Originally Posted by Shaded War
I'd stick with whats been proven quality over the years, and that's Asus. The digi+ caps on Asus boards run real tight voltage tolerances once LLC is set, which the Asrock just won't do.
My brother has nothing but issues with his Asrock board, will never buy again. Tried numerous BIOS versions and updates over the last year and they can't be bothered to fix them. Even with my rated DDR3-2400 RAM the Asrock board couldent do 1866 without major errors yet I can run 2400 all day in my Asus board.
*sorry for the derail*
Which specific ASrock board did/does he have? And which CPU? Can't tell you anything beyond 2133, as that is where ASrock locks the SB processors, but my E4 will run 2133MHz RAM (samsung 1600 OC) @ .05V less than my P8P67 WS (talking 1.65V vs 1.7V) both giving no errors with memtest ran for 12 hours.
If you have a serious ussue with th eRAM system, then you can RMA the board to ASrock and they will fix it. My experience with their support was not great, but they did act fast (I needed a BIOS chip, and it took them 4 times to get one here undamaged. Would not be that big of an issue if I did not have to pay for the chip and shipping in the first place. :/ *Again sorry for the derail*
And @OP, I am with him, get the Asus unless the ASrock has something you need that the asus doesn't, like PCI or a better colour scheme (which if you want a deification brown board, I feel sorry for you)