MSI 5900 Ultra and MSI Neo 2

i'm currently using 2.6C P4 with 512 MB DDR400 Kingston Hyper-X on dual channel, GeForceFX 5900 Ultra(MSI version), and MSI Neo 2.. People have been telling me that it is not a good combination, 5900 Ultra and Neo 2, and it would be very unstable..Even though i find my system running ok, I do find my PC underwhelming, with very low benchmark scores (less than 4000 on 3DMark2003) and occasional lag in games.. Anyway at first i tried to put an Asus P4P800 but my 5900 wont physically fit into because of the enourmous heatsink on both sides.. can anyone help?
any better motherboards or should i stick to my Neo 2?
how should i tweak my hardware?
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  1. Hmmm... strange. I have a similiar setup of the same board, and a Leadtek 5900u, intel 3.2gz but Corsair TwinX memory. I am running at 220x16, so 3.52ghz and my last 3Dmark03 score was 6972 so very respectable.

    I have read off of the MSI boards that there may be some issues with that memory.. (I think) Definitely hit and look for some help. The folks there have been great for me.
  2. I've had same problems with that board.. msi neo2, kingston hyper-x also. The scores are about 14500k on 3dmark2001.
    But.. there has been lagging in some games. Halo slayer matches get kinda rough on that comp and it shouldn't.

    p4 2.8 533fsb
    intel mobo
    1gb rdram pc 800
    radeon9800 pro
    120gb seagate s-ata
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