Pros: ... good question, IDK yet ...
Cons: Bought this board, due to it's features and since I have had at least 4 other Asus Mobos with good results. Installed it went to boot up ... nothing ... after 45 or more of checking everything I eventually pulled the CPU (new AMD quad core 3.0 ghz) and found 2 pins bent .... now understand I have installed at least 20 cpus since I started messing with computers back in oh, about 84. I have never messed one up installing it! But, well "stuff" happens, so I went to re-install my old CPU (luckily compatible with the new mobo also) ... didn't get far, pulled the CPU off again, and found the same 2 pins bent! There is something wrong with the CPU socket! Now I had both a new mobo and a new cpu (that the new mobo messed up) to RMA. Newegg was very good about sending RMA approval, I sent thewm back 5 days ago, and haven't got notification they were recvd yet ... wish me luck! I won't "down the CPU or Newegg ... because it happens" ... shrug
Other Thoughts: Never had this happen before, I'm usually happy with my mobos (I have stuck with Epox, Abit, or Asus every time so far ...)
Manufacturer Responseear Valued Customer,
From your description, it seems like you are using an Phenom II X4 940 which is an AM2+ socket cpu. This board is an AM3 socket motherboard so can only support AM3 CPUs. Here are the list of supported CPUs on this model board:
Phenom IIX3 710
Phenom IIX3 720
Phenom IIX4 805
Phenom IIX4 810
Phenom IIX4 910
Phenom IIX4 925
For further technical support, please contact us at 1-812-282-2787 and reference case# NE343825.