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ASUS really put alot of cool stuff in with this board. I haven't tried out express gate yet but the InstAll utility was VERY cool. The backplate was really easy and I didn't get cut :twitch: I also liked the easy power switch hook up thing. The bios is very nice too, took me less than 30 seconds to set my memory to 5-5-5-15, 1.8v, DDR2-800, and my CPU to 333fsb for 3.166ghz and 1333fsb. Its visually pleasing too! And I got the option to go crossfire! Well worth my 150$ for SURE.

I also love how I can set my Xigmatek sideways


I love the box :D

 
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Looks like a nice board, I love my DFI P35 LP Dark board...it's a champ for sure! My last board was Asus, a P5B Deluxe P965...it OC'd like a champ, but I couldn't get one that would stay alive...the last one I RMA'd just decided to stop booting out of nowhere...I was very sad.

Asus is still a good brand, that P5B came with all sorts of cables, adapters, and junk I'd never use, but could be handy to have at the same time! Plus it was a good looking board. My DFI has a black PCB too so I'm happy. Looks like you gotta winner tho man! Nice work!

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Shame about your p5b-dlx,i sold mine and its still going strong.Mine oc'd like a bugger too,i got mine to 560fsb :D check my sig.

The p5q-xxx boards are really good,i cant use express gate though as my drives are in raid 0 and it will only install to drives in ide mode.I might try it on a 2gb usb stick though.
 
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nice buy!..its a good looking board,nothing else to do now but bolt some fans on and give it some volts/bus...
 

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Told ya you would like that board ;) the cooling on that board also means you can easily convert it to active cooling :cool: Word of warning though, remove the SB HS and lap it, its base is absolutely terrible. The bases on the heatpipe assembly should be perfect. Odd how Asus do a decent job with their heatpipe system but the SB HS they do an awful job with.. ICH10R is sensative to heat, Asus must know that.
 

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Did it boot up fine? I am actually considering this board for a Intel build, Or i may just go with the AMD Phenom build.
 
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Did it boot up fine? I am actually considering this board for a Intel build, Or i may just go with the AMD Phenom build.
DO IT. I love this thing. Its so many good features.
 

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So, its safe to say your happy with the board then? :p
 
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yea its great
 

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Let us know your max. memory OC an stuff. I havent seen a single user (yet) with the vanilla P5Q Pro BIOS get beyond 1000MHz with any memory kit rated below that, and I havent seen a single user with PC8500 get above 1066. Dont worry, you know all that stuff is fixed in mBIOS 1004, I'm just curious to see if ANYONE can crack that vanilla BIOS trend.
 
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I wont be Ocing the ram much. When I get my 4850 back from rma I will start doing some major oc's on the cpu tho.
 

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Good stuff :cool: in the meantime, OC the snot out of that crappy 3650 :p
 
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I would but I need it :(
 
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I've just bought one a week ago in combo with a 4850 (hurray for work bonuses)

the modded bios on the forums is a great addition to this as well
 

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Oh please the card isn't gonna die. Just keep those temps under control and all is good. Besides OCing that thing to you will be the difference of playing things at a low res and low detail to medium detail and a reasonable res. I know what I would do :D
 
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Thats the thing, the heatsink sucks. 100% fan speed, idle temps 56c load 68c. I got a Xigmatek Battleaxe coming in the mail but I doubt it would fit lol
 

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Awsome Shadowfold!!!! I just got the same board and have the E8400 hummin @ 4.05ghz already . She's 45c @ idle and 58 @ load on water. This is a rock solid MoBo!!!!!!!!
 
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My E7200 chip sucks. I cant get 4ghz stable at all.. I tried pushing from 1.2Xv to 1.5v and nothing is stable...
 

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Buy a better chip? :p Sell the E7200 on fleabay I bet you won't loase anything, you might even turn a profit on it :D I once got hold of a lot of BH5 real cheap and turned over 100% profit on each kit thanks to fleabay :D
 
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I might buy a E8500.. idk
 
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Sorry to hear ya got a crap E7200.
 

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Word of warning though, remove the SB HS and lap it, its base is absolutely terrible. The bases on the heatpipe assembly should be perfect. Odd how Asus do a decent job with their heatpipe system but the SB HS they do an awful job with.. ICH10R is sensative to heat, Asus must know that.
Not to go off topic but:

lap it? If one wasn't going to overclock the motherboard, would "lapping it" be neccessary?

To the OP, I'm looking at the CPU fan you've got there... the fan blows air through the metal, not away, right? And are you using a retention bracket with it? Any other CPU fans anyone knows will work with this motherboard that don't require a retention bracket?

Thanks.
 
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I guess the fan on the cooler blows air into(through)the cooler and out of the rear fan.Thats how my ac7 pro is set up.
 

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If not OCing at all lapping the SB HS would still be worth doing just so temps are kept as low as possible, which will extend lifespan, which is naturally a good thing.
 

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I just read up on the lapping process and it seems like a lot of work... how much of a temperature difference are we talking here?