If you are thinking about buying this piece of junk – don’t. I’m very disappointed with Asus and having to deal with shipping this trash back to NewEgg.

Apparently in a rush to get something out the door to have product compatible with the new AMD Ryzen processor Asus decided to ship something they new didn’t work. I had been and Asus fan and this blog is running on an Asus motherboard. I ordered one of these because I need more that 32 gigs of ram and this board claims to support 64 gigs. I even went to Asus headquarters in Fremont California to get someone to tell me what I need to get it working and got turned away at the door.

I used to think 32 gigs was a lot of ram. But I’m using Redis and wrote an AI engine for spam filtering and 32 gigs is no longer a lot of ram.

Bottom line is – probably should wait at least a month or two before buying AM4 Ryzen products unless you know that you can actually make it work.

  1. ECA says:

    GOOD prices..and do as well as MOST of the medium and up Intel chips..
    TONS of articles on youtube..

    THATS if you want to run windows..
    Want Linux? Get the DUAL CPU and Run anythiung in ram you want…128 gigs is nice if you want it..

    • Eric says:

      I have been running an Intel i7 5930K with 64GB RAM for a whole year with no problems on an Asus X99 mobo. Would recommend, and it was a reasonable price.

  2. Tech Shopper says:

    “Apparently in a rush…”

    “…something they knew didn’t work.”

    Just curiuos. How do you KNOW these things?

    Poor quality, or poor design that can’t work .

    • ± says:

      Easy. Hell hath no fury like an IT guru scorned. They fucked with the wrong dude this time. 😲 👿🤦

    • ECA says:

      PART of the main problem with ALL the boards that came out BEFORE RELEASE…
      They didnt know Everything..to make the boards.
      Most need a BIOS update or 2, 3, 4…
      Wait, for the U[dated boards to get out…
      AT LEAST look up UPDATES to bios, and mobo drivers..

  3. NewFormatSux says:

    I’m sure some of the motherboards are good. ASUS just didn’t ship you one of their best.

  4. Technot says:

    What’s this?

    TECHNICAL CONTENT on www.Dvorak.org?!

    Will wonders ever cease?

    … Guess I’ll have to wait another 8 years before there’s any more tech content here on John C. Dvorak’s website.

  5. tom says:

    Marc: It appears that your proofreader was asleep… A number of typos and misspellings in this post.

    P.S. I’d stick with Intel CPUs…

  6. SchwettyBalls says:

    The ASUS RMA experience was the worst that I have ever dealt with.

  7. NewFormatSux says:

    B350M is the government code for ‘welfare queen’.


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