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Asus P5W DH Deluxe and nVidia 7950 Support?

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July 16, 2006 9:53:11 PM

Will the Asus P5W DH Deluxe ever support the nVidia One Card dual GPU-SLI 7950 video card? How can it be that the Intel Bad Axe Rev 304 can support this video card, yet the damn Asus motherboard is out in the cold?????

Intels Bad Axe supposedly fixed some graphical issues in the bios with the 7950 and it works as of BIOS 1073:

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Fixed a problem where PEG video devices that contain bridges do not work as the primary video device.
July 16, 2006 10:44:00 PM

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there have been reports that the 7950 will not work on the P5W board.
but a few claim it will and is working.
by all means it should .
see link below
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=2006070406121960...


Nope it does not support it, it defaults to a single vid card instead of the dual vid card. Also the Asus tech guy said the 7950 is not supported... I Mean how stupid is that???????????

There is no way i'd buy a motherboard that couldn’t support this video card, that is why i'm going with teh bad axe 304 board. Asus can go and tinker with the stupid ai boost or what ever flashy crap names they give their utilities while serious things are relegated to the back burner.
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July 16, 2006 10:59:02 PM

Thats an expensive gamble :evil: 
sorry to here it worked out that way.
lately Asus has had quite a few disapointed customers.
I for one .
but got over it after I purchased the board in my sig.
hard lesson to learn when it comes out of your pocket.
good luck
July 16, 2006 11:21:55 PM

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Thats an expensive gamble :evil: 
sorry to here it worked out that way.
lately Asus has had quite a few disapointed customers.
I for one .
but got over it after I purchased the board in my sig.
hard lesson to learn when it comes out of your pocket.
good luck


i just think it is idiotic that the intel 975 board supports the nVidia 7950 while the Asus 975 board does not :)  just insane lol
July 16, 2006 11:26:14 PM

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Thats an expensive gamble :evil: 
sorry to here it worked out that way.
lately Asus has had quite a few disapointed customers.
I for one .
but got over it after I purchased the board in my sig.
hard lesson to learn when it comes out of your pocket.
good luck


i just think it is idiotic that the intel 975 board supports the nVidia 7950 while the Asus 975 board does not :)  just insane lol
Same thing with core 2 support.
We have to play the game.
Bios revisions will make the difference eventually.
Or not
:lol: 
July 17, 2006 12:43:16 AM

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Thats an expensive gamble :evil: 
sorry to here it worked out that way.
lately Asus has had quite a few disapointed customers.
I for one .
but got over it after I purchased the board in my sig.
hard lesson to learn when it comes out of your pocket.
good luck


i just think it is idiotic that the intel 975 board supports the nVidia 7950 while the Asus 975 board does not :)  just insane lol
Same thing with core 2 support.
We have to play the game.
Bios revisions will make the difference eventually.
Or not
:lol: 

I guess, all i know is the Bad Axe 304 board is what i'm getting :)  let the happy times begin lol
July 19, 2006 2:18:13 PM

read at anandtech the latest core 2 duo buying help before buying Bad Axe
July 19, 2006 3:35:50 PM

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read at anandtech the latest core 2 duo buying help before buying Bad Axe


Yes indeed, reading now, hopefully there isn't anything else that is crazy about the state of the computer industry :) 
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July 19, 2006 3:49:34 PM

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read at anandtech the latest core 2 duo buying help before buying Bad Axe

I read the article, and nothing changed for me, yes the Bad Axe 304 won't be OC as much as the Asus Deluxe board, but at least it will run a 7950 nVidia card, unlike the idiotic Asus board.
July 22, 2006 9:53:00 PM

Ok time to update this thread, i learned the following so far from calling, and talking to some smart peeeps on the Net.

The P5W DH Deluxe is:
7950 compatible, provided it is flashed with latest BIOS
Has the nVidia Drivers installed.
(At bootup / OS install , it will work in single card mode, until bios is updated and nVidia drivers installed)

Reason for ASUS and nVidia not "Officialy" supporting this combination is that they are both lazy IMO....

People have the 7950 and P5W DH working together well.

Happy Gaming !
July 23, 2006 5:55:06 PM

This Asus has 2 pci-e x16 slots...is it crossfire or SLI? Is SLI only availabl on Nvidia boards?
July 23, 2006 6:48:11 PM

Whoops...I meant is SLI only availabe on nvidia chipset boards.
July 23, 2006 6:50:10 PM

Intel chipsets are ATI crossfire.
Intel licenses both ati and NVIDIA but NVIDIA is inherently SLI based on the Intel chipset.
July 23, 2006 10:25:38 PM

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This Asus has 2 pci-e x16 slots...is it crossfire or SLI? Is SLI only availabl on Nvidia boards?

THe Asus P5W DH does ATI CF only, the only SLI you can do on that board is with that one "physical" video card 7950, :)  which i guess you can now have the best of both SLI and CF , (In a way at least)
July 23, 2006 10:47:28 PM

The 7950GX2 is supposed to work on any board. :?
July 26, 2006 12:10:51 AM

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Ok time to update this thread, i learned the following so far from calling, and talking to some smart peeeps on the Net.

The P5W DH Deluxe is:
7950 compatible, provided it is flashed with latest BIOS
Has the nVidia Drivers installed.
(At bootup / OS install , it will work in single card mode, until bios is updated and nVidia drivers installed)

Reason for ASUS and nVidia not "Officialy" supporting this combination is that they are both lazy IMO....

People have the 7950 and P5W DH working together well.

Happy Gaming !



Thanks for the info, now I can alter my purchase and get the 7950 with my P5W DH Deluxe. How reliable are your sources? I'm not too keen on buying the 7950 if I can only get it to work in single card mode :) 
July 29, 2006 5:29:56 PM

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How come there's no mention of the P5W DH Deluxe on the Motherboard Compatibility List on nVidias homepage?

nVidia 7950 compability list


Most likely Because ASUS is lazy, and does not give a flying f about anything except making money.

I ordered my 7950, and i got my ASUS P5W DH a couple of days ago, i only have to order a new bios chip with the latest bios and i'm good to go when the CPU gets here.
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