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post #11 of 17
i currently own the P5K, and im lovin every minute of it. for me it seems that Asus is a hit or miss. all of the high end boards i have had from them are top notch, but some of the lower ends tend to be problematic. i had an EVGA 680i before my P5K and that was also a very solid board (also my first from evga) in the past i have had two gigabyte boards, both of which had complete meltdowns and combined with awefull service/rma ( i ended up just buying a new board instead of dealing with it the second time ) turned me off of that company entirely. MSI boards have been my main boards for who knows how long. i have had upwards of 8 MSI motherboards and never had any hiccups with them ever.
in the end it just comes down to preference and personal experience, gigabyte is a great company that makes great stuff, but because of my personal experience i will never deal with them in the future..
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post #12 of 17
Never had an issue with ASUS boards. MSI Ive not had a bad run with. Gigabyte Ive had a horrid run with.

The best board I ever had was a ASUS (for my PIII), which is why Ive decided to go ASUS again with my current build. And up until now this is proving to be as good as or THE best board Ive ever had..
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post #13 of 17
430mhz FSB on the Q4, using a P5K...other than vdroop, the board is outstanding.
post #14 of 17
2 of my 3 boards are asus. great quality. i'll probably stick to asus as long as the quality stays what it is.
post #15 of 17
I've used ASUS boards exclusively for the last 10 years and I have to say they are great. Alot of people moan and groan about vDroop but that can be explained here:

http://www.thetechrepository.com/showthread.php?t=126
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post #16 of 17
Loving my P5K
Easiest overclocker I've ever had.
3.4ghz, 490 FSB on a 6320 with 1.42 vcore, 40 C (ambient 17 C)under load with Orthos. Only needed to increase vcore. Everything else auto or stock.
BTW, The Voltage Dampener option(or what ever it says) is for reducing vdroop and it actually does work. Doesn't eliminate it but reduces it a fair bit. I get about 0.02v droop from idle to full load with this option enabled.
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post #17 of 17
Quote:
The Voltage Dampener option(or what ever it says) is for reducing vdroop and it actually does work.
that feature is in all of the p5K BIOS's...but only works on the P5K-dlx. If you like less droop, you can find the mod in my pic gallery on pg3.
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