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Asus P5NT WS
4.6 out of 10

Asus P5NT WS

The NVIDIA® Dual PCI-E x 16 Graphics Chipset supports two Read more

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Overall 2
2.0

There's a definite drug problem in the U.S.

Darwin Award, Amazon
30 December 2011
  • Summary: First off, I did not buy this board. Why? For the same reason I won't buy any electronics from people who think they are holding something akin to a vintage 1901 Victrola. This board was half this price when it came out.
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Overall 10
10

nice

Anonymous, Newegg
2 March 2010
  • Summary: I haven't tested SLI
  • Pros: Everything works ok Easy to install
  • Cons: There seems to be some confusion about which of the 3 PCIe X16 slots to use... I used one of the 2 blue slots and it works
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Albert M., Newegg
29 January 2010
  • Summary: can run win 7 64-bit some 1 was saying you cant a few reviews below but you can just fine
  • Pros: works grate nothing much to say on that
  • Cons: nothing
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Overall 6
6.0

Do your research first

Mark G., Newegg
20 December 2009
  • Summary: It works fine but for two-bills, there are much more compatible boards out there and newer ones that you can rely on. I can't return this one because it was part of a bundle. Read the fine print before purchasing this motherboard!
  • Pros: Looks slick, supports SLI and many other features. Seems to run just fine. It supports 24-pin connection which isn't mentioned in the description which is great for me.
  • Cons: Does not support AHCI so a lot of hard drive migrations out there will have problems with this board if they have AHCI enabled. This board is fairly old. I was expecting something 2008/2009 era but it's 2007 which means it doesn't support windows 7 and 64-bit and for anyone wanting to get good pe...
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Overall 4
4.0

Only looks good on paper

Joe P., Newegg
26 July 2008
  • Summary: I purchased this board was an open-box, so I cannot, in good conscience, give it a 1 even though I would like to do so. Since I have no knowledge of the previous purchaser's experience with it, you be the judge.
  • Pros: The spec sheet reads like a dream come true - PCI-X, PCI-E16 x 3, USB2.0, IEEE1384, etc.
  • Cons: The reality is much different. This board would not POST with a 45nm Wolfdale processor despite ASUS's claims and despite having the latest BIOS (v1001) installed. POST was sporadic at best with a 65nm Conroe processor.
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Overall 8
8.0

SLI

Larry M., Newegg
30 April 2008
  • Pros: Great board does everything I could expect it to do. 8GB of OCZ SLI memory and Core 2 Duo CPU. Even let's me do SLI.
  • Cons: The bottom PCI-E x 16 slot seems dead. I cant get any video card to run in it. I am currently running two Asus EN 8800 GTS w/320 MB of memory on the top and middle slots. Worried that two of these cards so close together will be a heat issue. Even the motherboard documentation states to run the s...
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Overall 4
4.0

Sick to my stomach...

Anonymous, Newegg
11 January 2008
  • Pros: None so far.
  • Cons: First board posted once, then never again. Tested all my components and everything seemed to be working to I returned the board. Tried with new board. Posts, but can't get OS installed. Based on tech forums appears to compatibility issue with Q6600. Tried to install Windows XP Home, Pro and Vista...
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Overall 8
8.0

BOOT PROBLEM from PCI-X

Anonymous, Newegg
26 October 2007
  • Summary: non
  • Pros: PCI-X slot has 1.xx compliant. Any SCSI adapters with 2.0 compliant and higher will not work. You need to use SCSI adapters with < 2.0 compliant. Adaptec 29320 has 2.1 compliant (doesn’t work). So you can use LSI 21320-R with 1.xx compliant, it works (tested)
  • Cons: non
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Overall 8
8.0

Board Review Revisited

Ka L., Newegg
25 July 2007
  • Summary: Since the LSI card functions properly in other motherboards, a problem for Asus programming team is to fix the indexing in P5NT BIOS for PCI-X slot. Please do it fast... This assumes the PCI-X hardware on the board is not dysfunctional.
  • Pros: Many, but not conjunctively in motherboard BIOS and in PCI-X. Depending on the PCI-X SCSI card installed, incompatibility may exist. Adaptec 39320 allows proper booting, but this card supports up to two arrays involving up to six physical drives disjunctively; arrays created in Adaptec BIOS are v...
  • Cons: An instance exists with the LSI 320-1 SCSI card; in this card's BIOS, 'array' is synonymous with 'logical drive.' Product description reads 40-logical-drive support, and while installed in the PCI-X slot of the P5NT WS, many arrays are makable, but the option 'Select logical drive to boot from' d...
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Overall 2
2.0

P5NT WS and PCI-X

Ken C., Newegg
23 July 2007
  • Summary: It would be helpful to learn if other users have been able to reboot after installing the operating system on the PCI-X bus of the P5NT WS and what controller hardware they were using.
  • Pros: Again, none - despite the expressed "enthusiasm" of 2 reviewers, other purchasers of the ASUS P5NT WS around the world, have had NO SUCCESS getting this board to boot from the PCI-X bus, which for many (including ourselves) was the only reason to buy it!
  • Cons: ASUS tech support has failed to publish a hardware compatibility list for the P5NT WS and has not responded to repeated requests regarding the failure of the PCI-X bus to boot or support SCSI controllers. Only comment has been "Close" for the past 6 weeks - close to what? Crucial "Guaranteed Comp...
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