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Anyone Successfully running a HD5850 on an ASUS motherboard?

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April 12, 2010 7:56:45 PM

Hi All

Over the last 4 weeks, Ive RMA'd, Refunded and returned about 6 GPUs both ATi & GeForce and had 1 PSU removed due to bad performance. After alot of checking around and digging, it turns out that the ASUS P5N-E SLi has alot of compatibility issues with everything from OCZ ram to PCI-e issues. ... 1&count=58

Ive decided to make a last attempt and buy a Sapphire stock HD5850, which arrives tomorrow. However, after seeing the above link, this may turn out to be another head shaking moment.

My question is:

Has anyone used this mobe or the P5N32 SL with success with a 5850 or did you manage to fix these problems and how did you manage. However, any suggestions from anyone would be appreciated.

BTW, My P5N-E SLi has BIOS 1406, and latest Win7x64 chipset drvs.

Many thanks
April 13, 2010 4:54:31 AM

if you have had so much problem i guess you should get a new mobo...
April 13, 2010 9:14:55 AM

Yeah.. Ive decided to do that today, cant even be bothered to check if the P5NE might work, its that troublesome.

Ive looked at the ASUS P5Q SE2, but cant find anything on this board. Has anyone used this mobo,

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April 13, 2010 1:29:12 PM

Check out my signature, i'm using an ASUS P5Q Pro and i have not had one single issue with anything and i have used the following on this motherboard for testing purposes...:


Pentium 4 with HT
Pentium D
C2D E4500
C2D E8400
C2Q Q6600
C2Q Q9550


EVGA 8800 GTS 512-meg
Sapphire 4850 512-meg
Sapphire 4870 1GB
ASUS 5870 1GB