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ASRock H77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Alot of features. Almost everything works. Plenty of ports, fan headers. System (when I got it working) ran my 42" hd system beautifully.

Cons: Possible problems with ram compatibility. See below. SDD\SDD ports can prove difficult to connect cables with because of side mount if you are using a small case. If that is the situation you find yourself in, I reccomend connecting the cables to the sata 6 ports first, THEN completing install of board into case. There are two sata ports that face UP that you can use for slower components. (DVD)

Other Thoughts: Recommended Ram does not run at rated speed. Installed 2 sticks of Gskill Ram, stock #F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 listed as compatible, but did NOT run at rated speed. (1600) Board properly identified the ram and ran the ram at its rated specs, but the system would not stay running. Was forced to downclock. Removed everything from board with the exception of the SSD drive, CPU and Ram and had trouble with crashing, video corruption, and freezing. Ran the board with onboard cpu video only and tried with older Geforce 460 with same problems. Ran with 1 stick of memory, in various slots, same problems. Testing with other stick, no go.

After doing additional research for this board, found that many people are having issues with ram. After several hours of troubleshooting, downclocked ram to 1333 and board ran fine. Paired with an I3-2100, Samsung 840 128gb, and a high quality corsair power supply. Ran bios on default settings. The downclocking issue isn't worth my time and trouble to RMA, as it isn't a gaming pc. Leaving open the possibility that the ram is faulty, and will try other ram when I get the chance. If it is incorrectly binned ram, then the board gets five stars. Will update once I find out.

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Display Name: Craig L.

Date Joined: 04/09/01

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