The DS3 is quad-ready. Great overclocker, better than the vanilla P5B. Easy to use BIOS, not picky about RAM or timings, decent NB cooling, very stable at stock settings, good board layout except for the IDE header is located at the bottom instead of the right side, solid state capacitors, easy/stable update to BIOS through Windows so no flashing required, proven winner around these forums, and a good price to boot.
so the DS3 & the ASAU's will accept the Q6600 since it has a fsb of 1066MHz. I said it wrong but the point is "quad ready' =1066MHz = will run a quad cpu. eta, I just almost got bit by the "HD ready TV" dog a few years back. I'm leary of the "oh yeah sure, it'll run xxx when it comes out' type of statements.
Thanks for putting my mind at ease!!
I have to decide between the P5B-E & the DS3. I like the DS3's price & I don't particularly need the P5B-E's featurs.... I'm likeing the DS3 more & more.