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ASRock FM2A88M-HD+ FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Easy install, USB 3.0, good RAM capacity.

Cons: The first one was DOA, the 2nd one had a few problems with the installation.

Other Thoughts: This is an update to my previous rating. The original MB was DOA. I didn't start my build until 31 days after I ordered it. I had to RMA (jump through a lot of hoops) to the manufacturer. When I installed the 2nd board, it initially appeared to be DOA as well, no post, no video.

I checked with a more technically competent friend about the installation. He suggested that instead of just placing the APU in the slot and locking it down, I should place it in the slot, PUSH IT DOWN FIRMLY, and then latch it into place. IT WORKED!!

I installed an A10 Trinity processor and 16 GB of pc 1600 ram. It is working well now. Not a speed demon by any stretch of the imagination (I'm not a gamer), but it appears to be more than adequate for any business or home computing tasks. If it remains stable, I'll update to the latest A10 processor.

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SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6570 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready  Video Card (100324L)
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good price and decent specs.

Cons: Doesn't work

Other Thoughts: I'm going to have to start putting my systems together quicker. I bought this in Aug 2013. I quite often buy parts well in advance of when I need them

I was completing a build this week and remembered that I had purchased this card. Installed in an ASRock FFM2A88M D4 (Bolton) MB along with 16GB of pc 1600 ram and an A10-Trinity processor. Nothing, zilch, nada. Couldn't get any video at all. It's too late to return to NewEgg. I'l see if I have any luck with the manufacturer.

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ASRock FM2A88M-HD+ FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good size, adequate number of ports, easy install, good price for a new "Bolton" motherboard.

Cons: DOA

Other Thoughts: I purchased this from New Egg approximately 2 months ago. Unfortunately, I didn't get around to assembling the computer until 31 days after purchase.

CPU fan, case, fan, DVD and HD all started. It would not post or show any video. I contacted As Rock support. After disconnecting and re-installing everything, it was determined that the MB was simply dead. They provided an RMA after a few days and I returned the MB.

Yesterday, I received the replacement and re-installed everything. Same problem, fans and drives all appeared to be working, but I could not get any video or get the MB to post. I'm going to get a local experienced tech to check everything out (again) before I quit. If he verifies my findings, I will probably give up and order another brand. The shipping costs to send them back will soon be approaching the cost of the original unit.

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Jack P.'s Profile

Display Name: Jack P.

Date Joined: 07/26/10

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 01/10/13
  • Last Review: 02/05/14
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