Joined on 06/12/08
Memory or Board????
Pros: Haven't seen any yet, I can't get past the post during boot on my new build. Stops at DET DRAM. ASUS MAximus Extreme MB, Coolermaster X2-HD3870 GPU, Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.93. Zalman Reserator Liquid cooling on CPU and NB/SB. OCZ REaper 4gb (2x2)
Cons: From the several hundred posts I've now seen regarding the Maximus and it's associated memory problems, I am assuming that the issue is the mother board/bios. Ordered replacement Mem (corsair 1gb sticks) to see if I can at least get to the BIOS to flash it to a version that will be more stable.
Pros: Love the built in NB/SB water cooling. Was very easy to install. Dual Raid ready. Has every feature imaginable except built in wireless. The POST LCD is a nice addition and the lit backplate is a lot more usefull than you can imagine! Whole board lights up like xmas tree ( a bit too much actually). The onboard reset and backplate CMOS clr are a common sense addition that is long overdue imo. 3 optional temp sensors that can be used to vary the speed of up to 3 optional fans.
Cons: Cannot get past the DET DRAM error on POST. HAve OCZ 4g(2x2) 10666. Green lights on board but blank screen. Went to OCZ site and was astounded at the number of issues with this board in regards to the DDR3 it likes. I've ordered corsair 1gb sticks and maybe that will get me far enough to flash bios.