I have had mine for 2 days now. Seems pretty stable. I have had a few freezes but that may be due to me not reinstalling windows and just popping in the HDD from my recently formated nvidia system. I need to look in to that further. I have it running Centrafuse with Iguidance using less than 20% CPU.
It played a WMV 720P HD video smoothly using only 50% CPU.
Hibernate (with 2GB ram) is 'fairly' fast. about 15 secs to resume from hibernation with 2GB ram on a 7200 RPM 2.5" PATA HDD. Standby resumes in the usual 3 secs or so.
Some things to mention.
-The USB bus is still powered during standby and there is no setting to turn this off in the bios.
-Only 1 com port (some may realize this already)
-The fan is pretty quiet. I don't notice it much at all sitting on my desk here during testing.
-Ive noticed some noise on the VGA output. Not horrible, but something that seemed odd. I was using the same cable and monitor with my old school nforce2 mobo with much less/no noise. I'll look into this further.
I got this to replace my older athlon xp 2100+ CPU/Mobo that I have had in the car. My hope was that this guy would be equivilent performance wise and obviously, require a lot less power allowing me to use it longer with the car off and also (hopefully) allow it to stay in standby for longer. Standby consumption is more determined by the memory power requirments? But I imagine the chipset has something to do with it to?
Anyway, feel free to ask any questions or request any tests. So far its been worth the money. For $110 shipped with 2GB DDR2 667 memory, it seems like a decent deal for a super low power consuming system.