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Asus Rampage III Extreme Socket 1366/ Intel X58/ 3-Way SLI & CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ WiFi/ A&GbE Motherboard

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Rated #105 in Intel Motherboards

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Pros: Easy to o/c in it, stable, reliable, fast

Cons: north bridge issues

i bought this board a long time ago, since there were only first gen i series intel processors. i was able to overclock my i7 950 to 4.5 ghz, but stable at 4.1ghz.
the common issue on this board was that the north bridge gets extremely hot.
the oem thermal interface material was completely and utterly useless, a big yellow sticker that i removed within the first month or 2 of owning the motherboard

the temperature readings were nuts. with the stock crap on it i would idle at around 70 and load in mid 80s. but after replacing that gunk i was able to reduce the load to 60s smile.gif

eventually time passes on and north bridge starts to over heat all of a sudden (one day it just decided to over heat for no apparent reason, TIM still good on it) and it caused lots of problems.

within minutes of having the system on it would power off due to heat issues, and will not come back on until half an hour after cmos reset.
it allowed my system to boot but system would get stuck and reboot and i get a message saying overclocking failed. (this is after i reset everything to default) no overclocking done when i get this message. weird stuff.

i tested the power supply on another motherboard and stressed it for a long time and ruled out the power supply might be failing.

oh well, it was a good run, loved it. but bye bye
Asus Rampage III Extreme Socket 1366/ Intel X58/ 3-Way SLI & CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ WiFi/ A&GbE Motherboard
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Asus Rampage III Extreme Socket 1366/ Intel X58/ 3-Way SLI & CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ Wi-Fi/ A&GbE Motherboard

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BindingPersonal Computers
BrandAsus
EAN0610839176021
FeatureCPU: Socket LGA1366 Support Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition/Core i7 Processor; QPI Upto 6400 MT/s Chipset: Intel X58 & ICH10R Memory: 6x 240pin DDR3-2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 DIMMs, Triple Channel, Non-ECC/Un-buffered, Max Capacity 24GB Slots: 4x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots (Support nVidia 3-Way SLI / ATI CrossFireX Technology); 1x PCI-Express x4 Slot; 1x PCI 2.2 Slot LAN: Gigabit LAN Controller Ports: 9x USB 2.0 Ports (6 rear, 2 at midboard, 1 reserved for ROG Connect); 2x USB 3.0 Ports; 2x IEEE 1394a Ports (1 rear, 1 by header); 1x eSATA Port; 1x PS/2 Port; 1x RJ45 LAN Port; Audio I/O Jacks
LabelAsus
ManufacturerAsus
ModelRAMPAGE III EXTREME
MPN90-MIBC10-G0EAY00Z
PublisherAsus
SKU532630-610839176021-RAMPAGEIIIEXTREME
StudioAsus
TitleAsus Rampage III Extreme Socket 1366/ Intel X58/ 3-Way SLI & CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ WiFi/ A&GbE Motherboard
UPC610839176021
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementNC-AS-RAMPAGE-III-EX Rampage III Extreme
NumberOfItems1
Package Height5 inches
Package Length14.3 inches
Package Weight6.25 pounds
Package Width12.8 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumber90-MIBC10-G0EAY00Z
ProductGroupCE
ProductTypeNameMOTHERBOARD
UPCList - UPCListElement610839176021
Item Weight6.2 pounds
IsAutographed0
IsMemorabilia0
OperatingSystemWindows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/7
LegalDisclaimerMust be 18 years or older to purchase.
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