I have been using Asus MoBos for many years. I still have my A7V\nboards and earlier in test stations that have been running perfectly\nfor years.\n\nThis past year I have to describe the quality of the new mainbords as\nvery poor. In the past 12 months I purchased 8-10 of the M2V boards.\nThe all had some glitch that has made them not usable with a\nparticular PCI card that we need to run some of our test equipment.\nWe had to reduce the 4000+ chips to about 3200+ speeds just to get the\nequipment to work.\n\nAfter that we figured it might be the VIA chipset so we switched to\nthe M2N for the next batch of 6. We configure all the computers\nexactly the same way - By using Microsoft's RIS server to\nautomatically install everything. Well one board would not get past\n"Starting Windows" in text mode so I did a manual install to see what\ncould be the issue. Well despite this board being the same Rev, same\nBIOS, same jumpers on the board and a line by line compare of the\nBIOS, this board would only load a different nVidia driver for the\ndrive controller. Both board had the exact same PCI hardware ID for\nthe SATA controllers, but on set would load NVATA.sys and the other\nwould only work wit NVATABUS.SYS. How the heck does that happen????\n\nNow I just started using the M3A boards and not a single one in the\nbatch were able to reboot after being used for a while. It turned out\nthat I had to update the bios and downgrade the drivers of the NIC to\nkeep the NIC from overheating. Now they appear to be working, but how\ncould something like this not be caught?\n\nNow some of the board with the Attansic L1 Gigabit nic just have the\nNIC dissappear. It appears in the bios, but then it is gone after the\nboard has been on for the day. Even when you reboot the bios shows it\nis on, but if you hit the F8 button for a boot selection it is not on\nthe board.\n\nAm I just having really bad luck or is Asus just really going down\nhill lately?