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ASUS P5K DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel P35
  • Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
  • DDR2 1066 / 800 / 667 MHz
  • The chipset officially supports the memory frequency up to DDR2 800MHz. Tuned by ASUS Super Memspeed Technology, this
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Seth P.
  • 1/24/2012 10:50:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat solid board

Pros: I've owned this board for about 5 years now and couldn't be happier. I'm just about to upgrade to a Z68 board for my new i7 but this one is still going strong with a Core 2 Duo overclocked from 2.66 to 3.2GHz. Incredibly reliable, never had a problem with it.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Even after I build my new computer this one will still be around as my backup.

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  • Korey R.
  • 12/25/2008 10:05:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Board, flaky USB

Pros: This motherboard is a solid motherboard, sporting several no less than SIX USB connectors on the back of the board, two eSata's, two 10/100/1000 Ethernet, and 8 channel audio. If there is something I can praise about this board, it should be it's lack of vestigial connection's. There are not print, com, and only one PS/2 connection. Thankfully, it's the keyboard PS/2 connection, but USB works just fine in BIOS, even my wireless USB.

The board itself has an okay layout. The most noticeable aspect about this board is it's subdued heatsink, which doesn't look like it came from a bad art-school project. The heat pipes connect to the southbridge, and wrap around to two "cooling towers." It's a great touch, and looks fantastic against the black PCB. Everything on the board is color coded nicely, including the USB headers and SATA ports.

The wireless is an oddly strange welcome to my computer. I use my rig as an access point for my roommates, who do not have good wireless reception.

Cons: The mother board's USB seems to be flaky. USB devices are not always recognized, particularly devices that are connected into the headers. If you have any spare USB ports, like the bar that connects to the expansion slot, they might not operate correctly.

When I connect USB devices, they feel as if they are operating at USB1.1 speeds, while the board supports USB2.0.

The Wireless antenna on this computer has a very short cord. I haven't bothered yet, but I feel some cable splicing might be in order to lengthen it. If you keep your case under your desk like I do, the wireless antenna isn't very effective.

The included Asus BIOS update software on the driver disc is absolute poopoo. It doesn't work correctly, if at all. However, some searching online will yield your BIOS update, and instructions on how to install it using the program in the BIOS for flashing your chip.

The BIOS features, while numerous, can be difficult to understand. KEEP YOUR MANUAL if you overclock.

Other Thoughts: I bought this board to replace a fried motherboard in my rig. I wasn't looking for anything flashy, and I needed DDR2 support. This one caught my eye because I cannot stand vestigial ports like the Com port or printer port. The lack of a mouse PS/2 means you need to upgrade to a USB mouse if you haven't already (or wireless). The heat pipes on this board look fantastic with the black PCB, and the color coding looks great as well. My biggest complaint about this board is the flaky USB. (Some fixes online suggest altering ICQ numbers in the BIOS). The Wireless Antenna is an interesting addition to my computer, but the cable is so short, and it screws into the back of the motherboard, instead of being a plug.

There is obvious noise from the motherboard using onboard sound, but I'm not a stickler for audio, so I didn't mention it in my Cons.

This board is almost a five star board, but the flaky USB, broken BIOS update software, mark it down to 4.5 or so.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/13/2008 2:44:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood board, OK layout design

Pros: Solid performance, runs OCd @400 Mhz FSB for over a year without any issues.
Reasonable support

Cons: SATA connector placement

Other Thoughts: As many have posted SATA connector placement right behind the video card slot is not too smart. A large Nvidia 8800GTS card covers the connectors. It is possible to get around the situation if 90" angled SATA cables are used.

As for support, when my memory chips went bad asus sent in a replacement board without any questions to ensure the issue is not in the MB.

For all those that complain about wait time: do try the Gigabyte's support, I have been GA's loyal customer until things went wrong.

