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ASRock FM2A55M-VG3+ FM2+ 95W / FM2 100W AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Nothing it's garbage

Cons: Everything it's just bad it's dead now

Other Thoughts: This motherboard has been a problem from day one. Thought it was grounding to the case nope it wasn't this thing is just bad. I've built well over 100 computers in my life and I've never had a worse experience with a motherboard. I'm not an amature I do this for a living I'm an I. T. Manager for a large company. This thing would not post when I first got it for no apparent reason and when I finally did it would take 10 mins to get it to post again after shutting down. It kept going for about 4 months and now today nothing. It blue screened on me a few times as well. Asrock support is useless too when I asked them for a replacement they sent me an automated message telling me to update my bios, Yea I already looked at that and it was at its most recent version. So, what ever you do DON'T BUY THIS MOBO. I will never buy another asrock product not because I got one bad peice of hardware because that happens... No because their customer service is horrible. Buy this mobo if you want nothing but headache and then be forced to buy a different brand like gigabyte or msi! Thanks a ton asrock!

ASRock FM2A55M-VG3+ FM2+ 95W / FM2 100W AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: when it works its a nice mobo, the x fast software built into the mobo dose some good stuff for performance, and the over clocking suite of software dose work well.

Cons: when i first got this board it would only post like once every 3 or 4 times i powered it on, i was getting a 5 beep code from this board which means a graphics card issue, so i RMA my gt 640 thinking it was bad, then i got got the r7 260x and the same thing happened, so i bread boarded the system and it finally worked. so i inspected the board and found that the PCI E 3.0 slot, where the solder connected it to the board, it seems like the solderer who connected it to the board used to much solder because the piece was long enough to where it was grounding on the case. so i resoldered and it worked.

Other Thoughts: just be aware that there is some quality control issues with this board so buy at your own risk.

AMD Athlon X2 370K Richland Dual-Core 4.0 GHz Socket FM2 65W AD370KOKHLBOX Desktop Processor
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fast cores, at 4.0ghz. ive overclocked it to 4.3ghz on the stock cooler with no problems. this will get the job done for you.

Cons: Only Dual core, AMD dose not excel at single core performance. but in multi core they do fine so just keep that in mind. but for a budget its not bad. the stock cooler dose leave some to be desired but it has no issue cooling this little processor. anything bigger though like the amd athlon x4 750k you need a better cooler.


Kaitlin D.'s Profile

Display Name: Kaitlin D.

Date Joined: 03/22/14

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 03/30/14
  • Last Review: 08/08/14
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