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**Official ASUS P5Q PRO Turbo/PRO/Turbo Owners Club**

>>> All ASUS P45 motherboard owners are welcome to join! <<<

Wish you and your gear are Rock Solid and Heart Touching!!!











After a few searching through OCN, I realized there isn't an official thread for owners of the ASUS P5Q PRO Turbo motherboard to discuss/share thoughts/ideas about this great budget overclocking motherboard. So I am starting this thread for all the owners of this mobo.

>>> Feel free to post you rig gallery, screen shots, oc records, as well as your questions and answers <<<

Also, check out "Post #2" for helpful tips, overclocking guides, and reference.


Update: New Owners Club Name: "Official ASUS P5Q PRO Turbo/PRO/Turbo Owners Club" (Since Nov. 3, 2010)

Original Club Name: "Official ASUS P5Q PRO Turbo Owners Club" (From July 9, 2010 - Nov. 2, 2010)

Note: Based on owners club name change poll results, there were 18 votes for no change, and 24 votes for change. Hence, the change is made.

P5Q PRO Turbo



P5Q PRO



P5Q Turbo


ASUS P5Q PRO Turbo Reviews:

Hardware Logic: Here
Legion Hardware: Here

Motherboards.org: Here

Hardware Canucks' TechWiki Beta: Here


Motherboards Resources:

Product Page: ASUS P5Q PRO Turbo, PRO, Turbo (for specs, drivers...etc.)

User Guide Manual: ASUS P5Q PRO Turbo, PRO, Turbo (It'll come in handy!)

The two extra pages from the P5Q PRO Turbo user guide manual on: Using Two Hard Disks in Drive Xpert and Motherboard Safety Info Updates.

Memory QVL: ASUS P5Q PRO Turbo, PRO, Turbo (Check yours to save some hassles!)

Latest Official BIOS: ASUS P5Q PRO Turbo 0701, PRO 2102, Turbo 0602 (older version PRO Turbo 0602)

I've uploaded the 0503 BIOS that I backed up from my original P5Q PRO Turbo. (In case anyone wants to test or mod it.)

Newer Atheros Network Drivers: Download page (Thank MUff1N for the find!
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Newest Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver (11.7.0.1013): link (thanks MUff1N for previous link update! thanks jetpak12 for the latest link update!
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ASUS' utility to support for 2.2TB+ drives: Disk Unlocker (in case you need it or curious about it)

Third party website hosting a list of drivers for ASUS (LGA775) motherboards: link

Note: I update the members list constantly, PM me if I missed your username.

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Name in Blue = Current PRO Turbo Owners.
Name in Red = Current PRO or Turbo Owners.
Name in Black = Current P45 series (non-PRO Turbo/Pro/Turbo) Owners.
Name in Grey = Previous Owners of PRO Turbo/PRO/Turbo.

ASUS Socket 775 mobos: ftp site

ASUS P5Q PRO Turbo Modding Resources:

Guide: How to run SLI on Asus P5Q Pro Turbo
- Thank awdrifter for posting the guide

HOWTO: SLI on a non-SLI Motherboard (NEW: HyperSLI Beta that works with all MBs!)
- Thank test tube for posting the guide


Guide for Physx in 2 steps / How to run Physx in Windows 7 with ATi cards / Hybrid Physx Mod v1-03 v1-05ff (for PhysX only)
- Thank AMD SLI guru, Tator Tot, and GenL for posting their guide


How to Install Snow Leopard [Updated] and How to upgrade Snow Leopard to Lion on P5Q PRO Turbo
- Thank rgwoehr/Ron for posting the hack in his blogs at rgwoehr.com


Installing Mac OSX Lion on P5Q PRO Turbo
- Thank hellojustinr for posting the hack in his blogs at hellojustinrtech.blogspot.ca

Installing Snow Leopard Retail 10.6.X on P5Q Series and xMove + MultiBeast: Install OS X 10.7 Lion... and xMove Demo...
- Thank RoberT_XeS for posting the guide at InsanelyMac.com and Tony for his guide in his blog at tonymacx86.blogspot.com


**Reminder**: Backup your current BIOS to elsewhere before flashing any one of BIOSes below.

Modded BIOSes:

For P5Q PRO Turbo:

BugBash's 0701 mod Here (Modded for Xeon; Mod info and instructions and tools can be found Here.)
- Thank BugBash for the mod
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Dillmiester's 0602 mod Here (see later posts for mod info)
- Thank Dillmiester for the mod


