Joined on 11/01/08
Pros: Good board.
Cons: See below.
Overall Review: I'd like to make a correction to my previous post regarding ram and onboard video. Onboard video from what I've gathered automatically disables when setting IGA to PEG/PCI. I'm not 100% sure on this though. Ram ratio can be set to 1:1 by using FSB Strap at 400 BUT with a 1333fsb and 1066mhz ram the board only allows 800mhz for ram. However if you have a 1066fsb chip setting FSB Strap to 400 will give you 1066mhz ram. The ram incompatability only pertains to 1333fsb chips from what I've gathered and it's what's said in the mobo manual. I would think this information is something customers would like to know before hand to avoid incompatibilities like I'm experiencing. Will 1066mhz ram work with 1333fsb on this board? Yes, but only by OCing the CPU and leaving FSB Strap at AUTO which eliminates 1:1 ratio. Right now I have mine at 3.1Ghz/1098mhz with Corsair Twin2x4096. Cs:s fps went from 264 to 306 in stress test after OC with gtx280. The only major problem I have w
Pros: It works?
Cons: Can't turn off onboard video. Cannot set ram to 1066 with q9550. Only options are 1002 and 1111. Setting to 1111 and I get a blank screen. Sata ports are in bad place. Only two can be used when using a large card like the gtx280. Lowest ram ratio is 2:3. Forget about 1:1. Not going to happen.
Overall Review: If anyone knows how I can set the ram at 1066 please let me know. I've read some people saying the NB gets hot. I wonder how ventilated their case is?.. I'm on a p180 micro @ 35C.