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    Stable 1366 Motherboard

    Am looking for a stable i7 motherboard, after researching i found that some Gigabyte mobos suffers from electrical noise, memory problems, maxell SATA 3 controller etc while some Asus boards have problems with the cold boot issues & memory problems.

    The boards i looked at soo far are:

    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (makes a high squeal noise, RAM issue)
    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 (same as above, doesn't support TRIM i think)
    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 (memory issue, poor chipset cooling)

    ASUS P6X58D-E (memory issue, cold boot issue)

    EVGA X58 FTW3 (no retailer sells this in the uk, bios bug temp fixed)


    Are there any boards that don't suffer from these problems because i don't want to go through with the RMA process that usually take a month or 2. Or should i wait until 2011 to upgrade?


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    Re: Stable 1366 Motherboard

    Most boards won't suffer those issues - if a significant number did they'd not sell them, but with any component if you sell enough of them you're bound to get numbers with problems.

    ie, if it'll make you feel better just go for a board that isn't very popular - there's less chance that you'll hear reports of problems.

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    Re: Stable 1366 Motherboard

    Usually there are different revisions of the same board and BIOS updates that eventually solve, but socket 1156 is probably more mainstream so you might have to change to 1156 to get stability.

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    Re: Stable 1366 Motherboard

    the asus P6X58D-E is a very good board and is on at scan for £149 atm. like others have seam all board series's will have there bad boards i have had some hideous ones in the past. but i guarantee you that you will have very few problems with the asus. if it helps get some f the memory that is listed on the qvl that will help minimise problems
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    Re: Stable 1366 Motherboard

    In the past i had to RMA 3 Asus boards, the RMA process took soo long that i ended up buying another one. For me buying Asus boards is like winning the lottery but after researching many forums the P6X58D-E board main problem is the memory, so the dilemma is whether to buy the board & hopefully don't suffer the pain of RMA while the new components gathers a layer of dust or buy 2 of the same boards to even the odds...

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    Re: Stable 1366 Motherboard

    Did you RMA directly to Asus or from the retailer, it took 2 weeks to get a replacement from Scan.

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    Re: Stable 1366 Motherboard

    The first & second time i rma it to scan, it took around 3 weeks that time, the last one was directly to Asus that took ages to get a reply from them.

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    Re: Stable 1366 Motherboard

    just bought a P6X58D-E on ebuyer last week, 148.xx

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    Re: Stable 1366 Motherboard

    Gigabyte X58A-UD5, brilliant board, no whine, no memory problems, TRIM running on my SSD without any config or issue, just plugged it in. Not had a chance to use the SATA3 yet so cant comment on that. Probably the most stable motherboard ive ever owned. Not heard many problems with them at all.

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    Re: Stable 1366 Motherboard

    To balance the ASUS comments, I've built (between myself, friends, and clients) over 20 computers with ASUS mobos, none of which ever had any problems. And if you think that at least 12 of those were office computers, so 40 hours/week, I'm pretty sure my clients would've been on my back quickly had they had any issues

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    Re: Stable 1366 Motherboard

    so asus over gigabyte?

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    Re: Stable 1366 Motherboard

    And just to tip the boat....() It will be a long time before I buy another ASUS and use almost solely Gigabyte these days.

    ASUS have a nasty habit of taking a long time to sort out BIOS issues. I've been stung by this over various chipsets. I've also found memory compatibility in general to be much lower on ASUS over Gigabyte (although to be fair I've not tried recently - this certainly used to be true though)

    Keep in mind though that the chances you will have an issue with either are slim to none I've found both as equally reliable in terms of product lifetime.

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    Re: Stable 1366 Motherboard

    You should go for ASRock

    (seriously, these guys are awesome - used them in every build bar one. The support is fantastic, even for old products - I wanted to check the 4870 would work in the old PCI-E slot version I've got and they didn't send a noddy reply, they actually got a motherboard out and tested it with a 4870 before replying that it was okay, some four years after the product had been sold)

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    i just went for the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R - i hope it'll be okay!

    wait, no i didnt, i went for the asus. On the today only combo
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    Re: Stable 1366 Motherboard

    After doing some research on Asrock boards i found some of their mobos arrived DOA, am guessing there is a bad batch still circling around, also they seem to like putting floppy connectors on their i7 mobos which is kinda out dated now lol.

    Am leaning towards the P6X58D-E even though i have a bad experience with their boards, it seem to have less major problems than other boards, also its getting cheaper by the week (£139.99 in ebuyer ).

    now to hope if they will properly fix that sata 6 port(it doesn't recognize newer or maybe just WD HDDs)...

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    Re: Stable 1366 Motherboard

    Hi there,

    I was thinking of getting a GA-X58A-UD5 rev 2.0, has anybody used these boards in their builds?

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