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ASUS P5B Premium Vista Edition LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel P965 Express
  • Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
  • DDR2 800
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 2/13/2008 3:04:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid, but price inflated by questionable extras

Pros: Works great as a drop in replacement for older P5B Deluxe. I ruined my old Deluxe (don't ask) and bought this to replace it. Just moved all my old drives, peripherals, etc. over and when booted up, Windows didn't even seem to notice the hardware change. No issues with it; I'm running Vista 64-bit on it. 2 of 3 drives using chipset's RAID1.

Cons: Internal 512MB of ReadyBoost flash is soldered to the spot where a USB head connector used to be on the P5B deluxe. Therefore, this board loses out on the extra USB header that the older model had. This flash isn't useful for important files - if the board (or OS) were to die, you can't get at the flash contents since it's soldered on. The LCD display of the ScreenDUO seems much smaller in real life than it appears in the newegg pictures. Not really interested in the extras: remote, array mic, screenduo; wish they'd lose the extras and drop the price.

Other Thoughts: Beware that the manual has a few minor errors in it; it's obviously a copy/paste job from the P5B Deluxe. For example, one page documents the extra USB header that the Deluxe has that I already mentioned is non-existent in this board.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/16/2008 12:26:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME MOBO

Pros: Awesome in every aspect.. ASUS really outdid themselves with this one..

Gotta love the 8 SATA2-300 raid ports on it(7 internal,1 external)

Im using 4 Seagate 320GB sata2 drives in my first raid array and 2 Seagate 250GB sata2 drives in my 2nd array and it works flawlessly..

Cons: Why make the jmicron raid controller run 1 internal and 1 external sata port? Who runs an array with 1 internal drive and 1 external drive on the same array..

But who cares, there are plenty of sata ports to run whatever configuration you want..

The screenduo that comes with it sucks, just some to impress your friends with for a few moments, other than that is useless.. Same goes for the remote, its all for the bling factor..

Other Thoughts: I work with bleeding edge computer equipment everyday so there isnt much that amazes me.. This mobo is an exception, I am truely amazed..

Im using this with a Intel core2 duo processor and 4 gigs(4x1gig) of Kingston hyperx memory and the drives listed above(nothing like 1.2TB of crazy fast access times)

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/10/2007 9:23:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAnother fine motherboard from ASUS.

Pros: Sexy black PCB with light ASUS logo is very cool. Great performance in Vista. Stable with four sticks of memory. AI Remote and ScreenDuo are nifty extras. Supports TPM!!

Cons: Vista-specific featurs can be used in Windows XP. TPM chip not included with board. Some initial hiccups.

Other Thoughts: After running this board for 3 months in my new box I can say without hesitation it's one of the best motherboards I've ever used. The P5B Premium is fast, stable, and offers loads of extras that extend its value.

The soldered-on flash memory (called ASAP by ASUS) is only 512MB which makes unsuitable for ReadyBoost but not storing small files (such as cookies, bookmarks, or a BIOS image). The ScreenDuo mini-display isn't fully SideShow compatible but it can display read-outs for temperature, fan speed, etc. The remote is also cool though it feels a bit flimsy.

Because I initially had my side panel fans oriented for exhaust I had some heat issued that were corrected when I changed them to intake. The board can run hot but ASUS equipped it with copper heatsinks on the north and southbridge chips. There's also a heatpipe running between the northbridge and VRM coolers to keep things stable near the CPU.

All in all, a great motherboard from ASUS.

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  • Josh S.
  • 11/5/2007 7:09:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot up to Asus Standards

Pros: Great overclockability, stable

Cons: Locks up on asus logo when rebooting. LONG time before ever leaving the asus page when booting cold.

Other Thoughts: This isn't up to snuff for an ASUS board. Too bad too.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/11/2007 9:16:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsMuch better after working out the kinks.

Pros: Excellent build quality. Nice black PCB with copper heatsinks on the northbridge and southbridge chips. Support for Penryn processors when they become available. Very good performance and stability. Remote control and ScreenDUO are nice touches.

Cons: ScreenDUO isn't SideShow compatible. IR receiver and ScreenDUO must be plugged into USB ports 3 and 4. Pricey compared to newer boards.

Other Thoughts: This is an update to my first review. After a working out a few kinks the motherboard is really showing it stuff. I initially installed the 1.08.06 version of the ScreenDUO application which auto-enabled the Power On-By-RTC option in the BIOS and generally caused problems. After downloading and installing the 1.08.08 version (which is a beta but works fine) the problem was resolved. Now I can turn off my computer without it powering back on a few seconds later and I can turn it off using the remote control too.

Even the CPU and motherboard temperatures decreased despite the stock Intel solution on my quad-core CPU. If you can get this board for a good price don't hesitate to pick it. You'll be as pleased with it as I am.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/4/2007 6:08:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: Good-looking motherboard with lots of features. Vista-specific extras not necessary but a nice touch. Booted up without any issues. Quite stable thus far.

Cons: The BIOS was 0402 and needed to be flashed to be fully compatible with my G0 quad-core CPU. Doesn't support SLI but this Nvidia's fault not Intel's. TPM module not available yet.

Other Thoughts: I agonized over buying this motherboard or the P5K Premium. I chose the P5B Premium since I didn't need the wi-fi and I like the Vista extras. Fortunately I bought the Intel's Q6600 since the old BIOS would not have recognized the new 1333MHz Conroes. I flashed the board using the EZ-Flash option and the board came back up after a reboot without a hitch. So far everything is working. Will update as needed.

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  • Sean O.
  • 8/4/2007 7:05:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorking OK after funny start

Pros: Works Well. System Screams. E6600, 8800 GTS, 2 gig of Kingston Hyper X, Thermantake Armor case, Seagate Baracuda 400 gig Sata drive, Antec True Power trio 650 watt power supply

Cons: Any hints for getting the screen Duo and the IR port to work? Tried both sets of USB ports on the back. Wont find either device.

Other Thoughts: Wierd start. Board would not power up at all. Called Asus they had me power up the board with no processor. Got a puff of smoke and a pop. He had me reinstall everything and it has been working fine for a few months now. Wierd. Must be a common problem because it was the first thing they had me try.

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  • Vinay S.
  • 7/29/2007 6:41:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggssound issue - actually SATA issue

Pros: Fanless. pretty pretty led colors on board.

Cons: At first I thought the sound stuttering was an issue with integrated sound but it's due to the Intel chipset forcing PIO instead of UDMA on the hard drives. RMA'ing the board after some hassel from newegg.

Other Thoughts: the sound stuttering is an issue with this board - lots of different theories but nothing conclusive. I bought this board based on arstechnica recommendation of the P5B Deluxe - should have gone with the loweer model.

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  • Roger N.
  • 7/22/2007 4:11:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: None. Completed headache. I am Military stationed in Japan so there is a 2 week lag in shipping. I spent 1800 on a new system only to have it delivered DOA

Cons: Motherboard is dead. $410 NVIDIA 8800 GTS that came with it is also DOA.

Other Thoughts: I have built over ten systems for my family from Newegg purchases. Never had a problem. Now two in one shipment. I have an electronics degree. I know how to build a system. Nothing but headaches and frustration from this shipment.

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  • Ron C.
  • 6/25/2007 7:32:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRebooting

Pros: Looks good on paper

Cons: Constant rebooting, couldnt even get the os installed. Researched the board and found many other people have had the same issues with it.

Other Thoughts: Returned for credt and got another model

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