Ket's 0602 mod File Here (See changelog in rar file for mod info)
- Thank Ket at XS for the mod


mrosen's 0602 mod Here (based on Ket's 0602 file)
- Thank mrosen at XS for the mod


For P5Q PRO:
chenxuwen's mod Here (based on Ket's file)
- Thank chenxuwen at XS for the mod

For P5Q PRO Turbo and P5Q PRO:

rgwoods' mods Here
- Thank rgwoods for mods, and KingT for his input


For P5Q Series (various models):

Ket's P5Q Series modded BIOSes (Older) Here
- Thank maxextz for posting, and Ket at XS


Ket's P5Q Series modded BIOSes (Newer) Here (Updated Link)
- Thank Ket at XS


Tools for modifying BIOS:

Get MMTool Here (post#2157) or download it Here
- Thank Dillmiester for the link, and Ket at XS


Alternatively, Get AMIBCP Here
- Thank L36 for the share!


Many thanks to the members for providing help in this club!!! REP+!!!


Owners Club Signature Code for current OCN:

**Official ASUS P5Q PRO Turbo/PRO/Turbo Owners Club**

Owners Club Signature Code for current OCN (P45 variation):

**Official ASUS P45 Series Owners Club**

Signature Codes for this Owners Club (for previous OCN)

For original owners club sig code, copy the code in the box below, then paste and save it to your signature:

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Tips: There's an 8 lines limit for signature. To save space so you can put more in your signature, for links originated from this forum,
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12 Helpful Tips:

#1: Fill in your system information with RigBuilder so others can better assist you!
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#2: Don't give up on your mobo user guide manual when looking for answers. It'll come in handy!

#3: Install aftermarket cooling for the CPU/ system and a good 80+ certified PSU before running stress tests or overclocking.


#4: Do not test overclock when you have important tasks running. e.g. during installation(s) or backup, disk defragmenting, burning CD/DVD, or with any unsaved important docs.
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#5: The following BIOS settings you should change before further overclocking:
Manual AI Overclocking Tuner. (In order to set value for FSB Frequency)

Any value above default FSB Frequency.

AUTO CPU Ratio Setting (Otherwise set a value in range. AUTO is optional)

Smallest value DRAM Frequency. (Be twice the value you've set for FSB Freq.)

Disabled DRAM Static Read Control.

Disabled DRAM Read Training.

Enabled MEM OC Charger.

Enabled Load-line Calibration.

Disabled CPU Spread Spectrum.

Disabled PCIE Spread Spectrum.

Performance for CPU Margin Enhancement.

AUTO AI Clock Twister (Otherwise, pick one from list such as Light)

AUTO AI Transaction Booster (Otherwise, choose Manual, set Common Performance Level with a lower number, Enabled all pull-in phases.)
Disabled C1E Support, and C-State Tech. (Power saving features; Enable C1E if it's better for stability)

Disabled SpeedStep Tech. (Yet another power saving feature; Enable it if it's better for stability)

AUTO for the fields you don't know, otherwise, set specific values.
#6: Try to set a 1:1 FSB to DRAM ratio if possible. (e.g. 1 MHz FSB freq. vs 2 MHz DRAM freq. = 1:1 ratio)
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This is because FSB frequency (Quadruple Data Rate) is a result of rated FSB freq. divided by 4, and for DRAM frequency (Double Data Rate) is a result of rated DRAM freq. divided by 2.
Advice: Try only increase the FSB by 5 MHz at a time. Don't do big leaps.

#7: Three main factors from BIOS determining overclocking success or failure: VCore, FSB Termination Voltage, and North Bridge Voltage.
Advice: Try increase voltages one baby step at a time.
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#8: Absolute max safe VCore, vFSB, vNB for Intel's to run 24/7 is 1.4V, setting them above 1.4V will eventually damage your CPU and/or mobo.

#9: If your RAMs are not in the ASUS QVL, then try to give a bit more voltage (increase by .01V at a time) and/or set looser timings when (DDR2) RAMs are running at more than 800MHz rated FSB.


#10: Save screen shots in PNG format, as this format gives you a clear image and with a much smaller file size. (tested under WinXP)


#11: Validate your overclock with CPU-Z and post the validation link(s) in your signature.
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#12: Finally, it's always Good to honor others for their helpful post(s) with REP+ (so how about REP+ for this post?
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) and make sure to type your user name in the comment.


