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ASUS Maximus IV Extreme -Z - LGA 1155 - Z68 - Republic of Gamer Series - ATX Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 Motherboards Reviews

Positive Reviews

Man|aC

A breeze to Overclock with for beginners.

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Pros: Easy to overclock with most settings on auto (latest bios) Vdroop can be massaged via bios a bit without a risky pencil mod.

Cons: Cant use TRI sli with dual slot cards and sound card. Price isnt cheap if you don't overclock OR use at least two video cards.

I recently upgraded from the 775 platform and have been bewildered with excitement at the ease of overclocking with this board. It has so many tweaks you can use to get temps and power usage down whilst maintaining a steady OC. I didn't have the issues some have had hence the bias opinion. THis SB motherboard was well worth the upgrade. THe new chips dont hurt either.

Negative Reviews

Robitussin

Very Uninspired, overpriced

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Pros: Looks Nice, Multiple Connections

Cons: USB continually errors out even after bios flash**, tons of bloatware included in CDs, issues with Mushkin ram, issues with HDD detection on 3 ports

This board has been a terrible mistake since day one. After coming from a consistent EVGA board I decided to try out the "competition" and have been thoroughly dissatisfied. I can and have fixed most of the problems and most people on this site will be able to do so as well I would hope but for someone with out much knowledge this is not the board for them. USB errors occur when you have a kb/mouse plugged in before flashing the most recent bios and persist through the flash. The "EZ" Flash bios doesn't work- the program just locks up or doesn't work at all on win 7 The inordinate amount of bloatware they bundle with this mobo is ridiculous. Most users here know not to use the CDs...
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