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: Had to adjust timing and voltage setting for system ram. Installed XP sp3 it was easy and quick. No problems, freeze or any other glitches. The Catalyst drivers for the 4850 even installed and worked. All drivers from driver cd installed and worked (not using RAID drivers).
Summary: well before building your computer you must read every single detail in the motherboard information, because if you pass a detail doesn't mean this product is a bad.I personal see first "Compusa" for a full review.
Summary: Make sure you you check the compatibility guide, because this board is VERY choosy about what RAM it likes. Since I've bought 4 sticks that were on the compatibility list, things have been golden, haven't had a single issue.
Nice motherboard, no estupid bugs, works great!!!!
J. Z. Arce, Amazon
14 March 2012
Summary: I have this to my new PC. I have to say this looks good. Ease instalation. It have all we needs to connect cards and periferals. No estupids add ons like PATA or floopy connector. DDR3 1333MHz (not support for 1600 or more, be carefull).
Summary: So far no problems like the ones listed by previous reviewers. Everything works great. I love the drivers getting installed so easily with the included CD. Also when I tried to overclock the memory, after the reboot the motherboard didn't like the settings, so it rebooted itself again after that,...