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This review is from: ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: I bought the motherboard on November 28, 2010 but didn't put together a working machine until sometime in early 2011. It has a 150 GB Velociraptor drive, 2 drives RAIDed as zero, another non-RAID hard drive and a DVD drive plus 24 GB of memory. It was the most complex computer I put together and it booted the first time without problem. I built to edit videos and only used it very occasionally. It wasn't until sometime last year when I first began to have problems. I have been using ASUS motherboards for more than a decade and all the boards worked for years with not a single problem.
Cons: I thought maybe the lack of use was the root of my problem, when after a long absence, I bought up the computer just fine and decided to check for Windows and other software updates. I left the machine for a while and when I can back it was still running but nothing I did could get it to respond. I tried everything including removing every component and changing the battery. After several days I was able to get the machine to boot and decide to flash the BIOS to 0803 in case it the previous version of the BIOS had gotten corrupted. I used it successfully in February to edit several videos. Last week I attempted to boot the computer and it was obvious that something had happened to make the situation worse. By removing the battery and the RAM, after a while I was able to get the beeps indicated no memory. Installing one 4B stick, I was able to get into the bios, even flash it, but if I left it at the point where it had booted but could not find and left it for a while, it would become unresponsive until I once again removed the RAM and battery. On one attempted I connected the boot drive and Windows attempted to repair the drive and failed. I was also able to use the ASUS DVD and the computer responded but after a short time the computer would no longer respond.
Other Thoughts: Last year, I went to the ASUS website and couldn't seem to find a good answer to my problem. It was only when I found all the comments on Newegg's site that I realized I had bought the only ASUS motherboard I've owned that seems to have multiple issues. Thanks to all who posted their comments. I filled out the form on the ASUS website on Sunday and waiting to hear from them.
I wonder if not keeping it powered up 24x7 caused some components to degrade over time.