Originally Posted by RPIJG
no graphics stability problems...
Suggestion, though you weren't soliciting. If you can find a copy of WinXP x86 try that and see what happens. I just feel like the "quirky" nature of the XP x64 might be hassling you. Try Vista x86. Don't have to buy just download one of the many evaluation unactivated versions, I just don't think it's your card. Most all of the cards that came out in the "first wave" were all made by AMD/ATI. My card doesn't say visiontek, if it wasn't for the box, it would just look like it came from AMD/ATI directly.
Okay, I just might do that. I have a spare raptor that I could throw another OS onto. Honestly, I probably will end up replacing this with the Visiontek just for the awesome warranty. I hear you though; my card also has the stock "Radeon" sticker on the heatsink. I shouldn't have bought this so quickly. Damn my impatience! Thank you for the suggestion.
In an effort to contribute to the thread... I've built a few computers in my time, and the Rampage is by far the most stable board I've ever had. The amount of features it has is great. I've owned this board for a month and a half and I've not regretted it at any time.
The Rampage NB/SB are known for getting quite hot; replacing the crappy stock pads lowers your temps atleast 10C. I've replaced the stock thermal paste and pads on the northbridge and southbridge and I took step-by-step photos of the procedure if anyone would like some information on this.