Ars Technica heeft een review van de Asus P3B-F in elkaar geschroefd. Wie nu denkt dat Asus hiermee een super overklokbaar plankje in huis heeft, die heeft het mis. Volgens Ars gedraagd de P3B zich nogal wazig...
The BE6 ran that processor at 558 MHz (124MHz FSB * 4.5) without a problem, but the ASUS just couldn't get there. It wouldn't boot above 504 MHz (112 MHz * 4.5) for me, no matter what I did. I tried to work my mojo through the JumperFree BIOS menu and the dipswitches, but to no avail. At 504MHz, the board was quite stable, hence I was a little surprised to see higher FSB speeds bring that thing to its knees.
But the strangeness didn't stop there. I noticed that once I overclocked the CPU and booted into Windows, I'd get a blank screen on restart. Nuthin'. Mind you, this wasn't a problem when I ran the mobo at standard bus speeds. No voltage tweaking or adjustments could get me around this sticking point.
All of this would be easier to stomach if I didn't have to go through two boards to get something working. Two boards? Yeah, I couldn't get my RAM into the first one I received! The DIMM slots just would not allow my RAM to fit. I'm thinking, "this is odd...never had this problem before." I mean, after fiddling with it for a bit, I had to stop and recite my SSN, walk a white line, and take a breathalyzer: what could be the problem? Had someone slipped some gin into my kool-aid?
Dusseuh, Abit kameraden: we hebben weer een nieuw argument om die Asus-lijers af te zeiken .