Joined on 01/22/09
Building 2 new computers
Pros: I'm building 2 new computers that both call for this specific memory. One system is using the ASRock X570 PRO4 motherboard, the other using the X570 Taichi motherboard. I wanted to be able to swap the RAM, and have the maximum RAM density, as the X570 will allow up to 128GB on these motherboards.
Cons: none as yet
Overall Review: Yes, would recommend.
Pros: Sometimes they worked.
Cons: The special driver from Corsair called iCue was very hard and slow to install, and required a system reboot. It also required a system reboot to uninstall. And changing to major versions has to be done manually. Come on! It's a headset! It is supposed to work as a basic headset with just the default Windows drivers. I found that the sound was constantly cutting-out during a conversation: I'd be talking, and suddenly the computer would beep and a voice in my ears would say 'mic on'. It say a few more words, and the voice would say 'mic on' again. Like ever 10 seconds. I'm going back to pure analog headphones.
Overall Review: Not recommended.
a very pretty board. Be nice if all the features on it worked.
Pros: 3/14/2022 purchased again! Still pretty. About all I can say. 11/9/2019 purchase Much prettier than my X370 Taichi. I'm using this for Linux program development, in particular for compiling Linux myself, and I wanted something powerful.
Cons: 3/14/2022 purchased again! Purchased specifically to build a new clean Windows 11 system. Went with a 5600G cpu this time. my first Zen 3. BUT: It is absolutely impossible to make use of the onboard Intel i211 ethernet port! Enabling the port in the UEFI(BIOS) causes both Windows 10 and 11 to be stuck on the recovery screen where it says that Windows didn't load correctly. I'm presently limping along with an old USB-connected wifi stick, and I'm extremely disappointed. I'm downgrading my previous 5-egg review to 3 eggs. Somebody needs to make this right for me. 11/9/2019 purchase I would have liked this to have the same 10-ports of SATA-support that the X370 Taichi motherbaord had. Since I'm using Linux, the onboard video isn't going to be of any use to me, and is a wasted feature.
Overall Review: 3/14/2022 purchased again! I had high-hopes, and high-expectations, buying one of these before. It seems to be OK for Linux, but not usable on Windows 10 or Windows 11. Unless maybe if you purchase an additional ethernet card for it! 11/9/2019 purchase It is a good board. It was on-sale the day I purchased it, and went back up in price afterwards. Probably about the best of ASRock's X570 motherboards at the moment. I expect to get several years of work out of it.
Cons: This older computer has a 20-pin ATX power connector. The power supply has a 24-pin ATX power connector. The last 4-pins are not detachable. The power supply's instruction manual says the last 4 pins are detachable, and warns against using them in anything other than the MB connector.
Overall Review: I needed a power supply to troubleshoot an older computer that had a cheap power supply. Symptom: power would shut itself down after a minute, and I'd have to unplug it from the AC to reset it.
Overall Review: This is my first AMD CPU with the integrated graphics feature. While it was nice to have the integrated graphics for initial system setup without another card, the driver for it has some error, and it kept putting my display into the wrong mode and making the screen flicker a lot.