Please, could someone give me some brief info about what the differences are between the different boards in the P5K series? I know that some have 2 x pci, and some 3, and that the P5KC supports both DDR2 and DDR3 RAM, but that’s about as far as I’ve gotten after hours of reading and comparing.
Also, what does the various letters stand for? (You don’t have to explain ”WIFI”, I understand that one.)
P5K-SE - Basic 1 x PCI-E x16, 3 x PCI-E x1, 2 x PCI
P5K - has two 16x PCI-e , one 1x PCI-e and 3 pci
P5KR - Adds more Raid options with Intel matrix storage
P5K-WS - Removes a x16 slot for a PCI-X slot
P5KC - Same as P5K except support DDR2 and DDR3
P5K64-WS - Same as P5KR except 4 x PCI-E x 16 slots, 2 x PCI 2.2
P5K-E/WIFI - Same as P5KR Adds Wifi, Firewire, optical out, and more copper
P5K-Deluxe/WIFI - Same as P5K-E Adds another RJ-45, and more copper
P5K-Premium/WIFI - same as P5K-Deluxe
P5K3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP - Same as P5K-Deluxe except has DDR3 NOT DDR2
P5K3 Premium/WiFi-AP - Same as P5K3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP except 2 more USB's and HEAPS of COPPER
Blitz Extreme - Same as P5K-Premium/WIFI except no Wifi 2 more USB and COPPER with ocing ffeatures - ROG
Blitz Formula (Special Edition) - Exactly the same as Blitz Extreme - ROG
Too bad, I really like the P5K-Premium. I checked everyday for the fix.
This is not a small problem because many of us could not even install OS. The facts that this has been going on for a few weeks and Asus still has not given any official words make me think that this is not a simple BIOS fix. This looks like a hardware issue and Asus has not decided how to deal with it. Imagine the number of RMA and what it does to its good name!