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I had an issue with Crucial memory and Asus mobo so I changed to Giga.
That's not ASUS's fault. Actually Crucial pulled some of the ram's compatibility for all x38/x48.
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Yeah which one would be the best to replace my P5N-E SLI with?
Will not upgrade any other things, so will run the same components, except the Motherboard... Any compatibility issues with that?
Thx

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I can recommend Rampage.

Very good board layout.

I just love that Extreme Tweaker menu in the BIOS.

You can save your BIOS settings on to a USB stick (have to be FAT32 thou, so if you have for example 4 different OC settings, save on USB stick and recall when needed, you can also save two different BIOS settings in BIOS throu ASUS O.C. Profile, I love it because do a lot of testing.

That ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility is so easy to use when you want to update your BIOS.

Separate sound card, no built onboard, really nice.

If you want to go with water on the NB, the original heatsink is in two parts, one for the SB, NB and one for the mosfet, so you can keep that for the mosfet and go for WC on NB and It´s enough with passive heatsink on SB.

You don´t have that "Crazy Cool" on back side as Gigabyte use, that´s a problem if you want go with a third part cooler and even more it´s not only underneath the CPU it´s connected to the NB as well.

You have "Clear CMOS" at the rear panel buy I have never used it because the board recover very well by it self.

You have some good memory tweaks as well.

It´s stable, I haven´t have any problem yet.

I have run my E8400@450 9 4,05, ram 1200@5-5-5-15 and it was rock stable, have even tested 500 8 4,0, ram 1200 5-5-5-15, the same.

That´s the pros that I can come up with right now.

And finally, I just love those "Republic of Games" board that ASUS have, I have tested Command, Striker Extreme, Blitz Formula SE and now this Rampage Formula. They all ran just fine except for Striker when it got that "CPU INIT".

I don´t think you gonna have any compatibility issues with it.

And I recommend to switch that E6600 for a E8400, it can run 3,6@1,25 or lower (maybe at default VID if you get lucky) and it runs real cool, bigger cache is not bad either.
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I can recommend Rampage.

Very good board layout.

I just love that Extreme Tweaker menu in the BIOS.

You can save your BIOS settings on to a USB stick (have to be FAT32 thou, so if you have for example 4 different OC settings, save on USB stick and recall when needed, you can also save two different BIOS settings in BIOS throu ASUS O.C. Profile, I love it because do a lot of testing.

That ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility is so easy to use when you want to update your BIOS.

Separate sound card, no built onboard, really nice.

If you want to go with water on the NB, the original heatsink is in two parts, one for the SB, NB and one for the mosfet, so you can keep that for the mosfet and go for WC on NB and It´s enough with passive heatsink on SB.

You don´t have that "Crazy Cool" on back side as Gigabyte use, that´s a problem if you want go with a third part cooler and even more it´s not only underneath the CPU it´s connected to the NB as well.

You have "Clear CMOS" at the rear panel buy I have never used it because the board recover very well by it self.

You have some good memory tweaks as well.

It´s stable, I haven´t have any problem yet.

I have run my E8400@450 9 4,05, ram 1200@5-5-5-15 and it was rock stable, have even tested 500 8 4,0, ram 1200 5-5-5-15, the same.

That´s the pros that I can come up with right now.

And finally, I just love those "Republic of Games" board that ASUS have, I have tested Command, Striker Extreme, Blitz Formula SE and now this Rampage Formula. They all ran just fine except for Striker when it got that "CPU INIT".

I don´t think you gonna have any compatibility issues with it.

And I recommend to switch that E6600 for a E8400, it can run 3,6@1,25 or lower (maybe at default VID if you get lucky) and it runs real cool, bigger cache is not bad either.
Yep the CPU and my GPU is the next update after motherboard
Im really glad you wanted to share your thoughts about the rampage! THX!
Right now on my P5N-E SLI I can only get 3.2 GHz, after that it wont get stable Tried to go 3.4, with a Vcore at 1.5V! didn't help, even had my ram at 5-5-5-15, but no
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Definitely Rampage Formula. I love mine. Lots and lots of options. Runs my Q6600 smooth at a rock solid 3.4. Lovely thing about this board (while some may disagree) is that it uses DDR2 memory, so you don't have to burn all your scrilla on expensive DDR3 memory which I would say really no noticeable performance difference over DDR2 at this point.

The NB does run a bit warm, but nothing a small 60mm fan can't cure. Or if you really desire, a WC setup.
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Definitely Rampage Formula. I love mine. Lots and lots of options. Runs my Q6600 smooth at a rock solid 3.4. Lovely thing about this board (while some may disagree) is that it uses DDR2 memory, so you don't have to burn all your scrilla on expensive DDR3 memory which I would say really no noticeable performance difference over DDR2 at this point.

The NB does run a bit warm, but nothing a small 60mm fan can't cure. Or if you really desire, a WC setup.
Isn't there a included NB fan with it?
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Isn't there a included NB fan with it?
Nope, but there´s a fan (ASUS Optional Fan) to put on the mosfet heatsink, it´s okey, but not enough if you push that NBvolt to ~1,70 and above but that´s very rare you have to push that high. FSB 400 can you go with default volt and above 450 ~1,45 - 1,55, and all depends on how hard you push your ram and how much ram you have.

Check these threads

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ing-issue.html

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...-heatsink.html

Here´s pics that show the ASUS Optional Fan
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Nope, but there´s a fan (ASUS Optional Fan) to put on the mosfet heatsink, it´s okey, but not enough if you push that NBvolt to ~1,70 and above but that´s very rare you have to push that high. FSB 400 can you go with default volt and above 450 ~1,45 - 1,55, and all depends on how hard you push your ram and how much ram you have.

Check these threads

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ing-issue.html

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...-heatsink.html

Here´s pics that show the ASUS Optional Fan
Nice but i've heard that the fan is load as hell... is that right?
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Just another vote for the Rampage....
    
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asus FTL i am gonna say the gigabyte board for sure although they are both Very good mobo's
    
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Nice but i've heard that the fan is load as hell... is that right?
It´s not quite and not loud as ****, but it´s down to how sensitive you are to noise.

You can adjust the fan from BIOS as followed 60%, 70%, 80%, 90% or you can for example use Zalman ZM-RC56 fan controller to controll the fan. (I use that controller sometimes, I like them, they are nice).

http://www.zalman.co.kr/ENG/product/...ad.asp?idx=223


If you don´t like a noisy and high temp system you should consider to go with water.

I run me NB in the same loop as both me CPU and GPU, when the system is under full load my temp on the NB with 1,51volt are around 25-28, I had 1,71 when I pushed for some low Performance Levels and got ~30 (note, I have a 8800GTX in the loop), so I say go for water.


As microman wrote "they are both very good mobo's ".

Have you read these articles, LCT

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mai...-x48t-dq6.html

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...gabyte_x48dq6/

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3208
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