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Pros: We were using these boards to build small low-power file servers for Point of Sales equipment. First three we built were rock solid.
Cons: Unfortunately, we got very busy and needed to build 8 file servers on the fly. 4 out of 8 boards arrived DOA. UNACCEPTABLE. 50% non-DOA rate? Is that some kind of joke? Rumor has it that the problem is with poor DVI solder points. DVI jack is made by FOXCONN, I guess they're too busy with the iPod division to put any effort into building the components that built up the business in the first place.
Other Thoughts: Switching to another board, probably not an Intel one. Intel USED to make the best boards...not anymore I guess.
Newegg refuses to do any cross ships which is absolute nonsense. Every single vendor we do business with, except for Newegg does cross ships on defective items. We may be looking for a new parts supplier as well. Spent $6k at Newegg in the last month on components alone and we can't get a cross ship???????
Pros: It doesn't blue screen the system MOST of the time.
Cons: The supplied driver CD has drivers for about 20 different products and its hard to tell which ones are for the card. Get a failed installation ANYTIME I try to run a driver install. The only way I have gotten Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit build to install a driver for it is when I use Windows Update. Every time it installs it blue screens the system. Eventually after enough reboots the device manager does pick it up. Found out today that it just plain doesn't work even if the drivers do successfully install.
Other Thoughts: We build servers for point of sales systems based off of an HP Proliant N40L microserver. You can find them here on newegg. Its basically a custom mobo with a Radeon HD 4200 and an AMD 785 chipset. All we add is 2 drives in RAID1 and a bump to 4GB of RAM. Today was the first time we actually had to run a printer off of the serial port on the server and we found out the hard way that it just plain doesn't work. Will NEVER buy again, considering returning the ones I still have in stock. COMPLETE CR@P.READ FULL REVIEW