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  • Chris S.
  • 12/9/2008 10:10:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOverall great board, slight problem

Pros: Great board, runs rock solid, doens't appear to get hot even under heavy game loads, BIOS can be flashed by booting up and loading from a flash drive versus updating from the OS (which can be done as well) This reduces the chance OS won't BSOD during BIOS flash resulting in a mobo that's a paperweight (this happened on last mobo which is why I bought this), contrary to what some other reviews said the BIOS is pretty straight forward and won't overwhelm you. Typical user may not ever go into BIOS.

Cons: This mobo continues the trend of poorly placed slots and connectors. I only have one PCI-E vid card which takes up two slots because of its cooler. The vid card cooler covers one of PCI slots leaving only one free. I was going to stick my old Audigy 2 card in the other free PCI slot. However the card is long enough (it's not all that long!) that it ran against the IDE connector meaning I couldn't install it. I ended up buying a PCI-E enabled X-Fi card and stuck it in a PCI-E slot. That is when I came up against my second concern and most serious one: with the vid card installed I had two PCI-E 1x slot free and the remaining Crossfire enabled PCI-E 16x slot open. I initially tried to plug the new sound card into one of the PCI-E 1x slots. However, both slots are far enough away from the edge that the X-Fi wasn't lined up on the screw hole of the case. One PCI-E slot in particular was cocked a bit sideways which worried me a bit.

Other Thoughts: To continue the "con" section comment, I ended up putting the XFI card inside the Crossfire enabled PCI-E 16x slot which can also run in 1x or 4x mode. This is nice. The sound card works great in that sot.

System looks like it has some nice overclock features but I haven't tried them at all. In particular, this board has the ability to run the DDR2 memory @ 1066 versus stock 800 Mhz. I have some DDR2 1066 memory. I think I'll give this a shot and see what happens. Wifi feature sounds great on paper, I haven't used it though as I prefer a hardwired solution particularly for gaming.

90+% of peeps won't fill up PCI-E slots so my previously noted concerns of the two empty PCI-E 1x slots probably aren't that big of a deal.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/4/2008 9:11:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSWEET! Easiest Mobo To Work On Yet

Pros: Everything for this Motorboard was very well packaged inside of the box. I ordered this Motherboard along with everything else that I needed to build a complete system. I Installed this MoBo in the Cooler Master Centurion 5 Case # N82E16811119068 using CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W N82E16817139005 Power Supply. Hardware Installed and Powered On Without 1 Single Problem. Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz #N82E16819115017 - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 #N82E16835186134 - 4 x 1TB WD Hard Drives #N82E16822136151 - G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 800 #N82E16820231122 - LITE-ON DVD±R Burner #N82E16827106228 - ASUS DVD-ROM 48X #N82E16827135180 - PNY GeForce 8800 GT 512MB #N82E16814133232 - VANTEC 18" IDE Round Cable #N82E16812104203.
I found it best to install the Processor before installing Mobo then take the Large Fan off the Artic Cooler & install the Heat Sink on the CPU. That Way It goes on Straight & the Fan is not in the Way, Install Mobo, Next Install Your Hard Drives, Next Memory, Next Your Videocard.

Cons: The AI Suite Software that came on my CD was Out of Date. Do Not Install this Version. I Downloaded the Version from the ASUS Website for the P5Q Motherboards which have a Newer Version and Works Better. AI Suite v1.03.25.

Other than that, I have None.

Other Thoughts: None

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  • Leon R.
  • 11/25/2008 11:04:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBoard is as great as the Installer

Pros: I bought this board the first day New Egg had it for sale. And I have put it through the wringer overclocking it. I have used a E6600 oc to 3.4 and currently have a Q9550 at stock. I will oc when the heat sink sets in. I have used two different graphics cards with no problem. Currently using MSI geforce 9800 gt. The crash free bios is fantastic. Put a setting in it doesnt like and it post back at default settings for you to change it. I still remember the days of having to open the case and moving jumpers to clear the cmos. I have been building and oc pcs for over 10 years mostly just for the fun of doing it. I have built pcs on the side also for friends too. I must say this is one of the better boards I have come across.

