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  • Asus motherboards compatibility

    As I compare the compatible motherboards who are listed on the GV site, a lot of the Asus mobo's aren't in the market anymore (e.g. P5K deluxe/Wifi AP, P5K-V, ...). Some of the following boards are from similar series. Anyone using one of the following and had any problems or none?

    Asus P5K Pro
    Asus P5K Premium/Wifi AP
    Asus P5K WS

    And which new Asus mobo's (series who aren't mentioned at all) are yet used without problems? E.g. the P5Q series

  • #2
    Do yourself a favour and check out Gigabyte boards, the Bios is a little more complecated but in my opion a better board, I have used both for years,

    Steve
    Main system, Supermicro X8DAH+,Dual Xeon X5680 cpu's 24 cores,2x1400watt power supplys,SC747TG-R1400B-SQ Case,192GB 1333mhz ECC Registered ram,8 x 480GB Intel 520 SSD drives,Windows 7 64 bit ultimate, GTX 670 4GB ,2 x Sony BWU300S Blu-Ray burners, 1x Sony DVD burner,LSI 9266 Raid Controller with Cache vault & fast path Lic, ESI MayaE Audio,HD Spark,Blackmagic intensity Pro,TMPGenc 5,Episode Pro 6,Sorenson 9 Pro,Alcohol 120 V2, Edius 6.53,Dell 27"LCD,HD Spark, Powershield 3000VA UPS.

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    • #3
      Nothing wrong with the Asus or the P5Q (the Deluxe board is probably better in that it has more facilities). Gotta be a reason why nearly 70% of editors use Asus and most NLE manufacturers recommend them.

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      • #4
        Didn't say anything was wrong with them, Asus or Gigabyte, I just now use gigabyte boards as the Bios's have more feature and I like the build quality more, (but you have got to have a bit of knowledge on Bios's and how to set them up properly) once you set up a Gigabyte board correctly they are rock solid,This is why they keep winning motherboards of the year all over the world, even for server and workstation boards, and lets not forget they did invent the dual and Quad bios after the Chernobyl virus many years ago. But I wouldn't recommend some of their boards to people in the IT industry who don't have much expertise in hardware, as I said before the Bios can be a bit complicated. Also the 70% reason I think is because Asus a couple of years ago was only available through Computer Shops and Wholesalers, Now you can get them at Beta Electrical, K-Mart, BigW, JB HiFi, Wow Sight & Sound, ect,
        Now it is not as Exclusive as it once was, my mates daughter is one of the head orders for Asus Australia and has said the thing. anyway I just like the build quality of Gigabyte boards and the componets that they use. but each to their own I say.


        Steve
        Last edited by swsw1550; 10-19-2008, 06:46 AM.
        Main system, Supermicro X8DAH+,Dual Xeon X5680 cpu's 24 cores,2x1400watt power supplys,SC747TG-R1400B-SQ Case,192GB 1333mhz ECC Registered ram,8 x 480GB Intel 520 SSD drives,Windows 7 64 bit ultimate, GTX 670 4GB ,2 x Sony BWU300S Blu-Ray burners, 1x Sony DVD burner,LSI 9266 Raid Controller with Cache vault & fast path Lic, ESI MayaE Audio,HD Spark,Blackmagic intensity Pro,TMPGenc 5,Episode Pro 6,Sorenson 9 Pro,Alcohol 120 V2, Edius 6.53,Dell 27"LCD,HD Spark, Powershield 3000VA UPS.

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        • #5
          Gotta be a reason why nearly 70% of editors use Asus and most NLE manufacturers recommend them.
          Yes: marketing.

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          • #6
            Hehe!! Sounds like Adobe and Grass Valley and Pinnacle and .....

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            • #7
              Thats it Marketing, and marketing only..... But if you want a rock solid stable board go with Gigabyte.They seam to support large amounts of ram a bit better I find, among other things.

              Steve
              Last edited by swsw1550; 10-19-2008, 09:40 AM.
              Main system, Supermicro X8DAH+,Dual Xeon X5680 cpu's 24 cores,2x1400watt power supplys,SC747TG-R1400B-SQ Case,192GB 1333mhz ECC Registered ram,8 x 480GB Intel 520 SSD drives,Windows 7 64 bit ultimate, GTX 670 4GB ,2 x Sony BWU300S Blu-Ray burners, 1x Sony DVD burner,LSI 9266 Raid Controller with Cache vault & fast path Lic, ESI MayaE Audio,HD Spark,Blackmagic intensity Pro,TMPGenc 5,Episode Pro 6,Sorenson 9 Pro,Alcohol 120 V2, Edius 6.53,Dell 27"LCD,HD Spark, Powershield 3000VA UPS.

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              • #8
                Anyone who ever had an Asus RMA will not understand why they are number one in the market. Although things might work out as should be it's far from professional to wait several weeks. In the professional world it's all about after sale support.

                And I can't understand why they use some onboard components on a regular basis which are far from stable, eg esata from Marvell, controllers from JMicron or soundmax audio chips.

                All the bios settings on the new boards are targeted at gamers with their zillion overcklocking settings. To get a 100% stable board it's neccessary to set everything manually.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Zorro View Post
                  Anyone who ever had an Asus RMA will not understand why they are number one in the market. Although things might work out as should be it's far from professional to wait several weeks. In the professional world it's all about after sale support.

                  And I can't understand why they use some onboard components on a regular basis which are far from stable, eg esata from Marvell, controllers from JMicron or soundmax audio chips.

