Summary: I bought this to make a decent, budget, gaming rig.... I have this board with a q8400 cpu and 8gb of ddr3 at 1066mhz running win7 ultimate 64bit does quite well....I am actually planning to use Linux soon (Ubuntu 64bit) and I love using this thing, for an intel 775 quad core, it runs like a bat out of hell if you ask me
Classic DG43RK Desktop board, A little picky to set up, but the Best Socket 775 Board ever made.
Joseph Turner, Amazon
17 January 2014
Summary: I bought this board for $55.00 not for the price but the fact it was the most modern socket 775 board that I could find, thus giving new life too my Core 2 Quad Q9550 CPU's, 8GB DDR 3 RAM, UEFI BIOS allows easy install HDD larger than 2TB, AHCI controller allows for efficient use of SSD drives.
Summary: I was disapointed when this board started to fail because it was flexing in my case due to an X bar for the cpu cooler, but this motherboard was flawless and I bought another one this time with a push pin instead of the X bar these boards cannot stand X bars please take my word and buy a push pin cooler, yes they are very anoying but if you want to not have a bent board get a push pin
Summary: Board arrived safely and installed easily. Amazon recommended two 4GB sticks of memory which I purchased. Of course they didn't work - three beeps. After much reading I decided I'd try to update the BIOS which supposedly adds support for my memory. Normally you can just update to the latest BIOS and away you go, but it seems Intel has done a patch BIOS - you must have at least 0085 installed. Okay, I updated to 0085P just fine.
Summary: I knocked off one star for the system memory configuration. (My purchase would not boot on 1333 - I had to use a 1066 module). I completed the appropriate steps for BIOS upgrade, which was to flash the two updates after the one listed in system BIOS, and then on to the 88 or latest). <Remember to install the slower module first>.