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Dustin R.

Dustin R.

Joined on 06/17/07

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Decent Board for the Price

ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Nice board with PCI-E 16x 2.0 SLI. BIOS was easy to use and to overclock the board. (Got a q6600 running at 3.0 ghz on here... I have no real intentions of going further unless I need it). SLI works perfectly. Not really used the energy efficiency programs of this board, but I hear they really don't do much. POSTed on first try.

Cons: What you've been hearing is right; those two PCI-E 16x 2.0 buses are REALLY close together. However contrary to popular belief, I was able to fit both the AKIMBO cooling version of the 8800GT (EVGA) and the glaciator heatsink version of the 8800GT (Asus) in and though it's a REALLY tight fit, it works. However the AKIMBO card had something like a heatsink (not sure if it was) and had to remove that so I could use the PCI-E x1 slot BEHIND the card (as in, it was blocking not only 2, but 3 PCI buses) at the expense of the warranty. Also the SATA buses are directly underneath your video cards, and with the larger, later versions of nVidia's cards, you may want to hook up your SATA devices first.

Overall Review: I found it discouraging that someone blamed the board for not being able to do 64 bit Vista and have 8 gigs of RAM, and then claim to have a 'high understanding of the motherboard'. Let me quickly break this down. Before SP1 of Vista, the OS wouldn't load for the first time if you had more than 3 gigs of RAM. However after the first configuration and bootup of 64-bit Vista (I had to put in only 2 gigs of RAM), you can slap your RAM right back in. I had such trouble figuring this out that I partitioned my HDD four times, trying to figure out how to dual boot. Only found out how this worked after searching on Google. Not being able to boot Vista for the first time with 8 gigs is hardly the board's fault.