Unfortunately I had annoyances with the way memory fits into the dimms. You have to give an extra firm push on the edge with no catch once the top catch is secured down. I had been taking memory out and seating it not fully in so many times, consequently completely removing a pin from slot A1 rendering it f*cked, and taking half the matching gold contact from one of my Dimms with it (stick still works, just hope there isn't something malfunctioning that I havent noticed. So I'm currently using 4GB in single channel, shucks. If I sent the mobo to a local computer repair guy for a pin to be added, would this void warranty at all?
Anyway after installing 64bit windows 7 and all essentials I gotta say how freaky it is to have task appear and perform almost instantly and without processing. Powerful thing this i5 is! I managed an overclock of around 3.8ghz, any higher and either bios or would freeze or windows would function but the 3rd core in the processor would not work. Voltage bumping scares me. I only understand the main voltage (stock 1.24), the other options honestly scare me out of going for 4ghz. Some help here would be gladly appreciated! As for memory and timings, bah! It's sort of annoying as the memory is the most bitchy component when it comes to modifying. I've learned how to achieve close and comfortable settings of 1480mhz, 7-7-7-21-2N @ the advertised 1.60v.
What do you guys think ey? I'm sure there was much more stuff I wanted to post and discuss but I've forgotten already from trying to focus wording this and another post. Anybody here still play classic doom (/online)?
Decided to try out the Samsung F3, 1TB. It seems to be the sane enthusiasts choice after the SSD. Can't wait to perfect partitions and include win2k to the setup! Such a nerd, I know, but I need another OS to run certain stubborn old games!
Oh, and I got the Palit sonic platinum GTX 460 (1GB)! o/
Ps. Anybody got RMA experiences to share? I have to find out the protocol for sending my motherboard back to Asus as it's missing a pin from the first DIMM slot. sux.