I'm trying to build a new computer, as you can read elsewhere, and I got a couple of questions regarding these boards.
I'm gonna buy:
RAM: Will decide, when I've decided which board
The ASUS P7P55D EVO first:
Does anyone have any experience with this board?
If yes, is it a problem that the x16 PCI slot is so close to the RAM slots, if you need to fit a Radeon HD 5850 onto the board?
Since I live in Denmark, we might have some different names for the products, but could you please tell me, if this board is the same as the one I mention: http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=640365 - You can press the button called Specifikationer, to see the specs of the board.
As far as I can see, the Gigabyte board dosent support DDR1600 RAM, or do I read it wrong?
The system booted right up. the memory was set to 1333 vs 1600. Simply changed to "Use profile1" and rebooted - wahla now at 1600, CL7, 1.60 Volts. Ran memtest 86+ for a hr, stable. Loaded win 7 RC and ran Prime 95 for 2 hours - no errors. Back into bios, noted CPU multiplier was 17 (Bclock at 160 MHz) so changed multiplier to 20 X (160 MHz x 160 = 3.2 GHz). Reran prime 95 for 2 hours - stable. Returned to BIOS and reset Muliplier back to 17 (2.72 GHz) for time being.
Is it better than the P7P55D EVO - Good question. Me - I like the Gigabyte P55-UD4P.