Is Asus quality going down hill?
- From: Jordan <nojunk_allowed@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 06:31:07 -0700 (PDT)
I have been using Asus MoBos for many years. I still have my A7V
boards and earlier in test stations that have been running perfectly
This past year I have to describe the quality of the new mainbords as
very poor. In the past 12 months I purchased 8-10 of the M2V boards.
The all had some glitch that has made them not usable with a
particular PCI card that we need to run some of our test equipment.
We had to reduce the 4000+ chips to about 3200+ speeds just to get the
equipment to work.
After that we figured it might be the VIA chipset so we switched to
the M2N for the next batch of 6. We configure all the computers
exactly the same way - By using Microsoft's RIS server to
automatically install everything. Well one board would not get past
"Starting Windows" in text mode so I did a manual install to see what
could be the issue. Well despite this board being the same Rev, same
BIOS, same jumpers on the board and a line by line compare of the
BIOS, this board would only load a different nVidia driver for the
drive controller. Both board had the exact same PCI hardware ID for
the SATA controllers, but on set would load NVATA.sys and the other
would only work wit NVATABUS.SYS. How the heck does that happen????
Now I just started using the M3A boards and not a single one in the
batch were able to reboot after being used for a while. It turned out
that I had to update the bios and downgrade the drivers of the NIC to
keep the NIC from overheating. Now they appear to be working, but how
could something like this not be caught?
Now some of the board with the Attansic L1 Gigabit nic just have the
NIC dissappear. It appears in the bios, but then it is gone after the
board has been on for the day. Even when you reboot the bios shows it
is on, but if you hit the F8 button for a boot selection it is not on
Am I just having really bad luck or is Asus just really going down
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