So here's the new final answer. It took Asus awhile to get back to us about the changes they've made and what they could think of to help with the last remaining stability issues.
Better late than never! Thank you for posting an update here, I think alot of people appreciate this and you may have won back some customers.
We would have been much happier if Asus had seen fit to make sure all their techs in their various locations knew about this completely to better help our mutual customers. As it stands it looks like in most cases a BIOS rev will solve the issue for many people, replacing the NeoHE is the final step.
I'll just speak for myself and say that I was EXTREMELY frustrated that this problem existed for so long. The most frustrating thing was that I wasn't able to easily find official information about this problem on neither Antec's nor Asus's website.
I was very close to buying another PSU, but this piece of information may change my mind, if I see evidence that the problem has indeed gone away. However, if Antec had just made a public statement about the problem and posting information on how they progressed in fixing the problem, I would definately respect that and be patient instead of getting angry and almost ditching Antec. Being open and informing the customers usually pays off.
That being said, Asus can be blamed on the same things.
Testing with Asus shows this:
Older Asus BIOS + original Neo HE, 80% had a compatibility problem
New Asus BIOS + original Neo HE, 20% had a compatibility problem
New Asus BIOS + updated Neo HE = no compatibility problem.
Any Neo HE + other premium brand boards = no problem.
For anyone who still has Neo HE + Asus A8n-SLI motherboard issues, please contact Antec at 1-800-222-6832 and ask for a replacement unit that has the Asus fix implemented. We'll set you up to get a replacement power supply that along with Asus's latest BIOS (1009 very important!) should fix the problem.
This is great news, thanks!
I guess Antec Europe will do the same?
Also I would like to know how you can tell the new fixed Neo HE version from the earlier one? Is there a version number/revision number to look for?
We've had no reports from other motherboard manufacturers like Abit, MSI, Gigabyte etc.
Good stuff! This PSU might be a winner after all.
We're a little curious as why folks use the 430 with an SLI board (ie the P150) unless they're planning on adding the 2nd card later.
It seems that modern computers (even with SLI cards) do not need more than a 300-350W PSU, at least if you read these articles:
Of course this pertains to high quality PSUs only and not PSUs that are rated using their peak values.