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Asus Z8PE-D18
5.6 out of 10

Asus Z8PE-D18

The ASUS Z8PE-D18 server motherboard delivers significant Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Asus Z8PE-D18

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Overall 4
4.0

Memory Issues

Chuck C., Newegg
22 February 2014
  • Pros: Could be a great board, but has significant memory issues recognizing certain memory slots. I have three of these boards all bought at different times all with the same types of memory issues. I also have Supermicro boards that give me zero issues. I will be buying Supermicro boards in the future...
  • Cons: Cannot recommend this board
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Overall 6
6.0

Does not work with many stock heatsinks

Michelle R., Newegg
20 August 2013
  • Pros: Lots of features, very light for a big board, well-made.
  • Cons: This motherboards back-plate is completely and utterly irremovable. I went through so much trouble with different heat-sinks to try and find the one. The final correct one is being sent to be now. They really need to include that this motherboard doesn't have removable back-plates in the actual p...
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Overall 10
10

Works great for some heavy duty servers

Val D., Newegg
29 July 2013
  • Pros: 1) Handles lots of memory at a reasonable price. (we use 144G of KVR1333D3D4R9S/8G ) 2) IKVM is more reliable than Tyans 3) Has actual keyboard and mouse ports to work well with local K/M switcher. We beat the snot out out of them with very busy Redis and Mysql and they keep on going.
  • Cons: Occasional memory problems. Dimms not found.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

jeremy g., Newegg
30 October 2012
  • Pros: Number of DIMM slots
  • Cons: Banks C_1 and C_2 are not working I tested all the RAM and it is known good. Opened an RMA request no email. tried to live chat I get this " Connecting, please wait....... Sorry, all engineers are currently busy assisting other customers. You may continue to wait for an engineer to become availab...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Maurice V., Newegg
8 July 2012
  • Pros: Very nice board due to the features. I water cooled mine, but even with that, the video card can't go in the first slot as it hits the last memory dimm slot. Use the Xigmatek case (I love the case).
  • Cons: I knocked off some eggs as I can't get some banks to work, getting A1-A2 disabled etc. I will be contacting Asus to RMA the board if they can't help sort out the ram issue.
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Overall 2
2.0

Can't get it to work with single CPU 48GB RAM

Gustav M., Newegg
13 March 2012
  • Summary: Configuration: Motherboard: ASUS Z8PE-D18(ASMB4-IKVM) Memory: Wintec 48GB (6 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) ECC Registered Server Memory Model 3RSH13339R5H-48GH CPU: Intel Xeon X5690 Westmere-EP 3.46GHz Memory modules are installed into DIMM_A1, DIMM_A2, DIMM_B1, DIMM_B2, DIMM_C1,...
  • Pros: If it would work there would be a lots of them.
  • Cons: After spending hours shuffling the memory modules around and couldn't get it to work it's very disappointing. This board is very pricey, one would expect it to work....
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Overall 8
8.0

Rediculous

Dustin O., Newegg
27 October 2011
  • Summary: Would be nice if it had SATA 3 ports, but we're going to be using a SATA 3 RAID controller anyways so not a big disappointment, just a suggestion. Had a grounding issue when first installed in case. If you get this board be sure to use non conductive washers.
  • Pros: Has more than anyone could ever need.
  • Cons: *Heatsink attachment holes are threaded* This causes a very big issue when determining which heatsink you would like to use. Unfortunately I had already ordered two Cooler Master V8 heatsinks which required the holes not to be threaded. We had to remove the CPU brackets in order to get the heatsi...
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Overall 10
10

Great

Anonymous, Newegg
23 July 2011
  • Summary: At least for my setup, in order for the system to detect any of the onboard sensors, such as temperature, I had to install the included management card. This is not obvious, as this card is labeled for network management, and does not seem to mention sensors in any way, other than the fact that you...
  • Pros: Running 2x Xeon X5675 (6 core 3.06GHz), with 48GB of RAM, and works great. Have only used up 1/3 of the memory slots, so lots of room for expansion there. The add-in PIKE card is a great option, becuase they are just like adding a RAID card, but have a dedicated slot and are made my ASUS as well ...
  • Cons: Screw holes: the screw holes are not in the standard EATX locations (see Specs "Form Factor"), so while this will fit in EATX form factor cases, there is a good chance that not all of the screws will not line up (2 did not line up for me, out of 9 total). This can mean you end up putting a little...
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Overall 8
8.0

Dual processor Xeon boards are different!

Daniel F., Newegg
16 July 2011
  • Summary: If you have experience building single processor systems, be aware that Xeon boards are different. You will need a special 24+8+8 power supply, a special Xeon heatsink (for motherboards with backplates) and a very large SSI-EEB case.
  • Pros: Lots of memory slots - we have 128GB in ours. If your problem requires lots of memory, and can't be divided up for several smaller computers, this is really great.
  • Cons: Need lots of special parts to get it working. I wasn't able to get the BMC chip to do anything.
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Overall 10
10

Very good strong ESX motherboard

Jason D., Newegg
16 March 2011
  • Summary: I bought this motherboard for very specific reasons. 1. I did not want to add anything to it, to make it work. 2. I wanted it have mega horsepower. 3. I wanted it to be expandable - I am so tired of having limitations. 4. I require passthrough (VT-d).
  • Pros: I needed a strong ESX server: I did huge research, for weeks and weeks, looking at the new AMD Opteron 12 core, and new Intel motherboards.... Each time I found what I thought would be a great solution, there was something wrong, like the chipset, or the NIC, etc... are not supported by ESX. I co...
  • Cons: Price, that is all I can think of, maybe slow boot time, but as an ESX server, how often does it really get rebooted...
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