Nosboost 300's Review on: Asus P5N32-E SLi Plus - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-09-2007, 02:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
Hard Gay Nahalem! Fooo!
 
NosBoost300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bellflower, CA
Posts: 10,154
Send a message via AIM to NosBoost300
Default Nosboost 300's Review on: Asus P5N32-E SLi Plus

hrmmm welp first day i got this board.. it fired up well... had everything running nicely stock... decided one day to try to give my CPU an oc'ing.. being that i love getting my monies worth!!!

Specs for the Rig used were in my sig

First i was pretty confused on the new way everything seemed to go w/ the FSB's.. i really wasnt used to QDR fsb when after using the gigabyte DS3 and msi 975x PPU

anyway.. qdr is pretty pretty much your usual (the old way fsb seemed to be) times 4...

so lets say i'm trying to achieve 2.8ghz (2800 divided by 9 = 311.11... so roughly 312fsb). Now it would end up being 312 x 4 = 1248 QDR... so running your ram 1:1 would now end up being ddr1248... which sucked.... but there was in independent ram speed configuration if need be.. but i just left it on SYNC... assuming that is the regular 1:1 ratio.. which i'm sure it is...

okay.. now this was a weird board... did 1200+ QDR just fine.. but right after 1299 (being 1300 and up) there was just no possible way w/ booting.. no matter what voltage i used on N. Bridge, S. Bridge, CPU, and all that good stuff.. just not possible...

so i tried skipping ahead... tried going at 1500 QDR (375 FSB... 3.375 GHZ)... seemed to boot just fine... but... wasnt 3d benchable unless ran at 1.45v... which is just plain nuts and madness.... shouldn't need that high of voltage to run an overclock such as that one....

moving on.. i tried taking it even higher... but the mobo even though has the option of 1.5v and up.. does not allow you to use it.. i set it to 1.55 to run 1550 QDR ... and when i checked for voltage during windows, it was only rated at 1.45 still.. doesnt seem to want to go any higher... so overclocking any hgher than 1500 seemed just impossible w/ a quad core....

This board.. just doesnt seem to have been made for quad cores... so thats a no go if you plan on going quad...

and another thing...

MANY RAM PROBLEMS!!! If you have ram thats standard is higher than 1.8v, you MAY not be able to boot up... as i've had this problem many times!!!

i've had the ram problem occur 3 times since owning the board.. which is only about a month!!! not a good thing... and the Bios chip has been known to fail... ASUS has sent 1,000's of replacement Bios chips.... so watch out for that one!

Pro's:

-has plenty of option for overclocking... seems very similar to the p5b deluxe that i've worked w/ once before

-board looks awesome, black pcb!

-3 pci-e slots, great for future-ability


Con's:

-Failed on me 3 times... still down

-Dud at overclocking quad cores....

-Freezes on ASUS start-up screen at times

-PCI Slots did not seem to match up w/ my thermaltake armor case... felt forced to screw in graphics card and sound card

-ASUS forums are a joke.. moderators try to blame all other components besides the motherboard... and not only that.. i've had a topic up for a day and a half now..and still no reply


my rating.... 1.5 out of 5

reason i give it a 1.5... was cuz when it did work... it worked OKAY.. nothing spectacular... but okay....
__________________

__________________
Current Build:
Intel 3770k @ 4.4 GHZ | Galaxy GTX 770 SLi | 16 GB G.Skill Sniper | ASrock z77 Extreme4
2xSamung 840pro 128GB in Raid | 2x1TB Seagate | Antec 750 Watt GamerSeries
Media Build:
Intel Core i3 3220 | Galaxy GTX 650 | 8 GB Corsair Vengeance | ASrock B75M | Samsung 840 120GB
NosBoost300 is offline  
Old 12-09-2007, 02:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
veg1992's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,993
Default Re: Nosboost 300's Review on: Asus P5N32-E SLi Plus

hmm.. bad board huh.... well with a quad-core anyways...

so what are u gonna replace it with?
__________________

__________________
I do not accept help requests and/or deleted threads/complaints by PM, Profile or IM/Email. Just ask on the forums! Also, I do have Lockerz invites if you want them, feel free to PM me your email if you want one :0

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the
or under my avatar; it helps me know that my advice actually helped you.


.. But things don't go according to plan! My Actual Rig, 2009:
veg1992 is offline  
Old 12-09-2007, 02:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
Hard Gay Nahalem! Fooo!
 
NosBoost300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bellflower, CA
Posts: 10,154
Send a message via AIM to NosBoost300
Default Re: Nosboost 300's Review on: Asus P5N32-E SLi Plus

most likely an x38... and depending on how the 790i's do... i'm getting over using SLi....

if i manage to get this board to work, i'll be getting an e8500 or something for it.. and shoving the q6600 in the x38.. maybe pick up a 3870x2!!!!

got my 400 dollar bday money coming in end of the month!!! and a paycheck around the same time!!!
__________________
Current Build:
Intel 3770k @ 4.4 GHZ | Galaxy GTX 770 SLi | 16 GB G.Skill Sniper | ASrock z77 Extreme4
2xSamung 840pro 128GB in Raid | 2x1TB Seagate | Antec 750 Watt GamerSeries
Media Build:
Intel Core i3 3220 | Galaxy GTX 650 | 8 GB Corsair Vengeance | ASrock B75M | Samsung 840 120GB
NosBoost300 is offline  
Old 12-09-2007, 02:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Deadpixel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 844
Default Re: Nosboost 300's Review on: Asus P5N32-E SLi Plus

OCZ ram has been shown to suck...
__________________
A hero need not speak. When he is gone, the world will speak for him.
Deadpixel is offline  
Old 12-09-2007, 02:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
Hard Gay Nahalem! Fooo!
 
