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Item#: N82E16813131023

ASUS P5VDC-X LGA 775 VIA PT880 Ultra ATX Intel Motherboard

  • VIA PT880 Ultra
  • Pentium D / Pentium 4 HT / Celeron D
  • DDR 400/DDR2 533
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 11/7/2006 10:35:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Board

Pros: Supports Pentium D 945 @ 3.4 GHz
Also was able to keep my AGP card. Plus I am able to upgrade to a PCI-E at a later date. ASUS is a great brand, great support.

Cons: Bios did not see the CPU at first.

Other Thoughts: ASUS update Util auto downloaded the newest Bios and then flashed it and prompted for a restart. This fixed the CPU issue.

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  • Michael M.
  • 9/28/2006 2:04:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRuff Start - but GREAT Board !!!

Pros: I purchased this board w/ the Intel Pentium D 945 Presler 3.4GHz 2 x 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor, along w/ a Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3200826AS 200GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive, and 1Gig of PC3200 Memory. After I set everything up and resolved all of the kinks that came up, this board performs wonderfully!! Better than I expected. It loaded Windows XP Pro within 15 Minutes after the long format. Purchase a PCIe Video card. It works better than the AGP card. For kicks I tried both the PCIe and an AGP Video Card. The PCIe out performed the AGP.

Cons: When booting up the PC for the first time I received the error: Intel ucode CPU Loading. It would not go away. I did some research and the BIOS needed to be upgraded. This board has a problem with seeing the newer Duel Cor CPUs correctly. I tried to flash the BIOS before installing Windows XP. You can't do it. During the flash the PC turns off. I'm thankful the Mother Board looks for the rom flash from the Cdrom. I noticed when I pressed F1 I was able to boot to the Win XP CD. So I installed XP. After I setup the network, I installed the EZ Flash program and copied the newest BIOS to a folder on the HDD and pointed the EZ Flash to the ROM file (VDCX0601.ROM). The BIOS updated correctly and the error went away. I also had to download the Sound Card Driver from the ASUS Website. The Driver on the CD does not see the Sound ChipSet.

Other Thoughts: If you enjoy resolving issues, this is a good Mother Board to purchase. If you just want a Mother Board to just work with no errors and you want to newest and best CPU, then you might want to think about purchasing this board. The board almost got the best of me. But I love resolving computer issues. It makes me feel like I defeated the board, not the board defeated me.

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  • Barry C.
  • 9/1/2006 9:35:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsAsus is starting to slip

Pros: Component versability, user friendly BIOS

Cons: Pretty much everything else. I purchased this board along with a Pentuim D 940 only to find out the board doesn't have full support if Intel's Speed Step technology. The only stable release BIOS upgrade gives precessor errors that the two beta release BIOS clear up but there are other issues. The Easy Flash built into the board is completely unable to find BIOS on a disk so you have to use the AFUDOS utility in dos mode, and even then it appears there are still BIOS issues as Windows install locks up at device installation without fail

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  • Christopher T.
  • 8/30/2006 10:15:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks like a charm, with a couple unforseen kinks

Pros: ASUS makes *very* solid motherboards, and this one is no exception. The utilities that are integrated (sound, LAN) work very well, and it is easy to get the updated drivers for them from ASUS's website. The combination of DDR/DDR2 and AGP/PCI-e was exactly what I was looking for. I had 2GB of DDR, and an FX5200 (which I have now been able to upgrade to a 7900GS). This flexibility is a rare thing in motherboards.

Cons: This *does* come with a PCI-e x16 slot (previous commentor made that a bit vague). It is physically x16, but it is downclocked to x4, so you can get a bit of a bottleneck there on highend cards. I haven't noticed much of a problem with my high-er end card. Kind of a stupid manufacturing decision though, considering other upgrader mobos (with DDR/DDR2 and AGP/PCI-e) give a full x16 PCI-e.

Other Thoughts: The x4 speed on the x16 slot doesn't end up being that big a deal. If you wanted to go super high-end (which then means some kind of SLI), you wouldn't get this board anyway (as it only has one PCI-e x16 slot). For the kind of people, like me, who needed an upgrader board, it's hard to go wrong with one made by ASUS.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/14/2006 7:39:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsIncremental board.

