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ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

  • AMD 990FX
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2100(OC) /1866
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • 1/9/2015 12:20:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked for a while

Pros: The motherboard was cheap when i got it. i bought it for $85.00 which was a good deal. It has 4 fan headers and 2 cpu fan headers which is more than most AM3+ mobos. but now getting into the cons because this past year and half with this mobo is scary.

Cons: The motherboard first month i used it had failing usb ports. Which didn't either fully power peripherals or didnt even work. so i have 2 broken usb ports and the rest are really weak its unable to power for example a USB wireless adapter and charged any phone really slowly. I did contact Asrock. i lost the email i sent them but they never replied to me when i filed for a replacement. Which has left me with a bad impression with asrock. i dont think i am going to buy another motherboard from them unless it gets well known for being a really good motherboard. another problem was with the bios. the sensors for the cpu temps were off by quite a lot and it doesnt detect all my drives so i was unable to select what drive i wanted it to boot up. i had to wait and press F11 and select it manually. i also really wish that it had USB 3.0 but that is understandable because it was made when USB 3.0 wasn't on every case and the last thing is that this board is really fragile, has a lot of flex. Then the placement of the slots is farther back away so it makes you to either not full make contact with the pins or bend the front of the graphics card so you can be able to screw it in.

Other Thoughts: i wouldnt pay more than 90 for this motherboard. good thing i didn't.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

Sorry for the inconvenience. We always do our best to support customers. Unfortunately, it does not meet your needs.
However, we do reply both email and phone promptly except on week-end and holidays.
Please contact us at 909-590-8308 or http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We will assist you shortly.


Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp

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  • 1/7/2015 3:37:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: fast FSB

Cons: none

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  • 1/5/2015 9:05:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT BOARD

Pros: Stable. Fast. No issues at all. I ran with a 6-core 3.5 cpu and the board has treated me very well. Easy to setup and use. I have had it for a year now. I just bought another and hope to enjoy the same benefits as the first one.

Cons: None after a year of use.

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  • Random_Sage
  • 12/22/2014 7:14:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsweak mosfets

Pros: did quite well for the price, what time i had it.

Cons: was clearly meant to have air blown directly on the vrm heat sink from stock air cooler.

Other Thoughts: I installed a water cooler to replace my 8350 stock cooler (which was louder than all my case fans.) did well for a couple of days until one day i smelled something burning. My computer died shortly after. tried a reboot just to see something flair out in my case. After inspection and research, I found out it was one of the mosfets under the rather small heatsink next to the CPU. have had this just over a year and the warranty has expired. will probably get a tougher mobo as a replacement. next time ill pay more attention to build quality rather than base price. It's an okay Mobo, just dont do anything fancy without understaning the risk.

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  • 12/12/2014 11:50:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY

Pros: Looks to have all the best features of other motherboards but do not be fooled! Good features are great when they work, and they do not work on this motherboard

Cons: I am honestly very surprised New Egg still sells this junk! This motherboard did not work right from the first day, it took me until now to finally pin point the source of all my problems. I should have returned this thing as soon as I got it. My system is was unstable with this board, exhibited random freezes and reboots. This board rebooted so much that it caused a failed HDD. All user input from USB randomly freezes, sometimes my processor sits idling at 50%. I determined it was not my OS causing these problems as I installed Win 7 multiple times cleanly and finally recently installed Win 8. I also ruled out the HDD by trying different drives and now have a nice SSD installed. I am very unhappy with ASRock and will absolutely never buy from them again! Get something good like ASUS, do not waste your time and money on ASRock!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

Sorry for the problem that you having on mainboard.
Please trouble shoot the mainboard below to see if its address the issue.
Load the BIOS default.
Test with single memory module.
Check the CPU and system are not overheating.
If problem still persist, please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp

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  • Chris H
  • 12/11/2014 12:59:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid, would give 3.5 eggs if i could

Pros: -Great look in my opinion
-sli compatibility
-easy and user-friendly bios
-no MAJOR problems
-990fx chipset
-have had it for almost a year now, not dead yet lol (reading the reviews kinda freaks me out though)

