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Hi guys,

I need the advise of all you experienced oc'ers !

I'll try to explain as good as possible...

My rig recently just stopped booting. Since I had allready bought a new videocard (GTS450), and my ram and cpu were 100% surely still functioning, I narrowed the issue down to the PSU or the mobo (asus p7p55d deluxe).
I had an OCZ 650W psu, so I thought it had to be the mobo.
So I bought this GA-P55-US3L mobo, and hooked it up. To my surprise, it still didn't boot. So I bought a corsair TX850v2 psu and threw the OCZ crap out the window (litterally biggrin.gif).

Everything is now alive and kicking, and apparently my P7P55D Deluxe is also still good to go.

Now here's the thing I'm noticing :

With the new psu and the gigabyte mobo hooked up, my previous oc of 4.0ghz seems to require LESS vcore then before.
Is this because of the better PSU, or because of the mobo ?

Should I stay with this GA-P55-US3L, or go back to my P7P55D Deluxe, now that I have replaced my PSU ?

I kind of wrote down the pro and cons of the gigabyte :

pro's :

-smaller, so more room in the case. this results in better cable management
and airflow.
-the ram doesn't act up like it did with the asus.so ram compatibility seems better then with the asus.
-this mobo seems more stable and issueless.it booted up first time and didn't
have the slightest issue (unlike with the asus when I bought it)
-two more sata ports (8 instead of 6 with the asus)
-more options in BIOS for oc'ing

cons :

-only has one 4-pin connector for the cpu (instead of 2 with the asus) So the asus has two rails.
-as documented, this mobo has about 15-20% performance loss when using
SLI or CF, due to PCI-E running slower then advertised (x8 and x4, instead
of x16 and x8) I don't use it, so I don't know if this still affects performance.
-only has one LAN connection (the asus has two)
-this apparently has an H55 chipset (allthough advertised as P55), the asus has a P55. Appart from the integrated graphics support I don't know what the pro's and cons are for an H55.

The asus should be rock solid, but I'm noticing the Gigabyte is at least as stable, if not more, cause the asus acted up more then once before, and this gigabyte just works straight out of the box, and oc'ing is going very well. This is very surprising to me, cause the p7p55d deluxe is 2x the price of this gigabyte.

So which one to keep, and which one to dump ?

Thank you all in advance for your advise !
Edited by genuine555 - 6/3/11 at 9:23am
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post #2 of 13
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Maybe I'd better refrase that question...
Which one is better, quality wise, durability wise and stability wise, and most importantly, why ?

If any of the above stated is wrong or demands any personal thoughts or additions, please tell me.

All comments are greatly appreciated!
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Not familiar with these particular boards, but I would just test them both out with the new PSU if you can. Or if you don't plan on SLI/CF then just return the deluxe and safe the $.
    
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post #4 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Omega329;13744348 
Not familiar with these particular boards, but I would just test them both out with the new PSU if you can. Or if you don't plan on SLI/CF then just return the deluxe and safe the $.

And the extra rail on the asus don't have some advantages in stability or such ?.
Allthough, the gigabte seems at least as solid with only one rail.
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post #5 of 13
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Little bump on this ? Keep the 4 pin cpu connector gigabyte, or the 8-pin cpu connector asus ?
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post #6 of 13
The Premium is clearly a better board, but you say you are getting a higher OC on the US3L.

If you don't need the features of the P7P55, then keep the US3L.
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post #7 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99;13754059 
The Premium is clearly a better board, but you say you are getting a higher OC on the US3L.

If you don't need the features of the P7P55, then keep the US3L.

I havent tried a higher oc, just used the same oc, but with a little less vcore. Probably due to the better psu. I'm wondering if the extra 12v rail on the asus will benifit when going above 4.0ghz, since the one rail on the gigabyte will get in trouble over 140-150W for providing power for the cpu.

Also, when I wash the asus (yes, with soap and water) and let it dry in the hot sun all day, will it still work and not cause corrosion ?
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As long as it dries fast enough.

Soap + water is the best method i think.

4pin vs 8pin is really a nonissue. Both can supply the needed wattage, the 8pin might just see a bit less fluctuation in voltages. But it really doesn't seem to be a problem for you.
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Originally Posted by reflex99;13754229 
As long as it dries fast enough.

Soap + water is the best method i think.

4pin vs 8pin is really a nonissue. Both can supply the needed wattage, the 8pin might just see a bit less fluctuation in voltages. But it really doesn't seem to be a problem for you.

So you'd keep the one connection gigabyte and dump the two rail asus because it's a non issue. No difference when oc'ing upto 4.0 / 4.2 Ghz ?
I just want the stuff to be stable enough at those oc numbers.
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post #10 of 13
sounds like it is stable at 4GHz already.

Try them both, if you like the feel of the P7 better, keep that one, if you don't then the US3 is probably fine.

P55 boards really only vary on features. Since the core logic is so integrated, they all perform about the same.
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