Joined on 07/15/15
Great memory, dropped right into my Dell D830 laptop and worked perfectly
Pros: Easy to open packaging, plug and play. Dropped right into my Dell D830 and worked flawlessly bringing my memory to 12 GB. We shall see how the memory performs over time and will reassess the 5-star rating. Right now, all is great.
Cons: The external mailing packaging was, in my opinion, larger than needed. But that is a NewEgg issue and not against the memory.
Motherboard with an attitude
Pros: 1. Future proofing with USB 3.1 ports and X99. 2. Runs well with the Intel 5820K CPU. 3. Motherboard is solid with no flex and packed tightly with components. 4. The A&B BIOS is a great feature if you’re playing around with the settings, you can always go back to a working BIOS solution.
Cons: 1. I tried a PS/2 Mouse I had hanging around and it did not work. Can’t say that the motherboard was bad or the mouse was bad. Since it really didn’t matter to me, it’s a non-issue. I suspect the chipset used had PS/2 support and ASRock just brought the port out to the rear of the board. I would have preferred another USB 3.0/3.1 port. 2. HDD saver only supports 2 HDDS. The motherboard supports RAID, think three drives would have been better. I have an SSD (256GB) for OS and Boot and three 3TB drives in a Raid 5 array for data storage (video and picture editing). HDD Saver would have been useful here. 3. I have no need for Thunderbolt support. 4. I have R.G. 2400 DDR4 ram (2 x 8GB) and the BIOS sees it as 2133 not 2400. 5. Another set of fan ports would have been nice.
Overall Review: Wholeheartedly concur with another reviewer: Start with a fresh install of Windows! Enough said. The Motherboard lost an egg for the inclusion of the PS/2 port instead of something more usefull and the need for more fan ports. I'm still investigating the 2400 ram being seen as 2133. All said, I'd recommend this board to others.