                  All the bios settings on the new boards are targeted at gamers with their zillion overcklocking settings. To get a 100% stable board it's neccessary to set everything manually.
                  Zorro, that's probably very true. But obviously a larger part of the market (people who buy motherboards) don't agree or Gigabyte would have 70% of the market.
                  A strange but very accurate logic.

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                  • #10
                    Read the following link, also out here in Australia try and get support for an Asus board, they have support for laptops but nothing else. anyway read this article, http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asu...oard,5348.html

                    Steve
                    Main system, Supermicro X8DAH+,Dual Xeon X5680 cpu's 24 cores,2x1400watt power supplys,SC747TG-R1400B-SQ Case,192GB 1333mhz ECC Registered ram,8 x 480GB Intel 520 SSD drives,Windows 7 64 bit ultimate, GTX 670 4GB ,2 x Sony BWU300S Blu-Ray burners, 1x Sony DVD burner,LSI 9266 Raid Controller with Cache vault & fast path Lic, ESI MayaE Audio,HD Spark,Blackmagic intensity Pro,TMPGenc 5,Episode Pro 6,Sorenson 9 Pro,Alcohol 120 V2, Edius 6.53,Dell 27"LCD,HD Spark, Powershield 3000VA UPS.

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                    • #11
                      Also Gigabyte don't make many entry level boards, (i.e cheap boards like Asus do), so you have to include their cheap boards from Asus in the 70% bracket, plus Gigabyte use solid copper through out the board for cooling,and high end componets only, this is probably why they cost a bit more, I have never had a gigabyte board die on me or crash, I have though with Asus boards when under heavy load for long periods. I think it all comes down to personal choice, I Studied Computer Physics and engineering for 5yrs in uni and have done a lot of reseach over the years, again this is just my personal choice.

                      Steve

                      P.S Remember Asus now also aim a lot at the entry level of computers with their cheaper boards, again MARKETING....
                      Main system, Supermicro X8DAH+,Dual Xeon X5680 cpu's 24 cores,2x1400watt power supplys,SC747TG-R1400B-SQ Case,192GB 1333mhz ECC Registered ram,8 x 480GB Intel 520 SSD drives,Windows 7 64 bit ultimate, GTX 670 4GB ,2 x Sony BWU300S Blu-Ray burners, 1x Sony DVD burner,LSI 9266 Raid Controller with Cache vault & fast path Lic, ESI MayaE Audio,HD Spark,Blackmagic intensity Pro,TMPGenc 5,Episode Pro 6,Sorenson 9 Pro,Alcohol 120 V2, Edius 6.53,Dell 27"LCD,HD Spark, Powershield 3000VA UPS.

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                      • #12
                        I'm impressed Steve, computer physics, what Uni was that?

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                        • #13
                          Sydney Uni John, it is actually Bachelor of Engineering (Computer) which includes computer Physics, artificial intelligence, software engineering, Network Engineering ect ect. When I finished I ended up with Microsoft before moving to Sunny Queensland. I don't know if they offer the course up here, I think they have a number of Computer Science courses, which is not quite the same (a bit easier) I might be wrong on this though as I haven't studied up here, But a mate did mention to me a couple of years ago about Brisbane uni offering a similar degree, who knows Brisbane might offer it now, I haven't kept up to date with it all, (Getting to old now)

                          Steve

                          P.S John I better add that I haven't kept up to date really with all the coding ect to do with computers, i.e Prolog= Artificial intelligence, C++ System object programming,Java,Lisp,ADA, ect ect, it changes all the time and you have got to stay up to date with it, But as I said it was a long time ago for me, when I was with my first wife.... Me and Michael had a quick Discussion about this at the Adobe show a few weeks ago.
                          Last edited by swsw1550; 10-19-2008, 02:06 PM.
                          Main system, Supermicro X8DAH+,Dual Xeon X5680 cpu's 24 cores,2x1400watt power supplys,SC747TG-R1400B-SQ Case,192GB 1333mhz ECC Registered ram,8 x 480GB Intel 520 SSD drives,Windows 7 64 bit ultimate, GTX 670 4GB ,2 x Sony BWU300S Blu-Ray burners, 1x Sony DVD burner,LSI 9266 Raid Controller with Cache vault & fast path Lic, ESI MayaE Audio,HD Spark,Blackmagic intensity Pro,TMPGenc 5,Episode Pro 6,Sorenson 9 Pro,Alcohol 120 V2, Edius 6.53,Dell 27"LCD,HD Spark, Powershield 3000VA UPS.

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                          • #14
                            I use one such motherboard and although I have had no problem up to now, the Vists e-SATA drivers are non existent for normal use. I have to force Vista to work with an unrecognised driver. I just hope this does not have an effect on the system whilst editing with edius.
                            E9 PRO ,Intensity Pro capture Nvidia 650 TI LG 3D Monitor HDMI Win 10 PRO 64 Bit.Vistitle 2.6, Robuskey. ASUS Z370 I7 8700 16 GB Hyper X black RAM 250GB 960 EVO. 2 ITB Disks

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                            • #15
                              Asus P5K WS with Intel Quad Q9550: no problem

                              Hi,

                              I've just upgraded my processor to a Quad 9550 and I'm using the Asus P5K WS MOBO without problems. I've added some memory and I now have 8 Gb. Of wourse, you've got to use Vista x64 to use it all. No problems with Edius v5 !!
                              Try it.

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