Pros: AGP and PCI-e. DDR and DDR2 support. Supports 64 bit. Good performance.

Cons: Only PCI-e x4 (not x16). Only 100 baseT ethernet. Fussy on memory.
Does not work with many linux dist , tried both RH WS3 and Knoppix 5, though it supposed to work with RH and Fedora. The PT880 Ultra chipset was not recognized. Also, does not auto vary fans but this can be handled in software.

Other Thoughts: Good board to make an incremental upgrade. However, does not like Corsair Value Ram. Interestingly, I was able to run a PCI-e and AGP in SLI mode.

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  • Brayton S.
  • 8/7/2006 6:10:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking Great

Pros: I love the fact that it has a PCI Express and AGP slot. Also it is great because it has 2-DDR and 2-DDR2 memory slots.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Installed like a dream and is running great for my linux web server

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/31/2006 10:46:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGood board for average user

Pros: *Very expandable *Gives average users what they need (for the most part) without weighing them down with other bells and whistles

Cons: *Manual could be better *placement of some connections are a bother (i.e. floppy below the PCI, main power connection and primary IDE have nearly 0 clearance between, and a secondary IDE connection turned 90-degrees outward rather than straight up)

Other Thoughts: Good board, having no problems thus far

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  • Lindon H.
  • 7/27/2006 6:27:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsMissing some basics

Pros: Its cheap and supports agp and PCI express

Cons: Has limited boot sequences available. I normally have two hard drive with different op systems so I can swap betweent them. With this board you are limited to the master without the option to boot from slave. Manual is beyond worthless.

Other Thoughts: Dont leave the disk that comes with it in the cd drive when you start the computer for some reason it will try and read it and so some funky raid stuff (maybe that's great if you want to use raid but I don't). Oddly this happens even when the boot sequence is set to hard drive first, it will still skip over the hard drive and jump into the disk. wierd.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/22/2006 2:41:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsShocked

Pros: Has great features and booted on first run! Plus the Asus name backing it up. I had it setup this way. Pentium D 930, Kingston Value DDR2 533, NEC DVD Burner, Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250GB, Western Digital 160GB, Maxtor 160GB, Creative Labs Audigy 2, Asus Nvidia 6800GT AGP 256MB, oh and Arctic Silver 5 Thermal. I did not over clock anything, and yet had problems. Running normal system functions, it seemed to work fine, and randomly get an error. Normally, the error was with IE 6.0, trying to access the internet, and IE would be forced to close. After updated the drivers for the VIA Rhine II Ethernet Adapter, them problems went away. I have had 5 Asus boards in the past, so I have become an Asus and Shuttle User.

Cons: It freezes a lot. I am not sure why either. I have slowly debugged it, and came to the conclusion that it is the AGP Port. The problem that I just can not stand, and will have to replace the board because of it, is geometry spikes, locking up, and restarting during video games. I thought at first I damaged my video card, but I removed it and placed it back into my Shuttle XP. The video card can run Prey, Doom 3, Battlefield 2, and UT2004 easily with no problems while in my Shuttle XP. However, once inside the Asus, these problems occur.I tried Asus drivers, Nvidia drivers, monitoring the heat (Stayed at 55C, RAM at 43C). It got warm, but nothing to bad. I also dropped all the graphics down to their lowest and same problems occurred. I went into the bios, made sure AGP was default video, and not PCIExpress, and also did the rest of the settings in bios. The problem will not stop, and made me come to the conclusion that it is the AGP Port, maybe conflicting with the PCI Express?

Other Thoughts: Others may not have the same problems as me, but maybe they are using PCIExpress as the default video? I probably will buy more Asus in the future, but this board isn't up to my standards. It may be because they tried squeezing too many features onto one little board, so next time I am going to try to keep it simple and get a board that has just the basics that I need.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/22/2006 12:00:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot for Overclocking

Pros: Overall good motherboard.

Cons: Lacks necessary overlclocking ability such as core voltage controls.

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