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Old 01-23-07, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default Asus P5N-E SLI (650i)

I'm thinking about geting this motherboard (first link), from the reviews it sounds pretty good and the asus forums dont seem to have too many topics about problems with it (unlike with the 680's).
Anyway, does anybody have one and what do they think of it?
Particularly its overclocking capabilities.

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=529752

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2894

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==
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Old 01-23-07, 06:15 PM   #2
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I was thinking about maby getting that too. What I wonder is. Will it do 425 fsb?
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Old 01-23-07, 06:27 PM   #3
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The guys at [H] supposedly got 475 with the E6300, thats good enough for me.
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Thats good enough for me as well. I have ordered this, the E4300 and 2gb of ram. Should be here on Friday.
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I thought it looked good too, until it arrived DOA!
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Old 01-23-07, 08:35 PM   #6
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I have the Evga 680i SLI and I also have the ASUS 650i SLI ,even tho the 680i SLI has better memory overclocking ,the 650i SLI has better CPU FSB overclocking on my E6600 ,On the 680i SLI the fartherest I could get the FSB of the CPU is 1700 ,but the memory will do 1200 ,with the 650i SLI the CPU FSB will do 2000 with no problems ,but the memory will only do around 1000.But I have found that running the memory at high speeds gains you very little in performance,If you have a E6300 or a E6400 the ASUS 650i SLI is the best board for overclocking and the price is not so bad ,I could run my E6600 at 2000 and run the memory at 1000 or 500mhz on the memory and 2000 on the CPU with a multipler of 7 to run 3.5gigs ,but I get the best results running at 1600 or 400 and 800 on the memory with a multipler of 9 to run at 3.6gigs with a 1:1 ratio.I wanted to run it at 1066 on the memory and 2132 on the CPU so that I could run 1:1 ratio at 3731,but my AsUS 650I SLI would not run over 2000 no matter what I set the voltage at .
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This mobo or the MSI 650i Platinum and a Q6600 is my summer (BioShock/Crysis) upgrade plans.I would do it now,but my upgrade funds in my wifes possesion.All 820 Cdn dollars..... Its going towards either a Dell 2407WPF,Samsung 245T,or Gateway FPD2485W + ext 4 year warranty on the model I end up choosing. If I go Dell,it'll be a entended 5 year warranty.
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I have had good luck with the ASUS 650i SLI ,so far it is very stable ,I wish it had more SATA connectors then the 4 ,but I get better performance out of it then I did with my EVGA 680I SLI.
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I have one and still working with it. I have had no problems so far running 9x350 and it has been stable and fast at this speed.
Need a good CPU HSF and fan on NB heatsink and a heatsink on SB. Waiting on a particular HSF to become available to replace the NB stock passive heatsink.
Super PI (1M) 16.297s and Fear averaging 100FPS with everything in game at max and soft shadows enabled, 4AA/16AF. Also runs Oblivion and NWN2 with no problems at this speed.
Getting ready to up the overclock some more.
Briefly tested at up to 3.6GHz with Orthos but have not run any benchmarks or any gaming sessions yet. Probably will get to it this weekend.
A number are reporting good results with the E6300 and E6400.
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Need a good CPU HSF and fan on NB heatsink and a heatsink on SB. Waiting on a particular HSF to become available to replace the NB stock passive heatsink.
I was really surprised that it came with no heatsink whatsoever on the southbridge. How can they do that? Being an SLI motherboard you would think the chipset would run hot. Even my single-card P5B Deluxe had a heatsink on it and so has every motherboard I've ever worked with.
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It has the holes to put a heat sink on it ,I put one on mine ,just have to make sure that it is not to tall ,so that you video cards want hit it.
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I was really surprised that it came with no heatsink whatsoever on the southbridge. How can they do that? Being an SLI motherboard you would think the chipset would run hot. Even my single-card P5B Deluxe had a heatsink on it and so has every motherboard I've ever worked with.
Is an Akasa Cool Blue NB cooler is too big for the southbridge, Any other ideas. Thay dont make many low profile active hsf's

btw ,I have a via southbridge on my lame motherboard ,doesn't require a sink , put one on anyway.

Ive changed my mind now about getting a p5N32-sli Premium ,I prefer CHEAP and good, to snazzy.
I dont need wifi or a heatpipe ta very much.

Thanks for the thread ,saved me some money, Asus P5N-E SLI (650i) isn't listed on asus uk site
Now I can afford an e6600 instead of a 64 AND hopefully it will overclock better on this 650i
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