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Old 07-04-08, 09:06 AM   #13
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Old 07-06-08, 12:12 AM   #14
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I concur, stay away from Asus. Unless you like the "CPU INIT" errors that are a "feature" of all Asus Extreme boards... What's weird though, all of my Asus Intel boards are great. I don't know what the **** they get wrong with their nForce boards. When I was searching around all I found was problems with their nForce boards, the P5N-T, the P5N-D, the Striker Extreme, the Striker II Formula, even the newest S2 Extreme has problems... And apparently, some of them have found the way to their Maximus Series for Intel... I reckon they should just stick to reference boards...
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Old 07-06-08, 08:51 AM   #15
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Old 07-06-08, 06:16 PM   #16
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im a fan of asus. sucks so many people seem to have problems with asus boards. my p5b deluxe is still going strong.
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Old 07-06-08, 06:24 PM   #17
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im a fan of asus. sucks so many people seem to have problems with asus boards. my p5b deluxe is still going strong.
P5B Deluxe is one of the best boards I've ever owned. Period.
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Old 07-06-08, 09:40 PM   #18
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im a fan of asus. sucks so many people seem to have problems with asus boards. my p5b deluxe is still going strong.
Same. All my new mobos from now on are going to be Asus on Intel chipsets. I pray Nvidia allow sli on Intel chipsets soon.
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The difference is the P5B is an Intel board... All of my Asus Intel boards have been great as well. Can't say the same for my nForce boards...
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Old 07-07-08, 02:14 AM   #20
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I can't for the life of me see why so many have problems with Nvidia chipsets. This is my forth board after having Nforce4 DFI, then XFX680i, XFX780i and now XFX790i. I haven't had any problems that haven't been fixed by an updated bios. Even then they where only small issues.
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I have used ASUS for 13 years and only RMAed 1 board. Thats pretty good statistics IMO.
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Well, Asus seem to have been making "bubus" with their latter nForce boards. I've read about problems with their 680,780,750 and 790 boards... My A8N worked fine too... My Intel boards have always been Asus. I'm not going for an nForce board by Asus, never again...
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I can't for the life of me see why so many have problems with Nvidia chipsets. This is my forth board after having Nforce4 DFI, then XFX680i, XFX780i and now XFX790i. I haven't had any problems that haven't been fixed by an updated bios. Even then they where only small issues.
Do a google search.
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