I didn't know MSI was cheap, I normally buy ASUS products, but their A8N board, had alot of issues with SATA devices, plus I wanted the creative onboard sound chip. In hind sight, this may have been a mistake as MSI bios updates really suck.
You're probably right on this one, but is it a hardware or software issue?
Sorry, my mistake, I should have been more clear, the other Plextor died on my old computer, not the new one. As for the PS, you're probably right again, but every review I read online says its pretty good.
I'm not sure if the PCI Spread Spectrum has anything to do with my buffer problem. My understanding of it is, MB makers put this into the bios to pass FCC regulations. With it disabled, my PCI bus is locked at 100mhz, rather than floating between 99 to 101 etc. But I will turn it on tonight to see if it solves the problem. I should have been more clear.. I only have one Gig of RAM on Dual Channel.
I dunno.. 2.7Ghz for $230 (CDN) is pretty good performance/price to me. I've only got a buffer issue with my Plextor drive. Plus everyone is sueing someone these day, Intel is going to counter sue anyways.
I agree, Intel is more stable, but there are always issues when you are playing with the latest technologies. Its not like Intel has never had any problems in the past.
Yes, I don't think I'd buy another MSI MB, but still I'd like to find out what exactly the problem is. BTW, if my memory serves me correct, running at default speed with timings of 2-2-2-5, SuperPI 1M took 40s and OC with timings of 2.5-4-3-8, it took 30s seems faster to me, but your right, it doesn't matter when your surfin the web which is what I do most :iagree: