Gtx285 Palit in sli problem

I am sorry if this is wrong topic......

I had ASUS P6T mobo but because it developed a fault they send me a replacement. Since P6T mobo are not in production anymore they send me replacement P6X58D-E. (By the way how do they compare between each other)

On P6T i had 2 gtx 285 Palit with stock cooling in SLI. They were very close together but I could run them no problem. On P6X58D-E PCIEx16 slots are to close together so I cannot install them since stock cooling gets in the way of 2nd GTX 285.
I could use PCIE x 8 slot but here is PSU which is in the way. Another problem is that sli bridge wont be long enough to connect them even if I moved PSU somewhere else or modify the case for PSU to sit lover.

Any suggestions for solutions would be very appreciated.

Greg
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  1. Contact Asus as this is not a suitable replacement for your board and situation.
  2. popatim said:
    Contact Asus as this is not a suitable replacement for your board and situation.


    I hate to admit but don't know much about motherboards.

    Are you saying that difference between quality of the motherboards is reason that you think that P6X58D-E is not suitable replacement or the fact that I cannot install 2 gtx285 Palit SLI in PCIEx16.
  3. I did had my PC custom ordered from PCSPECIALISTS.com and they handled my warranty. But I am really unhappy with their service so I will contact ASUS myself.
  4. greg30007 said:
    I did had my PC custom ordered from PCSPECIALISTS.com and they handled my warranty. But I am really unhappy with their service so I will contact ASUS myself.

    Well you should contact pcspecialist.com in my opinion.If had to give a replacement you should have been given the appropiate replacement.
  5. ghnader hsmithot said:
    Well you should contact pcspecialist.com in my opinion.If had to give a replacement you should have been given the appropiate replacement.


    When I ordered PC I had it ordered on fast track (7-14) days. Waited 1 month.
    My warranty took them multiple phone calls and e mails and 2 months to sort out .......

    After writing them really nasty email to some other departments beside department that was handling it I think they rushed It..... They send me mother board day after they received e mail.

    I am afraid to think how long it will take if I went on this path again.

    I still don't know how motherboards compare.
    Can someone shed a light on it?

    Please
  6. ghnader hsmithot said:


    I was reading this before and at to my eye they are very similar quality motherboards if P6XDE is not a bit better. I don't know what should I really be looking for while comparing other than expansion slots.

    That is why I was confused when popatim wrote that this board is not suitable replacement for my board and situation.
    I don't really know if he meant board itself is not the same quality or positioning of PCIE slots and fact that I cannot use my old hardware make it unsuitable replacement.
  7. They are infact almost the same.
    What is the feature that you use most and can do without?
    There are some features such that the P6X58D-E supports true sata 6gb the other doesnt.
    overclocking for the P6X58D-E:
    Intelligent overclocking tools
    - ASUS TurboV
    Precision Tweaker 2
    - vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.00625V increment
    - vCPU PLL: 36-step reference voltage control
    - vDRAM Bus : 49-step DRAM voltage control
    - vChipset(N.B.) : 31-step chipset voltage control
    - vNB-PCIe : 65-step chipset-PCIe voltage control
    SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
    - PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to 180MHz at 1MHz increment
    - Internal Base Clock tuning from 100MHz up to 500MHz at 1MHz increment
    Overclocking Protection
    - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

    Overclocking for the P6T
    Overclocking Protection :
    - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

    There are infact more features on the P6X58D-E compared to the P6T.
  8. But i think you really need the p6t back because it allows you to actually connect the gpu with the SLI bridge.
  9. I intend to OC my CPU.

    I did buy H70 water cooling system.

    No intention of OC GPUs yet but I was thinking about WC them too. I did some research and I have parts for WC GPUs chosen but as of yet I am not 100% committed to it. This GPU installation problem might force me to go with it.
  10. Because you run SLI and you can't with the new board, whom-ever supplied this replacement board should take it back and supply you with one that can run SLI.

    FYI - Newegg still has the P6T in stock.
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