Originally Posted by rsnt
Hey Rob, am I going to have any problems running the new C2Ds on the board right out of the box since the stock BIOS will not be the most current, hence won't have support? I just thought about that and figured I might ask.
I just got my BGA ram sinks from ncix, picked up the ICEBERQ and ICEBERQ 4 from infonec yesterday, I'm getting the board on Thursday + TT extreme spirit II + OCZ XTC ram cooler from infonec again.
The guy at infonec did mention something about the board undervolting the ram and causing issues with the same kit, so looks like i need to get me a cheap 1.8v (or was it 1.9v default voltage) DDR2 in case I run into trouble.
Man I'm excited
They are supposed to support 1333 CPU's out of the box with 0602 bios (Which is what will likely be loaded).
For ram, put one stick in the closest slot to the cpu. Upon first boot go immediately into the bios and set the ram voltage manually to what its specced at. You can then save the setting, shut it down and add the rest of your ram without issue.
Infonec has a decent selection (not always in stock but at least they can order it in fairly quick).