NosBoost300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bellflower, CA
Posts: 10,154
Send a message via AIM to NosBoost300
Default Re: Nosboost 300's Review on: Asus P5N32-E SLi Plus

lol this specific ram is even on its Compatible ram list

and this ram ain't so bad, taken it a lil beyond ddr1000 already, so its doing okay... ain't no crucial ballistics or nothing.. but i can't complain so far
__________________
Current Build:
Intel 3770k @ 4.4 GHZ | Galaxy GTX 770 SLi | 16 GB G.Skill Sniper | ASrock z77 Extreme4
2xSamung 840pro 128GB in Raid | 2x1TB Seagate | Antec 750 Watt GamerSeries
Media Build:
Intel Core i3 3220 | Galaxy GTX 650 | 8 GB Corsair Vengeance | ASrock B75M | Samsung 840 120GB
NosBoost300 is offline  
Old 12-09-2007, 02:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Deadpixel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 844
Default Re: Nosboost 300's Review on: Asus P5N32-E SLi Plus

Taken from ym friend read this

Re: Memory OCZ SLI VS Crucial Ballistix *56K NO!* - PlayStation Tech Central - PlayStation.com Forums
__________________
A hero need not speak. When he is gone, the world will speak for him.
Deadpixel is offline  
Old 12-09-2007, 02:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
Hard Gay Nahalem! Fooo!
 
NosBoost300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bellflower, CA
Posts: 10,154
Send a message via AIM to NosBoost300
Default Re: Nosboost 300's Review on: Asus P5N32-E SLi Plus

can't read it.. i'm at work

filters out "games"

and i won't complain about my ram.. got it 75 shipped when at the time costed much more
__________________
Current Build:
Intel 3770k @ 4.4 GHZ | Galaxy GTX 770 SLi | 16 GB G.Skill Sniper | ASrock z77 Extreme4
2xSamung 840pro 128GB in Raid | 2x1TB Seagate | Antec 750 Watt GamerSeries
Media Build:
Intel Core i3 3220 | Galaxy GTX 650 | 8 GB Corsair Vengeance | ASrock B75M | Samsung 840 120GB
NosBoost300 is offline  
Old 12-09-2007, 04:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
Benevolent Cake Despot
 
Merkwürdigeliebe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Montreal, CANADA
Posts: 1,733
Default Re: Nosboost 300's Review on: Asus P5N32-E SLi Plus

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deadpixel View Post
that's a pretty dumb comparison.

OCZ makes great RAM

Their Reapers and Titaniums would be more comparable to the Crucial Ballistix and they are cheaper. I agree that the Crucial Ballistix are the best bang for the buck, but his idea that $56 RAM > $130 RAM is not really valid, because you can get OCZ ram for cheaper than $56 that would produce the same result when overclocked. You can get a pair of Reapers for $41.
__________________
|Intel Q6600 | 2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers | XFX 8800GTS 512 | Gigabyte P35-DS3L | Antec 900 | Antec Neo 500 HE |
Merkwürdigeliebe is offline  
Old 12-09-2007, 04:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
Hard Gay Nahalem! Fooo!
 
NosBoost300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bellflower, CA
Posts: 10,154
Send a message via AIM to NosBoost300
Default Re: Nosboost 300's Review on: Asus P5N32-E SLi Plus

i just noticed my sig said platinum!!! i meant titanium! so i changed it

and has anyone else noticed that you can get 2gb's of value ram for 40 bucks o.O

i needa buy me some cheap value ram so i can change the bios settings.. but i have no monies in the account...

so hopefully.. i can find some somewhere for really cheap as i only have cash!
__________________
Current Build:
Intel 3770k @ 4.4 GHZ | Galaxy GTX 770 SLi | 16 GB G.Skill Sniper | ASrock z77 Extreme4
2xSamung 840pro 128GB in Raid | 2x1TB Seagate | Antec 750 Watt GamerSeries
Media Build:
Intel Core i3 3220 | Galaxy GTX 650 | 8 GB Corsair Vengeance | ASrock B75M | Samsung 840 120GB
NosBoost300 is offline  
Old 12-09-2007, 04:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
Benevolent Cake Despot
 
Merkwürdigeliebe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Montreal, CANADA
Posts: 1,733
Default Re: Nosboost 300's Review on: Asus P5N32-E SLi Plus

Quote:
Originally Posted by NosBoost300 View Post
and has anyone else noticed that you can get 2gb's of value ram for 40 bucks o.O
That seems expensive, considering that a pair of Reapers goes for $41 after MIR.
__________________

__________________
|Intel Q6600 | 2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers | XFX 8800GTS 512 | Gigabyte P35-DS3L | Antec 900 | Antec Neo 500 HE |
Merkwürdigeliebe is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Asus Arctic Square and the p5n32 e J9Darkwing New Systems | Building and Buying 0 11-16-2007 12:17 AM
Thermalright 120 E and Asus P5N32 J9Darkwing New Systems | Building and Buying 0 11-13-2007 12:05 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.