Summary: The board was defective and according to the tech who ran diagnostics on it, it also ruined 2x2 gig sticks of brand new ram, a brand new video card, and a brand new 1tb hard drive. The board came with no paperwork and no info on who to contact for a return or support. Very unhappy with this $160.00 loss on the board. That doesnt include the $420.00 i had to spend on now destroyed ram, hard drive, video card and diagnostics.
Summary: I rated worng, sorry for at... the intel DP45SG is a great product, come in wonderfull conditions, a product "NEW" ,and good seller!!! i totally happy with my new motherboard, i have a core 2 quad processor q6600 and work perfectly with 6gb (3 modules of 2gb) and a work excellent with windows 8.1 enterprise.
Summary: This board booted once and I could never get it to boot again. I've built many computers over the years. I only bought this board because it was the last P45 board that I could find. Now I know why. Stay away from this board. I didn't bother to try and return it to the seller.
Summary: The package was advertised as being a retail box, however, came instead in a box in an antistatic bag and a bit of bubble wrap. The product had been damaged and was curved, but however is still functional. Because the product did not come in a retail box, I didn't not receive my I/O shield, making things awkward in my rear panel for trying to set up the flow of air. However, the motherboard overclock's well, so I'm happy. 3.3GHz stable on my 2.4GHz Intel Q6600.
Summary: Excellent board, but memory very picky! Tried a lot of brands but none of them worked.......got a couple of older ddr3 sticks like samsung and kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G and KVR1333D3N9/1G which worked (the kingstons are listed on intel's website as tested and working for the board.
Summary: as you may already know, this thing is a total b*tch regarding the memory you have to put on it, but once you get pass that is a great mobo and perfect for getting all the juice out of an extreme series processor. I would totally recommend to a very patient person, but if you have no time and/or patience to deal with the memory issues move on and buy from another brand since as far as I know all intel mobo are very pucky regarding Ram. UPDATE!