- Intel P965 Express
- Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo / Pentium EE / Pentium
- DDR2 800
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good board 11/30/2006
This review is from: ASUS P5B Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
good board, good chipset and supports a variety of raid setups. alot of extras and I mounted it into a couple of cases but eventaul stayed with the Antec Nine hundred. Instructions werent the best but if your buying this to build you probably dont need them anyway with the exception of my other thoughts. There is a voltage issue with the bios that the board is shipped with.
Instructions make no mention of a Bios/Voltage issue you may encounter when installing DDR2 pc6400 Ram. I believe if you try to install ram with a voltage of 1.9 to 2.1 or higher the bios from the factory will not recognize it and you will get a black screen. How ever this is some what easily fixed be downloading the flash utillity and current bios from ASUS and aquiring some older low voltage ram. With the older ram you can boot into the setup and complete the process of updating the Bios at which point the board will no longer function with the older ram. You then install the newer higher voltage ram and you are good to go.
I like ASUS boards and will continue to use them. I did get shipped a bad board before and ASUS squared me away with a good one..... I stay loyal. I noticed someone writting that it didnt support the intel duo 2.. but this might have actually been the real problem
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