Originally Posted by Hammerhead
I just bought a rampage, didn't know I could get an X38 and try the bios thingy...
I had no idea it would work either until I started poking around at XtremeSystems. Those guys over there are INCREDIBLY hardcore (modding and overclocking) and I started reading into it, looking at Clunk's review of the DFI X48-T2R, seeing that the boards themselves (X38-T2R and X48-T2R) are identical, and then seeing that some people got bold and flashed their X38 boards with the X48 BIOS. Works like a charm, though I don't notice any difference at all.
My stance on the X38 vs X48 thing is this: If you're building a new computer at this point, and have plenty of money to spare, go for the X48. If you'd rather save some money (anywhere between $20-$100) then go for X38. There's really no reason (in my opinion) to go for X48 unless you really want bragging rights for having that higher number. It won't be until Intel releases ICH10 that it'll change, but that's not due for another couple of months.