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ASRock X79 Extreme6 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I just need to update my single egg review as the problem is not board related. One of the dimm was causing the issue and moving it to another socket resolved the issue. 5 stars.

Cons: .

Other Thoughts: running linux fedora w/o any issue. I hope Asrock continue producing this board.

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ASRock X79 Extreme6 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs dead after two months 09/13/2014

This review is from: ASRock X79 Extreme6 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Put in a system lightly used for about two months. Past two months this board failed giving hardware errors (see cons below).
I run Intel Fortran, ifort, and started to see strange results. It was hard to diagnose and point to the hardware causing the error. I swapped CPU and still get the same error.
I set the kernel in debug mode to find out the errors showing by the hardware.
Swapping the board with another of the same resolved the problem.

Cons: [Hardware Error]: MC2_STATUS[-|CE|-|-|AddrV]: 0x940000000000017a
[Hardware Error]: Bus Unit Error: EV error during data copyback.
[Hardware Error]: cache level: L2, tx: GEN, mem-tx: EV

Other Thoughts: The error shown above can be manifested on any system, but it is hidden, and certainly will not show up with Windows OS.
I suggest running prime to test the board while checking the result of each run.

RMA with ASRock can be a nightmare unless you have a dedicated secretary to follow up on the case. I get none, hence I threw this board in the garbage.

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ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 HDMI USB 3.0 uATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs terribly slow -- a dud or a garbage board 09/04/2014

This review is from: ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 HDMI USB 3.0 uATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Cheap, but you get what you pay for!
I needed a microATX board for a portable system. I use ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ that is too large as a board. I bought this board and switched all components to this board. It is just a slow board.

Cons: Slow with AMD Phenom II x4 when multithreading. The ASRock board performed great until I moved the components to this microATX to realize that it is really comparatively slow when multitasking even with basic X11 windowing w/o running any computational processes.
The monitoring always showed that all 4 cores are active. This does not show at all with the ASRock board!

Other Thoughts: This board cause slowness overall with AMD Phenom II X4 955. The testing was done by using a dedicated graphics card XFX Radeon 677X, and onboard graphics was disabled, onboard parallel/serial port and all other IO ports where disabled.
It is just a slow board.
I had to switch back to ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ that is super fast compared to this one.

This is a dud that deserve no egg.

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Display Name: BASSEM J.

Date Joined: 03/23/06

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