- Intel P67
- Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
- DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 (Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 2200/2000/1800 MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.)
Great Mobo 07/05/2011
There are a great deal of nice features on this mobo. I really like the new EFI BIOS - gives you some graphical representations of the mobo readings, plus you can use the keyboard and mouse. Overall, I like this mobo.
The mobo is a bit flimsy IMHO as compared to what I thought from the Newegg Video. It will flex when you push memory and cards in the various slots. I found that the back plate did not match up very well with my case and is also a bit flimsy - it does not sit flat with all of the ports. It requires both the 8-pin and 24-pin power connectors inserted. It took me sometime to realize this - I though the instructions were indicating one or the other - pictorially. I found that my 2 graphics cards loosely fitted in the PCI-E slots. Also, they provide two front panel pin connector collectors to make it easier for you to connect to first and then more easily connect to the mobo. It was definitely easier, but the connectors did not fit toghet to the board, so I went with the individual connections to the mobo. The USB3.0 header that came with the case also fit very loosely, with bothers me.
The mobo manual have a list of qualified vendors for memory, but that list was created before January 2011 - the date is listed as January 2011. I did not see an updated list available, when I called they said to check with the memory vendor. It was interesting to me that certain memory was only supported in the 2-DIMM mode. The list showed support columns for 1-DIMM, 2-DIMM, and 4-DIMM support. I ended up going with G.SKILL memory that indicated that it was certified for Intel i7 and P8P67 mobos. I currently have 16GB of RAM - probably way more than necessary, but I thought I would experiment on how various configurations affect how it runs. The board supports 32 MB RAM, but could not find faster sticks to match - only 24 MB RAM - I didn't look very hard though.
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