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P5k Deluxe RAID problems?

post #1 of 5
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I want to buy this mobo...so badly...

But the paranoid person i am, i have to do oodles of research before i buy any part. What i've been reading on other forums is that the P5k deluxe seems to have problems with internal SATA RAID configurations, ranging from not recognizing it to crashing the array.

I've also heard alot of bad things about the BIOS updates as well, as well as getting strange "Overclock Failed" messages when booting on stock settings.

Could anybody verify this if they've had experience with this board?
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I had this board for about a month and has no problem. There are two integrated raid cards; JMB363 & ICH9R. They both worked fine in raid 0 (I have tested on my 2x150gb raptor and 2x500gb WD RE2). Just don't expect them to perform as good as Areca or Promise cards. Again, this is true with all the integrated raid card. However, you do need to perform a firmware update on Western Digital RE2 series HDD, model # with WDxxxxAYYS

As of Bios update, ppl who are had problem are those that are not following the procedure.

1. never update in Windows
2. always revert back to default setup b4 update

I had three P5N32E-SLI and two EVGA 680i before this board. RMA all except one EVGA 680i. One thing I learn is that nothing overclock better than intel. P35 may perform only a little better when it comes to highest FSB u can hit. But P35 is hundred times more reliable under OC when compare with 680i (<-- the problem is their memory controller), not to mention it has a better temp tolerance. I have to reboot once every 2~3 days due to some error on my 680i but I can go 2 weeks w/ e6600 @ 3.6Ghz on P35.
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nice, +REP

do you know if this board will display anything without the CPU? i ask because i just got my RAM, mobo, video card, and monitor in today..and when i turn everything on, the mobo appears to be on, but nothing displays. im guessing that i need a CPU in order to see something?
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post #4 of 5
I think you do need a CPU installed in order to enter bios. There is a problem with this board. When ever you reset the cmos or a OC profile failed, the board won't boot with any memory that require a DRAM voltage higher than default (no, install one stick in slot 1 won't work). You need to installed a memory that is rated around 1.80v first and load into bios. Then, you could change the voltage setting... <--this is really annoying since now I have to keep a 1.8v ram around. If you don't do this, your will get no signal from video card but the system appears to be on.
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that no signal but appears to be on is a condition called "not posting"
post- power on self test
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