I built a machine mainly for audio production only to find that most audio guys are stearing clear of this board! I know, my bad for not looking deeper before diving in. But I have always been please with intels boards.
The problem I'm having is that my PCI expansion chassis is not working on this board as it should. I have an Avid branded conventional PCI expander with 3 UAD-1 cards (audio DSP) intalled. what is happening is that only one of the cards gets an IRQ assigned. The other 2 are seen in the windows hardware profile but are non-funtional.
Other audio guys are reporting that the PCIe slots are not working for te UAD-2 PCIe cards they own. I hate to throw away a brand new expensive mother board!!!
I'm using windows 7 ultimate RC but I doubt this is OS issue as I ran this config on my other computer with the exact same OS with no trouble.
avid is very picky, just like intel. bad couple if not certified by avid. run it with your "other computer". dont throw the intelboard away