No, not yet. Mine came with F4 bios which fully supports the G0 steppings and has been out since about may. Gigabyte did just release a new F6 bios a couple days ago that fixes some issue but I figured I'd wait a bit before flashing. I don't seem to be affected by any of the issues described
Touch wood - I'm really liking this board so far.
The only gripe I have is Windows doesn't support or recognize drives in ACHI mode so I had to install Windows in IDE mode, but that's a Windows issue and will be the same on any board. I don't know what would happen if you switched modes after Windows has been installed??
Don't get too excited yet!
Q6600 @ 3.0Ghz
Asus P5K Deluxe
4GB Corsair PC6400
ATI X1650 Pro
Bit-tech just did a review on a New Asus P5K3 motherboard, The P5K3 Premium, It has 2GB of DDR3 Ram that will go up to 1500MHz or so built in and Bit-tech even tells how to overclock It too. And the article is only part 1. A QX6850 and some really good cooling would be great(CoolIT Freezone), Maybe when It comes out I'd get It If I have the money then. Of course half the ram is on the back and the motherboard and/or ram has a 3yr warranty. Legion Hardware says It retails for $1,299 of course.
I'm looking at getting the following setup Which should pay a good return(near 80% reduction in My electric bill):
* Sunwize 1872W(1.872Kwph),240V IG2000 Grid Tie System($13,940) alternative energy store(CA Rebate of $2,500.00)
* Labor to install PV system($835?) Straight Lighting or Somebody similar.
* Champion RWC46 Swamp Cooler[Wall mounted in Kitchen, East wall]($600) & Remove WC35 swamp cooler, Home Depot
* 7-Dual Pane windows to replace 7 Single Pane windows($2209, Master Bathroom window smooth surface inward)Haver Glass
* Install Silver Window Film on the Dual Pane Windows($500?)Precision Window Tint
* 4-window awnings($400)Brents Mobilehome Specialties
* USRDA appraisal Fee(280)
* CA Title and use tax(7.75% or $1236 on $15,946.00 purchase price in Las Vegas NV), Penalties for late filing?
$20,000.00 Payment of $92.00 a month
The Rebate could be used for what I want and I could even build a 7th PC.
Last edited by JokerCPoC; 08-25-2007 at 02:59 AM.
Hey guys... which BOINC/SETI version is best (most optimized) for a quad running Windows XP?
...and if you have a link... Thanks!
Got mine together, now we're installing XP... (rubs hands together in anticipation...
anybody that would spend $1300 on a mainboard with ddr3 needs their head examined! LOL
Yeah It would be insane, The Regular P5K3 Deluxe and some expensive DDR3 ram would cost about $400 or so less, It's been about 17 years or so since anybody soldered ram down onto a motherboard, The price would be understandable If the motherboard had 4GB of ram to most, Hopefully Asus is reading the reaction and will make It a 4GB model for the same price, Oh and I think part of the added cost is the fact that It's a 10 layer motherboard due to the built in ram and of course the motherboard is guaranteed to run the ram by Asus at 1500MHz, Stock is 1333MHz. Would I buy It really? I don't know Vista I've heard likes 4GB, Of course I don't see Myself running that OS at all, So I haven't made up My mind on whether I'd get one If I had the money or not.
Last edited by JokerCPoC; 08-25-2007 at 01:37 PM.
Oh and Here's another website talking about this Asus P5K3 Premium Black Pearl motherboard.