boot order. It seems to boot from the Marvell drives first and then SATA 0, etc.
Don't try to use a VGA monitor. The adapter probably won't work when using the GUI BIOS. If you don't have a HDMI or Display Port monitor, the best bet is a HDMI-DVI converter, because the signals are the same. I also have a Display Port to DVI converter that works well.
Other Thoughts: I used the BIOS update procedure recommended in Intel's desktop forum. (F7/recovery method). Put the XXXX.BIO BIOS file on a flash drive. Press F7 at startup. I upgraded from 0057 to 0085, then upgraded to 0099.
I have the Intel core i5 -3570 processor. I have Kingston 16GB 1600MHz DDR3. KVR16N11K2/16 It runs well with no problems.
I have another one of these boards that has been running for 8 months. It has the 0070 BIOS. That computer is too important to attempt a BIOS upgrade. It runs well but I can't use the Marvell SATA ports or the front panel USB3.
This review is from: Rosewill PCIe Serial Card 4 Ports Model RC-305E
Pros: It works for a while.
Cons: I have the same problem Matthew has. The communications stop after a while, It sometimes fails after 20 minutes, and sometimes runs for 24 hours. Sometimes after waking from sleep it will be dead, sometimes not.
Other Thoughts: I have Win7 pro 64 bit.
I tried every which way to get and install drivers. It still will die after a while. Twice I got a BSOD when installing.
As Matthew said, using Device Manager to disable then enable the port will fix it for a while. You must close the port first for this to have an effect. Rebooting will also get it going.
I have an RC-301 two port PCI card that has worked fine for a couple of years. I will get another.