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ASUS P5Q Premium LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel P45
  • Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
  • DDR2 1200
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Elliot M.
  • 9/24/2009 7:18:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery solid overall

Pros: Easy to install and hook up all the components. Seems to have a lot of easy option for overclocking (though I haven't gotten to them yet). BIOS set-up was easy. Good options when you're in the OS for tweaking the performance. System is very stable so far.

Cons: Comes with four ethernet ports! Seriously, four?! One is enough, two is overkill. Four is a joke. Opening screen when you start-up is kind of annoying, though it does make it easier to enter the BIOS. Comes with six rear panel audio outputs, which is a plus if you use computer speakers, but I hook mine up to a regular stereo receiver which makes it a pain.

Other Thoughts: Overall this is a very good motherboard. So far it's been extremely stable and it seems like this thing was built to overclock.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/21/2009 6:43:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDidn't even deliver

Pros: Many awesome features, 4 LAN, 8 USB with room to spare based on the spec of your case. 10 total SATA. Expressgate, which is a really awesome 5sec boot to app feature that is terribly convenient.

Cons: Wake up last week and it's completely dead after 88 days. I now have a very expensive paperweight. I understand that computer parts can fail from time to time, but after only 3 months? I spent 45 minutes wading through their phone menu yesterday only to get bounced from department to department. Seriously frustrating.

Other Thoughts: I have always been a longtime fan of ASUS and really looked forward to taking advantage of the MANY features this board has to offer.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We are sorry for this inconvenience. Please let us know if we can assist in the RMA process by contacting us at http://vip.asus.com/eservice/usa_rmaserv.aspx and reference case number "NE510185". or you can call our customer service department at 510-739-3777 and we will gladly assist you with any issues you might have.

Best Regards,

ASUS Support Team

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  • Kayode A.
  • 9/17/2009 7:19:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIf the messiah returned as a motherboard...

Pros: An utterly ludicrous amount of USB, LAN and SATA ports. Completely and utterly ridiculous, yet totally awesome. Seriously, the back panel is almost all USB and LAN ports (8 USB, and 4 independent Gigabit ethernet ports).

Power and reset microswitches backlit and built into the motherboard. This helped before I realized I hadn't connected the case power switch to the correct pins.

Express Gate is interesting, which allows you to access a few basic applications within 5 seconds of cold boot. Annoying when you're installing and rebooting several times, but you can disable it or change the "Load OS" timeout.

This board is a beautiful city of copper cooling apparatus. An optional chipset fan is included for water-cooled or passive systems (I didn't need it, but still cool).

No jumpers to configure for FSB and multiplier; it's all autodetected and adjustable in the BIOS.

Cons: Manual was fuzzy on some details, but descriptive enough.

Some SATA ports mounted on the side are pointing sideways, which made some a little cramped, but I still had no issues getting things plugged in.

Other Thoughts: This board works hard to earn its "Premium" moniker.

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  • Mitchell R.
  • 9/13/2009 8:19:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDISAPPOINTED

Pros: It is an extremely well laid out board with killer looks.This board has great featurers and lots of them.

Cons: It is a shame I can't enjoy them. I have been looking forward to writing glowing reviews on all of the components I have bought from Newegg over the last 45 days. Not being flush with cash I have been buying a few pieces for my new build each week. After finally getting all the parts together, I bench tested my new computer only to find out my motherboard is DOA, and beyond the 30 return policy.

Other Thoughts: Because of Newegg's short 30 day RMA return period I now have to deal with Asus. I feel 60 days would be more appropriate. Looks like all these shiny new pieces will be just sitting on the bench for a while. Instead of writing a dozen helpful reviews I am stuck writing a negitive one until I can get the motherboard replaced. I will keep you posted on the outcome.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We are sorry for this inconvenience. Please let us know if we can assist in the RMA process by contacting us at http://vip.asus.com/eservice/usa_rmaserv.aspx and reference case number "NE498151".

Or, if you need further technical support, please contact our Technical Support Department at http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx

Best Regards,

ASUS Support Team

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/12/2009 2:00:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat motherboard - overpriced

Pros: I love ASUS products... You wouldn't believe this, but I had two of these DOA in a row. I've been building computers for 15 years, I have never, ever seen this. However, I don't fault ASUS for this, sooner or later, someone is going to have this kind of luck.

Once I got a working board, it runs perfectly with no problems at all.

Cons: Costs too much for what you get, in my opinion.

I needed a motherboard with several PCI-E x4 slots, and since those don't exist, I had to get this. I did not need most of the features of this board, just the slots.

I have a Pentium Dual Core E5200 in this, that CPU cost me $70. Compare that to this $200 motherboard...

Other Thoughts: PCI needs to go away, put 3 or 4 PCI-E 4x slots on the board along with 1 or 2 PCI-E 16x slots and be done with it. Forget the useless 1x slots.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/6/2009 5:41:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood as normal from asus.

