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P4 3.6GHz "Prescott" cooling issues

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Last response: in Opinions and Experiences
November 6, 2004 11:56:25 AM

Upon deciding to build a new system I chose the ASUS P5AD2 Premium, along with Corsair DDR2 XMS2, an Enermax 600W "Noisetaker" power supply, and a P4 775 560 "Prescott" processor. I've not been able to install XP Pro because the system shuts down due to overheating during the install - the system idles at 65 degrees C. Following Intel's advice, I purchased a new case and the problem persists. Intel is now shipping me a new P4. After removing the questionable processor, upon close examination of the motherboard, I found a pin missing in the ASUS motherboards’ processor socket. ASUS tech support reviewed my situation and stated it was not anything I'd done and suggested I go back to the vendor I'd bought it from since it was still in the first 30 days following the purchase. AJUMP.COM REFUSED TO EXCHANGE THE BOARD STATING I HAD DAMAGED IT.

As for as the board goes - I believe it to be a great choice offering the best in expansion capabilities. I took months deciding upon my components. I've found ASUS tech support to be excellent. Corsair was also excellent in helping me with the correct settings for their memory.


Austin, TX

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November 7, 2004 8:53:17 PM

Yeah, that pin breakage is a known problem of the new Intel pin-in-socket design. Too bad you got nailed by it.

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November 8, 2004 2:27:14 PM

But Asus will still replace it.
I have not heard many horror stories with broken pins on mobo.
Thought it was more hype than anything else.

and AJump does suck for telling you that.

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November 9, 2004 12:13:16 PM

So says the reviews I read here at Tom's. I don't use Intel, period, so I can't tell from personal experience.

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December 18, 2005 10:46:46 PM

thanks for the tip