Essential Read for Overclocking:

Intel CPU Essentials Collected Guides (A lot of info on CPU)

Intel RAM Essentials (Useful RAM knowledge)

FAQ: Recommended Power Supplies (Useful for choosing the right PSU)
How to: Clock Skew Can Save Your Overclock And Memory

HOWTO: Overclock C2Q and C2D - A Guide v1.7

Info: Where can I find overclocking guides?

"Overclocking Acronyms for Dummies"

Asus P5Q Pro - Overclocking Guide from Computer Lounge (Thank SyveRson for the find!
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Articles on GTL from Edge Of Stability (Thank liskawc for the find!
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Reference on using larger amount of RAMs (Thank turrican9 for the finding!
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OC template with PRO Turbo BIOS options explained (Thank MUff1N for the write up!
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turrican9's finding on and solution to Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 RAMs stability issue (Thank turrican9 for the share!
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How to Set Your Temperatures Correctly / TJ Max Explained (Thanks skora for the share suggestion!
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OC Templates for Reference:

KingT's Q9550 3.8 - 3.9GHz (450MHz - 460Mhz FSB) template w/ testing methodology

KingT's E8xxx 500MHz+ FSB template w/ testing methodology

MUff1N's E8400 (E0) 4.0GHz OC templates with validations

turrican9's Template Suggestion for Different amount of mem ++

KingT's Q9550 stable settings on P5QC


Thank KingT, MUff1N, turrican9 for providing them.


Guides for your HDDs and SSDs:

Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs

Sean's Windows 8 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs

My first ever thread created on OCN:

Help needed to overclock my E5200 on Asus P5Q Pro Turbo.

The above thread is my 1st thread since becoming an OCN member. I would like to thank users whom have helped me during the difficult time... like michaeljr1186, and especially MCpetrolhead, he's a very helpful guy who have frequently replied to all my posts... so I didn't have to plow through 400+ pages of the E5200 Overclocking Thread. Thank You MCPetrolhead!!!


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Without all you guys I couldn't have achieved them!
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Received my 1st large_flame.v1313537793.png (25th REP) on Sep. 7, 2010 @ 5:22 PM.

Received my 2nd large_flame.v1313537793.png (100th REP) on Sep. 23, 2011 @ 12:16 PM.

Received my 3rd large_flame.v1313537793.png (251st REP) on Feb. 23, 2012 @ 1:53 AM.

Here are some useful links I have collected out of practicality and curiosity

**Ultimate Security List**

**OCN Workout/Fitness Club**

**ATi Clubs & Essential Threads**

**Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Club**

**Best Thermal Paste Application Methods**

**Guide: 8800GT/9800GT/9800GTX Sound over HDMI (Now including Creative cards)**

My last signature code:

Pentium E5200 R0 @ 4.5GHz Celeron M 370 @ 2.13GHz Celeron 340 @ 3.23GHz

**Official ASUS P5Q PRO Turbo/PRO/Turbo Owners Club**
**The 1GHz Overclock Club** **The 2GHz Overclock Club**
**E5200 Overclocking Thread** **4 GHz Overclock Club**
**Official Mach Speed Matrix P4M800 Owners Club**
**Official Corsair Hydro Series Club** **Official NZXT Classic Series Club**


Original Message:

I like this mobo a lot and I bought it at a bargain price at the time. Very good for overclocking even when values are left on AUTO or set to minimum default values. I have no regrets in getting this board.

Trivial Question: What's the essential difference between "P5Q PRO Turbo" and "P5Q Turbo" mobo?
Trivial Answer: Crossfire Mode Capability. (in addition to the word "PRO")


End of Original Message.

P.P.S. Below attachments are the screen shots of my E5200 R0 passing stress tests (passing 12 hrs of Prime95 and 20 runs of IntelBurnTest 2.5 @ 4GHz) and my first official ATI All-in-Wonder 3650 HD overclock screen shot with MSI AfterBurner 2.0.0.

Most recent IBT2.5 (passed 20 runs) re-test @ 4GHz:


Most recent Prime95 (passed 12+hrs) re-test @ 4GHz:

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Originally Posted by fastsite View Post
is there a members list? if so add me i have a p5q pro turbo and a qx6700 @ 3.43ghz
Welcome fastsite, since this thread is rather new... owners (members) are yet to join. You would be the second member here.


btw, do you have a question about this motherboard? I'll try to help you out.

