- Intel P55
- Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1156)
- DDR3 2200(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066
So far so good 10/08/2010
This review is from: ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 Intel P55 2 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Easy setup. Works fine, which is all you can hope for, right?
Nothing major, just a couple cautions that motivated me to write this -
First boot after setup was fine, but the next one after I connected everything, the system was dead slow to boot and the BIOS screen was all but hung. Turns out that the culprit was an old Belkin 4-port USB hub I'd plugged in. Removing it made things go back to normal; plugging it back in, even indirectly via my monitor's hub froze things again. No big loss, just an oddity since it worked on all previous Asus boards I've used.
Also, it appears to be saying that you have to choose between full-speed USB 3.0 and full-speed x16 graphics. I guess it shares IO lanes between them, and since everyone probably wants their graphics at full x16 speed, I guess the USB will never run at its full speed. Also not a big deal (yet) since I don't have a use for it yet and didn't base my buying on that.
Lastly, I think another reviewer made a typo in saying that he was surprised it did come with a floppy port. It doesn't.
The couple things I noted aren't big deals, I just hope there aren't more gotachas to be found.
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