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ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

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  • AMD 970 + SB950
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2100(OC) / 1866(OC) / 1800(OC) / 1600(OC) / 1333 / 1066 / 800

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Supporting socket AM3+ and 8-Core CPU, this board is designed to build up the most powerful system and deliver the most demanding technology for advanced users. Just enjoy next generation computing with ASRock 8-Core CPU ready motherboard.

100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors with Digi Power provide buttery smooth, efficient and stable power solution. There's also ASRock's exclusive XFast family including XFast USB, XFast LAN, and the newest member – XFast RAM, which remarkably buffs up the system's performance while extending your HDDs or SDDs lifespan at the same time. This ASRock AM3+ 970 Motherboard has got just about everything you could wish for build a perfect system around.

 

  • newegg XFast RAM - Fully Optimize Memory Usage It fully utilizes the memory space that cannot be used under Windows 32-bit OS. ASRock XFast RAM also shortens the loading time of previously visited websites, making web surfing faster than ever. And it also boosts the speed of Adobe Photoshop 5 times faster. Another advantage of ASRock XFast RAM is that it reduces the frequency of accessing your SSDs or HDDs in order to extend their lifespan.
  • newegg XFast LAN Technology ASRock XFast LAN is a smart productivity tool to help you manage your priorities of internet applications, simplify your digital life and accomplish more. The innovative features include: Internet Application Prioritization, Lower Latency in Game, Traffic Shaping and Real-Time Analysis of Your Data. It's the smartest way to control your web programs.
  • newegg ASRock XFast USB Technology - Faster Than Your Imagination! ASRock XFast USB Technology redefines the new standard in high performance computing. Proving once again to be the pioneer in motherboard industry, ASRock XFast USB Series Motherboards integrate with the latest XFast USB Technology which delivers the world's fastest USB data transfer speed. The ASRock XFast USB technology can boost USB 3.0 performance up to 5X faster!
  • newegg Digi Power More Precise, More Efficient. By adopting digital pulse-width modulation (PWM), the ASRock motherboard can provide CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly. Compared to analog PWM, digital PWM can optimize the CPU power solution and provide a proper and stable Vcore for the processor.
  • newegg Graphical UEFI – The Revolutionary BIOS Interface Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a revolutionary BIOS utility which offers tweak-friendly options in an advanced viewing interface. Compared with traditional BIOS design, the latest UEFI utility provides lots improved functions. The major features of UEFI include: graphical visual experience, mouse enabling and support for 3TB bootable HDD.
  • newegg AXTU - The All-in-1 Tuning Software ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) is an all-in-one software to fine-tune different features in a user-friendly interface, which includes Hardware Monitor, Fan Control, Overclocking, OC DNA and IES. In Hardware Monitor, it shows the major readings of your system. In Fan Control, it shows the fan speed and temperature for you to adjust. In Overclocking, you are allowed to adjust the CPU frequency, ratio and some voltages for optimal system performance. In OC DNA, you can save your OC settings as a profile and share with your friends. Your friends then can load the OC profile to their own system to get the same OC settings. In IES (Intelligent Energy Saver), the voltage regulator can reduce the number of output phases to improve efficiency when the CPU cores are idle without sacrificing computing performance.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Strong

Pros: Bought it in 2011 DEC and still runs.

Cons: None

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Nice motherboard

Pros: Been running great for 5 years straight.

Cons: none to think off

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great little mobo with some decent benefits

Pros: I've had this board running strong for over 5 years, and I hope it lasts for a good bit longer.

Cons: The free software it comes bundled with is pretty garbage, to be honest. But it's free! Very easy to forget about and move on when you didn't sink any money into it.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
great board for the money

Pros: board worked perfect for just over 4.5 years of heavy daily uses with a amd 8 core processor. saturday puter just shut down. when finally got it to restart nadda but cooling fans ran. yesterday i ordered a new one, for 65 bucks after rebate will be happy to get another 4.5 years out of te new one

Cons: had to leave side off puter with a big fan blowing air into it to keep 8 core processor under 180 degrees...but that mostly my fualt as i run 3 browser with multiple games running at same time.

as others have said, putting in the memory is tricky as it is very tight and takes alot of pressure to get it to lock

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
4 Years and still rocking!

Pros: Love everything about this board.

Cons: It was not free

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great motherboard. Bought 12/9/2011

Pros: Works great with my FX-4130 quad core and 16 GB of Kingston DDR3 1600. No problems.

Cons: No USB 3.0 header.

Other Thoughts: Have had this board for almost 5 years with no problems. I see lots of negative reviews on this mobo. I must have got a good one.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Dead after 3 years

Pros: Lots of fan headers

Cons: Never liked some usb devices
Didn't have usb3.0 headers only on the back
won't post

Other Thoughts: never tried to overclock or anything with it

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
was good for a year

Pros: decent motherboard, did what it was supposed to

Cons: after a year the ram slots started doing weird things. I know i had perfectly good ram but the slots were messing up my startup.

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