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For those that have this board how you liking it and do you recommend the board big time? what are the pros and cons
    
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Pro - Pwns all.

Con - Too many options to adjust for overclocking.
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awesome board
    
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I really like it. It has a wide range of options for OCIng the memory, and I've reached an FSB of 475 so far with it.
The X38 chipset can take a lot of voltage, and the heatpipe on this board is up to the task. My temps range only about 5C from idle to load with a whopping 1.63V going through it.

THe negatives are that it overvolts the RAM according to the sensors, however the actual values are actually really close. I adjust accordingly just to be sure....can't get my multimeter in the DIMM slots good enough.
Some people say it's picky with memory, but it's really just the memory requiring too much VDIMM to POST with the SPD timings/frequencies.....however GeIL memory alleviates this with specially programmed SPD tables. My Crucial Ballistix had this problem, so I sold it....GSkill DDR2-1000, GeIL Esoterias and Evo Ones have all POSTed after a BIOS flash with no issues.
I haven't run RAID on it, so I can't really comment there.

This board was quite the pain in the arse when it first came out .....but that's all been solved by BIOS updates.
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Pros- Sexy as hell! The name is great. Can take a lot of damage. I dropped it 2 times and spilled alcohol/water on it. It undervolts my ram by 0.09.

Cons- I was an idiot and upgraded to 0907 bios. Now I am EXTREMELY unstable and I can't go back to my beloved 0802
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Pros- Sexy as hell! The name is great. Can take a lot of damage. I dropped it 2 times and spilled alcohol/water on it. It undervolts my ram by 0.09.

Cons- I was an idiot and upgraded to 0907 bios. Now I am EXTREMELY unstable and I can't go back to my beloved 0802
why cant you go back?
    
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Pros- Sexy as hell! The name is great. Can take a lot of damage. I dropped it 2 times and spilled alcohol/water on it. It undervolts my ram by 0.09.

Cons- I was an idiot and upgraded to 0907 bios. Now I am EXTREMELY unstable and I can't go back to my beloved 0802
Use ASUS update. However I run 0907 and it's great for me......

Also, be nice to your $250 mobo!
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why cant you go back?
Its not letting me. When I go to EZ flash and try to downgrade, it tells me that a newer version is already installed. I don't want to risk updating with Asus update. They will release a new BIOS when the 45nm Yorkfields get released, right?
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ya im sure there will be another update soon. so just wait. or refresh your mobo by swapping the pin on your mobo. should be a blue 2 prong pin. do on yoru own risk tho.
    
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Use ASUS update. However I run 0907 and it's great for me......

Also, be nice to your $250 mobo!
I just tried, and it gave me a notice saying" The bios you are trying to upgrade to is later than your current one, please you the DOS method" ~ Or something along those line. I cant update in DOS because it does the exact same thing!
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