Joined on 04/08/04
Pros: Good board no memory problems with 1.8 volt mem. Video works well.
Cons: Had heat problems with north bridge being very close to video card. card up to 76c with stock cooling. added a zalman cooler to card and processor and runs cool now.
Overall Review: Built 2 computers with this mb and have had no issues but no manual and heat problem. There is good manufacturer support online.
Pros: I'm not sure there are any.
Cons: Trying to set up a network to go and find drivers for MB, security, and having to sit and see a computer that would be ranked a 10 on XP ranked a 4.9 on this slow moving toad of a program. 2 gig of memory is not enough to satisfy the 50 or so programs loaded at startup. After several failures Auto Update did find a sound driver that would work that could actually be installed!
Overall Review: If vista looks for a fix for your problem and finds one and you click on download it asks if you really want to do that? It's an ok program that I participated in beta testing and the RC1 program for Ultima but I have found no new advances that are advantagous for myself.
Pros: Great micro board
Cons: Had a old copy of vista home premium laying around and tried it with this board. Required down loading all drivers from web.
Overall Review: Matched with a old 2.2 AMD dual core with 1 meg cache along with a coule of gigs of memory and wow it works. CPU and mem keeps rating at a 4.9
Pros: when matched with a nvidia based motherboard the support is amazing compared to ati. great gaming card for the best bang for the buck.
Cons: 2 different fan control programs depending on if nvidia mb apps are loaded. Could not control fan without this support.
Overall Review: been using with cfs 3 and out performs my x850xt slightly and can actually control fan speed without a 3rd party fan control.