Pros: I like express gate so i'm including it in pros. More USB than you know what to do with. More sata than you need. Still support for IDE and Floppy. 2 Firewires, and 2 USB headers on board. 4 Gigabit ports. 4 PCIe Slots. onboard power and reset buttons, clear cmos jumper, EZ-Flash is nice to do from boot/bios and express gate has an enter bios button on it; you can disable express gate if you want to in the bios. still supports PCI and PCIx1 too. The on-board audio isn't that bad actually so i didn't pull my creative card out of the other computer for once. I had no problems with Windows 7, but i didn't use the disk either.

Cons: So far, i'm not able to team under windows 7 with multiple lan ports from this mobo. But that's the oh-well part. Here's the scary part. I was forced to clear the CMOS 4 times after 3 days of running before i was finally able to get the system booted (after testing parts while doing this). Since then, no problem. Only supports multiple cards of ATI flavor; the 8-PIN power is in an awkward spot. Finally not all the PCIe ports are actually x16 if you're using more than one video card (which must be ATI). I knew that before ordering, but some might not so consider that too.

Other Thoughts: I freaked out at first because the box said DDR3 on it and i thought i was getting a DDR2 board. I did get the DDR2 board and dont think a ddr3 one exists so i dont know what that was all about.

I didn't install the TPM chip but if you do you can disable it in the bios. The Sata ports are a pain like everyone else said, and since i had seen everyone else say that, i went ahead and put a sata cable in every one of them before closing up the case.

I chose memory from the QVL (4GB 2x2GB G.Skill) and it runs great, along with a Q9550 (45nm E0 Stepping) in an Antec 900 Case. It's a stretch for the case LED/Power/Reset buttons to fit to this board. This system isn't and hasn't been overclocked so if i do so later on, i will report back.

I've always used asus and this one just keeps me in that same path. Asus is a good choice.

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  • Mark
  • 8/25/2009 6:30:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsheck of MB

Pros: Well-designed motherboard
Fast, easy install and setup, built in copper cooling system is awesome and keeps everything cool
14 USB ports

Cons: Angled SATA ports can be a pain acces
Windows 7 won't accept setup disk but finally got one file to install

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/19/2009 6:49:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo good I bought another one.

Pros: Well-designed motherboard with support for up to 14 USB ports. Supports two separate RAID arrays via ten SATA ports (six controlled by Intel southbridge and four supported by Silicon Image chip). The TPM chip allows for encryption of files and hard drive partitions.

Cons: Angled SATA ports can be a pain access.

Other Thoughts: I purchased a second board to replace a failing motherboard in my Antec box. After six months the P5Q Premium continues to impress me with its stability and features. There's not much else left to say: this is THE P45-based motherboard to get. Definitely recommended.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/18/2009 7:56:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard

Pros: Fast, easy install and setup, built in copper cooling system is awesome and keeps everything cool. Lots of USB and SATA connectors. 4 Gigabit network ports are a plus. Plenty of extras and goodies. Easy to understand BIOS. There is a power and reset button directly on the motherboard presumably for testing that light up making them easy to see.

Cons: Considering all of the features that this motherboard has to offer its not a big deal. The connector layout for the SATA and IDE channels is a bit of a pain in the neck. One thing I notices is there is so many things jam packed onto this board that ASUS had to sacrifice an intelligent board layout. Not much of a con but be prepared if you go with this board.

The rear panel plate has some sort of cushion on the back I'm assuming dampens vibration and prevents damage to the board during installation. However, it does not allow the rear panel to mesh well with the plate creating a small gap between the plate and the ports. Again, not much of a con...but its there.

Other Thoughts: In the end, Im forced to conclude that this board is amazing. Its easy to setup, plenty of room for big GPU's and processor heatsinks.

The pre post splash screen is a nice touch, it allows you to boot up a very basic OS complete with a web browser, chat interface, Skype, and a few other things. Not very useful unless your really need to look at a webpage fast or unless your very poor and cant afford an OS. In which case you probably could have skimped on the board and bought yourself an OS. @.@

There is only one IDE channel...so only two IDE devices are able to be connected unless you have adapters or a PCI to IDE card. More SATA ports than you'll ever use most likely though.

Windows 7 does not like the ASUS installation disk for some reason. While its a pain, you can still dowload the latest drivers from their website. Ethernet drivers work right away so getting on the net isnt an issue.

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  • Robert H.
  • 8/11/2009 6:04:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Board

Pros: Nice board -- as usual for ASUS. Lots of SATA connectors. Booted right up with Windows 7RC. On-line BIOS update worked nicely.

Newegg delivery great again!

Cons: Windows 7 won't accept setup disk but finally got one file to install. Don't really fault ASUS for this, however. Mouse cursor keeps freezing after a few minutes inactivity. Not sure if hardware or software problem.

Other Thoughts: Biggest pain is trying to get the board registered with ASUS. Website says to click non-existing button (as far as I can see). They did have one of my old boards recorded.

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