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ABIT IX38 Quad GT LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel X38
  • Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
  • DDR2 1066
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  • Johnathan M.
  • 12/27/2012 2:56:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Outlasted many other motherboards
Nice heatsinks
BIOS code display and CMOS switch

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Functional after almost 4 years of gaming duty.

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  • David M.
  • 11/5/2008 1:23:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsEaster egg hunt

Pros: - Massive overclocking headroom
- Crossfire
- High overclocks are stable

Cons: - Bios updates don't fix anything
- Replacement bios THAT I BOUGHT doesn't work
- Lan port is now dead since purchase in Feb. 08
- Hex 8.b. happens after a while that hangs PC, switching GPU A to slot #2, it still doesn't work. Switching to GPU B in slot #1 boots it up, but then it's the same nightmare all over again forcing me to swap GPU's all the time.
- Changing any settings in the bios works for about a day or two before it locks up permanently until you clear CMOS
- System hangs 50% of the time when booting from standby

If you don't want a giant headache, go with ASUS or EVGA. The board performs incredibly but it's sad with all these kinks.

Other Thoughts: With an XClio 380-Plus case, ventilation is not a problem, placement on the board is excellent, 2900 Pro's do not contact RAM slots, need to wrap my PCI-E connectors around the chassis support twice to get everything in snug but that's not abit's fault. PWM's reaching 70c+ overclocked or not in a case with a 250mm intake, 250mm blowhole and 360mm side intake is a concern but does not impact performance.

Really wish Abit would've gotten this board right. Had experience with the IP35-Pro which had identical quality to this board. Disappointed about the missing fan clips. Sending the board back for RMA tomorrow - hopefully I won't get stiffed with a bad replacement; you'd hope they would get the kinks worked out with their repair plant after having experience with the board issues for so long...

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/12/2008 11:32:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsProblems

Pros: Great design, cooling is amazing, all connections are where i need them, overclocks easier than anything ive ever seen. Did i mention its FAST?? (When i can get it running, that is).

Cons: About a week ago, i bought a 4870. After installing the card the computer would'nt post at all. I did some searching online and found that this motherboard has issues with the E8400 processor (of course) and the 4870 being in the first PCI-E slot. Supposedly there are voltage issues within the motherboard, i know its not my card and i know for a fact it isnt my enermax PSU (i have tried various psu's with the same result). But thats not all, my onboard LAN also stopped working. I get no lights whatsoever, and the hardware isn't even detected (yes it is enabled in the BIOS).

Other Thoughts: Anyway, if it were'nt for these minor glitches i'd be extremely happy with this board. I'm currently in the process of getting it replaced. Whether it be exchange or RMA. I've updated BIOS to the latest revision, checked ram. When this thing gets up and running its fantastic, super fast, super cool and runs great. ABIT just needs to figure out these minor glitches before releasing something like this into the market.

When you pay $2xx for a top of the line motherboard you kind of expect it to work with what its supposed to work with, when it doesn't its majorly disapointing..

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  • max v.
  • 8/7/2008 5:48:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs5 STAR MOTHERBOARD

Pros: GREAT MOTHERBOARD RUNS SMOOTH,COOL WITH ZALMANSUPER GREESE APPLYED TO ALL CHIPSETS

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: I WOULD BUY AGAIN

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  • Douglas W.
  • 8/6/2008 1:54:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWOW!!!!!

Pros: WOW is about all I can say. I can't stop this thing no matter how hard I try. Everything I needed on a board for a Multimedia powerhouse and still room to grow. And the Antec case runs really COOL... Love it all. Thanks Newegg for the great prices and great service.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Antec 900 - ABS Tagan BZ900 - Vista Ultimate SP1 - IX38 - Intel Q9450 - 8GB of OCZ Reaper HPC - single Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD3870 but soon to be dual for Crossfire.

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  • Justin W.
  • 8/6/2008 12:40:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood board overall, can't fit higher video cards.

Pros: Good Board, Worked perfectly out of the box. ZeroTHERM ZEN FZ120 CPU fan fit without a problem. Overclockable through BIOS setting if you know what your doing. I'm personally a fan of the CMOS reset button on the pack panel and the power and reset push buttons on the board. Something that has been lacking on boards for a long time.

