Maybe I can add a little life to an old thread for those interested?
I recently became in need of a quality (2) PCI socket 990FX mobo for a project and the Fatal1ty Pro came up in my research. After reading all the (old) PC reviews of this mobo from last year, I noted a number of common issues, some that still seem to be unresolved a year plus onward.
One issue that reviewers discovered was that the temp readouts did not correspond to those of other hardware temp software known to be accurate. In some instances fan speed controllers did not function properly either. Manual overclocking changes sometimes doesn't actually change the setting, even though it appears to change in the BIOS. Squeal from a number of mobos have forced them to be RMA'ed.
Perhaps the most troubling of all the noted issues is the complete lack of Tech Support from Asrock. Bascially if you contact Asrock Tech Support (sic) they offer two options:
1. Reseat the CPU and use one stick of RAM to try to fix all mobo issues, which obviously can't work
2. Contact your mobo seller for an RMA if you are within 30 days from purchase.
If neither of the above fixes your problem, lord help you as Asrock is NOT interested in providing any end user support. They prefer to only deal with OEMs like HP where they sell thousands of boards per week.
I read one report that Asrock Netherlands Tech Support was OK, but no good reports from anywhere else. Asrock's official website lists Tweaktown and OCW forums as their "official" customer support device. Neither of these forums is even remotely close to being supported by Asrock reps. On the rare occasion when someone from Asrock does posts, it's the two options listed above, cut and pasted. No solutions to any problems are ever provided.
So the jury is still out on this mobo. It has potential but without proper Asrock engineering support customers can end up with a useless, expensive paperweight.
I guess Asrock and the rest of the Asian mobo makers generate so much profit they don't need to address product issues?