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Asus P5Q PRO
5.2 out of 10

Asus P5Q PRO

This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processors in Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Asus P5Q PRO

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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
12 August 2009
  • Pros: has just about everything you would want in a mb.
  • Cons: After 2 months went bad..not sure why. It worked so well until the crash...not sure if im going to send back or just get a different mb yet.
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Overall 4
4.0

Waste of Time!!

Tayfun O., Newegg
11 August 2009
  • Pros: Stable once running...
  • Cons: 8GB on this motherboard is hit and miss... I have upgraded to the latest BIOS from ASUS and tried three seperate manufacturer's RAM of which two are on the QVL list. I have tried to set the timings and the voltages manually required by the RAMs but no luck. I even tried to reset the CMOS between ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Well... almost

Anonymous, Newegg
17 July 2009
  • Summary: I imagine if I hadn't been using RAID the board would have worked just fine...
  • Pros: Great feature set, well-priced, helpful connectors. Seemed like it would overclock well but I never tried.
  • Cons: The board I received had a defective RAID controller chip. Refused to come out of suspend and caused random blue screens for several months. Using the latest BIOS, confirmed all other hardware was working (via memory/hard drive tests and use of other machines). RAID setup is very limited, too - y...
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Overall 4
4.0

IDE beware

Anonymous, Newegg
22 May 2009
  • Summary: It also only has one IDE port so if you have a secondary IDE drive it can be difficult to have anything else(such as something critical like a IDE DVD drive) hooked up at the same time.
  • Pros: Good manual(all english imagine that), good online documentation, name brand helps with finding troubleshooting links online
  • Cons: It doesn't like IDE hard drives. I found this out the hard way when I installed and it refused to boot to windows. I wound up having to go to the trouble of buying a SATA hard drive and installing windows on it. It will take a IDE drive as a secondary storage device but will not boot off it. Ther...
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Overall 4
4.0

PC crashes when playing games.

Anonymous, Newegg
1 May 2009
  • Summary: I don't want to deal with troubleshooting this motherboard anymore so I have ordered a different brand of motherboard and will try that instead.
  • Pros: Fired up on first try. Runs good at first.
  • Cons: I am running this motherboard with 2 gigs of OCZ Reaper PC9600 and it runs stable right until I try to run World of Warcraft. I have tried talking to the ram manufacturer and updated Bios, and chipset drivers on the motherboard. The PC turns off for 1 second, then restarts back up.
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Overall 4
4.0

Problems from the Start and it gets Worse!

Nancy C., Newegg
1 May 2009
  • Summary: My experience with ASUS motherboards since 2005 has been dismal (pre 2005 all the way back to 1998 it was excellent). RMA the P4T533 and it came back as messed up as before (and the repair techs used non 32bit memory, so it was alarms all around when I reinstalled, despite explicitily taping to the...
  • Pros: Many options, especially with overclocking memory. Board stays pretty cool, despite using a HD4870 and 2x2GB 1066Mhz memory (cooler than the proc with a huge HSF).
  • Cons: From the very start this board has been trouble. Currently having driver issues up and down the spectrum (clean install even and no third party drivers). It refuses to install VISTA SP1 x64 cleanly (Intel 10R RaptorX RAID 0). If external HD is on when installing or repairing or trying to reinstal...
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