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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Motherboard, September 28, 2012
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This review is from: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard (Personal Computers)
I got this motherboard a couple of weeks ago and I took my time to build the system. There were no surprises good or bad. I looked at motherboards from three other manufacturers, visited their websites, and read the reviews here at Amazon and at other online retailers. Something that I noticed is that the more advanced the motherboard is, the more one star reviews it gets. So there are a couple of things I want to comment on.

There is no memory controller on the motherboard. The memory controller is part of the CPU and that is also true of Intel systems. Search for the term "memory controller" at AMD's support site. They have some nice charts and a lot of information about their CPUs. If you're planning on overclocking RAM with a Phenom II, you probably won't like what AMD says about that. Another thing about RAM is that some of it just does not work well with some motherboards and CPUs. I suspect that Asus would prefer that you use their QVL but if you visit the sites of whichever brands of RAM that you like and ask questions in the support forums, the RAM manufacturers will point you to their products that they know will work with your motherboard/CPU.
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Initial post: Jan 5, 2013 10:04:42 PM PST
Andrew says:
I purchased this mobo in December and so far have not run into any issues; it updated very easily with usb flash back and to date has had several bios revisions, where as my last mobo had 2 bios updates over a period of 4 years (from xp to win 7)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 4:37:55 PM PST
A. Wolf says:
I've had it about 4 months now and this is the best motherboard I've used. I especially like the way that the bios can be flashed with USB.

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 4:03:41 PM PST
Norseman says:
The big trouble with some memory list (Gigabyte) is the list is so old there are no 8gb sticks listed and few 4gb sticks. I found G.Skill to be very helpful. Each stick has a QVL tab on the ram product discription.
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