Originally Posted by CyberDruid
Glad you are excited.
I was actually just as happy with the 'nilla P5K. I don't need the breakout or the WiFi and the OCability is apparently te same. It ran the Q up to 3.2 without any real hassle and I am thinking there is more there...possibly 3.5 stable on Aqua.
One thing that I found right away is to disable the enhanced transfer option in the Jumper Free menu...definitely screws the OC
I am steady at 1070 with DDR2 800--the memory controller is top notch.
Hey CD! Good to see ya 'round here!
I think the Vanilla P5k and the mid-range Gigabyte P35 Boards MIGHT be a sweet spot!
One thing that I can give immediately to this ASUS board ias the ability to keep my memory OC stable. I am quite sure that on the Gigabyte board I couldn't even see windows @ DDR2-1200 on these sticks. I tried it, it was no go beyond 1000. I'm in Windows right now about to run SuperPi again since the 1100 5-5-5-15 passed.
I think if your'e looking for the extra memory performance and stability when dealing with memory clocks, the Asus board is it.
Note: I went through and disabled a few options, left a few on Auto. One of those disabled is the one you said so I guess I'm doing this right! I'm learning!
Also gotta give it to Asus on the Piping. I slapped on the Enzotech coolers without any thermal grease (thanks to the lap) and only knocked off 1c off the stock cooling; quite nice.