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Asus Crosshair V Formula Z AMD Mother-Board.
on 31 May 2017
Fitted with an AMD 8 core CPU, this mother board is busy working for us. Initially it corrupted several Linux drives, until we got the hang of turning off many of the BIOS functions related to Microsoft 'security' features. CPU is water cooled and stays cold most of the time, we are not over-clocking at all. 32GB of DDR3 RAM, capable of 2.4 GHz but running at the 1.33 GHz default. After a week, it started needing a CPU fan, despite it being turned off in the BIOS. Not a big deal, we just let the CPU's stock fan blow on the regulator's heat-sink, keeps them cool as well. Generally we are happy with this M.B, it is doing the job well, despite the oddity with the CPU fan. The warmest part is the Graphics card, also Asus with a passive cooler. Maybe we will water-cool that as well. We recommend this mother board, if running Linux make sure the BIOS is fully configured to kill all Microsoft 'features'.