Stable performance but slow booting and problematic bios updates
26 June 2012
Summary: I got this card directly from Intel, the MB is pretty stable and well build, but the silly BIOS program will never be satisfied with one round of splashing screen demo, the two bootstrap only to make it a good test of our patience. Though after boot, it's very robust running windows 7, almost never give me a blue screen until lately I decide to try Intel's updated bios version, which initially moved me a lot by showing the never ending support through releasing a new...
Nice board, 6 ram slots would be nice... 4 is not nice :(
20 January 2011
Summary: while the Intel® Desktop Board DX58SO works great, it has 4 memory slots! WHY! As long as you only populate 3 of the 4 slots you will run in triple channel mode. The moment you populate the 4th slot, you will have the 4th slot share memory with the other stick's. Simply put, if you want performance ONLY put 3 memory sticks in, and do NOT fill the 4th slot.
Summary: This is a good mother board for the average user. It works VERY nice is simple and good for any one building a new computer. The audio is WAY better than most. It has HD audio and plenty of USB bays and will support a USB 3.0 card. I am using this one currently in an Antec 902 case, intel i7 930, XFX ATI Radeon 5850 and corsair 650W power unit. Together they work very well. I am impressed and would recomend this MoBo. Intel did a good job on this mobo. BUT...
Summary: So i don't have my system completely running yet, no memory, but the motherboard seems fine. No bent pins, all the accessories were included, everything seems to be in working order. It looked almost brand new to me. As for the specifics on the board i won't know until i get running but i know these boards to be decent ones although they could have designed them better