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Intel DX58SO2
6.4 out of 10

Intel DX58SO2

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Reviews and Problems with Intel DX58SO2

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Overall 8
8.0

Working just fine

Armando, Amazon
21 January 2014
  • Summary: WiFi accesory did not work... everything else just fine. Yes, I recommend Amazon. Price around market average. Will buy another one.
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Overall 8
8.0

Update the Bios!!!

Martin M., Newegg
18 January 2012
  • Summary: Hate to buy this now considering Ivy Bridge is just around the corner. But my Gigabyte board took a dive, and didn't to upgrade everything. Glad I got this board. P.S. Why cant board manufactures upgrade these things.
  • Pros: Once the bios is updated, this thing rocks. Way faster than the board it replaced, Gigabyte X58A-U3DR Rev. 1. Boot times with SSD about 3 secs. Even allowed me to use the XMP profiles for 1600 Mhz no questions asked.
  • Cons: Wouldn't recognize my Corsair Dominator memory out of the box. Had to slap in some lesser ddr3 to get it to boot, once booted I updated the bios from 11-17-2010 to the latest version. Recognized my memory fine after that. The board layout is a little crazy too, fan headers are in weird locations,...
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Overall 8
8.0

X58 MotherBoard

Williamk, Amazon
12 January 2012
  • Summary: The product arived in very good condition and delivery was quick. The product itself has met my expectations. It replaced an X58 ASROCK motherboard.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Board

Joseph K., Newegg
21 December 2011
  • Pros: Lots of Ram Slots. Good stability. Angled SATA ports for graphics cards.
  • Cons: I've built 2 machines with this board and 1 machine with the sabertooth X58. All comparable but one of the DX58SO2's needed to be RMA'd because it wouldn't post and was stuck with the infamous 00 Post. After the RMA came back it was good to go.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Board

Robert S., Newegg
16 September 2011
  • Summary: I'd do it again in a flash.
  • Pros: It's a snap to install as long as you have the proper case. All my other hardware was compadible with it and I had not a problem. Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit goes in just fine. Intel has done themselves just fine here.
  • Cons: The SATA connectors are right angled so it's hare to connect them in a cramped case.
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Overall 8
8.0

ISOK

Robert H., Newegg
2 June 2011
  • Summary: According to other reviews I've read Intel boards are not feature rich in terms of overclocking. You can overclock, but if you're looking for an "overclocking enthusiast" board you might look elsewhere. I go with Intel because they work out of the box and they don't break down.
  • Pros: Its a sexy board. I had no trouble fitting it with my aftermarket cooler (Dark Knight-S1283V), tall DIMMs and all. I can still access my DIMM slots with no problem. Genuine old-school star trek enterprise led array built right on the board to flicker various confusing sequences so Spock can decip...
  • Cons: This is a big con and I'm docking an egg for it. There is no printed manual included. There is a quick reference guide that is POSTER SIZED, and it is printed in the international language of "more pictures and less words". It's quite hard to find room for this poster on your workspace while you ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Upgrade

James C., Newegg
11 April 2011
  • Summary: I had to RMA this board due a bad DIMM slot (channel A, DIMM 1). This is the first Intel board that I have had to send back out of six Intel builds. It happens. Native support for SATA 3 would have been nice as the Marvel controller is lame.
  • Pros: Nice feature set and a big improvement over the DX58SO. The tuning software is a nice touch and allows the user to configure processor, memory and fan performance settings without going into the BIOS. Wireless, Bluetooth and 4-pin fan headers set this board apart from other X58 main boards. Excel...
  • Cons: The Marvell 88SE9xx controller used to implement the 6 GB/s ports on this board is what they call a 'Serial Attached SCSI' device. This means that when you attached a SATA drive to either of the two Blue SATA 3 ports Windows will see the drive as a SCSI drive at the hardware level. This is not a ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Back panel gripe

Daniel, Amazon
11 April 2011
  • Summary: Good motherboard, I haven't owned it long enough to tell you if it'll last long but it has worked for a while. My main gripe is the back panel which didn't seem to really fit into its frame, it caused the reset button to be depressed--to fix this I needed to bend the metal.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good but not great

George J., Newegg
6 April 2011
  • Summary: Intlel's software to overclock is easy to use and will give you excessive cautions.
  • Pros: Lots of great capabilities--just read the details
  • Cons: Only four stars because the Marvel BIOS will not hold a RAID I array if down powered for more than an hour.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
31 March 2011
  • Summary: The RAM slots are slightly challenging to access.
  • Pros: Runs great, Intel has lots of software on their website that allow easy tweaking of settings
  • Cons: The BIOS is pretty basic (I'm hoping its because it was just released by Intel less than 6 months ago and it will improve with the next update), Older games seem to have a problem with the built in chipset,
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