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Title has the model number wrong. And the newer BIOS versions allow "unleashing mode" which unlocks deactivated cores :DI got my Athlon II x3 405e overclocked from tri-core 2.3GHz to quad-core 2.76GHz without any additional voltage at all.
But surely its madness at this point in time to buy a motherboard without usb 3.0 and sata 600?
@james1000Only if you're an early adopter. It's not like there are hundreds of compatible devices. Usb 3.0 and sata 600 are both still in their infancy.
Review fails to mention that the board supports ECC memory, which is a great feature for people like myself that want to a build media servers that runs 24/7, and don't want it falling over randomly due to memory errors. I would have would have liked to have seen what the greater than 2TB RAID array support was like on this board, with 1TB HDDs going for chump change these days and 1.5TB drives following close behind, Support for RAID arrays greater than 2TB is increasingly important feature for onboard RAID, but it still seems to be extremely hit and miss affair.
@WyWyWyWy:A)Do you shop at OYYY a lot?B)Thanks for the feedback!@james1000:Personally I wouldn't be too fussed about SATA 3 - USB 3.0 on the other hand is definitely worth waiting for, IF you use large external storage devices. In fact we have a test of the first USB3 drive coming soon, so keep an eye out.@TAZ-NZ:Cheers about the ECC feedback, tbh it's not something we had considered but will try to keep an eye on it for future reviews.
What CPU are people using on this board? I tried a Phenom 4 and it fell over constantly...
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