Originally Posted by XNine
Oh, that sucks.
Sorry, didn't read the entire thread so I guess I missed your update. I'm sorry to hear you've had a bad experience. It's always hit or miss with motherboards (for me, at least), and I don't really trust Asus or Gigabyte anymore for the same reasons.
Hopefully you can get a refund and swap out for something that suits your needs.
thats alright, i thought i mentioned it in the first post but maybe not :/ the place i bought it from are trying to pull dirty tricks on me so its gonna be a load of hassle getting my money back but i'll keep going with it. im just gonna buy a new asus motherboard on friday so i can get back to my nice desktop pc instead of using this painfully slow laptop ive been borrowing the last few days haha >_< everyone has something bad to say about every company it seems so its good to get a bunch of different opinions and sum it all up. as i said, it looks like asrock are highly regarded here so im not gonna go around telling people they suck. but as my first experience with their hardware has been pretty damn terrible im just gonna avoid them for a while until my confidence in them grows. ive had a couple issues with asus boards but i dont feel put off by it, no company has a 100% success rate with everything they make as far as im aware!
on a side note im thinking of maybe trying out a sapphire motherboard but ive not heard much about them. anyone got any thoughts on that??