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customh 3rd August 2006, 17:27 Quote
1st!! woot for good mobo for conroe!!
EDIT: I didn't see, is there an actual push button for CMOS reset?
Renoir 3rd August 2006, 17:42 Quote
This board was mentioned in my thread

onboard sata & esata compatibility

and was wandering if you'd figured out why 2 of the ICH8R sata ports are black instead of being red like the other ports?
customh 3rd August 2006, 18:39 Quote
raid stuffs maybe?
Bindibadgi 3rd August 2006, 18:47 Quote
Nope, nothing in the manual or drivers about them.

Best bet is to try and dig through the Asus site.
cereal_killer 3rd August 2006, 19:19 Quote
no overclock testing ?
Bindibadgi 3rd August 2006, 20:05 Quote
Last page.
xPaladin 3rd August 2006, 21:15 Quote
Not bad, but for an Asus deluxe mobo I was expecting to see two IEEE1394s, similar to the A8N32s. Or did I miss something?
Tim S 3rd August 2006, 21:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by xPaladin
Not bad, but for an Asus deluxe mobo I was expecting to see two IEEE1394s, similar to the A8N32s. Or did I miss something?
Hi and welcome to the forums.

There is one IEEE1394 Firewire port on the back IO panel above the eSATA port, and there is another available via motherboard pin-outs (expansion bracket supplied), making a total of two.

Hope this helps ;)
customh 3rd August 2006, 21:26 Quote
cmos reset pushbutton???? Is there one????
Tim S 3rd August 2006, 21:38 Quote
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cmos reset pushbutton???? Is there one????
No, it's a jumper
customh 3rd August 2006, 21:41 Quote
Thanks tim
scq 3rd August 2006, 21:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by cereal_killer
no overclock testing ?

Yeah. What's the overclockability on this board? So far, it seems like the only absolute options for any Conroe overclocker is the pricey P5W DH Deluxe, and to some degree Intel's "Badaxe" (I could never bear to buy something called 'BadAxe' myself), as it seems though every Conroe reviewer are using those boards for tests and overclocking.

They may work well, but not everybody's got the budget for such boards, and it doesn't make sense if your E6300 cost less than the motherboard itself.
Tim S 3rd August 2006, 21:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by scq
Yeah. What's the overclockability on this board? So far, it seems like the only absolute options for any Conroe overclocker is the pricey P5W DH Deluxe, and to some degree Intel's "Badaxe" (I could never bear to buy something called 'BadAxe' myself), as it seems though every Conroe reviewer are using those boards for tests and overclocking.

They may work well, but not everybody's got the budget for such boards, and it doesn't make sense if your E6300 cost less than the motherboard itself.
Read the final page...
xPaladin 3rd August 2006, 22:20 Quote
@Tim, Thanks, and thanks. Cleared that right up. ;)
Latoron 3rd August 2006, 22:33 Quote
Will this board have SLI support or will the Intel 975x boards have SLI support?
I'm not sure which chipsets will have SLI support, but alot of people are saying that in a future BIOS upgrade some boards will have SLI support. I'm just curious if this board will be one of them.

To my knowledge, this is the only board with Intel C2D board that had SLI support. Chipset is NF4 SLI X16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131031
Tim S 3rd August 2006, 22:56 Quote
This board doesn't have any multi-gpu support at all.

At the moment, there is one nForce4 SLI X16 chipset that supports Core 2 Duo and that is the only one to support SLI and Conroe at the moment. NVIDIA is releasing nForce 590 SLI later this month, and board partners should be selling by the start of next month. At the moment, it's unclear whether i975X will support SLI - I've heard mixed responses from both sides of the fence. I guess time will tell on that front.
Krikkit 4th August 2006, 00:38 Quote
Great review - nice looking board too, plenty of features for those not fussed for multi-GPU.
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Etacovda 4th August 2006, 00:49 Quote
mamouth? mammoth, you mean :P? (review blurb on the front page)
Latoron 4th August 2006, 01:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tim S
This board doesn't have any multi-gpu support at all.

At the moment, there is one nForce4 SLI X16 chipset that supports Core 2 Duo and that is the only one to support SLI and Conroe at the moment. NVIDIA is releasing nForce 590 SLI later this month, and board partners should be selling by the start of next month. At the moment, it's unclear whether i975X will support SLI - I've heard mixed responses from both sides of the fence. I guess time will tell on that front.

So this boards multi-gpu is undecided, odd.

In the latest Maximum PC magazine, they built their new dream machine and they were using an Intel 590 mobo along with 2x 7900GTX, yet they did not specify who manufactured the board. I'm hopig SLI boards will come out soon.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/251763264/maxpc.jpg


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Originally Posted by krikkit
Great review - nice looking board too, plenty of features for those not fussed for multi-GPU.

I hardly call it fussing - I just crave performance
zoot2boot 4th August 2006, 02:43 Quote
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Across the board, in single GPU testing the Asus board performs the fastest or almost fastest with only the Intel board outpacing it in Quake 4 by quite a large margin. However, the Asus P5B Deluxe is a large distance ahead of the three AM2 boards.


anyone else find this statement a little odd? it's hardly the AM2 motherboards fault...
sl1xx 4th August 2006, 05:13 Quote
lovely mobo makes me wnat to go on conroe even more :D
Tim S 4th August 2006, 08:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by Latoron
So this boards multi-gpu is undecided, odd.

No it's not undecided... There is no multi-gpu support on P965 :(
Bindibadgi 4th August 2006, 09:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by zoot2boot
anyone else find this statement a little odd? it's hardly the AM2 motherboards fault...

Just stating a fact. That is the results, not saying its the fault of anyone, not taking the piss in anyway.

Yea, this board is not multi gpu compatible in the sense that they talk to each other. No CrossFire, no SLI. You can use more than one graphics card for 4 monitor output, but Asus is indescript about what actually worked. We tried plugging in an X1900 into the black x16 slot, not connected through CrossFire, and it wouldnt post.

Maximum PC is a publication, and probably went to press before NVIDIA changed the SLI 590 Intel launch date to later this month. There will be SLI on intel, eventually. MaxPC probably used a reference board.
Vince 15 6th August 2006, 23:31 Quote
Good review... but I was disappointed earing that you couldn't boot with two video cards. I thought to buy this mobo to use it with two video cards: one for rendering and one for a future ATI Physics. Do you think Asus will release a bios that allows to boot with two cards? Or you suggest to wait for RD600 boards? When will it be avaliable? Does asus planned a mobo with that chipset?

Thanks and sorry for the OT.
Bindibadgi 6th August 2006, 23:57 Quote
Welcome!

The manual states you CAN boot with two cards but doesn't provide a description of which cards they are. We tried an X1900 on a whim and it was a no go. We didn't have time to make an exhaustive test of what does and doesn't work in it because we feel this is something Asus should address (and we are very time limited!).

Forget ATI physics. Seriously, don't bother with it. It's a flawed concept that holds even less weight than PhysX.

RD600 is a few months away yet Im afraid, the closed you have is nForce 590 SLI boards at the end of this month or i975X.
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