Cons: -had some problems early on figuring out the wifi..tried EVERYTHING didnt work at all. eventually i just decided to use an ethernet connection, problem solved
-not sure if this in normal for boards, but they decided to put the CPU plug all the way in the top left so if you cant reach your cords behind the mobo you better hope your psu has long cables
-in the early going, had problems with major crashes and freezes in while surfing the web and in game. (still have minor issues with freezing but never in the OS. usually chrome will freeze, then everything will freeze for like 30 seconds-but not sure if that is the boards fault)
-I bought a 120 gig samsung evo ssd for booting, and had ENORMOUS trouble out of the gate. the computer would boot, but the screen would turn grey for like a whole minute, then eventually go to windows. For some reason the problem stopped (knock on wood) and boot times are back to normal.
-not crazy about the placement of the SATA ports. They are right underneath where you install the GPU on the right side of the board, and instead of facing up like most, they are stacked on each other making it near IMPOSSIBLE to plug cords in (i have 2 hdd's, an ssd, and an optical drive so the process was not easy.
-had a few issues getting the different drives to read, but time healed those issues i guess
-RAM trouble was pretty annoying. My ram comes at 2133 Mhz (which this board supports) but for some reason it wasnt letting me put the speed past 1600. like my other issues, time also healed it (lord knows why)
-also, I cant get the board to read all 8gb of my ram... i have done a ton of research on the issue, and tried to work through it in the bios, but it only registers 7.47gb (not a major issue, im not hacking NASA so 7.47 is all i need, but again it is something i have to mention)

Other Thoughts: Overall I am pleased with this purchase, but my confidence is pretty grim. This board is VERY unpredictable, and by reading the reviews it really is just chance that you get a good one (like myself). To summarize, a few issues getting things to register, but so far time has been the remedy (which i find really bizarre, but hey!) The 990fx chipset allows for reasonable upgrades, and i hope that my board maintains its condition for a while longer. I know i mentioned a lot of criticism for a 4 egg board, but to be honest the issues havnt been a barrier for me. I am a student who mainly uses this computer to do some homework, and gaming on the weekend and i guess i just got lucky with my particular board. if i could give it 3.5 eggs i would, but all things considered I will round up :) have a nice day

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  • Mitch
  • 12/3/2014 12:16:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointment

Pros: Big board with lots of options
Decent UEFI BIOS

Cons: High Price for such low quality

Constant CPU throttling at stock speed makes many games unplayable

Very choppy gaming from the day I bought it.

Was misled when ASRock said this board supports the FX8350 processor then they take it off the list (I always wondered why I was getting such poor performance)

I wasted over $100 for a motherboard that doesn't work as advertised and I cannot be reimbursed.

I got much better performance out of a $45 Asus M5A78L

Other Thoughts: Had high hopes for this board. When I got it I was happy thinking I would be getting a board that would be a decent upgrade platform. Had performance issues from the day I "upgraded" to it. Everything about it looked right. Now I know this board is whats holding my PC back from being a stable gaming platform. Will not buy ASRock again.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please load the BIOS default.
Allow better air circulation inside the chassis and area of CPU, VRM and North Bridge chipset to avoid throttling.
If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp

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  • rtkamb
  • 11/28/2014 8:46:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works. No problems installing or using this piece of hardware.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I'v seen a lot of bad things said about this board, but none of them have happened to me (yet)

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  • Mike
  • 11/23/2014 5:06:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOK

Pros: Good price for the features.

Cons: Overall, this motherboard has functioned well. However, it has exhibited a very annoying problem of freezing all user input for 20 to 30 seconds every once in a while. I suspect it is due to the USB 3.0 controller/driver, but have never been able to remedy it.

Other Thoughts: This is my first and last ASRock motherboard. I just purchased and installed an ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 and it works flawlessly. I'm using it right now to write this review. No random freezes. Just works.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AsRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. As always, we glad to replacing the mainboard if it mainboard is defective.
Please contact us at user@asrockamerica.com. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

AsRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@asrockamerica.com
Phone 909-590-8308

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  • 11/22/2014 1:40:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdied 1 month out of warranty

Pros: Great price, came with combo 8gb Ram. PCI slots, lots of SATA ports

Cons: Ram didn't work, very picky with any ram.
SATA drives would not run AHCI mode for SSD, both samsungs and a corsair said the same thing and wouldn't run ahci. BIOS said it was on, but software stated otherwise.

Other Thoughts: I thought it would be a great board. RAM issues from the get go. Used a FX-6350 125W and could never over clock it without blue screen issues. As others have stated about the 125W issues (VRM's are cheaply made and overheat), seems that they changed the specs of the board after many people purchased.

AVOID ASROCK, not a quality product. After replacing the MoBo with a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 and spending 2 hours with Microsoft explaining why I needed to reactivate my Win7 serial due to a cheap board. All is well now.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AsRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. The mainboards usually work for years, unfortunately, due to nature of electronic product, it can happen. For the RMA mainboard, we replace the mainboard with stress test to assure working fine before shipped. As always, we appreciate your purchase and review. If you have any technical questions or warranty issues in the future please contact us at user@asrockamerica.com or call us 909-590-8308

Thank you

AsRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@asrockamerica.com

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