- Intel P43
- Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
- DDR2 1066
May be defective or incompatible with 8800GT 08/11/2008
This review is from: ASUS P5QL-E LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard
Overall good layout and assortment of backpanel ports, internal connectors; has front panel header block to help organizing the pins.
Either the board I received was defective or incompatible with 8800GT, it would not show anything on the monitor when powered on, making the whole setup useless; DRAM banks/NB heatsink/8-pin power plug are a bit closer to the CPU socket, making installation of some larger CPU heatsink somewhat difficult (but doable).
I am in the process of RMA the product due to the aforementioned problem. I had to buy a Gigabyte EP45-DS3R from a local store so I can start using my new system, which is rock solid stable now. The only difference between these two boards are only one is P43 and the other P45. I don't really need all the functions offered by Gigabyte's board, plus it's $30 more, but it works fine and I cannot spend that much time just to tinker with the problems.
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