Motherboard Grrrr: the ASUS M2N-MX SE PLUS -- BAD news...

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at
Mon Jul 28 20:07:08 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 11:06:36AM -0400, Giles Orr wrote:
> I stopped buying ASUS about three years ago.  Their motherboards are
> generally great, and very reliable (your experience being one of
> exceptions).  I spent hours on the phone to them and ultimately gave
> up in disgust: they were unwilling to help or issue an RMA despite the
> board still being in warranty.  Or perhaps they would have if I'd
> spent ten hours on the phone instead of three.  But I decided my time
> and money were better spent buying another mobo from a different
> company, which I did.  Gigabyte, I think?  It's been fine ever since.
> ASUS do indeed (generally) make very good boards,  but when one of
> their boards dies their support is some of the worst on the planet.
> Save yourself the grief, just buy another board from someone else.

Strangely for their laptops the support is fantastic and getting an RMA
is trivial.  And you can simply drop the laptop off at asus in markham
and have it back usually within 24 hours.

Len Sorensen
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