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Old February 19, 2009, 03:44 PM
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I was going to buy a Asus P5Q pro motherboard, but when I went to my local pc store today they only had the Asus P5Q premium. So I was wondering if this motherboard is pretty decent motherboard? I bought it for gaming,and overclocking. They had other brands ,but I have always been a fan of asus, and love there Rma and customer service. So thats why I went this route.
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Old February 19, 2009, 03:53 PM
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Personally, I didn't like my time with the P5Q series...only lasted in my system for a couple of weeks. They had major issues with QX cpus...which you'd think a "premium" board would be made for...

As time passed though, it became quite obvious that it's the chipset, and not the board specifically, that was the cause of many issues for many users.

ASUS has 15(YES, 15 !!!) different P45-based motherboards...I think they stretched thier engineering team a bit lean on this chipset, and the boards do show evidence of this...


That said though, many users have had great success with them, so it's really a crap shoot. How well P45 clocks is not confined just to ASUS...all manufacturers are in the same boat in this regard.
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I've been happy with mine paired up with a Q6600.
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Old February 19, 2009, 05:23 PM
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The p5q series are almost exactly the same. For non extreme users you probably wont notice the difference.

Either of them is good, its all about pricing for normal users

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I have always been a fan of asus, and love there Rma and customer service. So thats why I went this route.
They do exist, satisfied customers of Asus support something I thought not possible.
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ASUS RMA is POS. Bricked P5K DLX using ASUS BIOS Update, RMAed. They sent me back my MB. You guessed it. Bricked. Just the way they got it. I did not even complain. Simply put, 3 new computers I have built for my friends since all had Gigabyte MBs. Hit them where it hurts - their wallet.
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ASUS RMA is POS. Bricked P5K DLX using ASUS BIOS Update, RMAed. They sent me back my MB. You guessed it. Bricked. Just the way they got it. I did not even complain. Simply put, 3 new computers I have built for my friends since all had Gigabyte MBs. Hit them where it hurts - their wallet.

I would have complained instead. LoL. ASUS is HUGE! They have so many damn mbs its not even funny. I'm sure a few unhappy customers that switch manufactures aren't going to hurt them. IMO/
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ASUS RMA is POS. Bricked P5K DLX using ASUS BIOS Update, RMAed. They sent me back my MB. You guessed it. Bricked. Just the way they got it. I did not even complain. Simply put, 3 new computers I have built for my friends since all had Gigabyte MBs. Hit them where it hurts - their wallet.

Wow didn't even fix it.
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