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I'm getting this mobo and hopefully mine would be ok! Will just get a better cooler for the NB
It's a great board don't worry.
post #12 of 30
Yes one board has died on me.
""But that does not mean this is a bad board""
If you look after your temps, NB most important. You will not have any problems.
If you plan to OC you need to invest in better cooling and have a case with good airflow.
There are a lot of people who will swear by this board and I am one of them.

I would be a little up set having 3 boards die, but all you have to do is look around to realize that there is more good than bad being said about it.

Have you broken any mirrors lately......

Just my 2 cents....
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I have had quiet a few of these come back to the store that I work in.....and the P5N-E SLI models as well.

ASUS USED to be a good brand.....but right now I would not recommend them to anyone until they smarten up.
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If you RMA a bord 3 times, then maybe yo ushould find the prob by yourself. Great bord, had no problems with it. Doesn't mean all ASUS bodrs suck then.
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I did not say that at all. I SAID that RECENTLY it appears that there is a quality problem. UNTIL they get that fixed and up to their usual standards I cannot recommend them,
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I have recently decided to purchase this board, and I am awaiting on its arrival. I have read many things about it, many good and many bad. I was accually surprised at how many bad reviews this board had. I decided to stick with my gut and order this board and i hope it give me no trouble.
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beware evga 680i... seriously..
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Active chipset cooler does help lower NB's temp. However, by installing a aftermarket chipset cooler, VRM are exposed. Robilar did recommend installing MC-21 heatsinks on VRM. But IMO they are not enough for job. Also, half of the VRM are in a position where it can't be covered by the heatsinks.

If you are water cooling ur CPU, there are more to concern. Why? Because waterblock eliminated all air flow on components around CPU socket while aftermarket CPU cooler such Zalman 9700 doubles air flow when compare with stock cooler.

Yes, many of you had good experience with board so far. But do keep in mind that Asus has replaced this board with a “plus” version. Asus P5N32-E can no longer be found in any of my local stores. The new “plus” version has 100% solid capacitors (same as Asus extreme striker). But they replaced 680i chipset with a 650 hybrid. I am assuming that there is something they can’t get it to work right with the 680i or Asus did this simply to compensate the increasing cost of 100% solid capacitor? Even Asus said their 650 hybrid has the same OC capability as nVidia 680i, but I doubt this is true.

Honestly, if are thinking of purchase an Asus P5N32-E. Please think again~ here are some of the problem which you “might” encounter~
•Bios flash problem (keep it at minimum)
•Insufficient stock cooling on chipset
•Inferior quality capacitors
•Inaccurate voltage senor or regulator
•nVidia raid chipset sometime doesn’t post during boot.


First, if you look at my gallery, the VRM coolers I installed completely cover all of the exposed VRM's. I've added a pic to further support my point. Perhaps you can demonstrate which VRM's are not getting adequate coverage.

Second, Asus did not release the plus to replace the P5N32-E. Where could you have heard that? The board was released as a cheaper alternative to the full 680i board, very similar to what EVGA is doing with their 680i offerings as well. Both Asus boards are still available for sale. Replacement means one product takes the place of the other and the P5N32-E has not been discontinued.

It's unfortunate that you have had issues and I do feel for you but you are in a definite minority on this forum and Xtreme. The vast majority if us have had excellent experiences with the board. Going back to your point about the board being better when its new, I've had mine since the end of November of last year. Thats over 7 months. For the first two month's I was running an E6700 at 500 FSB stable without a single crash. When I went to an X6800, I started playing with multi overclocks simply because I could.

I do agree that this board can have bios flashing issues IF you flash it in windows (had an issue myself). I have since done several flashes with a USB key in the bios without any issues whatsoever.

I also agree on cooling the NB/SB with aftermarket cooling but only if you overclock. At stock settings, the cooling provided is sufficent.

I believe that you've had some bad luck and perhaps a combination of uncooperative hardware but this board seems to be working well for almost everyone else.
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First, if you look at my gallery, the VRM coolers I installed completely cover all of the exposed VRM's. I've added a pic to further support my point. Perhaps you can demonstrate which VRM's are not getting adequate coverage.

Second, Asus did not release the plus to replace the P5N32-E. Where could you have heard that? The board was released as a cheaper alternative to the full 680i board, very similar to what EVGA is doing with their 680i offerings as well. Both Asus boards are still available for sale. Replacement means one product takes the place of the other and the P5N32-E has not been discontinued.

It's unfortunate that you have had issues and I do feel for you but you are in a definite minority on this forum and Xtreme. The vast majority if us have had excellent experiences with the board. Going back to your point about the board being better when its new, I've had mine since the end of November of last year. Thats over 7 months. For the first two month's I was running an E6700 at 500 FSB stable without a single crash. When I went to an X6800, I started playing with multi overclocks simply because I could.

I do agree that this board can have bios flashing issues IF you flash it in windows (had an issue myself). I have since done several flashes with a USB key in the bios without any issues whatsoever.

I also agree on cooling the NB/SB with aftermarket cooling but only if you overclock. At stock settings, the cooling provided is sufficent.

I believe that you've had some bad luck and perhaps a combination of uncooperative hardware but this board seems to be working well for almost everyone else.
I do apologize regarding the information of the plus version replacing the original version. There is no official announcement by Asus. My statement is coming from the situation that all my local retailer including Frys Electronic no longer sell the P5N32-E board. I am not sure the Plus version been a cheaper alternative as the EVGA 680i SLI LT to the 680i SLI. For two reasons, there is not a significant difference between the two versions of P5N32-E feature wise (despite they are based on a different chipset). Asus did improved the durability & stability when they build this supposedly cheaper version by change it to all 100% polymer aluminum capacitors. As far as of the price difference, the cheapest P5N32-E I can find is www.zipzoomfly.com ($179), actually not much different than the Plus version. On EVGA’s case, the LT version has less number USB port and lack or 3rd PCIe port. Another interest thing to note, Asus just announced a new alternative to this board on their site, the Asus Striker (not the Striker Extreme). It is based on the same 680i chipset. Unlike the Striker Extreme, it has single pipe heatsinks setup just like the P5N32E and P5N32E Plus. It also has 100% solid capacitors which the original P5N32E lacked.

Here is a pix of the VRM (40% of the 2nd row) been exposed under the stock passive heatsink. http://www.bestclickshopping.com/p5n32e.jpg After reading your excellent OC guide on this board, I have no doubt that these board run well with some modifications. But why don’t include a heatsink fan like what they did with their previous models? Do they not believe it maybe needed?

It is very hard to say that vast majority of the owner that are either completely satisfied or completely unsatisfied with board since you and I (both had extreme experience with this board) are nowhere near the size of the market. Unfortunately, there is official satisfaction survey on this product yet. However, if you go to www.newegg.com and read review of this product, there are 54% who give this item a highest rating and 12% who give this item lowest rating (totally of 200+ reviews). I would not say it is a great product in general if 12% of the people who bought this board have terrible experience.
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I agree completely that fans should have been included for the chipsets.

When the plus was originally released, its was about $70 cheaper than the non plus version. Since that time the P5N32-E has dropped in price, thus closing the pricing gap between the two.

The all solid capacitors are a newer trend that other motherboard makers have been adopting and is not reflective of shoddy workmanship in the non plus board.

Regarding Newegg reviews... Seriously

You can't really give them much if any credibility.
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