Originally Posted by cssorkinman
I'm at work, what are you guys doin up at this ungodly hour???
I'm up because I just got woken up by a migrane.
Reading the forum while the pain-killers kick in because I'm going to throw in the towel on Asus boards, as they just won't cooperate with my Gigabyte 7950 board. Even when I run the card using the factory bios, this Asus M5A99FX Rev. 2.0 board refuses to run this card just modestly overclocked @1000MHz core. I keep getting crashes in Diablo 3 eyefinity. Meanwhile, my old Gigabyte 790X motherboard runs this graphics card without a hiccup using a flashed 7970 bios@1000MHz core and 1375MHz memory speed. It's a damn shame, really, as this M5A99FX really has a lot going for it. It's only $155, it has Digi+ power, it has a nice 2x16 slot layout with two slots in between for crossfire, it has a decent heatsink on the northbridge and VRMs, with a heat pipe. It lacks core unlocking capability for my Phenom II X2 550BE, but I was willing to let that go, since I'm planning to throw my FX-8350 into it (if it ever arrives - it's been nearly a full week since I ordered it from DirectCanada).
So in the end, because of my graphics card, I'm going back to Gigabyte for my motherboard. Now to figure out which 990FXA Gigabyte to get!