Summary: Dear All I was looking for a baord that i can play my game and finally i have found this board ,good feature in the product is it can reduce the over heating the board and it has the sensor for reading the temperature, i recomend this board my frends.
Summary: I gave this board 3 stars because I like ASUS products and I'm sure it would have been impressive if it had lived. Amazon should get 5 stars with the way they handled the return RMA. They even set up a UPS pick up at my house. Thanks Amazon.
Summary: CPU INIT error on start up...just hit the reset button on back edge of board, duh. Download latest bios from asus.com web site on to a flash drive. When the bios comes up you can upgrade off the flash drive without even starting windows. Excellent planning on Asus part. A bonanza for Overclockers. FSB, RAM, CPU, voltage, or any combination of overclock settings you are brave enough to try. OC directly with bios or through the easy to use software that comes with it.
Good motherboard. Those of you with CPU INIT "errors" and such: read your manual,and upgrade your BIOS.
J. Houle, Amazon
5 January 2009
Summary: Asus Striker II Formula Nvidia nForce 780i SLI DDR2 1066 PCI-E x16 5 Motherboard This motherboard is great, as long as you have an idea what you are doing, or willing to learn. I found the need to review this because it has a bad rap on amazon, but really is worth at least 4 stars! Point 1: many people are having these so called "errors" (often stating the "CPU INIT" "error"), but the problem is likely to be the system's builder/user, not this motherboard.
Harande Scantlebury "Follow me .. I'll Take y..., Amazon
6 October 2008
Summary: I bought one of these boards and had the same problem with the northbridge reaching high temperatures of over 80 degrees celcius. Eventually one day the board refused to boot up with the error (CPU INT) on the diagnostic screen. I've went through all the different recommended procedures for dealing with this at no success. Do a google search for this (Asus Striker CPU INT) and you will see what i mean.
Summary: I bought this origianlly knowing it would be good from the beginning - I have been using Asus boards in computers I have been building for the last 5 years now - and they keep getting better. Quick history of me for a second. I own a small computer company hand building around 8-15 computers a month. I have tried all the brands out there - and the two I have always been proud to work with were Gigabyte , and Asus.
Summary: I ordered this mobo twice from Amazon. First time I got it, the north bridge chipset was overheating around 80 C startup/idle. Lots people complained that this mobo overheats, but I didn't know it would be this hot. So I returned it thinking it was just a defective mobo. I ordered another one, same model. Same problems happened. I wouldn't recommand this mobo to anyone.
Summary: After my experience with my asus p5n32-e I will never buy another one of there products again, They will never have a second chance to sell me a defective product again. RMA'ing a new defective board with a broken used one does not cut it... and is a very poor business practice. The retailer ended up making good for it by letting me return it for credit toward a different board. Asus is completely worthless.