If not, would you like to share the values you are using on this mb? and feel free to give opinions about this mb.

P.S. The aim in creating this thread is to gather owners of this motherboard to this thread to share with and help each other.

Welcome aboard fastsite!!!
 

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I'll join this club. Great motherboard!

P5Q PRO Turbo & E8400 575FSb x 8

P5Q PRO Turbo & E8400 596FSB x 7

P5Q PRO Turbo & E8400 556FSB x 9
 

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Originally Posted by fastsite View Post
is there a members list? if so add me i have a p5q pro turbo and a qx6700 @ 3.43ghz
fastsite, how much did it cost you to get your QX6700? Nice 29.32% cpu overclocking!
 

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I've cleaned dust off my computer with Falcon's Dust-Off (interior and exterior) after turning off my computer, and I have VCore set to 1.42500V in the bios ever since I overclock my E5200 to 4GHz (this is way before dust cleaning) and I usually get a stable showing of 1.4V when I check it with programs like CPU-Z, PC Probe, or HWMonitor... but somehow recently... I noticed my VCore has dropped and varies from 1.39 to 1.4V... and now I usually see 1.39V instead of 1.4V... is this a coincidence? what might contribute to the cause of the minor voltage drop? how can I fix it?

P.S. Post dust cleaning, my Corsair H-50 pump and fan speed and together with the speed of my other 2 case fans all went back up to the level when they started with after the initial install.

Thanks in advance!!!
 

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Hey Ocman. Are all of your bios settings the same as before you cleaned it?
 
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Hey Ocman. Is that making you unstable? Just do some stress testing to see if it has. If it hasn't it seems like a good thing to me. Lower is better for voltages.

Are all of your bios settings the same as before you cleaned it?
Umm... I did experience one crash/halt @ 4GHz very recently like a few days ago. I've run test with Prime95 just now, and vcore went back to 1.4V... and I believe the same happened when I run test on IBT 2.5...

I believe I've fall back to the same values when doing 4GHz after some test overclocking at higher speeds.
 

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I want to join aswell
Got a Q9400 with it that can easily do over 4.2 GHz if it weren't for my RAM DX
 

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That's a possibility, best way to find out is to stress test. If it isn't stable at the same settings it was at before then you may have some degradation.
 

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Jeffaruni, what kind of NB volts do you need for that OC?
 

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I have got it CPU stable but it's my RAM slowing me down and I used stock voltage for the NB to get it to that but again, it's my RAM and i've tried SO many things to try and get it so it works but nothing, different voltages for all sorts of thing and all sorts of timing
I used Prime95 for windows testing and MemTest+86 aswell


The thing is I saw a spark of 4.4 once, but again I swear It was my RAM, all this with a Tuniq Tower 120 E aswell DX I'm going to be getting a Corsair H70 for my CPU and after my other upgrades looking into some new RAM
 

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my OCZ Platinum PC2-8500 rams can't do 1066MHz stably... i have set to run at 2.1V and is still not working... maybe i should try 2.2V and hope the voltage won't damage the rams.

The rams I use weren't on the Asus's QVL...
 

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Add me, i just got this board the other day to replace my regular p5q pro. Though my old board clocked 400Mhz higher.


sucks imo
 

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Originally Posted by Jeffaruni View Post
I have got it CPU stable but it's my RAM slowing me down and I used stock voltage for the NB to get it to that but again, it's my RAM and i've tried SO many things to try and get it so it works but nothing, different voltages for all sorts of thing and all sorts of timing
I used Prime95 for windows testing and MemTest+86 aswell


The thing is I saw a spark of 4.4 once, but again I swear It was my RAM, all this with a Tuniq Tower 120 E aswell DX I'm going to be getting a Corsair H70 for my CPU and after my other upgrades looking into some new RAM
Jeffaruni, have you tried setting the rams to run 1:1 with the cpu??? That may help since it's the ideal ratio for overclocking.

Man... Corsair H-70 sounded like a modded H-50, but I'm loving it... LOL.
 

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Yeah, that's what I was trying to run it aswell....
I've tried
5-5-5-15
5-4-4-15
5-4-4-12
5-5-5-18
5-6-6-18
6-6-6-18
6-6-6-21
6-7-6-21
6-6-6-24
6-7-7-24
6-7-6-27
6-7-7-27
7-7-7-27

xD All at 1.8 - 2.1 & 2.2 Volts xD
 
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