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4/7/08 at 8:37am
I didn't have any issues with booting to BIOS and loading the OS with 2x2GB sticks. The vast majority of cold boot issues w/4GB comes from using 4x1GB sticks.
HH, the only settings I changed prior to loading the OS were:
1. System time
2. Boot priority
I left everything else in AUTO.
After loading the OS, install all drivers (chipset and hardware), updates to the OS, and anti virus. Then give the board and CPU a go with some stress tests (Prime95).
When you're ready to start OCing, let me know. There are several settings in BIOS that need to be changed prior to increasing FSB and voltages.
|You're right on target with your plans in upgrading. Nehalem will be the first processor that justifies DDR3.|
|I can say this without hesitation....the Rampage motherboard is definitely one of the easiest and most stable boards I've ever played around with. I also wouldn't knock ATI out of your future plans. Their new cards (May-June) should allow them to solidly regain the performance crown in the GPU market.|
|Make sure you post some of the finer details of the fan controller after you get everything up and running. I am looking for one too.....|
I initially thought about going dual boot - but thought I'd give Vista a try as a standalone first.
I haven't had any issues what-so-ever with Vista. About the oldest game I've loaded so far is Doom 3. It runs without a hitch.
Which games are you thinking about installing?
3dMark 06, stock first run 11,576.
Don't know why, but windows reports the E8400 is running @ 3005Mhz, while cpu-z reports it at 2005Mhz...