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Asus-p8c-ws.33869460
8.6 out of 10

Asus P8C WS

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Reviews and Problems with Asus P8C WS

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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid This Board

Amitabha S., Newegg
17 July 2013
  • Summary: In the meantime I will continue to bug Asus about the board, I don't really care since they are at least willing to
  • Pros: -It worked great for a few months
  • Cons: Unreliable piece of garbage; This board (at least the one I got), causes my PC to crash under load. We use this system to run complex numerical computations, and reliability is a must. When CPU usage goes high the system will restart. We also tested this with prime95 small ffts which pushes the floating point unit in the cpu. The system also always crashes within seconds of starting the stress test. We don't overclock the cpu, and cpu temps are always below 60C, due t...
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Overall 10
10

Stable Workstation

Anonymous, Newegg
25 May 2013
  • Pros: Working very well with Axiom DDR3-1600 8GB ECC UDIMM
  • Cons: The manual shows only a few ECC memory models in the compatible memory list, so choosing memory is challenging, particularly if you are interested to ECC.
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect CAD Workstation board

Dainon S., Newegg
2 May 2013
  • Pros: Supports both i7 and E3-12XX ivy bridge processors. Supports both EEC and Non RAM. PCI Ex 3.0 x16 and X8 crossfire. Supports Win 7, 8, Server 2K8 and Server 2K10.
  • Cons: I had to give it four eggs for one single reason. There is only one USB 2.0 header on the board. If you have front panel USB ports, or a card reader like I did, you won't be able to use the D-bracket that comes with the board, and will have to choose between FP and card reader. It really should have had two or more sets.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Server Motherboard

Kenji Y., Newegg
15 March 2013
  • Pros: Supports Ivy Bridge Xeons, Dual Intel Gigabit NICs, Can use regular (non-registered, non-ECC) or ECC (non-registered RAM), dual PCIe 3.0 x16 slots for workstation graphics cards
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

Great board!

Stephen A., Newegg
10 February 2013
  • Pros: Supports ECC memory. Supports Ivy Bridge Xeons, Dual Intel Pro 1000 NICs, USB 3.0.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Why all the hate?

Luke T., Newegg
19 January 2013
  • Pros: ECC support, dual Intel NICs, USB 3.0 headers.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

intel spec, bad reviews

Anonymous, Newegg
13 January 2013
  • Pros: this board runs as advertised. all negative reviews are from using the wrong hardware
  • Cons: so called high tech level leaving negative reviews when they are using wrong hardware! then blaming asus. :/
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Overall 10
10

No memory problems here

Jacob K., Newegg
8 September 2012
  • Pros: I bought 4 Kingston dimms, they work fine fully populated:
  • Cons: No onboard speaker, for some reason a lot of rackmount/industrial/etc cases I run into lack these.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Product

Benjamin C., Newegg
19 August 2012
  • Summary: First, it’s not clear what ASUS is using to measure CPU temperature, but it appears the ASUS BIOS and Windows AI Suite II software consistently measures about 7 +/- 1 degree Celsius cooler than actual (e.g., 58C when the processor is 65C). I’m assuming that the Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool, HWMonitor, RealTemp, and directly sampling the MSRs which all yield consistent results are correct. It would be helpful if someone at ASUS could comment on measurement methodology.
  • Pros: I purchased this board about 6 weeks ago and my experience to date is that it’s a very solid product. Setup was very easy. It worked straightaway with no issues whatsoever and has been running reliabily under a variety of conditions since. No crashes, no random errors or other anomalous behavior. I’m running with an Intel E3-1275 v2, 4 x 4GB of Kingston PC3-12800 ECC RAM (KVR16E11/4), Intel 330 SSD and WDC Black HDD drives, EVGA GTX 680, and LG 14x Blu-ray burner in a...
  • Cons: I do have a few minor gripes or I’d have given it 5 eggs:
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Overall 10
10

User Review

David G., Newegg
5 July 2012
  • Pros: VT-D and AES-NI work just fine. Earlier reviewers must have had some early BIOS. Kingston ECC memory worked just fine.
  • Cons: No SLI link cable is maybe a negative for some.
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