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Here we go, I've been looking for something like this

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/13...ion/index.html

Finally an unbiased answer to my question, now to show all of you my conclusion
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yeah my board has that built in If it lowers the power bills I'm totally down for it.
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Ha! so I guess gigabyte was definitely onto something. thanks for the article. this just reaffirms my decision to stick with gigabyte for motherboards.
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post #4 of 16
Old article. ASUS stated that gigabyte was just bashing them...

Don't know what happened after that...you might want to read up on it.
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I like both brand and have used both My current rig is using ASUS I tend to lean towards them more stuff to play with and usally look better...

though reviews say ASUS has gone down hill sence it moved to china though I have not seen much difference but I must say ASUS tech support is Freaken MUD
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in no relation to this article or any of the incidents between ASUS and Gigabyte, i will always choose Gigabyte over ASUS, given my own personal experience.

i dont like ASUS products at all. havnt had success with them in the past, and just plain dont like them

Gigabyte ftw.
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post #7 of 16
My Rampage Formula is great. Tweaktown sure is right about one thing, DES and EPU should not be on the high end overclocking boards, but rather the low end ones

One thing I am curious about, how do you actually "disable" the EPU, as they seem to have done in their tests? There is no BIOS setting or anything like that.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 003 View Post
My Rampage Formula is great. Tweaktown sure is right about one thing, DES and EPU should not be on the high end overclocking boards, but rather the low end ones

One thing I am curious about, how do you actually "disable" the EPU, as they seem to have done in their tests? There is no BIOS setting or anything like that.
a swift stab with the screwdriver.

sorry, not being helpful.
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Originally Posted by Darkice View Post
though reviews say ASUS has gone down hill sence it moved to china though I have not seen much difference but I must say ASUS tech support is Freaken MUD
I've had 3 or 4 ASUS motherboards die after around 1 year to 3months usage, not overclocked or anything, and now this ASrock (ASUS subsidiary) motherboard seems to be showing the same signs...

Not to mention, when Gigabyte pointed this out, ASUS basically just said how one image was wrong (Could of been a typo for all we know) and then the rest was reading off the back of the box, nearly an exact quote from the back of the box too.

Gigabyte > ASUS IMO, as I've not had a single Gigabyte motherboard die on me, and they seem to usually have better cooling.. (Not heatpipe gyms that are made from copper coloured aluminum).

But all in all, I'll have to say... DFI ftw!
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My Rampage Formula is great. Tweaktown sure is right about one thing, DES and EPU should not be on the high end overclocking boards, but rather the low end ones

One thing I am curious about, how do you actually "disable" the EPU, as they seem to have done in their tests? There is no BIOS setting or anything like that.
Its software they use to cripple voltages sent to one device to another if I read correctly. Just uninstall it, or disable it from Windows, not all that hard
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