Reviews and Problems with Asus P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP
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Jon D., Newegg
5 June 2015
Summary: All in all a great board. I have 16 GB of ram on it and I'm using a Xeon 5470 over clocked to 3.85ghz. Lots of goodies on this thing.
Pros: Lots of things packed into this MOBO. It has its own mini OS, so you can boot into that in about 3 seconds and surf the 'Net. Built in WiFi, built in utility to change voltage on board, crash free bios, eazy flash etc. Too much to list.
Cons: None really. I could say the USB 2.0, but this is an older board so it would not be a valid complaint.
Summary: After having several ASUS board experiences in the past that have resulted in quirkiness and bad behavior, I'll look elsewhere next time. I've built systems for others in the years since this purchase, and I've been impressed at nearly every other system besides my own.
Pros: I've run this board from near its inception. It's still running today, but I have learned to live with its idiosyncrasies.
Cons: It has never clocked the RAM up anywhere near the 1600 Mhz limit. It chooses 1066, and that's about all it likes. The board has a weird way of going comatose upon sleeping. If you touch any device with USB input as it's shutting down, it wakes in an alternate reality where it refuses to do much t...
Pros: Looked great on paper with all of it's listed features.
Cons: I bought this board when it first came out so no real world performances were available. Stability issues all the time, I bought so many types of memory to try and correct the problems with no avail. For this reason I will never purchase another Asus product.
Summary: I have bought a new set of CORSAIR XMS3 8GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) which is DIERECTLY off of the Asus website as a compatible ram set so we will see.
Pros: Runs great.....while running :-/
Cons: I have been plagued with shutdowns and freezes since I installed this mobo. All timing and voltages have been set manually, and then to auto to try and correct the problem, but to no avail. I will say that I have been using Mushkin ram which isn't shown to be compatible but SHOULD have had no pro...
Summary: BIOS updates don't fix a majority of the memory issues, system is still extremely unstable and RMA service by Asus is a headache and a half. If you value not having your time wasted, do NOT purchase this motherboard.
Pros: Has a lot of great options available with it.
Pros: I went from an ASUS Maximums Formula Limited to this board because I have 2 16X cards. I could not justify the purchase of a quad core system as there are virtually no programs that use it that I am interested in. For once the hardware is ahead of the software. To my amazement I dropped the board...
Cons: It is a socket 775 board that requires DDR3 ram.
Pros: Enough slots for what I need, decent slot arrangement and works at stock settings.
Cons: Memory stability. Everything that any other review has posted about how picky this board is with different memory sticks and how each BIOS revision fails to fix the issue is 100% correct. If you're not using RAM with Samsung based modules on them, then don't expect stability even with the latest ...
Summary: red power button on board and green reset button are always lit, even in standby mode, kind of clashes with my all black case with all blue lights but not noticeable enough to be a con.
Pros: gobs of slots and connections to make customizing easy, easy overclocking settings built right into the bios, onboard operating system makes building from scratch easier, looks good, has good heat dissipation fins around the cpu, great wifi card built in, has power and reset buttons right on it t...
Cons: possibly too many bios options for overclocking with the ability to set voltage and timing possibly dangerously high. might not be good for people who only think they know what they're doing, unskilled techs should keep the overclocking settings on auto at all times.
Summary: You always have to do your homework before you buy. Check the specifications on the motherboard, CPU, memory, hard disk, video card, etc... It took me 2~3 months to research and buy all the parts to put this together. Operates flawless and CPU temperature is cool.
Pros: Easy install. No issues. Fastest and coolest (temp) machine I've built to date.