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ASRock Fatal1ty H87 Performance LGA 1150 Intel H87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Gaming Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Lots of power and goodies

Cons: Intel VGA driver fails to load

Other Thoughts: This is a follow-up to my previous post. I got a response to my contact through their web page to download the latest driver from their website. But in my communication to them I pointed out that it WAS the latest drivers that failed to load! Their comment in the review was to contact them through their web page, which I already had.

Unfortunately, they have had no helpful response and Newegg's return policy on this motherboard is restricted. I will have to cut my losses and buy another board from a different mfgr.

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ASRock Fatal1ty H87 Performance LGA 1150 Intel H87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Gaming Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This board has lots of power and lots of goodies. Unfortunately, see below.

Cons: I am using an Intel i5-4430 processor with 16GB of DDR3-1600 RAM. The RAM is only detected as DDR3-1333. But more importantly, the intel VGA driver won't load. All the Bios and drivers are up2date, but no matter what I can't get the Intel drivers working. Therefore I am stuck with the basic Microsoft VGA driver or must add a separate video card---neither of which are an acceptable option. Waiting for Asrock Technical response.

Other Thoughts: Great motherboard, and very fast, except for the driver issue.

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Logitech 915-000201 PC / MAC Infrared / Bluetooth Harmony Ultimate Remote Control
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I love the web programming feature of this system. It is much better than with earlier versions. The phone/tablet ability is cute, but cumbersome. Most people will prefer the remote to using a tablet. The rf link to a hub, and then an IR blaster solves a lot of aiming and sensitivity problems.

Cons: But the touch screen is the Achilles heel. It will select when you want to slide, slide when you want to select, do nothing when you want to do something, and do something when you want to do nothing!! You have to concentrate when you want to use it, and who wants to concentrate on the remote when you are cuddling in front of an entertainment system.
There are other weaknesses. If you have two cable boxes, you still only get one set of favorites (for one of the boxes). If you manually add a favorite, the channel number you add shows up twice, but the label doesn't show at all (example: add channel 220, CSPAN. The number 220 shows up both inside and below the icon. The label, CSPAN, doesn't show up at all!)
My wife didn't like the remote, so I bought a second, Smart Control. I could not program it to the same hub as the Ultimate, but had to add a second hub and second IR blaster for her to use. Works, but awkwardly.

Other Thoughts: The concept for the Ultimate with the user interface of the older model 880 would be a great combination. THAT's what I wish I had.

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Douglas B.'s Profile

Display Name: Douglas B.

Date Joined: 02/24/02

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 10/21/10
  • Last Review: 11/27/13
  • Most Favorable Review: 4 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 1 out of 5 eggs
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