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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
Erm yes, why wouldn't it be?
All my 680i boards (3 P5N32-E's) were unstable unless I manually changed the voltages. IE, no "throw in the chip, set the boot order, set the RAM stuff, and go".

The first thing most people suggest when having an issue is "return everything to stock settings" which will give the same issues, so people think they have a bad board.
    
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All my 680i boards (3 P5N32-E's) were unstable unless I manually changed the voltages.
It all depends on the Bios shipped with the boards, my P5N32 died because it used an early Bios that actually cooked it's own SB. I had issues for a while with that board until a few Bios updates later. Then we was hit with the Q6600 overclocking issue with the 680i.

My 780i has given me no problems so far....well until i killed it. But it wasn't a fault of the board itself and was a result of me being rather clumsy.
 
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post #33 of 39
They gave it such a low score, because they received 2 in a row that were DOA, and the third would not post at all if they touched the FSB. I would have rated the board poorly, under the same situations.

On another note, if the board works correctly for you, why do you care what someone else thinks of it.

Why do people need to be reassured that the hardware they are running is the greatest ever. If it works for you, then it works. nuff said.
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post #34 of 39
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Originally Posted by jdub01984 View Post
They gave it such a low score, because they received 2 in a row that were DOA, and the third would not post at all if they touched the FSB. I would have rated the board poorly, under the same situations.
The "Speed" figure is based purely off the benchmark results AFAIK
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IMO, the 780i was utter w*nk.. went through them like you wouldn't beleive.

My experience with the 790i (eVGA) has been flawless.
Dropped a QX9650 in, booted fine.
Overlocked it to 4.1Ghz booted fine.

Gonna be giving the whole rig a good bashing tonight so I will be able to give more comments about the 790i chipset later!

Not all reviews are saying the 790i is crap!! :S
http://digg.com/hardware/Asus_Strike...R3_Motherboard
http://www.oc 3d/reviews.php?/cpu_ma..._motherboard/1 (remove the space)
    
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post #36 of 39
It seems like they used very valid reasons for the low score......however if it does what you require then I would say you're all good. They really didn't seem to take into consideration that the P5K doesn't support SLI.......they just said that 'it's a faster board'
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IMO, the 780i was utter w*nk.. went through them like you wouldn't beleive.

My experience with the 790i (eVGA) has been flawless.
Dropped a QX9650 in, booted fine.
Overlocked it to 4.1Ghz booted fine.

Gonna be giving the whole rig a good bashing tonight so I will be able to give more comments about the 790i chipset later!

Not all reviews are saying the 790i is crap!! :S
http://digg.com/hardware/Asus_Strike...R3_Motherboard
http://www.oc 3d/reviews.php?/cpu_ma..._motherboard/1 (remove the space)
Who cares, not everyone has a 790i. I know someone who got through 6 in one day.
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Originally Posted by prosser13 View Post
The "Speed" figure is based purely off the benchmark results AFAIK
Well, i'd rather have that. Enough said.
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I might take it back for a Rampage formula, that got 91%, sorry to hurt the P5k/Wi-Fi in speed
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