This one isn’t urgent, but it’s irritating me.
My normally faithful Gigabyte P965-DS3 has demonstrated a total inability to do all of these three tasks simultaneously:
- run 4 DIMMs
- boot with more than 1 USB device plugged in
This irks me :a, since it was everybody’s favorite overclocking board in it’s day - but I guess that was a day when RAM was much more expensive, and people in general didn’t test it with 4 sticks.
For now I shall simply not plug in my scanner/pendrive until I’ve booted into windows, but in the long run I’m on the lookout for a new motherboard. I don’t care about SLI, firewire, RAID, or really anything beyond being able to do the three points above at the same time. I have 1 SATA HDD, 1 SATA DVD, and no floppy, serial, or parallel devices needing legacy sockets.
I currently have my eye on an Asus P5K-E WiFi (since it would be no bad thing to get rid of my PCI wireless card in the process) but I am open to suggestion from anyone who is managing all 3 of the above with a different board.