What instability are you referring to?
Maybe you mean compatability issues?
The only problems I have encountered or heard of are ram issues. Mostly OCZ, because there spd timings, those issues have been fixed though. Also there has been some issues with ram voltage, but thats just user error. If you manually set the voltage, theres no issues.
There was a miscommunication between Manufacturers. I don't recall nthe details, but loosely stated, the ram in question was reporting the wrong voltage to the bios (MSI and Gigabyte boards, I believe)
Anyway, the fix was to either grab a stick of some other brand of memory, set the proper voltage in BIOS then reinsert the OCZs.
Put the OCZ ram in an intel board and flash the memory modules themselves so that they would indicate the proper voltage to the AM2 boards.
OCZ has since fixed this problem. It was really not a problem with the boards.
Ahhhh, what a pain. Glad it wasn't with the boards and is now fixed.
If anyone has one of the new AM2 boards with Nforce 5xx and have used Nforce 4 boards before, would you mind commenting with your comparison of both? Is Nforce 5xx much different / better?
Also, has anyone noticed any benchies for AM2 boards, yet? I'm pretty surprised that Toms hasn't updated theirs. I guess, since Conroe and Intel are taking over the world and AMD will be closing their doors soon, that there's no need. LOL... :twisted: