From your reading, does anyone who does NOT overclock have problems?
It will be awhile before I build a computer to run Win7 64bit, and I do NOT plan to overclock... but due to the physical layout of the board (where the PCI slots are located) the P6 is, right now, my only motherboard canditate
I do not overclock. I have not had any mobo issues with my P6T SE purchased in July.
I'm sorry to hear this, but since we have both taken about identical steps to achieve some overclocking and I have not once experienced your problems, I think you may have a faulty mobo. Why? Well you report this problem and we have your PPBM results, that are way out of line from what one would expect. The latter may - in hindsight - have been indicative of mobo problems. Anyway, I think it best to get the mobo exchanged. Sorry you have to go through a rebuild of your system.
I have had system hangs when overclocking beyond 4.2 GHz and with PCIe overclocking by 15% or more, but never more than a simple hang that could not be solved by turning off and turning on the system.
I'am not currently OC'ing, everything in the bios is set to default and i still have to press the reset button after powering up to start the system to get it to post. I doubt if this problem has anything to do with the benchmark score. The system appears to run fine once booted.
I have run a hardware diagnostic and so far its says that: there is an interrupt controller or device attached to it is not working. Do you guys have any hardware diagnostic utilities you like that i might try just to see if they say the same thing?
If you have a GP Diagnosis card, what does it show after you turned on your system?
No, i don't but I'll look into it. It looks like this card comes with some Asus mb's as a bundle.
In anycase, i did run dell's hardware diagnostic utility on the system and it said during the system board test, it has a IRQ13 - Floating point unit interrupt error. Since the floating point unit part of the processor and the general error said that: there is an interrupt controller or device attached to it is not working.... it could be the system board or processor.
I got an RMA from Newegg to replace the P6T.
Well.... even though i asked Newegg to replace the defective P6T mb - they refunded me instead. Just as well since it's $10 bucks cheaper with free shipping.
In any case, my main requirements other than for the mb to support the i7 920 and have an adequate number of pci, pcix slots, usb ports and no graphics chip - is to have at least 8 internal sata connectors and support at least 16gb of ram. The P6T satisfies that bill.
Unless anyone can recommend another motherboard with similar or better specs for around 250 US dollars, i'd like to know before i reorder the ASUS P6T.
The only other board that Newegg has with similar specs is the:
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
DFI LP DK X58-T3eH6 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
DFI LP UT X58-T3eH8 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
MSI X58 Platinum SLI LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
>at least 16gb of ram
That does not compute!
As far as I know, all of these motherboards use DDR3 ram... so in sets of 3 and usually with up to 6 slots, how do you get 16Gig?
I am going to use the P6, and 6sticks x2Gig = 12Gig of ram
Also, going to Intel, I find only ONE motherboard for the i7 - with only 4 ram slots
Sorry, your correct. I meant 12 to 24gb's of ram and 6 slots.