Originally Posted by Twistacles
I just wanted to come here to tell you all to stay the hell away from the p8p67 series. I've never owned a more horrible and troublesome motherboard.
Backtrack to january 9th~ when the Sandy Bridges first come out. I order a p8p67 deluxe: everything works fine! Until it dies two weeks later. No problem, I thought. This happens. RMA'd it.
The one I got back was dead on arrival. Rma'd Again.
Third board had a defective top GPU slot, 2 ram slots didn't work but I figured...who cares? It's been over a month and a half that I cant use my CPU, I'll deal with it.
Fast forward a year and the second gpu slot dies aswell. I'm forced to run my PC OUTSIDE MY CASE because I cant fit my gpu into the third slot. Rma... AGAIN...
Get my FOURTH ... supposedly 'tested' board:
TOP gpu slot still doesnt work, but at least the second one does!
two ram slots STILL dont work.
Heck, I don't even know if it boots into windows yet because I didn't have time to mess around with the sata wires trying to get it to see my HDDs.
Worst. Board. Ever. Holy . I can't believe ASUS is associated with this product
That's strange. You either have the worst luck of anyone on the planet or you have some serious faults in your power supply, wiring, or some other nasty gremlin on your end.
There are literally thousands of users with P8P67 boards operating trouble-free. I'm very pleased with my P8P67 WS Revolution Rev. B3 and we have the same CPU at similar clock speeds.
Your 12 GB of RAM confuses me though. Is that some funky 2 x 6GB thing I'm unaware of, or did you install three 4 GB modules in the board? If you currently have 3 x 4GB modules installed, that may be a source of problems. (I doubt that it would cause dead PCIe slots, but it may account for other issues.)