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.
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.
Summary: Decent board, is picky about memory installation and brand. I knew this before purchasing. Downloaded the product manual from Intel (80 pages) and searched Google for reviews and information about it. The Intel website has updated software and drivers for it even though it is a discontinued product.
Great board, once you get memory that works with it and update the BIOS
4 April 2012
Summary: Pros: Once you get past the memory issues (see other thoughts for my solution) it's a fantastic board. Boots quickly, good readings all across the board, allows me to overclock without stability problems via an unlocked multiplier (haven't tried FSB overclocking).
Summary: Very Stable Motherboard. Top Quality. A bit tricky with ths DDR3 Modules but if you get proper double sided 2gb sticks it can easily accept 8gb of RAM. My Q9550 CPU overclocks easily to 3.4GHz without Voltage Increase.
Summary: I read the very mixed reviews on this item before I ordered and was apprehensive. I was getting it to replace the motherboard in my Dell 960 and already had a processor for it. I'm very happy with it.