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Old 11-03-2008, 01:33 PM   #1
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"Intel DX58SO (codename "Smackover") is one of the first socket 1366 motherboards for the forthcoming Core i7 processor that Intel will be launching, based on Intel X58 chipset with ICH10R south bridge..."

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Old 11-04-2008, 11:15 PM   #2
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No mentioning about the price tag...

Other sources suggest ~$300, which seems pretty steep.

Are you willing to pay $200 extra to not get this:
  • PS/2 connectors (needed for my keyboard)
  • Dual channel
  • DDR2 support (cheaper than DDR3)
  • P-ATA (currently I use three P-ATA devices)
  • Floppy support (my drive is a dear friend that's been around for 14 years now)
  • SLI support (not everybody use Crossfire)

Other than that it seems like the RAM speed support is very narrow, giving this motherboard a limited ability to support future CPUs, released one or two years from now.

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Yeah maybe it was the faulty PSU that caused damage.

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You are mistaken. It can be connected using a 24 pin ATX connector. The ATX connector can only supply up to 12A on the 12V Rail. If you have a power hungry enough graphics card, you can overload it, and you will melt the ATX connector. The Auxiliary connector just gives the board an additional source of power to help carry the load. Saying you should never use it is like saying you should never get someone to help you carry something large and heavy.
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While using the auxiliary power + the 24 pin, my PSU failed after using for about 4 days. While it was dying, there were signs of short as after pressing the power on button, it started for a second and then turned off.
Now with another PSU, it works smoothly without the auxiliary power connectors, whereas with the auxiliary power, it is showing the same signs, starts and turns off.
It could well be a fault with my board, or this.
A power hungry graphics card almost always comes with it's own power connectors like my 5850 which has two 6 pin connectors enough to fulfill it's 150 W TDP ( which may as well be never reached without OC )

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Your problem was more than likely caused by the PSU. I'm sure it would have died regardless of whether you had the Auxiliary power connector plugged in. I'd say the subsequent problems were caused by the damage to the board as a result of the PSU failing
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