P5Q Pro Turbo - any good?

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I recommended this board for my friend's first gaming PC (coupled with a 2.66GHz Q6700). I helped him build it and in less than 20 minutes we had the chip running happily at 3.33Ghz. This was by no means the limit of overclocking, but the temps went over 60 and he became nervous (yea, i know). Anyway, it is a great board and I know that it will run much higher than what we got it to. Also, the bios is very well laid out - which always helps.

I used Corsair PC6400 RAM (was fine), so I can't help you on that front.
 
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I had good results with the p5q deluxe after moving from an evga 680i that wouldnt clock quads, the pro is also a pretty decent board, i think on this new one the only difference is the addition of the turbov oprating system overclocking utility.
 
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Ive read a few reviews already, tho i did look at the one you linkewd but stopped reading when it said it was a DDR3 board :p

Yes, just noticed that...

EDIT: Should have mentioned I had a P5Q Deluxe which I used with a Q9550 @ 4.0GHz, so I would think the P5Q Pro Turbo will also clock well...
 
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Asus should have an award for the most confusing and useless explanation to their P5Q Series as there is like 17 variations and reviews i've read seem to specify the wrong board so god knows what is what.

(1) P5Q
(2) P5Q Deluxe
(3) P5Q Premium
(4) P5Q PRO
(5) P5Q PRO Turbo
(6) P5Q SE
(7),P5Q SE PLUS
(8) P5Q SE/R
(9) P5Q SE2
(10) P5Q Turbo
(11) P5Q WS
(12) P5Q3
(13) P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP @n
(14) P5QC
(15) P5QD Turbo
(16) P5Q-E
(17) P5Q-E/WiFi-AP

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It''s crazy - and Gigabyte aren't that much better either, they take 2nd place
 
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With Asrock in 3rd place with 11 variations on the P45 board.

1) P45X3 Deluxe
2) P45XE-WiFiN
3) P45XE-R
4) P45XE
5) P45R2000-WiFi
6) P45R2000
7) P45TurboTwins2000
8) P45TS-R
9) P45TS
10) P45DE3
11) P45DE

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i used a P5Q-Pro and it was a good board, limiting factors it was crossfire only, couldnt get the FSB past 450
 
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This is the lineup as far as i know...hope it helps P5Q Deluxe, P5Q Pro Turbo and P5Q3 are the best overclocking boards.

if you notice also some boards have replaced others...

DDR2 Models
(3) P5Q Premium [4 pci-e 16] [16+2 phase power]
(2) P5Q Deluxe [3 pci-e 16] [16+2 phase power]
(16) P5Q-E [3 pci-e 16] [8+2 phase power]
(4) P5Q PRO > (5) P5Q PRO Turbo [2 pci-e 16] [8+2 phase power] [turboV]
(1) P5Q >(10) P5Q Turbo > (15) P5QD Turbo [1 pci-e 16] [8+2 phase power] [Extreme Design]
(7) P5Q SE PLUS
(8) P5Q SE/R (NOW EOL)
(6) P5Q SE > (9) P5Q SE2


DDR2 + DDR3 Model
(14) P5QC [1 pci-e 16] [8+2 phase power]

DDR3 Models
(12) P5Q3 [3 pci-e 16] [16+2 phase power]
(13) P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP @n NOW EOL [3 pci-e 16] [16+2 phase power] [wifi]

Workstation Model
(11) P5Q WS
 
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