Motherboards and their owners

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    • EV42TMAN
    • 8 years ago

    intel desktop boards are rock solid… i’ve had 4 gigabyte boards die on me and i’ve never touched asrock just because they look cheap. But i’ve never had an intel motherboard die on me that includes both server and desktop boards. granted the over clocking features are a little lacking on intel boards. i’ll take stability over overclocking any day because if you need more performance then just buy better parts it makes sense to me.

    • Taddeusz
    • 8 years ago

    But yet when I want a solid motherboard with good features Intel is one of the best. I don’t need overclocking I need reliability. I have a DP35DP that has been solid since day one. The same can be said for the DG43NB that replaced an MSI board that died from bad capacitors. It runs my SageTV server and is solid 24/7. I couldn’t ask for better motherboards.

    • Palek
    • 8 years ago

    Hi Fred. Wanna introduce yourself?

      • Meadows
      • 8 years ago

      He just did. A picture is worth a thousand words, and I bet at least 30 of those are his personal introduction.

    • stupido
    • 8 years ago

    I also join the group stating that Intel boards are good for making basic internet computers (for grandparents and alike) where one is not interested in bells & whistles and needs simple but reliable motherboard…
    My mother is still using my first build (915 chipset with Pentium 4 😀 ) as internet machine…

    In the mean time I had to more builds, but they were all gigabyte boards because I overclocked them…
    So my current build is still P45 based (UD3P) which is running Q9650 @ 4+ GHz 24/7 for about 3 years…

    • trackerben
    • 8 years ago

    Don’t get this… Intel’s mainstream boards are rarely the most exciting but they are reliable workhorses. Over a decade I can remember one real problem, a DG43 Core2 board refusing a particular win32 BIOS update. But the DOS-boot version worked anyway and updates since then have been fine. Intel’s Pro network drivers are the ones with issues but only if you mess around with other than default settings like manually configuring for gigabit-mode only. But other than the occasional CPU-related design fault (and the underperforming onboard gpus, if that’s counted as a design issue), this side of Intel’s product line has had few issues which is as it should be.

    Intel has always been content for its partners to market around its own-name line, that kind of thing is part and parcel of the licensing game. Someone found himself on the bad side of the defect rates curve and is letting off steam about his poor experience as he should, but we need to keep perspective on Intel’s manufacturing record.

    • rndmuser
    • 8 years ago

    Don’t see anything amusing in this… A problem with a single motherboard is not really statistically significant to automatically label all Intel’s boards in a negative way (as this “comic strip” does). I’ve been using various cheap Intel’s desktop boards for several years for various surveillance DVR systems (using different DVR cards and different software/drivers made by different manufacturers – Geovision, Avermedia, Chance-i, etc.) which work 24/7 all year long, never had any issues like these, aside from the occasional “death” of a few old boards after several years of usage from an obvious malfunction (leaking electrolytic caps). Maybe because I always used cheapest (non-overvolted, with no “heatsinks” or such nonsense on the modules) Crucial RAM for them?

    • ShadowTiger
    • 8 years ago

    I <3 my nVidia 780i

    It was the highest rated motherboard on newegg, a whopping 2/5 stars (eggs) when i bought it with 100+ ratings.

    Since then motherboard user ratings have improved on newegg… are people lowering expectations or are motherboards really improving?

      • dashbarron
      • 8 years ago

      /wave

      Mine has been good overall except it has been finickey with an upgrade to 8GB RAM which I attribute to the technology timing of when it was released. Also have a bit of trouble with some of the readings/overclocking on the FSB and fans.

      What brand did you buy?

    • SomeOtherGeek
    • 8 years ago

    Awesome! I love comix!

    For the first panel, is that what a nerd is supposed to look like? Man, I’m behind!

    • DrDillyBar
    • 8 years ago

    Ha!
    But seriously, two of the oldest motherboards I have that refuse to die happen to be Intel boards.
    Scott’s latest experience aside….

      • TechNut
      • 8 years ago

      100% agree!

      The Intel boards might not for be overclocking, but the two of them I have have out-lasted both of my ASUS and Gigabyte boards. I switched from ASUS and Gigabyte to Intel boards for my home PC’s simply because they are cheap, and have never died on me. Over the last 15 years of so, I can count many ASUS/Gigabyte and Abit board failures. Abit BP6 anyone??

      So, plain boring Intel for me on the desktop PC’s here….

        • Voldenuit
        • 8 years ago

        Meanwhile, I have never had a Gigabyte or ASUS mobo die on me in 15 years, but my father’s intel 845 board has fried at least 4 PCI Ethernet cards in its lifetime.

        All board makers will have failure cases, but intel is (and has been) behind the curve when it comes to enthusiast-friendly features (even their Skulltrail boards were not amazing, especially considering their high cost).

