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Gtx285 Palit in sli problem

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June 18, 2011 1:25:26 PM

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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June 18, 2011 9:27:00 PM

Contact Asus as this is not a suitable replacement for your board and situation.
June 19, 2011 9:54:36 AM

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.
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June 19, 2011 10:03:25 AM

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.
June 19, 2011 10:21:51 AM

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.
June 19, 2011 10:49:31 AM

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


June 19, 2011 11:31:04 AM



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.
June 19, 2011 11:40:16 AM

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.
June 19, 2011 11:43:35 AM

But i think you really need the p6t back because it allows you to actually connect the gpu with the SLI bridge.
June 19, 2011 11:50:45 AM

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.
June 19, 2011 9:22:56 PM

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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