Originally Posted by chrystal
can only speak for myself
my asus AM3 board, somehow had a defect bios from start (got worse now last weeks)
my friend's Asus deluxe used with Intel E8500 was unstable (got a P67 for i5)
my sisters asus laptop, crashed (got a new mobo on warranty)
my sisters MSI Intel Core2duo system, still lives.
my other friend that bought my MSI amd system still lives (first gen 64bit)
and due to that, im going with msi specially since another friend bought a P67 and it works flawless
I have bad experience with ASUS P45 motherboards.. Like the ASUS P5Q PRO Turbo and P5Q-E... They did not seem to handle days/weeks uptime in Windows, even If I used overclocks that was rock solid and tested.
They would eventually BSOD. And I needed to do a clear cmos and take out battery for the overclock to be stable again. These boards suffer from RAM problems. Stability issues over time, no matter what RAM is used.
For my secondary system, I got so annoyed at my two ASUS boards that I installed my old Gigabyte GA-P35 DS3R. It has been up in Windows for almost 9 days now. Not one single issue.
In my impression, each generation of motherboards will differ from each manufacturer... In my opinion Gigabyte had the best 775 boards, and ASUS had too many issues...
As regards to the 1155 generation, ASUS has very solid boards whereas Gigabyte has serious issues with regards to the Boot Loop Cycle bug.
As to MSI, as I've said, as long as I can remember, they've always used weak CPU Power delivery VS the competition, yet they charge the same price. Many of the 775 and 1155 MSI boards I've seen has way to weak CPU power delivery for any serious overclocking.
Originally Posted by Lex Luger
dfi had the best 775 boards, gigabyte didnt come close to their quality at that time, now everyone is using digi vrm in high end motherboards, but all dfi high end boards had it
msi is fine, and the power phase thing means nothing, all that matter is how much voltage the mosfets can regulate, msi uses bigger mosfets, their drMos technology, thats why they have less phases
I do not agree. Gigabyte had the only boards that could really make a C2Q stable at 500FSB +. DFI probably had the best socket 754/939 Athlon 64/X2 boards though. Their Lan Party Series was excellent.Edited by turrican9 - 7/31/11 at 4:39pm