Cons: I use Kingston Hyper X pc8500 DDR1066. There is a catch when using high end memory. The SPD on the ram doesnt contain the voltage. The bios will automaticly set the ram voltage to 1.8v. The problem is that this memory has to run at 2.2v. And if you are using 4gigs instead of 2gigs, you have to kick it up above that. High end memory uses a lot of power. Also just remember if you update the bios everything goes back to default settings and you will have to go into setup and change the ram voltage or you will have problems.

Other Thoughts: It seems alot of people have had problems with this board. I think a lot of the problems come from a combination of lack of knowledge on their part and a lack of decent support from Asus. I am willing to bet that a lot of good boards are rma with absolutly nothing wrong with them. I have put together 7 of these so far without a hitch. I can look at some of these reviews and I can tell exactly from the review what the installers are doing wrong. New Egg you are great to take these boards back. You rock!!

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  • Timothee B.
  • 11/23/2008 1:11:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsdon't get it for the wireless

Pros: good board overall, haven't had any problem with it except wireless

Cons: Poor wireless drivers for the the onboard USB RTL8187B.

I run both Linux and Vista on it, on Vista I get a drop every minute or two for about half a second, where all packets are dropped, until it comes back up. That will be a serious problem when you're gaming (latest drivers from Asus website)

On Linux it's not better. No communication hitches, but the connection randomly drops and stops working completely, unloading/reloading modules to fix sometimes works, and sometimes freezes the system in the process. There again, tested a whole range of kernels and drivers. There has been a kernel bug open about this for months with no fix in sight.

I'm giving up and getting an addon 11N card at this point.

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  • Christopher L.
  • 11/22/2008 7:19:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsYeah - Don't update BIOS in Vista-64

Pros: Well, it *did* work, until I followed the directions.

Cons: The installed CPU was a 9550 quadcore. The BIOS, on boot, said something like "CPU not recognized! Update the BIOS to unleash it's full power! Press F1 to continue."

Well, don't take their suggestion if you're running Vista 64 bit, and think you might want to try your luck updating from the OS itself. I suppose that, eventually, ASUS will write a bit of code in their BIOS Updater that exclaims "Can't upgrade with a 64-bit OS".

Anyway... now the mainboard is yanked, and I'm going to replace it with something other than ASUS. Which is rather bad... I had liked ASUS.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

we apologize for the inconvenince but it seems like you are having trouble updating the bios. Please contact our Technical Support Department at http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx and reference case number "NE282849" so that we may get more details about your system configuration and assist you in resolving these issues you are experiencing.

Best Regards,

ASUS Support Team

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/11/2008 12:02:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsGood hardware, bad service

Pros: I was very happy with my previous Asus motherboard; I hope this one can last a little bit longer.

Cons: I don't yet own this mobo. I bought a P5N32 about two years ago, and it died a month ago. I was still under warranty, so I RMA'd it. I was told it was going to be ten business days after the day they received it, and its been over a month. Two weeks ago, they said they were unable to repair it (another rep said they misplaced it), and offered me this board as a replacement because they didn't have mine in stock. I agreed, and it was to be shipped five days ago. I just got an e-mail stating it's going to be shipped tomorrow. Very disappointed with their customer service.

Other Thoughts: Not having my PC for over a month was extremely inconvenient. I may not stop buying Asus boards in the future, but this fiasco will definitely make me think twice about it.

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  • WM B.
  • 11/10/2008 10:24:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board... w/ Caveats...

Pros: Once you update the BIOS, tweak the settings and get everything working right, the board is very stable. Do your homework first... do some searches, read some reviews (including the ones here). If you are prepared, setting the board up will go faster and easier. Lots of features.

Cons: My biggest issue is having so many settings to tweak in the BIOS, but getting no information in the documentation on what the settings are even for, much less a few suggestions on what to do with them. The documentation is shamelessly inadequate.

Other Thoughts: It took me a couple of days to get the board up and running, and a few more days/weeks to tweak the BIOS and get a stable overclock. Currently running a Q6600 (2.4Ghz) @ 3.42Ghz with RAM (Ballisticx 6400) timings at 4-4-4-15, Thermalright Ulitma 90 cooler (highest temps around 66-67c.

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