Cons: The board has PCIe 2.0 support but the ram slots on the board are down to far for the Geforce GTX 260/280 series. Probably the same with the 9800 though I haven't tried. If you plan to use one of these larger cards you will need a different board with the ram higher up as you cannot even plug the card in because the ram is in the way.

Other Thoughts: I was unable to use the board for long since I had already got the GTX 260, ended up selling it to a friend and got a board that would support my video card. Board still works well though.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/27/2008 6:30:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA another great Abit product...

Pros: I don't really overclock, but this is a great mobo for the price. You get 2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots, 8 sata ports including 2 esata ports, supports RAID, external CCMOS button, and it can support up to 8 gigs of ram. This board comes with a lot more, but these were the selling points for me. I am currently running this mobo in my Antec 900 case along with an E8400 processor, Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler, 2 GB OCZ Reaper DDR2 1066 SDRAM and 2 VisionTek 900241 Radeon HD 4850 set in Crossfire. Everything is running cool and smooth as silk.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I wish this mobo came in black with the blinking LED's like my old AW9D-MAX. But, this mobo came with everthing I needed including the wire mounting brackets for a 40 mm fan. This is a solid board and it works flawlessly for me. Thank's Abit.

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  • Joseph J.
  • 7/25/2008 7:14:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBoot Issue FIXED!!!!!!!!! Please read!!!

Pros: OK, simple fix OCer's and regular users, raise MCH voltage to 1.55v and DDR to 2.1v

NO MORE DOUBLE BOOTS OR NO BOOTS!!!!

Cons: NONE, if you learn how to tweak the puppy!
And don't bother with the BIOS fix, it's worthless
and don't forget to unplug and switch off PSU before hitting CMOS reset button
(which is wonderful addition)

Other Thoughts: I am currently runninga Q6600 at 2.86Mhz with RAM at 1066Mhz......
Oh, plus I have 8Gb of OCZ REAPER!!!! CM SPHERE CPU COOLER, NO WATER ON MY BOARD...lol......

P.S Been running stable for months now, with ZERO Issues!!!!

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  • David M.
  • 7/20/2008 10:44:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsProblem board.

Pros: Handles overclocking no problem. 1950FSB easy with Q6600. Had this board for 6 months.

Cons: Bios revisions don't ever fix much. Computer hangs constantly and you need to reset it more than 10, sometimes 25 times before it comes back up - even with clearing CMOS via jumper and removing power for an hour. Bios revisions don't fix hanging. You need to buy a new bios chip YOURSELF to fix this board. YOU need to PAY for shipping to have it RMA'd even though it was a bad board OUT OF THE BOX. Never came with retention clips for the 40mm heatsink. Hanging is magnified when you overclock. There are dozens of people on the abit forums with this problem.

Other Thoughts: I love this board's potential, but i am thoroughly disgusted with this board and abit for not taking full responsibility for their problem. Why should I have to pay for something that never worked in the first place? How was anyone getting this board supposed to know bios revisions wouldn't be fixing this problem? It's a great motherboard, but only when it boots, which is next to never once you start overclocking. Sorely disappointed with Abit. Next time i'll go with an Asus. I wouldn't care if they paid for shipping - who complains about free stuff? But why do i as an enthusiast, have to suffer for abit's screw up? The dang hex LED display doesn't help you with squat BECAUSE THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!

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  • Christopher H.
  • 7/14/2008 3:22:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Board

Pros: Great board for overclocking, runs very smooth. External clear CMOS button is a nice touch. This is my 2nd Abit board and they are quickly becoming my favorite manufacturer.

Cons: You might run into some trouble fitting an active RAM cooler if you have a long video card in the first PCIE slot. The manual shows where two 40mm fans can be attached to the passive heatsinks on the board, but they don't come included.

Other Thoughts: This board is awesome and is the quality I've come to expect from Abit.

IX38 QuadGT, E8400, 4 X 2GB OCZ Platinum PC2-8500, X3870 X 2.

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