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Asus P5WD2 Premium - Do you have problems?

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Well Tonight i get to order my new motherboard. I just tried an Asus P5N32-Deluxe and I had a lot of problems and a lot of people on the Asus forums had the same as I did but I dont mind to give Asus a second try this time without SLI and go for the P5WD2 Premium.

This time im doing research and noticed people on the Asus forums are having issues with this too.. A lot of people cannot get windows to run on it, some having random post issues and others with ram issues.

I want to ask you the overclock.net members if you have heard of any issues and you P5WD2 Premium owners - have you had any issues and what Bios version are you running. I dont want to have to send another board back that just cost me £19! And i didnt get one penny back..


Thanks people
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The P5WD2 is an awesome board. When they first came out, there were some issues with the IDE channels not recognizing drives, and there were some buggy bios issues as well. Those problems have been fixed, AFAIK. The only thing about this board is when you are running a fsb over 250, the board will shut down for a second or two when you reboot. It bugged me at first, but now I am used to it. The P5WD2 is, without a doubt, the best overclocking board to ever hit the market. I say go for it without hesitation.
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Originally Posted by Lando95
The P5WD2 is an awesome board. When they first came out, there were some issues with the IDE channels not recognizing drives, and there were some buggy bios issues as well. Those problems have been fixed, AFAIK. The only thing about this board is when you are running a fsb over 250, the board will shut down for a second or two when you reboot. It bugged me at first, but now I am used to it. The P5WD2 is, without a doubt, the best overclocking board to ever hit the market. I say go for it without hesitation.
I agree. I am having heat issues with mine (I can't get my processor to run under 60°C load, even though temps were great using a P5LD2), but the board is very stable running at FSB275 right now. I'm glad to hear about your board shutting down with a high FSB, as does mine... I was a bit worried about it but this is the first i've heard someone else confirm it. That also happens on the P5LD2 boards.
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post #4 of 9
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With them issues i tihnk ill pass!
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 200GB, 1x 320GB SG Windows Vista Ultimate Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP Logitech G15, Zboard FANG 
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by TeleFragX
With them issues i tihnk ill pass!
What? Your crazy. The ONLY issue with the board is that it will shut down for about a second or two when you reboot (only if your fsb is over 250). Other than that, it's the best board money can buy. You would be crazy to choose another model.
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3.4E @ 4.15 Asus P5WD2 Premium Windows 2.0 NEC 930sb 
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post #6 of 9
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It has a reboot issue and i want to overclock.. I just had an asus and had nothing but issues i dont know what to do any reassurence?
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 200GB, 1x 320GB SG Windows Vista Ultimate Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP Logitech G15, Zboard FANG 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 200GB, 1x 320GB SG Windows Vista Ultimate Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP Logitech G15, Zboard FANG 
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by TeleFragX
It has a reboot issue and i want to overclock.. I just had an asus and had nothing but issues i dont know what to do any reassurence?
Well, it's not really an issue, meaning it doesn't cause any problems at all. It doesn't affect your oc, it doesn't affect temps, nothing. It's just that when you have your fsb over 250mhz and you reboot, the entire comp will shut down for about a second or so, then it boots right back up. Other than that, this is absolutely the most stable oc'ing board I have ever seen. Go for it man, you won't be disappointed.
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3.4E @ 4.15 Asus P5WD2 Premium Windows 2.0 NEC 930sb 
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CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
3.4E @ 4.15 Asus P5WD2 Premium Windows 2.0 NEC 930sb 
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post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
OH.. So it shuts off for 1 second when i tell windows to reboot?

Does it do it if i press reset or save and exit bios settings then?
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P4 3.4Ghz 650 (OC to 4.0) Asus P5WD2-Premium XFX 520M 7900GT (RMAED) 2GB Corsair 5400 DDR2 PRO 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 200GB, 1x 320GB SG Windows Vista Ultimate Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP Logitech G15, Zboard FANG 
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Hyper 580 Modular Black Akasa Eclipse-62 Logitech G5 Gaming 
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P4 3.4Ghz 650 (OC to 4.0) Asus P5WD2-Premium XFX 520M 7900GT (RMAED) 2GB Corsair 5400 DDR2 PRO 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 200GB, 1x 320GB SG Windows Vista Ultimate Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP Logitech G15, Zboard FANG 
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post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Can anyone answer me i need to order in 5 minutes time!
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 200GB, 1x 320GB SG Windows Vista Ultimate Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP Logitech G15, Zboard FANG 
PowerCaseMouse
Hyper 580 Modular Black Akasa Eclipse-62 Logitech G5 Gaming 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P4 3.4Ghz 650 (OC to 4.0) Asus P5WD2-Premium XFX 520M 7900GT (RMAED) 2GB Corsair 5400 DDR2 PRO 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 200GB, 1x 320GB SG Windows Vista Ultimate Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP Logitech G15, Zboard FANG 
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