1. i have no clue, i don't use those i am not from the "90s" using 1394
2. lol how do you gauge that, different BIOSes have different results.
3. The master and slave config is uneeded. You don't need to do anything, but that is how it is on my MSI boards. You only need to set which you want to boot with first under advanced BIOS options.
4. that is a given.
5. some versions of easytune are VERy useful man, i use it all the time, BIOS has a lot to do with easytune as well, so update your BIOS. it looks old, but its better than PC Probe LOL
6. idk never installed it
7. you want to use intel, Don't do marvell(this goes for all X58/P55/some P67, unless its a HDD) and especially don't do jmicron. Follow the instructions in the manual, they are pretty damn good instructions.
You know what I love about GB X58 boards over my old P6X58D-Premium and Ramapge 3 Extreme?
Qpi PLL voltage
cpu pll under 1.8v
much less voltage from P6X58D
You have one hell of a board, it can push BLCK better than most R3Es.
3. I said so
4. I didnt use PC Probe either.
7. Thank you. I wonder if I can do it now, after OS install, I have to read...
I agree that it is a better mobo than my ex-asus
A new problem for search: I have a nice and steady 3.8GHz with my 920 C0 @1.3v. But only when QPI voltage is in "Auto". I have BSOD in all manual values, no matter how high or how low I try! Only "Auto" works! And i have no clue how to see the actual value of "Auto". But after all, as it works for hours in Prime95 and temp max is 72C do I have to care?