I got mine up and running Vista U64.
Flashed to 0403
CPU: E6550 @ 3.15 (450 x 7)
RAM: OCZ PC8500 with an "OC" ( term used very lightly-lol) 1081
I know that this CPU will run (and fold) @ 3.5 (500 x 7), so I have some twiddling-about to do.
I'm not a great OC'er as it is, but the BIOS for this board is really rather extensive. It will take some time for me to get it all sussed out.
Any advice or experience is greatly appreciated.
But, for now I am really rather pleased.
Oh! ...and I can't wait to try the QX6850
I have been subscribed to this thread from the beginning and I appreciate all the discussion. Perhaps I will narrow down my issues to a level where I can start to ask questions soon.
I do look forward to getting the most out of this monster over time.