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This review is from: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: FX support out of the box, mine worked with BIOS 1.00
Good overclocking for FX-4100 with BIOS 1.20. 4.6Ghz 24/7 overclock can get 4.8Ghz
It has the features I needed at the right price.
Cons: Limited overclocking of FX-6 and FX-8 processors due to a fairly lightweight VRM compared to 990fx boards.
Other Thoughts: If you overclock, make sure to disable APM, C1e, C6, and thermal throttling. If you dont you will show high Mhz, but get bad performance due to the chip throttling.
This throttling is usually not evident in monitoring programs due to it happening faster than the programs refresh cycle.
Pros: Customer service was quick, although shipping to Taiwan was pricey.
Cons: Memory is incompatible with the gigabyte ga-880gm-ud2h v1.0 motherboards for some reason, maybe due to the minimum 1.6v on the VDIMM?
Other Thoughts: Installed in another manufacturers 880g motherboard and works fine, just had to set VDIMM to 1.5vREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-880GM-UD2H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Cheap, HDMI, decent IGP, X6 support
Cons: Have yet to have one run totally stable. Installed 8 with 1333 DDR3 and all 8 have had issues. Have tried alternate ram configurations / manufactures, with a little success. Slight improvements in stability but still having problems. Memory will pass memtest86+ but fail windows memory diagnostic. using Windows 7 X64 pro.
Other Thoughts: I am still unsure where the problem lies, this might be a stable board but I have bad memory modules. but 8 back to back failures with memories seem highly unlikely. This problem could be resolved with a bios update if it is motherboard related though.READ FULL REVIEW