Thursday, January 24, 2008

Unstart at 80,000 feet...

Well lookie here, my first hardware review. It's gonna be a thorough one too! It's a motherboard comparison between the Gigabyte X38-DQ6 and the Asus Maximus Formula! Ready?...




<------CRAP.










<------AWESOME.







Whew, stellar review eh! Yup my brand new Gigabyte motherboard had a meltdown on me, so I've been out of the loop for a few days while it got replaced with the excellent Asus one. Turns out the Gigabyte board wouldn't run 4 gigs of ram, umm, at all! Brilliant! Well done guys.

Pebble of course is boggled by the fact that whilst Lotus strives to live on the bleeding edge of PC technology he's always shocked when he finds himself actually bleeding. ;)

4 comments:

Rule of Engagement said...

damnit man, I wish I were able to get computer parts that fast!

Lotus said...

Ironically I had to specially order the Gigabyte board, they had the Asus in stock. ;)

Haedu said...

Mike
Loved your review. I wish all were like that :-)

ok, what were they thinking at G when they limited the ram to less than 4 gigs?????

Lotus said...

Dunno man, the board says it'll run 4 gigs of 1066, but it won't, and even running them at 800mhz it just fried itself for no reason. The asus is running those same 4 sticks at 1066 without any issue. Scratches head.