          • DrDillyBar
          • 8 years ago

          your second paragraph has my full support.

    • Meadows
    • 8 years ago

    Why do Gigabyte users visit gay night clubs?

      • derFunkenstein
      • 8 years ago

      And wear polos with the alligator on them still.

        • Meadows
        • 8 years ago

        That’s [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacoste<]part of what makes it gay[/url<].

    • potatochobit
    • 8 years ago

    this is dumb
    stop buying the cheapest motherboards you can find
    you should have added foxconn or ECS
    make some more comics though

    • calvindog717
    • 8 years ago

    any person wearing a lacoste shirt is [i<]obviously[/i<] a mac user

    • Blazex
    • 8 years ago

    got a good laugh out of intel board owners 🙂

    • Coran Fixx
    • 8 years ago

    I swore never to buy MSI but here I am with a pair of H61 boards bought as a combo deal.

    I want a panel of me playing russian roulette. Not wanting to kill myself but willing to play nontheless.

      • Mr Bill
      • 8 years ago

      Ditto, or playing craps and one of the side bets is blown caps.

    • FuturePastNow
    • 8 years ago

    Hey, now, my CA810E is still going strong.

    • vvas
    • 8 years ago

    I haven’t read the Damagebox story yet, but I sympathize with the sentiment. A couple of years ago a friend of mine asked me to help him spec out a new PC configuration for him (as I often do for people), and I ended up recommending an Intel board that seemed like a good “no-nonsense” alternative to the usual Taiwanese produce. Well, it turned out to be a regretful decision, as it refused to cooperate with the memory, or the graphics card, or something (I don’t remember, and it might not have been entirely clear even then). Fortunately my friend is the pragmatic type; he didn’t bother much with it, he simply returned it to the store and ordered an Asus board instead, which worked flawlessly of course. Then he never looked back, and neither did I.

      • willmore
      • 8 years ago

      Same here. I would not normally recommend an Intel board as they rarely ever offer a compelling feature to price ratio, but I did it for a friend who was in a hurry and the Intel board hit all of the checkboxes she wanted. And then the memory was incompatable. WTF?

        • NeelyCam
        • 8 years ago

        It’s not Intel’s fault if someone buys incompatible components. Check the memory support (or at least Newegg reviews) before buying your memory.

          • willmore
          • 8 years ago

          There are standards for this. If the memory doesn’t comply to the standard, then I can see if it fails and I would have recorse against the memory maker. But, this memory was just fine. Other MBs with the same chipset support it just fine. Only *intel* did not support it.

          Why would I ever expect that normal off the shelf parts wouldn’t be compatable with each other? That’s the point of having standards in the first place.

    • Krogoth
    • 8 years ago

    What’s wrong with Intel boards?

    They are reference designs with no-sense layout and features.

    IMHO, third panel should have been el-cheapo generic vendor stuff. They are garbage for the most part.

    I don’t get why second panel is Asrock. It should be some kind of vendor that offers a variety of features (ECC support, serial ports, etc.) with none of the marketing fluff or BS.

      • Damage
      • 8 years ago

      Wow, if only the post had included a link….

        • jabro
        • 8 years ago

        Hey, you live and you learn, right?

        I thought the comic was funny.

        -jb

    • Firestarter
    • 8 years ago

    I don’t get it. The Intel H67BL that I used for my girlfriend’s new computer works perfectly, no fuzz.

    edit: I should add: updating the EFI to the newest version was a breeze.

    • Forge
    • 8 years ago

    I think the Gigabyte G1 panel should be Asus ROG. Not bad.

    • Omniman
    • 8 years ago

    hahaha I got a laugh out of this but I agree with some on here that the Intel boards I have never had issues with. Sure they don’t always have the advanced features but hold up nicely!

      • Mr Bill
      • 8 years ago

      Maybe the rope is anchored to one?

    • eitje
    • 8 years ago

    I could not get my Intel Desktop Board (D510MO) to update its release-rev BIOS this weekend. I feel this comic SO HARD.

      • indeego
      • 8 years ago

      /r/firstworldproblems

        • eitje
        • 8 years ago

        let’s all go hang ourselves.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 8 years ago

    Dude, I LOVE ALF!!!

      • NeelyCam
      • 8 years ago

      I love Babylon 5

        • LauRoman
        • 8 years ago

        Me too!

    • rxc6
    • 8 years ago

    /curiosity core mode on
    What is this?
    /curiosity core mode off

      • Dposcorp
      • 8 years ago

      This timely comic is brought to you by Damage’s latest article, “The making of Damagebox 2011,” in which we find our hero discovers that while Intel can make a nice CPU, their boards are something best to be avoided.

      [url<]https://techreport.com/articles.x/21039[/url<]

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