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P5Q Pro Turbo - any good?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by MeatLoaf, 17 Sep 2009.

  1. MeatLoaf

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,211

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-341-AS

    Does anyone have one of these. Im looking to replace my 680i board which has served me fantastically, but it dosent seem to want to clock my new quad.

    Also anyone using it with dominator PC8500 as ive read some reports of problems with that coimbo.
     
  2. cmndr_andi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Apr 2009

    Posts: 12,040

    Location: Glasgow

    I recommended this board for my friend's first gaming PC (coupled with a 2.66GHz Q6700). I helped him build it and in less than 20 minutes we had the chip running happily at 3.33Ghz. This was by no means the limit of overclocking, but the temps went over 60 and he became nervous (yea, i know). Anyway, it is a great board and I know that it will run much higher than what we got it to. Also, the bios is very well laid out - which always helps.

    I used Corsair PC6400 RAM (was fine), so I can't help you on that front.
     
  3. BigBruiserAl

    Mobster

    Joined: 11 Sep 2008

    Posts: 3,319

    Location: Co. Durham

    Sent mine back ...was not impressed was temprementle out of the box..even at stock with my E7400
     
  4. setter

    Caporegime

    Joined: 14 Dec 2005

    Posts: 28,160

    Location: armoy, n. ireland

    I had good results with the p5q deluxe after moving from an evga 680i that wouldnt clock quads, the pro is also a pretty decent board, i think on this new one the only difference is the addition of the turbov oprating system overclocking utility.
     
  5. jbloggs

    Soldato

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    Location: NI

  6. MeatLoaf

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 14,211

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    Ive read a few reviews already, tho i did look at the one you linkewd but stopped reading when it said it was a DDR3 board :p
     
  7. jbloggs

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    Yes, just noticed that...

    EDIT: Should have mentioned I had a P5Q Deluxe which I used with a Q9550 @ 4.0GHz, so I would think the P5Q Pro Turbo will also clock well...
     
    Last edited: 18 Sep 2009
  8. Ice Tea

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,500

    Asus should have an award for the most confusing and useless explanation to their P5Q Series as there is like 17 variations and reviews i've read seem to specify the wrong board so god knows what is what.

    (1) P5Q
    (2) P5Q Deluxe
    (3) P5Q Premium
    (4) P5Q PRO
    (5) P5Q PRO Turbo
    (6) P5Q SE
    (7),P5Q SE PLUS
    (8) P5Q SE/R
    (9) P5Q SE2
    (10) P5Q Turbo
    (11) P5Q WS
    (12) P5Q3
    (13) P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP @n
    (14) P5QC
    (15) P5QD Turbo
    (16) P5Q-E
    (17) P5Q-E/WiFi-AP

    .
     
    Last edited: 18 Sep 2009
  9. Tuvoc

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    It''s crazy - and Gigabyte aren't that much better either, they take 2nd place
     
  10. Ice Tea

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,500

    With Asrock in 3rd place with 11 variations on the P45 board.

    1) P45X3 Deluxe
    2) P45XE-WiFiN
    3) P45XE-R
    4) P45XE
    5) P45R2000-WiFi
    6) P45R2000
    7) P45TurboTwins2000
    8) P45TS-R
    9) P45TS
    10) P45DE3
    11) P45DE

    .
     
    Last edited: 18 Sep 2009
  11. Sayso

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    Location: Chelmsford

    i used a P5Q-Pro and it was a good board, limiting factors it was crossfire only, couldnt get the FSB past 450
     
  12. AsusRep

    Associate

    Joined: 27 Aug 2009

    Posts: 14

    This is the lineup as far as i know...hope it helps P5Q Deluxe, P5Q Pro Turbo and P5Q3 are the best overclocking boards.

    if you notice also some boards have replaced others...

    DDR2 Models
    (3) P5Q Premium [4 pci-e 16] [16+2 phase power]
    (2) P5Q Deluxe [3 pci-e 16] [16+2 phase power]
    (16) P5Q-E [3 pci-e 16] [8+2 phase power]
    (4) P5Q PRO > (5) P5Q PRO Turbo [2 pci-e 16] [8+2 phase power] [turboV]
    (1) P5Q >(10) P5Q Turbo > (15) P5QD Turbo [1 pci-e 16] [8+2 phase power] [Extreme Design]
    (7) P5Q SE PLUS
    (8) P5Q SE/R (NOW EOL)
    (6) P5Q SE > (9) P5Q SE2


    DDR2 + DDR3 Model
    (14) P5QC [1 pci-e 16] [8+2 phase power]

    DDR3 Models
    (12) P5Q3 [3 pci-e 16] [16+2 phase power]
    (13) P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP @n NOW EOL [3 pci-e 16] [16+2 phase power] [wifi]

    Workstation Model
    (11) P5Q WS
     
  13. Ice Tea

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    Posts: 3,500

    Thanks Mr B :D