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ASRock A75M-HVS FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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Pros: Cheap straight forward board with a decent amount of goodies loaded on it. USB 3.0 with a pretty high maximum amount of RAM.

Cons: I purchased 15 units of these boards to build new PCs at cost for a local non-profit in need. Cost was a big issue as I wasn't looking to make anything on the deal. Out of the 15, I have had 2 boards that are flaky as hell. I've done all the right troubleshooting things (build the system out of a case, remove components one at a time, upgraded to latest BIOS, etc.) but they will just NOT run and be stable with the SSD drive I purchased for them. I can install windows (Win7 64-bit and Vista 32-bit both tried) just fine. Drivers install. Updates run. And then... the wave of BSODs start. The units won't recover from sleep. BSOD from idling at the desktop. I've put an older mechanical SATA HD from a laptop on one of the motherboards and so far it has been more stable. You'd think that would point to the HD right? Well, I slapped the same HD in the aforementioned laptop and install windows... rock solid operation. So it isn't the hard drive. I got my hands on one of the other PCs I built and which has been running flawlessly for over 4 months now. I used it to swap components one at a time with this last troublemaker of a build. I’m down to the motherboard as the last component to swap and none of the changes fixed anything so I’m going with something on this last board is the ultimate issue. One of the two boards died and went all flaky within a week. RMAed it and so far so good. Now this second board has started up about 5 months after. Hopefully I can RMA it as well and get this last computer built and make the non-profit happy. I'm giving only 3 out of 5 stars because having 2 boards out of 15 have issues in the same sort of way is a pretty high fail rate IMO.

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Display Name: David R.

Date Joined: 09/26/06

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