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Sound Board Apart From Memory Issues
on 8 February 2014
This board does most of the things it says. It has good performance and isn't the quietest of boards all the time, with some of the chipsets getting a little warm causing fans to go mad sometimes.
I have encountered an issue which I thought to be a 'feature' early on, but had ignored it as it wasn't a problem. 2 of the RAM slots are indeed faulty and do not detect any ram in there. This unfortunately are the A1 and B1 slots, so dual channel memory mode cannot be enabled. I thought it was originally because of a mismatched pair of RAM, but having tried to upgrade the RAM (a year later after warranty has expired) I have found that I can't just add in 4 sticks. This is very disappointing and I will want seek to replace the board as soon as money allows.
This appears to be a known fault and if you search it you can find several examples of people having this issue.
All in all, there are similar boards out there from manufacturers. I would recommend you avoid this one due to known faults in them, although you may get 'lucky' and have a working one. It's not worth risking however when there are other boards and manufacturers without this issue for the same price and general reputation (Gigabyte, Biostar etc.)