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Asus P5E Mainboard Review

Started by: Mr. BonBon | Date 11/18/07 12:22:36 PM
Comments: 69 | Last Comment:  09/02/16 04:00:40 AM

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Thanks for the Asus P5E X38 review, it's the first I've seen anywhere on the net for this board, some very nice pics too. Unfortunately it confirms my view on the X38 boards, it doesn't matter if they come from Asus, Abit, Gigabyte, or MSi, they offer no better performance than the top P35 boards from the same manufacturers, not to mention the fact that X38 boards cost more money! As for having 2 x16 lane PCIE-2 slots, people won't go for it, not when the hottest selling cards currently on the market come from Nvidia with their 8800 GT's. Nice review though.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 11/19/07 04:03:37 PM]
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crossfire HD 3870's much?

0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 11/19/07 04:53:50 PM]

So the cooler ZALMAN CNPS9700 is compatible with ASUS P5E or not? Zalman site support -GURU ZALMAN specialist doctor engenier -is not responding to this question on dedicated topic.
I intend to buy Zalman CNPS9700 please help !
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 11/25/07 07:16:56 AM]

I appreciate the effort to test a motherboard model not a the top, that could presents a good quality-price ratio... but it's completely useless if it's not compared with competitors's x38 motheboards in the same range of price like gigabyte x38-ds5 or abit ix38-quad gt. Please update the review with some comparation.which better exploits memory? which has the better performace with cpu intensive application? which which is more overclockable end so on. The forums worldwide are asking "which is better between p5e and ds5?"
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 02/05/08 06:08:16 PM]

Good comment on p5e. However, it still keeps me wonder how 2 pcs of 2x1gb corsair dorminator pc2-8500cs 1066mhz at core2 duo 3 gb (e-6850) couldn't reach the total amount of 4gb on windows xp sp2; as a result, it counts only 3.328 gb. Strangely, on bios, the ram reads out 4gb or more....
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 02/10/08 11:24:15 AM]

You must install the driver/app. for the epu to work, I don't know how much power the epu saves, but the temperatures drop up to 10 degrees celsius in my system, so I think that it also decreases the power load as well.

2gb corsair dominator @ 1066Mhz DDR2
core 2 quad q6600
dual western digital raptor 10k rpm 150gb
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 05/19/08 02:38:35 AM]

Ummm elaborate on the eSATA. The ports are there but they do not enumerate eSATA hdds. What's the deal? One interesting thing - I added a small eSATA pci card using silicon image chipset and then the P5E eSATA ports work....
0 0 [Posted by: bklein  | Date: 08/22/08 02:54:56 PM]


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